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Researchers from Columbia and California universities studied migrants to Delhi and Lucknow and found that politicians seek their support if they are registered as voters.
In 'I Am No Messiah', Sonu Sood writes with Meena Iyer that migrant labourers didn't believe him first but his plea had an impact like Shah Rukh Khan’s dressing-room speech in Chak De! India.
According to a new NREGA tracker launched by activists, 7.62 crore households have received jobs under the scheme between April and June, the highest since 2017-18.
Modi’s hold over migrant workers seems to be slipping as anger surfaces at a leader who just last year won his second term in office with sweeping majority.
Homecoming of migrant workers and their families will constitute a massive shock to states' local labour markets, healthcare infrastructure, and PDS.
Migrant labourers returning to Bihar from around the country are first kept in quarantine centres for 14 days before being allowed to go home.
JD(U) president and BJP ally Nitish Kumar has been remarkably unaffected by migrants' plight, months before the assembly election in Bihar.
It is disappointing that direct cash transfers are not a major part of Modi govt's economic package. So here's an idea to make this work.
The way special ‘Shramik Express’ trains were implemented shows many Indian states neither have political sensitivity nor administrative structure for migrants.
Modi's video conference with sarpanchs puts gram panchayats in the news. But it's their work among migrants and against Covid that should take the spotlight.
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