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47.5 lakh domestic workers set to get legal status and minimum wages

The labour and employment ministry is set to give legal status to domestic workers in the country by formulating a national policy that will ensure minimum wages and equal remuneration for around 47.5 lakh domestic workers in India including 30 lakh women. “The aim is to explicitly and effectively

SC stays panel order bringing free medical care under consumer law

The Supreme Court has stayed the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission’s (NCDRC’s) order bringing the free medical services provided by government hospitals within the ambit of Consumer Protection Act. The apex consumer forum’s order had made doctors and the hospitals liable to pay compensation for medical

McDonald’s Moves High Court Against NCLT Show-Cause Notice

McDonald’s India today moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of the National Company Law Tribunal’s show-cause notice to the fast food major and its parent company on a contempt plea filed by their estranged Indian partner Vikram Bakshi. McDonald’s has also challenged a

Switzerland voters to decide on burqa ban

The Swiss government said Friday that voters will decide whether to ban the burqa and other full-face coverings after a successful petition by far-right groups, who cited the “dignity of women.” Activists, including the Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) , collected more than the 100,000 signatures required to

Chelsea bomber Ahmed Rahimi convicted in USA federal court

A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted  Chelsea bomber Ahmed Khan Rahimi on Monday on indictments related to bombings and attempted bombings in New York City last September. The jury found Rahimi guilty of eight counts including, among

USA Supreme Court denies review in 2000 USS Cole attack case

The US Supreme Court  on Monday denied certiorari  in a case involving the 2000 Cole attack, leaving intact the decision  of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  that the military trial of Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri may proceed. Al-Nashiri made his first court appearance  in November