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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and state governments over the migrants’ plight, saying there have “been lapses”. (Photo: Gurpreet Singh/HT)

‘Are in big numbers, there will be difficulty’: Union minister on migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:20 PM IST
The Congress will launch a ‘SpeakUp’ campaign on May 28 to help raise the voice of the poor, migrants, small businesses and the middle class people before the central government.
Randeep Surjewala said this in his intervention in the suo motu case in the Supreme Court on migrant labourers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Randeep Surjewala said this in his intervention in the suo motu case in the Supreme Court on migrant labourers.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Govt didn’t consider oppn steps on migrants’ issue: Congress’ Randeep Surjewala to Supreme Court

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The top court had on Tuesday taken suo motu cognizance of the crisis two months after it started and pointed to inadequacies and lapses in measures taken by the Centre and state governments in addressing difficulties faced by migrant workers.
Deprived of their employment and definite source of food, migrant workers were forced to start walking to their home states, often thousands of kilometres away, with little children, family members or elderly parents, the letter said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Deprived of their employment and definite source of food, migrant workers were forced to start walking to their home states, often thousands of kilometres away, with little children, family members or elderly parents, the letter said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mounting pressure senior lawyers changed SC approach on migrant labourers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Up until Tuesday, when it issued the order, the top court had shied away from taking up cases and passing strictures against the government in cases related to the lockdown and migrant workers.
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata.(ANI)
Commuters face hurdles while crossing a road due to an electric pole which was uprooted by Cyclone Amphan, at Hooghly in Kolkata.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Infighting within Trinamool Congress over Cyclone Amphan relief work and all the latest news

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The online campaign will run from 11am to 2pm.(REUTERS)
The online campaign will run from 11am to 2pm.(REUTERS)

Congress plans online protest demanding aid for migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:59 AM IST
The opposition party is planning to hold an online nationwide protest on Thursday to put pressure on the Centre to accept its demands for providing immediate financial assistance to farmers, migrant workers, daily wage earners and small businesses hit by the pandemic.
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has spread to Bengal’s rural areas with nearly 200 migrant workers who recently returned from other states testing positive for the infection, and the numbers likely to rise as more arrive.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has spread to Bengal’s rural areas with nearly 200 migrant workers who recently returned from other states testing positive for the infection, and the numbers likely to rise as more arrive.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

Returning migrants cause surge of Covid-19 cases in rural Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:51 AM IST
According to a senior official of the West Bengal health department, 76 people tested positive for Covid-19 in rural areas of Howrah district; 67 in the rural areas of Malda; 46 in Hooghly district and 30 in Uttar Dinajpur over the past three days.
A police officer stands guard as migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Bihar in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
A police officer stands guard as migrant workers and their families wait to get on a bus to reach a railway station to board a train to their home state of Bihar in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2020.(REUTERS)

350 migrants jump off trains to escape quarantine in Bihar, 180 detained

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:40 PM IST
According to reports, the train (04062) carrying the migrant workers from Delhi’s Anand Vihar to Purnia halted near the Ranibagh railway crossing though there was no scheduled stoppage. Around 150 workers de-boarded and escaped.
Railways claims it has provided 4.7 million free meals mostly to migrant workers being transported on Shramik special services since May 1.(Sourced Photo)
Railways claims it has provided 4.7 million free meals mostly to migrant workers being transported on Shramik special services since May 1.(Sourced Photo)

Close to 2 lakh migrants travelled on Shramik specials in and out of Rajasthan on a single day

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Close to 45 thousand migrant workers returned to Rajasthan on Monday on board Shramik specials.
The turmoil caused by the pandemic has resulted in not just millions of workers moving back to the hinterland, but also created new demand patterns for jobs, explained officials overseeing the effort.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)
The turmoil caused by the pandemic has resulted in not just millions of workers moving back to the hinterland, but also created new demand patterns for jobs, explained officials overseeing the effort.(Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times)

Skill universities on anvil for migrants in post-pandemic world

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2020 01:49 AM IST
The skill development ministry has created a detailed road map for this. HT has accessed a copy of the plan, a key component of which is to equip the workers with new skills.
Migrants walk along the Chennai-Kolkata highway to reach to their native places in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Vijayawada, Tuesday, May 19, 2020/ representative.(PTI)
Migrants walk along the Chennai-Kolkata highway to reach to their native places in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Vijayawada, Tuesday, May 19, 2020/ representative.(PTI)

