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Migrant workers on their way back to their native villages and cities amidst the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Dire need for mechanism’ to register migrant workers — Delhi HC tells Modi govt

The high court has asked the central government to place before it details of the portal it proposes to set-up for registration of migrants.
A group of migrant workers travelling in a truck on the Lucknow-Gorakhpur highway | ThePrint Photo | Jyoti Yadav

Return to the city or struggle in village? Migrant workers who fled lockdown are in a bind

Migrant workers aren’t expected to return to the cities as long as the virus is spreading and work is uncertain. But there aren’t enough jobs in the villages.
Delhi High Court | Twitter: @ANI

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into ‘misappropriation’ of Rs 3,200 cr workers’ fund

The HC will hear the PIL alleging misappropriation of funds meant for migrants and construction workers in Delhi on 16 June.

Food, cash and air tickets — how NLSIU, NALSAR, BITS Pilani students sent migrants home

Students and alumni of the three institutes arranged for the migrants' air travel after reports of passengers dying aboard Shramik Special trains started surfacing.
File image of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP HQ in New Delhi | PTI

Shramik Special trains are a hot mess. Piyush Goyal better stop the blame game

The one cliche about Emergency was that the trains ran on time. But in this lockdown, trains are getting lost and people are arriving dead.
Tushar Mehta | Facebook

Shooting the messenger won’t help Modi govt’s Covid fight. Tushar Mehta should know that

It is now routine in strongmen democracies to shoot the messenger if you don't like the message, and the messenger inevitably is the journalist.
Migrant workers walk back to their villages amid the coronavirus lockdown in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Don’t charge train or bus fare, provide walking migrants food & shelter, SC tells govts

Supreme Court noted there were lapses in the Centre and state govts' responses to the migrant workers crisis, and was concerned for those wanting to go back home.
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Bihar reports 68 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 3,036

According to health department, returning migrants continue to comprise a high percentage of those infected and 2,072 of them have tested positive since 3 May.
Jyoti Kumari

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar offers free IIT-JEE coaching to ‘cycle girl’ Jyoti Kumari

Several political leaders, including Rabri Devi and Chirag Paswan, have offered to sponsor Jyoti Kumai's education expenses.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Judiciary has left citizens to fend for themselves, says Supreme Court lawyer Dushyant Dave

Senior advocate Dushyant Dave also pulled up lawyers, saying it fell to them to stir the conscience of the judiciary if it was not acting.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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Pangong lake | Commons

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.