May Day

  • Riot police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul May 2, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber pellets on Thursday to stop May Day protesters, some armed with fire bombs, from defying Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and reaching Istanbul's central Taksim square. Citing security fears, authorities shut parts of the city's public transport system, erected steel barricades and...
  • 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...
  • UK woman changes her name to include 14 Bond girls October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: British barmaid EmmaLouise Hodges has legally changed her name to 'Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O'Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny' to include the names of 14 different Bond girls, according to media reports. Formerly...
  • 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...
  • May Day: Asia's workers demand pay hikes May 1, 2012

    Manila: May Day moved beyond its roots as an international workers' holiday to a day of international protest Tuesday, with rallies throughout Asia demanding wage increases and marches planned across Europe over governmentimposed austerity measures. Europeans will take to the streets to protest against the measures that are being blamed for...
  • 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...
  • New Delhi: Make way for the May Day cafe May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The CPM, which had played a crucial role in setting up the Indian Coffee Houses across the country, is now turning a new leaf by coming up with a cool cafe in the capital the May Day Cafe. Touted as the 'country's first left wing cafe', the cafe...
  • SL President attacks UN report on May day May 1, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said that his government wouldn't let any force to undermine the victory achieved by his armed forces in the war against LTTE. Rajapaksa did not name the UN directly but said that he was encouraged by the message sent to the international community...
  • Indian economy growing, but lack of skills a big problem May 2, 2008

    New Delhi: India has a total work force 40 crore with 3 crore workers in the organised sector and 37 crore in the unorganised sector. Such a massive human resource is an asset which has more often than not, been sidelined in India especially the unorganised sector. Despite over 150 labour laws...
  • Creative exploitation rampant in B'wood June 20, 2007

    On Labour Day, we take a look at the creative exploitation in Bollywood. Despite new stories, better producers, new markets and better distribution, film writers are still struggling to get their due. ...
  • Mix of clashes, rallies on May Day June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: May Day march across the world brought a mix of both clashes and peaceful rallies. Several hundred Palestinian workers undertook a march alongside Israel's separation barrier towards Qalandia checkpoint, near Ramallah, where they clashed with Israeli soldiers. Labour union workers also gathered in the main streets of Seoul...