Brick Kiln

  • 4 labourers killed after chimney of a brick kiln collapses April 23, 2014

    Four labourers were killed when a chimney of an under-construction brick kiln collapsed and fell on them at English Chechraun in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said. All the four labourers, natives of Malda district of West Bengal, were trapped under a heap of debris on Tuesday. While two died on the...
  • Two children fall in brick kiln, charred to death March 8, 2014

    Two young siblings were charred to death when they accidentally fell into a brick kiln in Shivdaspura area in the district, police said. Suraj (6) and his sister Rubi (2) fell into the kiln when they were playing near it on Thursday. Their father Ramdhiraj and other relatives and labourers, who were...
  • Odisha: 10-year-old refuses to work, brick kiln owner crushes his hand January 20, 2014

    Bolangir: Just a month after the hands of two bonded labourers were chopped off in Odisha's Kalahandi district, another shocker has come in from the Bolangir district. This time a 10-year-old boy's hands were crushed by his owner just because he refused to work in a brick kiln. The pain...
  • Combat bonded labour, Jairam tells Odisha CM December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after CNN-IBN reported how the hands of two young migrant bonded labourers were chopped off in Kalahandi by a labour contractor and his men after they had labourers refused to travel to Andhra Pradesh...
  • NHRC inquires into 'bonded labourers' from Chhattisgarh April 10, 2013

    Raipur: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday took cognizance of a complaint that more than 42 people, including minors, from Chhattisgarh are working as bonded labourers at brick kilns in Jammu and Kashmir. The commission has asked its director general (investigation) to depute a team for an "on-the-spot inquiry and...
  • Haryana: Don Bosco educates children of brick kiln workers December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Life at the brick kilns of Jhajjar in Haryana is especially tough for children of labourers. But thanks to a new initiative by the Don Bosco Foundation, this is fast changing. Jhajjar in Haryana makes the bricks that build India's capital. But the labourers come from all over...
  • India's Asiad medallist working in a brick kiln July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Santhi Soundarajan, an Indian athlete whose career in sports ended after a failed gender test, is working as a daily wager at a brick kiln in Tamil Nadu, the Times of India reported on Tuesday. The Asian Games medallist was stripped of her women's 800 metres silver medal in...