Jharkhand  /  Published 04.05.20

State plea to Bengal

The Jharkhand government has requested its Bengal counterpart to allow interstate transportation and let people who are still caught in the lockdown reach their homes.The Jharkhand government is also ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.05.20

Train from Kota chugs in with smiles

A special train of 22 sleeper coaches, Shramik (Pravasi) Express, came from Kota in Rajasthan with 956 Jharkhand residents, mostly medical and engineering aspirants, to Dhanbad station on Sunday after...
By TT Bureau in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 29.03.20

BJP finds mischief in migrant labourers exodus

Even as thousands of migrant labourers are stranded in Delhi, struggling to reach their home towns in distant parts of India, the BJP national general-secretary B. L. Santhosh saw mischief in the larg...

India  /  Published 30.10.19

Injured West Bengal labourer in Kulgam attack dies

A labourer critically injured in the attack in south Kashmir's Kulgam district has succumbed to his injuries, taking the death toll in the incident to six, police said on Wednesday.Five migrant labour...
By PTI in Srinagar

India  /  Published 29.10.19

Five from Bengal killed in Valley

Five labourers from Bengal were abducted and killed on Tuesday in a south Kashmir village, the biggest suspected militant attack on non-Kashmiris in years coming on a day a group of members of the Eur...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar


Calcutta  /  Published 30.03.20

MLA ‘passes’ for migrants in lockdown

Many migrant labourers have been found travelling to their hometown armed with “passes” issued by MLAs during the lockdown despite government shelters being set up.The “authorisation letters” ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.03.20

Pull of home trump virus fear

The Centre may have asked the states to seal borders amid the lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus, but the pull of home is stronger for many. Around 100 persons who used to work in around a dozen ...
By Kumud Jenamani & Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Bihar labourers face pharaoh-like slavery in Haryana brick kiln

In the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, Egypt’s Pharaoh is said to have ordered his Jewish slaves to make bricks without straw. Those who didn’t make enough were beaten.Over 70 labour...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

Hiding unemployment data will help nobody

A few weeks ago, it was announced by the Government of India that the labour bureau would no longer publish reports on jobs. These would be replaced by the National Sample Survey Office’s periodic l...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

Modern hysterectomy, primitive poverty

After all, it is not genital mutilation. Or vagina sealing. Those are some of the agonizing traditional rituals for girls in various countries intended to make them attractive to men and sexually fait...
By The Editorial Board


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