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Why India doesn't have any data on migrant workers

Will the government wait for a new law or start counting the invisible workforce now? Somesh Jha reports. Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar caused quite a stir on social media......

Six months on, migrants caught between hope and despair

Six months after the lockdown was imposed, two dozen migrant workers were interviewed across five villages of Prayagraj. As the economy opens up, most of them are either hunting for a job or......

Migrants must not bear cost of Covid: Centre to states

Labour ministry guidelines say workers returning to cities must get housing, health insurance, facemasks.The Centre has also asked states to issue guidelines to employers to take care of the needs......

Work can wait, family can't, say stranded migrants

Daily wagers are running out of resources, including ration and cash, and the state governments might not be able to sustain their needs for a longer period of time, given the lockdown has already......

Why India may defeat coronavirus

'What is hindering us is the fear for the disease.''For those below the age of 55 years, it's a mild disease.''So take care of yourself, your family and your parents.' IMAGE: An 82-year old......

Modi's hardest task in 2021: Creating jobs

The biggest worry is not the shrinking of the labour market, but the collapse of good jobs, reports Somesh Jha. IMAGE: Workers at Lava International Limited's manufacturing plant in Noida.......

PNB ready to disburse Rs 16,000 crore in loans

'We have already sanctioned loans worth over Rs 3,000 crore to around 120,000 customers.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Punjab National Bank is confident that its balance sheet......

No question of removing labour laws'

'A proposal to do away with labour laws is not feasible.''That's why we wanted to have a dialogue with the states.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "We want to attract investments and are......

'This will lead to a law of the jungle'

'Just as coronavirus has come to us from China, this disease is also coming from that country.''India is a strong democracy and you cannot compromise on labour laws in this manner.''These changes......

'COVID-19 crisis led to Rs 4,000 crore fresh NPAs'

'So far, loans outstanding of around Rs 4 trillion, out of the total Rs 7.5 trillion, have been postponed.' Punjab National Bank's integration with the Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United......

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