Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Migrants

Kerala’s demography is changing. But not how politicians are saying

The guests in God’s own country are carrying Kerala’s labour burden. Bengali market, Bhojpuri songs exist alongside Malayali mundus.

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.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.