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India wants to make its cities more pedestrian-friendly after coronavirus lockdown 21.6.2020 Scroll.in
The Union government has recommended earmarking three markets in each city by June 30.
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Indian army says 20 soldiers killed in border clashes with China 16.6.2020 Reuters: South Asia News
The Indian army said on Tuesday that 20 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas.
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India says China unilaterally tried to change status quo at disputed border site 16.6.2020 Reuters: World News
India's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the face-off that led to the deaths of three Indian troops along its disputed border with China was a result of an attempt by Beijing "to unilaterally change the status quo there".
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A story of swollen feet: The physical toll of walking home during lockdown 14.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The journeys made by migrant workers in the past two months belong in the history books.
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Number of U.S. air passengers fell 96% in April to historic low - government 10.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
U.S. airlines carried 3 million passengers in April, a staggering 96% decline from April 2019 amid the coronavirus pandemic and flight restrictions, the Transportation Department said on Wednesday.
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Cathay Pacific plans to repay Hong Kong government over 3 to 5 years 10.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said it expects to repay the Hong Kong government for HK$19.5 billion ($2.52 billion) of preference shares over a three to five year period.
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Provide Essential Items To Migrants Walking Home: Centre Tells Top Court 6.6.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Central government has submitted before the Supreme Court that migrant labourers, who were found walking to their homes, were shifted to the nearest railway stations and essential items including...
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Lockdown: SC proposes transportation of all stranded migrants in 15 days, reserves order for June 9 5.6.2020 Scroll.in
The top court said it will pass directions for registration of migrant workers who have returned to their respective states.
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Coronavirus: Telangana sees a surge in cases, health department blames lockdown relaxations 3.6.2020 Scroll.in
The state has so far recorded 2,891 cases, but the Centre has reported 1,273 infections.
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Migrant crisis: Some workers ‘lost patience’ and started walking, claims Amit Shah 2.6.2020 Scroll.in
The home minister claimed there were some unwanted incidents for five to six days but the Centre then provided all facilities to the migrants.
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Across India, lockdown forced women to make perilous journeys home. Some never made it 30.5.2020 Scroll.in
Some are still stranded far away from home.
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As focus intensifies on migrant workers’ woes, Centre tells SC that critics are ‘prophets of doom’ 28.5.2020 Scroll.in
Four contentions by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday that do not stand the test of logic.
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Don't charge migrants for bus/train back home, says SC 28.5.2020 Rediff: News
The apex court, which passed interim directions, said all migrant workers who are stranded at various places shall be provided food by concerned states and Union Territories (UTs) at places which shall be publicised and notified to them for the period they are waiting for their turn to board a train or a bus.
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Migrant workers must not be charged for train or bus fare, states should provide meals, rules SC 28.5.2020 Scroll.in
The top court observed that there were several lapses in the process of registration and transportation of workers.
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Migrant crisis: Video shows toddler trying to wake up dead mother at Muzaffarpur railway station 27.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The child’s mother died of extreme heat, hunger and dehydration on Monday.
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SC takes cognisance of migrants' miseries 26.5.2020 Rediff: News
Referring to various media reports showing the 'unfortunate and miserable conditions' of migrant labourers walking on foot and cycling long distances after the lockdown, the top court issued notices to the Centre, the states and union territories and sought their replies by May 28.
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Coronavirus lockdown: SC takes note of migrants’ plight, says there have been ‘inadequacies, lapses’ 26.5.2020 Scroll.in
The Supreme Court said it will hear the matter on May 28 and issued notices to the central and state governments.
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What contemporary India could learn from 18-century Rajput states about helping distressed migrants 25.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Rulers exempted citizens from paying taxes, funded public workers, offered agricultural loans and instructed moneylender to refrain from calling in loans.
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UK PM Johnson gives adviser Cummings his 'full support' 23.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given his full support to his senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms.
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SEE: Safar, a moving video on the migrants' long march 23.5.2020 Rediff: News
'I have dedicated the video to the kindest people of this great nation.'
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