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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Vaibhav Jha


Gujarat: After almost two months with little work, money, 47 migrant workers return to Bihar
Mon, May 25, 2020

On May 19, in the fourth phase of lockdown, the contractor was ready to walk back home. For this duration, the group of workers had been stranded without any work or money. “Our bags are packed and we are ready to walk to Bihar... We have no option left.”

A Festival in transit: For Muslim migrant workers, 2020’s Eid is spent in thoughts of home
Sun, May 24, 2020

"The quarantine is mandatory and I do not mind it. I feel I should have left earlier, so that I could complete my quarantine and embrace my family on Eid. Every Eid I have been with them, this is the first time I am not with them."

Family in dark, Covid positive father found dead at bus stop
Mon, May 18, 2020

Speaking for Ahmedabad Civil Hospital where Makwana was admitted, Officer on Special Duty Dr M M Prabhakar told The Indian Express it was the job of the AMC to keep the family informed. “We are a multi-speciality treating hospital and there are corporation people to coordinate this.”

Gujarat: After beating cancer, lady home guard is now on the streets to fight corona
Mon, May 18, 2020

"As soon as my reports came, I told my commanding officer that I want my uniform and my job back. 22 years ago, I had joined the Home Guard as I loved the uniform and a sense of service it brings," said Parmar.

Editor of Gujarati news portal booked for sedition
Tue, May 12, 2020

According to police, Dhaval Patel, editor and owner of Face of Nation, allegedly wrote a news story on May 7, titled ‘Mansukh Mandaviya called by high command, chances of leadership change in Gujarat’. Mandaviya is a Union minister and a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat.

Migrants made to wait for 19 hours before boarding train to UP
Mon, May 11, 2020

Similarly, another migrant worker Mangesh Kumar from Gorakhpur in UP, claimed that he and his colleagues were kept in the bus for 12 hours with minimal food and water.

Ahmedabad: Was asked to submit Aadhaar cards, stay quiet, say workers
Sun, May 03, 2020

18-year-old Govind Kumar, a migrant worker from Uttar Pradesh, claims that a few officials and a police team had arrived at his one-room flat in Piplaj-an urban village of Ahmedabad.

For Bihar workers, this homecoming will be no less than Chhath Pooja or Eid
Fri, May 01, 2020

"This year we won't be able to celebrate Chhath Pooja in November as we might have to come back to Ahmedabad after July or August. But my family is not bothered about it. They just want me to come back," said 19-year-old Mausam Kumar.

Gujarat: Migrant teenager who recorded video seeking help, dies of TB
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Ansari's health deteriorated after March 20, but due to the lockdown, his family claimed, he couldn’t get back to Ranchi.

Stranded in Ahmedabad, migrant teen makes video call, family finds him ailing, starving
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Ansari's family said he went to Ahmedabad one-and-a-half years ago, and did odd jobs for a living. His last employment was at a packaging company.

Gujarat: Most labourers back home, 6 of 70 companies start ops
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Industrialists claim that out of 8,000 strong workforce employed in over 300 industrial units of Sanand GIDC, hardly 3,500 were present in the Sanand village and factory areas.

From Ahmedabad to Ajmer, train comes with medicine for autistic teen
Sat, Apr 18, 2020

The officials of Ahmedabad division of Western Railways claimed that they used a parcel train which was travelling from Ahmedabad to Delhi to make a last minute courier order to Ajmer railway station.

Gujarat arrests seven for sharing hate messages
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Three more persons have been booked, but haven’t been arrested so far. Police said the accused were residents of Navsari, Jamnagar, Amreli, Anand and Kutch districts.

Gujarat: 71 who attended Nizamuddin event home-quarantined
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

As per Gujarat Police, preliminary investigation revealed that 34 Tablighi Jamaat workers from Ahmedabad, 12 from Mehsana, 20 from Bhavnagar, 4 from Botad and 2 from Navsari attended the Markaz.

Gujarat: 13 from Bhavnagar and Botad travelled for Nizamuddin meet
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers confirmed about six persons, including the 70-year-old man who died on March 26, having travelled to Delhi to attend the Nizamuddin meet.

Ahmedabad: Stuck amid lockdown, labourers are hungry
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Amid the ongoing lockdown in the country amid Coronavirus outbreak, thousands of migrant daily wage labourers are stuck in cluster pockets of Ahmedabad city and Ahmedabad industrial estate areas, with minimal ration and no money

‘Who wants to stay in a city without any work?’
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Rakesh Kumar, a native of Muzaffapur in Bihar, lives with 50 other workers on the ground floor of an under-construction building of Sahajanand Group in Science city area of Ahmedabad.

Three more test positive, Gujarat count climbs to 47; police seeks help of sarpanches to ensure lockdown
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

As of Friday, 3.98 crore people were screened, with Jayanti Ravi stating that each household took up to seven to eight minutes of a health worker’s time. Screening is also being undertaken through telephonic follow-ups.

Gujarat: Civil society in Ahmedabad takes initiative to bring food to the needy
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Tuteja is one among over 500 independent volunteers in Ahmedabad who have come forward to don the roles of cooks and delivery boys, and are providing home cooked food to college students and senior citizens.

No transport and no money, migrants take long road home
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Left stranded by a nationwide lockdown, which has halted all public transport, hundreds of labourers devoid of work have started leaving big cities on foot.