Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Help at hand: Development assistance

For decades, the idea of development aid has been debated and marred by controversies. The current pandemic has further divided the conversation, opening up a Pandora’s box, overhauling the mean...
By Swati Prabhu in

Sports  /  Published 07.08.20

Covid: fundraiser gives hope

Like people in all spheres of life, sportspersons too are struggling to find a foothold back in the world devastated by the pandemic. Training facilities are yet to open, financial incentives missing...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 09.07.20

Man Utd outreach to find 'local Rashfords'

The Manchester United Foundation will provide financial aid to a city NGO to help tackle the social and economic impact of the pandemic on youths. The Foundation has teamed up with its supporters&rsq...
By Ayan Paul in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.20

Dry ration for 60 visually impaired

Sixty people with visual impairment, out-of-work because of the lockdown, got a few days’ dry ration from two NGOs on Saturday.Many of the recipients used to sell different items on local trains in ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.02.20

Delhi court offers legal aid to 2012 Delhi gangrape convict

A Delhi court on Wednesday offered Pawan Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, legal aid after he said that he does not have a lawyer.Additional session...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.20

Legal team meets teacher for probe

A high school teacher, who had been dragged, beaten and locked up by alleged Trinamul Congress supporters, on Tuesday narrated her ordeal before a team from the District Legal Aid Services Authority o...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

North East  /  Published 26.11.19

Legal aid for register victims in Assam

The Indian Civil Liberties Union (ICLU), a pan-India advocacy network of lawyers, activists, paralegals and students, has been providing free legal aid to those left out of the final National Register...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.19

Mamata Banerjee warns against bias in cyclone aid

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned against “politics in distribution of relief material and rehabilitation programmes” for people affected by Cyclone Bulbul.Addressing a meeting at...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.19

When hearing aid goes high tech

Decades ago, a hearing aid was largely an amplifier. But the matchbox-sized pocket models had one problem. While they amplified speech, adjacent surrounding sound, like the sound of the ceiling fan, a...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.18

Calcutta HC lawyer targeted over free services

A group of miscreants tried to burn a Calcutta High Court lawyer’s ancestral home in Nadia’s Chakdah and his aide, apparently because he provided free legal aid to some locals in cases against the...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in


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