TN govt puts curbs at district borders, agents breach it with inter-state passes

At a time when the Tamil Nadu government has made e-passes and 14-day quarantine mandatory for inter-district travellers...

Federal Exclusive: In COVID times, sanitiser makers work without licences

The Federal conducted an experiment. After we got a tipoff from dealers in the sanitisation industry that cases of adulteration have increased, we bought random samples of sanitisers from the market and gave it for testing to know if the manufacturers adhered to norms and maintained adequate alcohol content in their products.

Forced exodus of Bangladeshis: Is it the beginning of the end?

Inside our train to Howrah, we discovered that the 59 being escorted by the police were not the only undocumented Bangladeshis with us. The unreserved compartments of the Howrah Express were also crowded with Bangladeshis workers who were heading to the border.

Mysterious case of Bangladeshis: Trafficked, hunted and now missing

The article is the second of a three-part series on the deportation of undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants to their country of origin. It recalls The Federal’s interaction with migrants who escaped the raids and are missing ever since.

The dark, long road home: Bangladeshi migrants relive horrors of cross over 

After a month-long ordeal of being herded from one place to another, a few of the 59 Bangladeshi ragpickers who were detained in raids on October 26 in Bengaluru, have finally made it home. But not the way the police promised them.

No takers for 59 Bangladeshis at Kolkata, cops left high and dry

The Bengaluru police’s operation to deport 59 undocumented Bangladeshis through the West Bengal-Bangladesh border has turned into a grand fiasco.The case has not only exposed the lack of coordination between various central and state agencies but also raised fears about the safety of the detainees.

Train with ‘illegal’ Bangladeshis reaches Howrah; protests erupt

(The Federal travels with 61 Bangladeshis who were detained by Bengaluru police in raids on October 26, and are now bein...

61 Bangladeshi waste pickers begin their journey for deportation

The undocumented Bangladeshi waste pickers, who were nabbed in police raids across Bengaluru on October 26, have finally been put on a train to Kolkata from where they will be taken to the border and deported.

Detained labourers blame Bangladesh govt for their plight
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