North East  /  Published 11.08.22

Tea garden workers’ wage hiked

The daily wage of tea garden workers in Assam was increased by Rs 27 on Wednesday, the second hike in 15 months. The hike, which will take effect retrospectively from August 1, will see tea garden wo...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.22

Sex work and dignity

In Budhadev Karmaskar vs State of  West Bengal, the Supreme Court held that such basic protections as decency and dignity are guaranteed to every individual notwithstanding his/her profession. Th...
By Prakhar Raghuvanshi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.22

Malda migrant worker missing

A Malda villager went missing around 10 days ago while he was returning home from his workplace in Rajasthan. Masum Ali, a 22-year-old resident of Panchla village under Harishchandrapur police station...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Malda

India  /  Published 19.07.22

Centre justifies poor pay of midday meal workers

The country’s 25 lakh school midday meal workers who are paid far below the minimum wage are “honorary workers” doing voluntary social service, the Centre told Parliament on Monday, ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.22

MPs want law for tea land rights

The parliamentary standing committee on commerce has recommended to the Centre that a body of eminent persons be formed to look into denial of land rights to tea garden workers in north Bengal and a l...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


India  /  Published 13.07.22

New role for Asha workers

Odisha is planning to go a step ahead to promote family planning among newly-married couples. The Asha (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers will visit marriage venues in their respective areas...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.22

Tea workers fear Hasimara airport

Workers of a tea estate near the Indian Air Force (IAF) station at Hasimara in Alipurduar have refused to allow the transfer of the garden’s land for infrastructure set to come up for a proposed...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 05.07.22

95% ‘underpaid’ in Delhi

Over 95 per cent of unskilled workers in Delhi are denied the minimum wage notified by the state government, a survey released on Monday by a civil society organisation has found. The survey, “...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.22

Squirrel’s power pole lunge chars to death five

Five farm workers were charred to death when a high-tension power supply cable snapped on being disturbed by a squirrel and fell on the autorickshaw in which they were travelling, turning the three-wh...
By PTI in Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

West Bengal  /  Published 23.06.22

Tea staff: 3-year wage pact or strike

The staff and the sub-staff of tea estates of north Bengal have threatened to go on indefinite strike from July 4 if an their demand for a three-year salary agreement is not met by the tea planters. ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


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