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Migrant Workers
India  /  Published 08.05.20

Protest at rail station

Over 1,000 migrant workers thronged Mangalore railway station on Friday morning for trains to go home and resorted to a five-hour protest when they realised that the Karnataka government had not arran...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 08.05.20

2,000 migrants gather outside govt office following rumour

Flouting lockdown norms, nearly 2,000 migrant workers gathered at a government office in the Gota area here on Friday hoping they will somehow find a way to reach their native places, said police.The ...
By PTI

India  /  Published 08.05.20

No new cases from 216 districts in 24 hours

5 labourers jump off train, quarantined  Five labourers jumped from a slow-moving Shramik Special train bound for Gonda on Friday following which they were detained and sent to a quarantine ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.05.20

Karnataka U-turn

The Karnataka government on Thursday agreed to resume trains for homebound migrant workers, two days after its last-minute cancellation of all such trains provoked an outcry from the labourers and the...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 06.05.20

Rlys: over 1 lakh migrants ferried

The Railways on Wednesday said it has run 115 Shramik Special trains since May 1 and ferried home over one lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-induced lockdow...
By PTI in New Delhi

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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...
By PTI


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