Migrant Workers
India  /  Published 22.01.21

Ex-poll panel chiefs flag migrant vote hurdles

Three former chief election commissioners (CECs) have highlighted the challenges of extending voting facilities to migrants within and outside India.  In the 2019 polls, a third of eligible vote...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.01.21

Labour code done, focus now on job plans

The ministry of labour and employment is likely to give a shape to the National Employment Policy (NEP) by December this year following the implementation of four labour codes and completion of four m...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.20

Bihar CM: Efforts on to rehabilitate people who lost job

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday asserted that efforts were being made to economically rehabilitate those who have returned to their homes in the state, having lost jobs elsewhere in the ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Patna

India  /  Published 17.12.20

Covid: when India's virus trains rolled out

By the end of June, dozens of villages in Ganjam had been sealed off. Residents were ordered to stay inside. Police officers patrolled the silent lanes. Taxis were converted into ambulances. Voluntee...
By Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj, Sameer Yasir, Karan Deep Singh in Surat

Calcutta  /  Published 05.12.20

India 'lost' time in Covid fight

Rao said administering Covid vaccines in India should be a teamwork of the Centre and the states. “There are certain things that the Centre needs to make clear. Which are the vaccines that are ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


India  /  Published 21.11.20

Labour draft ignores migrants' database

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Paddy helps remove border farming barrier

“It has never come to our mind that paddy can be sown on our land. We were in despair as despite having agricultural land, we had to work as migrant workers. After the lockdown, we were in utter...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.20

Malda migrant shot dead in Manipur

A migrant worker from a Malda village was gunned down earlier this week in Manipur capital Imphal, prompting his coworkers to hurry back home on Thursday evening in fear. Sabir Sheikh, the victim, wh...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.20

Tailoring skills for wives of Sunderbans migrants

A social outfit at Sandeshkhali in the northern Sunderbans has started skilling the wives of jobless migrant workers amid the pandemic. The Sandeshkhali Maa Saroda Women and Rural Welfare Society has...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Sandeshkhali

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.11.20

Going home easier for Chhath

The state government’s move to resume resumption inter-state bus service from November 8 just ahead of Diwali and Chhath Puja has made the Bihar-bound passengers make a beeline at Dhanbad bus de...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad


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