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Public standing in line for Free Ration at Nahar Road,Malad during lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.(Hindustan Times)

Calls for free ration grow as migrants fight hunger

By Zia Haq, Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The Union government has allowed charities and states to buy extra stocks of federally held foodgrains at a reserve but cheaper-than-market price as several migrant workers battle a food crisis.
Migrant workers gather in large number at Bandra, Mumbai, April 14, 2020(Zoya Lozba/HTPhoto)
Migrant workers gather in large number at Bandra, Mumbai, April 14, 2020(Zoya Lozba/HTPhoto)

The dilemma with migrants

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Provide income and food support; communicate perils of travel
Gujarat has the sixth-highest number of both Covid-19 positive cases and fatalities.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Gujarat has the sixth-highest number of both Covid-19 positive cases and fatalities.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Gujarat to scale up healthcare infra for migrants after clashes break out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Clashes broke out on Monday after a group of over 500 migrant workers in Surat defied the lockdown and took to the streets in a bid to get back to their native places, while the police tried to stop them from leaving.
Migrant workers leave Delhi on foot on the second day of the nationwide lockdown over coronavirus outbreak on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Migrant workers leave Delhi on foot on the second day of the nationwide lockdown over coronavirus outbreak on Thursday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus update: A long walk home on empty stomachs for masked migrants

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Ranchi/New Delhi | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Sanjoy Dey and Dhrubo Jyoti, Lucknow/ranchi/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Stranded after the lockdown, thousands of migrant workers are walking back to their villages and towns from their places of work hundreds of kilometers away.
Children of migrant labourers at a government school in Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Children of migrant labourers at a government school in Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)

Kerala government schools become a boon for migrants

HIndustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Kerala’s literacy mission has introduced a new scheme ‘Changathi’ (friend) to target illiterate migrant labourers and its planners say it is doing wonders.
Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck.(REUTERS)
Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck.(REUTERS)

Chinese migrants found hiding in washing machine, wooden chest at US crossing

San Diego | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:44 AM IST
At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest, according to photos provided Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The people found in the container received medical attention at the port and two were taken to hospital for further treatment for possible hypothermia.(AP/ Representative Image)
The people found in the container received medical attention at the port and two were taken to hospital for further treatment for possible hypothermia.(AP/ Representative Image)

25 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

The Hague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:18 AM IST
The cargo vessel bound for Felixstowe returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam, as soon as the stowaways were found, they said in a statement.
HT Image
HT Image

Canada’s Quebec launching ‘values test’ for migrants

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 11:22 PM IST
The 48-year-old was discovered on Friday near the seaside resort of Zeebrugge, wearing a makeshift life jacket made of empty plastic bottles.(Representative Image)
The 48-year-old was discovered on Friday near the seaside resort of Zeebrugge, wearing a makeshift life jacket made of empty plastic bottles.(Representative Image)

Body of Iraqi migrant who tried to swim from France to UK found off Belgium coast

Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:55 AM IST
Officials believe the man drowned while trying to swim from a beach in northern France to Britain. Currents are thought to have transported his body to Belgian waters.
Gurugram’s Mianwali Colony was established in the 1960s by people who had migrated from Pakistan’s Mianwali district after Partition.(Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)
Gurugram’s Mianwali Colony was established in the 1960s by people who had migrated from Pakistan’s Mianwali district after Partition.(Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

Mianwali Colony: Gurugram locality of migrants from Pakistan district with same name

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 11:27 AM IST
With the hope of carrying forward the legacy of their ancestral place, migrants from Mianwali decided to christen their new home by the same name and, thus, Mianwali from Pakistan became entwined with the history of Gurugram.
Migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley, flee from Kashmir as they arrive at the railway station to board a train to leave for their homes, in Jammu .(Hindustan Times Photo)
Migrant labourers who were working in Kashmir valley, flee from Kashmir as they arrive at the railway station to board a train to leave for their homes, in Jammu .(Hindustan Times Photo)

Labourers, migrants continue leaving J-K, 5,100 take special trains within three days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Atish Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 11:53 AM IST
More trains will be pressed into service in Jammu region to ferry people, if required. Extra bogies are also being attached with trains, says Ferozepur DRM Rajesh Agarwal
US officials said that some 680 undocumented migrants were detained in a major series of raids.(AFP Photo)
US officials said that some 680 undocumented migrants were detained in a major series of raids.(AFP Photo)

