Hyderabad Police Commissioner C. V. Anand said the workers were asleep in rooms on the first while scrap material including plastic, newspapers and other scrap items were stored on the ground floor. Someone alerted the police after a gas cylinder exploded due to the fire.
26-year-old Sadashiv went to Qatar approximately nine months back to work in a private organisation. On December 25 he reportedly sustained serious injuries in an accident at workplace and later died.
Migration to work in brick kilns demonstrates human distress in most acute form. Children too are engaged in brick making while they ought to have been in school.
Panic has gripped Kashmir valley after the targeted killings of non-Kashmiris by terrorists over last few days. Out of fear, a group of migrants from Rajasthan who were working in Kashmir's Srinagar are returning to their native places.
Odisha is behind states like Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Study reports blame it on low education level, poor vocational training and high poverty among SC/ST/OBCs
Hundreds of migrant workers from Odisha stuck in the Gulf country of Bahrain request the Odisha government to rescue them alleging inhuman behaviour by the authorities of the private company they are working
All efforts of the job card holders to get their outstanding payment are allegedly going in vain even after expressing their plight to the Grama Sathi and even the Block Development Officer (BDO).
The Supreme Court on Monday said the process of registration of migrant workers is very slow and it must be expedited so that benefit of schemes can be extended to them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Odisha government’s tall claim of ensuring adequate facilities for returnees from other States fell flat after a number of migrants workers reportedly staged a protest alleging irregular serving of food at a centre in Gajapati district on Sunday.
India is, unfortunately, witnessing a rerun of last year’s events. Migrant workers have started returning to their home states fearing another lockdown. Hundreds and thousands of migrants were seen flocking back to the native places after enforcement of curfew and lockdown in some states to curtail the spread of Covid-19. However, addressing the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged migrant workers to stay where they are. The PM assured them that their livelihood will not be affected by the pandemic and that they will soon be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Bhubaneswar: From 394 positive cases on April 1, 2021 to 4761 at the end of April 20, Odisha witnessed a worrisome trend with 12-fold increase in the new cases in…
Bolangir: A middleman from Kantabanji area in the district has been detained by the police for allegedly beating up two minor boys mercilessly at a brick kiln in Andrha Pradesh…
Surat: Fifteen migrant labourers from Rajasthan sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat’s Surat district died on Tuesday after a truck ran over them, police said. The tragedy took place near Kosamba village, around 60 km from Surat, police said. The truck driver, who apparently lost control over the vehicle after hitting a sugarcane laden tractor, […]
Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the State government on strict enforcement of laws to curb the trafficking of people to and from Odisha to work as migrant labourers, the illegal activities continue unabated in the district. In another such case, as many as 29 migrant workers including eight children and 11 women were rescued […]
Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the government on enforcement of strict laws to curb trafficking of migrant labourers to and from Odisha, the illegal activities continue unabated in many parts of the State. As many as 21 migrant labourers including four women and 17 men were rescued from Kantabanji railway station while they were […]
Soro: A bus which was supposed to ferry migrant workers back to Tamil Nadu from Balasore District, Soro has been halted by the local village Sarpanch. The bus has come all the way from the southern state to pick migrant workers. According to sources, the bus didn’t have a Covid travel pass and was carrying […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to enable the migrant workers return to their respective outstation workplaces, the Railways will run special trains from Odisha starting today. According to Railways sources, these trains will start from Khordha Road to Gujarat and will halt at Berhampur station in Ganjam, one of the worst COVID-19 affected districts in the […]
Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood on Monday announced that he is offering accommodation to 20,000 migrant workers in Noida. The actor, who was in the national spotlight for his work in helping migrants reach their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, shared the news on Instagram. Sood, 47, also said these workers have also been provided jobs […]
Jajpur: Despite State government’s tall claims of providing employment to scores of people who returned to Odisha from other States due to the pandemic lockdown, a whopping 74,000 construction workers in Jajpur district are reportedly yet to receive the assistance announced by the government. Keeping the pandemic in view, the Odisha government, in April, had […]
Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood is now all set to come up with a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers reach their hometowns during the Covid lockdown. “The past three and half months have been a kind of a life-changing experience for me, living with the migrants for 16 to 18 hours a day […]
New Delhi: Village, villagers and migrants – the tone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Rs 50,000 cr Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan – a rural mega job scheme targeted at returnee migrant workers was loud and clear. Hailing the role played by villages in successfully containing the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister […]
