The second wave of the pandemic has doubled the woes of marginalised individuals and the migrant labourers stranded outside.
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 […]
By Sandeep Sahu [My sincere apologies at the very outset. The time for this particular piece was yesterday, which was the 84th Utkala Dibasa (the day Odisha was born as India’s first linguistic state back in 1936). But the issues it discusses, in my view, will remain relevant not just a day after D Day, […]
Bhubaneswar: Scaling up the process of emergency services for the stranded, Odisha government on Tuesday mentioned that it has extended help to as many as 40,000 Odia migrant workers stranded in different States due to nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. Following a high-level meeting here, Principal Secretary in the Home department, Sanjiv Chopra, informed, “The control room […]
Bhubaneswar: Six of the 18 Odia migrant workers stranded in Dubai have returned to Odisha today following intervention by BJP National Vice President Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. As per reports, after the return of the labourers Kalia Jena, Pabitra Mallick, Tuna Mallick, Dibakar Nahaka, Raju Gauda and Santanu Palai, their family members have thanked Jay Panda. […]