Left Menu
Development News Edition

Over 2.50 lakh migrant workers sent back home from Punjab

PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 19-05-2020 23:21 IST | Created: 19-05-2020 22:29 IST
Over 2.50 lakh migrant workers sent back home from Punjab
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

The Punjab government on Tuesday said it has facilitated the return of more than 2.5 lakh migrant workers to their home states with the 200th train leaving for Maharashtra from Amritsar on Tuesday. Nodal officer Vikas Pratap said another 15 trains would be leaving today.

The 200th train which was flagged off from Amritsar by Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon would take migrants to their homes in Maharashtra. "We are ensuring those wishing to go back are united with their families without any difficulty at the earliest," he said. Out of the total 215 trains, the highest 89 have gone from Ludhiana, 61 from Jalandhar, 19 from Amritsar, 16 from Patiala and 15 from Mohali. Six trains have left from Ferozepur with five from Sirhind and three from Bathinda. The highest number of trains are going to Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar and Jharkhand. The Punjab government is also sending trains to Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.



COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...


Latest News

Fire breaks out at Iranian power plant, latest in series of incidents

A fire broke out at a power station in southwestern Iran on Saturday, Iranian media reported, the latest in a string of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.The blaze, which affected a transformer in the power statio...

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

The World Health Organization WHO said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavirritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mo...

2 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in encounter in J-K's Kulgam, Army man suffers injury

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed and an Army man suffered injuries during an encounter between the ultras and security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon-an...

Rains continue to lash Mumbai, Konkan, warning for tomorrow

Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district continued to receive heavy rains on the second consecutive day on Saturday with the IMD warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the area besides rest of the North Konkan...

Give Feedback