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After arranging buses, Sonu Sood now airlifts 167 Odias stuck in Kerala

When the news of women labourers stuck in Kerala reached actor Sonu Sood, who has been hailed for providing buses for migrant workers stranded due to the coronavirus lockdown, he immediately swung into action. Stuck in Kerala’s Ernakulam, 167 women, engaged in stitching and embroidery work at a local factory were seeking to return to...

Railway vendors not ready to open stalls on platforms despite order

At a time when the migrants travelling through Shramik Special trains are dying enroute their destination due to starvation and dehydration among the scorching weather conditions, the Railways Food Vending Association has said it is not ready to begin services on platforms due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and urged officials not to pressure it...

9 passengers died on Shramik Special Trains since Monday, say Rlys

Nine passengers have been found dead in various ‘Shramik Special’ trains since Monday, an agency report said. The Railways said most of the deceased had pre-existing health conditions. The nine deaths were reported from different trains heading to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. A video of a toddler playing with the shroud of his dead mother...

2 found dead in Shramik Train from Mumbai that reached Varanasi today

Two people were found dead in a train that arrived from Mumbai in Varanasi on Wednesday. The Shramik Special train that arrived at Manduadih station in Varanasi had 1500 passengers on board. Officials said the bodies were found after all other passengers had alighted from the train. One of those found dead was a disabled...

SC takes up migrants cause suo motu, seeks reply from Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the problems and the miseries of migrant labourers who are desperately trying to return home after being stranded at their place of work due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah issued notice to the...

Other states will have to take permission for hiring labourers from UP: CM Yogi Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said other states would be required to seek permission from the Uttar Pradesh government to employ labourers from the state. In a two-pronged strategy to help migrant workers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a Migration Commission for their employment in the state and made it...

Sonu Sood gives a cheeky response to fan who wanted help reaching liquor shop

Sonu Sood, the Bollywood actor who has earned accolades for his efforts in sending stranded migrants home showed his sense of humour when a fan asked a cheeky question on Twitter. It should be noted that his Twitter timeline is filled with pleas from migrants who need help to return home. A fan wrote to...

Bodies of nine migrants found from well in Telangana

In an incident that has sent shockwaves across the country, the bodies of nine migrant workers have been recovered from a well in Telangana’s Warangal district. Four of the nine bodies were found in a well located in the premises of a gunny bag manufacturing godown on Thursday while the rest were found on Friday....

21 babies born onboard Shramik Special trains since May 1

Twenty-one babies were born onboard the Shramik Special trains since May 1 when these trains meant for ferrying stranded migrants started operations. Mamta Yadav boarded a Shramik Special train on May 8 at Gujarat’s Jamnagar. She was travelling single. But, by the time her destination station in Bihar arrived, she had a companion in her...

Alang shipyard resumes work after 50-day lockdown, troubles mount

One of the largest ship breaking yards in the world, the Alang shipyard in Bhavnagar has resumed business but lack of migrants and access to market have only increased the trouble for the place. The shipyard has around 140 plots in which ships can be broken of which 60 have resumed work. But local media...

IIM stone-pelting incident: Two detained labourers test positive for Covid19

Two labourers, who were among the 200 detained after a stone pelting incident near IIM Ahmedabad on Monday, have tested positive for Covid19. As per the guidelines, 50 of those arrested in connection with the case were sent for Covid19 test, before they could be presented before a judge. The two who have tested positive...

UP Police books 20 Congress leaders for violating lockdown

The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against Congress leaders for violating lockdown restrictions by moving buses arranged to transport the migrants to Noida. Amid a war of letters between the Uttar Pradesh government and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over buses for migrants, the Congress leaders started moving 100 buses to Noida...