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Remigration From Odisha Amid Pandemic
Hunger Over Health: Joblessness Triggers Remigration From Odisha Amidst Pandemic

A crisis like never before, this pandemic has struck dread in the minds of Dhanu Pradhan and millions of other labourers who migrate to Surat, Mumbai, Chennai and many other distant trade and commercial hubs beyond the boundaries of state to earn a livelihood.

‘Labourers Worst Affected In Covid-19, Need Special Attention’
‘Labourers Worst Affected In Covid-19, Need Special Attention’

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dad (BJD) and Congress today demanded special assistance scheme for the labourers especially migrant workers who are once again worst affected in the second wave of…

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79 Odia Migrant Labourers Rescued From Brick Kiln In Telangana

Bhubaneswar: As many as 79 migrant labourers including 21 minor and four pregnant women belonging to Odisha, who were allegedly tortured in a brick kiln in Sangareddy district of Telangana,…

‘Labourers Worst Affected In Covid-19, Need Special Attention’
Odisha COVID Aid: Only 63% Migrant Returnees Get Assistance!

Bhubaneswar: A total of 63 per cent migrant returnees have reportedly received assistance during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Odisha Labour Minister Sushant Singh on Tuesday informed that a cumulative financial assistance of Rs 134.62 crore was provided to 6,73,079 migrants returned to Odisha from different states during the COVID induced lockdown till August 2020. Replying […]

COVID-19: Sans Employment, Odisha Migrants Head Back Towards Gujarat
Surat Bus Carrying Labourers From Odisha Detained

Berhampur: Balipadar police on Saturday detained a bus while it was carrying labourers from Polsara and Buguda block in Ganjam district. The bus was reportedly en-route to Surat. The bus driver, helper and a middleman from Gujarat were detained by the Balipadar police while ‘trafficking’ as many as 26 labourers by promising them job. However, […]

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Congress Alleges Rs 300 Cr Scam In Procurement Of COVID-19 Kits For Labourers In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After PPE kits, there has been a corruption to the tune of Rs 300 crore in the procurement of COVID-19 kits for migrant labourers in Odisha, Congress alleged on Friday. At a presser, Congress working president Pradeep Majhi levelled such serious allegations citing that the State government procured eyeglasses included in the safety kit […]

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha govt advises migrants against returning home in coastal districts

Bhubaneswar: With cyclone Amphan set to hit Odisha shores, the state government has asked officials to discourage migrants from returning to their hometown in coastal districts and insisted that food and accommodation arrangements be made for them. Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena, in an advisory issued on Tuesday, said […]

MIGRANTS-RETURNING
Odisha Govt Will Be Responsible If Any Migrant Dies Travelling Home On Foot: LoP Pradipta Naik

Bhubaneswar: As thousands of migrants and other daily wage labourers continue to set out on foot to return to their homes in Odisha from different States and many others exiting Odisha for their homeward journey amid the nationwide lockdown, Leader of the Opposition, Pradipta Naik today stated that the State government will be responsible for […]

Bhadrak Quarantine Centre
TikTok Video At Quarantine Centre In Odisha, Case Registered For Violating Norms

Bhadrak: A case was registered against six inmates of a government quarantine centre in Bhadrak for violating COVID-19 social distancing norms by making a video and uploading on video-sharing social networking platform TikTok. As per reports, all the accused are Kolkata returnees who made the video during their quarantine period at Tihidi High School under […]

Train services to resume
On Labour Day, Railway Kicks Off 'Shramik Special Trains' For Carrying Stranded Labourers

In a recent guideline issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from Labour Day today. These special trains will run to carry migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places across the country due to COVID-19 lockdown. These special trains will run […]

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COVID19 Lockdown: MHA Issues SOPs For Inter-State Movement Of Stranded Migrant Labourers

New Delhi: Stranded migrant labourers in different parts of the country due to the ongoing COVID19 lockdown will be allowed to go to their respective places of work within a state with certain conditions, the Union Home Ministry said. Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, however, made it clear that there will be no inter-state movement of […]

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81 Odia Migrant Workers Arrested In Surat For Resorting To Violence Over Fears Of Extended Lockdown

Surat: As many as 81 Odia migrant workers stranded in Diamond Nagar of Surat in Gujarat due to coronavirus lockdown, were arrested by Sarthana Police on Saturday allegedly for going on a rampage and setting several vehicles ablaze. As per reports, fearing extension of the COVID-19 lockdown, the migrant labourers hit the street in Diamond […]

