Politics

The forgotten residents of Delhi’s Bhatti Mines

The forgotten residents of Delhi’s Bhatti Mi...

June 21, 2020

With nearly 50,000 residents, Bhatti Mines in south Delhi is one of the poorest localities in the capital. Yet, the residents complain that they did not receive any help from the government.

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Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

Aatmanirbhar Bharat: An idea whose time has passed

June 15, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making India entirely self-reliant risks to push India back by decades into protectionism and boost inefficiency and reduce competitivity.

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Recreating the Chinese monster

Recreating the Chinese monster

June 3, 2020

Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, China-baiters around the world have been hyperactive putting the blame for everything that’s not right with the world at Beijing’s doorstep.

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Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

May 27, 2020

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s famed INR 20 trillion bailout package delivers a blow to workers even as job losses, triggered by lockdown, rise to highest level in over 40 years.

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A day in the life of a Community Health Visitor

A day in the life of a Community Health Visitor

May 23, 2020

While doctors and nurses get into the act once a Covid-19 patient is admitted to a hospital, there are hundreds of healthcare workers at the forefront, working with the communities for early detection of Covid-19 positive patients as well as to prevent the spread of the illness.

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Helping migrants move from plate to plough

Helping migrants move from plate to plough

May 18, 2020

With millions of migrant workers heading back to their villages following the lockdown, the moment is ripe for India to go back to its roots and make villages truly self-reliant.

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Maharashtra government organises special buses for migrants

Maharashtra government organises special buses for...

May 13, 2020

For the third day running, the Maharashtra government organised over 100 buses to ferry migrants who have been blocked in Mumbai ever since the lockdown was announced nearly two months ago. The crowds had begun gathering at the junction of highway to Nashik at Majiwada in Thane c...

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First migrant special train leaves from Mumbai to Basti

First migrant special train leaves from Mumbai to ...

May 8, 2020

On the 44th day since the lockdown began, leaving millions of migrants stranded, Mumbai saw the first special train ferrying 1,140 migrants back to their homes in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh.

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Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a wall of cops in Mumbai

Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a w...

May 6, 2020

With little clarity on trains being run at long last to take millions of migrant workers stuck all over India, thousands in Mumbai decide to hit the road.

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No country for migrant workers

No country for migrant workers

May 1, 2020

The fate of millions of migrant workers across India has been hanging in the balance ever since the lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak was announced 35 days ago.

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