The migrant workers from Gumla district were forced by a contractor to work for 18 hours a day and abused and beaten up on occasions for refusing to work long hours without proper food.
On Saturday night, Christmas day celebrations by migrant labourers from the north east part of India at Kizhakkambalam turned violent, leading to several policemen being brutally assaulted and two police jeeps badly damaged, with one set on fire.
The two Norwegian journalists Halvor Ekeland and Lokman Ghorbani were detained by the security forces for 30 hours and the footage they gathered from the migrant labour camp was deleted.
The documentary and the book '1232 KMS' by Vinod Kapri captures an incredible journey of great fortitude against all odds.
The deceased have been identified as labourers from Nepal, who were engaged in a hotel construction in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district.
Mumbai-based artist, Prabhakar Kamble spoke to Outlook about his work – Broken Foot which appears on the cover of our latest edition. On stands today.
Skilled workers who do not want to migrate again will be given priority in employment particularly in the new projects where Jharkhand hopes to see new investment inflow over the next three to five years.
‘More stringent measures would be taken by the State in the coming days keeping in mind the prevailing situation,’ the government’s counsel told the Court.
Germany, Netherlands and Norway players wore T-shirts in team photos before games that were seen as directing scrutiny on Qatar
The stranded migrant crisis caused by the national lockdown, imposed with little notice, in March 2020 shook the conscience of the nation.
ONORC scheme is an important welfare measure to extend food security to migrants who are covered under the National Food Security Act Scheme
MGNREGA was launched by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2006.
The SC also sought answers from the Centre on how it plans to distribute ration under the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna’ to those migrant labourers who do not have ration cards.
‘It is the nexus between the administration, state, and the home affairs which are responsible for the delay in the citizenship of the Pakistani Hindu migrants,’ says Hindu Singh Sodha
More than the spread of infection, migrant labourers are scared of being stranded like last year in case of a lockdown
‘Corona won’t be able to reach us because we would have been dead by then. Dead by starvation,’ says Renu, whose husband lost his job two months ago.
The fear of curfew and lockdown and the pull of harvest and marriage season are some other factors that are driving migration.
A large number of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and other states have thronged bus terminals and railway stations fearing the extension of the six-day lockdown announced on Monday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
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