Pakistan to release Indian fishermen, peace activists express happiness

Mumbai-based activists who have been campaigning for peace between warring neighbours India and Pakistan have expressed happiness that Pakistan has decided to release all Indian fishermen soon. Writer-activist Jatin Desai said, ” Rehman Malik, interior minister of Pakistan, announced the decision today after he had a meeting with his President…

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Maldives government ratifies International Labour Organisation conventions on worker rights

The Maldives government has ratified eight “fundamental” International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions designed to bring legislation on employee rights and trade unions in line with international standards. According to the ILO the conventions, which were ratified by authorities on January 4 this year, outline rights in a number of areas including…

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