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Ferry carrying migrants sinks off the coast of Indonesia; two dead, 26 missing
World

Ferry carrying migrants sinks off the coast of Indonesia; two dead, 26 missing

The wooden fishing boat was carrying 89 onboard when it departed for neighbouring Malaysia through an unguarded route

Russia-Ukraine conflict: How Tajikistan and other Central Asian nations have become accidental victims
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: How Tajikistan and other Central Asian nations have become accidental victims

The sanctions imposed by the West over the conflict in Ukraine were aimed to cripple Moscow’s economy. They are also causing collateral damage, as millions of migrant workers from Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan working in Russia suffer

‘Traitor, cruel ruler’: Why Yogi Adityanath and Arvind Kejriwal indulged in Twitter spat
Politics

‘Traitor, cruel ruler’: Why Yogi Adityanath and Arvind Kejriwal indulged in Twitter spat

The two chief ministers traded allegations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in Lok Sabha that the Opposition had instigated and pushed migrants away from Mumbai and Delhi during the first COVID-19 wave

US: Search under way for 39 missing people after boat capsizes near Florida; human smuggling suspected
World

US: Search under way for 39 missing people after boat capsizes near Florida; human smuggling suspected

Migrants have long used the Bahamas as a steppingstone to the US. They typically try to take advantage of breaks in the weather to make the crossing, but the vessels are often dangerously overloaded

A record number of over 28,000 migrants crossed the English Channel: Government data
World

A record number of over 28,000 migrants crossed the English Channel: Government data

The peak came in November, during the course of which least 6,869 people reached the UK, spurred by favourable weather conditions

Mexico: At least 49 migrants dead, 58 injured after truck overturns
World

Mexico: At least 49 migrants dead, 58 injured after truck overturns

Survivors said they were on their way to Mexico's Puebla, where they would presumably have contracted with another set of migrant smugglers to take them to the US border

Boris Johnson asks French president Emmanuel Macron to take back Channel-crossing migrants
World

Boris Johnson asks French president Emmanuel Macron to take back Channel-crossing migrants

Taking back migrants "would significantly reduce — if not stop — the crossings, saving thousands of lives by fundamentally breaking the business model of the criminal gangs" behind the trafficking, he said in a letter sent to Macron on Thursday evening

Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis
World

Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis

UN refugee agency officials and human rights organizations have long denounced the conditions of detention centers for migrants in Libya, citing practices of beatings, rape and other forms of torture and insufficient food

Migrants en route to Europe get trapped between borders; rue harsh conditions
World

Migrants en route to Europe get trapped between borders; rue harsh conditions

Boshra al-Moallem endured cold nights, mosquitoes, hunger and terrible thirst at the border between Belarus and Poland. Only after she collapsed from exhaustion and dehydration did Polish guards finally take her to a hospital

UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings; over 12,000 tried to cross in July alone
World

UK, France grapple with surge in migrant Channel crossings; over 12,000 tried to cross in July alone

Both the countries have worked for years to stop the journeys, without much success

SC tells states/UTs to implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme by 31 July; all you need to know
India

SC tells states/UTs to implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme by 31 July; all you need to know

The plea sought directions to the Centre and states to ensure food security, cash transfers, and other welfare measures for migrant workers

South Asian migrants stuck in Bosnia put aside worries, play cricket after receiving donation of equipment
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South Asian migrants stuck in Bosnia put aside worries, play cricket after receiving donation of equipment

A number of teenagers and young men from an asylum seekers camp in Bosnia got together to enjoy a game of cricket, putting aside their struggles.

'All my hopes were with my son': A grieving migrant father’s plight in Greece
long-reads

'All my hopes were with my son': A grieving migrant father’s plight in Greece

A migrant father made the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece to give his son a chance at a better life. His son died during the voyage, and the father is now charged with his death by Greek authorities.

Watch: Trailer of Vinod Kapri's 1232 KMS, a documentary on migrant exodus during lockdown
Entertainment

Watch: Trailer of Vinod Kapri's 1232 KMS, a documentary on migrant exodus during lockdown

1232 KMS, the story of seven migrant workers who defied all odds to reach home during the nationwide lockdown, will release on 24 March on Disney+Hotstar

Sonu Sood moves Bombay High Court to challenge BMC notice for illegal construction
Entertainment

Sonu Sood moves Bombay High Court to challenge BMC notice for illegal construction

BMC had filed an FIR against Sonu Sood for allegedly converting a six-storey residential building in Mumbai’s Juhu into a hotel without the approval from the civic body.

Pandemic forced the industry to shut shop; filmmakers like me have lived with this uncertainty all along, writes Devashish Makhija
Entertainment

Pandemic forced the industry to shut shop; filmmakers like me have lived with this uncertainty all along, writes Devashish Makhija

"For filmmakers driven by an artistic impulse, and not market mechanics, the pandemic changed absolutely nothing."

Why anti-migrant rhetoric is all bluster, no action: Nudge and wink policy allows politicians, businessmen to reap benefits
World

Why anti-migrant rhetoric is all bluster, no action: Nudge and wink policy allows politicians, businessmen to reap benefits

For all the Right-wing anti-migrant rhetoric now popular in many parts of the world, economic imperatives are powering migration flows that no amount of rule-making or wall-building can prevent.

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular State at the earliest
World

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular State at the earliest

Neutrality is insufficient when communities already see religion as an important part of their personal identity, one they want to hold on to along with their civic identity. It should be possible to have both.

Forty-five migrants killed after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea, off coast of Libya, says UN
World

Forty-five migrants killed after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea, off coast of Libya, says UN

Thirty-seven survivors, mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, were rescued by local fishermen and later detained by Libyan officials onshore

Bhonsle is reflective of our times, as the migrant vs local conflict is a growing global concern: Manoj Bajpayee
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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