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File photo | Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, 10 May | PTI

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.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a virtual rally Tuesday | Photo: ANI

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.
Migrants from Lucknow wait to board Shramik Special train to reach their native places at Panvel Railway Station, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai, on 20 May | PTI

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.
Migrants from Lucknow wait to board Shramik Special train to reach their native places at Panvel Railway Station, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai, on 20 May | PTI

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.
Brown baby

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.
Migrants leave for Bihar from Uttarakhand | Representational image | PTI

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.
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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.
Migrants from Lucknow wait to board Shramik Special train to reach their native places at Panvel Railway Station, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai, on 20 May | PTI

‘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.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits a ration shop during the lockdown in Kolkata on 17 April 2020

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.
A woman travelling with her baby on a special train from New Delhi to Secunderabad | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

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

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.