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Migrants arrive to board a train to reach their native places in Dhanbad (Jharkhand) and Bihar at a railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. | PTI

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.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

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.
Young migrant Jyoti Kumari, who carried her injured father on a cycle for around 1,200 km from Gurugram to Bihar's Darbhanga amid Covid-19 lockdown. | Photo: ANI

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.
File photo of pills moving through a sorting machine at a pharmaceutical plant in Andhra Pradesh | Sara Hylton | Bloomberg

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.
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the labour ministry | Photo: ANI

India’s battling its biggest migrant labour crisis. And labour minister Gangwar is ‘missing’

Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said little on the 8 crore migrant workers displaced because of the crisis. Colleagues say low profile is part of his working style.
A mother feeding her daughter in a migrant shelter in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi govt survey says only 10% migrants in shelters want to return home, BJP questions claim

The survey was commissioned by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board & conducted by a marketing agency over a three-day period from 30 April to 2 May.
File image of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi | Photo: ANI

‘Reverse migration’ begins in Bihar as 240 workers head back to rice mills in Telangana

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi says the workers are keen to head to Telangana as they are paid Rs 1,200 a day as opposed to the Rs 300 a day they earn in Bihar.
Migrants board buses at the UP-Bihar border | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Will live on salt’ — UP, Bihar migrants refuse to return to cities, say were disowned by them

Migrant workers returning to UP, Bihar say big cities were bad to them. But experts say they may be forced to go back as states are unlikely to have infrastructure, jobs to support them.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

50% Covid deaths in under 60 age group, say TOI & Express, Reliance’s debt rescue in BS

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

How Bihar Covid situation deteriorated in 3 weeks, and why doctors fear worst is yet to come

As of Monday morning, Bihar has a total of 277 Covid-19 cases. Eight districts in the state have cases in double digits, with Munger emerging as the worst hit.

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Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

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The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.