Labourers

  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna Yesterday

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • Those aware of child labour law continue to hire children: CRY 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost half of the total 300 employers, who hire children in the age group of 5 to 14 years, are aware of the child labour law but still continue to employ children, according to a recent survey by CRY. Painting a grim reality of child labour, the survey further...
  • Odisha: Bonded labourers exploited, brutally amputated by contractor July 15, 2014

    Sambalpur: Two migrant bonded labourers' hands were chopped off in the Kalahandi district of Odisha, because the duo had refused to work. Dialu Nial, 19 and Nilambar Majhi, 35 were brutally amputated last October when their labour contractor, Parame and five of his associates after keeping them captive for a week...
  • SC pulls up Odisha government for the condition of bonded labourers July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over an incident in which arms of two migrant labourers were chopped off by contractors in January 2014. The court has ordered the Odisha government to file an affidavit outlining what efforts the state government is taking to prevent such incidents. Expressing concern...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New York-based watchdog...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs June 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs. Successive governments have agreed labour reform is critical to absorb 200 million Indians reaching working age...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • Gaining teacher training, 35 women plan to uplift their communities June 24, 2014

    How do you help your backward community living in remote, virtually inaccessible villages to progress if most of them are uneducated? Simple, finish your own studies, train as teachers and then use your knowledge to spread the cause in your home - as these nearly three dozen women are doing. The...
  • Two road construction labourers electrocuted, five others injured June 23, 2014

    Two labourers, including a minor, were electrocuted to death and five others critically injured while working at a road construction site in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, police said on Monday. The mishap took place on Sunday evening in the Pachpedi village panchayat in Masturi region where the construction of cement concrete road...
  • Iraq crisis: Rajasthan labourer stranded, no contact since 5 days June 20, 2014

    A man from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan is stranded in war-torn Iraq and has not contacted his family for the last five days, his family claimed. Umesh Kumar, who works as a labourer in Iraq since December 2013, last contacted his family five days ago and told them that his residence...
  • West Bengal: Jute mill CEO beaten to death by workers, 6 arrested June 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Six people have been arrested for the murder of a CEO of a jute mill in West Bengal. The CEO was allegedly beaten to death by mill workers over a labour dispute in Hooghly. Angry workers had pelted stones and beaten the CEO with iron rods. West Bengal Chief...
  • Jharkhand government determined to free state from child labour in five years June 13, 2014

    Jharkhand government said the state would be free from child labour within five years and all government employees would be instructed not to engage child labour. Jharkhand Rural Development, Labour, Employment, Training and Panchayati Raj Minister KN Tripathi said announced this at the meeting organised by the State Commission for Protection...
  • 34 Bihar children rescued from a bangle factory in Jaipur; 3 arrested June 11, 2014

    As many as 34 children, engaged in making bangles, were rescued by the city police in Jaipur on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted searches in some houses in Bhatta Basti area and rescued the children who were aged between 10 and 15, a police officer said. All the...
  • Surat: Pillar of an under construction flyover collapses, 2 dead June 10, 2014

    Surat: Two people have died after the pillar of an under construction flyover as collapsed in Parle in Surat. Five labourers have been injured in the mishap. Rescue operations are on as some people are still trapped under the rubble. Further details are awaited. ...
  • 2,000 contractual labourers court arrest, demand 'equal work for equal pay' June 7, 2014

    Over 2,000 contractual labourers of aluminium manufacturer Vedanta Balco courted arrest on Friday to press their demands including Employees' Provident Fund and equal work for equal pay in Chhattisgarh's Korba district. A large number of Vedanta Balco labourers gathered at Ambedkar Stadium to court mass arrest, after which more than 2,000...
  • Two labourers killed as earth caves in June 4, 2014

    Two persons were killed when a big chunk of earth caved in while they were working in a crusher at Malpahadi in Pakur district, police said on Wednesday. Two labourers died when a big chunk of earth caved in while they were working at a mining site on Tuesday, sub-divisional police...
  • UP government orders suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district June 2, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday night ordered the suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district on the charges of dereliction of duty. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended Labour Enforcement Officer, Badaun, R P Yadav, with immediate effect and a departmental enquiry has been initiated against him, a statement...
  • Girl's brilliance with spade and pen alike May 31, 2014

    Lauding Julia Minz for cracking into top 10 in the Class XII examination notwithstanding supplementing her family's income through manual labour, Jharkhand HRD Minister Geetashree Oraon on Saturday assured her all support for higher studies. "It's a big achievement. Incredible! Other girls will definitely take inspiration from her feat," Oraon said. Minz,...
  • Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies of 4 labourers May 29, 2014

    Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment on Thursday at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive and...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 30-40 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 2-3 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 20-30 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 2-3 fire tenders rushed...
  • Three labourers buried alive, 4 injured as mud heap caves in May 21, 2014

    Three labourers were buried alive and four others injured when a mound of soil caved in on them at Bhendi village in Chhattisgarh's Balod district on Tuesday, police said. The deceased included a woman and a couple who were employed under the MNREGA among other villagers, for some development work in the...
  • UK Labour Party willing to work with Modi if he becomes PM May 14, 2014

    With exit polls pointing to BJP's victory in general elections, Britain's opposition Labour party that was in power when a diplomatic boycott was imposed on Narendra Modi post 2002 Gujarat riots, has expressed willingness to work with him if he comes to power. "The big expectation from India will be for...
  • Lightning strike kills three, injures several in Purnea district May 2, 2014

    Three persons died and several others injured in lightening during a storm that swept Purnea district in northeast Bihar on Friday, officials said. In one incident that took place at Ranikol Bahiyar village under Mufassil police station in the district where thunderbolt fell on labourers working in an agricultural field, they...
  • 3 killed, 6 injured in a road mishap on Agra-Jaipur highway May 1, 2014

    Three persons were killed and six others injured in an accident involving a hay-laden tractor trolley, a roadways bus and a truck on Agra-Jaipur highway near Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, police said on Thursday. The accident took place on Wednesday night when a tractor trolley carrying hay was hit by a...