Daily Wage Earners
West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.22

15% wage hike for tea workers

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that there would be an interim hike of 15 per cent in the daily wages of tea estate workers in north Bengal at a time plantations were witnessing demonstrations ...
By Avijit Sinha and Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri/Alipurduar

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Three words that are key to a lasting relationship

Magic words Sir — One of the biggest casualties of these testing times has been human relationships. Statistics show that forced togetherness induced by lockdowns deepened pre-existing fault l...

News  /  Published 24.11.21

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad sets up skill development centre for daily wage earners in coal hub

The centre is currently imparting training in trades such as plumbing, welding, machining electrician skills and computer fundamentals...
By Our Correspondent

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.21

Mind trouble: suicides amid Covid

It beggars belief that India lost more lives to suicide in 2020 than to Covid-19. Yet this is exactly what the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveal. Suicides in India increased by...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.07.21

Daily wager son tops JAC exam

Vivek Dutta, a resident of Kumhri village and son of a daily wage labourer, secured first position in the state in Jharkhand Academic Council Matriculation examination. Vivek, a student of Upgraded H...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro


Calcutta  /  Published 08.06.21

Shoot halted, poverty stares at Tolly team

Many actors and technicians are teetering on the brink of penury because of the prolonged suspension of shooting brought about by the Covid-19 curbs. Any such stoppage of work on the floors of Tollyg...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.06.21

No income and ration for daily wagers

A large number of people, including construction workers, street vendors, rickshaw pullers, road side restaurant staff who are deprived of ration cards are facing the double blow of loss of income due...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.21

Benefits for labourers ahead of polls

Hours before the announcement of dates for the Bengal assembly polls, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her government has increased the daily wages of labourers working under the state...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.01.21

Daily wager drowns in mine pit

A daily wage earner from Sinidih in Katras died when he drowned into an abandoned coal mine pit. His body was recovered on Thursday at around 1 pm, 24 hours after the accident on Wednesday. A group o...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

India  /  Published 01.01.21

Farm protest galvanises Modi-wary poor

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi has triggered a farmer revolt with his new farm laws, a general sense of frustration at his policies and failed promises has attracted a wider segment of the poor to th...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi


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