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Business  /  Published 19.08.20

Tatas move to 12-hour shifts

Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant, which pioneered an eight-hour shift for workers in the country, will switch to an extended 12-hour schedule later this month to contain the spread of Covid-19. Th...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshdepur

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Past crimes: Tales from colonial Calcutta

Sir — The article, “A tale of two detectives” (Feb 27), by Uddalak Mukherjee made for interesting reading. Crime breaks away from the safe humdrum of everyday life, herein lies the appeal of rea...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

What the NSSO employment report really says

The National Sample Survey Office report on employment in India was not allowed to be made public by the government. However, bits and pieces of the findings of the report have appeared in the public ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.06.19

Labour data reveal depth of job distress

Twelve per cent of rural workers and nearly one in three in urban areas across the country put in more than 60 hours of toil a week, an official survey has found, prompting calls for stricter enforcem...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.19

Are long work hours really a blessing, Mr Ma?

The famous entrepreneur from China, Jack Ma, recently endorsed a 72-hour working week, claiming it to be a blessing. It is referred to as a ‘996 week’, which means one works from 9 am to 9 pm for ...
By The Editorial Board

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Odisha  /  Published 01.10.18

Increase court working time, says judge

Judge of Orissa High Court Justice S.K. Sahoo has called for a thirty-minute increase in the working hours of courts on all working days. He hoped that this would help in clearing the backlog of cases...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.19

Tata Steel among best workplaces

Tata Steel has been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in India by the Great Place to Work® Institute under the category of ‘Large organisations with over 500 and less than 50,000 employees...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 07.01.19

Doctors rebut govt, claim 100-hour week

Central government doctors have rebutted a health ministry claim that they work at most for 40 hours a week, saying their work hours often add up to 100 or even 120 hours a week.Junior health minister...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.19

What it means to work '996' in China

There is a new code for the punishing work schedule that information technology companies here expect their employees to work — ‘996’. It means ‘9 am to 9 pm, six days a week’. These have be...
By Neha Sahay

India  /  Published 23.03.20

Plea deadline relief as SC curtails work

The Supreme Court on Monday evolved a slew of measures, including an indefinite extension of the “limitation” period for filing appeals and applications before the courts and judicial forums.Under...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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