Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicMigrant labourers

Topic: migrant labourers

Western media’s criticism of Qatar World Cup has truth but with dollops of hypocrisy

Western colluders, nearly all of them champions of human rights, have used the oil extracted with cheap labour that plies Gulf economies, to control the world order.

2 labourers from UP killed in grenade attack in J-K, LeT ‘hybrid terrorist’ arrested

Hybrid terrorists are 'unlisted radicals.' They hurled a grenade in Shopian's Harmen area, injuring two, Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar, both residents of Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj.

Has India moved on from failures of Covid times? Barkha Dutt’s book reminds us of the tragedy

Journalist Barkha Dutt's deeply analytical book 'To Hell and Back' tells us why so many Indians died, when they could have been saved. Here are some things she reminds us of.

3 of India’s 4 poorest districts are ‘money order economy’, survival means going away from UP

Youth of Bahraich, Balrampur and Shravasti go wherever they learn there is work. Many prepare for this before they are adults, drop out of school if opportunity arises.

PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of Himachal Pradesh factory blast victims

7 people were charred to death in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Una.

Assam, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu, sub-nationalism in India is a menace and needs urgent tackling

In ‘India – A Federal Union of States’, former Union home secretary Madhav Godbole writes sub-nationalism is becoming increasingly intolerant everywhere.

Threat, fear were most common police tools during Covid lockdown, study finds

Forty-nine per cent police personnel said they frequently used force against migrant labourers, Lokniti-CSDS-Common Cause survey in 19 cities finds.

SubscriberWrites: My experience on a national highway in 2020 — police checked migrants but didn’t help them

As Tapas Basu drove along NH2 to Durgapur, he saw migrants trudging home and police behaviour that shocked him.

New book chronicles a 1,232-km journey home by migrants during 2020 lockdown

‘1232 km: The Long Journey Home’ by filmmaker Vinod Kapri, published by Harper Collins, will be launched on 31 May on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.

Centre, AAP govt failed to think about migrant workers during 2020 lockdown, says Delhi HC

The high court said lessons should be taken from the past lockdown as reports show migrant workers are again going back as Delhi govt announced a six-day lockdown.

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A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.