Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to India which reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

India: Citizenship Act Amendment Bill

The Citizenship Act Amendment Bill that could be introduced in parliament this week is designed to provide citizenship to those suffering persecution in neighbouring states and offer an amnesty to anyone living illegally in the country for six years …

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India: Personal Data Protection Bill

A recently leaked copy of the “Personal Data Protection Bill 2019” reveals that it is loosely modelled on the EU’s GDPR …

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India: No government jobs in Assam for people with more than two children

The Assam state government has issued an executive order that will deny anyone with more than two children from being hired for a government job with effect from January 1st 2021 …

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India: Telangana bus strike

The government of the southern state of Telangana has refused to follow the recommendations of the state’s High Court concerning the resolution of a dispute involving 48,000 public transport employees …

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India: New e-visa rules for Chinese travellers coming to India

Chinese nationals who visit India very frequently may now apply for a multiple entry e-Tourist visa (e-TV) with a 5-year validity …

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India: Government to decriminalise 2/3rds of offences under Companies Act

A special government committee under the Chairmanship of Corporate Affairs Secretary, Injeti Srinivas, is drawing up proposals to decriminalise over two-thirds of offences for company law offenses …

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India: Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2019

The Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code 2019 introduced into the Lok Sabha (lower national house of parliament) in July is gradually working its way through the legislature …

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India: Incentives for companies to boost SC/ST hiring?

The Indian Labour Ministry is currently debating whether to give employers incentives to employ members of Scheduled Cast (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) communities …

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India: Remove ‘conciliation’ from sex harassment law: NCW

The National Commission for Women has recommended a number of reforms to the Sexual Harassment  of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 …

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India: Government approves 78-day wages as productivity bonus to railway employees

A job with Indian Railways has long been prized by workers in India …

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India: Maharashtra government doubles minimum wages for workers

The State government in Maharashtra has recently doubled minimum wages of factory workers …

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India: Consumer prices continue to climb

Consumer prices continue to climb at a moderate rate …

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India: Code on occupational safety in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha/Lower House of parliament is currently debating the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2019 …

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India: Indian law firms agree to open doors for foreign peers

Under the Advocates Act, foreign law firms have to date been unable to establish operations in India – except in special economic zones …

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India: Finance ministry seeks state fund payout cut amid fears about lending crunch

Currently, contributions made to the national social security and pension funds are subject to an annual return of 8 …

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