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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'.
Us-vs-them rift is deepening in Kashmir. But be it Army personnel killed or civilians or migrant workers, outrage is always selective.
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 of over 38 crore informal sector employees, including migrant workers, in a consolidated and comprehensive form. While launching the portal, Yadav said this will be the first-ever national database of unorganised workers in India. “Through the portal, the government will now start registering the over 38 crore unorganised sector workers, including construction workers, migrant workers, street vendors, domestic workers, among others. Registering on the portal will also entitle the unorganised worker to a one-year accidental coverage of Rs 2 lakhs,” Yadav said at the launch, calling it a "historic step". The database is expected to go a long way in ensuring that unorganised sector workers, especially migrant workers, do not suffer like they did last year following the nationwide lockdown when many lost their livelihood and had to...
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.
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.
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.
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.
In ‘1232 km’, National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri writes about accompanying 7 workers for 7 days and nights as they cycled back home during the 2020 lockdown.
Stressing the need to register migrant workers, the apex court said the benefits of schemes during the pandemic can be extended to them after they are identified by authorities.