Articles about Migrant Crisis

Centre's attitude toward migrant workers unpardonable, says Supreme Court

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.

Overcrowded bus ferrying migrants from Delhi overturns, three die

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.

As Delhi's lockdown begins, thousands of migrant workers head home

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.

Repeat of 2020? Thousands reach railway station to leave Mumbai

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.

Kin of laborers run over by train await death certificates

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.

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

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.

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

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.

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

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.

Sonu Sood to support 400 migrant families affected by pandemic

13 Jul 2020

Sonu Sood to support 400 migrant families affected by pandemic

Sonu Sood is on a mission!

SRK to support the toddler in viral Muzaffarpur station video

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.

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

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.

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

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.

Swara Bhasker is helping migrant workers reach home

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.

Mumbai: Migrants throng Bandra station to board Bihar-bound special train

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.

India's lockdown extended till May 3, announces PM Modi

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.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

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.

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

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.

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

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.

Why take people from 'shithole' countries?: Trump discusses immigrants

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.

Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'

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.

European migrant crisis: EU court rejects challenge from Hungary, Solvakia

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.

Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions

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.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

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!