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

Apr 23, 2021 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.

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

Apr 22, 2021 Smita Khanijow

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

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

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.

Around 77,000 Migrant Workers Sent Home In Over 1,500 Buses: Ghaziabad Administration

Apr 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

According to District Magistrate, around 77,000 workers were sent to their destinations in 1,537 buses.

Is Another Migrant Crisis Looming?

Assuage Fears Of Migrant Workers: Unions To Govt

09 April, 2021

No Plan To Stop Train Services: Railway Board Chairman

Outlook Web Bureau

Amid reports of migrant workers rushing to their hometowns, Railway Board Chairman assured passengers that trains will be provided on demand.

08 April, 2021

Migrant Workers Start Leaving Gujarat As Lockdown Fear Strikes Again

Outlook Web Bureau

Government officials, however, on Thursday claimed the number of those leaving was very low.

22 December, 2020

Delhi To Withdraw FIRs Against Migrant Workers Lodged During Lockdown


Cases were registered against migrant workers returning to their states for violations of prohibitory orders during early days of the lockdown

21 December, 2020

Two Smugglers Convicted Of Manslaughter Over Deaths Of 39 Migrants In UK

Associated Press (AP)

The victims were found on October 23, 2019, inside a refrigerated container in England, officials said

13 December, 2020

The Smile On Their Faces Kept Me Going: Sonu Sood

Eshita Bhargava

Sonu Sood talks to Outlook about his transformation from a reel-life villain to a real-life hero, his future plans and his charity initiatives

28 September, 2020

'Govt Is Answerable To People, Why No Data Is Available ?', Mamata Banerjee To Centre


The Union government, during the monsoon session of Parliament earlier in the month, said many states and Union Territories have not provided details of farmer suicides and hence the national data on the causes of suicide in the farming sector is 'untenable'.


19 September, 2020

97 Migrants Dies On Board Shramik Special Trains: Piyush Goyal


Railway Minister Piyush Goyal provides the statistics in the parliament's monsoon session responding to a question posed by TMC MP Derek O'brien.

07 September, 2020

Reimagining Public Health II: Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog

In the second and concluding part of this interview, Rajiv Kumar talks about CSR in the field of nutrition, the migrant crisis and the growing public interest in the plight of the downtrodden

10 August, 2020

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.

05 July, 2020

Govt Proposal To Promote Migrant Housing A Welcome Step, But It Needs To Do More

Gautam Bhatia

One of the real problems of the Indian city is that the migrant is never made to feel like a citizen. When the citizen himself doesn’t feel like a citizen, this is but expected, writes Gautam Bhatia.

29 June, 2020

Amid Migrant Crisis, 'Bhonsle Is Quite Relevant': Manoj Bajpayee On His Latest Film

Lachmi Deb Roy

The conflict of migrant versus local is an old issue to our country, but now the entire world is going through it and this is the best time for the release of Bhonsle, actor Manoj Bajpayee tells Outlook in an exclusive interview.

13 June, 2020

Yoga As National Pride: PM Modi's Convenient Asana To Mask Misgovernance

Priyadarshini Sen

PM Modi sees yoga as an opportunity to further his triumphant nationalism and project India as a global spiritual leader, a vishwa guru.


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.

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 Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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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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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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.

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