US immigration raids sweep up hundreds of undocumented migrants

Miami | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:21 AM IST
TV footage showed lines of arrested migrants heading to buses parked outside the processing plants with their hands behind their backs under the watchful eyes of ICE agents.
The Mexico wall and the Gautemala deal are two important milestones for Donald Trump who is aiming to get re-elected to the Presidency(AFP)
The Mexico wall and the Gautemala deal are two important milestones for Donald Trump who is aiming to get re-elected to the Presidency(AFP)

Trump scores big with Mexico wall funds and deal to dump migrants

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:21 PM IST
It was double delight for US President Donald Trump whose administration won a crucial case to fund his Mexico wall and sealed a deal to turn Gautemala into United State’s migrant-dumpyard.
The Trump administration to declare ineligible for asylum most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico.(AFP Photo)
The Trump administration to declare ineligible for asylum most migrants who cross the US southern border after passing through Mexico.(AFP Photo)

US moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:26 AM IST
A new rule redefining asylum eligibility -- to take effect on Tuesday -- is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes with the White House frustrated at Congress’s failure to toughen immigration laws.
President Donald Trump has ordered raids to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants .(AP)
President Donald Trump has ordered raids to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants .(AP)

US toughens asylum rule to curb influx of undocumented migrants

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:17 PM IST
According to the new rules. migrants who crossed another country to reach the US will not be allowed to apply for asylum protection if they failed to apply for it in the country they transited through.
Conditions at the centers have been a flashpoint since May when the watchdog warned of similar conditions at facilities in the El Paso, Texas sector, west of the Rio Grande Valley, with migrants held for weeks instead of days, and adults kept in cells with standing room only.(AFP)
Conditions at the centers have been a flashpoint since May when the watchdog warned of similar conditions at facilities in the El Paso, Texas sector, west of the Rio Grande Valley, with migrants held for weeks instead of days, and adults kept in cells with standing room only.(AFP)

‘Help, 40 days here’: Photos show migrants crammed into US border facilities

Washington/New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 08:03 AM IST
A report issued by investigators for the Department of Homeland Security said supervisors raised concerns for the health and safety of detainees and agents, warning that the overcrowding represented a “ticking time bomb.”
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the border.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the border.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump announces 5% tariff on Mexican goods in response to migrants

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Trump made the announcement by tweet after telling reporters earlier Thursday that he was planning “a major statement” that would be his “biggest” so far on the border.
Tiwari alleged there was a spurt in criminal activity in the city due to the increased presence of illegal migrants(HTPhotos)
Tiwari alleged there was a spurt in criminal activity in the city due to the increased presence of illegal migrants(HTPhotos)

Delhi needs NRC exercise to expel illegal migrants: Tiwari

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 04:10 AM IST
The Kejriwal government should not only identify and expel illegal migrants for the safety of the people but also ask the Centre for an NRC exercise in the capital, he said.
Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state with a population of 199 million.(HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state with a population of 199 million.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: No poll season for UP’s migrant workers

Hindustan Times, UP | By Chandan Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 03:56 PM IST
All have voter cards, but they are also unhappy with the state of affairs. Then, it also costs money to travel back home.
Trump has staked his presidency on his insistence that the United States is being overrun by migrants and asylum seekers.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Trump has staked his presidency on his insistence that the United States is being overrun by migrants and asylum seekers.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Trump says could send migrants to ‘sanctuary cities’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 09:07 PM IST
The Washington Post revealed the proposal, which would mark a new flashpoint in the ever growing political divide over immigration.
Supreme Court of India(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court of India(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

‘This has become a joke’: SC slams Assam on deportation of illegal migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 01:34 PM IST
The Supreme Court came down hard on the Assam government and said it was not treating the issue of deportation of illegal immigrants into its territory seriously enough.
Thousands of migrants from the turbulent Horn of Africa region set off every year from Djibouti to cross the Bab al-Mandab Strait for the Arabian Peninsula with hopes of finding work in rich Gulf countries.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Thousands of migrants from the turbulent Horn of Africa region set off every year from Djibouti to cross the Bab al-Mandab Strait for the Arabian Peninsula with hopes of finding work in rich Gulf countries.(AFP/Picture for representation)

