Tag: Migrants

35 FIRs against attackers on migrants in Gujarat, 450 detained

Gandhinagar: Police have filed 35 complaints and detained around 450 persons for attacking the migrant community residing in Gujarat, Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said on Monday. After the rape of a toddler, there were widespread attacks on migrant labourer residents, especially from north India, believing that some from the community were responsible […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Militants attack refugee department in Afghanistan, 18 killed

Kabul: A militant attack on a provincial headquarters of the department of refugees and migrants on Tuesday left at least 18 people dead and 15 others injured, officials told the media. A first suicide attacker detonated explosives he was carrying, allowing two other militants to enter the building in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, where […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Jodhpur: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis. Most of these migrant-turned-Indian citizens were teary eyed when they got the certificates. The surroundings of the Town Hall where they were given the certificates […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Libyan navy recovers 11 bodies, rescues 283 migrants

Tripoli: The Libyan navy said it had recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 283 others in separate operations. “A coast guard patrol recovered the bodies of 11 illegal migrants and rescued 83 others who were on a rubber boat about 8 km off Sabratha coast,” Xinhua news agency quoted a navy spokesman as […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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'Migrants must embrace Aussie values if they want citizenship'

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that migrants needed to fully embrace “Australian values” if they wanted to become citizens. Speaking in parliament, Turnbull urged the opposition to pass a legislation which would result in the creation of a revamped citizenship test, reports Xinhua news agency. Under the changes proposed in April, […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Migrants’ Woes …
Migrants’ Woes …

Migrants’ exodus has started in different parts of the country with the rise of the second wave of Covid-19 Pandemic. Thousands of Migrant labourers working in the big cities of…

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
UP Becomes First State To Shortlist Migrants For Citizenship

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is all set to become the first state in the country to start the exercise of shortlisting migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, eligible for citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The exercise will also identify those who are living illegally in the state. According to additional chief secretary (home) Avanish […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
COVID19 Lockdown 3.0: Odisha Launches Operation 'Subha Yatra' To Bring Stranded Migrants By Train

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday launched operation ‘Subha Yatra’ to safely bring back people who are stranded outside the state amid the nationwide lockdown and intend to return. In the first phase, Odisha government is implementing operation ‘Subha Yatra’ in coordination with the Kerala government to bring back 1,150 migrants from various parts of Kerala. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Odisha Seeks Help Of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh For Migrants' Return

Bhubaneswar: With the stage set for the return of migrant workers and people stranded in other states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Saturday, took up the safe return of Odia migrants with BS Yediyurappa and YS Jaganmohan Reddy, his counterparts in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, respectively. Patnaik made the request during a separate […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Bus Carrying Odisha Returnees From Surat Meets With Accident, 2 Killed

Phulbani/Bhubaneswar: A bus ferrying Odia workers from Surat met with an accident near Andharkote in Kalinga Ghat on Kandhamal-Ganjam border of the State today evening. The mishap reportedly killed one person at the site while another person injured during the accident succumbed at a hospital. G Udaygiri SDPO, Jaykrushna Behera said, “Police, fire services personnel, […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Lockdown 3.0: Odisha Identifies 12 Border Checkpoints For Returning Migrants

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has identified 12 border checkpoints through which its migrants left stranded in other states due to the nationwide lockdown can enter their native state by road, an official said on Saturday. The returnees and those passing through are required to enter the state only from these points. Officials at these checkpoints, […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Exit Of Migrants: Development Commissioner SC Mohapatra To Head Odisha's Response

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday gave additional responsibilities to Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra to ensure smooth evacuation of migrant labourers of other States who have been stranded in various parts of the Odisha since the enforcement of countrywide lockdown to fight COVID-19. “SC Mohapatra, Development Commissioner-cum-additional Chief Secretary would head the overall state […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Coronavirus Live Updates: 7 New Cases Take Odisha's COVID-19 Tally To 176

Odisha reported seven more COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the State to 176, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department.

