Wage Labourer
North East  /  Published 29.05.21

Assam interim daily tea wage cushion

The BJP-led Assam government on Friday evening decided to go for an interim daily wage hike of Rs 38 for tea garden workers after cancelling the earlier hike of Rs 50 notified on February 23. The dec...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.05.21

Dumka: workers' SOS from Nepal

A group of 26 labourers from Dumka district of Jharkhand has sent an SoS from Nepal using a video message urging the Hemant Soren government to rescue them. In the video...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 12.04.21

Fire engulfs library of love in Mysore

By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 04.12.20

India wage floor lower than Pak

The gross minimum wage in India was lower compared with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal last year, a report by UN’s labour arm says. It adds that with hardly any wages paid during the first two p...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.10.20

Lockdown: workers made to compensate

From unpaid overtime to wage cuts, garment workers say they are being made to compensate their bosses for the food, shelter and salary provided in the coronavirus lockdown. But it is a steep price fo...
By Reuters in Chennai


India  /  Published 21.09.20

For five months, daily wait in vain for work

By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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


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