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Walk the talk: A duo walks in Europe to render support to Indian migrants

Horrified by what happened to migrant labourers in India during the lockdown, an Indian theatre artist walked across Europe to draw attention to the global humanitarian crisis
The Art of Walking, a durational performance, is a 320-km trek in Europe from Amsterdam to Calais
The Art of Walking, a durational performance, is a 320-km trek in Europe from Amsterdam to Calais
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPrachi Bari

Women in labour must be treated with dignity

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted an old problem of the mistreatment of women in the labour room
The mistreatment of women in the labour room is fairly common, especially if you’re poor(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The mistreatment of women in the labour room is fairly common, especially if you’re poor(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 26, 2020 07:29 PM IST
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Supporting the unemployed| HT Editorial

Job losses are rising across the board. The State needs to help
One key way in which this crisis is getting reflected is in the unemployment figures(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
One key way in which this crisis is getting reflected is in the unemployment figures(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Rajasthan CM Gehlot writes to PM Modi for additional wheat allotment

The chief minister said state’s population in 2019 was about 77.4 million, out of which the rural population is 58.2 million.
Ashok Gehlot said the allotment should be done on the basis of the current population. Currently, the basis for allotment is 2011 census.(HT File Photo)
Ashok Gehlot said the allotment should be done on the basis of the current population. Currently, the basis for allotment is 2011 census.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 10:24 PM IST
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UP chief minister transfers 1,000 each to over 4 lakh daily wagers

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred an amount of 48.17 crore as the maintenance allowance for 4,81,755 street vendors, rickshaw pullers, auto drivers, e-rickshaw drivers, porters and other daily wage labourers.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath made a token transfer of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1000 through direct benefit transfer (DBT) to bank account of each of the worker.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath made a token transfer of 1000 through direct benefit transfer (DBT) to bank account of each of the worker.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

With bidi factories closed amid Covid-19 lockdown, 15 lakh labourers in Bengal district face crisis

Ever since the government announced lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 15 lakh people linked directly or indirectly to the district’s bidi industry—considered the biggest in the state—are now dependent on food provided by the state and non-government organisations.
Some factory owners have extended help to the poor workforce but most said they will not be able to pay any wage under the present circumstances.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Some factory owners have extended help to the poor workforce but most said they will not be able to pay any wage under the present circumstances.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 06, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Berhampore (West Bengal) | BySreyasi Pal

Coronavirus lockdown: Deve Gowda appeals to PM Modi to look into issues of farmers, labourers

The former prime minister also drew the attention of “overcrowding” at the isolation centres.
H D Deve Gowda has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the plight of farmers, labourers and the middle class people(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
H D Deve Gowda has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the plight of farmers, labourers and the middle class people(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Stumped at getting IT notice, Odisha labourer at a loss to explain deposit of Rs 1.47 crore

Sanadhar Gond, a tribal daily labourer in Pujaribharandi village received the IT notice directing him to pay Rs 2.59 lakh presumptive tax under Section 44 of the Income Tax Act. The income tax officials said the penalty was for an unexplained transaction in his ICICI bank account amounting to Rs 1.47 crore.
The IT notice said Gond has been engaged in wholesale trading of seasonal goods. Gond said he had received 5 such notices earlier, but never cared for them. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The IT notice said Gond has been engaged in wholesale trading of seasonal goods. Gond said he had received 5 such notices earlier, but never cared for them. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

From Beed to Tokyo, Sable’s long, hard run

Avinash Sable’s gritty journey, from growing up in a drought-hit village where his parents were daily wage labourers, to breaking national records and qualifying for the Olympics.
Athlete Avinash Sable during his training session at NIS in Patiala on Saturday, December 07, 2019(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Athlete Avinash Sable during his training session at NIS in Patiala on Saturday, December 07, 2019(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRutvick Mehta

Minor Andhra girl cheated, raped by auto-rickshaw driver; delivers baby

Doctors at the hospital became suspicious when the girl refused to breast-feed the new-born and was reluctant to care for the infant. They shifted the infant to the children’s ward after the girl did not feed the baby.
Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district on Friday arrested an auto-rickshaw driver, who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl and refused to marry her after she became pregnant(Representative Image)
Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district on Friday arrested an auto-rickshaw driver, who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl and refused to marry her after she became pregnant(Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Man lynched in Jharkhand over child lifting rumour