30 bodies of migrants found after two boats capsize off Djibouti

Johannesburg | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Thirty bodies have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the United Nations migration agency said on Wednesday.
Boats have been setting out from South and Southeast Asia for Australia for a number of years but Indians making the trip have been relatively rare, based on Australian government statistics that show the largest numbers detained there to be asylum seekers from Iran and Afghanistan.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Boats have been setting out from South and Southeast Asia for Australia for a number of years but Indians making the trip have been relatively rare, based on Australian government statistics that show the largest numbers detained there to be asylum seekers from Iran and Afghanistan.(Reuters/ Representative Image)

‘Lack of jobs in India drove migrants on to boat for New Zealand,’ say relatives

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 09:40 PM IST
It is the first known attempt by migrants to reach New Zealand by boat from India, and their story is a reminder of the vast challenge the country faces to create jobs for the 1 million young people who enter its workforce every month.
A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday. (Representational Image)(AFP)
A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday. (Representational Image)(AFP)

Boat carrying over 100 Indian migrants could be heading to New Zealand: Police

New Delhi/Kochi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
An individual from New Delhi arrested in connection with the investigation, Prabhu Dhandapani, told police the boat was heading to New Zealand, according to both officers.
The Lok Sabha passed the bill on Tuesday and its passage in the Rajya Sabha could boost the BJP’s fortunes in general elections later this year among the Bengali speaking Hindu population of Assam, many of whom migrated from Bangladesh and erstwhile East Pakistan.(PTI)
The Lok Sabha passed the bill on Tuesday and its passage in the Rajya Sabha could boost the BJP’s fortunes in general elections later this year among the Bengali speaking Hindu population of Assam, many of whom migrated from Bangladesh and erstwhile East Pakistan.(PTI)

Assam: BJP leaders and migrants hopeful that Citizenship Bill will become law

Hindustan Times, Silchar/Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 10:17 AM IST
BJP leaders in Assam’s Bengali-speaking Barak Valley are hopeful that the bill will be passed in Parliament in the Budget session after it was stalled in the Rajya Sabha.
Visas to UK will be costlier for Indians, and non-European Union migrants with the British government set to double the immigration health surcharge from Tuesday(AFP File Photo)
Visas to UK will be costlier for Indians, and non-European Union migrants with the British government set to double the immigration health surcharge from Tuesday(AFP File Photo)

UK visas to be costlier for Indian, non-EU migrants from today

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The British government plans to double the immigration health surcharge (IHS), introduced in 2015, enables migrants to access the National Health Service (NHS) during their UK stay. The IHS has so far raised over £600 million from Indian and non-EU citizens with UK visas valid for over six months.
Migrants, intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, disembark from a rescue boat at the port of Malaga, southern Spain, December 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
Migrants, intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, disembark from a rescue boat at the port of Malaga, southern Spain, December 22, 2018.(REUTERS)

2 boys reported missing during rescue of 69 migrants in Spain

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 10:19 AM IST
On Thursday, 12 migrants died while trying to make the dangerous sea crossing from African shores to Spain.The United Nations says more than 2,200 migrants and refugees have perished in 2018 on the Mediterranean Sea.
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, resting under a tent at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.(REUTERS)
Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, resting under a tent at a temporary shelter in Tijuana, Mexico.(REUTERS)

Clashes at US border leaves caravan migrants dejected, worried

Mexico | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 08:21 AM IST
Police blocked the migrants from walking toward the border in the morning, though later on they allowed them to move about freely.
A migrant with his face covered runs from tear gas released by U.S border patrol near the fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico.(REUTERS)
A migrant with his face covered runs from tear gas released by U.S border patrol near the fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico.(REUTERS)

US resorts to tear gas as some migrants try to breach border fence

Mexico | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 02:00 AM IST
The situation devolved after the group began a peaceful march to appeal for the U.S. to speed processing of asylum claims for Central American migrants marooned in Tijuana.
An MHA official said each of the 5,407 Bru refugee families that will be repatriated to Mizoram from Tripura would be given a one-time financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh, a monthly assistance of Rs 5,000, a house and free ration for two years.(HT/File Photo)
An MHA official said each of the 5,407 Bru refugee families that will be repatriated to Mizoram from Tripura would be given a one-time financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh, a monthly assistance of Rs 5,000, a house and free ration for two years.(HT/File Photo)

Cabinet nod to continue MHA schemes for migrants till 2020

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 08:20 AM IST
The MHA said the schemes will provide relief and rehabilitation assistance to refugees, displaced people, civilian victims of terrorist/communal crimes, cross-border firing, and riots.
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