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On February 7, Amritpal Singh, 31, a carpenter from Amritsar, and his associate, Rohit Masih, 27, were targeted in a terrorist attack in Kashmir.
There are several clusters across Kashmir where migrant workers are or non-local government employees live in rented accommodations or in government accommodations, including the migrant Kashmiri pandits who are working in the Valley on various posts.
The Western Railway in Mumbai is testing a dual display information screen to be installed outside ticket booths, aiming to prevent passengers from being overcharged. The screen will show journey information and total fare, making the booking process more transparent for passengers. This measure is especially aimed at labourers and migrant workers who often end up paying more at ticket counters. The screen will also be used for information and advertisement purposes. The railway authorities hope that this system will help curb incidents of passengers being overcharged.
Most migrants arrive in the city seeking escape from extreme poverty and the lack of opportunities. But once here, they encounter precarious working and living conditions, and often, the cost of fuelling the dreams of a new city by paying with their lives due to lack of safety measures
Sukhram Bediya, Anil Bediya, and Rajendra Bediya, natives of Jharkhand’s Khirabera, were among the 41 workers rescued from the collapsed Uttarakhand tunnel on Tuesday
Published on Nov 29, 2023 12:17 PM IST