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Google fired 48 employees for sexual harassment: CEO

CALIFORNIA” Google Inc Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said on Thursday the company had fired 48 employees for sexual harassment over the past two years. Pichai sent an email to Google employees in response to a New York Times story that was published earlier in the day. The report said the search engine giant protected three senior executives from allegations of sexual misconduct by offering them payouts. The email, a copy of which was seen by wire services, said of the 48 that were fired, 13 were senior managers or…

Protest of Utility Stores Corporation workers ends after successful talks

ISLAMABAD: The protesting employees of Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USCP) have announced to call off their sit-in in Islamabad after holding successful negotiations with the government. "Utility stores won't be privatized, yearly adhoc relief will be given to the employees of the corporation along with salary of month of November," said President, CBA Union, Arif Shah. Mr Shah further said that the PTI government has given green signal to enhance bailout package for Utility Stores Corporation from Rs.…

Utility stores employees continue protest despite assurances from PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Employees of the Utility Stores Corporation refused to end their protest on Monday despite assurances from Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on political affairs Naeem-ul-Haq that their demands would be fulfilled  Hundred of employees of the Utility Stores Corporation from across the country were protesting against the likely closure of the stores and demanded permanent contracts. The employees marched from the corporation’s head office in Blue Area to D-Chowk but were stopped by police from proceeding…

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

BANGKOK: Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee. He’s a dog. The brown-haired husky accompanies his owner, Thimpaporn Phopipat, to work everyday at digital advertising agency YDM in the Thai capital. “Since I already love dogs, it really made me want to work here,” said Thimaporn, 29, a digital public relations manager who also takes along her chihuahua, Muu Pan. The bring-your-dog-to-work trend is gaining momentum in Thailand,…

Former, current K-Electric employees running their own ‘R-Electric’, police told

KARACHI: The ongoing police investigation into high-tension wire incident that amputated both arms of a kid took a new turn on Tuesday when it was revealed that some former employees of K-Electric are running their own company named ‘R-Electric’ in the outskirts of the city. Our correspondent Nazir Shah reported that Super Highway police arrested three more suspects today on identification of seven people previously detained in connection to the incident. The three arrested men belong to the ‘R-Electric’ which operate in…

US accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn

WASHINGTON: The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the US counter-intelligence chief, told Reuters in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft Corp., about China’s “super aggressive” efforts on the site. He said the Chinese campaign…

No employee of PM House will lose job: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Amid looming reports of downsizing following austerity measures announced by the new PTI government, Finance Minister Asad Umar says that no employees of the PIA, Pakistan Steel Mills and the Prime Minister House will be laid off. Speaking to the media, he said that as many as 500 employees used to work at the Prime Minister House, will now work ‘for the people of Pakistan.’ Asad Umar said the newly elected government will create employment opportunities for youth as part of its election manifesto. He…

Two former Nadra high-ups booked for ‘stealing’ sensitive data

ISLAMABAD: Two former employees of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have been identified and subsequently booked for stealing sensitive records and data. The authority has nominated a former deputy chairman and a deputy director in the First Information Reports (FIRs). The complaint was lodged by Nadra HQ Chief of Staff, retired Col Tahir Maqsood Khan The former employees were booked after incidents of thefts from Nadra Headquarters were reported to the Secretariat police in Islamabad. The FIR…

Google employees organize to fight cyber bullying at work

SAN FRANCISCO: About 100 Google US employees concerned about cyber bullying inside the company have organized into a group proposing new policies for conduct at the unit of Alphabet, five people involved in the effort said in recent interviews. Three current employees and two others helping to organize the group said it formed last fall. They said that among its proposals, which have not previously been reported in detail, are that Google should tighten rules of conduct for internal forums and hire staff to enforce them.…