Migrant Workers
Opinion  /  Published 09.04.20

Unforgivable ignorance

A very distinguished virologist whom I happen to know believes that the lockdown in India was an overreaction. His argument is that since the coronavirus was coming to India from outside, testing and ...
By Prabhat Patnaik

India  /  Published 05.04.20

A crop in the field but none to harvest

The lockdown has left rural Delhi’s farmers without the hired help they need to harvest their standing crops.They are getting more worried with each passing day as the window for harvesting, before ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.05.20

Death after walk home

A migrant worker who had walked more than 100km from Bangalore to his village in Andhra Pradesh dropped dead of exhaustion just yards from his home on Wednesday night.Hari Prasad, 26, who did odd jobs...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Covid-19 crisis: Jurists list lapses

The International Commission of Jurists has alleged that the Indian government has fallen short of its “obligation” to ensure that citizens had access to adequate food amid the Covid-19 crisis, th...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.04.20

Landlord-migrant ties under stress

More than a hundred migrant workers, most of them from Bengal, have been thrown out on to the streets in slum here after their landlord accused them of complaining to the authorities about his frequen...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


North East  /  Published 25.04.20

12000 set off on road travel to native places

Providing relief to people stranded in various districts of Assam, nearly 12,000 of them were allowed to make an inter-district one-way homebound or workplace-bound journey on Saturday under strict ho...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Firms didn’t care for workers: Nitish

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has taken exception to the use of word “pravasi” (migrant) for people going from one state to another for work, even as he slammed private companies outside Bihar...
By PTI in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.20

Migrants treated as outcasts

Seven returned migrant workers have been forced to continue their quarantine from the veranda of their village ICDS centre after a squall destroyed their makeshift pandal on May 27.The seven, who had ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

North East  /  Published 27.05.20

Five more test positive in Nagaland

With the detection of five more positive cases on Wednesday, the number of Covid-19 infected persons in Nagaland has shot up to nine.Health and family welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom said this in his...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

India  /  Published 27.05.20

Farmer sending 10 migrants home on plane

The dreams of returning home of 10 migrants workers are finally taking wing after two months of lockdown, as they are all set to fly to Bihar, thanks to their employer, a Delhi farmer, who bought thei...
By PTI in New Delhi


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