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Every 3rd Informal Worker Registered On e-Shram, Total Enrollment Cross 14 Crore Mark

Dec 25, 2021 PTI

Every third informal sector worker in India is now registered on e-Shram portal with over 14 crore registered users.

NHRC Concerned Over Delay In Relief To Bonded Labour Victims

Dec 15, 2021 PTI

NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) in a letter to the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, the states and the union territories, has asked for the implementation of its recommendations.

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

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

08 July, 2021

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

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.

11 June, 2021

Migrant Workers Win Labour Suit Against Goodyear In Malaysia

Associated Press (AP)

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

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz