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  • People yearn to connect across borders amid pandemic holiday Dec 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    People yearn to connect across borders amid pandemic holiday

    Families across the world are disconnected, but perhaps none more than those trapped on opposite sides of an international border. Some legally can’t cross, and others can’t afford to endure quarantines if they do. Along both borders, AP photographers found families connecting in smaller, more intimate ways, overcoming unusual obstacles for shared celebrations.

  • A mother, her son — and their 1,500-mile search for home Nov 27, 2020 11:03 PM IST

    A mother, her son — and their 1,500-mile search for home

    There are hundreds of people on the highway that night, all Venezuelans who had fled their country’s collapse before the pandemic and found refuge in Colombia.

  • Model Tenancy Act to create rental housing stock that will help students, professionals and migrants Nov 26, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Model Tenancy Act to create rental housing stock that will help students, professionals and migrants

    While draft proposals have been widely welcomed, their implementation will be so simple. The act will not be binding on the states, as land and urban development remain state subjects.

  • House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers Aug 01, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers

    The report on social security code combines nine labour acts on insurance, maternity leave, compensation, gratuity, provident fund and the unorganised sector into one.

  • Affordable rental housing complexes to comprise units of 10-60 square metres Jul 22, 2020 11:25 PM IST

    Affordable rental housing complexes to comprise units of 10-60 square metres

    All projects under ARHCs shall be exclusively used for rental housing purposes for a minimum period of 25 years

  • Maharashtra govt looking at training locals to fill in skill gap due to migration amid COVID-19 pandemic Jul 17, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt looking at training locals to fill in skill gap due to migration amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Maharashtra is one of the most industrial states that generated a lot of job opportunities, leading to people migrating from other states.

  • Affordable rental housing complexes scheme for migrants: Here's all you need to know Jul 09, 2020 08:57 PM IST

    Affordable rental housing complexes scheme for migrants: Here's all you need to know

    Real estate experts are of the view that the ARHC scheme should provide risk linked returns using means such as transferable development rights, single window clearance and strong regulatory framework to attract private developers

  • Cabinet approves development of affordable rental housing complexes for urban migrants Jul 08, 2020 05:51 PM IST

    Cabinet approves development of affordable rental housing complexes for urban migrants

    An expenditure of Rs 600 crore is estimated in the form of technology innovation grant, which will be released for projects using identified innovative technologies for construction

  • Uttar Pradesh govt trying to cover up unemployment through ads: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Jun 30, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh govt trying to cover up unemployment through ads: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Priyanka Gandhi tagged a video of labourers saying there are no employment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Bihar, Uttar Pradesh may bear brunt of reverse migration: Report Jun 23, 2020 12:26 PM IST

    Bihar, Uttar Pradesh may bear brunt of reverse migration: Report

    The issue of reverse migration in Bihar can also have political implications as assembly elections are set to be held in the state in October and November

  • Creating jobs for migrant workers back home is a welcome move Jun 22, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Creating jobs for migrant workers back home is a welcome move

  • Increase employment limit under MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to PM Modi Jun 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Increase employment limit under MGNREGA from 100 to 200 days: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to PM Modi

    He said the Centre has started the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan' to provide employment at the local level to migrant labourers who have returned home during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Rajasthan also has a large number of migrant labourers returned home during the lockdown, Gehlot said.

  • Centre's employment scheme for migrant workers to give new base to rural development: Yogi Adityanath Jun 20, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Centre's employment scheme for migrant workers to give new base to rural development: Yogi Adityanath

    PM Modi on Saturday launched 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' for migrant workers, saying that during the coronavirus-induced lockdown the talent from cities returned to villages and it will now give a boost to development in rural areas.

  • West Bengal govt to set up 200 'safe homes' to curb spread of coronavirus Jun 13, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    West Bengal govt to set up 200 'safe homes' to curb spread of coronavirus

    The migrant labourers will be provided shelter in the safe homes irrespective of them being asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic if they do not have enough space in their homes to follow the isolation norms, official said.

  • COVID-19 spread by migrants limited compared to fears: Report Jun 12, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 spread by migrants limited compared to fears: Report

    The concern was that migrants moving from cities would carry the virus to relatively unaffected areas of the country. As per data, however, the fears were largely overstated

  • 'One-time cash transfer, basic food supplies for 3 months can help tackle labour migration problem' Jun 11, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    'One-time cash transfer, basic food supplies for 3 months can help tackle labour migration problem'

    Tackling the migration labour problem is partly economic and partly administrative and the respective states would have to scale up testing and medical facilities to contain the spread of the pandemic, and immediately provide a one-time financial relief that can partly offset the wage loss, a joint report by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy said.

  • NGOs deserves all appreciation for helping migrants during COVID-19 pandemic: Supreme Court Jun 09, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    NGOs deserves all appreciation for helping migrants during COVID-19 pandemic: Supreme Court

    The apex court also praised the individuals who contributed and played an important role in extending helping hand to the migrants and said the society, which was moved by their miseries and difficulties, has exhibited its "passion and devotion".

  • A tale of two migrations Jun 09, 2020 09:11 AM IST

    A tale of two migrations

    The economic impact of the fall in remittances from Indian abroad as well as migrant workers in India will be substantial for some states

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu underlines need for proper data on migrant workers Jun 06, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu underlines need for proper data on migrant workers

    In a Facebook post on the novel coronavirus and ways to deal with it, he said unfortunately, the poor, the daily wage earners, farmers, and small businesses have been severely affected by the events triggered by the pandemic.

  • Migrants returning to Mumbai in hope of a new dawn Jun 05, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Migrants returning to Mumbai in hope of a new dawn

    Two trains leave Gorakhpur daily for Mumbai and one every alternate day, and they are largely carrying migrant workers to their destination.

  • SC mulls granting 15 days to Centre, states for transporting migrant workers, reserves order Jun 05, 2020 05:23 PM IST

    SC mulls granting 15 days to Centre, states for transporting migrant workers, reserves order

    A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah took note of the submissions of the Centre and state governments on steps taken so far to mitigate the miseries of the migrant workers stranded across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Construction firms wooing migrant workers with air tickets, SOPs Jun 04, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Construction firms wooing migrant workers with air tickets, SOPs

    A senior official of a city-based infrastructure company said the shortage of workers is forcing companies to resort to poaching by luring them with lucrative offers.

  • India's urban COVID-19 outbreak is morphing into a rural health crisis Jun 04, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    India's urban COVID-19 outbreak is morphing into a rural health crisis

    Officials said the spike in cases was a fresh challenge for the country's health authorities, even as they struggle to check the outbreak in cities amid the easing of a months-long lockdown. Confirmed cases in India crossed the 200,000 mark on Wednesday. Some experts say that a peak remains weeks away.

  • UP government asks Centre to allow migrants to register for housing under PM Awas Yojana: Report Jun 02, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    UP government asks Centre to allow migrants to register for housing under PM Awas Yojana: Report

    The state government in a letter to the ministry said allowing this would help many migrants who find themselves shelter-less after returning to their hometowns

  • Special train with over 1,200 workers leaves Indore for West Bengal Jun 02, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Special train with over 1,200 workers leaves Indore for West Bengal

    The bourse had reduced the agriculture commodity trade timing to 5 pm after the breakout of coronavirus pandemic.

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