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India Needs Practical And Equitable Working Hours

Dec 02, 2020 Raavi Birbal

Effective execution of laws is equally critical.

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

Sep 23, 2020 PTI

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.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Welcomes Law Changes That Improve Workers' Rights In Qatar

Qatar, host of the next World Cup, has passed new laws that should improve workers' rights in the country, with FIFA applauding the move

10 Barriers In The Way Of Women's Participation In Labour Force

Aug 27, 2020 Pranav Kumar Choudhary

While debating the falling Women Labour Force Participation Rate, we often miss a very important point that most of the women are already working as 'household care providers.'

Is Safety In Public Spaces Impacting Women’s Workforce Participation?

The connection between safety and access to jobs is one that requires all stakeholders to consider who occupies space, and how. This is partly because the number of women we end up seeing in public spaces do it after adjusting to certain expectations and conditions.

10 June, 2020

Is Education The reason Women Are Disappearing From India's Workforce?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

Girls are staying in school for longer. However, even as these numbers are rising, it is important to note that this is not translating into them eventually entering the workforce.

09 June, 2020

Women Are Ready To Take On The World, But Where Are Their Jobs?

Sonakshi Chaudhry

Women want to work, and businesses benefit from their labour; therefore, this is about leveraging ambitions as much as it is about economic growth and industry.

27 May, 2020

Govt's Short-term Measures Will Fail To Reduce Precarity Of Migrant Workers

Apoorva Gupta

The short-term measures by the government to ensure the immediate safety, food and shelter for the migrants will fail to suffice in the long run as they do nothing to tackle the underlying causes that contribute to the systemic discrimination and deprivation of the migrants.

21 May, 2020

Labour Reforms Necessary, But Hold No Meaning If They Take Away Labourers' Rights

Alok Rajan

The COVID-19 crisis has not only worsened the already pathetic conditions of workers, but has also impacted revenue and cash flows for existing businesses, adversely affecting investment decisions.

18 May, 2020

In Post Covid World, The Labour Class Will Emerge As A Conscious United Front

Harish Wankhede

The growing global crisis today has allowed the working classes to reflect upon the brutal capitalist economic structures and the passive political system that has failed in protecting their basic interests.

12 May, 2020

In Lockdown, Employers Hung Workers Out To Dry. Now They Should Prepare For Changed Labour Market

Joydip Dey

The biggest fallout of COVID-19 lockdown, for the millions of migrant workers, seems to be the trust deficit that sprouted between employers and workers since large number of employers abandoned their workers in these difficult times, writes Joydip Dey.


08 May, 2020

UP, MP Govts Make Changes To Labour Laws To Revive Industries

Outlook Web Bureau

While the Yogi Adityanath-led government has approved an ordinance to exempt various industries in UP from different labour laws for three years, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced wide-ranging changes in labour legsilation to stimulate economic activity.

25 March, 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown: Gujarat Labourers Walk Back Home From Rajasthan; Ones In Delhi Seek Help Online

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India was entering a lockdown for the next three weeks, adding it was the only way to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

18 February, 2020

High Commission Confirms UK Labour MP Denied India Entry For Invalid Visa


Debbie Abrahams, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.

03 October, 2019

Without Home, Without Roots And Without Food: New Research Shows Alarming Rates Of Acute Malnutrition Among Migrants, Refugees and The Homeless

Damayanti Datta

With a photo essay by Usha Ramesh and Vivek Tripathi to celebrate The World Day of Migrants and Refugees

18 June, 2019

2 Labourers Die After Falling From 10th Floor of Delhi Building While Cleaning

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident occurred at 3 p.m. when the deceased identified as Raju Sharma, 22, and Ashtiyak Khan, 23, fell from the 10th floor after the wire of the stand they were sitting on broke.

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.

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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