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13 child labourers rescued, factory owner arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 00:38

Thirteen children trafficked into Delhi and forced to work in cosmetics factory for up to 15 hours every day, were on Friday rescued by the Delhi police and labour department following a complaint.

NHRC seeks report from Karnataka, Odisha on child labour incident

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:49

The National Human Rights Commission directed Karnataka and Odisha governments to submit a report on an incident in which a child labourer was hit with an iron rod allegedly by a brick kiln owner in Gulbarga.

12 child labourers rescued in Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 21:06

Twelve children working as bonded labourers were rescued from west Delhi, police said.

Boy allegedly working as bonded labour, police initiates action

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 14:37

The district police here have initiated action to rescue a nine-year scheduled tribe boy from a livestock farmer under whom the boy was working as a bonded labour.

India made moderate progress on child labour issue: US report

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 21:42

Worst forms of child labour continue to exist in many sectors in India, but the country has made moderate advancement towards eliminating the menace, according to an official US report.

Child labour issue: HC summons two senior officers

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 21:10

A bench of Chief Justice N V Ramana and and Justice Manmohan in an order directed the Chief Secretary and the Secretary of Labour department to appear before the court on November 13.

Still 168 million locked in child labour: UN

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:51

The number of child labourers worldwide has dropped by a third since 2000, the UN labour agency said on Monday, but warned that progress was not being made fast enough.

Delhi Police faces flak for controversial ad, withdraws

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 10:35

The Delhi Police, which faced severe criticism from several quarters for the "insensitive" portrayal of street children in newspaper advertisements, has finally withdrawn the controversial ad.

Number of child labour in Nepal drops to 1.6 million: UNICEF

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 21:26

Abolition of bonded labour is still a distant dream in Nepal, even as statistics show the number of child labour has dropped to 1.6 million.

36 child labourers rescued from sweatshops in Seelampur, Usmanpur

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 19:43

Thirty-six child labourers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal were rescued on Sunday from six garment factories in Seelampur and Usmanpur areas of north-east Delhi.

86,000 kids working in mines in Madagascar: ILO

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 11:54

As many as 86,000 children are working in mines in Madagascar, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official has revealed, adding some of them work to help parents in sapphires or gold careers.

Tackling child labour will be priority: Ola

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 15:22

Tackling child labour issues will be a priority, Shish Ram Ola, who has taken over as new Labour and Employment Minister, said.