West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Teen defies lockdown, poverty, marriage

A mason in East Midnapore’s Egra, reduced to poverty by the Covid-induced lockdown, agreed to get his 15-year-old daughter married off, but he was in for a surprise. His daughter, a Madhyamik e...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Suicide over ‘poverty’

A sacked hotel clerk jumped before a train in Lakhimpur Kheri town on Friday, leaving behind a purported suicide note that blamed the repeated extensions of the lockdown for his joblessness.Bhanu Prak...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Education  /  Published 05.05.20

Students to the rescue

To begin with, the Quarantine Student-Youth Network (QSYN) started distributing ration kits its to the not-so-privileged families in different pockets of Calcutta. This was within a few days of the lo...
By Manasi Shah in

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Machine makes 1,000 rotis an hour for needy in Noida

A roti-machine that makes 1,000 pieces of the flat-bread every hour has ensured that the needy here do not go hungry during the COVID-19-induced lockdown, officials said.Installed at a community kitch...
By PTI in Noida

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Rahul Gandhi asks the poor to wake up

The resolve of the Congress to display restraint and desist from attacking the Narendra Modi government during the pandemic crisis appears to have waned as its “constructive” suggestions on managi...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 19.04.20

Chhau dancers show the way

The Bengal government pays them a monthly allowance to ease the pangs of abject poverty. Now, a group of chhau dancers in Purulia have pooled in money from the same dole to contribute Rs 10,100 to the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

Photos  /  Published 18.04.20

What lockdown means for Mina

By AP in

India  /  Published 14.04.20

‘Cot sale’ sheds light on ration bottlenecks

Mohammad Hussain Ansari, 38, a day labourer in Bihar’s Arwal district, was at his wit’s end on April 7. His younger children were crying from hunger while their elder siblings roamed the village l...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 08.04.20

400 million Indians face risk of poverty: UN

Around 400 million informal-sector workers in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the UN’s labour agency has warned, prompting cal...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 31.03.20

Dass plea to provide food to poor

Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Tuesday asked the party’s all elected representatives to provide food to poor families not covered by the government’s subsidised food schemes during the ...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati


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