labour

Contractor fined after senior IAS officer raids labour colony

A labour contractor was fined and checks initiated at a construction site and a labour colony after a raid by senior IAS officer Vipul Mittra. Mittra, who is the additional chief secretary of Labour and Employment department, raided the project site of PSP Projects on Karnavati Club Road, and a labour colony late on Thursday...

Alang shipyard resumes work after 50-day lockdown, troubles mount

One of the largest ship breaking yards in the world, the Alang shipyard in Bhavnagar has resumed business but lack of migrants and access to market have only increased the trouble for the place. The shipyard has around 140 plots in which ships can be broken of which 60 have resumed work. But local media...

Man chops off his tongue in a temple in Gujarat to stop coronavirus and return home

A labourer hailing from Madhya Pradesh, who was apparently depressed because of the lockdown and yearned to return home, chopped off his tongue at a temple in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, police said. While some reports claimed it was a “sacrifice” to appease God, police did not confirm them. Vivek Sharma (24), a native of Morena...