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Mumbai: Jewellery workers hire buses from Bengal to return home

May 31, 2020 2:28 am

Since May 16, private buses from West Bengal have taken back 35,000-40,000 workers, charging about Rs 6,500 per passenger, according to Ranjeet Datta, president, Paschim Bangal Welfare Association. “Most workers are not paying themselves, instead their employees are paying for the trip,” he said.

65,000 migrants refuse to return to native states from Haryana as industries open up

May 30, 2020 10:06 pm

“At least 50-60 per cent of the migrants, who had earlier registered themselves for returning to their natives states, are not turning up at the railway stations. Eleven (Shramik Special) trains have already been cancelled due to low turnout of the passengers,” Haryana CID chief Anil Kumar Rao told The Indian Express

UP inks pacts with 4 industry bodies to employ 11 lakh migrants in state

May 30, 2020 1:06 pm

Informing that the state has received about 30 lakh workers, the Chief Minister said migrants are biggest strength of the state and would contribute towards “building a new Uttar Pradesh”.

Back home, migrant workers now wait for payment of dues

May 30, 2020 12:15 pm

The Indian Express spoke to ten labourers across several states, and found that only one of them received pending wages preceding the lockdown. During the lockdown period, none got paid — none expected to either. All they hoped for was to get the pending wages for the time that they had worked.

Karnataka HC questions policy to choose migrants for trains

May 30, 2020 3:54 am

Hearing a PIL on the plight of migrant workers in the state on Thursday, a division bench of the Karnataka High Court, comprising Chief Justice Abhay Sreenivas Oka and Justice B V Nagaratha, remarked that there was no clear and transparent “policy” by which passengers were being picked.

Maharashtra: SP MLA booked for protest, ‘inciting’ people

May 30, 2020 1:55 am

Stating that the voice of public representatives was being stifled, Abu Asim Azmi said on Friday that he held the protest to highlight the high-handedness of the police and raise concerns over the functioning of the government.

Maharashtra: Free foodgrain arrives for migrants, but after most have left the state

May 30, 2020 1:46 am

While Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the free foodgrain scheme for migrants on May 14 as part of the second tranche of the Centre’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ package, state officials admitted to delays in finalisation of the modalities for its implementation

Lesser in number, Odisha workers in Ahmedabad await Shramik trains

May 30, 2020 12:45 am

According to officials, a total of 80 migrant workers from Odisha have registered for Shramik trains in Ahmedabad in the last one week, but at least 1,600 passengers are required to book a train to a particular state.

38,431 migrants sent to their native states, over 1 lakh were registered

May 29, 2020 1:16 pm

The administration claimed that the concerning states and the Indian Railways will consult if the demand of more Shramik train rise.

With migrants returning, state records highest single-day jump in positive cases — 344

May 29, 2020 11:16 am

On Wednesday, the total number of positive cases was 4,192, while it rose to 4,536 on Thursday.


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.