Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

NHRC asks govt to ensure labourers welfare

The national human rights commissioner (NHRC) has asked the state government to ensure proper Implementation of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996, in the state as a large number of people belonging to the unorganized sector are totally deprived of the benefits stipulated under the act.

‘Crop loss’ triggers farmer suicide

A 25-year-old farmer has committed suicide allegedly because of crop loss at Belbahali in Bargarh district. The death of the farmer, Keshab Chhatar, on Wednesday night came within a week of a similar incident at another village in the same district. Villagers said Keshab was spotted in a critical condition after he consumed pesticide late