India  /  Published 28.05.21

Death tales from hinterland

By Sankalp Phartiyal, Danish Siddiqui in Pauri Garhwal

India  /  Published 06.05.21

Covid first wave left 23 crore poor

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.03.21

Hike in power tariff in Odisha

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday hiked power tariff by 30 paise per unit for the fiscal 2021-22. The increase in power tariff will come into effect in the state from Apr...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 20.03.21

India: No. of poor ‘doubles’ in 2020

India’s middle class is estimated to have shrunk by a third in 2020 and the number of the country’s poor more than doubled because of the pandemic-triggered recession, a report released by...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

Greater good: How the poor live

The ministry of rural development has been considering the creation of a social registry — the Social Registry Information System — to track the living conditions of the poor on a real-tim...
By The Editorial Board


Calcutta  /  Published 27.10.20

JU ensures chicken lunch for the poor

Jadavpur University students who have been running a community kitchen to feed the poor raised a little extra to ensure people living in slums near Jadavpur rail station and under the Gariahat flyover...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.20

Many lines: Poverty measured by income

A recent report brought out by the Union ministry of rural development claims that poverty should not be measured by the lack of a subsistence level of income alone. Subsistence income is usually esti...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 21.10.20

Xavier's alumni Puja gift for families

Eight-hundred families in the interiors of South 24-Parganas, for whom the upcoming festivities are a distant dream, got new clothes on Monday. The distribution camp was organised at Kharimutha and t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.10.20

Part of puja funds to help needy

A puja in Kasba’s Rajdanga has allocated a part of its budget for buying sewing machines, beauty kits, saris and a month’s grocery for some women from South 24-Parganas whose income has be...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.10.20

Jadavpur University hands smartphones to students

Somen Saren, a student of engineering at Jadavpur University, was missing out on online classes as he did not have a smartphone. The boy from Purulia, who is staying at his sister’s house in So...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur


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