West Bengal  /  Published 15.05.20

Doubt over ration dole’s efficacy

The new deal announced by Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday for migrant labourers is unlikely to result in any immediate grains for such workers from Bengal, said a senior state food and supplies departm...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.05.20

Centre a scrooge with cash transfers

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday unveiled the second tranche of the Narendra Modi government’s stimulus package, which again showed the Centre could be big and bountiful with numbers ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Back home on a truck from Telangana

Three labourers from Murshidabad, including a teenager, reached Bengal on a truck from Telangana on Tuesday after spending nearly three months without work in the southern state.The medicine-laden tru...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.05.20

Rs 1000 crore for migrants from PM-CARES

The Centre on Wednesday announced Rs 3,100 crore from the PM-CARES Fund towards fighting Covid-19, the first such outgo from the fund whose operations remain largely opaque.A government release said ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.05.20

1,207 migrants arrive at Dhanbad station

Migrant labourers and their families who were stranded in Gujarat’s Surat because of the lockdown arrive at Dhanbad station on Monday morning.As many as 1,207 migrants travelled a distance of 1,775k...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


Opinion  /  Published 10.05.20

Bird watch

Sir — Given that World Migratory Birds Day was just a few days ago, it was fitting to read that, according to the findings of the Wildlife Institute of India, Amur falcons — the long-distance migr...
By The Telegraph

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.05.20

Coronavirus-fight blow to Koderma and Garhwa

Two new cases of Covid-19 were reported late on Friday night in the district, merely four days after the first Covid-19 patient was discharged from the hospital.The new patients are both relatively be...
By Manoj Kumar in Koderma

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

460km on cycle to reach home

A group of five migrant labourers, who worked as masons in Odisha’s Baripada district, cycled 460km to reach Bokaro’s Gomia block on Wednesday after failing to get any transport to their homes in ...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.20

Protest at home quarantine

The Malda district administration’s decision to send 225 people — migrant workers, their families and some pilgrims — to home quarantine at their villages, instead of quarantine centres, has dra...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.05.20

Dumka reports 2 Covid-19 cases

Dumka has become the twelfth district in the state to report Covid-19 cases, with two persons testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. The two patients are part of a nine-member group of labourers...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro


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