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Farmers' protests: Govt must promise to reconsider new laws if it wants talks, says AIKSCC member

Dr Sunilam, member of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), talked about what the farm leaders make of the government’s offer for talks

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Two suicides in the aftermath of Palghar mob lynching last left this Maharashtra village torn and tense

The morning after the incident, Maharashtra police raided the village and adjoining areas to nab the culprits. Villagers claim some of those arrested have paid the price merely for their proximity to the lynching site.

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Battling starvation during COVID-19: Struggle for survival intensifies for tribal families in Maharashtra's Palghar

In April 2020, 2,186 children in Palghar fell under the moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) category. In June 2020, that number marginally went up to 2,225. In Jawhar taluka, it increased from 600 to 682 in two months – a rise of 13.6%

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Burdened by debt and loss of livelihood, fisherfolk in Maharashtra's Palghar struggle to stay afloat

Satpati – one of the largest fishing villages in Maharashtra. It is located on the west coast about 80 kilometers north of Mumbai in the tribal district of Palghar. The fishers in Satpati, who belong to the Koli community, fish in Maharashtra’s waters.

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'We are exhausted': In Maharashtra's Palghar, healthcare workers narrate ordeal amid severe staff crunch

Located in the taluka of Vikramgad in Maharashtra’s tribal district of Palghar, barely 100 kms from Mumbai, the Dedicated COVID hospital, with the intake capacity of 200, is supposed to be the main facility to treat critically ill patients in the district. But the hospital lacks amenities, and the staff is overworked.

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'Out of coverage area': E-learning divide in Maharashtra's Palghar leaves Adivasi, poorer students in lurch

There is no doubt the coronavirus-induced restrictions in Palghar would further marginalise students who were already disadvantaged

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Bhima Koregaon undertrials among 1,000 Taloja Jail inmates with COVID-like symptoms; Teltumbde's kin await results

Anand Teltumbde’s family is anxiously awaiting his test results. The high court directed the state to inform the family on 1 August.

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Delhi Police cites UAPA to block website opposing draft EIA 2020; site back online after cops 'withdraw' notice

Running an online campaign against the controversial Draft EIA 2020, FridaysforFuture.in was blocked by the Delhi Police, saying it depicted "objectionable contents and unlawful activities or terrorist act, which are dangerous for the peace, tranquillity and sovereignty of the India"

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Seventeen years since Khwaja Yunus died in Mumbai Police custody, Indian cops still unaccountable for custodial deaths

In a depressing continuation of the widespread practice of custodial torture, P Jayaraj, 59, and J Fenix, 31, died gruesome deaths in Thoothukudi last month

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Arrested for sedition in UP's Azamgarh district, maulana says he tried to defuse CAA, NRC protest, not instigate it

Events are related to the sit-in protest called by a group of women in UP's Azamgarh district to protest against CAA and NRC. The FIR contradicts Rashadi’s version. Dubbing the protesters 'rioters', the FIR said that in spite of warning them about the Section 144, which prohibits gathering of more than 3 people, they did not withdraw the protest.

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In Mumbai's crematoriums, exhausted workers pull on to earn a living despite psychological stress, fear of COVID-19

While managing the mourners, disposing dead bodies and exhausting themselves physically, the workers are overwhelmed emotionally and physiologically too.

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Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers

Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time

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Agrarian distress, shoddy enforcement of MNREGA in Marathwada and Vidarbha leave migrant workers in Maharashtra little choice but to return to cities

With farming increasingly proving to be unprofitable due to various reasons in Maharashtra, migrant workers returning to villages will have to return to urban centres for livelihood as soon as lockdown eases.

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With Maharashtra and Gujarat at loggerheads over procedures, 5,000 Gujarati workers languish in Mumbai waiting to go home

The success of transporting migrant workers from one state to another depends on the coordination between two concerned states.

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Urban India didn't care about migrant workers till 26 March, only cares now because it's lost their services: P Sainath

P Sainath, founder of People's Archive of Rural India (PARI) and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, has chronicled the migrant condition for several decades. In an interview, he details the current situation of workers, and the possible way forward

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Mumbai's migrant workers enlist tempos to reach UP, lose last of their money to conniving drivers at Thane checkpost

Maharashtra government has also been running buses for migrant workers up to the state border. According to a policeman at the Kharegaon checkpost, the source states are supposed to make further arrangements for their travel. Hundreds, if not thousands, kept pouring into the Kharegaon checkpost in the hope to catch the bus.

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'Walked all night on tracks, left behind as I couldn't keep up' says Aurangabad tragedy survivor; 16 migrants who died were fatigued, fell asleep: cop

Firstpost spoke to 27-year-old Virendra Singh Gond, one of the workers who managed to escape the ghastly Aurangabad incident.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: 'No dignity in living like this, it is humiliating', migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh on why they want to leave Mumbai

Hundreds of migrant workers in Mumbai walked in the blistering heat along the eastern express highway with their belongings on their head to go back to UP.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: 'No dignity in living like this, it is humiliating', migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh on why they want to leave Mumbai

Hundreds of such migrant workers in Mumbai walked in the blistering heat along the eastern express highway with their belongings on their head.

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As coronavirus lockdown eases in Mumbai, migrant workers scramble to procure medical certificates so they can return home

On 29 April, the Ministry of Home Affairs finally issued an order allowing the movement of migrant labourers in India stuck away from home due to the lockdown in place since 25 March