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India likely to employ 2.9 mn flexi staff by 2018

India likely to employ 2.9 mn flexi staff by 2018

The flexi staff workforce at present in India has increased to 2.1 million from 1.7 million in 2015. India is expected to employ 2.9 million flexi staff by 2018, thereby becoming the third largest country to employ contract employees globally, says a report. With a growth rate of 12.3 per cent over 2015-18, flexi- staffing is becoming the job creation engine where over 9 million youth would be added to the organised workforce in the next 20 years, according to a report by Indian Staffing ..., 14 minutes ago

Donald Trump wins GOP presidential nomination

Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention.Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard."I think he has touched a part of our ...
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Sonia Lather storms into final of World Boxing C'ships

IMAGE: Indian boxer Sonia Lather. Photograph: Twitter. Sonia Lather (57kg) stood just one win away from ending India's six-year-old gold medal drought at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship as she advanced to final after outpunching Kazakhstan's Aizhan Khojabekova in the last-four stage in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday. The 24-year-old Sonia, who is a 2012 Asian Championships silver-medallist, defeated Khojabekova 3-0 to set up a clash with Italian Alessia Mesiano, who got the better ...
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First bullet train to run in India by 2023, says Prabhu

Passengers will get the thrill of riding under the sea while travelling between Mumbai and Ahmedabad Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday that the first bullet train will run in India in 2023 heralding a new era in train operations in the subcontinent. "In 2023, the first bullet train will run in India. We have already discussed the phases of bullet train project," Prabhu told PTI. The bullet train is expected to cover 508 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in about two hours, running ...
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Fadnavis visits Dombivali blast site; toll rises to 5

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the chemical factory in Dombivali, Thane, where a blast took place earlier today.According to some reports, the number of dead in the incident has risen to five.Earlier, three people were reported dead and 159 injured. ...
 Rediff.com34 minutes ago Dombivali blast: 3 dead, 20 injured  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Cong demands Mody's apology over Swamy's remarks against Rajan

As RBI governor Raghuram Rajan came under repeated attack from Subramanian Swamy, Congress today demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise for the BJP MP targeting "one of the most outstanding economists in the world". "The present governor of the RBI is one of the most outstanding economists in the world. It is unfortuate that their own Rajya Sabha member has made the statement and more than that it is unforutnate that the PM has not spoken," Congress spokesman Kapil Sibal said. ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Swamy fires fresh salvo; asks PM to sack Rajan immediately  Rediff.com4 hours ago Congress demands Modi's apology over Swamy's remarks against Rajan  Rediff.com43 minutes ago

UK plans unique pension deal for Tata Steel UK

There are seven potential buyers, ranging from the Port Talbot steelworks' management to the UK steel industry investors Liberty House Seeking to overcome the biggest stumbling block in securing a deal for Tata Steel, the UK government on Thursday unveiled a unique pension compromise scheme to secure the sale of the Indian conglomerate's loss making UK assets and save thousands of jobs. UK business secretary Sajid Javid, who has just returned from a meeting with the Tata Group Board in Mumbai, ...
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Mussoorie Diary: 42C, tidy tourists and stingy loo users

IMAGE: A view of Mussoorie. Photograph: Kind Courtesy: Akash Patwal/Facebook Syed Firdaus Ashraf tries to escape the Mumbai heat in the hills of Uttarakhand and ends up discovering the after-effects of climate change and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. On May 20, as I stepped out of Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport, I was taken aback by the gusts of hot wind. Me, a Mumbaikar, had come to the hills of Uttarakhand to escape the heat. A fellow Mumbaikar who stepped out of the plane told me in Marathi, ...
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'Kohli ahead of Messi and Bolt as most marketable player'

IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates his century against Australia in the 3rd ODI in Melbourne on January 17, 2016.Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images. India's Test captain and numero uno batsman Virat Kohli has been named as 'Third Most Marketable Sportsperson' in the world ahead of football superstar Lionel Messi, world No 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic in a latest survey published by magazine 'SportsPro'. Kohli is ranked behind NBA's 'Most Valuable Player' Stephen Curry and Juventus' French ...
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French Open PIX: Nadal downs Bagnis; Bacsinszky stops Bouchard to reach 3rd round

Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century IMAGE: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates victory during the men's singles second round match against Facundo Bagnis of Argentina. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images. Rafael Nadal chalked up a double century of Grand Slam match wins by putting Argentine challenger Facundo Bagnis firmly in his place with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 demolition job in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Playing in only his sixth Grand Slam match, Bagnis ...
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