Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndian migrants

Topic: Indian migrants

Indians constitute largest migrant group in Australia followed by China

From 2011 to 2021, Indian-born migrants rose by 373,000, followed by 208,000 from China and 118,000 from the Philippines, Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed.

India’s corrupt, classist voter registration system keeps migrants politically excluded

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.

Why would you want food for ten days? What Sonu Sood asked migrant labourers at Kalwa Chowk

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.

Lockdown sees record spike in NREGA jobs, but 1.7 crore applicants fail to get one

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.

‘Why did Modi abandon us?’ – migrant workers hit hard by lockdown are angry

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.

As workers reach home, Modi govt gets a second chance to redeem itself on migrant fiasco

Homecoming of migrant workers and their families will constitute a massive shock to states' local labour markets, healthcare infrastructure, and PDS.

Bad food, water fights, 2 toilets for 240 — Bihar’s migrants come home to a different crisis

Migrant labourers returning to Bihar from around the country are first kept in quarantine centres for 14 days before being allowed to go home.

Bihar has a lot to lose due to Covid crisis, but Nitish Kumar is the most relaxed CM

JD(U) president and BJP ally Nitish Kumar has been remarkably unaffected by migrants' plight, months before the assembly election in Bihar.

Direct cash transfer best way to help poor in Covid crisis. If Modi govt can’t do it, let us

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.

Like an MEA to help NRIs in crisis, India needs a system for its internal migrants too

The way special ‘Shramik Express’ trains were implemented shows many Indian states neither have political sensitivity nor administrative structure for migrants.

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Australia’s 1956 Test series win in India was a one-man genius—Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud played 8 Tests in India picking up 52 wickets. Among these were some of India’s finest batsman like Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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