Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicIndian migrants

Topic: Indian migrants

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...

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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