Workers

  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 16-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for...
  • LS polls: Delhi Sex workers feel empowered after casting vote 10-04-2014 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sex workers living in Delhi's infamous GB Road red-light area on Thursday came out in good numbers to cast their vote and were extremely happy to have equal power and representation in the formation of the new government. Coming in groups of friends and families, these women headed...
  • Go door-to-door to seek votes: Jayalalithaa tells party workers 06-04-2014 04:29 PM

    Pitching for "an important role" for her party in the next Union government, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa on Sunday asked her party workers to visit each and every household and seek votes for the party to protect the rights of Tamil Nadu. "To protect the rights of Tamil...
  • Avoid controversies, Arun Jaitley tells to BJP workers 06-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Against the backdrop of the row generated by Amit Shah's "revenge" comment, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said party workers should avoid controversies to maintain focus on campaign issues and warned them against being complacent. "The party supporters must measure their wards. We must remain focused on campaign issue...
  • Mumbai: BEST Workers' Union call off bus strike 02-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Mumbai: The BEST workers in Mumbai have decided to call off their bus strike on Wednesday with immediate effect. The Bombay High Court had earlier ordered the bus drivers and conductors to resume work. The BEST buses in Mumbai had gone off the roads with 26,000 drivers and conductors on...
  • Assam 2014: Another year of empty promises to tea plantation workers? 31-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Guwahati: In the state of Assam, political parties are flocking to get the votes of the 10 lakh tea plantation workers who, for years, have been crippled by low wages. It remains to be seen whether it will be another year of empty election promises or things will be different...
  • Maharashtra: Two Youth Congress members arrested in murder case 30-03-2014 08:16 PM

    Latur: Two Youth Congress members in Maharashtra were arrested by the local police in connection with the murder of a female party worker. The two accused were arrested from Latur on Saturday night. According to local police, the victim had left with both the accused in the same car after...
  • Sharad Pawar clarifies his comment on casting bogus votes 23-03-2014 11:01 PM

    Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday stoked a controversy when he asked his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by "voting twice" but later sought to temper his remarks saying they were made in a "lighter vein". ...
  • India warns women workers in Saudi against going on strike 23-03-2014 01:56 PM

    India has warned its nationals in Saudi Arabia against nefarious attempts by "self-styled social workers" to instigate Indian women workers to go on a strike. Activities of such anti-social elements and illegal agents spoil the goodwill that exists for Indians in Saudi Arabia, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh said. "It...
  • Giraffe bids last goodbye, licks dying zoo worker 22-03-2014 11:41 PM

    A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years. Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumour and had difficulty walking or speaking....
  • Chandigarh: BJP workers protest against party candidate Kirron Kher 18-03-2014 01:33 PM

    Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party workers were on Tuesday protesting against party candidate Kirron Kher in Chandigarh. While Kirron was in the city to campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a section of the party workers shown her black flags on her arrival. A section of the party workers...
  • LS polls: BJP workers overjoyed over Modi's candidature 16-03-2014 08:03 AM

    Jubilation sparked off in the temple town in Varanasi after BJP announced its Prime Ministerial nominee on saturday night, Narendra Modi as its candidate for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming general elections. Large number of BJP workers danced and burst crackers in front of the party office...
  • Mumbai: Kejriwal blames media for ruckus at Churchgate railway station 13-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has blamed the media for the chaos at Mumbai's Churchgate railway station on Wednesday. ...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed 12-03-2014 05:34 PM

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • Power of 49: Nashima's fight for the rights of sex workers 08-03-2014 10:11 PM

    Muzaffarpur: In 2002, a police raid in Chattarbhujsthan, the red light area of Bihar's Muzaffarpur town became one girl's wake up call. 17-year-old Nashima saw how the police officers arrested and harassed not just the sex workers but their children, too, were not spared. It was then that Nashima, daughter...
  • AAP workers did not commit any crime: Somnath Bharti 06-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The 14 AAP workers arrested for violence outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi were granted bail on Thursday. ...
  • Transport workers' body to oppose Congress in Lok Sabha polls 04-03-2014 06:01 PM

