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Drive to bring back migrants to end, last trains in 2-3 days: UP

According to the government, 1,411 Shramik Special trains have brought over 19.15 lakh migrants from across the country to UP in the last few weeks. The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said that the drive to bring home migrant workers from other states through Shramik Special trains has come to an end with the final […]

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From Mumbai, workers fly to Jharkhand on plane rented by NLSIU alumni

They were part of a group of 174 labourers — daily wagers, auto drivers and construction workers — from Jharkhand, living in Mumbai, who boarded a plane that was leased by a group of alumni of National Law School of India University (NLSIU). While nine-year-old Krishna Mandal was surprised that Mumbai’s tallest buildings were suddenly […]

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80 migrant workers among 86 new cases in Odisha

Eighty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Odisha on Friday, taking the total to 1,189. Eighty of these were migrant workers who recently returned from other States. While 46 cases were detected in Jajpur district, 11 were reported in Cuttack, six in Nayagarh, five each in Balasore and Ganjam, three each in Khordha, Puri, Bhadrak […]

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Migrant labourers to be sent in three special trains

Collector Sandeep Nanduri on Thursday said migrant labourers from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana would be sent back to their home States within a week in three special trains. Speaking to reporters here, Mr. Sandeep said the district received around 150 people everyday from other States. So far, 1,494 people from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra […]

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Migrant workers going in trucks intercepted

Trucks seized, workers sent to temporary shelter As many as 74 migrant labourers who were travelling to Rajasthan in two trucks have been intercepted by the Dharwad district police near Dharwad last night and have been shifted to a temporary shelter there. According to Superintendent of Police Vartika Katiyar, among these labourers 27 had come […]

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24 Migrant Workers killed in UP Auraiya Truck Collision

Twenty four (24) migrants were killed and dozens were injured when the  trucks they were travelling in collided at around 3 am in Uttar Pradesh’ Auraiya district, about 200 km from Lucknow. This is the latest incident where stranded migrant workers – left jobless due to the coronavirus lockdown – have been killed in an […]

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Two migrant labourers die in U.P. mishap

Two persons died and several others were injured, with half-a-dozen of them grievously, after a supply truck carrying migrant labourers back home from Ahmedabad in Gujarat rammed into a truck near Kanpur Dehat. The incident happened early on Wednesday on a highway in the Akbarpur area of the district, police said. Ahmedabad is over 980 […]

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Migrant workers board two special trains from Mangaluru to UP, Bihar

2,278 leave Mangaluru Junction; on Saturday, 1,168 left for Jharkhand Two Shramik Special trains ferrying migrant workers left Mangaluru Junction Railway Station for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Sunday. The first train with 1,129 workers left for Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, at 2.20 p.m from Mangaluru Junction. The passengers, who had registered their names on the […]