World  /  Published 22.09.22

South African NGO helps Pak

A South African NGO has been extending help to economically weaker sections of Pakistan by providing them with bamboo-made houses that can withstand floods and earthquakes. Homes built with bamboo, l...
By PTI in Johannesburg

News  /  Published 22.09.22

Study bares why women feel unsafe in Kolkata

Streetlights are cloaked in foliage. Railway tracks turn into gambling and drinking dens after dark. Access to police is a major challenge. A recent survey conducted by a city NGO focused on neighbou...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.09.22

Garia school for special kids reopens with help from NGO

A group of children with special needs whose school had shut down are back at school again thanks to an NGO that has revived it. Dhankhet Vidyalaya for Special Children at Nalgorahat, about 4km from ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.09.22

Trafficking survivors’ turmeric venture in Sandeshkhali complete a year

A small venture selling turmeric powder, started by seven trafficking survivors in North 24-Parganas, has just completed a year. The women are part of a self-help group called Suhasini. They buy raw ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.09.22

Pre-Puja gift of sewing machines in Baruipur

“Before Puja, there is usually a demand for salwar kurtas and I hope I will get more orders,” she said. Swapna Karmakar, 48, said she would be able to work on her own rather than for some...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.22

Periods keep girls away from school, finds study

Many adolescent girls in the country stay away from schools during their periods and hesitate to talk openly about menstrual health and hygiene at a time the Indian Space Research Organisation, in a m...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

News  /  Published 24.08.22

Trafficked woman from West Bengal united with child in Delhi

The education department appointed an ad-hoc committee to helm the state primary education board two months after the high court’s directive to remove Manik Bhattacharya from the post of board p...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.08.22

How Kolkata NGO students aspired for better future

Freedom means being able to fund his own education in college and not be forced to become a daily wage labourer Freedom means being able to perform the last rites of her parents despite being a gir...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

India  /  Published 14.08.22

Jamia students break period taboos

Reshma, a resident of a slum in South Delhi, often wondered how sanitary napkins are made. Her inquisitiveness further increased when she learnt that menstrual pads can be made using natural products...
By Vishu Adhana in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.08.22

Maharashtra steps against alcoholism

Family members of 40-year-old Mohan Kopnar are a happy lot as he is among a handful of alcohol addicts who would be taking a 'pledge' in front of their village on August 15 to give up liquor c...
By PTI in Pune


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