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Migrants
Jharkhand  /  Published 04.07.20

Air ticket in hand and back to work

For Rajesh Ram, a cook who wasn’t making much since his return to Chatra because of the lockdown, one call from his former employer in Bangalore helped make up his mind. Last week he left for B...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Give cash from PM fund to migrants, says Mamata

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday issued a direct appeal to the Prime Minister to grant from the PM CARES Fund a one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 each to migrant workers and those in the uno...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.20

32 migrants test positive in Cooch Behar

The detection of 32 Covid cases at one go in Cooch Behar has prompted the district administration to draw up plans to prevent further spread of the pandemic.Till Thursday, Cooch Behar had been the onl...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Heat and dehydration on train, baby dies

A one-month-old baby died of heat and dehydration on a Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special train on Monday afternoon after having to travel for hours with fever through sweltering Bundelkhand, the second ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 07.06.20

Low free grain figure

State governments have been able to supply free foodgrain to only 20.36 lakh migrants who don’t have a ration card against the target of 8 crore such migrants, according to data released by the Unio...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Machine makes 1,000 rotis an hour for needy in Noida

A roti-machine that makes 1,000 pieces of the flat-bread every hour has ensured that the needy here do not go hungry during the COVID-19-induced lockdown, officials said.Installed at a community kitch...
By PTI in Noida

India  /  Published 14.04.20

Home hope dashed, migrants pour out

At least 1,000 migrant workers stuck in Mumbai in the lockdown gathered near Bandra railway station on Tuesday afternoon, demanding to be allowed to return home, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Mo...
By Pheroze L. Vincent and PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Network of friends in migrants’ aid

A group of young Calcuttans is using the network of its members in other cities to try and locate Bengal’s migrant workers who are still stuck there.The group, started by former students of Jadavpur...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.04.20

‘Humane’ treatment of migrants: Centre

The health ministry on Wednesday asked the states to “understand the issues of migrant workers” and provide them food, shelter and psychosocial support, the advisory coming a week into the lockdow...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.04.20

Find mild cases, scientists urge govt

Scientists on Wednesday asked the Indian government to use the remainder of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to find as many mild and asymptomatic coronavirus patients as possible, cautioning that witho...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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