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  • 11 migrant workers from Bihar killed in major fire accident in Hyderabad Mar 23, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    11 migrant workers from Bihar killed in major fire accident in Hyderabad

    The fire officials received a call at 3.55 am and eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The blaze was extinguished by around 7 am, they said.

  • Railways plans special trains to help migrant workers return home, curb contagion Jan 14, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Railways plans special trains to help migrant workers return home, curb contagion

    The Railways plans to operate four special trains every week from states imposing restrictions on mobility and lockdown to the states of origin of the migrant workers, to prevent a 2020-like situation when lakhs chose to walk all the way back to their villages.

  • In Pics: Fear of lockdown, daily wage laborers in Gurugram start returning home Jan 11, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    In Pics: Fear of lockdown, daily wage laborers in Gurugram start returning home

    With night curfew imposed earlier to control the third wave in the country and now with the new restrictions in place, the fear of lockdown has emerged among the migrant laborers.

  • Kashmir Killings: Exodus of non-local workers may hurt local economy Oct 27, 2021 01:22 PM IST

    Kashmir Killings: Exodus of non-local workers may hurt local economy

    Migrant workers have a foothold in almost every sector in Kashmir — from apple orchards to industrial units and online women-run businesses. The departure of such workers will only hamper the recovery that was expected with the pandemic abating

  • Jammu & Kashmir government directs Kashmiri migrant employees not to leave valley Oct 13, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    Jammu & Kashmir government directs Kashmiri migrant employees not to leave valley

    These directions were issued after a security review meeting of deputy commissioners and senior superintendents of police of the Kashmir valley chaired by Divisional Commissioner Pandurang K Pole in Srinagar.

  • Telangana organisations spotlight political exclusion of internal and international migrants, prepare to launch a new party Oct 09, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Telangana organisations spotlight political exclusion of internal and international migrants, prepare to launch a new party

    The first electoral test for the yet to be named "party" is coming up at the end of this month: the Huzurabad bypoll scheduled for October 30.

  • "The question was, how to translate them as if a Marathi poet had written them" Oct 02, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    "The question was, how to translate them as if a Marathi poet had written them"

    Three writers on translating 'Walk', a book of poems about the 2020 exodus of migrant workers from Indian cities to villages, from English to Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.

  • One Nation One Ration Card will increase India’s food security Aug 18, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    One Nation One Ration Card will increase India’s food security

    The One Nation One Ration Card scheme will create a central repository and help in deduplication of ration cards, which in turn help in removing leakages from the system

  • India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition Aug 15, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India’s home rental programme for migrant workers needs more nuance and ambition

    The affordable housing rental complex (AHRC) scheme acknowledges the needs of mobile workers who spend short periods of time in the city and do not seek permanent housing. Applying what we know about migrant work and the development sector will help India to realise AHRC's potential.

  • India’s new labour codes need to be implemented immediately Jul 23, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    India’s new labour codes need to be implemented immediately

    The protracted delay in implementing the new labour laws is having an impact on the pace of the industrial recovery

  • One nation one ration card – a long way to go Jul 13, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    One nation one ration card – a long way to go

    The portable ration card project, actually launched before the pandemic in August 2019, envisaged that a migrant worker, say in Mumbai, would be able to draw his rations there even as his family back home used their neighbourhood fair price shop

  • COVID-19 update | Kerala reports 14,373 new cases, 142 deaths in past 24 hours Jul 06, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Kerala reports 14,373 new cases, 142 deaths in past 24 hours

    As many as 10,751 persons have been cured of the infection, taking the total recoveries to 28,77,557 and the active cases to 1,04,105.

  • Indian man wins top prize in govt-initiated competition for migrant workers Jul 06, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Indian man wins top prize in govt-initiated competition for migrant workers

    Ganesan Sandhirakasan, 33, who hails from Tamil Nadu, secured the first place with the most number of likes and views for his video on the @sg4mw (SG 4 Migrant Workers) TikTok account, beating 19 other shortlisted individuals. He took home the prize money of SGD 1,000 (USD 743).

  • Number of international migrant workers rises to 169 million, says ILO Jul 01, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Number of international migrant workers rises to 169 million, says ILO

    There has also been a 2 percent increase in the share of youth migrant workers aged 15-24 since 2017.

  • DMRC launches awareness campaign for construction workers on benefits of vaccination Jun 13, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    DMRC launches awareness campaign for construction workers on benefits of vaccination

    Social distancing and other safety protocols are being carefully ensured during the campaign under which 3,000 workers are expected to be covered, the DMRC said in a statement.

  • COVID-19 crisis | ‘Everyone here is alone’ Jun 13, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | ‘Everyone here is alone’

    As sickness and death gripped the neighborhood, many people were left on their own. The city shut down. Government aid was scarce. Migrant workers who lost their jobs left for their villages hundreds of miles away. They could no longer pay rent or buy food.

  • Labour ministry sets up control rooms to address migrant workers woes Apr 20, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Labour ministry sets up control rooms to address migrant workers woes

    The ministry in April last year had also set up 20 such control rooms to redress grievances of workers like non-payment of salaries.

  • Centre's responsibility to put money into bank accounts of migrant workers: Rahul Gandhi Apr 20, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    Centre's responsibility to put money into bank accounts of migrant workers: Rahul Gandhi

    As Delhi went into a six-day lockdown from Monday night amid the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, hundreds of migrant workers thronged the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to board the buses for their native places.

  • Who bears the cost of a lockdown? Mar 30, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Who bears the cost of a lockdown?

    Government data show it’s not just the unemployment rate that went up, the labour force participation ratio also fell during the lockdown  

  • Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers Feb 17, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel on labour backs expansion of MGNREGS to migrant workers

    The committee urged the Centre to put in place a credible database of unorganised workers, especially migrant labourers, to ensure seamless delivery of relief packages to them at the time of distress.

  • Fake MNREGA cards: Deepika Padukone, other actors feature on rural job cards in Madhya Pradesh; probe ordered Oct 17, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Fake MNREGA cards: Deepika Padukone, other actors feature on rural job cards in Madhya Pradesh; probe ordered

    One such fake MNREGA card was issued in the name of Sonu Shantilal with Padukone's photo. Through these fake cards, lakhs of rupees have been claimed as wages for activities which were never undertaken.

  • India of our dreams, and of our nightmares Oct 02, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India of our dreams, and of our nightmares

    The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy

  • At ‘Mamata’s Kitchen’ in West Bengal, migrant workers to get wholesome meals at Rs 5 Sep 29, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    At ‘Mamata’s Kitchen’ in West Bengal, migrant workers to get wholesome meals at Rs 5

    The meals provided at Didir Rannaghar, or Mamata's Kitchen, will primarily be vegetarian and the menu will change every day. The migrant workers will be served rice, dal (pulses), shukto (vegetable stew), Khichdi (pot rice cooked with lentils and spices), and papad.

  • Centre blames fake news for exodus of migrant workers during the lockdown Sep 15, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Centre blames fake news for exodus of migrant workers during the lockdown

    The Centre on September 14 informed the Parliament that no data is available on the number of migrant workers who lost their lives during the nationwide lockdown announced in March.

  • Of all migrant workers who returned home during pandemic, 75% hail from 5 states: Labour Ministry data Sep 14, 2020 08:23 PM IST

    Of all migrant workers who returned home during pandemic, 75% hail from 5 states: Labour Ministry data

    The labour ministry put forth this data in Parliament in response to a query seeking state-wise details of the number of labourers who had migrated to their hometowns from cites or their work places due to loss of jobs.

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