Migrant Labourers

  • 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...
  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports on two Odisha labourers whose hands were chopped off by a contractor from Andhra Pradesh in December last year. The top court issued notices to the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments over the incident. The hands of the two...
  • Separated from her family at Katni railway station, 14-year-old girl returns home September 23, 2013

    Separated from her parents during a train journey nearly three months ago, a 14-year-old girl of Odisha's Nuapada district, who had to work as a maid in Gujarat before being rescued by an NGO, returned home, police said on Monday. The girl, Sunita of Fokatpada village, was brought by a team...
  • TN: 10 crushed to death in stadium wall collapse August 7, 2012

    Kunnam: Ten migrant labourers working at the construction site of an engineering college near Sunguvarchatram in Kancheepuram district died after wall and ceiling of an under-construction stadium collapsed. Police said 17 migrant labourers from Odisha were involved in the construction of a basketball stadium for the past two weeks at...
  • Workers protest Ludhiana cops' inaction, run riot December 4, 2009

    Ludhiana: Migrant labourers protesting against the failure of police to register cases of robbery on Thursday blocked the National Highway in Ludhiana for hours and set several vehicles on fire. The labourers held a protest demonstration and blocked the Delhi-Ludhiana-Jalandhar National highway setting two cars and two tempos on fire on...
  • Nature's fury propels Bihar's workers to other states September 2, 2008

    Chandigarh: River Kosi's water levels are receding across BIhar by one to two feet. But for the thousands who have been left homeless by the river's onslaught, life is still a struggle. After leaving their jobs and returning home, Bihar's labourers are making their way back to other states, such...
  • Migrant labours in Assam living under shadow of fear August 12, 2007

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is a worried man as ULFA is on a killing spree, and Bihari migrant labours have just resigned to their fate. Fourteen-year-old boy's face tells a tale of horror. He is the only survivor of a combined attack by the ULFA and the Karbi...
  • Haryana schools migrant labourers kids June 20, 2007

    Jhajjar (Haryana): Six-year-old Meenuke Ibrahim, who is attending classes in Haryana's Jhajjar district since last December 1500 kilometres away from her West Bengal home, seems to have mastered the lesson. When asked if there’s any use studying, Meenuke says, “No.” When the six-year-old goes home, she shares the new lessons with her...
  • Punjab unrest drives out migrant labour May 22, 2007

    Bhatinda (Punjab): The migrant labourers in Punjab are a worried lot. The recent incidents of clashes between the Sikhs and followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda in the Malwa region have unnerved many of them and they are moving out in large numbers. Says a migrant laborer, Ram Parkash, "We are...