Labourer

  • Labour leader Homi Dazi did much more than Sumitra Mahajan, says AAP 03-04-2014 11:21 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Indore Lok Sabha constituency, Anil Trivedi, said in Indore on Thursday, that labour leader Homi Dazi had performed much more in merely a single term, than what BJP sitting MP Sumitra Mahajan did in her 25-year-long stint as member of the Lok Sabha. Well...
  • Three killed, one injured after a dumper runs into labourers 31-03-2014 02:10 PM

    Three labourers have been crushed under the wheels of a dumper while another suffered serious injury in a company premise on Chowka-Kandra road in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district, the police said on Monday. The incident occurred when the victims were taking a nap in the company premises ahead of their night...
  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' 29-03-2014 11:09 PM

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Fire tenders run out of water while dousing major fire at wholesale market; 1 dead 18-03-2014 10:21 AM

    A labourer was on Monday charred to death while two others sustained serious burns in a blaze at a local wholesale agricultural market, police said. According to police, items worth an estimated Rs 2 crore were also destroyed in the fire which claimed the life of Janardan, a labourer hailing...
  • Maoists abduct seven labourers 14-03-2014 10:30 PM

    A group of armed Maoists abducted seven labourers in Bihar's Jamui district, police said Friday. The labourers, engaged in lifting sand from a river bed, were kidnapped from near Navinagar village, about 200 km from here. Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said: "A team of security forces, including the CRPF,...
  • Angry villagers lay sodomy victim's body on road, demand action against accused 14-03-2014 02:03 PM

    Tension gripped Kakroli village in Muzaffarnagar district after an alleged sodomy victim succumbed to his injuries. A 28-year-old labourer was sodomised by two youths on March 6 when he went to a farm. He was also beaten up when he opposed them, police said. The victim was rushed to hospital...
  • Coal India officers call off strike; output impact minimal 14-03-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Coal India(COAL.NS) officers called off their three-day strike midway on Friday after receiving assurances from its chairman on pay-related demands, a union leader said, ensuring little impact on production that peaks in March. The state-owned company, the world's No. 1 coal miner that accounts for about 80 percent...
  • India labour market has competitive advantage over China: Report 12-03-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: India has more affordable labour than China, where the pay is more than double of what is being offered locally, a Towers Watson report says. According to the global professional services company, the sharp fall in the value of the rupee against the US dollar in 2013 contributed...
  • Uttarakhand Governor meets less privileged children at Raj Bhavan 10-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Sunday met more than 100 less privileged children at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun. On the invitation of the Governor, 117 children of bonded labourers, red light areas and other socially and economically backward backgrounds came to the Raj Bhavan, stated an official release. The...
  • We must expose the failures of the BJP, says Rahul Gandhi 10-03-2014 08:08 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be on a day's visit to Rajasthan on Sunday to begin election campaigning of the party in the state. Gandhi will address a public meeting in Tonk district's Deoli town and will interact with labourers in Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner in the evening. "Preparations...
  • Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh conference to discuss labour issues 20-02-2014 08:46 AM

    A three-day national conference of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to discuss issues related to labour and industry will begin in Jaipur on February 21. "Special talks, industry and sector wise meetings and special session for advocates working among labourers will be part of the conference," BMS national general secretary BN Rai...
  • Boy rapes 2-year-old girl after luring her with chocolates; arrested 06-02-2014 09:15 AM

    A 21-year-old youth was arrested on Wednesday on charges of allegedly raping a two-years-old girl in Sama area in Vadodara on Monday night, the police said. Tarsinh Ninama, a resident of Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh, allegedly lured the two-year-old girl with a chocolate, took her away to a nearby field...
  • Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class, says Rahul Gandhi 30-01-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: Reaching out to the strata between BPL and middle class, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Congress will focus on giving these 70 crore people a better life and basic social security as he sought direct feedback from labourers and street vendors for Lok Sabha poll manifesto. "The meaning...
  • Once the preserve of youth, Indian IT staffing enters middle age 29-01-2014 12:43 PM

    Mumbai: The executive suite is not the only place that is greying in India's 40-year-old information technology sector. As the $108-billion industry enters middle age and its growth slows, the three-million-strong workforce is also getting older, making it harder to extract some of the cost advantages of the young, cheap...
  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off 27-01-2014 11:57 AM

    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...
  • 7 new pending Bills You Should be Aware Of in 2014 23-01-2014 12:51 PM

    1. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 The real estate sector is largely unregulated. There is lack of standardisation, transparency and consumer protection. Introduced in August 2013, this Bill deals with residential real estate, and looks into the transactional (buying and selling) aspect of the sector; it aims...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar 22-01-2014 12:48 PM

    Four persons, including three labourers, were killed and three others got injured when a portion of an under-construction house collapsed at Beawar in Ajmer district, the police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when under-construction portion of a renovated building suddenly came down on Tuesday in Teja Chowk area, they...
  • 97 child labourers working in factories rescued, sent back home 22-01-2014 11:31 AM

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about...
  • 97 child labourers return home after being rescued from Rajasthan 22-01-2014 08:39 AM

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about...
  • Odisha: 10-year-old refuses to work, brick kiln owner crushes his hand 20-01-2014 09:15 AM

    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...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl 13-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur 10-01-2014 08:57 PM

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik,...
  • Under-construction building collapses in Goa, 14 dead 04-01-2014 04:14 PM

    Panaji: An under-construction building collapsed in south Goa on Saturday. Fourteen people have died and around 60 others were feared trapped in the debris. Twenty one people have been rescued so far. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar assured of stringent action against the builder and municipal officers concerned in connection...
  • Odisha: Mafia controls Rs 500 cr bonded labour market 31-12-2013 09:41 AM

    Kalahandi: A strong mafia controls bonded slavery in Odisha and almost 3 lakh people are trafficked out of the state every year. The mafia controls the illegal labour market worth over Rs 500 crore with an iron grip. For people like Nilambar Majhi and Dialu Nial there is no option...
  • Combat bonded labour, Jairam tells Odisha CM 31-12-2013 08:23 AM

    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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 30-12-2013 11:19 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: AAP will deliver 670 litres water free from Jan 1, 2014 30-12-2013 08:52 PM

    Keeping up its pre-poll promise, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday announced that 20,000 litres of free water will be supplied per month to all the domestic consumers with functional meter from January 1, 2014. Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar said that 20,000 litre of water will...
  • Odisha: Bonded labourers hands chopped for refusing to work 30-12-2013 09:28 AM

    Sambalpur: The hands that used to feed their family is no more and they now literally depend on others to get fed. The hands of two migrant bonded labourers were chopped off in the Kalahandi district just because they refused to work. The labourers, Dialu Nial is just 19 years...
  • China formally eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps 29-12-2013 09:41 AM

    Beijing: China formally approved on Saturday easing its decades-long one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labour camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Both were among a sweeping raft of reforms announced last month after a meeting of the ruling Communist Party that mapped out policy for...