Lucknow/Bhubaneswar: Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the biggest contributor to employment generation in the country. The state has ensured employment to more than 57 lakh unskilled workers who are now engaged in various projects under MGNREGS, State Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi said. With 57.2 lakh people involved in one or the other project, […]
New Delhi: As the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked states to send migrant workers back to their native places within 15 days, the Indian Railways said it could provide the Shramik special trains within 24 hours of the receipt of request from state governments. “Indian Railways is committed to continue providing comfortable and safe movement […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday airlifted 180 migrant workers from Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its efforts to bring back all stranded Odias from different parts of the country, officials said. A special Air Asia flight carrying the migrants from Port Blair airport landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Special […]
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 […]
New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transportation of stranded migrant workers between states, which will designate nodal authorities and make necessary arrangements for receiving and sending them, amid the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown. While issuing the revised SOP, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said for running ‘Shramik’ special trains, […]
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 […]
Nayagarh: Yet again, a Block Development Officer (BDO) has courted controversy, this time allegedly by beating a man with a stick after the latter reportedly requested to clear his pending bills. The latest government official in question is Nayagarh’s Nuagaon BDO Pramod Dalbehera. As per the allegations, one Jitendra Pradhan had engaged his private vehicle […]
Bhubaneswar: Even since the Indian Railway started operating Shramik Special trains, more than 10 lakh migrant workers have reached their home State. An official of the Indian Railways said that it has ferried more than 10 lakh stranded people since May 1 in over 800 Shramik Special trains. Among these, 37 trains have reached Odisha […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the video of Baliapal Block Development Officer (BDO) verbally abusing the migrant workers went viral on social media, the state Panchayati Raj Department on Thursday said that an enquiry has been initiated through Balasore Collector and necessary action would be taken based on his report. Speaking to media, the department Minister […]
By Sandeep Sahu The exponential growth of Corona positive cases in the state over the last few days has expectedly raised an outcry against the government decision to bring back lakhs of migrant workers from Odisha stranded in big cities in other states due to the nationwide lockdown that has already lasted more than a […]
Kolkata: The Centre-state debate over the issue of bringing back thousands of migrant workers to West Bengal reached a new flashpoint on Saturday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah writing a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee complaining that the Centre was not getting the “expected support” from her state government in bringing back stranded […]
New Delhi: The Indian Railways, which has started Shramik Specials to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists, has in eight days operated 251 trains and transported over 2.6 lakh people. A senior Railway Ministry official said that on Friday, the national transporter has operated 43 trains and 10 more trains are planned […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after reporting the highest single-day count of 34 cases of SARS-nCoV infection, Odisha on Friday saw 26 more such cases, a steep rise for second day running, taking the State’s overall COVID tally to 245. Thanks to massive influx of migrants, Ganjam district continues to cause worries for Odisha reporting 19 new […]
Aurangabad: At least 16 migrant labourers have died after a goods train ran over a group of workers asleep on the railway tracks early on Friday in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad. The home-bound exhausted lot were run over between Jalna and Aurangabad, officials said. A Railway Ministry official told IANS: “At least 14 people died on the […]
Bhubaneswar: With the rise in the influx of migrant workforce from other States to Odisha amid the nationwide lockdown, the scourge of COVID-19 seems to be getting steeper in some districts like Ganjam which has been declared a Red Zone. While the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 positive cases as […]
Bhubaneswar: As migrants had started to return to Odisha, the state government had arranged around 500,000 beds to provide Covid-19 health services and quarantine of returnees in rural areas, Panchayati Raj Secretary D.K. Singh said here on Wednesday. About 12,000 temporary medical camps have been readied in 6,798 panchayats with all basic facilities. Sanitation and […]
Berhampur: They said they would starve to death if the State government doesn’t facilitate their homecoming. Desperate measures were taken to bring these stranded migrant workers back, and the rest is history. A district which obeyed every rule in the book to stay away from the novel coronavirus (n-CoV), suddenly seems to be on the […]
New Delhi: The BJP said on Monday the railways has subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for special trains being run to transport migrant workers and the state government has to pay the remaining 15 per cent, soon after the Congress attacked the central government over the issue. The state government concerned can also […]
New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to return home. Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement announced the party’s decision and said this would be the Congress’ […]