Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicMigrant crisis

Topic: migrant crisis

Tragedy of asylum seekers in English Channel, and a new actor appears on the Covid stage

The best international cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Migrant exodus during Covid due to lack of ‘immobility infrastructure’ in India: Expert

Biao Xiang, Director of Max Planck Institution for Social Anthropology, described 'immobility infrastructure' as what govts across the world set up to run their countries during pandemic.

After big losses, TN garment hub’s message to govt is clear: Migrants must stop migrating

Ahead of Stalin govt's first budget, president of Tiruppur Exporters Association wants special aid to end migrant workers’ desperate return home — build them homes here.

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.

EC’s ‘too little, too late’ decision, and India’s ‘Kafkaesque’ reality

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Fear of Covid & another lockdown pushes migrant workers to start the journey home again

Last year's lockdown left migrant workers stranded without livelihood or the means to return home. They are eager to avoid the same fate this time.

Indians must have no confusion about how we reached impressive Covid herd immunity

India’s masses didn’t have the luxury to ‘work from home’ and follow social distancing, but they might have silently built India’s herd immunity.

India’s Covid calendar — a month-by-month look at how pandemic progressed in 2020

From nationwide lockdown, coronavirus hotspots and vaccine race — ThePrint looks back at India's journey against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Angry with Nitish & left helpless by lockdown, this Bihar labourer is giving polls a miss

The wounds of the Covid-19 lockdown are still fresh for Sandeep Yadav of Supaul, who returned home in Bihar during the exodus in May but is now back in Noida.

The indelible traumas that Bihar’s voters see in their indelible ink

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

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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