Japan’s major firms, in blow to Abenomics, offer smaller 2016 pay hikes

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, Mar 16 : Japanese blue-chip firms on Wednesday announced wage hikes far below last year’s increases, a blow to “Abenomics” stimulus policy at a time fears of a deepening global slowdown and jittery markets are denting business sentiment. Bellwether Toyota Motor Corp and some other leading manufacturers agreed to raise base […]

Power of one million elected women influencing communities: Maneka

By Arul Lewis United Nations, March 16 : As India challenges centuries-old biases, the power of one million elected women is influencing communities across India through the local self-government bodies, according to Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. “During the last seven decades, we have achieved significant success in the political sphere by taking the […]