Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicIndian migrants

Topic: Indian migrants

Gram panchayats, unsung warriors finally emerging as states’ saviour in Covid battle

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.

More than 300 Indians have died of the coronavirus, and nearly 200 of the lockdown

A cost-benefit analysis of India’s coronavirus lockdown must take into account the deaths caused by the lockdown itself.

Migrant crisis could’ve been averted if Modi’s One Nation One Ration Card scheme was ready

Currently, the scheme is operational only in 12 states, but the govt says it will meet its June 2020 deadline for the rest of India.

Not apologetic about comments, migrant workers putting lives at risk: ex-BJP MP Balbir Punj

In a series of tweets Friday, Balbir Punj criticised migrant workers for going back home on foot and called them ‘irresponsible’

India’s internal migrants had no say in 2019 polls. They probably won’t in 2024 either

Election Commission’s efforts towards ensuring millions of internal migrants can vote has been at best selective, as 2019 polls showed.

100 Indians among illegal immigrants held at two US detention centres

The Indian mission has reached out to the detainees, who might have been brought to the US as part of a trafficking racket targeting...

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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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