Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.21

Teen accused of killing brother in Ekbalpore

An 18-year-old boy, who worked as a mason at a building in Ekbalpore, was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing his brother, who was four years junior to him. Mujahid Ansari, 14, was found lying i...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ekbalpore

India  /  Published 21.02.21

11 bonded labourers rescued

Eleven boys, including an eight-year-old, working as bonded labourers were rescued from several places in north Delhi’s Samaypur Badli area, a child rights body said on Sunday. Raids were condu...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.02.21

House praise scheme PM panned

A parliamentary panel has extolled an employment programme that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had six years ago termed a “living monument to (the Congress’s) failures” but which his g...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.21

Tourism carnival boon for returnees

According to sources, the carnival had started on January 14 and continued till January 24 across different locations such as Rajabhatkhawa in the Dooars, Bungkulung, 12th Mile, Lolegaon, Takdah, Rimb...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.20

A pittance: the minimum wage question

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India  /  Published 27.10.20

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 11.10.20

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 28.09.20

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 27.09.20

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 26.09.20

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


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