With faltering industrial demand, workers are in a difficult situation with little room to manoeuvre. (Editorial)

An assessment of the Maruti Suzuki Employees Union’s struggles against the Suzuki management in Manesar (Gurgaon) reveals that like central trade unions, plant unions also tend to reproduce a form of bureaucratic functioning. This results in a split between leaders and the rank and file – a tendency which often leads to the betrayal of the interests of the struggling workers.

Four industrial workers died after inhaling hydrogen sulphide gas that leaked from a chemical factory in Tarapur on Tuesday evening.

Shillong/Khliehriat, Aug.

Seven ship-breaking yards at Sitakund were Thursday fined Tk 36.50 lakh for violating environment protection rules and failure to maintain proper safety measures for the workers.

The action was taken after inspection of the ship breaking yards by enforcement team led Environment Directorate chief Monwar Islam.

The fact that an economy, even when it experiences a higher growth rate in the capitalist segment, is saddled with an increasing unemployment rate, goes against the grain of conventional growth theory as indeed of the basic presumption underlying policymaking. In India, for instance, faced with growing misery in the midst of accelerating growth, the standard response has been that such “exclusion” will disappear if the growth rate can be further accelerated.

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Japanese workers entered the No.1 reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Thursday for the first time since a hydrogen explosion ripped off its roof a day after a devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

High radiation levels inside the building have prevented staff from entering to start installing a new cooling system to finally bring the plant under control, a

Beijing: At least 31 people, including 28 miners were trapped in flooded coal and iron mines in China, the state media reported on Sunday.

Twenty-eight miners were trapped in a flooded colliery in southwest China

THE Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of Sterlite Industries