• UP asks developers to absorb migrant workers in expressway projects 30 May 2020 14:20 The Uttar Pradesh government today directed the private developers of the flagship Purvanchal Expressway, estimated to cost Rs 23,000 crore, to provide employment to lockdown-hit migrant workers returning from other states. The construction of the 340-km …
  • 54 districts account for 50% migrantion, 44 in UP, Bihar 30 May 2020 10:35 New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Just 54 districts account for half the male migration in the country and 44 of these districts are in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Of the 54 districts, 24 are in Uttar Pradesh and 20 in Bihar. To put the staggering numbers in …
  • A home away from home 30 May 2020 02:29 Express News Service CHENNAI: Kalyan Mandal and family just had their most-expensive auto ride in their whole life, but they are still hopeful of getting back home to Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Sitting inside the St Joseph’s Anglo Indian Boys’ school premises …
  • Covid-19 surge returns to Kanpur city after 27 days 30 May 2020 02:06 Picture used for representational purpose only LUCKNOW: After a gap of nearly four weeks, Kanpur recorded a spike in Covid-19 cases. Of the 275 new patients reported across the state in 24 hours, 26 were from Kanpur. The last surge in the state’s …
  • 30 new Covid cases in Kashi, 3 other dists 29 May 2020 23:33 Quarantine notice being pasted outside a house in a village of Varanasi Varanasi: The number of Covid-19 cases continued to surge as 30 new coronavirus positive cases were reported in four districts — Varanasi, Azamgarh, Ballia and Bhadohi on Friday. While …
  • Migrant woes: The 16 on trains who’ll never make it to home 29 May 2020 02:45 Express News Service PATNA/LUCKNOW/RANCHI: More than 3,800 Shramik special trains, started on May 1, have transported 50 lakh migrant workers to their homes. Their lives torn apart by penury, hunger and uncertainty on account of the sudden lockdown …
  • Over 12L migrants given MNREGS cards in state 28 May 2020 23:00 Migrants arrive in Prayagraj via special train on Thursday Lucknow: More than 12 lakh people have been issued new job cards in the state under the Centre’s flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) since the nationwide …
  • UP man, wife killed for not paying house rest 28 May 2020 04:50 Azamgarh (UP), May 28 (IANS) An auto parts dealer and his wife were shot by the son of their landlord in Atlas Tank locality under the City Kotwali police circle in Azamgarh district on Monday night. The couple was admitted to the district hospital and …
  • On way home, nine dead in Shramik Specials in 48 hours 27 May 2020 23:23 A railway official provides drinking water to migrants, at a railway station in Jabalpur. (PTI) At least nine passengers on board Shramik Special trains to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were found dead in the last 48 hours, officials and relatives of the …
  • Two Shramik train passengers found dead in Varanasi 27 May 2020 11:23 Varanasi/New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two passengers of a Shramik special train from Mumbai were found dead when it reached Manduadih railway station in Varanasi on Wednesday morning. The bodies were found by railway staff when other passengers had got off …
  • UP to expedite three varsities’ construction 27 May 2020 01:17 Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to expedite the setting up of three upcoming state universities in Aligarh, Azamgarh and Saharanpur. Presiding over a meeting of officials from higher education, revenue, finance, along …
  • Lockdown effect: Bail pleas of those booked under sedition, UAPA stuck 25 May 2020 23:48 Since the nationwide lockdown began more than two months ago, courts are hearing only “urgent” cases, with lawyers supposed to make a case for urgency.(File) With courts across the country hearing only “urgent cases” through video-conferencing in view of …
  • UP: Trader, wife shot dead by landlord's son 25 May 2020 13:40 Representational image VARANASI: An auto parts trader and his wife were killed after the son of their landlord sprayed them with bullets in Atlas Tank locality under the limits of City Kotwali police station in Azamgarh district on Monday. Superintendent …
  • UP: Another 254 cases, uptick in Noida, Meerut 24 May 2020 23:42 The highest cases were reported from Noida, where at least 17 people tested positive. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) At least 254 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total Covid-19 cases in the state to 6,268 on …
