Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Migrants

In battleground UP, Aaditya Thackeray lays out 2024 agenda & road map for Shiv Sena expansion

Around 40 Shiv Sena candidates are contesting the UP assembly elections. Maharashtra-based party fielded 57 candidates in the state in 2017, but none won.

Convince relatives & friends in UP to vote for us, BJP asks migrants from Purvanchal in Delhi

With 164 assembly seats — out of UP's total 403 — the Purvanchal region plays a crucial role in state elections. BJP won by a landslide in the region in 2017.

A second exodus, though smaller, shows why Mumbai’s migrant workers are still vulnerable

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray declared a lockdown to contain the second Covid wave, triggering a second round of migrant exodus. But response could be hamstrung by lack of data.

Blame this archaic 1979 law for Modi govt’s lack of data on migrants’ deaths

Instead of having no numbers at all, the Modi government could have come up with some data by collating those that are available in the public domain.

Govt introduces three labour bills, Manish Tewari calls them ‘blow to rights of workers’

Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar withdrew the three bills that were introduced last year and introduced the three new ones.

To be the next China, India needs a new housing plan

Giving rural migrants an incentive to return to cities is crucial to restoring economic activity to pre-Covid levels. Low-cost housing is a good starting point.

Migrant workers set to get low-rent housing in cities as Modi cabinet approves scheme

Existing vacant houses under UPA-era schemes to be utilised. About 3 lakh migrants to benefit initially, with monthly rent varying between Rs 1,000 and Rs 3,000.

‘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.

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 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.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.