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Industrial units with less than 300 workers in Gujarat won’t need govt nod to lay off staff

The Gujarat government has brought in an ordinance which now allows industrial establishments with 300 or less workers to lay them off without prior permission from the state government. The move is aimed at making labour laws more flexible. The ordinance was used to amend the Industrial Disputes Act 1947. Meanwhile, the Gujarat government has...

Amid lockdown, man distributes free alcohol to the ‘needy’

As the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic continues, the short supply of alcohol has left many people wanting a drink. Amid this pandemic, a Hyderabad resident on Sunday distributed alcohol pegs among the people in the state’s old city. According to a news agency, the person, who identified himself as Kumar, said: “Yesterday, while...