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The highest paid CEOs of Australia

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) CEO Pay in ASX 200 Companies August report was released last month and has some interesting revelations. The average realised pay for ASX100 Chief Executives $5.7 million. This includes bonus and shares. The ACSI annually examines reported and realised pay for CEOs in the ASX200. Reported pay is the amount companies must declare in compa...


Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health
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Activists press for workers’ occupational safety and health

Globally, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)-related deaths totals to 2.7 million workers every year, according to the latest data with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Similarly, some 317 million workers suffer from work-related injuries annually. Such accidents, deaths and injuries at the workplace are roughly estimated to be around 4 per cent of the total GDP of the world. The...


Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst
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Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst

It was about midnight, as Hurricane Maria was battering the Caribbean nation of Dominica, that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took to Facebook. Roofs everywhere, he wrote, were being torn off by the powerful storms winds. He himself had to be rescued from his official residence. We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds, he said, describing the damage as mind-boggling. ...


7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, 240 and more feared dead
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7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes MeXico, 240 and more feared dead

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 240 people, including 22 pupils from one school in central MeXico, according to officials. The tremor on Tuesday struck 8km southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla, about 120km from the capital, MeXico City, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Scores of buildings collapsed into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged i...


NOC Chief Khadka sacked over embezzled funds

A cabinet meeting on Monday held to decide the fate of controversial Nepal Oil Corporation Managing Director Gopal Bahadur Khadka decided to sack him for his actions. Minister for Information Mohan Bahadur Basnet said the decision to relieve Khadka from his post was taken following recommendation by various parliamentary committees. Khadka-led NOC has been accused of misappropriating around...


Province 2 voting begins

Voting for the third phase of local elections in eight districts of province 2 has begun from 7 am Monday. People in the province are voting to pick their representatives in 136 local units of the eight districts. Large number of people have queued at their voting stations to cast their votes. The EC expects good participation of voters in the third phase of local level elections, with the agit...


Australia's first minister for the prevention of family violence, Northcote Labor MP Fiona Richardson, has died after a battle with cancer.

Premier Daniel Andrews paid tribute on Wednesday night to a tireless campaigner who stood up for the safety of women and children; who knew no fear and tolerated no prejudice. She was a person of conviction, of character, of extraordinary composure, Mr Andrews said. Those qualities combined with an intellect and instinct thats among the sharpest Ive known made her someone who can never be re...


New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal
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New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that the countrys economic growth will be between 5.2 to 6.2 percent in 2017. The ADB shared this information organizing a news conference here today. It estimated that the GDP increase in terms of basic price in the Fiscal Year 2017/18 will be that much. The Bank also forecast that the inflation will remain be between 6.0 to 6.5 percent, less than th...


PM Dahal reaches Lhasa, will return Wednesday
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PM Dahal reaches Lhasa, will return Wednesday

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who is on an official visit to China, observed the ancient Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China, today. The PM Dahal-led delegation was welcomed at Lhasa airport by employees of Consulate General of Nepal in Tibet including Consul General Gobinda Bahadur Karki. On the occasion, Dahal, who reach...


Newborn stolen from hospital bed rescued safely
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Newborn stolen from hospital bed rescued safely

The police in Parsa have made public a woman arrested on the charge of stealing a newborn from a hospital bed. She is Lalasa Devi Saha of Belawa-9 and was made public Sunday- three days after the incident- through a press meet. She had allegedly stolen the baby boy from the Gynaecological Wards bed number 65 of Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital, Birgunj. Asadevi Paswan, spouse of Mukesh Paswan of C...


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