Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicShramik trains

Topic: Shramik trains

No point running empty trains: Railway Board chief rules out more passenger trains for now

In an interview with ThePrint, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav also said that Shramik trains will not be used to ferry migrants back and that workers should rely on employers for a ticket.

Amit Shah picks Mamata’s ‘corona express’ remark on migrant trains and turns into poll issue

Addressing BJP workers in a virtual rally, Home Minister Amit Shah said Mamata Banerjee had insulted migrant labourers, who would ensure her exit.

Demand for Shramik Specials likely to stop after 16 June, reverse migrant trains could follow

According to the requests made by states so far, no trains may be required after 16 June. Until 6 June, the Railways has received requests for a total of 171 Shramik trains.

Identify migrants who want to go home, make travel arrangements within 15 days: SC to govts

In an order passed on a suo motu PIL on the migrant crisis, Supreme Court asked Centre and states to enlist social welfare schemes meant for returning workers.

From ‘Karuna’ to ‘Lockdown Yadav’ — over 3 dozen babies born on-board Shramik trains

The East Coast Railway has recently decided to gift Rs 5,000 whenever a new child is born in the East zone, as a token of sharing their joy.

Most Shramik trains running on time, don’t spread fake news: Railway Board chairman

Railway Board chairman V.K. Yadav says each death linked to Shramik Express trains is being investigated, but denies food or water shortage.

Modi govt finally clarifies it’s not paying Shramik Express fare, says states footing bill

Modi govt made the clarification in Supreme Court following much confusion over its role in payment of migrant workers’ fares.

‘Lost’ trains, dead passengers — Railways blames ‘extraordinary times’ for Shramik train mess

Three passengers died Wednesday on two Shramik special trains, but Railways said they had histories of medical illnesses.

Mamata seeks PM Modi’s intervention, urges Centre to not pursue politics in times of crisis

BJP can disturb me politically, but why are they causing harm to the state? West Bengal is facing such a major disaster, Banerjee added.

Retired Army man, grandmas, students — everyone on the special trains has a lockdown story

ThePrint's journalists, who travelled in special trains to Chennai & Secunderabad, bring you an eyewitness account of the experience.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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