Underage worker dies at Jai Balaji’s sponge iron unit in Durgapur

February 27, 2013 admin 0

A daily wage laborer aged 16 years died in an accident while working in the Jai Balaji’s sponge iron unit at Sagarbhanga of Durgapur. The incident which took place yesterday uncovered the practice of employing underage youths in private industrial units, and making them work for long hours in unsafe conditions without standard safety gears.

Confusion over two new St. Xaviers school at Durgapur

February 26, 2013 admin 2

Durgapur – the fastest growing educational hub of Bengal saw the opening of two new St. Xavier’s school just before the start of new academic year, creating widespread confusion among students and guardians and above all both claiming individual authenticity and blaming the other one as fake.

Mixed response of Bandh in Durgapur

February 21, 2013 admin 1

Durgapur, the industrial hub of West Bengal saw mixed response on the first day of the two-day industrial strike which began today. Though attendance and production in most of the major industries of Durgapur was normal, people on the road, markets and malls were very poor. Road remained empty, schools were mostly closed, banks remained shut and even government offices lacked visitors.

Essar Durgapur project resumes normal work

February 17, 2013 admin 0

Work at the two coal-bed methane pits of Essar OIl in Nachan which was stalled by Trinamool backed agitating villagers on Friday, has resumed normal production from Saturday evening after assurances by company officials that the demand of the villagers will be fulfilled with immediate priority.

Meteor struck Russia injuring 500

February 15, 2013 admin 0

The industrial town of Chelyabinsk, 1500 km east of London was struck by meteorite shower this morning at around 0320 GMT, injuring several of its residents.

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