COVID-19 in India
The mendacity of Modi govt.’s ‘rescue package’

Which other government would have passed off a slew of concessions to foreign and domestic monopolists as a “rescue package” for the people of the country?

Indian migrant workers killed in road accident while returning home

24 laborers who were on their way home from India’s capital city of New Delhi were killed when a truck carrying migrant workers rammed the vehicle they were on

Trade unions, left parties slam move by Indian State governments to freeze labor laws

The States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, all of which are ruled by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, have issued a number of ordinances exempting employers from following labor laws that protect workers’ jobs and wages

No greater hypocrisy than Indian Govt’s pronouncements on migrants: Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government’s failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic

Dispatches from India Ep 9: Gas leak in south Indian city

In this episode of Dispatches from India, we take a look at the gas leak in the south Indian city of Visakhapatnam, the situation of drivers in Kashmir due to COVID-19 and the ‘Bois Locker Room’ issue.

Migrant workers COVID India Karnataka State government concedes unions’ demands, allows migrants to return home

The State government had earlier decided to seek a halt to special train services for migrant workers from other States to return home amid the COVID-19 crisis. This was after a meeting with real estate developers who reportedly said they want to retain the laborers for construction work

Dispatches from India Ep 8: Arrests during the time of lockdown

In this episode of Dispatches from India, we look at arrests by the police in India of people on charges of being involved in the Delhi riots of February

In India, lockdown is being used to attack workers’ rights

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown

In India, migrant laborers bear the brunt of informality, government apathy and lockdown

Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during ‘normal’ times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs

Around the World in 8 minutes: Colombians protest state negligence

Protests in Colombia against the negligence of the government were repressed by security personnel. The protesters who are victims of internal displacement demanded that the state deliver on its promises.

In India, workers are being sucked into a game of death

Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.

Following pressure from doctors, India passes law to protect healthcare workers

The law was passed after the Indian Medical Association gave a call for protests against the rising attacks on and harassment of doctors who are treating COVID-19 patients.

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