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Texas and other horror tales of migrants who died while being smuggled
World

Texas and other horror tales of migrants who died while being smuggled

War, climate change, and politics have forced hundreds of migrants to flee their countries. The deaths of 46 immigrants in Texas is a grim reminder of the plight of the world’s homeless

Explained: What's happening on the Poland-Belarus border and who orchestrated the migrant crisis?
World

Explained: What's happening on the Poland-Belarus border and who orchestrated the migrant crisis?

It appears to be an orchestrated crisis, created by Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus's autocratic ruler, to cause trouble for the European Union in retaliation for a series of sanctions against his government. Lukashenko, however, denied the allegation

EU values laws under threat amid stand-off at Belarus border
World

EU values laws under threat amid stand-off at Belarus border

The crisis at the eastern frontiers of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is fueling calls for the EU to finance the construction of something it never wanted to build: fences and walls at the border

Poland blocks migrants at Belarus border, warns of 'armed' escalation
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Poland blocks migrants at Belarus border, warns of 'armed' escalation

As the latest grim chapter of Europe's migrant crisis unfolded, Washington and Brussels called on Minsk to stop what they described as an orchestrated influx

Red Crescent says bodies of 17 migrants washed ashore in Libya; drowning most likely cause of death
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Red Crescent says bodies of 17 migrants washed ashore in Libya; drowning most likely cause of death

They were found Tuesday near the western Libyan town of Zawiya, the Red Crescent's branch in the town said

UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings; over 12,000 tried to cross in July alone
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UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings; over 12,000 tried to cross in July alone

Both the countries have worked for years to stop the journeys, without much success

In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
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In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India

Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.

MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most
India

MNREGA coverage expanded during lockdown, but safety net inadequate for districts that need it the most

The MNREGA will continue to be a lifeline for many wage workers, especially in districts where migrants have returned in large numbers

At RSS' Dussehra event, Mohan Bhagwat defends CAA, hails govt for response to COVID-19
India

At RSS' Dussehra event, Mohan Bhagwat defends CAA, hails govt for response to COVID-19

This year, the RSS' Vijayadashami address was broadcast online and only 50 volunteers attended the main function in view of the coronavirus threat.

Over 1 crore migrant labourers walked home during March to June lockdown, Centre tells Lok Sabha
India

Over 1 crore migrant labourers walked home during March to June lockdown, Centre tells Lok Sabha

The Centre said that while over 81.000 accidents with 29,000 fatalities occurred during that period, it had no data on migrant labours who may have succumbed on the roads

West Bengal govt recruits migrant workers cured of COVID-19 as 'corona-warriors'
India

West Bengal govt recruits migrant workers cured of COVID-19 as 'corona-warriors'

They have been given lessons on how to change oxygen cylinders, check blood pressure, body temperature and a few other basics of treating a patient

Madhya Pradesh govt jobs exclusively for locals, says Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
India

Madhya Pradesh govt jobs exclusively for locals, says Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

With almost 90 percent of population seeking employment in states other than their place of residence having returned to their homes, the Supreme Court in June asked states to prepare a roadmap for providing jobs to the returning migrant population in the home state itself.

Over 45% migrant labourers who travelled back home wish to return to cities, finds survey
India

Over 45% migrant labourers who travelled back home wish to return to cities, finds survey

The study is based on a rapid assessment survey of 4,835 households across 48 districts in 11 states carried out between 24 June and 8 July

Railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on Shramik Special trains, generated Rs 429 cr revenue, reveals RTI
India

Railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on Shramik Special trains, generated Rs 429 cr revenue, reveals RTI

The highest amount of money, Rs 102 crore, was paid by the Gujarat government followed by Maharashtra, which paid Rs 85 crore and Tamil Nadu which paid Rs 34 crore to the Railways.

Four survivors of trafficking on life in lockdown, and why it has meant a resurgence of old fears, uncertainties
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Four survivors of trafficking on life in lockdown, and why it has meant a resurgence of old fears, uncertainties

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 38,503 cases of trafficking in the country between 2011 and 2019.

COVID-19 lockdown leaves Delhi migrant workers with neither jobs nor social security; experts blame political apathy, lack of legal protection
India

COVID-19 lockdown leaves Delhi migrant workers with neither jobs nor social security; experts blame political apathy, lack of legal protection

JNU professor Avinash Kumar remarked that migrant workers' relations with the government are 'not based on mutual respect.'

Abhay Deol criticises celebs posting about Black Lives Matter: 'Create your own actions relevant to your country'
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Abhay Deol criticises celebs posting about Black Lives Matter: 'Create your own actions relevant to your country'

Abhay Deol said Indian celebrities and the middle class have turned a blind eye to the problems pertaining to the migrant crisis and marginalisation of minorities in their own country.

Migrant workers started walking despite adequate facilities from Centre to send them home, Amit Shah tells CNN-News18
India

Migrant workers started walking despite adequate facilities from Centre to send them home, Amit Shah tells CNN-News18

Home Minister Amit Shah said that despite adequate facilities from the Centre to send migrant workers home, many of them lost patience and started walking on the roads.

India in better position to fight COVID-19 than others, Atmanirbhar Bharat package will set economy on track: Amit Shah to News18
India

India in better position to fight COVID-19 than others, Atmanirbhar Bharat package will set economy on track: Amit Shah to News18

Speaking on the special economic package announced by the Centre to boost the economy, Shah said that the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative will set the economy on track.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Swara Bhasker donates 3000 pairs of footwear to migrant workers in Delhi shelters
Health

Coronavirus Outbreak: Swara Bhasker donates 3000 pairs of footwear to migrant workers in Delhi shelters

Swara Bhasker, like Sonu Sood has extended aid to migrant workers suffering during the coronavirus outbreak in the country.