August 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Sompuras are believed to have learnt the art of building temples from Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect and engineer in Hindu mythology.
April 28, 2020 11:02 pm
The data was released by Peoples Training and Research Centre (PTRC), an NGO working for occupational health on Tuesday to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD).
December 24, 2019 5:47 am
Somabhai alias Shyamjibhai Solanki succumbed to the lung disease while undergoing treatment at Medico Multi Speciality Hospital in Surendranagar town, an official release from the People’s Training and Research Centre (PRTC) said on Monday.
November 06, 2019 12:40 am
The judgment of the Anand court on September 30 this year upheld the contention of worker Raju Parmar, who was 41 years old when he succumbed to silicosis. His employer, Kishore Bhil, will now have to compensate the family.
May 15, 2019 7:21 am
Located on the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, the village has no roads, and is yet to see a political party campaign in the region. “No one comes here for votes.
May 19, 2016 1:30 am
The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.
May 18, 2016 2:02 am
In October 2013, the NHRC recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs each for their families and asked the state government to submit a compliance report by February 2014.
May 17, 2016 4:20 am
Supreme court directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra’s quartz and stone crushing industries.
October 20, 2015 3:29 am
The case of 238 workers who died due to silicosis in Dahod, Khambat areas is still pending with the government of Gujarat.
December 15, 2013 2:50 am
Asad Sheikh was survived by his widow Sabina and three children.