Articles about Migrant Crisis
29 Jun 2021
Centre's attitude toward migrant workers unpardonable, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to implement the 'One Nation One Ration' scheme by July 31, 2021.
20 Apr 2021
Overcrowded bus ferrying migrants from Delhi overturns, three die
Three people died and at least seven were injured after a bus carrying migrant workers from Delhi overturned in Gwalior district.
20 Apr 2021
As Delhi's lockdown begins, thousands of migrant workers head home
In what reminds of the grim scenes from 2020, thousands of migrant workers rushed to bus terminals and railway stations of Delhi to undertake journeys toward their homes, merely hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown.
14 Apr 2021
Repeat of 2020? Thousands reach railway station to leave Mumbai
The fear of a 2020-like situation prompted thousands of people, most of them migrant workers, to arrive at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai on Wednesday, with the hope of boarding long-distance trains.
27 Mar 2021
Kin of laborers run over by train await death certificates
Nearly 10 months after 16 migrant laborers —11 from Shahdol District and five from neighboring Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh, were crushed to death by a goods train in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district while they were returning to Madhya Pradesh during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, their families in Shahdol are still waiting to get their death certificates.
25 Jan 2021
India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020
India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.
16 Sep 2020
Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk
Taking apathetic view toward migrant crisis once again, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that panic, sparked by fake news, triggered the exodus of poor, jobless, and hungry laborers who walked thousands of kilometers to their homes.
15 Sep 2020
No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government
Turning a blind eye to the heart-wrenching crisis, which sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a lockdown to battle coronavirus in March, the Labor Ministry on Monday told the Parliament it had no data on migrants who lost their lives, while on their way home.
13 Jul 2020
Sonu Sood to support 400 migrant families affected by pandemic
Sonu Sood is on a mission!
02 Jun 2020
SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video
Last week, a heart-wrenching video of a toddler trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station in Bihar went viral, thereby highlighting the unfathomable plight of migrant workers amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.
28 May 2020
Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel
Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.
26 May 2020
Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis
The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.
26 May 2020
Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has come forward to offer a helping hand to migrant workers, who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions.
19 May 2020
Mumbai: Migrants throng Bandra station to board Bihar-bound special train
Thousands of migrant laborers in Mumbai gathered at Bandra Terminus on Tuesday before the departure of a Shramik Special train, hoping to board the Bihar-bound train, which led to chaos at the railway station.
14 Apr 2020
India's lockdown extended till May 3, announces PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today where he said the dedication shown by countrymen helped India minimize the effect of the pandemic.
03 Oct 2018
Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage
Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants, in employment, a shot at staying, ministers said yesterday.
22 Feb 2018
Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political
Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.
02 Feb 2018
90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast
About 90 migrants are feared dead as an overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
12 Jan 2018
Why take people from 'shithole' countries?: Trump discusses immigrants
It's no secret that US President Donald Trump is not a fan of immigrants, but his recent comments have shocked several quarters.
25 Dec 2017
Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'
Speaking on Christmas eve at St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican, Pope Francis urged Roman Catholics to not turn a blind eye to the plight of millions of refugees around the world.
07 Sep 2017
European migrant crisis: EU court rejects challenge from Hungary, Solvakia
A European Court has rejected challenges from Hungary and Slovakia against an EU migrant relocation deal.
22 Aug 2017
Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions
As Donald Trump is tightening immigration stipulations in the US, Mexican police is reported to have rescued 115 migrants including 41 minors from the Veracruz state in Eastern Mexico.
18 Aug 2017
Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours
As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!