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Labour Ministry Hikes Minimum Wages For Workers Employed In Central Sphere, Effective Oct 1

Oct 29, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The variable dearness allowance is revised taking into the average consumer price index for industrial workers. The index is compiled and prepared by the Labour Bureau.

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Oct 19, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer capital of India.

Marginal Rise In Retail Inflation For Farm, Rural Workers In July, Highest In Punjab

The steepest fall in the CPI numbers for agricultural and rural labourers was experienced by Tamil Nadu

Pradhan, Mandaviya, Yadav: Three Ministers To Lead Centre's Social Development Saga

Jul 08, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The three leaders have replaced Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Harsh Vardhan and Santosh Gangwar, all of whom were considered not up to the challenges at hand in their respective ministries.

Migrant Workers Win Labour Suit Against Goodyear In Malaysia

The plaintiffs were the third group of foreign workers to win a case against Goodyear in the Industrial Court

24 May, 2021

Biden Administration Considering Keeping Solar Products From China Out Of U.S. Markets

Outlook Web Bureau

Biden's climate envoy, John Kerry, has said that the possibility of forced labor in Xinjiang “is a problem”

26 April, 2021

Ensure Proper Covid-19 Care To ESI Beneficiaries: RSS Affiliated Workers’ Union To Centre

Jayanta Bhattacharya

The letter by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) general secretary Binoy Kumar Sinha, was addressed to the Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.

06 April, 2021

Amazon Illegally Fired Outspoken Employees: Labour Board

Associated Press (AP)

However, in a statement, Amazon said it fired the employees for repeatedly violating internal policies, not because they talked publicly about working conditions or sustainability.

02 April, 2021

58 Mentally Challenged People Found Working As Bonded Labour In Punjab: MHA

Outlook Web Bureau

Home ministry sand that these labourers are often given drugs to make them work in the fields for long hours which adversely affect their physical and mental condition.

13 February, 2021

High Court Sends Notice To Haryana Govt Over Nodeep Kaur's 'Illegal Confinement'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a reply from the state government by February 24.

20 January, 2021

Put Labour Codes On Hold, Start Fresh Discussions: Trade Unions To Government

Outlook Web Bureau

The ministry intends to finalise the rules under labour codes by this month-end for implementation of these laws.


12 January, 2021

The Diminishing Power Of Labour

V Venkateswara Rao

While the coronavirus is hurting working people, especially lower-income workers, it is mainly exacerbating underlying inequalities in the economy.

06 January, 2021

What Could Be India’s Development Prospects In 2021?

Rutvi Dattani

The focus should be on three pillars namely self-sufficiency, food security and social security for India to progress holistically.

05 January, 2021

Pay For Household Work? Shashi Tharoor Backs Kamal Haasan, Kangana Says 'Don't Need Salary'


The Congress leader and Bollywood actor engaged in a Twitter debate based on Haasan's party's seven-point agenda

02 January, 2021

Feedback Sought On Draft Standards For Manufacturing, Mining, Service Sector Staff


The draft order provides that the working hours in IT sector shall be as per agreement or conditions of appointment between employer and workers.

22 December, 2020

Industry Bodies To Hold Discussions On New Wage Definition On December 24


The implementation of Code on Wages, 2019 is planned April along with other three codes on industrial relations, social security and occupational health safety

02 December, 2020

India Needs Practical And Equitable Working Hours

Raavi Birbal

Effective execution of laws is equally critical.


23 September, 2020

Three Key Labour Reform Bills Passed In Rajya Sabha Amid Opposition Boycott


The Rajya Sabha passed three key labour codes by voice vote, even as opposition parties continue to boycott the current session over the suspension of eight MPs.

Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

PTI Photo

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Aamir Shaikh
Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta