Migrant Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.20

Covid cases up in north Bengal

State health department officials said on Thursday that 21 new coronavirus cases had been reported in north Bengal in the past 24 hours.Most of the Covid-19 patients were from North Dinajpur district....
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

India  /  Published 28.05.20

SC questions Centre over migrant crisis

The Supreme Court Thursday asked some searching questions to the Centre on the plight of migrant workers, ranging from how long they will have to wait before going to their native places to who will p...

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

The long march home

Labour Day — it falls on May 1 — witnessed the departures of the first train officially carrying migrant workers from Ernakulam, Kerala, to Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and another journeying from Telanga...
By Shamna Thacham Poyil & Nasreen Chowdhory

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Offer to help symbol of migrant agony

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has offered economic rehabilitation to a labourer from Bihar whose photograph clicked recently in Delhi became emblematic of the massive migrant crisis that followed the nati...
By PTI in Patna

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Lockdown has failed, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the lockdown has failed. “It was his [Modi's] expectation that we’d defeat ...
By Our Correspondent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 26.05.20

Shramik Specials ferried around 42 lakh migrants

he Indian Railways has ferried around 42 lakh migrant workers on board 3,276 'Shramik Special' trains since May 1, according to official data.Of the total trains, 2,875 have terminated, while 401 are ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.20

Bengal to seek 120 more trains: CM

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would requisition 120 more trains to bring back nearly four lakh migrant workers and others stranded across India to Bengal. The 120 trains are in additio...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.20

Bus ride & walk back home

A bench at a bus stop in Alipore had seven occupants on Sunday afternoon, seeking cover from the blazing sun and waiting for any vehicle headed further south.The group has been walking since 3am on Su...
By Debraj Mitra and Sanat Kumar Sinha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.04.20

States dithered to help their own

After much criticism, states have finally turned their attention to their own, the migrant workers who are stuck hundreds of miles away from their homes. While Delhi and Uttar Pradesh governments deci...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.04.20

Stranded labourers to be allowed intra-state travel

Labourers, who are stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown, will be allowed to go to their respective places of work within a state with certain conditions, the Union ho...
By PTI in New Delhi


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