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Act Now To Protect Migrant Workers

Indira Hirway We are witnessing a great humanitarian tragedy unfolding rightin front of our eyes: large groups of hungry and jobless migrant labour struggling to go homeand the police beating them left and right; many of them walkinglong distances to get home with children and a small bag of belongings on their heads; some travelling dangerously on cycles or in …

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Loss To Economy

BIDYUT KUMAR CHATTERJEE, FARIDABAD One side, fourth lockdown start with India cross one-lakh mark despite world’s biggest lockdown, on the other side, in the very next day the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has allowed all offices to run at 100 per cent capacity. Interestingly, though Covid-19 infections rose to 101139 cases, in 111 days since the first case was …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Running Of Trains No sooner had the Centre got the trains on track, people’s expectations on flying high began to soar.  Post-relaxation, trains did well to carry thousands of stranded migrants to their destinations. Both personal hygiene and social distancing were maintained to a tee without compromising on efficiency. It goes without saying that full-fledged running of trains is around the corner.  Airplanes pose problems of …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Goans Need To Introspect The slogan ‘Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarponn’ was reassuring for some time. Not anymore.  Thousands of migrants possess second voter’s card in Goa besides other cards. Who helped them – Goans. Some migrants have changed their names to Goan names.  Who allowed this to happen – Goans.  From masons to carpenters, plumbers to barbers, all are migrants. Who gave …

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Unending Misery Of Migrant Workers

Given the deplorable conditions under which they work, a rapid increase of such jobs is unlikely to meet the challenge of productive job creation Jagdish Rattanani and R K Pattnaik In the last fortnight, Union Labour and Employment Minister, Santosh Kumar Gangwar had two meetings in quick succession – one with central trade union organisations and the other with employers’ …

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Global Restructuring Forced By COVID-19

Nandkumar M Kamat A small infectious biomolecule packed with lethal information to destroy cells the COVID-19 ribonucleoprotein has caused a global paradigm shift affecting and impacting the economic, communications, social, political and cultural sectors. New administrative, economic and political models would be necessary for the global and national economies. These have to be scaled down to local levels. Scientifically and …

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Students Are Victim To This Pandemic

RAJU  RAMAMURTHY, VASCO Most of the primary students and secondary students upto ninth class were promoted to next class based on yearly assessment and internal marks. However the worst affected were X class and XII class students who were left with 2 or 3 papers to answer in their board exams. Both CBSE and state board exams could not be …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

From Pandemic To Endemic From pandemic to endemic is the latest warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the progression of the corona virus  which, according to experts in the organization  has come to stay and may never go away. There are also little hopes of a vaccine being developed, on the lines of other vaccines, to tackle illnesses …

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Combating COVID-19: Two Different Ways

Nikhila Natarajan Some 50 days ago, Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown from 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Around the same time, Donald Trump’s White House announced social distancing guidelines. Seen purely through the public communications lens, the world’s two largest democracies are a stunning contrast. Both, as also their opposite numbers other than Xi Jinping in Beijing, had at best …

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Recruiting Medical Staff On Contract Basis To Assist

ADELMO FERNANDES,  VASCO In Goa eight people including a seafarer and a family of five have tested positive for COVID-19. This could be just the beginning of a long-drawn battle against the invisible enemy. In the days to come large number of people will be entering the state. These include Goans settled in other states including students, seafarers, migrants, NRIs, …

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