Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicMigrant labourers

Topic: migrant labourers

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.

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.

Budget 2021 should have a clear outlook for next fiscal year without any caveat

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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