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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
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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
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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
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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
India

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.