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Rural Areas
West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

HC query on rural jab demand and supply

Bengal on Thursday recorded 707 Covid cases, 725 recoveries and seven deaths. Active cases in all dropped by 25 to 8,025 now, with 88 successive days of a fall. Calcutta logged 129 new infections an...
By Tapas Ghosh, Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.06.21

Covid: Survey offers rural hope

Covid infection did not appear to have spread alarmingly in rural Jharkhand, much to the relief of all concerned. The interim findings of an intensive public health survey (IPHS) in rural areas that ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.05.21

Sports fraternity on vaccine drive

In Simdega, considered the cradle of hockey, over two dozen national and international hockey players took the jabs at different locations in the last few days. Former national hockey player Subhila M...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 16.05.21

Covid: New rules for rural areas

As rural areas see a rise in Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday issued new guidelines for containment of the virus advising that peri-urban and rural areas plan a minimum 30-bedded Covid Care Centre...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.05.21

Covid: PM's focus on rural areas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for augmenting healthcare resources in rural areas to focus on door-to-door testing and surveillance and asserted that localised containment strategies ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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Jharkhand  /  Published 19.11.19

The daily battle for food

Baijnath Ravidas, a Dalit rickshaw-puller, was around 45 years old when he died allegedly of hunger in Tarabagan, Jharia, on October 21, 2017. His wife Parvati said the family chullah had not been lit...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 14.12.19

Rs 88cr for rural job plan

Aizawl: The Centre has sanctioned an additional Rs 88.67 crore “as a Christmas gift” for Mizoram under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), an official statemen...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.19

Why people are not entering the labour market

According to a survey by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, India’s unemployment rate reached its peak of 7.2 per cent in February 2019. This survey was conducted by interviewing households t...
By Sangeeta Karanjai

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.19

BJP’s khadi man yearns for rural connect

A disgruntled sitting MP is not the only challenge the BJP faces as it seeks to retain the capital seat by fielding a new candidate, state khadi board chief Sanjay Seth, who is virtually unknown in th...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Centre wants workers not to spit

The Centre wants the workers engaged under its programmes, including the rural job scheme, to stop spitting or chewing tobacco at work sites as part of measures to stop the spread of Covid-1...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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