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At the KSR Railway Station where scores had gathered from early morning even though many had trains as late as 8 pm | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

CM Yediyurappa urged them to stay, but jobless migrants can’t — ‘there’s no food’ in Bengaluru

With construction and other sectors taking a severe hit due to lockdown, which will be in place until 24 May, migrant workers have started to leave Bengaluru again.
File photo of migrant workers on their way back to their native villages and cities amid the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

US study shows how domestic travel ban to check Covid can lead to more cases, cites India data

University of Chicago researchers used data from 6 countries in all to conclude that domestic travel bans of moderate duration can increase cases.

Oil refiners defer closures as workers flee or fall sick in India’s second Covid wave

Migrant workers have fled major cities in recent weeks amid fears of a repeat of last year’s national lockdown that left millions displaced and without jobs.
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh | ANIPix

People forgot about Covid as cases dipped, we were not prepared when it returned: UP minister

Speaking to ThePrint, UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh acknowledged that the Covid numbers are overwhelming, and the existing infrastructure ill-equipped to handle the crisis.
Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas B.V. | Photo: IYC

Medicines, hospital beds, oxygen — Youth Congress chief wants to solve any kind of Covid crisis

Indian Youth Congress chief Srinivas B.V. and his team have been responding to distress calls on social media, and claim to have helped as many as 20,000 people free of cost.
A view of the Anand Vihar bus terminal as migrants return to their states after the announcement of a week-long lockdown, in New Delhi on 19 April. | Photo: ANI

‘Will take care of you’: States plead with migrant workers as Covid curbs spark fresh exodus

As more cities and states have issued stay-at-home order or other movement restrictions, migrant workers have started returning homes fearing fearing vanishing jobs.
Migrant workers at the Ahmedabad Railway Station Saturday | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘We’ll fall sick among family’: Migrant workers in Ahmedabad flock to catch trains back home

With Gujarat crippled by the Covid second wave, hundreds of migrant workers have gathered to return home to Bihar, UP, West Bengal & Chhattisgarh.

Mini lockdowns, night curfews, migrants squeezed into trains — feels like yesterday once more

For all the steps India has taken forward since the virus first broke out, holding on to a false sense of security vis-à-vis lockdown takes us back to square one.
Migrant workers wait for contractors at Ganraj Chowk in Pune | Angana Chakrabarti | ThePrint

‘Think of lockdown, but think of us also’: Fears return for migrants amid fresh restrictions

As Maharashtra, which is reporting India’s highest Covid tally, declares new restrictions, migrants fear another battle for survival. But this time, govt's looking to extend help.
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India can’t afford a 2020 repeat — for migrant workers or economy

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On Camera

An online class over Zoom | Photo: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

In the age of Zoom, it is challenging to maintain eye contact. What can we do to fix it?

Trust is the bedrock of civilisation, and living through screens is taking a significant psychological toll.

India’s oil demand worsens as country remains under local lockdowns to battle Covid

The plunge in consumption at the world’s third-biggest crude consumer will weigh on sentiment on oil prices and damp expectations for a strong global demand rebound in the summer.

Defence

Russia's S-400 air defence system

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.