38 migrant workers injured as bus overturns in Jharkhand

Ramgarh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The police, with the help of villagers, rescued the migrants with 25 injured being sent to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi while others were admitted to a primary health centre in Gola block, the SP said.
The buses conducted 11,500 rounds to ferry migrants, labourers, students to their destinations during the lockdown for free.(HT photo)
The buses conducted 11,500 rounds to ferry migrants, labourers, students to their destinations during the lockdown for free.(HT photo)

Nearly 3.7 lakh stranded people ferried to their native places in state buses: Rajasthan Minister

Jaipur, Rajasthan | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariawas said that the buses took the stranded people to various state borders and sometimes to their home districts in other states with the permission of concerning state.
Mumbai International airport start precautionary measure before resuming flights from Mumbai during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Mumbai International airport start precautionary measure before resuming flights from Mumbai during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai on Sunday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Covid-19 lockdown: Students, migrants take first flight home as services resume after 2 months

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 06:06 AM IST
Many said they shelled out more to reach the airport as there were limited public transport options available.
A family of migrant workers, and their children, walking near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file)
A family of migrant workers, and their children, walking near the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file)

For migrants’ kids, school, friends, home give way to hunger, hardship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Hundreds of children of migrant workers like Guddi are on the roads with their parents, struggling to return home after losing their work during the lockdown imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Family members of migrant labourer on foot proceeding from Delhi to their native place , during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad, Tuesday on May 19, 2020.(Chandan Paul/ HT)
Family members of migrant labourer on foot proceeding from Delhi to their native place , during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Dhanbad, Tuesday on May 19, 2020.(Chandan Paul/ HT)

Worker who returned from Mumbai dies of suspected Covid-19 in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 07:06 PM IST
The body was reportedly cremated as per the health department’s protocol for Covid-19 casualties.
Migrant workers and families wait for transportation at the Ahmedabad railway station on Saturday.
Migrant workers and families wait for transportation at the Ahmedabad railway station on Saturday.

Migrants protest lack of food, water

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 12:18 AM IST
Unnao district magistrate Ravindra Kumar said the migrants complained that a Bengaluru-Darbhanga (Bihar) train, which had left for its destination four days back, was running much behind the schedule and even toilets had no water.
Stranded people wait at the Palace ground before their journey by a special train to reach their native places, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Stranded people wait at the Palace ground before their journey by a special train to reach their native places, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

Covid 19 update: Karnataka imposes 14-day quarantine,tougher restrictions for arrivals from 6 worst-hit states

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Government has offered relaxations for certain category of people including businessmen
Railway officials and GRP personnel pacified the angry passengers.(HT photo/Representative)
Railway officials and GRP personnel pacified the angry passengers.(HT photo/Representative)

Bihar bound Shramik special trains run late, passengers violently protest scarcity of food, water

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 08:01 PM IST
Passengers said they have been on the train for four days without enough food and water during the hot summer days.
Migrants, maintaining social distancing, stand in a queue after deboarding 'Shramik Special' train at Danapur railway station near Patna.(PTI Photo)
Migrants, maintaining social distancing, stand in a queue after deboarding 'Shramik Special' train at Danapur railway station near Patna.(PTI Photo)

Railways to carry 36 lakh migrants in 2,600 Shramik specials in next 10 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Railways say they are ready to provide a train at any railway station of its network if requested by the states.
A massive number of migrant workers and their family have been attempting to reach home, by any means of transportation, while a large number of them have been undertaking the journey on foot.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A massive number of migrant workers and their family have been attempting to reach home, by any means of transportation, while a large number of them have been undertaking the journey on foot.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in south Delhi, civic body says ‘by mistake’

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Scores of migrants had gathered outside the Hemu Kalani Senior Secondary School for screening in Lajpat Nagar-3 before boarding a Shramik Special train.
The mid-day meal scheme is not active in schools due to coronavirus lockdown.(HT photo)
The mid-day meal scheme is not active in schools due to coronavirus lockdown.(HT photo)

Use mid-day meal food grains to feed people in quarantine centres: Bihar govt to schools

Patna, Bihar | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The order is for several government and government-aided schools that are being used as quarantine centers in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
All buses will be sanitised before they leave for their respective destinations. Passengers will undergo thermal scanning at bus stands.(PTI)
All buses will be sanitised before they leave for their respective destinations. Passengers will undergo thermal scanning at bus stands.(PTI)