  • Corona pattern shifts, moves towards eastern Uttar Pradesh 24 May 2020 11:34 Image Source : AP Migrant laborers arrive in their home town Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh state amid risk of spread of coronavirus. The corona pandemic in Uttar Pradesh is now shifting patterns. Apart from cities like Lucknow, Kanpur in central Uttar Pradesh …
  • UPSRTC team uses Google translator to understand a man's plight 24 May 2020 11:33 Representative image LUCKNOW: UPSRTC officers used Google translator to help a labourer reach his home in Vijaywada. The man, Vijay Pillai, who worked as a labourer in Kozhikode, Kerala had, by mistake, boarded a train to UP instead of a train to his …
  • UP govt set to launch Ganga Expressway project, to cost Rs 30,000 crore 24 May 2020 11:00 Even as three expressway projects totalling over Rs 42,500 crore are under different stages of construction, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to launch another mega project - Ganga Expressway. Nodal agency, UP Expressway Industrial Development …
  • IPS officer walks down the crime trail in UP (IANS Special) 24 May 2020 10:40 Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) An IPS officer has embarked upon a crime trail in UP, reliving milestones of almost three decades that changed the face of crime and politics – and also its relationship. Bareilly DIG Rajesh Pandey has started a YouTube channel in …
  • Corona pattern shifts, moves towards eastern UP 24 May 2020 06:29 Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) The corona pandemic in Uttar Pradesh is now shifting patterns. Apart from cities like Lucknow, Kanpur in central Uttar Pradesh and Ghaziabad and Greater Noida in the western part of the state that continue to throw up new cases every …
  • 2,600 more Shramik Specials in 10 days: Railways 23 May 2020 21:09 A Shramik Special train leaves Hubbali for Azamgarh on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Twitter/ @SWRRLY) The Railways has planned 2,600 Shramik Specials for the next 10 days after running a similar number over 23 days. Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said …
  • 11 Karnataka special trains ferry 16,972 migrants home 23 May 2020 20:55 Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has run 11 Shramik special trains to transport 16,972 migrants back home to five states, an official said on Saturday. “First Shramik special train from SWR left Hassan at 2 p.m. carrying 1,520 …
  • With 14 fatalities, COVID-19 death toll climbs to 152 in Uttar Pradesh; cases 5,735 23 May 2020 07:48 Image Source : AP FILE With 14 fatalities and 220 fresh cases reported on Friday, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 152 in Uttar Pradesh, while the number of cases climbed to 5,735, officials said here.   "The total number of cases reported in …
  • Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 104 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 5,619 23 May 2020 05:12 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 104 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 5,619 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 5,619 after 104 new cases were reported on Friday, out of which 3,238 have so far recovered and have …
  • Migrant woes: AAP MP Sanjay Singh hits out at ‘anti-poor’ BJP-led central government 23 May 2020 05:11 By Express News Service NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party advocate Sanjay Singh on Friday attacked the BJP-led Central government for putting a price cap on flights and not starting enough trains to transport migrant workers back home. Accusing the Centre of …
  • In crisis, Mumbai's young guns, Sarfaraz, Yashasvi, bat for the poor 23 May 2020 04:41 MUMBAI: In normal circumstances, they would have been displaying their talent for their franchises in front of packed houses in IPL-13. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdown has seen two of Mumbai’s most talented young batsmen — …
  • Covid-19 suspect dies at Azamgarh hospital 23 May 2020 01:23 Varanasi: A Covid-19 suspect died at the district hospital of Azamgarh on Friday. The man and his son were quarantined in shelter home after returning from Delhi. According to reports, the father-son duo, resident of Atrauliya area, were quarantined at the …
  • 10 Karnataka special trains ferry 13,233 migrants home 22 May 2020 21:34 Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone has run 10 Shramik special trains to transport 13,233 migrants back home to five states, in central, north and east India, an official said on Friday. “First Shramik special train from SWR left …
