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 in

Calcutta  /  Published 27.10.20

JU ensures chicken lunch for the poor

The JU students did not restrict their efforts to offering a special menu on one of the days during Durga Puja. They gifted clothes to the destitute after an alumnae made a separate contribution for ...
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 in

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

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has extended till November 16 the time for “submission of eligibility request and registration” of Class XI students for the 2020...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Jadavpur

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Food for 600 families in Calcutta and Sunderbans

The younger members of the community took the lead in Sunday’s drive. It was organised by Hizb us Saifiyatil Burhaniyah (HSB), an association of former students of MSB Educational Institute, a s...
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?

By The Editorial Board in


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