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The body of a man was found in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.(Shutterstock/For representation only)

Body of migrant worker, 35, found near Sector 44 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The body was taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 after a passerby called the police control room vehicle to say that a man was lying near the sector 44-45 dividing road
Postal workers have been working non-stop during the pandemic, to ensure that medicines, medical reports etc reach their destination on time.(Photo: Twitter/IndiaPost)
Postal workers have been working non-stop during the pandemic, to ensure that medicines, medical reports etc reach their destination on time.(Photo: Twitter/IndiaPost)

World Post Day: Braving pandemic, postal workers emerge as Covid-19 warriors

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:22 PM IST
On World Post Day (October 9) and National Postal Day of India (October 10), here’s bringing you how postal staff has been working round the clock to ensure distribution of everything right from testing kits to medicines and money.
The man suffered leg injuries after falling eight to 10 floors, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.
The man suffered leg injuries after falling eight to 10 floors, Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.

Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

Atlanta | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 04:10 AM IST
The worker was taken to a hospital for treatment, and was alert and conscious, authorities said.
Migrant workers leave for their home towns and villages due to coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers leave for their home towns and villages due to coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)

How the Supreme Court let down poor workers during the pandemic, writes Gautam Bhatia

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:28 PM IST
By effectively insulating employers from paying wages to workers, it has reinforced an unequal power dynamic
Arguments between the farmhouse manager and the workers led to the attack, police say.(Getty Images)
Arguments between the farmhouse manager and the workers led to the attack, police say.(Getty Images)

Farmhouse manager killed by 3 workers in axe attack

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 10:22 PM IST
The men attacked Balkar at 11.30 pm on June 14 as he was asleep and fled, leaving him in a pool of blood
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Shiv Sena (Hind) president, workers booked for lockdown violations

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Rahul Dua and others gathered at their office in the Moti Nagar area to organise a hawan to pay ‘tributes to martyrs of Operation Bluestar’
Mohali district has around 13,000 micro, small and medium enterprises and 49 major units located in Mohali, Dera Bassi, Chanalon in Kurali and Chapper Chiri, employing around 30 lakh workers, of whom around 78,000 are estimated to have left.(AP)
Mohali district has around 13,000 micro, small and medium enterprises and 49 major units located in Mohali, Dera Bassi, Chanalon in Kurali and Chapper Chiri, employing around 30 lakh workers, of whom around 78,000 are estimated to have left.(AP)

Industries struggle, Mohali authorities plan to get back migrant workers

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:23 PM IST
District administration plans to send buses to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is talking to governments there to see if workers can be sent back on trains, deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan has said
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)

Migrant workers: The emergence of invisible India

By RPN Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Prepare a migrant database, give them welfare and voting rights wherever they are, enhance social security
The man had arrived in Raipur in a a truck in the evening and died soon after.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The man had arrived in Raipur in a a truck in the evening and died soon after.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Migrant worker hitching to his home in Bengal dies in Raipur

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:26 PM IST
The migrant worker was hitchhiking along with others to his home in Bengal’s Howarah district.
Babita Pal, a woman in her 20s who is speech impaired, along with her four-year-old daughter Vaishnavi, in the city on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)
Babita Pal, a woman in her 20s who is speech impaired, along with her four-year-old daughter Vaishnavi, in the city on Wednesday.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune police provide transport facility to stranded workers

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Labourers spend 2 days without a roof; private buses take them to Madhya Pradesh
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Row as workers transporting body of Covid-19 patient refuse to place it on pyre in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Video shows Sector 25 crematorium workers arguing with Red Cross team members, asking them not to leave it on the floor of the facility
The controversy brings to light the crucial role played by migrant workers in sustaining India’s economic engine(ANI)
The controversy brings to light the crucial role played by migrant workers in sustaining India’s economic engine(ANI)

Respect the human rights of migrant workers | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Karnataka was wrong to stop the trains. It is correct in reversing the decision
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Lockdown: IIT Gandhinagar taking care of 800 workers involved in construction projects at institute

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The institute, which has formed a “Shramik kalyan Samiti”, has collaborated with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to ensure health, safety and well-being of the workers during the pandemic.
Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak.(Facebook)
Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak.(Facebook)

