India  /  Published 11.08.20

Cotton, jute advisory panels axed

After abolishing the advisory boards for handloom and handicrafts, the Union ministry of textiles has abolished the three remaining advisory panels for cotton, jute and powerlooms. The wording of the...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in

India  /  Published 27.04.20

Pay complaint against six jute mills

As many as 21 labour unions have lodged police complaints against six jute mill owners, accusing them of violating the Centre’s and the state government’s directives to pay wages to workers for th...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.20

Reliance Jute Mills with 4,000 hands shut over pay dispute

Over 4,000 workers of the Bhatpara-based Reliance Jute Mills, one of the country’s oldest, were left out in the cold after the factory authorities suspended production for an indefinite period in th...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bhatpara

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Nod for jute units after PMO prod

Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that all jute mills in Bengal could operate with entire workforce from June 1, the announcement coming within hours of Bhaskar Khulbe, advisor to Prime Minister Narendra...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.04.20

Plea to open jute mills to save crops

The Union ministry of textiles has urged the Bengal government to consider opening jute mills, which are closed because of the nationwide lockdown, so that the procurement of jute bags isn’t disrupt...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.20

Jute mill closes over Covid protocol

Management announced suspension of work at a prominent jute mill in Calcutta on Wednesday saying a section of employees was not maintaining social distancing norms, one of the mandatory conditions for...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.04.20

Double blow in a year in jute belt

Mohammed Saudagar, a jute mill labourer in North 24-Parganas’ Kankinara, wonders how to feed his family of five as he has run out of cash and the food stocks at home are fast depleting.Saudagar’s ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Barrackpore

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.20

Citu complaint on ‘non-pay’ by jute mills

The Citu has filed police complaints against 53 jute mills in Bengal for allegedly violating a government order to pay wages to labourers during the lockdown.The complaints have been lodged simultaneo...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.20

Mills told to start with 15% hands

Bengal chief minister said on Wednesday that jute mills in the state could operate with 15 per cent of the workforce on a day the Union government tried its best to pursue Nabanna to reopen them to ad...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar and Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.19

Handicrafts on sale to fight gender-based violence

By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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