Rajasthan to operate buses on 55 routes in orange and green zones from Saturday

Jaipur, Rajasthan | By Sachin Saini
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Passengers have been urged to book their bus tickets in advance by logging on to www.rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in, or e-mitra, as tickets will not be sold at bus stands.
The common findings of DLSA Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur rural, Sirohi, Baran, Alwar and Udaipur, which HT has seen, reveal that most of the labourers are facing a massive cash crunch.(HT File Photo)
The common findings of DLSA Bikaner, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur rural, Sirohi, Baran, Alwar and Udaipur, which HT has seen, reveal that most of the labourers are facing a massive cash crunch.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan: Migrants not paid wages since lockdown started, reveal findings

Hindustan Times, Surat | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:06 PM IST
Labourers have been denied their wages, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal in a pre-nationwide lockdown address to the public on March 20.
Migrant workers and their family arrives at Bandra Terminus in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020/ representative.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Migrant workers and their family arrives at Bandra Terminus in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020/ representative.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Thousands of migrants gather at grounds in Kandivali in hope of boarding trains

Mumbai | By Asian News International | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The police have requested the migrants to return to their shelter homes and vacate the spot as a precautionary measure to halt the spread of the virus.
Alarge number of migrant workers are walking for hundreds of kilometres in an attempt to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Alarge number of migrant workers are walking for hundreds of kilometres in an attempt to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Rajasthan BJP accuses Congress govt of doing politics on migrants issue

Jaipur, Rajasthan | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 01:52 PM IST
BJP state president Satish Poonia said the Congress party staged a ‘drama’ on the UP border for three days where buses were brought under pressure from the state government.
Supporters of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief, Ajay Kumar Lallu, try to block the way after the former was arrested by a team of Lucknow police.(PTI Photo)
Supporters of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief, Ajay Kumar Lallu, try to block the way after the former was arrested by a team of Lucknow police.(PTI Photo)

Buses for migrants: UP Congress chief gets bail in one case, taken into custody in another

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh has witnessed hectic politics over the migrants issue.
Migrant labourers have been involved in tragedies including accidents during the lockdown leading to loss of lives(HT Photo/Ajay Agarwal/Representative use)
Migrant labourers have been involved in tragedies including accidents during the lockdown leading to loss of lives(HT Photo/Ajay Agarwal/Representative use)

Migrants fall from Ganga bridge in Amroha, one dead, another injured

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Migrant workers have been trying to cross Ganga river to enter Uttar Pradesh
He said 12,000 buses of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation have been deployed for taking the migrants to their home districts.(PTI)
He said 12,000 buses of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation have been deployed for taking the migrants to their home districts.(PTI)

Have made arrangements for safe return of migrants to state: UP CM

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The chief minister also directed the officials to provide drinking water and food to all migrants at toll plazas, expressways and main crossings as well as on the borders of the state, according to officials.
Several hundred migrants queue to board a bus at Botanical Garden metro station, Noida.(HT photo/)
Several hundred migrants queue to board a bus at Botanical Garden metro station, Noida.(HT photo/)

Buses for migrants moved to Noida by Congress stopped

Noida, Uttar Pradesh | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The police has stopped the buses in Sector 39 area of Noida and did not allow their movement.
Migrants from Uttarkashi undergo thermal screening as they arrive at Chinyalisour by government buses during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Uttarkashi on May 9.(ANI)
Migrants from Uttarkashi undergo thermal screening as they arrive at Chinyalisour by government buses during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Uttarkashi on May 9.(ANI)

Uttarakhand: Covid-19 cases surge as stranded migrant workers return

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:38 PM IST
State health officials are worried about the spike after 13 Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the hilly districts of Almora (3), Bageshwar (2), Chamoli (1), Pauri Garhwal (4), and Uttarkashi (3).
Stranded migrant workers board a bus bound to the nearest railway station amid the lockdown, in Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurugram, India, on Sunday, 17 May 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Stranded migrant workers board a bus bound to the nearest railway station amid the lockdown, in Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurugram, India, on Sunday, 17 May 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Migrant workers entering Gurugram from Delhi clash with police, several policemen injured

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The incident took place at around 8.30am on Wednesday, when Gurugram Police authorities allegedly stopped the migrant workers from Delhi, who wanted to enter neighbouring Haryana.
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