West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.19

Girl ‘kidnapper’ roams free

The disappearance of a 14-year-old girl, who was taken to a police station after five days by a relative of the accused who lives in her neighbourhood in South 24-Parganas, and the reluctance of polic...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.20

Foreign funds: ok only for some

In its nationalist ardour, the Narendra Modi-led government turned a suspicious eye on foreign funds for non-governmental organizations during its first stint. Many NGOs had had their licences confisc...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 18.03.19

Street play, quiz, skit roll in poll pleas

The street outside Central Mall at Christian Basti here was agog with curious bystanders. Shoppers stopped in their tracks while pedestrians wondered who the 15 odd youngsters milling around were, til...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.19

Teen readies minus worries

A 15-year-old girl from Bengal could participate in the Asian Youth Chess Championships in Thailand last year only after her mother mortgaged her gold ornaments.Bristy Mukherjee is gearing up for the ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.20

NRC panic triggers another attack

A group of 400 villagers in Birbhum’s Margram hurled bricks at and gheraoed the home of an NGO worker on Thursday morning as they suspected she was collecting documents to verify their citizenship.O...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

India  /  Published 27.11.18

How an NGO became a government arm in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh

About a month before the Election Commission announced polls in five states, a notification was released on behalf of the Madhya Pradesh governor that listed a set of state government recruitment rule...
By Shahroz Afridi in Bhopal

North East  /  Published 27.04.19

Sample survey of NRC names pending

Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, on Saturday said sample re-verification of at least 10 per cent of the names included in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), ordered by the Su...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.06.20

Masks as way of living

Saroj Hansdah, a housewife, is busy making masks in Janumdih village of East Singhbhum as a pile of grass mats made earlier lies unsold in a corner with no sales in the past two months.Social organisa...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 12.11.18

SC registry waited in vain on Sunday for CVC

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure with the Central Vigilance Commission for delayed submission of a sealed-cover report on benched CBI director Alok Verma and posted the hearing on...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.06.20

Study bares digital divide

About 56 per cent of Indian children lack access to smart phones, key to online schooling which has become the norm during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, a survey has found.The study, titled “Sce...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi


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