LABOUR DAY

  • Himachal govt announces slew of measures for labourers May 1, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced to construct four hostels for labourers and increased their medical reimbursement allowance from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per year. "The hostels would be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore," Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced at May Day rally at Tahliwal...
  • Labour Day 2013: Google marks May Day with a doodle May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating the Labour Day this year, Google has posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features the Google logo in the shape of a building with several workers on their job. The doodle features an IT professional on her computer, a gardener watering a tree, a painter...
  • Labour Day 2013: Google builds a doodle for May Day May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Google is saluting the workers of the world with a building doodle on the occasion of Labour Day 2013. The doodle features the Google logo in the shape of a building with several workers on their job. The doodle features an IT professional on her computer, a gardener watering...
  • Pune: May Day suicide at Poona College sparks outrage May 3, 2012

    Pune: A 42yearold clerk at the Poona College allegedly ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance in the college office room as he could no longer bear the harassment at his workplace. The clerk committed suicide on May 1, which is celebrated as Labour Day across the world. The...
  • No Labour Day Google doodle for India May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: We often come across almost all major Google Doodles on the Google India homepage, but, this time, Google has disappointed its Indian followers. Google often marks special occasions with its innovative and interactive doodles, but today on May 1, when India is celebrating the economic and social achievements...
  • Comment: On May Day, trade unions at crossroads May 1, 2012

    Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal and globalised scenario. "Trade unions everywhere are losing their revolutionary character and are seen degenerating into litigation committees, striking deals...
  • May Day: A celebration of global labour movements May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: International Labour Day (also known as May Day or International Workers' Day) celebrates the various labour and leftwing movements across the world. It is mostly observed by holding street marches and demonstrations by working class people and their labour unions. May 1 is a national holiday in more...
  • Google doodle marks Labour Day 2012 May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: With a view to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers, Google has posted a Labour Daythemed doodle on its Russia homepage (www.google.ru) and Philippines homepage (www.google.ph). So, if you open any of them, you will be greeted with the Labour Day doodle in place of Google's...
  • 'Lowcost flats will be made available for labourers' May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Describing labourers as "catalyst of growth", Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday promised better facilities including lowcost flats for them in the city. "The government intends to make available houses for the labourers so that their housing needs can be addressed," Dikshit said at a function organised...
  • Obama: They talk about me like a dog September 7, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has caused quite a flutter by accusing his Republican opponents of talking about him "like a dog" at a rally to launch his embattled Democratic party's election campaign. "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time and they're...
  • May Day Spl: Are Indians employable in new economy? May 2, 2008

    Jobs are shrinking in government and organised industry. The only new jobs are expected to come from the service sector and knowledge of the English language is becoming a must; yet graduates pouring out of colleges are described as unemployable. On Labour Day, the question that CNNIBNs show Face the Nation...
  • CNNIBN Special: The 70 mm myth May 2, 2007

    New Delhi: On Labour Day, here is a tribute to the faceless Bollywood extras in CNNIBN's special, The 70 mm myth. ...
  • Labourers stand behind mill's success May 1, 2007

    Navsari: The 100year old Navsari Cotton and Silk Mill had met the same fate as many other textile mills between the 1970s and the 1990s. The Mumbaibased owner had finally closed it down in 1994. But now it's back in business and making a reasonable profit out of its Rs...