Migrant Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Rats nibble away at trader’s livelihood

Haider had sold his wife’s earrings to raise Rs 15,500 to hire a mini truck to bring back an unsold consignment of 5,000 mosquito nets that he had kept in a room of the house where he stayed in ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Pandemic survivor’s turnaround tale

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the life of migrant worker Babuswar Murmu, 40, twice, for the bad and the good. He touched rock bottom but then picked himself up, stronger than before. In the initial p...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 31.07.20

Yunus: Recognise informal sector

“All the entrepreneurial ability, when microcredit came and went to the women, they showed how much entrepreneurial capacity they had. That’s why microcredit is known to the whole world an...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.07.20

Hemant: state rights champion

In the close to seven months he has been at the helm as Jharkhand chief minister, Hemant Soren has emerged as the definitive champion of state rights, quietly working the back channels to organise fli...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.20

Police arrrange food for migrants

Police stopped a bus on VIP Road early on Saturday to find 29 migrant workers headed to Sandeshkhali in North 24-Parganas from Goa having survived the five-day journey on puffed rice and cucumbers. T...
By Snehal Sengupta in Baguiati

India  /  Published 23.07.20

Isolation fee hits Telengana migrants

Coronavirus quarantine charges levied by the Telangana government on migrant workers who are being flown home from Gulf nations will drive many returnees further into debt and put them at risk of dest...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.07.20

21 labourers working abroad return home

As many as 26 labourers from India trapped in Abu Dhabi on Sunday returned to their respective villages in Hazaribagh, Giridih and Bokaro, after government intervention with the authorities in United ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

India  /  Published 19.07.20

Vote appeal for migrants

Civil society groups have urged the Election Commission of India to extend the postal ballot facility to migrant workers, who have had to return to their home states during the lockdown. The demand c...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.20

Frontline cry to clear dues

A section of the frontline workers are on the protest path in the Jharkhand capital demanding promised dues. Around 800 sanitation workers of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC), who were recently hai...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Arts  /  Published 18.07.20

Phantoms on unknown roads

Chhatrapati Dutta’s stirring video, The Shrouded Live On (The Lockdown Works), is composed of a series of stark, taut and fragmented drawings inspired by the recent nightmare journey of mil...
By Soumitra Das in


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