The Great Abandonment: the extraordinary exodus of India’s migrant labourers

In 2020, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced one of the harshest Covid lockdowns in the world, causing nearly 200 million migrant labourers to be stranded without wages, food and housing. Many undertook long journeys to return to their …

The Great Abandonment: the extraordinary exodus of India’s migrant labourers – video

In 2020, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced one of the harshest Covid lockdowns in the world, causing nearly 200 million migrant labourers to be stranded without wages, food and housing. Many undertook long journeys to return to their …

Sunak hints he will slow down progress on India trade deal

Prime minister says UK should not sacrifice quality for speed as he seeks to improve terms at G20 talksRishi Sunak has hinted he will slow down progress on the India trade deal to improve its terms, saying the UK should not “sacrifice quality for speed…

Ukraine war to take centre stage at UN as west and Russia vie for support

The general assembly is expected to see fresh tussles over future of Ukraine, as well as the threats of famine and the climate crisis in the global southThe UN general assembly summit this week will be dominated by a struggle – between the US and its a…

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