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Migrant Travel Support gave cooked and packaged food to migrant workers before, during and after their journey home | Twitter @MigrantTravel

On International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, how Indians have fed the hungry

Food security has taken a major hit during the Covid crisis, with disruptions in supply chains, closure of schools and the hospitality industry, and large-scale unemployment.
A man working at a factory (representational image) | Flickr

Easy to fire workers, social security for migrants, gender equality — 3 labour codes decoded

The codes on industrial relations; occupational safety, health and working conditions; and social security aim to simplify archaic labour laws and give impetus to economic activity.
Ashif Shaikh, founder and director of Jan Sahas | By special arrangement

Indian NGO founder who helped migrants in lockdown on Schwab list of social innovators

Schwab Foundation named 5 Indians in its list of 2020 social innovators award. Among them is Ashif Shaikh, the founder-director of Jan Sahas.

Over 81,000 road accidents during March-June, but no separate data on migrant deaths, says govt

Mos V.K. Singh replied to a question by Congress leader Manish Tewari on the number of migrant workers who died on national highways after the lockdown was announced.

TRP trap of television news, and some IPL relief to ease Covid anxiety

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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

97 migrants died on-board Shramik special trains, government tells Rajya Sabha

Shramik special trains were started by the government to ferry migrant workers to their native states during the lockdown period.

Data politics in Parliament over migrant deaths, SAD ‘jumps ship’ amid rift with BJP

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Migrants workers outside their dormitory rooms at Cochrane Lodge II in Singapore on 16 April | Bloomberg

Singapore construction industry struggles to recover as Covid cases keep workers away

New infections continue to be detected in foreign-worker dorms, which had previously been declared Covid-free, and there have been delays in routine virus testing completed.

‘Missing’ data on migrant workers, and the 11-lakh page mountain against Umar Khalid

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Migrants heading out of Danapur railway station in Bihar | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Over 1 cr migrants returned to their native states after lockdown, UP sees most returns — govt

In Parliament Monday, Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar noted that the ministry did not have any information on the number of workers who lost their lives during lockdown.

On Camera

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Modi, Shah think they don’t need allies like Sukhbir Badal. But they do

If Amit Shah is indeed the mastermind Chanakya of Indian politics, he would know that the invincible rise is not sustainable forever.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.