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File photo of clashes breaking out at the Assam-Mizoram border on 26 July, 2021 | ANI

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’.
Migrant workers sit on top of a bus in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
Migrant workers at Ahmedabad railway station in Mahatma Gandhi's home state of Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | 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.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

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.
Groups of migrants walk towards the Delhi-Ghaziabad border

Delhi to withdraw FIRs lodged against migrants during lockdown — Home Minister Satyendar Jain

Cases were registered in Delhi for violations of prohibitory orders during the lockdown that was announced on 24 March in view of the Covid pandemic.
Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students

Why would you want food for ten days? What Sonu Sood asked migrant labourers at Kalwa Chowk

In 'I Am No Messiah', Sonu Sood writes with Meena Iyer that migrant labourers didn't believe him first but his plea had an impact like Shah Rukh Khan’s dressing-room speech in Chak De! India.
Farmers protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The unspoken words that help Modi retain public approval

Public disenchantment against the government — or against anything — needs articulation. That articulation has been wanting.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.