Migrant Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

277 new Covid cases in Bengal

Bengal on Friday reported 277 new Covid19 cases, 250 of which were recorded in districts which were receiving a large number of migrant workers.Of the new cases — in 24 hours, till 9am on Friday —...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.20

Another Ayodhya

Did Prakash Javadekar manage to steal a few more glimpses of Ramayan? The Union minister had tweeted an image of himself watching an episode of Ramanand Sagar’s television serial — being retelecas...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

India  /  Published 26.05.20

BJP rebuts Rahul's 'failed' lockdown remarks

The BJP on Tuesday rejected Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi's statement that the lockdown had 'failed' in its purpose, saying the doubling rate of coronavirus infection has fallen to 13 days from three ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.05.20

Migrant woes 'greatest manmade tragedy' since Partition: Guha

The unfolding miseries of millions of poor people in the world's largest coronavirus lockdown is the greatest manmade tragedy in India since Partition, says historian and economist Ramchandra Guha.Cau...
By PTI in New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh  /  Published 23.05.20

Migrant worker commits suicide in UP's Banda

A migrant who had recently returned from Mumbai allegedly committed suicide while in home quarantine in a village here, police said.Sunil (19) had arrived at Musivan village under Kamasin Police Stati...
By PTI in Banda


India  /  Published 22.05.20

Virus exposes Gujarat model

Many states like Kerala, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have won accolades for good work during the Covid-19 fight but Gujarat, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had presented as the best model of develo...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.05.20

UP bus politics: migrants suffer

In the past five days, even as thousands of migrants continued to trek home, Congress and Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government have been squabbling over the Opposition party’s offer to use b...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.20

Migrants get shelter in tents

At least 63 migrant labourers from Khejuri in East Midnapore, who had been living in tarpaulin tents on the border of their village since last week, remained there without proper shelter on Tuesday, a...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Contai

India  /  Published 05.06.20

On release-eve, quarantined migrant dies amid 'neglect'

Bipin Mallick had almost completed seven days of quarantine and was looking forward to meeting his young children. However, a day before release, the migrant worker felt uneasy and passed away within ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.20

A legal question

The issue has nothing to do with one being Left, Right or Centre. In fact, looking at it in these terms is itself a distraction; it is a simple matter of legality. Whenever the State takes away anyone...
By Prabhat Patnaik


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