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Shramik Special Train
India  /  Published 15.07.20

Bombay HC: Migrant crisis not handled properly in Bengal

Bombay High Court on Tuesday said the migrant crisis had not been handled properly in Bengal amid the pandemic and noted that the government had at one point refused to permit stranded workers to retu...
By PTI in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.20

Mamata rejects Shah's 'Corona Express' charge

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday denied having called Shramik Special trains, ferrying migrant labourers back home, 'Corona Express' as alleged by Union Home Minister Amit Shah,...
By PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 05.06.20

SC mulls granting 15 days for transporting migrants

The Supreme Court on Friday said it intends to give 15 days to the Centre and states for transporting all stranded migrant workers to their native places, commencing hearing on their plight during the...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Migrants: won't go back

Many migrant workers who had undertaken an arduous journey back home to Uttar Pradesh after losing their livelihood due to the lockdown say they would rather live on “sookhi roti” (dry bread) and ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Banda

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.20

Bengal plan for train passengers

The Bengal government has decided to follow the same protocol adopted for the returnees on Shramik Special trains for the passengers of special trains from Covid-19 hotspots of Maharashtra, Gujarat, D...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.06.20

Woman delivers baby on Sharmik Special

SDO Singh also informed that both the said baby and mother have been admitted at the Sadar Hospital for better health care. “A total of 959 passengers, mostly migrant workers, deboarded the train at...
By Our special correspondent in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

'Railways ran Corona Express'

Mamata Banerjee sharpened her attack on the railway ministry on Friday, accusing it of turning the Shramik Specials into “Corona Expresses” by packing them with migrant workers like “haystacks...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.05.20

Railways appeal to people with comorbidities not to travel

Days after nine deaths were reported on-board Shramik Special trains, Indian Railways on Friday appealed to people not to travel on these trains if they are suffering from pre-existing health conditio...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.20

Kalimpong woman dies on train

Ranjit Tamang had pulled the emergency chain of the Shramik Special train a couple of times, frantically looked for railway personnel and tried to search for the train’s location on the internet, bu...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.20

Going home: Unplanned Shramik Special trains

The bizarre, often tragic, tale of India’s Shramik Special trains has made clear that the government has not the slightest idea of the number of migrant workers in the country. That they did not fig...
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