“Coronavirus Better Than Hunger,” Say UP Migrant Workers Going Back To Work

Many migrants from UP say they’re willing to take the risk of returning to work. Lucknow: As India continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and flagging economic growth, severalĀ of Uttar Pradesh’s 30 lakh-plus migrant workers who returned during the lockdown are going back to work. At the government bus stand in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s […]

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Migrant Workers Need Support, Jobs At Home Amid Pandemic: Labour Body

The UN labour agency appealed to governments on Wednesday to support tens of millions of migrant workers forced to return to their homelands due to the coronavirus pandemic only to face unemployment and poverty. Governments should include returning workers, many of whom had lost jobs overnight, in their social protection measures and reintegrate them into […]

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AirAsia Ferries 180 Assam Migrants From Mumbai, With Help From Sonu Sood

‘Umeed ki Udaan’ was started by AirAsia to assist migrants to reach their homes during lockdown. (File) As many as 180 migrant workers were ferried back home to Silchar in Assam from Mumbai on Tuesday in a chartered flight operated by AirAsia India with support from actor Sonu Sood, the low-cost carrier said. Anup Manjeshwar, […]

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Send Migrants Home Within 15 Days, Drop Cases: Supreme Court To States

New Delhi: Migrant workers should be identified and sent to their hometowns within 15 days, the Supreme Court asked states today, adding that all cases registered against migrants who have allegedly violated coronavirus lockdown orders should be withdrawn. In its orders, the top court said states and union territories should prepare a complete list of […]

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Jobless UP Graduates Who Earned “Decent Money” Now Look For MGNREGA Work

Large number of graduates and post graduates have applied for MGNREGA work. Lucknow: In a village in Uttar Pradesh, about 150 kms from the national capital, Roshan Kumar is looking for work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) scheme. The rural employment scheme has been scaled up in the state to accommodate around […]

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“Bitter Truth”: Congress After BJP Leader Asks Sonu Sood To Help Migrants

Rajendra Shukla said the BJP at the centre and in the state has brought lakhs of migrant workers back. Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Rajendra Shukla was criticised by the opposition after he asked actor Sonu Sood on Twitter to help migrant workers from his area who were stuck […]

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As Trains Resume, Migrant Workers Line Up With Tickets And Nothing More

Migrant workers on trains said they have been jobless for three months. New Delhi: As limited train services resumed on Monday, scores migrant workers were among the first to queue up and brave the risk of COVID-19 infection with little more than tickets bought with money borrowed from friends and neighbours. Out of work for […]

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Migrants To Get Cash In Hand, Government Has Not Ruled Out Poor: Sources

The government has not ruled out direct cash transfers to the poor or migrant workers, and will look at giving cash handouts as the situation evolves, Finance Ministry sources told NDTV. The development comes as the country has entered a third month of a nationwide lockdown to battle the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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“First Flight” Surprise For These Migrants, Scenes Of Joy, Relief

An Air Asia flight took them on a special flight from Mumbai to Ranchi this morning. Highlights 177 Migrants stranded in Mumbai got a plane all to themselves A special Air Asia flight flew the migrants from Mumbai to Ranchi Ex-students of a law school and a few NGOs chartered the flight Mumbai/Ranchi: They were […]

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Railways To Provide Trains On Demand, Food, Water For Migrants: Top Court

The court also said that no fare for train or bus should be charged from the migrant workers New Delhi: The Railways should provide trains as and when the state governments put in a request, the Supreme Court said today in a series of orders to help stranded migrant labourers, whose plight has become one […]

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