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Tag: Labour Minister

Employees' Pension Scheme
Good News! EPF Interest Rates for 2018-19 Hiked

New Delhi: The Labour Ministry has notified 8.65 per cent interest rate on employees provident fund for 2018-19, which will now be credited to the accounts of more than 6 crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO, Union minister Santosh Gangwar said on Tuesday. The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent […]

Kerala Minister lauds Odisha skilled workers' help to flood-hit people

Kochi: Kerala will never forget the support provided by the skilled workforce that came from Odisha to rehabilitate its flood-affected people, Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan said here Thursday. A team of skilled workers comprising electricians, plumbers, welders and carpenters have been carrying out rehabilitation works since August 23 in worst-affected areas of Aluva and […]

Political warfare over driver’s death, CM promises help

Bargarh: The death of one of the four injured in the attack on labour minister Susanta Singh’s brother Subrat has triggered a political war in the state with parties blaming each other about the incident. The deceased, Dileswar Sahu who was reportedly the driver of Subrat’s vehicle succumbed to injuries at SCB medical college and […]

Bijepur firing
Labour Minister’s brother, 3 others critical in attack

Bargarh: Hours after the campaign for the Bijepur Assembly by-election concluded on Thursday, Odisha Labour Minister Susant Singh’s brother along with three other persons got grievously injured after they were allegedly attacked by unidentified miscreants near Banabira under Sohela block of Bargarh district late last night. As per sources, Susant’s brother Subrat Singh was on […]

Police raid Labour minister's residence

Bijepur: The police today raided the residence of Odisha Labour Minister Susant Singh at Bausenmura village in Bargarh district on suspicion of cash being hoarded for the Bijepur bypoll, which is scheduled to be held on February 24. “A raid was conducted following allegation that cash had been kept in the house of Singh for […]

BJP activists provoked Brunda Sahu to commit suicide: Labour Minister

Bhubaneswar: Labour Minister and Bhatli MLA Sushant Singh today alleged activists of BJP had instigated farmer Brunda Sahu to commit suicide. To prove his claim, Singh stated he has a video in which the saffron party members are seen provoking Brunda Sahu to take the extreme step. “I can identify the BJP activists featured in […]

Cabinet approves minimum wage code bill

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new wage code bill to ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by merging four labour related laws. Over 4 crore employees across the country are expected to benefit from the proposed legislation. The Labour Code on Wages Bill would amalgamate Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the […]

Odia labourers in Kerala tortured by locals, police

Calicut/Bhubaneswar: A group of Odia labourers working in Kerala alleged that they were tortured and threatened by the locals without any reason. Even they accused the police of taking sides with the local people instead of coming to their rescue. The labourers from different areas of Nayagarh, Ganjam, Puri and Khurdha districts have been working […]