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

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.03.20

Ration card red flag in ‘hunger’ death

The principal secretary of the food and civil supplies department, Arun Kumar Singh, who visited the home of suspected hunger-death victim Bhukhal Ghasi in Shankardih village late on Saturday, rebuked...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro

North East  /  Published 04.02.19

10hr AASU fast fire rages across Assam

The district units of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and 30 other organisations staged a 10-hour hunger strike from 6am across the state on Monday in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bi...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 20.12.19

Akhil’s mom begins fast in Golaghat

KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi’s mother, Priyada Gogoi, began an indefinite hunger strike in front of her house at Selenghat in Assam’s Golaghat district on Friday, demanding his immediate release. She s...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Fine for hunger scheme lapse

The Supreme Court on Monday fined several states Rs 5 lakh each for not complying with its directions to file affidavits on a PIL seeking setting up of community kitchens across the country. A bench o...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.19

Battling hunger: Jharkhand shows the way

Chronic hunger has, for a while now, been made undetectable. For instance, even though pockets in Jharkhand have been reporting ‘hunger deaths’ — 21 such cases in the state made up a quarter of ...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 22.02.20

AASU on fast in Dhemaji

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) launched a 30-hour hunger strike against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Dhemaji district from 8am on Saturday.AASU activists held placards and banners and ra...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 01.01.20

Hunger strike on New Year’s Day in Assam

Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) continued in Upper Assam on the first day of the New Year with the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), along with other organisations, holding hung...
By Pradip Kumar Neog and Manoj Kumar Ojha in Duliajan

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Hunger, gender bias challenge

Hunger and gender inequality pose two key challenges as India tries to achieve the objectives pledged under the Sustainable Development Goal, a report released by the Niti Aayog said on Monday.India i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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