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  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi asks to end slavery, calls for Anti-Child Labour Act 3 days ago

    Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. ...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi calls for Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery 5 days ago

    London: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN ahead of the Nobel Prize ceremony in London, Satyarthi said, "Enforce the Anti-Child Labour Act in India and have all forms of child...
  • Need to stand up and act to end child slavery: Kailash Satyarthi 1 week ago

    (By KailashSatyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation) As you read this article, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused, and sometimes raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, on fishing boats,...
  • The power is in your hands November 17, 2014

    (By Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age, and Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation) Every single day we perform two simple acts: we eat and we get dressed. But while people are becoming increasingly careful about the food they buy, when it comes to fashion, the origin of the...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Eliminating child labour: Delhi government accepts NGO's suggestions November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable". In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice...
  • Karnataka Labour Department asks US IT firm to pay Rs 12.5 lakh to techie for sacking her November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Labour Department has ordered a US-based IT firm to compensate a woman employee on grounds of 'illegally' terminating her services without providing valid reasons and for allegedly causing harassment. The techie had approached the Labour department on Karnataka Women's Commission's direction, and after hearing the case, the department...
  • Madhya Pradesh to have country's first school for children of labourers November 3, 2014

    Bhopal: The foundation stone of the country's first 'Shramodaya School' for the children of labourers was laid by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The school at Mugalia Chaap village near the state capital will be developed on the lines of the Navodaya Vidyalaya. The medium of instruction in...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the missing children November 2, 2014

    According to the NCRB 60,000 children go missing every year despite the fact that big states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar, along with Punjab and Jharkhand, did not provide the data for missing children. ...
  • Education key to ending child labour: Kailash Satyarthi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international community, the governments,...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby on the floor of a government health centre October 18, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth to a child on the floor of a primary health centre after the staff allegedly refused to admit her without a bribe in Shamli district. The incident occurred when the woman, Zubeda, was taken to a government primary health centre in Kandhla town after she...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 16, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Another Northeast student beaten in Gurgaon, second attack in two days October 16, 2014

    Even as the police ruled out a racist attack angle in the attack on two Northeast Indians in Gurgaon, one of the victims had alleged that the people who attacked them said that all Northeast Indians must leave the city. "They told us that all that people from Northeast India...
  • PM Modi unveils 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to create an environment conducive to industrial development while also ensuring transparency in the labour sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 'Shramev Jayate Yojana' to revamp labour reforms and ease the 'Make in India' call. Modi inaugurated the 'Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram' organised by the...
  • Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi's movement against child abuse, trafficking October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against child labour in India. CNN-IBN joined Satyarthi's cause and the investigation revealed how thousands of minor girls are trafficked to big cities and sold as bonded labour by illegal placement agencies. "I will not go back...
  • Watch: Kailash Satyarthi's fight against child labour October 11, 2014

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan has been fighting child trafficking and child labour in India since the 1980s. Satyarthi and his team raided five factories in Delhi in 2013. ...
  • 2.66 lakh people unemployed in Delhi: Survey October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 57.06 lakh persons are employed in the national capital while 2.66 lakh were unemployed, a survey has revealed. Out of the total employed persons, about 56.24 lakh persons were employed in the urban area and 0.82 lakh in rural area. The number of male were...
  • Government adopting multi-pronged strategy for unorganised sector: Narendra Singh Tomar September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that it is adopting a "multi-pronged" strategy to develop a mechanism to identify people in the unorganised sector and taking measures to augment their living standards. Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that his ministry is also making "all out efforts" to increase...
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor September 14, 2014

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24yearold American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...
  • Delhi: Court raps DTC for penalising conductors September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A city court has struck down Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)'s order of imposing fine on its conductors in an event of ticketless travellers being found in its buses. The court also noted that the DTC's decision to "discipline its conductors" was taken in a meeting which lacked quorum and...
  • States should utilise labour cess for workers' welfare, says Narendra Singh Tomar September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concerns over unspent Rs 12,000 crore collected as labour cess from developers, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday asked state governments to utilise this fund for labour welfare. In a bid to expedite the utilisation of this huge corpus, he said the Centre will issue guidelines recommending...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions September 12, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • FIR filed against Bangalore couple for assaulting minor domestic help August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: An FIR was filed on Sunday against the Bangalore couple that was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting their 13yearold domestic help. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), chairperson Umesh Aradhya said, "We have filed an FIR against the couple." Aradhya also said that they are trying...
  • Government to soon notify minimum Rs 1,000 monthly pension under EPS August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will soon issue a notification to implement the Budget proposal of increasing the minimum monthly pension under the EPS95 scheme to Rs 1,000, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. "My ministry has cleared the proposal and a notification will be issued soon," he said, responding to issues raised...
  • Labour Ministry appoints Tata Sons as knowledge partner August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Sons, the promoter of the major operating companies of the Tata group, on Friday said it has been appointed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment as knowledge partner for work in employability and entrepreneurship. The partnership was formalised in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
  • Two controversial bills to amend labour laws introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid objections by opposition, two controversial bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday to amend labour laws that seek to relax night shifts by women, increase the limit of overtime for workers and apprenticeship training for nonengineering graduates. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill...