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Day May 17, 2020

India – Breaking down of Atmanirbhar package

Covid-19 India Economic Package: Much of the May 12 Atmanirbhar package of Prime Minister Narendra Modi totaling Rs 20 lakh crore and elaborated over the last five days by Sitharaman has been liquidity driven, with little burden on the exchequer…. Continue Reading →

Modi Ji Why No ‘Atmasamman’ for the Disabled

National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) The final tranche of the Central Government’s so-called Covid stimulus package has been unveiled today. Like it belied all other deprived sections of the Indian population, so also in the case… Continue Reading →

Muzaffar Ali- Film Gaman chronicles the plight of migrants

| Updated: May 17, 2020, Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali on his 1978 directorial debut — about a taxi driver from Uttar Pradesh in Bombay — which chronicles the plight of migrants in the big cityI was moved to read Trisha Gupta’s, Tell me how… Continue Reading →

India’s Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

The Gulf Boomerang: Their dreams gutted by the coronavirus, lakhs return from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. Here’s the story of the Non-Resident Keralites Siddharth Premkumar May 2020 One day, historians will call this the Gelded… Continue Reading →

A dad trying to reach dying son

His naked grief shook me, forced me to stop to ask: Photographer A PTI photograph of a migrant labourer on the phone in Delhi, face twisted in grief, was on the front page of newspapers and was circulated widely on… Continue Reading →

Amid tragedy, a Modi celebration

BJP’s celebratory video makes no mention of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis and dwells mostly on old schemesBy Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi Published 17.05.20, 1:48 AM The BJP on Saturday celebrated six years of the Narendra Modi government, releasing… Continue Reading →

60 year old man dies as Army claims human shield was used to attack them

A defence spokesperson in a statement stated Indian Army was receiving intelligence inputs in the last few days regarding movement and activities of NSCN (IM) cadres in Longding District. On 16 May, based on the specific input regarding presence of… Continue Reading →

Betrayed? Migrants walking towards Rajasthan ‘don’t count’ in design of New India

Migrants resting along the Gujarat-Rajasthan highway By Gagan Sethi*The other day some of us decided to go along the ghostlike highway that connects Ahmedabad with Rajasthan border. It was less than four hours ride from the Chiloda Circle to Shamlaji… Continue Reading →

A Letter of Apology to the Migrants who made our Homes & Highways

May 17, 2020, 7:00 AM IST Sagarika Ghose    Dear Jamlo Makdam, This letter of apology will never reach you. You perished last month. You were walking from a Telangana chilli farm to your home in a Chhattisgarh village. Your 12-year-old exhausted legs could… Continue Reading →

Pune- This man dies waiting for an ambulance for 3 hours

By Vicky Pathare, Pune Mirror | Updated: May 17, 2020, (Calls to 108 were made by the patient’s family, neighbours and even local cops, all in vain He sat there in a chair on the road for three hours and waited, while his… Continue Reading →

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