Tag: Odia Migrants

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Odia Migrants With Distress And Despair

With the surging of Corona graphs in India, fearing the long term lockdown and loosing livelihood, thousands of Odia migrants across country are returning to their home towns with distress…

366 Stranded Migrants Leave For Odisha On Three Special Flights From Jammu

Jammu/Bhubaneswar: As many as 366 stranded migrants left for Odisha on three special flights from Jammu on Sunday, thanking the Naveen Patnaik government and the Jammu and Kashmir administration for making arrangements for their return, officials said here. The migrants, mostly labourers, were picked up in State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) buses from various parts […]

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Girl Dies Onboard Shramik Special Train In Odisha

Bolangir: An 18-year-old girl onboard a Shramik special train died while returning to Odisha from Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning. The deceased identified RadhaKhara hailed from Boipariguda area of Koraput district. The government railway police (GRP) and railway protection force (RPF) personnel recovered the body at 6.10 AM after the train reached Bolangir station today morning. […]

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 […]

Column: Why Bringing Back Migrant Workers Was The Right Decision

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 […]

COVID-19: Five Trains With Stranded Migrants From 3 States To Arrive In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Supreme Court of India issued a stay on the Orissa High Court order that prohibited the entry of people into the State of Odisha without COVID-19 test, as many as five different trains carrying migrants people from outside states are scheduled to arrive in Odisha. While 3 trains carrying stranded […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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. […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: First Lot Of Odia Migrants From Surat Reach Odisha After 60-Hour Journey

Ganjam: As many as 217 Odia migrants who were stuck in Gujarat’s Surat amid the nationwide lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak have finally arrived in Ganjam today after a journey of over 60 hours. As per reports, the first lot of stranded migrants from Surat boarded in four buses on Monday and reached Seragad and Dharakot […]