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Tag: Odia Labourers

30 Odisha Labourers Stranded In Gujarat Floods Rescued

Ahmedabad: A total of 32 labourers including 30 residents from Odisha got a new lease of life today when the Indian Air Force (IAF) rescued them from flood-hit Mahuva village in Navsari district of Gujarat. According to sources, heavy and incessant rain for last four days had marooned Mahuva village cutting off hundreds of local […]

Oman labourers
17 migrant labourers from Odisha stranded in Oman

Bhubaneswar: As many as 17 residents from Odisha who had gone to Oman to work there as labourers are stranded in the foreign shores. While eight of the stranded labourers hail from Ganjam district, rest of them are from Balasore and Bhubaneswar. According to sources, all of them had gone to Muscat, capital of Oman, […]

Odia labourers death: Hyderabad firm pays compensation after protests

Bhadrak: A Hyderabad-based pipe manufacturing company paid Rs 9 Lakh ex-gratia each to the kin of the three deceased Odia labourers after the villagers of Baghanata under Chandbali police limits of Bhadrak district detained three ambulances sent by the company to hand over bodies. After detaining the ambulances for more than 36 hours, the vehicles […]

Hope revives for Odia labourers trapped in Saudi

Bhubaneswar: After the travails of 12 Odia labourers trapped in Saudi Arabia and struggling to come home was reported by OTV on June 24 for the second time in its series on the issue, the Indian Embassy in Riyadh and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik again took to Twitter showing their alertness on the issue. Responding […]

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 […]

Odia workers' condition miserable in Malaysia

Berhampur: Plight of Odia labourers in Malaysia has come to the fore recently when 38-year-old Ramesh Rout returned home at Saura Sachhina village in Ganjam district with a back injury. “I was injured when the contractor kicked me after I failed to lift around three tonnes of iron rods. I was admitted to a hospital […]