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UN reveals 21 million workers in forced labour worldwide

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:42

An estimated 21 million workers are in forced labour globally, the United Nations has revealed. <br><br> The United Nations` labour agency said forced labour produces illegal profits of 150 billion dollars a year, as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

UN says forced labour USD 150 billion-a-year business

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 20:35

Trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery are big business generating profits estimated at USD 150 billion a year, the UN labour agency said today.

Three women ‘enslaved for 30 years’ rescued from south London house

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 13:44

Three traumatised women, who were held captive for 30 years, have been rescued from south London house, police said on Thursday.

US asks India to make strong anti-trafficking law

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10:36

US report accusing India of being a country for forced labour and sex trafficking,has asked New Delhi to develop a comprehensive anti-trafficking law.

‘Nepalese lured to Gulf subject to forced labour’

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 23:22

Every year over 300,000 Nepalese, including women move to countries, mostly Gulf region and Malaysia for employment.

‘Charges against Consul General Dayal ill founded’

Last Updated: Saturday, July 09, 2011, 11:42

The newly appointed lawyer for Prabhu Dayal, the Indian Consul General in New York, has said that the forced labour charges filed by his client`s former maid, are "ill founded".

Indian diplomat denies slavery charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 12:59

The Indian consul general in New York, Prabhu Dayal, has dismissed as "mischievous" and "complete nonsense" charges by a former housekeeper that she was treated like a slave while working for him and his family.