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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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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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Workers board train for home after night at police station

They refused to return to their rented houses in Rohtak More than a hundred construction workers, including women and children, spent the night at Rohtak’s Shivaji Colony police station premises on Tuesday after the migrants were called in large numbers to board a train to their home towns, but arrangements could not be made for […]

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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 […]

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Five workers killed as truck overturns in Madhya Pradesh

The truck, on its way from Hyderabad to Agra, turned sideways on the highway trapping the workers who were seated in the space between crates. Five workers were killed and 13 others were injured when a mango laden truck overturned near Patha village in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh late on Saturday. The truck, on […]

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Migrant workers stage dharna at police station

Desperate to return home, several dozens of stranded migrant workers, mostly from Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, took to the streets here on Tuesday demanding immediate arrangements to send them back to their homes. The aggrieved migrant workers of various granite factories and allied industries in Khammam division gathered near the two-town police station here, […]

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Migrant workers undergo test

In view of their desire to return to their hometowns The district administration has started checking health status of migrant workers since a number of them will return to their native places as and when the lockdown is lifted. Over 8,500 migratory workers, who had been working in various private and public sector units in […]

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Workers innovate to beat lockdown blues

They start selling vegetables, fruits, ‘pani puri’ to make ends meet The lockdown imposed to fight the dreaded coronavirus disease has deprived different sections, particularly workers of various sectors, artisans and auto drivers, of their livelihood. Hit hard by the restrictions, many switched over to selling vegetables and fruits to make both ends meet. While […]

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BSNL contract workers left in the lurch without wages for months

Lockdown has added to the woes of 300 workers in Dharmapuri division Even as the Prime Minister “appealed” to the industry to ensure labour wages were paid during the lockdown, BSNL, the government-owned telecom operator has left its contract workers in the lurch without paying their salaries for over nine months, long before the COVID-19 […]