Covid-19 blues: One in three workers may be feeling heightened anxiety, finds IIM survey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The study also found that while youngsters and the elderly may find it easier to adapt to the changed circumstances, those in the age group 35 to 45 were the ones most prone to anxiety and stress.
The balance amount of the total money raised for the initiative has been used for buying rice, pulses, edible oil, soya beans and soap for the casual workers of the institutes.(ANI file/Representational image)
The balance amount of the total money raised for the initiative has been used for buying rice, pulses, edible oil, soya beans and soap for the casual workers of the institutes.(ANI file/Representational image)

Students of Bengal universities provide financial aid to casual workers amid lockdown

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:41 PM IST
The IIEST pupils have formed ‘Quarantined Shibpur Students’ Collective’ and raised the money this month for the initiative, BTech student Saptadeepa Chowdhury said.
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)

Staff safety a priority, says PGI after workers demand action for negligence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2020 10:39 PM IST
An upset workers union wrote to the SSP after two workers were infected with the virus
Representational image.(File Photo)
Representational image.(File Photo)

About 400 million workers in India may sink into poverty: UN report

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in its report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work’, describes coronavirus pandemic as “the worst global crisis since World War II”.
Labour Minister Santosh Gangawar.(File photo)
Labour Minister Santosh Gangawar.(File photo)

Covid-19: Unions seek labour minister’s intervention to prevent job losses, pay cuts; demand income support scheme for informal workers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 05:49 PM IST
The 10 central trade unions have written a letter to the minister, bringing to his attention issues like job losses, forced unpaid leave and salary cuts.
We have set up temporary shelters for migrants with provision of food. Patrolling teams are working round-the-clock and asking landlords not to demand rent from migrant tenants for a month, the SSP says.(HT PHOTO)
We have set up temporary shelters for migrants with provision of food. Patrolling teams are working round-the-clock and asking landlords not to demand rent from migrant tenants for a month, the SSP says.(HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus in Chandigarh: Tavern owner booked for evicting migrant workers

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Action has come in the backdrop of mass departure of migrant workers from Delhi to their homes in Uttar Pradesh
Migrant workers and their families head to their home towns and villages on foot on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Migrant workers and their families head to their home towns and villages on foot on Sunday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

1,000 Haryana Roadways buses to ferry migrant workers to UP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 12:52 AM IST
Drivers, conductors and other support staff posted at depots of Palwal, Faridabad, Gurugram, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat and Panipat were directed to report on duty.
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

No visas for low-skilled workers, says UK government

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The government wants to bring in a “points-based” immigration system, as promised in the Conservative election manifesto.

Four migrant workers die of asphyxia in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The deceased have been identified as Dawarka Prasad, 33, Dharam Singh, 25, Rajnish Kumar, 28, and Amit. All belonged to Uttar Pradesh and were working with a Kansal-based catering agency.
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GMADA advisory on construction activities: ‘Toilets for workers must before work begins’

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:06 AM IST
The orders were issued after receiving complaints from the residents of Aerocity
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)

Kerala woman raped and murdered, migrant worker held

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:43 AM IST
The arrested man is a migrant worker from Assam, police said. He allegedly mutilated the face of the victim with a spade after raping her.
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SAD mobilising workers for Kartarpur corridor inaugural function

Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Senior SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia and Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday held at least four meetings in the Majha region.
An Indian worker was jailed for stealing two mangoes at an airport. He will be deported to India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An Indian worker was jailed for stealing two mangoes at an airport. He will be deported to India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

UAE to deport Indian worker held for stealing two mangoes

Dubai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:59 AM IST
During interrogation and prosecution investigation, the accused recounted that he had been working at Terminal 3 of the Dubai airport.
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Worker dies of power shock, kin allege negligence of factory owner

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Kin of the deceased also staged a protest in Shimlapuri, alleging that he died due to negligence of the factory owner.
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19-year-old rape victim’s parents give away newborn to sanitary worker

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The matter came to light after the victim approached police to lodge a rape complaint against her uncle
A senior official of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation said depression was one of the common problems among working people. However, he said, it is largely ignored.(HT image)
A senior official of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation said depression was one of the common problems among working people. However, he said, it is largely ignored.(HT image)

Mental health clinic to be set up in Delhi for municipal workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 01:35 AM IST
According to civic officials, free counselling and treatment will be provided to all the employees who work at the Civic Centre, including those working with the income tax office.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar briefed the media after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar briefed the media after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Union Cabinet okays labour safety code that will benefit 400 million workers in organised, unorganised sectors

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 05:25 PM IST
This is the second major labour reform approved by the government after it cleared the Wage Code last week
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