Odisha to use school, hostel buildings as temporary shelters for migrant workers
COVID19: Odisha to use school, hostel buildings as temporary shelters for migrant workers

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the thousands of migrant labourers returning home following the nationwide lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases, Odisha government has decided to keep them at isolated places in the State to avoid spread of coronavirus. Migrant labourers, who are reaching their villages and hometowns from inside and outside of Odisha on […]

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24 Odisha Labourers Facing Harassment In Telangana

Bargarh: Around 24 labourers from Odisha’s Bargarh are reportedly trapped in a brick kiln in Peddapalli area of Telangana since October last year. A complaint in this regard was also lodged at Paikmal Police Station here by the family members of the labourers on February 24. The 24 labourers along with 11 children belonging to […]

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Column: Hunger Fuels This Migration

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The recent incident of labour touts chopping off the toes and fingers of a migrant labourer from Nuapada in Maharashtra’s Nagpur has brought back the horrible memories of similar violence against two labourers from Kalahandi in 2013. A labour contractor, referred to as ‘sardar’ in the local parlance in the hunger […]

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Centre to launch 'one nation, one ration card' scheme

New Delhi: In a bid to curb corruption and dependence on one Public Distribution System (PDS) shop, the Central government will launch the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme. The scheme, according to Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, will ensure that all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS […]

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Op-Ed: For Them Democracy Is Stymied By Their Circumstances

Bhubaneswar: Elections in a democratic country like India are about people exercising their franchise freely. This pre-supposes an atmosphere in which people, cutting across classes, do not find their freedom curbed by restrictive circumstances. This implies, among other things, freedom from hunger and guaranteed employment. Our democracy is yet to become mature enough to guarantee […]

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No end to plight of migrant workers from Odisha

Boudh/Koraput/Berhampur: Instances of exploitation of migrant labourers continue to be a big concern for Odisha partly due to ignorance of labourers and proactive action on part of the administration. The plight of the migrant labourers can be well gauged from the statements of the Janak and Kartik Mahara of Kalarakotha village in Kantamal block of […]

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Rescued by locals from brick kiln in Andhra, 12 migrant labourers return to Odisha

Bolangir: After being rescued by native villagers of Bandhupalli in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, 12 migrant labourers including four minors of Bolangir district who were stranded at a brick kiln in the neighbouring State finally returned to Odisha on Thursday. The rescued labourers reached Bolangir Railway Station last evening where they were reviewed by […]

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15 bonded labourers rescued from Telangana

Koraput: At least 15 bonded labourers, including seven women, from Odisha were rescued from Peddapalli district of Telangana on Saturday. All the labourers are reportedly residents of Bolangir district. According to reports, all the labourers were working at a brick kiln in the neighbouring state but the owner of the brick kiln allegedly used to […]

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15 bonded labourers rescued from Telangana

Koraput: At least 15 bonded labourers, including seven women, from Odisha were rescued from Peddapalli district of Telangana on Saturday. All the labourers are reportedly residents of Bolangir district. According to reports, all the labourers were working at a brick kiln in the neighbouring state but the owner of the brick kiln allegedly used to […]

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No let-up in plight of migrating Odisha labourers

Deogarh/Sonepur: The plight of labourers migrating outside Odisha continues with incidents of their exploitation surfacing frequently. Some are rescued from hazardous working conditions and others end up losing their lives while the administration continues to be lethargic in tackling the issue. In one such tragic incident, a youth named Mayadhar Bariha of Halkapalipada under Binika […]

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30 migrant labourers from Odisha stranded in Kerala

Rayagada: As many as 30 labourers of Rayagada district of Odisha are stranded in Kerala. According to sources, the labourers had gone to Allapuza district of Kerala in search of work. However, the labourers alleged that they had a squabble with some locals following which their clothes and other belongings were burnt.   After coming to […]

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Odia Migrant labourers’ ill-fate continues; 1 dies in TN, another goes missing in Malaysia

Kendrapara/Baripada: With an alarming increase in the number of migrant labourers leaving the State in search of jobs, horrible consequences like labour trafficking, harassment, cheating, murder, missing and exploitation of these Odia workers outside also seem to have no end whatsoever. In one such case of exploitation, one Khetrabasi Sahoo of Baburampatna village under Sadar […]

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10 migrant labourers rescued while being taken to Hyderabad

Bolangir: Ten migrant labourers including three children were rescued by the Khaprakhol police in Bolangir district while being trafficked to Hyderabad last evening. As per reports, the rescued labourers are residents of Bargarh district and were being taken to Hyderabad of Telangana with the help of a middleman to work at a brick kiln. On […]