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Covid effect: 8.4 lakh migrants back in Kerala from abroad, 5.5 lakh lost their jobs

January 07, 2021 1:50 pm

With the figures indicating that the job crisis triggered by Covid-19 continues, Kerala economy may be facing long-term impact, with remittances from abroad, mainly West Asia, its lifeline.

Covid compelled people to accept importance of migrant labour: PM Modi

January 02, 2021 7:59 am

“Without them how difficult it is to run industries. People folded their hands and said, ‘Come Back Come Back’. What Corona did was that for those who did not accept the importance of our migrant labourers, it compelled them to do so,” the Prime Minister said.

The long walk of India's migrant workers in Covid-hit 2020

December 25, 2020 8:22 pm

As the year 2020 draws to a close, we take a look at the migrant exodus triggered by the sudden nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'Puja will be complete when Durgas on the road reach home': Artisans in Kolkata

October 24, 2020 6:26 pm

If Durga Puja is about homecoming then the celebrations have to wait.. If the festival is about the hope for resurrected morality, then for now the festive spirit has run dry. For now humanity is endangered.

Kolkata puja pandal's migrant worker idol bears resemblance to this 1989 painting

October 17, 2020 7:51 pm

The painting is similar to the migrant worker mother's idol at Barisha Club's pandal, who is also seen holding a child, signifying Lord Kartika.

For migrant labourers returning to Surat: Sachin GIDC unit owners seek permission to construct rooms

October 11, 2020 1:13 am

Dated October 9, the letter by the society’s president, Mahendra Ramolia, stated, "Keeping (in mind) the bitter experience faced by migrant labourers during the Covid-19 pandemic, please permit at the earliest to allow building homes for them in five to 10 percent of the land allotted to each allottee.”

Documentary shows how theatre helped Pune's migrant community to speak up on mental health

October 10, 2020 12:28 pm

On October 11, Pune-based Swatantra Theatre will mark World Mental Health Day by releasing a documentary titled, Suno Suno, on the process used to enable migrant communities living in slums to talk about their emotional health.

Fewer people migrating to Mumbai from outside state than 10 years ago: Census 2011

October 07, 2020 10:19 am

As per the 1991 Census, 21.1 per cent of the city’s residents were born outside the state. The number increased to 26.4 per cent, as per Census 2001. The migration rate grew sluggishly at 27.66 per cent, as per the 2011 Census D1 appendix data that was released in July this year.

95,000 migrant labourers left Himachal during lockdown till June 23: Report

September 19, 2020 10:49 pm

The statement said that Himachal Pradesh, in the context of migration, is different from neighbouring Uttarakhand as the rate of in-migration is slightly higher in the state as compared to out-migration.

97 people died while travelling on Shramik Special trains: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

September 19, 2020 1:52 pm

In a written answer to a question posed by TMC MP Derek O'Brien on Friday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal provided the statistics to the upper house of parliament.


Sea of migrants keen to return home gather outside Mumbai’s Bandra station

April 14, 2020 10:34 pm

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3, a large number of migrant labourers came out on road in Mumbai’s Bandra demanding transportation arrangements to go to their native places.