  • Opinion | Centre now faces a Catch-22 situation on return of migrants 22 May 2020 11:03 Image Source : INDIA TV Aaj Ki Baat May 21 episode The COVID-19 pandemic surge continues with 5,864 new cases reported on Thursday bringing the total to 1,16,744 cases across India. 48,258 patients have recovered so far. This is the fifth daily peak …
  • Covid cases soar with migrants’ influx, more L1 hosps being set up in districts 22 May 2020 01:40 Police and RAF personnel carrying out route march in Lullapura area Varanasi: The massive spurt in Covid-19 cases in surrounding districts of Varanasi, especially among migrant workers coming from Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat, has pushed panic button in …
  • At least 1,230 migrant workers test positive for coronavirus in UP, Barabanki becomes new hotspot 21 May 2020 17:13 By PTI LUCKNOW: With over 20 lakh migrant workers returning to Uttar Pradesh in last few days, the state, specially its eastern part, on Thursday saw a quantum jump in the COVID-19 cases, with overall 1,230 people testing positive, including 95 in …
  • UP fast-tracks expressway projects to create jobs for returning migrants 21 May 2020 11:29 The Uttar Pradesh government will raise bank loans totalling Rs 9,275 crore to part fund two mega expressway projects. The two infrastructure projects – Bundelkhand Expressway and Gorakhpur Link Expressway – are estimated to cost Rs 15,000 crore and Rs 4, …
  • Eastern UP districts see spurt in corona cases 21 May 2020 10:56 Representational Image BARABANKI/ LUCKNOW: Several eastern Uttar Pradesh districts have witnessed a spurt in cases of coronavirus infection amid the return of migrant workers with Barabanki emerging as a new Covid-19 hotspot after detection of 95 new …
  • A family returns to UP: ‘apni sabse keemti cheez kho kar jaa rahe hain…’ 21 May 2020 08:52 Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Published: May 21, 2020 1:44:46 pm Savita with her sons at Ludhiana railway station, Wednesday. Her husband committed suicide on May 9 after allegedly failing to get ration for family. Express photo 12 days after her …
  • In UP, 1,000 new Covid-19 cases added in last 5 days — sharpest till date 21 May 2020 07:26 Four more Covid-19 patients died — two in Parayagraj and one each in Meerut and Gorakhpur — in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh breached 5,000 mark on Wednesday and reached 5,220 with 294 cases reported in the last …
  • Delhi: Before train ride, endless lines at screening centres 20 May 2020 20:25 Written by Ananya Tiwari | New Delhi | Updated: May 21, 2020 1:24:46 am Migrants wait near a registration centre near Mayur Vihar, Wednesday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Standing for hours in the heat, hundreds of migrant labourers and their families …
  • Over 1.95 lakh migrants from Bihar, 1.84 lakh from UP to return home from Delhi 20 May 2020 16:26 New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday confirmed an IANS report that more than four lakh people have registered at the Delhi government’s website for going home and transportation being arranged for around 65,000 …
  • 11 special trains chug out of city rly stn 20 May 2020 02:57 Ludhiana: Eleven special trains left the city railway station with 12,000 migrant labourers on board for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Due to increase in number of passengers, railway has to pitch in most of its ticket checking staff in work of …
  • Gzb closes Ramlila grounds, shifts workers 40km away 20 May 2020 02:55 Ghaziabad: A day after 14,000 migrant workers thronged two Ramlila grounds in Ghaziabad, the district administration changed its strategy for ferrying those headed for Bihar and UP. On Monday night, the two Ramlila grounds were sealed and the workers who …
  • Caught on camera: SP leader, son shot dead in Sambhal 19 May 2020 20:34 In the 2 minute 30 second long video that was shot during the incident, two men with rifles are seen arguing with a group of men. Several others can be seen standing alongside a mud road. (Source: Twitter/@samajwadiparty) A Samajwadi Party leader and …
  • No permission needed for holding marriage functions: Ludhiana DC 19 May 2020 19:15 Image used for representational purpose only LUDHIANA: District magistrate-cum-deputy commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal on Tuesday said according to the directions of the Punjab government, there is no need to take any special permission for organising …
