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Over 1 crore migrant labourers walked home during March to June lockdown, Centre tells Lok Sabha
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Over 1 crore migrant labourers walked home during March to June lockdown, Centre tells Lok Sabha

The Centre said that while over 81.000 accidents with 29,000 fatalities occurred during that period, it had no data on migrant labours who may have succumbed on the roads

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

Only those who 'looted' country can describe subsidy as profit: Piyush Goyal hits back at Rahul Gandhi
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Only those who 'looted' country can describe subsidy as profit: Piyush Goyal hits back at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi accused the government of making profits during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on Shramik Special trains, generated Rs 429 cr revenue, reveals RTI
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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.

Shramik Special train with 682 passengers leaves Pune for Jharkhand; 100th train to depart from city since 1 May
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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.

'Never called Shramik Special trains as Corona Express, people gave that name': Mamata Banerjee counters Amit Shah
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'Never called Shramik Special trains as Corona Express, people gave that name': Mamata Banerjee counters Amit Shah

Her comments came a day after Shah, addressing a virtual rally for West Bengal, accused Banerjee of 'insulting' migrant workers returning to the state on Shramik Special trains by calling the trains 'Corona Express

Dilip Ghosh calls death of migrants on trains 'small and isolated' incidents, sparks fierce backlash from Bengal Opposition
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Dilip Ghosh calls death of migrants on trains 'small and isolated' incidents, sparks fierce backlash from Bengal Opposition

As extreme heat, hunger and dehydration take a toll on lakhs of migrant workers and their families rushing back home amid the lockdown, nine passengers, including a child, have been reported dead on 'Shramik Special' trains since Monday.

Seven deaths reported on Shramik Special trains; most of them had pre-existing health conditions, claims Indian Railways
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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.

One dead as flood situation in Assam worsens; around 2.72 lakh people affected across 11 districts, says state disaster management authority
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One dead as flood situation in Assam worsens; around 2.72 lakh people affected across 11 districts, says state disaster management authority

At present, around 2.72 lakh persons are affected due to flood in Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Hojai, Darrang, Barpeta, Nalbari, Goalpara, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam, it said.

Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'
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Tussle over Shramik Special trains for migrants continues between Centre and states; NCP accuses Piyush Goyal of playing 'dirty politics'

A political slugfest over the Shramik Special trains for migrants workers is going on between Union railways minister Piyush Goyal and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government for the last two days, with the state alleging that not enough trains are being provided to it.

Railways accuses Maharashtra govt of politicising Shramik trains; claims despite trains being ready, passengers were not available
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Railways accuses Maharashtra govt of politicising Shramik trains; claims despite trains being ready, passengers were not available

As the feud between the Maharashtra government and railways refuses to die down, the national transporter accused the state on Tuesday of politicising the migrants issue and alleged that despite trains being ready, passengers were not available.

Article withdrawn: Twitterati demands Piyush Goyal's resignation after Shramik Special train heading from Gujarat to Bihar ends up in Bengaluru
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Article withdrawn: Twitterati demands Piyush Goyal's resignation after Shramik Special train heading from Gujarat to Bihar ends up in Bengaluru

Several people on Twitter expressed astonishment at the scale of the mix-up with several of them criticising the administrative 'incompetence' that led to the incident.

With railways to run special trains for migrants without consent from destination states, concerns arise over containment efforts
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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.

Consent of destination states not required to run Shramik Special trains, clarifies Railways after MHA issues guidelines
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Consent of destination states not required to run Shramik Special trains, clarifies Railways after MHA issues guidelines

Earlier a political storm had broken out when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were being laggard in approving Shramik Special trains

Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal appeals to state govts to allow operation of trains for stranded migrant labourers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Piyush Goyal appeals to state govts to allow operation of trains for stranded migrant labourers

Goyal's appeal comes a day after Home Minister Amit Shah wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to allow such trains to run.

Indian Railways asks zones to watch out for sectarian feuds and troublemakers on board shramik trains, issues advisory on sanitation protocol
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Indian Railways asks zones to watch out for sectarian feuds and troublemakers on board shramik trains, issues advisory on sanitation protocol

The Railways also stated that sanitisation of shramik trains has to be done both at the originating and the destination stations