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    Invisible Workers: Durga Puja Artisans Face Socio-Economic Deprivation

    A UNESCO tag reconfirms the rich cultural heritage of the Durga Puja in Kolkata, but the people who create the grand spectacle face dismal...

    Have MGNREGA Workers Become Bonded Labourers?

    Millions of workers remain unpaid for their work for several months. Despite over Rs. 21,000 crores of pending wages, the allocation under MGNREGA is...

    The Right Policies Can Protect the Workers of Asia and the Pacific

    Our workers are generally ill-equipped to unlock new opportunities, fulfill life aspirations for themselves and their families but also to face ongoing challenges emanating...

    Social Contract Needed to Lift Asia-Pacific Workforce Out of Poverty: UNESCAP

    Denied decent work opportunities and highly vulnerable to systemic shocks such as pandemics or economic downturns, workers in Asia and the Pacific are under...

    Bangladesh Tea Workers Get a Pittance After 18-Day Strike

    The tea workers had thrust the ball in the court of prime minister Sheikh Hasina – but the settlement comes for a pittance. The...

    Emergency Credit Guarantee Scheme Saved 1.5 Crore Jobs During Pandemic: Prime Minister Modi

    The government is abolishing laws from the period of slavery and labour laws are being simplified, the Prime Minister said, adding that 29 labour...

    ILO-WHO Global Study on Gender Pay Gap in Health and Care Sector Silent on India

    Lower wages and discrimination come out as important features of the challenges women employed in the health and care face, according to an ILO...

    Bangladesh Violates Rights of the Workers Who Fuel Its Galloping Economic Growth, Says Report

    Workers have been exposed to mass dismissals and criminal prosecution for exercising their right to peaceful protest, the report says. It points out how...

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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

    Researchers strive to better understand melting glaciers on Asian mountain peaks, the Earth’s ‘Third Pole,’ in light of devastating...
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    Five Decades On, Bangladesh Debates If Its Constitution Retains the Spirit of Liberation War

    Eminent citizens from all walks of life feel that successive constitutional amendments have been made for political, personal gains...

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    The Montreal Protocol — designed to save the ozone layer — is also averting a dangerous amount of global...

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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

    Researchers strive to better understand melting glaciers on Asian...

    Five Decades On, Bangladesh Debates If Its Constitution Retains the Spirit of Liberation War

    Eminent citizens from all walks of life feel that...