Migrant Workers
India  /  Published 05.05.20

Coronavirus lifts lid on exploitation of workers

The coronavirus pandemic has confirmed and exposed what had long been suspected — that migrant workers, weak on physical, social and human capital and tied down by an unwritten exploitative contract...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.20

Highest number of patiensts recovered in past 24 hours

Cases rise to 42,836, death toll now 1,389The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,389 and the total number of cases climbed to 42,836 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 83 deaths an...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.20

Congress will bear cost of migrant workers' travel: Sonia

The Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Double fare to free ride

The Karnataka government on Sunday offered migrant workers heading back home in the next three days free bus rides within the state, capping a total retreat from its earlier decision to charge double ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 02.05.20

'Technical issues leave migrants stuck midway between Guj and UP'

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Hundreds of migrants from Surat in Gujarat who are on their way to Uttar Pradesh were left stranded in transit despite necessary permissions, as Uttar Pradesh governmen...


India  /  Published 01.05.20

Centre allows trains for migrants

The Centre on Friday issued an order allowing the movement of special trains to ferry migrant workers and others stranded outside their home states in the lockdown, two days after ordering that they w...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.06.20

200 safe homes for migrant patients

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to set up 200 safe homes in Bengal to keep Covid-19 migrant workers with no symptoms or with mild symptoms as part of a move to stem the disease’s spread i...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Workers’ train leaves Saturday

Chief minister Hemant Soren's official send-off to migrant workers for a Border Road Organization (BRO) project, in a train scheduled to leave Dumka railway station on Friday afternoon, got cancelled ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.20

No swab test minus symptoms

The Mamata Banerjee government has eased quarantine protocol further for those returning from Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat — five states with a high incidence of Covid-...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.20

Unlock 1 boon for migrants who stayed back in Kerala

Residents of many villages in Murshidabad’s Behrampore who are employed in the construction sector in Kerala are glad they stayed back in the coastal state now that builders are getting back to work...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore


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