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  • Railways charts Rs 1,800-crore plan to employ returned migrants for next 125 days Jun 26, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    Railways charts Rs 1,800-crore plan to employ returned migrants for next 125 days

    So far, about 160 types of infrastructure projects that are to be expedited have been identified, which could generate employment for thousands of migrant labourers for the next few months.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 56% COVID-19 cases in West Bengal are migrant workers Jun 17, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 56% COVID-19 cases in West Bengal are migrant workers

    The news comes at a time when Bengal’s coronavirus count dipped for the third consecutive day and the patient recovery rate crossed 50 percent for the first time.

  • Madhya Pradesh govt to organise job fairs for labourers Jun 13, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh govt to organise job fairs for labourers

    These job fairs will be held from the third week of June, a public relations department official said.

  • Coronavirus impact | UP govt comes to rescue of famished migrant family turned out by landlord Jun 11, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | UP govt comes to rescue of famished migrant family turned out by landlord

    The migrant worker did not have a ration card or a job card to ease his ordeal and was left with no option but had to sell his wife’s jewellery for a meagre Rs 1,500

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Shortage of labour leads to 8-fold increase in direct sowing of rice in Punjab Jun 10, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Shortage of labour leads to 8-fold increase in direct sowing of rice in Punjab

    Punjab requires at least 6 lakh labourers to transplant paddy on 27-28 lakh hectares of farm land.

  • Amitabh Bachchan books three flights for stranded migrants: Report Jun 10, 2020 05:46 PM IST

    Amitabh Bachchan books three flights for stranded migrants: Report

    He has chartered the Indigo Airlines’ Varanasi-bound flight that departed on the morning of June 10 with 180 migrant workers; the other two flights were scheduled to depart later in the day.

  • In the first round, as many as 75,000 labourers from Uttar Pradesh agree to sign up for construction work Jun 09, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    In the first round, as many as 75,000 labourers from Uttar Pradesh agree to sign up for construction work

    Real estate body Naredco's UP Chapter had signed an MoU with the UP government to employ 2.5 lakh migrant workers.

  • Manufacturing | Abolish the inspector raj to boost Make in India Jun 09, 2020 12:36 PM IST

    Manufacturing | Abolish the inspector raj to boost Make in India

    The only way forward is to shred the red tape that is binding our entrepreneurs and labour down. This is the bus that Indian manufacturers missed in 1991

  • Lockdown left millions of migrants empty-handed; govt should give each Rs 25,000: Irudaya Rajan Jun 07, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Lockdown left millions of migrants empty-handed; govt should give each Rs 25,000: Irudaya Rajan

    There are more than 600 million migrants in the country and out of them, at least 140 million are in major cities alone

  • Sitaram Yechury calls for pan-India protest on June 16 against migrant workers' crisis Jun 03, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Sitaram Yechury calls for pan-India protest on June 16 against migrant workers' crisis

    He commended the efforts of the Left government in Kerala in controlling the number of coronavirus cases, adding that the Centre "refuses to learn" from the Kerala model

  • Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to give Rs 10,000 each to migrant workers Jun 03, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to give Rs 10,000 each to migrant workers

    In a tweet, she said financial aid should also be provided to those engaged in the unorganised sector to help them cope with the ongoing economic crisis arising out of the lockdown.

  • Migrants returning to Bihar won't be quarantined, despite majority testing positive for COVID-19 Jun 02, 2020 07:03 PM IST

    Migrants returning to Bihar won't be quarantined, despite majority testing positive for COVID-19

    Of the 3,872 confirmed cases in the state, 2,743 are migrants who have returned after May 3.

  • Bihar provides condoms to migrant labourers Jun 02, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Bihar provides condoms to migrant labourers

    As of now, over 8.77 lakh people have left quarantine facilities, while 5.30 lakh are still living in block and district centres.

  • Migrant labour issue: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee, says 'Corona Express' jibe will prove costly Jun 01, 2020 09:27 PM IST

    Migrant labour issue: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee, says 'Corona Express' jibe will prove costly

    He asserted that the people of Bengal are keen for a change and the BJP will form a government in the state with a full majority.

  • Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah Jun 01, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah

    When asked if the ongoing crisis, where migrants are seen walking to their homes, could have been averted if they were moved before enforcing the lockdown, Shah said, "That would not have been appropriate."

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Migrant labourer’s body found In Shramik train toilet May 29, 2020 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Migrant labourer’s body found In Shramik train toilet

    North Central Railways has claimed that the labourer underwent medical screening before boarding the train as per protocol, and that neither him nor anyone else on his behalf had sought any medical assistance

  • Lockdown easing brings little cheer to those with no income for weeks, finds survey May 28, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    Lockdown easing brings little cheer to those with no income for weeks, finds survey

    The lockdown, introduced at a day’s notice on March 24, left millions in the lurch.

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | India at the cusp of a new growth story May 27, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | India at the cusp of a new growth story

    PM Narendra Modi’s focus remains on big reforms, structural changes and in the ease of doing business. This will help India in the post-COVID-19 world

  • COVID-19 represents the most flagrant violation of Inter-State Migration Act, says Irudaya Rajan May 27, 2020 11:44 AM IST

    COVID-19 represents the most flagrant violation of Inter-State Migration Act, says Irudaya Rajan

    One fallout of the pandemic is that the subject of bonded labour, till now confined to broom closets, is out in the open.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Tata firm provides 1.6 million free meals to frontline healthcare workers, migrants May 26, 2020 10:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Tata firm provides 1.6 million free meals to frontline healthcare workers, migrants

    In Mumbai, they have provided over 10,000 meals daily to hospitals including Kasturba Hospital, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Nair Hospital, The King Edward Memorial Hospital, and the JJ Hospital.

  • Labour law changes | Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to launch phased action from May 30 May 26, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Labour law changes | Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh to launch phased action from May 30

    The office-bearers of the RSS-affiliated trade union has decided to form district-level help desks across the country, to resolve immediate issues, with focus on the plight of the migrant workers.

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India May 26, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India

    For the past 12 months the BJP-led NDA government’s actions have been bold, and have seen strong and polarising reactions. Its response to the Coronavirus crisis has left a lot to be desired

  • Chart of the Day | Signs of improvement in diesel, petrol demand May 26, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Signs of improvement in diesel, petrol demand

    Migrant workers’ return to their homes may affect some sectors such as construction

  • Why the migrant worker exodus is not a failure of the system May 26, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Why the migrant worker exodus is not a failure of the system

    The grimy underbelly of the Indian economy is now bared for all of us to see.

  • States seeking to employ Uttar Pradesh workers will need permission: CM Yogi Adityanath May 25, 2020 03:19 PM IST

    States seeking to employ Uttar Pradesh workers will need permission: CM Yogi Adityanath

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also announced setting up of a Migrant Commission

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