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Labourers
India  /  Published 28.05.20

Over 4,000 in 'Vande Bharat' plea to PM for migrants

Over 4,000 academics, retired bureaucrats, former judges and activists have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deploy the central forces and use their facilities to help the millions of stranded mi...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.20

Quarantine centres for arrivals from five states

The Mamata Banerjee government has fine-tuned its Covid-19 protocol for migrant workers coming from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, where the disease has spread rapidly, in...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.05.20

Train brings 1467 to Bokaro

A Shramik Special train carrying 1,467 stranded migrant labourers and students from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reached Bokaro station on Thursday morning.Around 67 buses were stationed at the station to s...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro

India  /  Published 04.06.20

How many migrant labourers?

Twenty-six lakh people with 99 lakh mouths.No, it’s not a tale from the government’s beloved mythological texts but a logical inference from the migrant counts carried out by two of its arms.A lab...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.06.20

Bar Council slams SC critics

The Bar Council of India has castigated critics who accuse the Supreme Court of failing to make governments accountable for the migrant workers’ sufferings, alleging “a conspiracy to weaken and br...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 01.06.20

Migrant dies at doorstep

Migrant labourer Brajabandhu Rana, 42, had waited over nine weeks and travelled 1,900km to meet his wife and daughters. It was the last half kilometre that killed him.With just nine days left to compl...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 24.05.20

Migrant on Shramik Express dies hungry

A 46-year-old migrant labourer died on a Shramik Express train on Saturday after having had nothing to eat or drink for 60 hours, a nephew who was accompanying him has alleged.Raveesh Yadav said no fo...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 24.05.20

‘No money for cremation’, burial at home

Guddu Mandal, 30, who made a living as a ragpicker and labourer, died allegedly in his sleep in Bhagalpur city on Friday — the night after an epilepsy fit and after many days without a proper meal i...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.05.20

Do-or-die walk from Chennai to Garhwa

Two young migrant workers, Vishal Bediya and Papu Bediya, walked almost 1,500km from Chennai in 21 days to reach their homes in a village in Garhwa district. The duo, who walked up to 50km a day, ofte...
By N.N. Dubey in Garhwa


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