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Shramik Special Train
India  /  Published 09.09.20

Call to resume Shramik train from Odisha

Union minister Dharmendra  Pradhan has written to railway minister Piyush Goyal, seeking his intervention to relaunch the now-suspended services of Shramik Special trains from Odisha to other sta...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

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

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

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 23.05.20

No food, water on Shramik Specials

The migrant crisis in India is far from being resolved. Now that the government has begun rail service to ferry workers back to their home states, reports of deplorable conditions aboard these trains ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

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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

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 23.05.20

No Shramik Special trains till May 26: WB to Railways

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked the railway ministry not to send Shramik Special trains to the state till May 26 in view of Cyclone Amphan.The letter from West Bengal Chief Secretary R...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

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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