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The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI File Photo)

Karnataka withdraws order extending factory work hours

By HT Correspondent | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:08 AM IST
On May 22, the state exempted all the factories registered under the Factories Act, from the provisions of Section 51 (weekly hours) and Section 54 (daily hours), till August 21 subject to certain conditions.
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Labourers work inside an iron factory.(REUTERS)
Labourers work inside an iron factory.(REUTERS)

Amendment to Factories Act to extend work hours unlikely: Officials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 06:27 AM IST
Officials said the proposal hasn’t moved forward because the government wants to focus primarily on the rejuvenation of the agri and rural sector.
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India’s labour laws are complex and cumbersome and the government’s plan is to simplify them into four codes: wages; OSH; industrial relations; and social security. (PTI photo)
India’s labour laws are complex and cumbersome and the government’s plan is to simplify them into four codes: wages; OSH; industrial relations; and social security. (PTI photo)

After wage code, labour safety on Cabinet table

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 05:43 AM IST
If cleared by the Cabinet, this will be the second major labour reform approved by the government.
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Arrest-handcuffs.

Hawkins CEO and his Hoshiarpur factory manager get 6-month jail

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 01:20 PM IST
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on the CEO Subhadip Dutta Choudhury and manager Sandeep Singh Toor for not maintaining an ambulance room on factory premises.
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The report, filed by additional labour commissioner-II KR Verma, also states none of the five workers were provided any personal protection equipment by the employers for performing the manual scavenging task.(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)
The report, filed by additional labour commissioner-II KR Verma, also states none of the five workers were provided any personal protection equipment by the employers for performing the manual scavenging task.(Raj K Raj / Hindustan Times)

Employer of five who died in Moti Nagar had no licence: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 03:12 AM IST
Labour department has issued notices to contractors and principal employer under Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 and Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
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