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Massive pollutants by factories plaguing Bohai Sea in China

Chinese factories are discharging more than 2.8 billion tonnes of waste water besides seven lakh tonnes of other pollutants annually into Bohai Sea in the north and northeast China, severely damaging local environment, a report said.

China uses drones to detect polluting factories

Polluters need to watch out for an eye in the sky as drones have helped China's ministry of environmental protection (MEP) detect factories flouting environmental laws in one of China's most polluted provinces.

Andhra govt allows women to work in factories in night shifts

The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday issued a circular allowing women to work in factories in night shifts.

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

Factories discharging effluents into Yamuna asked to shift

As many as 67 small factories in the city who are discharging effluents directly into the Yamuna have been asked to shift from their current location by end of next month.

Cotton mills in Tamil Nadu using forced child labour: Report

 Cotton manufacturers in Tamil Nadu are using forced child labour for long hours in dangerous conditions in their factories, a British daily alleged, a charge rubbished by a major textile body in the state as totally wrong.

'Modern slavery' in Malaysia electronics factories: Survey

Nearly one-third of the 350,000 workers in Malaysia's electronics manufacturing sector -- a major supplier for leading global brands -- suffer labour conditions akin to "modern slavery", a report released today said.

Anti-China protest hits Vietnam factories

Thousands of workers staged a protest at an industrial park in southern Vietnam Tuesday over China`s deployment of a drilling rig in contested waters, damaging factories and offices, official media said.

Cambodia police open fire on protesters, three killed

The Cambodian police opened fire on garment workers, who were protesting on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, leaving at least three people dead.

Bangladesh orders arrest of factory owners for deadly fire

A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest of owners of a garment factory where 111 workers were killed last year in the country`s worst such fire, after police laid charges.

Bangladesh factory workers clash with police, 100 injured

Nearly 100 people were injured when thousands of angry garment workers in Bangladesh demanding a higher wage clashed with police, resulting in the closure of about 200 factories.

Three killed in Maharashtra building collapse

Three people were killed and 24 injured early Thursday when a two-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra`s Bhiwandi town, police said.

Bangladesh PM urged to ensure workers` safety, rights

More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have urged Bangladesh to come out with a comprehensive plan to ensure workers’ safety and rights.

Dhaka woman survives 16 days under rubble

Seventeen days after the collapse of a garment factory building, the rescuers found a woman alive underneath the remains of Rana Plaza.

Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll hits 1,034

The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey building here in the Bangladesh capital soared past 1,000.

Bangladesh building collapse: Haunting pic of couple in final embrace

Not just the rising death toll, but also a photograph of a couple in the rubble of the collapsed Dhaka building is haunting the minds.

Bangladesh building collapse toll nears 1000

Hundreds of bodies are still trapped under the debris of the illegally constructed Rana Plaza building as many have remained missing.

Garments factory fire kills 8 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has closed down 18 garment factories temporarily as part of its efforts to allay fears of international buyers over safety and labour standards.

US official calls up Dhaka garment industry representatives

The conference call was part of the Obama Administration`s effort to engage the garment industry to improve workers` rights, working conditions in Bangladesh.

Ambala factory fire: Management cooperating with authorities

The raging fire that engulfed a chemical factory in Ambala on Monday night has been brought under control.

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 243

With nearly 250 people killed in building collapse in Bangladesh, thousands watched rescuers search for ones trapped under debris of the eight-story complex that had come crashing down within seconds.