Bhonsle is reflective of our times, as the migrant vs local conflict is a growing global concern: Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee opens up on his upcoming migrant drama Bhonsle and why it draws parallels with the times we are living in
Shramik Special train with 682 passengers leaves Pune for Jharkhand; 100th train to depart from city since 1 May
The 100th 'Shramik special' train from Pune, carrying over 680 passengers, mostly migrant workers, students and their families, departed for Jharkhand on Wednesday, the district administration said.
Amitabh Bachchan was reportedly moved by the plight of the migrant workers amid the coronavirus lockdown and decided to help them
Coronavirus Outbreak: India pacer Mohammed Shami distributes food and water to migrants travelling back home
Shami has also set up food distribution centres for the poor migrants near his house in Sahaspur, Uttar Pradesh.
SC order on migrant workers a welcome move, but with most labourers already ferried home, it has come a bit too late
Supreme Court directive to the Centre and the states on how the migrant workers' reverse migration should be handled is a welcome move
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.
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
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.
In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis
From arranging dry ration, medicines, soaps and water to helping migrant workers with online railway booking, volunteers in Tamil Nadu have provided unrelenting support since day one
Migrant exodus likely to peak next month, says NITI Aayog affiliate; warns return to cities may take over a year
When will migrants return to the cities? No one knows the answer, but the experts handling the labour issues for decades, believe that only 10 percent of migrant workers have returned to their home states and that the numbers could increase in June and July
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.
With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts
With states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, and Assam, reporting a sudden spike in cases as migrants return home in thousands and 200 Shramik Special daily trains to run from 1 June without consent from states, there is concern that this may overwhelm healthcare of these states.
Protests in UP over buses for migrants: State Congress chief gets interim bail till 16 July, asked to furnish personal bond of Rs 20,000
Ajay Kumar Lallu was dragged and removed by the police from the Agra-Rajasthan border in Uncha Nangla area where he had staged a sit-in protest.
Over 1450 people from the Northeast stranded in Karnataka are attempting to travel back home in what appears to be an exodus.
Migrants across eras: Exodus caused by lockdown mirrors untold suffering of indentured labourers from 19th century
Like the migrants who are currently walking back home across states, a century-and-a-half ago, many Indians — indentured labourers all — made similar travels in cattle-like conditions on steamships. Most ended up being cheated and denied a fair shot at life.
Maharashtra govt appoints IPS officer Amitabh Gupta, who gave travel nod to DHFL promoters during lockdown, as head of migrants panel
The Maharashtra government on Monday appointed controversial IPS officer Amitabh Gupta as the head of a committee tasked with issuing passes for interstate movement of vehicles carrying migrant workers, two days after he resumed duty.
The Congress on Monday said the fiscal stimulus package announced by the government is "hopelessly inadequate" given the gravity of the economic crisis as it amounts to only Rs 1.86 crore, which is 0.91 percent of the GDP
With migrants heading home, some experts call for herd immunity to combat coronavirus crisis but others warn it is no panacea
Where some see crisis, others see opportunity. Some experts have been advocating another method of fighting the coronavirus: Herd immunity. But what is it? And why is it so controversial?
COVID-19 lockdown in India extended till 31 May; schools, colleges to remain shut; inter-state travel allowed if both govts agree
The Centre allowed inter- and intra-state movement of public vehicles with conditions and reopening of all shops except those in malls and COVID-19 containment zones