Opinion  /  Published 24.03.21

Link to life: Hunger and access to food

Food may be inaccessible for a large number of Indians, but fig leaves are abundant on government premises. Responding to a question in Parliament about India being ranked 94th among 107 countries in ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 17.03.21

SC fumes over ration card cancellations

  The Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the cancellation of around three crore ration cards by the Centre due to non-linking with Aadhaar card as too serious , and sought response from the Centr...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 05.02.21

New Town gets ration counter

The counter will be open for three hours every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm for residents to collect and submit Form 10, to apply for non-subsidised items, or Form 5 to change address. “When I was ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.20

Bokaro: thousands give up ration cards

Over 12,000 residents of Bokaro, all of them being financially sound, have surrendered their ration cards to the district supply department, after realising that they do not belong to the economically...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.20

Govt at her door, mom gets help

Tumpa Kundu, 36, a homemaker-turned-cook from Birbhum’s Bolpur town, who had gone to the Duare Sarkar camp on December 1, received her Swasthya Sathi and ration cards on Friday. The Telegraph h...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Bengal govt at homes of transgenders

The recent visit of Gulshan Biwi, a 65-year-old transgender, to the state government’s Duare Sarkar (government-on-doorstep) camp at Birbhum’s Rampurhat laid bare a harsh reality — t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Rampurhat

India  /  Published 09.12.20

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ adopted by 9 states

A total of nine states as of now have implemented the Centre’s ‘One Nation One ration Card’ system, following which it has granted them to raise an additional Rs 23,523 crore, said a...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.10.20

BJP leader shoots in UP, 1 dead

One person was killed and another injured when a BJP leader allegedly opened fire during a meeting to settle a dispute over the allotment of a ration shop in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district, wit...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.10.20

Camps for ration cards in Ranchi

Ranchi district administration will organise 33 special ration card application camps in the city on Friday for facilitating inclusion of downtrodden people under the Jharkhand state food security sch...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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