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  • Incentives to boost job market on anvil: Experts February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: To boost job market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley should announce measures in the Union Budget to enable entry of greater workforce into the formal sector and usher in labour reforms, HR experts say. In the last year's Budget, the government had given an impetus to skill development, while...
  • Centre to introduce draft Bill on Small Factories in budget session February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: The NDA government is all set to move amendment proposals to Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill and Factories Act, 1948 and introduce Draft Bill on Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) in the upcoming budget session, Union Labour Minister B Dattatreya said on Saturday. The Minister...
  • Indian workers win $14 million in US labour trafficking case February 19, 2015

    New Orleans: A New Orleans jury on Wednesday awarded $14 million to five Indian men who were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina by a US ship repair firm and its co-defendants. After a four-week trial, the US District Court jury ruled...
  • Appointment of members in EPFAT: Delhi HC pulls up Centre February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the government for moving at a snail's pace on the appointment of presiding officer and the staff of the Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (EPFAT) which was set up in 1997. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw directed...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • About fifty child labourers rescued in Hyderabad February 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Continuing their special drive, the city police rescued around 50 child labourers, most of them hailing from West Bengal, who were being forced to work in hazardous industries here. "So far, about 50 children have been rescued and our special drive continues. Five persons who had employed them were...
  • Child labour bill will be test of Modi government: Kailash Satyarthi February 8, 2015

    London: A bill currently in the Indian Parliament on child labour totally will be a "test" of the new government on how they take the issues of the most exploited children in their political priority, says child rights campaigner and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. Satyarthi, 61, was referring to an amendment...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler January 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to host a TV show to highlight child labour and human trafficking January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Popular reality-based crime show 'Crime Patrol Satark' has joined hands with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to host a special series focusing on child labour and human trafficking. "We have picked two important cases from Satyarthi's organisation - Bachpan Bachao Andolan. We decided to take up this opportunity as viewers...
  • I represent the sound of silence and cry of innocence, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize sharing the prestigious award with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Here is the transcript to the speech. My dear...
  • India and Pakistan at one stage as Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. "Satyarthi and Yousafzai are precisely the people...
  • Committed to total ban on child labour in India, says labour minister December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A total ban on child labour in India may soon become a reality with Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday asserting that he was committed to passing a legislation to this effect. Speaking at a national consultation on child domestic work and trafficking, Dattatreya said his ministry was...
  • President calls for imparting skills to India's large workforce November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called for imparting skills to India's large workforce through proper training and education. Iterating that the nation's progress is contingent on the drive, motivation, initiative and energy of the youth, he said the demographic dividend of having the largest population of young people can be...
  • What stops us to end slavery, asks Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi November 29, 2014

    Kailash Satyarthi is 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient for helping children to come out of the shadow of slavery. ...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi asks to end slavery, calls for Anti-Child Labour Act November 22, 2014

    Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. ...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi calls for Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery November 20, 2014

    London: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN ahead of the Nobel Prize ceremony in London, Satyarthi said, "Enforce the Anti-Child Labour Act in India and have all forms of child...
  • Need to stand up and act to end child slavery: Kailash Satyarthi November 18, 2014

    (By KailashSatyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation) As you read this article, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused, and sometimes raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, on fishing boats,...
  • The power is in your hands November 17, 2014

    (By Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco Age, and Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation) Every single day we perform two simple acts: we eat and we get dressed. But while people are becoming increasingly careful about the food they buy, when it comes to fashion, the origin of the...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Eliminating child labour: Delhi government accepts NGO's suggestions November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable". In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice...
  • Karnataka Labour Department asks US IT firm to pay Rs 12.5 lakh to techie for sacking her November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Labour Department has ordered a US-based IT firm to compensate a woman employee on grounds of 'illegally' terminating her services without providing valid reasons and for allegedly causing harassment. The techie had approached the Labour department on Karnataka Women's Commission's direction, and after hearing the case, the department...
  • Madhya Pradesh to have country's first school for children of labourers November 3, 2014

    Bhopal: The foundation stone of the country's first 'Shramodaya School' for the children of labourers was laid by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The school at Mugalia Chaap village near the state capital will be developed on the lines of the Navodaya Vidyalaya. The medium of instruction in...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the missing children November 2, 2014

    According to the NCRB 60,000 children go missing every year despite the fact that big states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar, along with Punjab and Jharkhand, did not provide the data for missing children. ...
  • Education key to ending child labour: Kailash Satyarthi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international community, the governments,...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby on the floor of a government health centre October 18, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth to a child on the floor of a primary health centre after the staff allegedly refused to admit her without a bribe in Shamli district. The incident occurred when the woman, Zubeda, was taken to a government primary health centre in Kandhla town after she...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 16, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...