Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.21

Library to tackle learning loss in kids

An NGO that works with girls from underprivileged homes is integrating a library with the curriculum to encourage an interest in reading and books. Most of the girls are first-generation learners and...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.21

More control: Regulating CSOs

The Prime Minister’s Office cannot afford to rest. It has now instructed Niti Aayog to formulate a national policy to regulate civil society organizations so that, according to a member of its w...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 03.10.20

Library to help village kids

A mobile library has been set up for first-generation learners of a village on the occasion of the bicentenary of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar’s birth. An NGO that works in the districts for empowe...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.09.20

Jurists' ire: amended FCRA poses obstacles

By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.09.20

Pandemic lesson of self-reliance

The Kolkata Mary Ward Social Centre (KMWSC), a wing of the Loreto Congregation in South Asia, had received requests from women to reopen the vocational units in the initial days of the lockdown. &ldq...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

In crisis, interest-free loans

The NGO has formed a panel for the livelihood loans programme to “identify genuine people in need of help”. Those who have been given loans are not being left to themselves. Volunteers fr...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.09.20

New initiative for poor, disabled tribals

An NGO has launched an initiative to provide a source of livelihood to disabled poor tribal people residing in rural areas of Dhanbad in Jharkhand. Nand Care Foundation, a 9-month-old NGO founded by ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

New Town complex sets up Covid centre

Within days of the ministry of health and family welfare issuing guidelines for gated residential complexes desirous of setting up “small Covid care facilities”, several housing societies ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

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

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.18

Trafficking survivors run to warn others

A woman from a village in North 24-Parganas was among the 15,000-odd people who took part in Calcutta’s biggest road race on Sunday morning.Two years ago, the 24-year-old was at a brothel in Pune wh...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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