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Poverty
Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Food for 600 families in Calcutta and Sunderbans

Over 600 families in Calcutta and the Sunderbans got dry ration on Sunday, thanks to a campaign by the Dawoodi Bohra community of the city. The country is moving towards resumption of normal economic...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Children pushed from school to work

Many school-going children from underprivileged families who ideally would have been in school have not just dropped out but have taken up odd jobs during the Covid pandemic, said those working with s...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.09.20

New initiative for poor, disabled tribals

An NGO has launched an initiative to provide a source of livelihood to disabled poor tribal people residing in rural areas of Dhanbad in Jharkhand. Nand Care Foundation, a 9-month-old NGO founded by ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Poor balance: can India help its women?

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By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 16.08.20

'Against fundamentalism'

India completed 73 years as an Independent nation on August 15. With a total population of 138.13 crore as of August 7, 2020, which is 17.7 per cent of the world’s population, India is the large...
By Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ

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Jharkhand  /  Published 14.08.20

New schemes for unskilled urban workers

Chief minister Hemant Soren rolled out an employment guarantee scheme for urban unskilled workers on the eve of Independence Day on Friday, claiming that the MGNREGA-like initiative would initially be...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 03.08.20

School: mom sells gold for e-class

A mother sold her lone pair of gold earrings to buy a mobile phone so that her Class VIII daughter could attend her online classes. A small-time milkman sold one of his two cows for the same reason. ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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)

People  /  Published 11.02.20

Stop splurging on weddings: Your views

NoSpecial dayMarriage is the day in the life of a couple when they begin a new life together. Thus, people should not hesitate to spend money on this memorable day. While I agree that if one has wealt...
By The Telegraph

People  /  Published 29.12.18

Robin Hoods target world hunger with an idea

When Neel Ghose founded Robin Hood Army in 2014, he did not really think scale or numbers. Or so says the 30-year-old, who is an MBA student at Harvard Business School, US. Neel was working in Lisbon,...
By Manasi Shah


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