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Migrant labourers

Chief Minister Soren’s Intervention Allowed Rescue Of Five Migrant Labourer From Karnataka

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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.

Kerala Christmas Violence: 50 Migrant Workers Held

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar Arrest Norwegian Journalists Reporting On Migrant Labour Camps

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.

When A Filmmaker Accompanied Migrant Labourers At The Peak Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Nov 21, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The documentary and the book '1232 KMS' by Vinod Kapri captures an incredible journey of great fortitude against all odds.

Torrential Rains Disrupt Chardhaam Yatra; Three Dead

The deceased have been identified as labourers from Nepal, who were engaged in a hotel construction in Uttarakhand’s Pauri district.

24 September, 2021

Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On Caste

Sharmila Bhowmick

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.

01 September, 2021

Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Lola Nayar

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.

05 August, 2021

Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

Ashwani Sharma

‘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.

15 July, 2021

FIFA World Cup 2022: Unions Connect Players With Migrant Workers In Qatar


Germany, Netherlands and Norway players wore T-shirts in team photos before games that were seen as directing scrutiny on Qatar

02 July, 2021

SC Order Towards Making ‘Food For All’ A Reality

Dipa Sinha

The stranded migrant crisis caused by the national lockdown, imposed with little notice, in March 2020 shook the conscience of the nation.

29 June, 2021

Centre, Delhi Dissent Continues Over Activating 'One Nation One Ration Card' Scheme In Capital

Outlook Web Desk

ONORC scheme is an important welfare measure to extend food security to migrants who are covered under the National Food Security Act Scheme


12 June, 2021

Gujarat Govt Hails MGNREGA Scheme As ‘Lifesaver’ During Pandemic

Outlook Web Bureau

MGNREGA was launched by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2006.

12 June, 2021

Implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme To Ensure Migrants Get Ration: SC To States

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

02 June, 2021

Pakistani Hindu Migrants In Rajasthan Demand Smooth Implementation Of Latest Guideline Of Citizenship

Tabeenah Anjum

‘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

24 April, 2021

Spurt In Corona, Lockdown Fears Spark Migration In Himachal Pradesh

Ashwani Sharma

More than the spread of infection, migrant labourers are scared of being stranded like last year in case of a lockdown

23 April, 2021

'Tell Me What Do I Do? Steal, Or Kill Myself?': Migrant Worker On Delhi Covid Lockdown

Astha Savyasachi

‘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.

22 April, 2021

One Virus, Second Wave And Multi-Fold Miseries Of Migrant And Informal Workers In India

Smita Khanijow

The fear of curfew and lockdown and the pull of harvest and marriage season are some other factors that are driving migration.


21 April, 2021

Delhi Government Forms A Committee For Aiding Migrant Workers Amid Week-Long Lockdown

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Photo Gallery

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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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.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz