Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicMigrant labour

Topic: Migrant labour

Jalandhar’s Rs 2,000-cr sports goods industry says Covid shut 40% units, govt says no distress

ThePrint visited Jalandhar, where workers and business owners in the sporting goods industry are sending distress signals. Government officials say concerns are overblown.

These migrants in Kashmir were packed up & ready to go, but stayed. Now it’s ‘back to normal’

Killings of 11 civilians, including migrants and local residents, in October scared many workers out of the Valley. But panic has ebbed now, and many who left also want to return.

Many unorganised workers’ accounts not Aadhar-linked, e-SHRAM shows, may not be getting subsidies

Of the 5.29 crore informal sector workers registered on e-SHRAM portal so far, the bank accounts of 74.78% aren’t linked to Aadhaar.

This ‘start-up zone’ in Bihar is West Champaran’s answer to lockdown migrant exodus

The district administration in West Champaran has set up a start-up zone that is run by the migrant labourers who returned jobless during last year's Covid lockdown.

Why Punjab migrant farm labourers don’t want to leave despite Covid surge & lockdown fears

The 2020 lockdown and ensuing migrant exodus triggered much upheaval in Punjab as it came in the run-up to rabi marketing season and ahead of paddy sowing.

Send ‘hi’, find job — govt’s WhatsApp chatbot will help labourers look for work in home states

Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council creates portal called SAKSHAM to connect labourers to MSMEs in their native places. Idea took root during Covid.

Gujarat HC orders release of man detained as ‘dangerous’ after he asked about migrant trains

An FIR was registered against the man, who is a Congress worker, on 10 May after a commotion broke out between migrants and police at Vavdi checkpost.

Why industries in Maharashtra are reluctant to employ Marathi workers despite shortage

Nearly 12 lakh of Maharashtra's 38 lakh migrant workers have left the state over the past weeks during the lockdown, affecting more than 40 sectors.

Ivanka Trump thinks Jyoti Kumari’s story will inspire Indians, but it should shame us

When 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari took her ailing father on her bicycle and drove 1,200 kms over seven days, she didn’t know she would become a global celebrity.

Why India saw only 4 pharma products launched in April, its lowest count ever

The pharma industry has seen a fall of about 99% in new product launches since April 2019, when 349 products were launched.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.

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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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