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In South Korea, Asian migrant workers face exploitation at work, in absence of labour law protection
World

In South Korea, Asian migrant workers face exploitation at work, in absence of labour law protection

Activists and workers say migrant workers in Pocheon work 10 to 15 hours a day, with only two Saturdays off per month. They earn around US$ 1,300-1,600 per month, well below the legal minimum wage their contracts are supposed to ensure.

Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers
Lifestyle

Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers

Translated by Arunava Sinha, The Sickle looks at how infanticide, sexual assault, the violence of caste, feudal labour relations, and climate change have come to impact lives in western Maharashtra.

Fifteen migrant workers killed near Surat after being run over by speeding truck
India

Fifteen migrant workers killed near Surat after being run over by speeding truck

While 12 persons died on the spot on the Kim-Mandvi road, three of the eight injured died in a nearby hospital

MNREGA during COVID-19 pandemic: More households got work in 2020, but fund crunch a major concern, finds study
India

MNREGA during COVID-19 pandemic: More households got work in 2020, but fund crunch a major concern, finds study

The importance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme as a safety net for the rural poor increased manifold during the COVID-19 lockdown, a new report has found

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

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood's Pravasirojgar gets Rs 250 Cr funding from Temasek-backed GoodWorker
Business

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood's Pravasirojgar gets Rs 250 Cr funding from Temasek-backed GoodWorker

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood partners with Singapore based GoodWorker in a bid to drive Pravasirojgar forward.

'Can't stand it': CJI tells Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami's lawyer, seeks assurance of responsible reporting
India

'Can't stand it': CJI tells Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami's lawyer, seeks assurance of responsible reporting

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that peace and harmony of society is what matters to the court and there are some grounds where one has to tread cautiously

Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour
Politics

Bihar Elections: For angry electorate of returning migrant workers, NREGA offers little succour

'Subsistence, not sustenance' is the intent behind the Act, but a fragmented political system has failed the workers’ voterbase in Bihar

Construction workers hesistant to return to Delhi, fear another sudden lockdown and arduous journey back home
India

Construction workers hesistant to return to Delhi, fear another sudden lockdown and arduous journey back home

Though there is some construction activity at developmental projects abandoned after the lockdown, contractors say the guidelines about reduced workforce and social distancing has halted most activity

Broken Foot, an exhibition featuring 60 artists, records socio-political fallout of India's migrant workers crisis
Arts & Culture

Broken Foot, an exhibition featuring 60 artists, records socio-political fallout of India's migrant workers crisis

In the absence of an official, comprehensive record of the coronavirus lockdown-triggered exodus, an exhibition curated by artists Rumi Samadhan and Prabhakar Kamble foregrounds and responds to the Indian migrant's long journey home.

84% construction workers in Pune, Ulhasnagar not paid in lockdown: Survey shows devastating impact of GDP contraction on migrant labourers
India

84% construction workers in Pune, Ulhasnagar not paid in lockdown: Survey shows devastating impact of GDP contraction on migrant labourers

The construction industry in India is the second largest employer after agriculture and has an industry size of Rs 10.5 trillion. According to the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India, prior to the lockdown, there were 20,000 ongoing construction projects in the country and work was being undertaken in as many as 18,000 sites.

RTI reponse reveals over 18 lakh ration cards applications pending in UP; 56.8% requests rejected
India

RTI reponse reveals over 18 lakh ration cards applications pending in UP; 56.8% requests rejected

The large backlog of pending ration card applications and the return of more than 30 lakh migrant workers to Uttar Pradesh during the COVID-19-induced lockdown is a worrying combination, especially when many have lost their means of livelihood

97 migrant workers died onboard Shramik trains, Centre tells Parliament amid row over no data on deaths
India

97 migrant workers died onboard Shramik trains, Centre tells Parliament amid row over no data on deaths

The statement comes days after the government came under criticism for the labour ministry's statement that no data is available on the number of migrant workers who lost their lives during the lockdown

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

Sonu Sood offers jobs, accommodation facility to 20,000 migrant workers in Noida
Entertainment

Sonu Sood offers jobs, accommodation facility to 20,000 migrant workers in Noida

Sonu Sood said the workers have been provided jobs in garment factories near Noida through his initiative Pravasi Rojgar

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.

Rise in COVID-19 cases in rural areas of Maharashtra a cause of concern, says Rajesh Tope
India

Rise in COVID-19 cases in rural areas of Maharashtra a cause of concern, says Rajesh Tope

Speaking at an Independence Day function in Jalna, the health minister said that despite the rise in infections, the COVID-19 recovery rate in the state was also high

Donald Trump administration relaxes rules for H-1B visa holders, allows them to return to pre-ban jobs
World

Donald Trump administration relaxes rules for H-1B visa holders, allows them to return to pre-ban jobs

This is the first relaxation of rules since Trump signed a proclamation on 22 June suspending the entry of non-immigrant visa categories like the H-1B and L1 visas till the end of the year

Despite 78% of rural India finding no work in lockdown, survey shows 74% backs Modi govt in COVID-19 fight
India

Despite 78% of rural India finding no work in lockdown, survey shows 74% backs Modi govt in COVID-19 fight

Additionally, more than 68% rural Indians faced 'high' to 'very high' monetary difficulties during lockdown, the survey conducted by Gaon Connection and Centre for the Study of Developing Societies found