Koderma’s sub-divisional police officer, Rajendra Prasad, cited the investigation and said it suggested it was not a case of lynching over child lifting rumours as the family of the labourer, Sunil Yadav, has claimed.
The protest was held for over an hour to press for the immediate arrest of those involved in allegedly assaulting Sunil Yadav. It ended following assurances from the police and local legislator Janki Yadav.(HT image)
The protest was held for over an hour to press for the immediate arrest of those involved in allegedly assaulting Sunil Yadav. It ended following assurances from the police and local legislator Janki Yadav.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 06:09 AM IST
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Woman stabs husband to death with help of her lover, sister; all 3 arrested

After detailed probe, Yashoda finally admitted committing murder of Mahaveer with the help of her paramour named Om Prakash Bairwa, 23, and her sister.
Besides Yashoda, her 17-year-old sister and the couple’s two kids were present in the house when the crime took place. (Representative image)
Besides Yashoda, her 17-year-old sister and the couple’s two kids were present in the house when the crime took place. (Representative image)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | ByHT Correspondent

Woman kills husband with help of minor sister, lover

After detailed interrogation and probe, the woman finally admitted killing her husband with the help of her lover named and her minor sister.
The wife told the police that three men entered their house through balcony and threw red chilli power in her husband’s eyes and then stabbed him to death.(Getty file photo)
The wife told the police that three men entered their house through balcony and threw red chilli power in her husband’s eyes and then stabbed him to death.(Getty file photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 10:02 PM IST
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Free tutorials by govt teachers for poor kids, Bihar village shows the way

A government official, wishing not be named, said earlier people used to booze during the evening hours, but the evening tutorial classes had changed the environment and now those who drink do so secretly by remaining confined to their houses.
For giving tutorial classes in the village, teachers working in nearby government schools have volunteered.(HT Photo (Representative image))
For giving tutorial classes in the village, teachers working in nearby government schools have volunteered.(HT Photo (Representative image))
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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They were not part of mob, say kin of suspects held for Old Delhi tension

Zubair, who works in a factory that manufactures plumbing accessories, is among nine people nabbed till Wednesday night in connection with a case of alleged rioting and vandalism of a temple on the night of June 30 that led to communal tension in the Walled City’s Lal Kuan area and adjacent localities.
CRPF jawans and Delhi Police personnel stand near Durga temple, at Lal Kuan Bazaar, Hauz Qazi area, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. All markets opened after a parking row between two people on Sunday night turned communal. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
CRPF jawans and Delhi Police personnel stand near Durga temple, at Lal Kuan Bazaar, Hauz Qazi area, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. All markets opened after a parking row between two people on Sunday night turned communal. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 04:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

‘She could have been rescued if cops acted swiftly’ says father of Tappal girl

On May 30, the child went missing, but the police registered a case of kidnapping on May 31. Her body was found in a garbage dump near her house in Tappal town, near Aligarh, two days later.
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 08, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | ByHT Correspondent

‘She was eager to join school after summer break’, says UP girl’s father

“She was so brilliant that she could identify all the letters on her own. She had a beautiful smile and being our only child, she was the world for me,” said Sharma, a daily wage labourer.
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Relatives mourn the death of a 3-year-old girl in Aligarh, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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Agra | ByHT Correspondent

Quarrel over urinating in the open leads to brawl, murder in South Delhi

Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (southeast), identified the victim as Lilu Dhakolia, who has 17 police cases, including that of robbery and snatching, against him.
Dhakolia, a daily wage labourer, lived with his wife and four children in Nehru Camp. His wife, Pinki, said that the incident took place around 12.30am Monday while she was outside her house.(HT Photo)
Dhakolia, a daily wage labourer, lived with his wife and four children in Nehru Camp. His wife, Pinki, said that the incident took place around 12.30am Monday while she was outside her house.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Minor apprehended for attempt to rape

An FIR was registered on Saturday under Section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) and Section 18 (attempt to commit an offence) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act.
Minor apprehended for attempt to rape(Reuters)
Minor apprehended for attempt to rape(Reuters)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 02:40 AM IST
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National Senior Athletics Championships: Javelin thrower Annu Rani re-writes national record, an adivasi wage labourer wins 10,000m race

Annu Rani, who represented Uttar Pradesh, hurled the spear to a distance of 62.34m, nearly half a metre more than her earlier national record of 61.86m that she recorded in 2017. Her effort bettered the qualifying standard of 61.50m for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October later this year.
File image of Annu Rani.(Twitter)
File image of Annu Rani.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Patiala | ByPTI