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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CM Naveen directs to increase per day COVID-19 testings to 15,000 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the Health Department authorities to increase the COVID-19 testing capacity in Odisha to 15,000 per day. The decision was taken at a review meeting held today to assess the current situation of COVID-19 in the State. Patnaik spoke to officials of different departments through […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Allow Returnees Only If They Test Negative For COVID-19 At Source: Orissa HC To Govt

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Odisha government to allow returnees to the State only if they test negative for COVID-19. The Court came up with such directive while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Narayan Chandra Jena. As per the order, Orissa High Court has asked the State […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Supreme Court Stays Orissa HC Order Barring Entry of Migrants Without COVID-19 Test

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court preventing the entry of people to Odisha without COVID-19 test. SC Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court while hearing an urgent Special Leave Petition filed by the Ministry of […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19 Lockdown: Migrants Flee After Jumping Off Shramik Special Train, 7 Nabbed

Angul: At a time when migrants are being brought to Odisha in special trains from different parts of the country, some of them jumped off a train allegedly after pulling the emergency chain near Majhika on the outskirts of Angul town last evening. While seven migrants have been caught by the police, efforts are on […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
COVID-19 Crisis: Centre To Use Rs 3,100 Crore From PM-CARES For Ventilators, Migrants' Welfare

New Delhi: The Centre allocated Rs 3,100 crore from the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund on Wednesday evening to fight against COVID-19. The bulk of it, Rs 2,000 crore, will be spent to buy ventilators, while a significant Rs 1,000 crore is being earmarked for the migrant labourers. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Hunger Crisis A Double Whammy For Migrants During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: The episode of hunger crisis driving migrant exodus in India has all but exposed a gloomy picture of how COVID-19 is leaving an ineradicable dent in the economic condition of the poorest and the most vulnerable sections of society. Odisha, which has witnessed the worst migration scenario, has been in limelight for the record […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Govt Should Focus On Releasing Money Directly Into Pockets Of People: Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: The focus of the Centre should be to feed the hungry so that they can tide through the tough situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing regional media on Saturday. Responding to a question by OTV News Editor Radhamadhab Mishra on Prime Minister Narendra […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
ICMR Revises COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Migrants With ILI Symptoms Will Be Tested Within 7 Days

New Delhi: Revising its strategy for COVID-19 testing, ICMR said on Monday that returnees and migrants who show symptoms for influenza-like illness will be tested for coronavirus infection within seven days of ailment and stressed that no emergency clinical procedure, including deliveries, should be delayed for lack of testing. The Indian Council of Medical Research […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Migrants 'Pull Chain' Of Odisha Govt's COVID Containment Measures

Bhubaneswar: Misusing the facility of alarm chain pulling is a criminal act on any given day, and particularly in the times of a pandemic when there is a threat of community transmission of COVID and even consequential deaths, worse crimes like these wherein migrants are de-boarding trains to flee, seem no less than grade-1 felonies. […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Bus Ferrying Migrants From Kerala To West Bengal Overturns In Odisha, 7 Injured

Balasore: As many as seven people were injured when a bus ferrying West Bengal-bound migrants overturned in Balasore on Saturday. The bus was carrying migrant workers who were stuck in Kerala due to the nationwide lockdown, As per reports, the bus carrying as many as 38 passengers was on its way to Kolkata when it […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Provide Jobs To Migrants, Drop Cases Against Them: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed a slew of directions to state governments and Union Territories to provide benefits for migrant workers, who returned to their native states and directed the governments to submit schemes to generate employment for the migrants, and also to withdraw cases against them for violating lockdown orders. A […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
From Odisha With Love! 11,000 'Thank You' Postcards On Way to Sonu Sood

Kendrapara: As a gesture of love and gratitude for Bollywood actor, Sonu Sood, who helped around 170 girls stranded in Kerala return to Odisha, a social organisation launched a postcard drive today. As part of the drive, 11,000 postcards with ‘Thank You’ will be sent to Sonu Sood who has been tirelessly helping stranded migrants […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Odisha Govt Planning 20 Crore MGNREGA Workdays For Employment Of Returning Migrants

Bhubaneswar: After huge influx of migrants from other States and with Coronavirus crisis still far from over, Odisha government has now planned to create around 20 crore of workdays as employment opportunities for returnees under the MGNREGA scheme. In a daily bulletin, the State government on Sunday announced that under the MGNREGA scheme, it will […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
UP Creates Maximum Employment For Migrants, What About Odisha?