    The All India Road Transport Worker Federation (AITWF) has decided to oppose the Congress in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls for not implementing the VV Giri Labour Institute's suggestions for improving living conditions of transport workers in the country. AITWF national general secretary KK Divakaran said that because the Congress-led...
  • Kolkata's sex workers get RTI centre 03-03-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: With a view to providing information to sex workers, a Right to Information (RTI) centre was set up on Monday at a red-light area in Kolkata on the occasion of International Sex Workers Day. The RTI centre was set up by the Durbar Mahila Samanway Committee (DMSC), a...
  • Hospital to pay Rs 20 lakh compensation to sanitation worker's family member 01-03-2014 12:07 AM

    A hospital was on Friday ordered to pay Rs.20 lakh to the family of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a manhole opposite the hospital. The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) ordered the ESI Hospital Noida to pay Rs.20 lakh to the family of Babloo, who died Feb...
  • EC asks education department to conduct awareness drive among voters 27-02-2014 07:26 AM

    Rajasthan Election Commission on Wednesday asked the Education Department to conduct awareness programmes among electorate for voting in the state. Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer Ashok Jain, while chairing a meeting of education department officials, asked them to involve local artists and Aanganwadi workers in the awareness activities like rallies, debate,...
  • Electricity workers to strike against privatization of power distribution 07-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Electricity workers in Uttar Pradesh would go on a day-long strike on Feb 19 to oppose a government move to privatize power distribution in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Varanasi, a union member said on Friday. The power unions said there was no need to privatise power distribution in these cities,...
  • Health Officer arrested for sexually harassing 37-year-old worker 06-02-2014 03:03 PM

    A 55-year-old health officer of Madhya Pradesh government has been arrested on the charges of sexually harassing a 37-year-old woman health worker at a clinic in Bhopal, police said on Thursday. "The accused Dr RS Parihar was apprehended yesterday after the woman filed a complaint against him for allegedly making...
  • Dehradun: Uttarakhand CM hopeful Harish Rawat slaps party worker 01-02-2014 04:27 PM

    Dehradun: Senior Uttarakhand Congress leader Harish Rawat and chief minister hopeful was seen slapping a party worker in Dehradun on Saturday. The Uttarakhand unit of the Congress has been battling factionalism. Sources told CNN-IBN that team of observers including senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Janardhan Dwivedi...
  • West Bengal: Sex-workers protest against rising incidents of rape 29-01-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: With incidents of rape rising in West Bengal, sex workers in the city have come together to organise a seminar aimed at sensitising people about the crime. Orgainsed by an NGO "Durbar Mahila Samanya Samiti", which works for the upliftment of sex workers, the six-day seminar-cum-festival, whose theme is...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: MNS attacks toll plazas, NCP calls it political stunt 27-01-2014 08:38 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. ...
  • Is MNS spreading anarchy by asking people not to pay toll tax? 27-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, and damage to public property. MNS supremo Raj Thackeray said, "I am instructing all MNS workers, colleagues and people not...
  • Phone number written in toilet, Sena woman leader gets obscene calls 17-01-2014 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena's women organisation is protesting against party MLA Vinod Ghosalkar for allegedly harassing a woman corporator in Mumbai. The women corporator approached police after she reportedly started getting obscene calls from different numbers after her mobile number was allegedly scribbled on the walls of public toilets. She had...
  • Group insurance scheme for anganwadi workers soon: Vijay Bahuguna 13-01-2014 09:53 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday said the anganwadi workers would be soon covered under a group insurance scheme. The state government would also issue an order to set up a Women's Welfare Fund, the Chief Minister said while addressing anganwadi workers at a programme in Dehradun. Bahuguna said...