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India  /  Published 26.10.20

Migrants in river-mouth battle for farmland

Villagers said that waterlogging followed heavy rainfall triggered by a low pressure system in the Bay of Bengal. A low pressure system had formed in the Bay on October 10 and then it was followed by ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.20

Body back home from Riyadh after 45 days

The mortal remains of a migrant labourer, who died in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh on August 26, came home in Dighalkandi village of Nadia’s Murutia after 45 days on Saturday morning. Family mem...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Murutia (Nadia)

Business  /  Published 27.09.20

New labour regime eases compliance

Tata Steel boss T.V. Narendran believed the new piece of legislation would allow more women to join the force. “An important change is that now women can work any number of hours with consent an...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.20

2 Alipurduar tea gardens to reopen

Tea trade union leaders present at the meeting said on Sunday, the management will disburse the due wages of 16 days (of October 2019) among the workers and will also pay a month’s salary to the...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 25.09.20

Share-cropper fears threat from big firms

Damburu Soren, a 50-year-old tribal labourer who came to the Odisha capital 30 years ago from the mineral-rich belt of Keonjhar in search of work, was rendered jobless by the coronavirus pandemic. Af...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.09.20

Marandi attacks govt on migrant workers

“Modi took the initiative in this regard by banning several foreign articles, including Chinese products and services. We also need to promote the interests of our farmers because when the indus...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 13.09.20

Construction site to NEET centre

At home, preparing for the medical entrance exam did not entail a break from the struggle to keep the family afloat. At times, he had to help his brothers on the field. “That is part of life, I...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Gautam Bose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.08.20

Gratuity: consensus on time, not scope

The government has agreed to reduce to one year the requirement of five years of continuous service to be eligible for gratuity but limited the scope to those employees with fixed-term contracts. Lab...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.07.20

‘The BJP has left Covid to the hand of God’

TTOnline: The Jharkhand government organised a flight to bring back migrants? What made you do that? Hemant Soren: It’s a surprise that no one seems to have known that we have such a large sect...
By Shantanu Datta in

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Virus fear hangs as factories reopen

When Bajirao Thengde voiced his fears about going to work after dozens of colleagues fell sick with coronavirus, his boss at a motorbike factory in Maharashtra said he should “learn to live with...
By Reuters in Chennai


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