Move to rope in women councillors in e-gov

With a view to empowering women councillors of local urban bodies and Nagar Panchayats in Bhagalpur district by way of e-governance, the urban development and housing department (UDHD) is working on an ambitious plan to impart training to them. The department is also planning to utilise information and communication technique for their capacity building. Read…

Handset Makers Seek Tax Breaks in Budget

Mobile handset makers like Micromax and Karbonn have sought tax holidays and subsidies in the upcoming Budget to promote local manufacturing, a move they expect will create lakhs of jobs. One of the fastest growing mobile phone market globally, India lags behind China as most handset makers, including Indian players, get their devices manufactured in…

Digital India Initiative: Web-Portal Launched for Delivering E-Certificates to Ncvt Courses, Iti Pass-Outs

The Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, has launched a web-portal www.ncvtmis.gov.in which will deliver e-certificates to the pass-outs from various NCVT courses including ITI pass-outs. The first semester examination for 9.65 lakh students enrolled in August 14-session commenced on 20th February, 2015. The details of these candidates matching with…

100,000 North Koreans reportedly working abroad as slaves to fund Kim Jong-un’s luxurious lifestyle

Human rights activists say that nearly 100,000 North Koreans are being forced to work abroad as slaves abroad to fund Kim-Jong-un and his administration’s luxurious lifestyle. According to Daily Express, Ahn Myeong-chul, the head of NK Watch, a Seoul-based rights group, told the New York Times the country’s regime was “exploiting their labour and salaries…