Workers

  • National policy for domestic workers under government consideration Yesterday

    New Delhi: There are an estimated at 41.33 lakh domestic workers in the country and a policy framework prepared by a task force to ensure their welfare is under Centre's consideration, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday informed. In a written reply, Minister of State for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment...
  • West Bengal: No Eid holiday for health workers 2 days ago

    Kolkata: With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been stepped up. Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to...
  • Shiv Sena denies forcing Muslim worker to break Ramzan fast, uproar in Parliament July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The news of 11 Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim worker at Maharasahtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast has created an uproar in Lok Sabha. Apparently, the MPs were not satisfied as they had not been served Maharashtrain food. While the Shiv Sena MPs deny the accusation,...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation July 22, 2014

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Anganwadi workers seek raise in salaries July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Anganwadi Workers and helpers across India on Friday asked Narendra Modi government to enhance their remuneration and review their working conditions. Thousands of anganwadi workers under All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers (AIFAWH) on Friday observed "Demands Day" and pressed for the stoppage of the ongoing privatisation...
  • Delhi's GB Road sex workers to finally get new address July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: This surely is an instance of better late than never - in this case, all of 48 years. The infamous "GB Road" address on the voter identity cards of Delhi's sex workers had stripped away their dignity and made them a subject of humiliation and ignominy. This will...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members surfaces July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a second tape has now surfaced which shows him making more controversial remarks against CPM workers during a public speech. The new video shows Tapas exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members. In the address, Tapas asked TMC...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress workers stage protest against rail fare hike June 27, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday staged statewide protests demanding rollback of the recent hike in railway fares announced by the Centre. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan led the protests in Chennai in which senior leaders like former Union Minister G K Vasan participated. Vasan later told reporters that...
  • Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals June 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India. "Locals' attacks on us have increased ever since the strife in Iraq has increased....
  • Kolkata: Police probing hotel owner's death June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The police is investigating the death of a hotel owner in Howrah town caused allegedly by repeated threat calls over phone from a local gangster. Sumit Naha, the hotel owner, died on Monday following a heart attack after he was threatened repeatedly over phone by Dipak Shaw, the gangster operating...
  • WB: TMC worker caught on camera beating, extorting money from a hotel manager in Howrah June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was caught on camera beating a hotel manager in Howrah, West Bengal. He allegedly extorted money from him. The situation took an ugly turn when the owner of the hotel died of a heart attack on Sunday night. The family claimed that he was distressed...
  • Bengal's jute industry crisis worsens after workers lynch a mill's CEO June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal's jute industry crisis is out in the open a week after a jute mill CEO was lynched by workers in Hooghly. Several mills have now suspended operations. The jute mill CEO incident sent shockwaves through the industry. Work is now suspended at the mill as well as three others...
  • Clashes at Congress workers meet June 21, 2014

    Kolkata: Two groups of Congress workers in West Bengal on Saturday clashed after one of them objected to the return of party veteran Somen Mitra from the Trinamool Congress. The incident took place at a meeting convened by WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury after the party's dismal performance on both the...
  • Factory worker battling for life after friend's heinous prank June 21, 2014

    An ordnance factory worker is struggling for life after a friend played a practical joke on him. He filled compressed air into the worker's intestine through his rectum by a high-power compressor, police said on Saturday. The incident took place Thursday in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad but was reported on Friday...
  • 'Haters' are likely to be better workers, study finds June 20, 2014

    Are you a 'hater' or a 'liker?' It may surprise you but a new study finds that "haters", or people who generally like fewer things, are likely to be better workers. Since haters spend so much time on fewer activities, it gives them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces grant for health workers June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday announced an additional allowance of Rs 400 per month to multi-purpose health workers and supervisors in the state. According to an official spokesperson, the state government will grant washing or uniform allowance of Rs 400 per month to male Multi Purpose...
  • Tension grips in Mhow after RSS worker's murder June 20, 2014

    Tension gripped Pithampur industrial area near Indore after the alleged murder of a RSS worker, following a dispute between children over playing cricket, police said on Friday. The RSS worker, identified as Prashant Sharma, had gone to the cricket ground in Vishwas Nagar area last evening to pacify a group of...
  • 600 workers from Telangana in Iraq June 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: There are about 600 people from Telangana in Iraq and the government is taking all steps to ensure their safety, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali said Wednesday. He said the state government was in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs and was gathering information about those from...
  • West Bengal: Jute mill workers beat CEO to death June 15, 2014

    Hooghly: In a tragic incident, the workers of a jute mill in West Bengal's Hooghly beat their CEO to death. The workers were angry with the CEO, SK Maheshwari and pelted stones at him and beat him with iron rods. The factory's General Manager and Chief Security Officer were also injured...
  • Brazil's 10 lakh sex workers get ready for FIFA World Cup June 12, 2014

    It is not just the hotels and tour operators, who are going to benefit the most from the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup. According to some estimates there are at least 10 lakh prostitutes in Brazil and they are also hoping to earn a lot during the World Cup. Almost all...
  • Watch: Munde supporters turn violent, torch and damage vehicles June 4, 2014

    In a surprising turn of events, the supporters of Union Minister Gopinath Munde who had gathered for his funeral in Beed, Maharashtra turned violent and torched vehicles soon after he was cremated on Wednesday afternoon. Alleging conspiracy, the zealous supporters demanded CBI inquiry into the BJP leader's death. ...
  • Is politics being played over the Badaun gang-rape? June 2, 2014

    Badaun gangrape continues to attract political attention with leaders thronging the UP district to meet the bereaved family members of the teenaged victims. Senior leaders inclusing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan are among the politicians who have paid a visit to the...
  • Private match factory worker killed in wall collapse June 2, 2014

    Tuticorin : A worker of a private match works factory was killed on Monday when the wall of the factory collapsed due to rain in Kovilpatti in this district, police said. The daily wage earner was working in a room in the factory when the wall collapsed and fell on him,...
  • Badaun rape: Water cannons used on BJP protesters outside CM's office June 2, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday used water cannons against the Bharatiya Janata Party women workers protesting against the state government over the Badaun gangrape and murder case. The workers were stopped as they were marching towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's residence and office. There was heavy police deployment outside...
  • PM Modi meets BJP workers, asks them to be committed to public welfare June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at the headquarters in New Delhi and thanked them for their efforts in victory of the party in the Lok Sabha elections. At the meeting, the Prime Minister said, "The four letter word 'Karyakarta' (worker) is more powerful than the...
  • Situation of West Bengal worse than it was under Left regime: BJP May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday alleged that the law and order situation in West Bengal was worse than it was under the Left rule as its team reached the state to assess the situation following attack on party workers allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in North 24-Parganas. "The...
  • West Bengal: 20 injured in BJP-TMC clash in Bashirhat May 27, 2014

    Barasat: Twenty persons were injured in a BJP-TMC clash at Bashirhat's Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district this morning, police said. Five persons, with bullet injuries, were taken to the Khulna Rural Hospital following the clash in Sandeshkhali's Halderbheri where bombs and guns were used, they said. "This is a political...
  • LS candidate makes pitch for construction of toilets May 3, 2014

    A social worker contesting the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar is seeking vote in the name of social cause of making society defecation free. Akshay Verma, who has been facilitating construction of toilet in household under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is touring vigorously asking people to support him so that he...
  • Amit Shah instructs BJP workers to stay active at booth levels May 2, 2014

    BJP leader and Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah on Friday asked the BJP activists to be active at booth level for an easy victory of party's nominee Smriti Irani from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. "Be much active even at booth level for an easy victory in favour of BJP in...