India  /  Published 13.08.21

Child begging: HC seeks govt's response

The Delhi High Court Friday sought response from the AAP government and the Centre on a public interest litigation seeking eradication of begging by children here. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.07.21

Centre: Ensure jabs for nomads

The Centre has urged states and union territories to conduct special vaccination sessions for the destitute, beggars and vagabonds who may not have access to self-registration and lack resources for v...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.07.21

SC backs beggars' rights

Making clear it will not take an "elitist view" that no beggars be allowed on the streets, the Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre and Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking vaccin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 16.06.21

Friends turn beggars into farmers

Before the travel restrictions following renewed Covid cases, the three friends would visit the farm to oversee the work. With the help of a fourth friend, who is in the medical profession, a permane...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Three ‘beggars’ of Banjara gang in theft net

Three male members of the “Banjara gang” have been arrested in connection with multiple thefts across the city in the past month, police said. The male members of the gang engage their wi...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 28.06.20

Villagers’ act of compassion

The villagers of Barjo under Dhanwar Block of Giridih cremated the body of an 80-year-old woman, who begged in the streets for survival, with full Hindu rituals and compassion. Under the initiative of...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

India  /  Published 27.03.20

Move to feed beggars in 10 cities

The Centre on Friday launched a project to feed beggars and the destitute in 10 cities, including Calcutta, amid allegations that hundreds of poor people were living in hunger because of the lockdown....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.19

Who are the women beggars?

The author is a doctoral researcher in Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University...
By Sabina Y. Rahman

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.19

Be the change, make the world a kinder place

Sir — During the festive season, people are often more charitable than usual. To share their joy with the less fortunate, some people offer food to those begging on the street, or buy wares that the...
By The Telegraph

Education  /  Published 13.11.18

Giving money to beggars is a stupid idea

YesDiscourages themGiving money to beggars will never teach them to be self-sufficient. It will encourage them to stay on the streets and beg all their life.Agnidhro Ganguly, First year, Techno India ...
By The Telegraph


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