Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicMigrant workers

Topic: Migrant workers

Govt firm’s ‘incompetence’ delaying migrant workers & employment surveys, says expert panel head

Professor S.P. Mukherjee, chairman of panel constituted by Modi govt, says BECIL, a Miniratna public sector enterprise tasked with key pan-India surveys, has shown 'lack of experience'.

Why self-congratulatory balle-balle culture, not Pakistani drones, is biggest threat to Punjab

Punjab faces many mortal threats, almost all of which are internal. Without a hard look within, future generations have to be resigned to living with this constant slide.

‘How can we leave them?’ — Kashmiris step up to protect migrants, build safehouses, cook food

Migrant workers in Kashmir have been scared since a wave of terrorist violence left 11 civilians dead this month. But Kashmiris say they will do what it takes to protect them, cite 'the guilt of 90s'.

Minorities leaving in fear. A silent Modi govt and Naya Kashmir promises not helping

Us-vs-them rift is deepening in Kashmir. But be it Army personnel killed or civilians or migrant workers, outrage is always selective.

Rs 2L accident cover, link to schemes — what new govt portal offers unorganised sector workers

New Delhi: Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav Thursday launched the much-awaited national database of unorganised workers, e-SHRAM. An online portal, e-SHRAM will have details...

After big losses, TN garment hub’s message to govt is clear: Migrants must stop migrating

Ahead of Stalin govt's first budget, president of Tiruppur Exporters Association wants special aid to end migrant workers’ desperate return home — build them homes here.

Singapore defends employing workers from India & other countries as opposition seeks limits

Free trade agreements are a keystone for the economy and responsible for creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in an address in parliament Tuesday.

SC directs states, UTs to implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme by 31 July

The court also directed the Centre to keep allocating food grains to the states, UTs for distribution among migrant workers for free till the pandemic situation exists.

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.

Modi govt needs 3-4 months to roll out database of migrant labour, SC asks why the delay

A comprehensive database of workers employed in unorganised sector was announced in the aftermath of the migrants' crisis last year and was supposed to be completed by June 2021.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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