Jharkhand  /  Published 05.07.20

Air ticket in hand and back to work

For Rajesh Ram, a cook who wasn’t making much since his return to Chatra because of the lockdown, one call from his former employer in Bangalore helped make up his mind. Last week he left for B...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

Data suggests Bengal better off on jobs: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday lauded Bengal’s unemployment rate for being lower than the national average, attributing it to the “robust” economic strategies of her gove...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

World  /  Published 04.07.20

HK residents hunt for jobs overseas

Many Hong Kong residents are scouring for new jobs and homes overseas, fearful that a new national security law imposed by Beijing will crush coveted rights not enjoyed on the mainland and herald a ne...
By Reuters in Sydney/Singapore

Business  /  Published 04.07.20

End to standoff at Tata Dutch unit

Tata Steel Europe has agreed not to enforce ‘compulsory redundancies’ at the Dutch operation, ending 25day long industrial actions which continuously disrupted operations at the IJmuiden p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.07.20

House committee prod on migrant registration

A parliamentary committee is set to advise the government to register migrant labourers in their home and destination states so that they can get social security cover, at a time the pandemic-induced ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Odisha plans 20cr man-days

The Odisha government plans to generate 20 crore man-days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) considering the livelihood needs of over 5.22 lakh migrant worker...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.20

Provide work to migrants, Hazaribagh BDOs told

Deputy development commissioner Vijaya Jadhav on Wednesday asked all 16 BDOs of Hazaribagh to provide jobs to migrant labourers, who have returned to the district following the coronavirus-induced nat...
By Our Correspondent in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.20

Career u-turn amid Covid

Till February, Zafar Ali, 22, thought he had the steering wheel of his career in his hands. He no longer does.A container truck driver in Calcutta, he earned Rs 25,000 a month. As a returnee migrant w...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.20

IT job site

A website launched by the Bengal government on Tuesday aimed at skilled information technology sector professionals looking for jobs in the sector in Bengal post-Covid had garnered over 500 registrati...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Do the math: Contesting migrant numbers

It is an alarming sign when the right arm of the government does not quite know what its left arm is up to. The shocking lack of coordination between two arms of the Central government has come to lig...
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