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Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty in

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.20

Twin problem: Enough food but severe hunger

India ranks 94 out of 107 nations on the Global Hunger Index 2020. At a cosmetic level, this ranking seems to be an improvement as India’s score on the index, which stood at 32.2 in 2010, is at ...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.09.20

Plea for food security in Jharkhand

A delegation of the Jharkhand chapter of Right to Food Campaign met food and public distribution minister Rameshwar Oraon here on Wednesday and urged the government to ensure that all eligible persons...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.20

Two sides

The bigger picture may be grim, but there is also a ray of hope. While the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report bears ill tidings for the global hunger situation — ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 02.07.20

Migrants left to bear grain ache

If China was missing from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Tuesday, so was another group about whom he has largely been silent through the past few harrowing months: jobless...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.20

Bengal free rice supply till 2021

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government would continue to supply free food grains to those who were not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Bengal till June 20...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.11.19

Only 1 in 4 gets pregnancy benefits

Only around one in four eligible pregnant women has received the Rs 6,000 benefit announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi three years ago, economists at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 12.02.20

Dispur woos tea tribes before elections

Assam cabinet on Wednesday took a slew of decisions for development of the tea garden community which had voted overwhelmingly for the BJP in the past elections.The Opposition Congress saw the move as...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.04.20

30% salary cut for Assam ministers

The Assam government on Tuesday decided to cut 30 per cent of salaries of all ministers and legislators for a year and spend the amount on treatment of Covid-19 patients. It also decided to follow the...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

Business  /  Published 31.01.20

Proposal to cull food subsidy bill

The economic survey on Friday has proposed the government should scythe food subsidies by “revisiting” the prices of foodgrains at ration shops and scrap the Essential Commodities Act, which is me...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi


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