Two labourers die after falling in manhole

Two labourers who entered into a manhole to clean it near Karnataka Minister H Anjaneya's official quarters here today died due to suffocation, police said.

Maoists attack bridge construction site in Bihar; 9 injured

A group of Maoist ultras attacked a bridge construction site in Banka district, thrashing workers, shooting indiscriminately and torching vehicles stationed there during the wee hours on Monday.

Kerala planning legislation to address migrant labourers issue

 The Kerala government on Wednesday said it is mulling a new legislation to address the issue of migrant labourers in the wake of their huge influx to the state in search of unskilled jobs.

NDA is pro-worker, but India needs labour reforms: Minister

 The NDA Government on Saturday defended the labour reforms being proposed by it, saying laws need to be changed as per the requirements of the country, and asserted that it stood for welfare of workers and prevention of their exploitation.

RPF constables beat labourer to death, injure two others

Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables picked up three labourers on the suspicion that they were involved in a theft and allegedly thrashed them, leaving one of them dead and two others seriously injured.

SC seeks report on labourers kept in illegal confinement

 The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a report from the Pune police on the plight of 19 workers who are being allegedly kept in illegal confinement by a local sugar cane crusher owner.

Four labourers dead, over ten injured in clash at IIT Mandi

A clash broke out on Saturday between labourers of a Shimla-based contractor and members of a labour union leaving at least four people dead and over ten injured in the north campus of IIT Mandi.

Arvind Kejriwal launches 'Shramik Vikas Mission' for labourers

Assuring easy access to healthcare and education for labourers in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the 'Shramik Vikas Mission' at an event here on the occasion of Labour Day.

Odisha govt hikes minimum wages for daily labourers

Odisha on Friday hiked to Rs 200 the minimum wages for daily labourers engaged in various industries and other construction activities in the state.

Rahul Gandhi lauds workers on May Day

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has been raising farmers' issues ferociously, Friday paid tribute to the working class on May Day, saying their hard work and sweat have contributed to building of the nation.

CPI hopes to work with CPI(M) for labourers

CPI on Sunday greeted Sitaram Yechury on being elected as CPI(M) General Secretary and expressed hope that both parties would be able to work together and strive for progress of the working class in the country.

Labourers vandalise BPCL refinery premises in Mumbai, 28 held

A group of labourers created ruckus at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) refinery in Mahul-Chembur area here on Sunday, following which 28 of them were arrested on alleged charges of rioting, police said.

Assam orders probe into labourers' death in Meghalaya

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday has asked additional chief secretary S Meora to probe the death of 14 labourers from the state in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

14 labourers found dead in Meghalaya after consuming wild fruits

Fourteen labourers hailing from Assam's Dhubri district died in their camp at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district after allegedly consuming poisonous wild fruits, police said on Tuesday.

Three labourers injured in fire in UP

Three labourers were injured in a fire which broke out in forest area near Phugana village here, police said today.

Two UP labourers shot dead in Bihar

Two labourers hailing from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jehanabad district of Bihar early Sunday morning.

Over 30 labourers rescued from brick kiln in Odisha

As many as 34 brick kiln workers, including 15 women were rescued by labour officials in Ganjam district for the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them, official sources said today.

34 labourers rescued from brick kiln in Odisha

As many as 34 brick kiln workers, including 15 women were rescued by labour officials in Ganjam district for the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them, official sources said on Monday.

Two killed in Assam landslide

Two labourers died while another was injured in a landslide in Assam's Hailakandi district, the police said on Friday.

Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for dead labourers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of the nine labourers of the state, who were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery in Vellore collapsed, a senior police officer said on Saturday.