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For Gulf-bound migrant workers, a special 24x7 help desk at Hyderabad international airport

May 11, 2022 3:21 pm

On Wednesday, Special Chief Secretary Rani Kumudini launched the special help desk along with Pradeep Panicker, CEO of GHIAL, and other officials.

‘Don’t know who will attack and when’: Migrant workers start leaving Pulwama

April 14, 2022 12:53 am

Over the past 20 days, seven migrant workers have been shot at and left injured in Kashmir — all the attacks happening in the southern district of Pulwama.

In Ludhiana’s migrant hubs, a chorus: Need a voice of our own

February 18, 2022 12:38 am

Which is why, he says, he doesn’t understand Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s comment at a roadshow in Batala, where he asked Punjabis to unite so that “bhaiyas” from UP, Delhi and Bihar can’t rule the state.

PM blamed Opposition states: Safety net torn, as migrants hit the road, state govts flagged challenge to Centre

February 09, 2022 7:41 am

At first, states appealed to migrants to stay but the lockdown that rendered many jobless coupled with the lack of a safety net and fear of the unknown forced countless to hit the road home.

Solving migrant workers’ housing crisis

January 10, 2022 9:24 am

The pandemic has underlined the need for policy interventions.

IE Thinc Migration: ‘Boosting housing supply is necessary, not sufficient’

November 13, 2021 9:24 am

At the sixth edition of the IE Thinc Migration series, presented by The Indian Express with Omidyar Network India and moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, panelists discussed solutions around complexities in regulation, migrant identity, credit worthiness and their role in providing housing for migrants.

Poll commission plans to map migrant population for remote voting

November 12, 2021 7:02 am

Remote voting refers to a mechanism that allows electors to vote from locations other than polling stations assigned to their registered constituencies.

Day after policeman shot in Srinagar, salesman of a Pandit’s shop is killed

November 09, 2021 7:10 am

Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, 45, who worked as a salesman at a grocery shop run by a Kashmiri Pandit in Bohri Kadal, was shot in the chest and abdomen.

Experts discuss affordable housing for migrants at IE Thinc session

October 29, 2021 7:42 am

Iqbal Singh Chahal highlighted the importance of tweaking the current FSI (floor space index), and finding ways to create rental accommodation for migrant workers as a solution to the chronic concern of housing faced by migrant workers.

IE Thinc session today on better housing for migrants

October 27, 2021 4:20 am

Decent housing improves the quality of sanitation facilities available for the family, improves health and enables children to do homework, thus raising learning outcomes.


'Nativist' labour laws should be struck down, say experts — IE thinc Migration

June 28, 2021 3:59 pm

In the second edition of Thinc Migration, organised by The Indian Express, the panelists examined whether states are able to take care of those who migrate within their own borders.

‘You cannot build a skilled society on low-cost labour’ — IE thinc Migration

June 28, 2021 3:59 pm

At the inaugural Indian Express Thinc Migration series, panelists discussed the migrant labourers crisis in India, spurred on by the pandemic-induced nation-wide lockdown.

Workers battle economic crisis during Covid restrictions in Kolkata

June 14, 2021 2:54 pm

The restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the pandemic has added to the woes of the economically weaker sections of the society, with migrant workers being badly hit.

Maharashtra curfew: Night curbs kick in, migrant workers return home

April 06, 2021 11:56 am

Maharashtra Night Curfew rules: Maharashtra after curfew implemented on Monday observed closed shops and migrant workers rushing back to their native places.

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.