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Cases for violating Covid protocols to be dropped: Govt

January 29, 2021 12:43 am

According to an official, the decision would benefit thousands of people, including traders, migrant labourers, farmers and others across the state.

Four employment surveys to be completed by Oct ’21: Gangwar

December 31, 2020 5:10 am

A new enterprise-based quarterly employment survey will also be launched soon, replacing the earlier Quarterly Employment Survey, which was discontinued two years ago with the Centre releasing other datasets of EPFO payroll data and Periodic Labour Force Survey.

Counting workers in

December 14, 2020 9:01 am

A database of migrant and unorganised sector workers should serve as the basis of a new social security architecture.

Opposition must think harder about political economy of protest to counter new political economy of reform

October 23, 2020 11:05 am

Despite economic headwinds, it has not been easy to use the economy as a point with which to attack the Modi government. It has still positioned itself as a breaker of the status quo.

Slowly, migrants return to Delhi and NCR: ‘There’s no work back home’

August 13, 2020 3:39 am

At the Anand Vihar ISBT, a steady stream of migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh are arriving in Delhi to resume work in NCR, around three months after the lockdown was eased.

Paddy sowing season amid pandemic: Amid migrant labour shortage, more farmers opt for mechanised transplanting in Punjab

July 23, 2020 12:56 am

The technique saves time, labour and cuts cost by nearly Rs 4,000-5,000 per acre compared to manual transplanting, said agriculture officials.

Indian artists in Europe share experience of migrant labourers walking home during lockdown

July 20, 2020 11:39 am

Pankaj Tiwari and Abhishek Thapar walked for 13 days, sharing anecdotes from the migrant experiences in India to whoever joined them on the road. On July 15, they ended the piece, titled ‘The Art of Walking’, at a refugee camp in Calais, France, where large numbers of migrants wait to be let into the UK

10% students from government schools have left Chandigarh, more plan to follow

July 10, 2020 10:55 am

With more migrant labourers planning to leave the city every day, it is likely that this number will increase in the next few weeks.

In jail for a month, 33 migrants get bail for clashing with police; 'Victims, not criminals', says Gujarat HC

June 24, 2020 9:51 pm

Justice Paresh Upadhyay observed that the said accused were “victims, and certainly not criminals.” They were in jail since May 18 when the FIR was registered against them.

Haryana to bear transportation cost of construction labourers returning to state: Dushyant

June 24, 2020 1:31 pm

The state would provide Rs 1500 as transport fare to each construction labourer.


Migrant workers return to national capital as lockdown restrictions ease

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

A large number of migrant workers left for their home states after a nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 in view of the rising cases of novel coronavirus infection in the country.

Migrants continue to walk thousands of miles to reach home

May 17, 2020 6:58 pm

In a bid to ferry more migrants, the Railways on Monday decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘Shramik Special’ trains instead of the current 1,200.