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Hunger
India  /  Published 03.12.19

Maliwal on hunger strike against rape incidents

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal sat on an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday against the recent incidents of rape.Earlier, she had alleged that police had not gi...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.05.20

Hungry man breaks into food joint, owner refuses to file case

A man broke into a roadside eatery in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district to steal food as the coronavirus-induced lockdown had left him famished, said an official on Saturday.The incident happened on Wed...
By The Telegraph in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

The war that epitomised the callousness of imperialism

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which three million persons died, and which epitomised the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devast...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

Malnourished children: shocking but not surprising

India is busy building five-trillion-dollar castles in the air. In the meantime, less than 7 per cent of its children under two years of age get an adequate diet. The stark numbers thrown up by the Co...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.19

Tamang starts fast over tea bonus

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang on Sunday started his indefinite hunger strike here over hill tea workers’ bonus, declaring there would be no “further negotiations” and that the agita...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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Jharkhand  /  Published 11.10.18

Jharkhand famished, says report

Over half of Jharkhand’s 3-crore-plus population do not have enough food and over one-fourth of the state’s households — 26 per cent — can have only two meals in a day.Shocking statistics like...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Visva-Bharati VC to lead fast to clear varsity stalls

Visva-Bharati vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty will lead a 12-hour hunger-strike on Monday to appeal to traders at a makeshift handicrafts market near the campus gate to remove their stalls and allo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Education  /  Published 30.07.19

India is wasting money on space missions

YESStandard of livingIndia ranks 103 among 119 countries on the global hunger index — a tool that tracks hunger globally. Therefore, there should be more concern about the levels of poverty, educati...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.04.20

Hunger death cry, finger at lockdown

A 72-year-old woman died on Thursday in a village in Ramgarh district, her son calling it a starvation death and blaming his joblessness during the lockdown for it.Deceased Upasi Devi’s son Jogan Na...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.20

Woman walks 13km with baby on shoulders to fill empty stomachs

Hunger has forced a 26-year-old tribal woman to walk 13km under a blazing sun in search of food with her six-month-old son on shoulders — a trek that captured the helplessness of the deprived sectio...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda


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