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Jharkhand  /  Published 30.07.20

Funds grouse by panchayats

Panchayat bodies in Jharkhand, which have started receiving the first instalment of the grants from the Fifteenth Finance Commission for 2020-2021, are glad to continue the development work but claime...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.04.20

Priyanka sends help from US

The nationwide lockdown that has left daily wage earners without a source of livelihood has prompted Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra to do her bit for Jamshedpur, her place of birth.Munnu Akhouri, 55, ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.19

Worker lynched over mobile theft slur

A 20-year-old contract labourer at a rail project site in Hooghly’s Kamarkundu was allegedly beaten to death by fellow workers early on Wednesday on suspicion that he “tried to steal” the mobile...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Idle wage? MGNREGA test for government

The lockdown has dried up rural job scheme projects, prompting demands that the government pay wages for this period to all the registered workers, including those forced to sit idle through no fault ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Plea in SC: Onus on govt to pay wages

The government should pay the wages of migrant, contract and unorganised-sector workers during the lockdown instead of asking private employers to do so, a petition moved in the Supreme Court by right...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.20

Beware of traffickers: Child rights panel

A pandemic and widespread displacement from homes could be the perfect opportunity for human traffickers, the state child rights panel has warned the district authorities and asked them to take necess...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.19

The prescription: Fiscal stimulus

The Narendra Modi government has an unerring instinct for bungling in economic matters. It has come out with a “fiscal stimulus” for tackling the current economic slowdown that will actually make ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

North East  /  Published 12.04.20

Unorganised workers bear the brunt

As India grinds to a halt with a three-week nationwide lockdown in place to curtail the spread of coronavirus, the unorganised workforce in Assam has started taking up odd jobs in the rural belts of t...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

India  /  Published 10.05.20

Long hours, same wage rate: Uttar Pradesh government

The Uttar Pradesh government has raised working hours for labourers from eight hours a day to 12 hours but would pay wages at the same “proportionate” rate for the extra period.Workers have to be ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Hunger devours shame in food queues

Mohammed Guddu, who stitches car seats for a living, has twice dropped out of a queue at a hunger relief centre in the capital’s Inderlok area. “Every time I see people there are more desperate th...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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