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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.

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.

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
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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
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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.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Film producers' association writes to Uddhav Thackeray requesting resumption of film and TV shoots
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Film producers' association writes to Uddhav Thackeray requesting resumption of film and TV shoots

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: 275 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths (in last 24 hours) reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 7445, the state health department.

Railways denies reports of trains 'losing' way; says only 4 shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach destination
India

Railways denies reports of trains 'losing' way; says only 4 shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach destination

The Railways defended itself on Friday in the face of severe criticism over delays by Shramik Specials in reaching their destinations, saying they were not regular trains and they can be extended or short-terminated, and their stoppages and routes can be changed for the benefit of migrant workers.

Most Indians to continue with restrictions after lockdown, finds News18 survey; public transport, theatres lose favour, 79% won't shake hands
India

Most Indians to continue with restrictions after lockdown, finds News18 survey; public transport, theatres lose favour, 79% won't shake hands

The novel coronavirus may have changed behaviour and socialising choices of Indians at least for the rest of the year, indicates a News18 survey

Migrant Crisis: In SC today, SG Tushar Mehta calls govt detractors 'prophets of doom', says receiving or host states paying fares for transporting workers
India

Migrant Crisis: In SC today, SG Tushar Mehta calls govt detractors 'prophets of doom', says receiving or host states paying fares for transporting workers

The Supreme Court on Thursday finally intervened in the migrant crisis unfolding since a punishing lockdown was imposed over two months ago at four-hours' notice.

Seven deaths reported on Shramik Special trains; most of them had pre-existing health conditions, claims Indian Railways
India

Seven deaths reported on Shramik Special trains; most of them had pre-existing health conditions, claims Indian Railways

The seven deaths — four on-board trains travelling to Bihar and three terminating in Uttar Pradesh — happened over the past few days, and were reported on Wednesday.

Supreme Court hearing on migrant crisis: No bus, train fare for workers; apex court orders state govts to arrange for their shelter, food
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Supreme Court hearing on migrant crisis: No bus, train fare for workers; apex court orders state govts to arrange for their shelter, food

The Supreme Court further directed that the originating state should provide food and water to the migrant workers and thereafter the Railways should provide the same during travel.

Twitterati slams govt over migrant crisis as 'heart-wrenching' video of toddler trying to wake mother, who died onboard Shramik Special train, goes viral
India

Twitterati slams govt over migrant crisis as 'heart-wrenching' video of toddler trying to wake mother, who died onboard Shramik Special train, goes viral

A video tweeted by Sanjay Yadav, an aide to RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, shows the child walking unsteadily up to his mother's body, tugging at the blanket placed over her, and when failing to wake her up, covering his own head with it.

In Bihar, songs by Bhojpuri women from Bahujan communities underline the sociopolitical cost of migration
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In Bihar, songs by Bhojpuri women from Bahujan communities underline the sociopolitical cost of migration

Bhojpuri women, mostly from Bahujan communities, have been singing about their husbands in foreign lands for over two centuries now — songs that have fallen on deaf ears of not just people not speaking their tongue, but also of the Bhojpuri-speaking elite.

Ivanka Trump slammed on social media for praising Indian teen who cycled 1,200 km with ailing father amid coronavirus lockdown
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Ivanka Trump slammed on social media for praising Indian teen who cycled 1,200 km with ailing father amid coronavirus lockdown

US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s praise of an Indian teenager’s bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of impoverished migrant workers

Do India's biggest sporting stars not feel the pain of migrant workers?
Sports

Do India's biggest sporting stars not feel the pain of migrant workers?

The lack of compassion for mWhile millions of Indians suffer the worst during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, there's been a conspicuous silence among the biggest box office athletes of India on migrant crisisigrant workers from sports' biggest stars in India seems eerie

Gorakhpur-bound shramik special train from Mumbai diverted via Odisha due to 'heavy traffic congestion', says Western Railways
India

Gorakhpur-bound shramik special train from Mumbai diverted via Odisha due to 'heavy traffic congestion', says Western Railways

Incidentally, when the train reached Rourkela station in Odisha on Saturday morning, reports said passengers were confused and suspected that the driver had lost his way.

Congress releases 15-min clip of Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant labourers, seeks grant of Rs 7,500 each for 13-cr needy families
India

Congress releases 15-min clip of Rahul Gandhi's interaction with migrant labourers, seeks grant of Rs 7,500 each for 13-cr needy families

Congress released a documentary on Saturday, highlighting the plight of migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country amid the lockdown imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus Lockdown: Migrant labourer walking home to Maharashtra's Parbhani district dies of hunger, dehydration
India

Coronavirus Lockdown: Migrant labourer walking home to Maharashtra's Parbhani district dies of hunger, dehydration

Pawar, who worked as sugarcane cutter in cane fields, was native of Dhopte Pondul village. He was visiting his parents at his sister's house in Pune when lockdown was imposed, and got stuck there.