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North East  /  Published 07.02.20

3 days out on the beach

The first Brahmaputra Beach Carnival, organised for three days on the riverbank at Bharalumukh here from Friday, has got a slew of events for everyone, young or old.An NGO, Adhyayan Education Foundati...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

Men who overturned gender stereotypes

Wash plates, check. Fetch water, check. Buy grocery, check. Cook a meal for the family, work in progress.Tapan Chakraborty is often taunted by his neighbours in a Dhakuria slum for doing “women’s ...
By Debraj Mitra in Gariahat

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.19

Trust and muri friend’s traffic trap for 14-year-old

A 14-year-old girl from a village in South 24-Parganas was trafficked to Bihar after being lured by her best friend a year older than her, kept confined for 28 days and assaulted.Both the minor girls ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

People  /  Published 09.03.19

The ragpicker who made it

The Topsia Canal Road of south Calcutta is home to 4,000 ragpickers. Forty seven-year-old Ajmeri Khatun is not one of them anymore, strictly speaking. About 10 years ago, she purchased her first ricks...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 07.03.19

SC asks AG to inform about Lokpal selection committee meeting

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to inform it within 10 days about a possible date for meeting of the selection committee for appointment of Lokpal and its members. ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.01.19

CBI interim chief's appointment challenged

The NGO Common Cause on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court to quash the “illegal” appointment of M. Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director and sought directives to ensure transparency in the selec...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 07.12.19

Kaziranga bids adieu to Jorba, a police dog

Like Ali Baba who helped catch 40 thieves, Jorba, a police dog, helped catch 40 poachers at Kaziranga National Park in Assam during his seven years of service before he retired on Friday.The skilled d...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

North East  /  Published 27.03.20

Campaign to feed strays

Students and animal welfare organisations are running campaigns here to provide food and water to stray animals during the lockdown period.Touch of Humanity, an NGO led by Cotton University student Hi...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

Focusing on children in anti-trafficking efforts

The 2019 report on global trafficking produced by the state department of the United States of America is expectedly tepid in its account of India’s success in controlling the crime. It does acknowl...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 06.04.20

Good deeds in the time of Covid

Many such patients in Calcutta and on the outskirts have been finding it difficult to travel to clinics run by Calcutta Rescue, an NGO that provides free healthcare and medicine to those who cannot af...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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