Delhi government school guest teachers intensify protest for better pay, full-time jobs

The future of 25,000 guest teachers was left in a limbo after their contracts expired on February 28 following a Delhi high court directive last year.
Guest teachers submitted a draft document to the government on Monday that spelt out a policy for them.(Vipin Kumar/HT)
Guest teachers submitted a draft document to the government on Monday that spelt out a policy for them.(Vipin Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 12:56 AM IST
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Karnataka tribal communities allege false rejection of claims under FRA

The Siddis, an ethnic group in Uttara Kannada, filed over 2,300 claims of residence but nearly half were rejected.
Siddi tribe members show their fingers marked with indelible ink during a voting awareness campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru last year.(PTI File Photo)
Siddi tribe members show their fingers marked with indelible ink during a voting awareness campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru last year.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | BySibi Arasu

4 Dead, 9 injured in accident in Munger, Bihar

Four people died and nine sustained injuries after a speedy truck collided with a motor rickshaw near Haveli Kharagpur in Munger on Tuesday.
The victims were daily wage labourers who had gone to Jumei area for the work.(PTI)
The victims were daily wage labourers who had gone to Jumei area for the work.(PTI)
Published on Feb 19, 2019 12:20 PM IST
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Bihar | ByAsian News International

Bengal woman chained, burnt alive by husband for not getting 2000 from parents

The woman’s family claimed that despite dowry being given at the time of the marriage, the husband’s demands never ceased and he used to torture his wife and sent her to them to get money.
A woman in Bengal was burnt alive by her husband and his family for not getting <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2000 from her parents. (Representative photo)(REUTERS)
A woman in Bengal was burnt alive by her husband and his family for not getting 2000 from her parents. (Representative photo)(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 30, 2018 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berhampore | BySreyasi Pal

Marathwada: Farmers turn to cities, industries as water runs out, crops fail

Nearly 50% of the Wadali village had emptied out when HT visited it this week, and rural experts warned that by the summer of 2019, this steady trickle of migration could turn into an exodus.
The only drinking water well in Beed’s Kamkheda village has dried up.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The only drinking water well in Beed’s Kamkheda village has dried up.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 30, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Aurangabad/beed

‘Abducted’ seven-year-old killed in Greater Noida after father fails to pay ransom

The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning
The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The body of a seven-year-old boy, who had been missing for two days, was found in a forest area of a village under Surajpur in the early hours of Sunday morning.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 03:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | ByHT Correspondent

Sport can be a tool for women’s empowerment

Women cricketers in outer Delhi juggle school, tuition and housework and still find the time to practice on the field
Hima Das celebrates after securing silver medal in the women's 400m final on athletics track event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, August 26. Despite the Asian Games success of Swapna Barman, Hima Das, Harshita Tomar and Dutee Chand, the sight of girls playing a sport is rare anywhere(PTI)
Hima Das celebrates after securing silver medal in the women's 400m final on athletics track event at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, August 26. Despite the Asian Games success of Swapna Barman, Hima Das, Harshita Tomar and Dutee Chand, the sight of girls playing a sport is rare anywhere(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2018 07:05 PM IST
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Woman stabbed to death in feud over garbage collection in Greater Noida

According to her family, the incident took place when the woman, identified as one Najma, was sleeping in the verandah outside their rented accommodation.
There were five people who had stabbed her in the chest and on her face with a knife.
There were five people who had stabbed her in the chest and on her face with a knife.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 07:16 AM IST
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18-year-old approaches court to annul child marriage in Rajasthan

She suffered in silence for 12 years, but finally, Pintu Devi gathered the courage and knocked the doors of Family court-1 of Jodhpur.
Pintu Devi (left) with Dr Kriti Bharti.(HT Photo)
Pintu Devi (left) with Dr Kriti Bharti.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By, Jaipur

Now, Aarey tribal women open their own bank accounts

After the state government banned plastic, these women have now been making paper bags, which help them earn 200-500 per week.
Tribal girls making paper bags and Warli paintings at Aarey colony in Mumbai on Friday, May 18, 2018.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Tribal girls making paper bags and Warli paintings at Aarey colony in Mumbai on Friday, May 18, 2018.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2018 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai
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