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Indian construction worker arrested in UAE for molesting school girl

An Indian construction worker in the UAE has been arrested and facing trial for allegedly groping a 14-year-old school girl in Dubai.
An Indian construction worker in the UAE has been arrested and facing trial for allegedly groping a 14-year-old school girl here last year, according to a media report.(REUTERS)
An Indian construction worker in the UAE has been arrested and facing trial for allegedly groping a 14-year-old school girl here last year, according to a media report.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 09:26 PM IST
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Dubai | By Press Trust of India

Bidding farewell to Justice Lokur, a fair-minded judge of the Supreme Court

In six years in the Supreme Court, he has simultaneously discharged several administrative responsibilities to improve access to justice throughout the country.
Justice Madan Lokur retired from the Supreme Court this Friday after serving on the Court for six years.(PTI)
Justice Madan Lokur retired from the Supreme Court this Friday after serving on the Court for six years.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 07:24 AM IST
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By Jahnavi Sindhu and Vishrutyi Sahni

Indian construction worker in Dubai gets 15 years in jail for stabbing colleague to death

A 26-year-old Indian construction worker in the UAE has lost his appeal against a 15-year jail term, months after he was convicted for getting drunk and stabbing to death a colleague and injuring another fellow Indian who tried to intervene, according to a media report.
The Indian national, who has not been named, stabbed to death his colleague on December, 2017, at a labour accommodation, the report said. The accused attacked the victim’s roommate as well when he tried to stop him.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The Indian national, who has not been named, stabbed to death his colleague on December, 2017, at a labour accommodation, the report said. The accused attacked the victim’s roommate as well when he tried to stop him.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Dubai | By Press Trust of India

31 construction workers, one soldier killed in Indonesia’s Papua province by armed groups, say police

Police said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in Nduga district. Eight other workers fled to the house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them.
Security forces were trying to recover all 31 bodies of construction workers but they were scattered and guarded by gunmen in Nduga district, a stronghold of separatists who have battled Indonesian rule for nearly 50 years.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Security forces were trying to recover all 31 bodies of construction workers but they were scattered and guarded by gunmen in Nduga district, a stronghold of separatists who have battled Indonesian rule for nearly 50 years.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Jayapura (Indonesia) | By Associated Press

Punjab govt extends Modicare to 42 lakh families in state

The cabinet, at a meeting chaired by chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, decided to set up a committee under the chief secretary, to work out financial modalities for implementation of the scheme at an estimated cost of more than Rs 300 crore.
(HT file)
(HT file)
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai teen finds bag containing Rs 40,000, returns it to police

On Saturday, the boy and his mother visited the police station with the bag. Using the details mentioned on bank passbook, the police contacted the owner.
14-year-old Abhishek Patel has been felicitated by the police for returning a bag containing Rs 40,000 and documents.(HT Photo)
14-year-old Abhishek Patel has been felicitated by the police for returning a bag containing Rs 40,000 and documents.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 30, 2018 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ram Parmar

Rajasthan govt to sponsor professional education of labourers’ children

Rajasthan labour minister Jaswant Yadav said that about 21 lakh labourers registered under BOCW (building and other construction workers) will be eligible to avail the benefit. The eligible students will be able to apply for the scholarship online through the labour department’s website.
The total outlay for the new scheme is yet to be worked out, but the money will come out of the welfare budget allocated to the labour department.(Picture for representation)
The total outlay for the new scheme is yet to be worked out, but the money will come out of the welfare budget allocated to the labour department.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 13, 2018 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja, Jaipur

Time we made Gurugram city more inclusive

The aspirations of migrant labourers are as integral to building Gurugram into a city that people desire to live in.
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Migrant labourers flock to Gurugram in the hope of a better future.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 12:59 PM IST
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By Kalpana Viswanath

Construction worker dies after falling from 9th floor of Gurugram building

Preliminary probe has revealed that the man fell while he was trying to connect the hook of his safety belt.
Doctors at the Civil Hospital declared the victim dead on arrival.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Doctors at the Civil Hospital declared the victim dead on arrival.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 07:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Residents pledge to plant more trees on Earth Day

Deepak Gaur, known as the ‘Tree Man’, championed a drive on the day to gift trees and make residents plant them
Tree Man Deepak Gaur (C) at the event in city on Sunday to mark World Earth Day.(HT PHOTO)
Tree Man Deepak Gaur (C) at the event in city on Sunday to mark World Earth Day.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 11:29 PM IST
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hindustan times | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

French photographer captures unused spaces and thwarted dreams in Millennium City

In Arthur Crestani’s innovative photography project Bad City Dreams, image and place come together to render farcical portraits of rapidly privatising Gurugram, throwing light on the glaring lack of urban spaces, and on the deep divide between its ambitious architectural projects and segregated society.
The photography project is exhibited at the Circulations Photo Festival at the Centquatre in Paris.(Arthur Crestani)
The photography project is exhibited at the Circulations Photo Festival at the Centquatre in Paris.(Arthur Crestani)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram

Truck overturns in Satara, 18 killed

According to initial reports, those who died were labourers from Karnataka,who were heading to Pune from Satara. The injured have been admitted to Khandala hospital.
The mangled truck carrying construction workers from Karnataka on Pune-Satara highway in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning.(ANI/Twitter)
The mangled truck carrying construction workers from Karnataka on Pune-Satara highway in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde

Bodies of construction workers killed by Isis in Iraq reach Bengal villages, kin demand compensation

Khokan Sikdar’s wife last talked to him over phone on June 13, 2014. He left for Iraq in 2011 to work for the construction firm, ‘Tariq Noor al-Huda,’ on a four-year contract.
Relatives of Khokan Sikdar with the coffin at Tehatta in Nadia district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Relatives of Khokan Sikdar with the coffin at Tehatta in Nadia district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2018 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal, Nadia

Construction sector jobs have let down peasants

An examination of RBI data indicates that peasants turning to construction are increasingly at the same income levels as farming, in probably more challenging conditions.
Value added per worker started declining for the construction sector from the middle of last decade. In fact, its value seems to be heading for a convergence with per-worker value added in agriculture.(File photo)
Value added per worker started declining for the construction sector from the middle of last decade. In fact, its value seems to be heading for a convergence with per-worker value added in agriculture.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 07:28 AM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
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