  • Cases touch 1,01,139; India records 0.2 deaths per lakh population 19 May 2020 15:44 Migrants rest for the night at Ghazipur along the Delhi Uttar Pradesh border Coronavirus India update: India has recorded 0.2 COVID-19 deaths per lakh population as against the global figure of 4.1, the Health Ministry said as the number of fatalities due …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, 19 May: No taxis, hair salons in Maharashtra’s red zones; 500 new cases in Delhi in 24 hrs 19 May 2020 13:42 Migrants rest for the night at Ghazipur along the Delhi Uttar Pradesh border Coronavirus India update: Over three months after the first infection was detected in the country, the coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 lakh mark. Of the 101,139 cases, 58 …
  • 3 killed as car rams into mini-truck in UP 19 May 2020 12:29 Representative image AZAMGARH: Three people were killed and two others injured when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary mini-truck in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district on Tuesday, police said. Two students were among the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, 19 May: 15 migrants killed in separate road accidents; Ramvilas Paswan’s office sealed 19 May 2020 08:04 Migrants rest for the night at Ghazipur along the Delhi Uttar Pradesh border Coronavirus India update: Over three months after the first infection was detected in the country, the coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 lakh mark. Of the 101,139 cases, 58 …
  • Transporting migrants: 5 more killed, UP CM orders cops to intensify patrol on highways 19 May 2020 04:45 Ravi, a vegetable vendor in Gurgaon, Haryana, travels with eight others in a cart pulled by a motorbike. The vehicle broke down in Lucknow on Sunday and he had to spend Rs 2,000 for repairs. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav) Two days after the Auraiya …
  • Punjab: As Captain’s SMS asks them to be patient, migrants say ‘dhairya rakhte rakhte sadak par aa gaye…’ 19 May 2020 03:14 Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Published: May 19, 2020 6:08:52 am Migrant laborers show the SMS sent to them on behalf of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh as they wait outside Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana Monday. (Photo: Divya Goyal) It is 38 …
  • Kashi Covid tally crosses 100 mark, 9 new cases in adjoining districts 19 May 2020 00:38 Varanasi: With the detection of five new cases of Covid-19, Varanasi tally crossed the mark of 100 while nine more infected persons, including four in Mirzapur, two in Azamgarh and Sonbhadra each and one in Jaunpur district, were detected on Monday. After …
  • 5 lakh new MNREGS cards issued amid migrant influx 19 May 2020 00:17 Window of hope: People wave from a Shramik train in Moradabad on Monday Lucknow: In an indication that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is turning into a job spinner amid influx of migrants into the state, rural …
  • 11 more spl trains leave with 12,000 migrants 19 May 2020 00:16 Ludhiana: The railway authorities have increased their efforts to run more special trains from the city railway station with 11 trains laving the city station with more than 12,000 migrant labourers on board for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, on Monday here. The …
  • Flight brings back locals stranded in UK 19 May 2020 00:15 Varanasi: An Air India flight brought 82 citizens of Varanasi, including women and children, back to their city on Monday after remaining stranded in UK for months due to COVID-19 lockdown. They were sent to 14-day quarantine in different hotels. The LBS …
  • Two migrants killed as SUV with 20 people turns turtle in UP 18 May 2020 22:14 The vehicle,a Bolero, was on its way to Azamgarh from Delhi. Adityanath has announced financial aid of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured. (File Photo) TWO DAYS after the Auraiya accident that led to the death of 27 …
  • With 141 new cases Uttar Pradesh coronavirus tally crosses 4,605; death toll at 118 18 May 2020 21:00 By PTI LUCKNOW: Six more persons died of COVID-19 and 141 tested positive for infection on Monday, raising the fatalities till date to the disease to 118 and infected cases to 4,605 in Uttar Pradesh, said officials. "A total of 4,605 cases have been …
  • 9 special Karnataka train ferry 13,381 migrants home 18 May 2020 20:02 Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone operated nine special trains to ferry 13,381 migrants back home to five north Indian states, an official said on Monday. “Monday’s first Shramik special train left from Hubli to Basti in Uttar …
  • UP: Two migrants killed, 20 injured as vehicle carrying them overturns on Agra-Lucknow expressway 18 May 2020 17:25 Representative image UNNAO: Two migrant labourers were on Monday killed and 20 others injured when the vehicle carrying them from Delhi to Azamgarh overturned in Behda Mujawar area on the Agra-Lucknow expressway, police said. The incident occurred near …
