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Sep 15, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Depleting migrant workforce in MSME sector prompts state to upgrade vocational training for localsThe industry is now pushing the state government to focus on enhancing the skills of local people to make up for the shortage.
Aug 21, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: Displaced migrant workers heading home will adversely affect rehabilitation effortsAround four million migrant labourers, displaced in the Kerala floods, work in nearly all sectors in the state, keeping the wheels of the economy moving.
Jul 14, 2018
Number of Indians committing suicide in Gulf countries rose to 322 in 2017 from 303 in 2016, reveals RTI replyAccording to the RTI, the highest number of suicides among Indians was recorded in Saudi Arabia at 117, followed by 116 in UAE, 46 in Oman and 43 in Kuwait.
May 25, 2018
For migrant labourers in Mumbai, mobile downloads are as close as they can get to their favourite movie starsFrom action to romance, Pawan Singh’s punches to Kesari Lal’s humour, dubbed versions of Telugu blockbusters to recorded orchestra music — migrant workers get their weekly dose of 70 mm entertainment on their phone screens, all for Rs 20 at their neighbourhood mobile phone shop
Apr 23, 2018
In Maharashtra, children of migrant sugarcane field workers are forced to skip half their classes every yearDamini's parents are migrant agricultural labourers, who spend October to March each year traveling between villages cutting sugarcane.
Jan 14, 2018
MEA's orange passport plan: Rahul Gandhi says govt treating migrant workers like second-class citizensCongress president Rahul Gandhi attacked the BJP-led Union government over reports that passports may no longer serve as the holder's address proof, saying the decision shows the ruling party's "discriminatory mindset"
Dec 18, 2017
International Migration Day: Not just tweets, MEA must safeguard Indian migrants from trafficking, push for rehabilitationUnskilled migrant workers are duped, trafficked and exploited in all stages of migration. The Indian govt needs to focus on their safety, rehabilitation.
Sep 08, 2017
India's move to scrap bank guarantee for women Domestic workers in Kuwait will harm their rightsThe removal of the bank guarantee recruitment norm has put at risk a large number of Indians working as house maids in Kuwait
Jul 12, 2017
11 migrant workers from India and Bangladesh die in Saudi Arabia house fireEleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said.
Jun 23, 2017
The Promised Land: Migration from Kerala shows a steady declineThe latest migration survey shows that emigration from the state to West Asia has reached the inflexion point in 2016. The decreasing trend had started in 2011 with many of the traditional centres of emigration experiencing a decline.