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Govt Blames Fake News For Large-scale Migration During Lockdown

Sep 15, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The Centre said migration of large number of migrant workers was triggered by panic created by fake news regarding 'duration of lockdown and people were worried about adequate supply of basic necessities.'

Govt: No Data Available On Migrant Deaths During Lockdown, So No Compensation

Sep 15, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The Ministry of Labour and Employment in its reply to a parliamentary question, seeking details of the number of migrant workers’ deaths and the compensation offered to them said, “no such data is available”.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Welcomes Law Changes That Improve Workers' Rights In Qatar

Qatar, host of the next World Cup, has passed new laws that should improve workers' rights in the country, with FIFA applauding the move

As Labourers Return To Cities, Is Govt Ready To Avoid Future Migrant Crisis?

Aug 19, 2020 Debabrata Patra

As the business and workplaces open up after months of lockdown, migrant workers are gradually heading towards cities in search of livelihood. To avoid the repetition of the migrant crisis the nation witnessed in the beginning of the lockdown, has the government thought out any strategy?

15% Students Enrolled In Delhi Govt Schools Not Traceable Since Lockdown

The HRD ministry had last month asked states and union territories to ensure that the names of children of migrant workers who returned home during the COVID-19 pandemic are not struck off their school rolls.

24 July, 2020

Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby


The man sold his daughter to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife in dark.

26 June, 2020

Why Did We Watch #BlackLivesMatter Protests In Awe But Not Take To Streets For Migrants?

Isheeta Ganguly

Police brutality has always been condemned across the world. Yet, in India, we tolerate active and passive versions of it towards stranded and hungry migrants during lockdown.

20 June, 2020

PM Modi Launches Employment Scheme Worth Rs 50,000 Crore For Returnee Migrant Workers


The scheme worth Rs 50,000 crore is aimed at the returnee migrant workers and is a massive rural public employment scheme which seeks to provide livelihood opportunities.

18 June, 2020

PM Modi To Launch Rs 50,000 Crore Job Scheme In 6 States For Returning Migrant Workers


The Centre plans to roll-out the scheme in 116 districts in six states which have received the largest numbers of workers from urban centres.

12 June, 2020

Covid-19: Fake ‘Leave Gurgaon’ Message For Slum Dwellers Creates Headache For Administration

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Administrative officials admit that such fake messages need to be timely addressed as it might create panic among the migrant labourers.

10 June, 2020

Amitabh Bachchan Arranges For Four Flights For Migrants From Mumbai To UP


The flights were 'organised' on Bachchan’s directive by his close aide Rajesh Yadav, managing director of his home production company AB Corp Ltd.


10 June, 2020

'Nothing To Do With Politics': Sonu Sood Says He Works For Migrants Out Of Love


The actor, viewed as a messiah of sorts for migrants, has been arranging for transport for thousands of migrants desperate to return to their home states.

06 June, 2020

Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

Mirza Arif Beg

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks about the testing and medical facilities in the Congress-ruled state, the migrant crisis and the measures to revive economy.

04 June, 2020

'You Flattened The Wrong Curve': Rajiv Bajaj Says Lockdown Decimated Indian Economy

Outlook Web Bureau

Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj termed Coronavirus-induced lockdown as 'draconian' and said it has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve.

02 June, 2020

Lockdown Couldn't Flatten Covid Curve, But Brought Indian Economy To Grinding Halt

K.T.S. Tulsi

Was lockdown really the best option? Was enforcing it from midnight, just four hours after the PM Modi’s televised address, the right thing to do?

02 June, 2020

Smriti Irani Details Her Amethi Visits After Her 'Missing Posters' Appear


Unsigned posters of 'missing' Smriti Irani had appeared in Amethi on Monday and Congress MLC Deepak Singh questioned her absence from his Twitter handle.

02 June, 2020

Migrant Sells Wife's Mangalsutra To Buy Bicycles, Pedals From Bengaluru To Odisha

Outlook Web Bureau

Chandan along with his friend Tapan Jena purchased two bicycles for Rs 5,000 each and left Karnataka for their hometown, Basudevpur, which falls in the Bhadrak district.


01 June, 2020

Unstoppable Sonu Sood: The Messiah For Many Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

RK Vij

The electrifying speed with which the actor has been extending a helping hand to others has already proved more than the worth of his formal education.

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.

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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.

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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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