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Labourers
West Bengal  /  Published 16.05.20

The unending journey home

Twelve migrant workers from Agra heading home to East Midnapore were stopped at Birbhum’s Mallarpur on Friday when they arrived there following a circuitous journey through Bihar and Bengal over the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 15.05.20

SC: Can’t stop migrants' walking

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to pass directions to the central and state governments to ensure that migrant workers did not try to walk back home, saying it was the states’ responsibility to...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 15.05.20

Tripura to run 3 trains for migrants

The Tripura government has decided to run three trains from the state to send back stranded migrant labourers to their states.Law minister Ratan Lal Nath said the first train will depart on May 17 fro...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.19

A social security system requires a massive joint effort

The National Democratic Alliance government had announced that it would rationalize laws and regulations pertaining to workers and the labour markets into four broad codes. The wage code has already b...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 12.05.20

PCC flags concern for workers

Around 25,000 workers, stranded outside Assam, have contacted the PCC, seeking fares for their return tickets to the state, the state Congress has claimed.The PCC has constituted a committee comprisin...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

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Books  /  Published 01.11.18

No Azaadi for Dalit agricultural labourers

Muktidih is the fictitious name given by Anand Chakravarti to a village in Bihar which he has been visiting for two decades. That the irony of naming is deliberate becomes evident as the leitmotif of ...
By Hia Sen

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.20

Dankuni a barrier to leave for home

Dankuni, a town in Hooghly district otherwise known for its industrial facilities, has turned into an international border of sorts in the midst of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Hundreds of migran...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.20

Tragedy on tracks averted in Birbhum

A re-run of Friday’s massacre on tracks in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad was averted hours later near Nalhati railway station in Birbhum thanks to an alert train driver who pressed the emergency brakes...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Appeal: Don’t hold migrants back

Psychiatrists, trade unions and rights activists have cautioned against any effort to force migrant workers to stay back, saying distress during the prolonged lockdown could lead to violence on the st...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

Back from Gujarat, with tales of trauma

A section of labourers who returned from the ceramic tiles hub of Morbi in Gujarat by a special train to Tatanagar station complained of being fleeced of money by a local contractor for their return t...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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