The youth, identified as, Bishnu Prasad Dakua had released a video on social media seeking help of the State Government for his repatriation.
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 […]