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A year into lockdown, migrant labourers in Gurgaon continue to struggle without work
India

A year into lockdown, migrant labourers in Gurgaon continue to struggle without work

Some 500 odd migrant workers have been assembling at various chowks in Gurgaon for the past nine months, looking for work. With dwindling savings and no hopes for a job, many of them are now preparing to go back to their homes.

1232 kms review: Vinod Kapri's documentary on migrant labourers lays the truth bare
Entertainment

1232 kms review: Vinod Kapri's documentary on migrant labourers lays the truth bare

In a country, where most news channels with far-reaching impact have let this crisis unfold in the background without any coverage, 1232 Kms lies in an enviable position without a contemporary film tackling a similar theme.

To revive dying ponds in Goa, local community seeks help from stranded migrant labourers
India

To revive dying ponds in Goa, local community seeks help from stranded migrant labourers

A group of concerned citizens realised the value of neglected water bodies and came together to form a citizen action group called Catch2o to revive water systems in and around their villages.

Udayan Mukherjee's Essential Items captures glimpses from the pandemic, unsettlingly blurring fact-fiction divide
Arts & Culture

Udayan Mukherjee's Essential Items captures glimpses from the pandemic, unsettlingly blurring fact-fiction divide

The stories in Udayan Mukherjee's new book poignantly reflect and honour the prevailing precariousness of our lives, as they continue to unfold while we vie to reach the finishing line, much like his characters.

Centre, in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says no data available on death of migrant workers during lockdown
India

Centre, in Parliament's Monsoon Session, says no data available on death of migrant workers during lockdown

Responding to a question, Union minister Santosh Gangwar said the Central government has taken numerous measures to provide migrant labourers with financial assistance, food packages and other benefits

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

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.

The Javed Akhtar interview | 'If you say you are apolitical, you are, wittingly or unwittingly, accepting the status quo'
Entertainment

The Javed Akhtar interview | 'If you say you are apolitical, you are, wittingly or unwittingly, accepting the status quo'

Javed Akhtar talks about his Richard Dawkins Award win, the demerits of 'good and bad bigotry', and why there is a difference between 'inheritance' and 'nepotism'.

Yogi Adityanath directs officials to provide registration facilities through mobile apps for returning migrant workers
India

Yogi Adityanath directs officials to provide registration facilities through mobile apps for returning migrant workers

Adityanath directed that an integrated mechanism should be developed for employment and self-employment of youth, labourers and workers.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bhumi Pednekar donates footwear to migrant labourers travelling long distances
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bhumi Pednekar donates footwear to migrant labourers travelling long distances

Bhumi Pednekar and the footwear company, Lakhani, teamed up with an NGO to provide footwear for 1000 migrant labourers during the coronavirus

Poorly-planned lockdown and unlock caused COVID-19 spike in Chhattisgarh, says CM Bhupesh Baghel
India

Poorly-planned lockdown and unlock caused COVID-19 spike in Chhattisgarh, says CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, in an exclusive interview, speaks on the state’s preparedness to deal with the sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, measures to rehabilitate the migrant labourers who returned to the state after the lockdown began in the country in late March, state recording one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country despite combating Naxalism and more

By failing to curb Tushar Mehta's remarks against 'prophets of doom' who flagged migrant crisis, SC displays fallibility
India

By failing to curb Tushar Mehta's remarks against 'prophets of doom' who flagged migrant crisis, SC displays fallibility

Mehta questioned the patriotism and credentials of those who attempted to draw attention to one of the most tragic humanitarian crises in post-Independent India and referred to them as "prophets of doom"

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.'

Mamata Banerjee did not allow enough trains for West Bengal's migrants: Amit Shah to CNN-News18
Politics

Mamata Banerjee did not allow enough trains for West Bengal's migrants: Amit Shah to CNN-News18

The Home Minister added that other states had behaved responsibly, accepted migrant workers in large numbers and allowed more trains, but Bengal had not done the same.

Two-wheelers, passenger vehicles seeing resurgence in inquiries; CVs witness negligible demand: Motilal Oswal
Business

Two-wheelers, passenger vehicles seeing resurgence in inquiries; CVs witness negligible demand: Motilal Oswal

In May, wholesale volumes are estimated to decline by 77 percent for two-wheelers, 77 percent for passenger vehicles and 90 percent year-on-year for commercial vehicles due to the lockdown and low demand.

Three children at Chhattisgarh quarantine centres pass away in the past 48 hours, officials blame 'heat and overcrowding'
India

Three children at Chhattisgarh quarantine centres pass away in the past 48 hours, officials blame 'heat and overcrowding'

Three children at different quarantine centres in Chhattisgarh have passed away in the past 48 hours.

After suspending labour laws, UP okays Migration Commission: What this means for the Indian migrant worker
India

After suspending labour laws, UP okays Migration Commission: What this means for the Indian migrant worker

Voicing outrage at how UP’s migrant workers have been treated in other states, the state BJP government declared the setting up of a Migration Commission which will apparently strive to protect the interests of migrant workers looking to leave the state.

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

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Bihar records 228 new COVID-19 cases today, taking total to 2,394; 11 deaths reported till date
India

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Bihar records 228 new COVID-19 cases today, taking total to 2,394; 11 deaths reported till date

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: As many as 228 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,394, PTI quotes the health department as saying.