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  • WB: TMC workers indulge in violence in Howrah, set vehicles on fire April 17, 2015

    Kolkata: A section of the Trinamool Congress workers indulged in violence and set ablaze a few trucks near the Secretariat building in Howrah on Friday. The mob set fire to four trucks and a private car, the police said adding it also made an effort to set ablaze a godown. Five fire...
  • Caste politics in Bihar: RJD workers 'purify' Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after Manjhi garlands it April 6, 2015

    Patna: Caste politics continues to dominate Bihar as Rashtriya Janata Dal workers performed a purification ritual after former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia in Supaul. The Janata Dal United has hit out at the RJD for the move. "We condemn this move....
  • 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...
  • We have no information on captured Indians: Syrian Ambassador February 3, 2015

    The Syrian Ambassador to India spoke to CNN-IBN on Indian construction workers who are still held captive by ISIS. He has said that India should talk to Turkey and Qatar for the release of the Indians. ...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Coal strike: Over 75 per cent output hit; Piyush Goyal meets union workers to find solution January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 75 per cent of India's daily coal output has been hit as the five-day strike by workers of state-run miners entered the second day on Wednesday, raising fears of disruption in power supplies. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal met coal union leaders to resolve...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns TMC leaders, workers against anti-party activity December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Beset with rising group rivalries and airing of individual opinions by some party leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued a strong warning to the leaders against anti-party activities, reminding them that "no individual is above the party". "We will not accept...
  • UK: Sex trafficking survivor reveals her her life story November 26, 2014

    Marcela Loaiza was 21-year-old when she was trafficked to Tokyo to work as prostitute. She was forced to do the work for helping her daughter survive medical emergency. ...
  • Women's right activists not in favour of legalising sex trade November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the NCW is likely to pitch for legalisation of prostitution before a Supreme Court- appointed panel, women's rights activists say they are not in favour of legal status for sex trade. Favouring the legalisation of sex trade to ensure better living conditions for sex workers in...
  • PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka that mostly destroyed homes of Indian-origin people and wished speedy recovery to those injured. "PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in...
  • India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians October 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: India on Friday warned Malaysian employers that it will withdraw their privileges if there is evidence of abuse and ill-treatment of Indian employees. Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers. "In...
  • Guinea offers USD 10,000 to families killed by Ebola October 23, 2014

    Conakry: The families of every Guinean health worker who has died in the Ebola outbreak will be compensated for their loss with USD 10,000 (7,800 euros), the government has said. A total of 42 families are currently eligible for the payout, said Sakoba Keita, the minister in charge of the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Longest-serving MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh scores a record 11th win October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran legislator Ganpatrao Deshmukh on Sunday created history by winning his 11th Assembly election. Deshmukh, 88, who represented Sangola seat in Solapur district, had in 2009 become the second legislator in India after DMK Chief M Karunanidhi to have won 10 elections. The Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) politician, who has...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha arrive in Visakhapatnam October 15, 2014

    More than 500 people are working to restore power and clear roadblocks in Vizag. Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha have come to Visakhapatnam. "We are helping Andhra Pradesh just like they helped us in 1999," said a rescue worker. ...
  • Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi's movement against child abuse, trafficking October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against child labour in India. CNN-IBN joined Satyarthi's cause and the investigation revealed how thousands of minor girls are trafficked to big cities and sold as bonded labour by illegal placement agencies. "I will not go back...
  • UN condemns beheading of British aid worker by ISIS October 4, 2014

    United Nations: Strongly condemning the "heinous and cowardly" murder of a British humanitarian aid worker by the Islamic State group, the UN Security Council stressed that the terror outfit must be defeated. The 15-nation Council said that the killing of Alan Henning, is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers...
  • Singapore honours veteran Indian-origin social worker October 3, 2014

    Singapore: An 80-year-old Indian-origin social worker in Singapore has been felicitated and given a cash prize of SGD 10,000 for his community work. KV Veloo was felicitated by the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong and an award by Tabla, a local weekly on Indian social activities in addition...
  • Dubai: Indian convicted for suicide attempt; fined $544 September 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian worker, in his mid 20s, has been convicted and ordered to pay 2,000 dirhams by a court for attempting to commit suicide by consuming 48 sleeping pills after he could not sleep. The convict, who was identified only by his initials RB, was rushed to a hospital on...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO September 23, 2014

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • Exodus of migrant workers to hit reconstruction work in the valley September 21, 2014

    Srinagar: The work of reconstruction in the floodravaged Kashmir could get delayed by at least six months due to the mass exodus of migrant labour force in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the valley causing huge damage to infrastructure both public as well as private. Even the...
  • Indian workers in Singapore tour ICGS Samudra Paheredar September 15, 2014

    Singapore: Twentyeight Indians working got a guided tour of a coast guard ship "Samudra Paheredar" as part of an outreach programme by the Indian mission. "The visit to the was part of the outreach programme of the High Commission of India," Ramesh Chaturvedi, Attache Welfare for the...
  • Britain vows to hunt down evil killers of aid worker September 14, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Sunday that Britain would hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the "embodiment of evil". Cameron said Britain was prepared to "take whatever steps are necessary" after David Haines became the third Western hostage...
  • Britain verifying video of aid worker's beheading by ISIS September 14, 2014

    London: The UK foreign office said on Saturday it was "working urgently to verify" a video purporting to show beheading of a British hostage by the Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, media reported. The foreign office said that it was trying to confirm the authenticity of the video...
  • HC takes note of child workers, seeks report from Delhi government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took note of the slow pace in rescuing and rehabilitating child workers in the national capital and asked the city government to consider the suggestions given by an NGO on the issue. "The senior advocate, appearing for the NGO, today filed the...
  • 25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Reportedly, 25 Indians in Kuwait have been arrested on murder charges on Friday. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted to the situation stating that India's Mission has taken up problems with Kuwaiti authorities and will soon provide necessary assistance. The ministry has also said that all Indians in...
  • Ebola kills 1,500 health care workers August 28, 2014

    There's growing concern about the increasing number of health care workers becoming infected with Ebola. Public health experts say part of the problem is a shortage of protective gear in more remote areas. The Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,500 health care workers. ...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congressled alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village August 20, 2014

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • Sadhvi Pragya Thakur charged in RSS worker murder case August 20, 2014

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in the murder of RSS worker Sunil Joshi against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and three others accused in a special court in Bhopal. The document was filed in the court of Special Judge. Besides Pragya, who is under judicial custody, the other...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...