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, […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
CJI Bobde Explains Why Migrants' Case Was Not Taken Up Urgently

New Delhi: Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Friday, citing migrant workers’ case, said it is not for the apex court to take up every matter at the very first instance, especially in the backdrop that facts associated with the matter differ from one state to another. The Chief Justice said, “people and lawyers’ have expressed […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Sonu Sood To Pen Book On Experience Of Helping Migrants Amid COVID Crisis

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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Odisha Netas Conspicuous In Their Absence In COVID-19 fight?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when people across Odisha are encountering numerous problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling to put their lives back on track, the absence and lack of support from their elected representatives is a glaring omission. With economic activity coming to a grinding halt, livelihoods have been endangered. The problem is […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Irregularities Arise In Distribution Of Quarantine Incentive In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government had announced to pay Rs 2,000 incentive to those completing institutional quarantine after their return from other States and outside, large-scale irregularities in the disbursement of the financial assistance have been reported from several places. In some places, migrants who completed institutional quarantine have not received the incentive even […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Opportunity Amidst Crisis: Migrants Help Co-Villagers Create 1 KM-Long Canal In Odisha

Kandhamal: Jimendra Pradhan & many of his other fellow residents of Guhibadi in Daringbadi block who once eked a handsome living outside Odisha are now jobless and staring at an uncertain future due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has never been as hard on them as the past few months. But […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Railways Generated 5.5 lakh Mandays Of Work Under GKRA In 6 States Including Odisha

New Delhi: The railways has generated more than 5.5 lakh mandays of work in six states including Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, under a central infrastructure creation-cum-livelihood generation scheme launched amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the national transporter said in a statement on Sunday. Around 165 railway infrastructure projects worth Rs 2,988 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
21 Crore Man-Days Employment Provided Under GKRA To Migrants Of Six States Including Odisha: Govt

New Delhi: Around 21 crore man-days employment has been provided under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan (GKRA) to the returnees of six states including Odisha, said an official statement on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Rural Development: “GKRA is taking action on mission mode to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Odisha To Execute Forestry Projects Worth Rs 602 Cr To Create Jobs For Migrants

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide employment to migrant workers who returned to the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government will take up forestry projects worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal, a minister said on Sunday. The government has decided to spend more funds […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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Sonu Sood Accommodates 20,000 Homeless Migrants After Providing Jobs

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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COVID-19 Lockdown: Over 8.5 Lakh Migrants Returned To Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid Covid-19 pandemic, about 8,53,777 migrants have returned to Odisha so far, State Labour minister Susanta Singh informed in the ongoing monsoon session of Odisha assembly on Tuesday. Replying to a question from Congress MLA Santosh Singh Saluja, Singh sated that the maximum Odia migrants have returned from the States of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Mohan Bhagwat Holds Meeting With Swayamsevaks, Stresses On Creating Job Opportunities For Migrants

Bhubaneswar: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday took stock of the various activities undertaken by the organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and held discussions with its leaders on ways to ensure proper rehabilitation for the migrant workers who returned to their native places, sources said. Several issues, including the crisis caused by COVID- 19, were […]

  • Friday, 09 April 2021
Flashback 2020: Countless Days Of Fear & Fury As Odisha Battles Covid-19 Pandemic

By Devbrat Patnaik Infamous among many as the ‘Chinese’ virus – the lethal Covid-19 made its way into Odisha from Italy via New Delhi in March this year. Nine months into the outbreak of the pandemic in the State, and all eyes are now on the new UK variant genome knocking at the doors of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021