Migrant Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.20

‘Covid warriors’ on puja pandal duty

Hundreds of cured novel coronavirus patients, who have been named “Covid warriors” by the state government, were on duty at many popular Durga Puja pandals across Bengal during the four da...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 19.10.20

Migrants: govt to collect data

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.10.20

Migrant workers help clean up ponds

Dhanbad Municipal Corporation is busy cleaning ponds, at least 90 of which are spread across 55 wards of five circles of the city, engaging migrant labourers in many of the water bodies. Among the po...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Hunt for ‘character certificates’

Tanjila Biwi, 32, of Gangadhari village near Nowda, has been running from pillar to post ever since she received a “frantic phone call” from her husband who wanted a “character certi...
By Alamgir Hossain, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Behrampore

Calcutta  /  Published 14.10.20

Migrant Mother as the goddess

By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.20

A vector called privilege

On January 15, 1897, The New York Times wrote of Bombay’s plague epidemic as an urban crisis: “More than half of its population has run away!” Let us break this ‘popu...
By Sohini Chattopadhyay in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Give us jobs and ration, chant migrant returnees

Some 200 migrant workers, jobless after being forced to come back home here amid the Covid-induced lockdown, went to the office of the district magistrate and demanded jobs under the 100-days work sch...
By in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.20

Darjeeling: Tea jobs plenty, few takers

At a time of mounting job cuts across sectors amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Darjeeling tea industry stands out with jobs available by the hundreds, but very few takers. Darjeeling gardens have been...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.20

Mask vending machines for Puja crowds

“We will provide those migrant workers with raw materials and remuneration for making masks. It will help them earn some money before the festive seasons,” said an official. Officials exp...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

India  /  Published 08.10.20

Migrant workers suffer without end in sight

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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