Migrant Workers
India  /  Published 11.05.20

Shramik Specials to run at full capacity

In a bid to ferry more migrants, the railways on Monday decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its 'Shramik Special' trains instead of the current 1,200.According to an order, the railway z...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.20

Birbhum seeks real time movement of trains

District police chief Shyam Singh on Sunday wrote to divisional railway manager (Howrah), Ishaq Khan, seeking information on the real time movement of trains through Birbhum in order to draft precauti...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.20

10 migrants test positive on return

Ten migrant labourers who had recently returned home to Malda and North Dinajpur have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Seven of these cases are from Malda and three from North Dinajpur, a dis...
By Soumya De Sarkar and Kousik Sen in Malda

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Crammed with human cargo

Two trucks carrying 120 migrant workers headed for Uttar Pradesh and other states were stopped early on Friday at a checkpoint in southern Karnataka, not very far from where they stayed, averting what...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 09.05.20

Two bogies to take bodies home

The chance to board a train home would have saved their lives. They got the chance only after they were dead.The bodies of the 16 labourers who had set out on foot from Maharashtra for their homes in ...
By PTI in Shahdol


India  /  Published 08.05.20

SC stays Orissa HC order on migrants' entry

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order of the Orissa High Court, which had asked the state government to ensure that all migrants, who are in the queue to enter Odisha, should be tested negative...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.05.20

State eye on trauma of those returning

The state health department has started psychosocial counselling of migrant workers who are returning after being stranded in other states because of the lockdown to ward off the Covid-19 threat.As of...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 07.05.20

Ferried 1.60 lakh migrants home: railways

The Indian Railways on Thursday said it has run over 163 Shramik Special trains since May 1 and ferried home over 1.60 lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-ind...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.20

Journey ends for migrants, misery continues

Hundreds of migrants quarantined at several centres across Bihar since returning from Kerala and other states erupted in anger on Wednesday after going without food and water through the night and at ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.05.20

Back home with worries

A total of 1,289 migrant workers and their family members on Wednesday reached Dhanbad from Surat in Gujarat and they said they paid Rs 715 each to an NGO at a time they have no job and the future loo...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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