  • Coronavirus India updates, May 18: Cases near a lakh; Karnataka bans entry of people from 4 states 18 May 2020 15:05 A child is seen resting on the luggage of the migrant labourers. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) Coronavirus India Updates: On day one of the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus disease, the number of infections in the …
  • Migrants called for medical screening accuses officials of mismanagement 18 May 2020 14:55 New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday called several people for medical screening at a school in East Delhi before they were to board trains to go to their native places, with migrant workers and students accusing the authorities of …
  • UP: New infection in 200s again, eight more die 18 May 2020 04:56 For the second consecutive day, the number of fresh coronavirus cases in the state crossed 200 – 203 on Saturday and 208 on Sunday – taking the cumulative cases to 4,464. This is one of the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day in the …
  • Over one lakh people leave for home from Karnataka 17 May 2020 22:42 By Express News Service BENGALURU: The 73rd Shramik Special train for migrants chugged off from Chikkabanawar railway station in Bangalore Railway Division to Jaipur, Rajasthan on Sunday. The 1,511 passengers on board helped the South Western Railway Zone …
  • 1 lakh migrants left Karnataka in special trains 17 May 2020 18:24 Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Over a lakh stranded migrants including distressed workers, women, children and others travelled from Karnataka to their native places in various states across the country in special trains run by the zonal South Western Railway ( …
  • Karnataka COVID-19 wrap: CM calls meeting tomorrow on new lockdown rules; online classes not allowed for KG kids 17 May 2020 17:05 A Shramik Special train leaves Hubbali for Azamgarh on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Twitter/ @SWRRLY) Minutes after the Centre issued guidelines on extending the nationwide lockdown till May 31, Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa called for a meeting to discuss …
  • A tale of two friends; 'Didi Kitchens' to continue in Jharkhand and more 17 May 2020 16:10 Migrants at Chandigarh Railway Station for their onward journey to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh With nearly 5,000 new cases, India on Sunday reported its biggest spike, taking the total number of infections close …
  • Live: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till May 31 17 May 2020 13:07 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Taking the total number of cases to 11,224. There are 6971 active cases in the state now. The death toll stands at 78. Lockdown extended till May 31 While the detailed guidelines on easing of restrictions were …
  • Toll crosses 100, UP sees highest 1-day spike in cases 17 May 2020 06:37 At a Lucknow market. (PTI photo) With 30 deaths due to the novel coronavirus reported in the last one week, the death toll on Saturday touched the three-digit mark at 104 in Uttar Pradesh — the seventh state to do so. The state’s Covid mortality rate is 2. …
  • In MP, eight more migrants die in mishaps 17 May 2020 00:19 Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: May 17, 2020 4:29:42 am A group of 20 migrants had boarded the truck at Bhopal and were on their way to Sidharth Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. (Representational) Madhya Pradesh on Saturday witnessed yet another …
  • COVID-19 death toll crosses 100-mark in UP, cases rise to 4,258 16 May 2020 20:03 By PTI LUCKNOW: Nine COVID-19 patients died and 203 more people tested positive for the disease in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 4,258 in the state, officials said. Amid a spurt in cases, the state government on Saturday …
  • Sarfaraz distributes food packets to migrants in UP 16 May 2020 07:32 IMAGE: Sarfaraz Khan, centre, flanked by his father Naushad and younger brother Musheer. Photograph: Kind courtesy Naushad Khan Young Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who had a dream domestic season last year, is playing good Samaritan during the ongoing …
  • 2 students held for posting porn clips during online classes 11 May 2020 04:32 Image Source : PTI 2 students held for posting porn clips during online classes (Representational image) In a shocking incident, two students of class 10 posted lewd messages, porn clips and made obscene comments on the teacher during online classes. The …