Jharkhand  /  Published 03.11.21

Funds boost for slum crafts people

IIT (ISM), Dhanbad’s newly established innovation hub, Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) has taken an initiative to provide monetary support and training to slum women in the handicrafts s...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 21.08.21

NGO counselling for slum-dwelling parents

Parents of children living in slums are being counselled by a city NGO so that their girls and boys continue with their studies and do not give up midway. The counselling also includes an effort to m...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.07.21

Resilience begets sales and profit

A profit of Rs 3.5 lakh, that too amid the pandemic. A group of women from a Calcutta slum has done it. Mentored by an NGO, 20 women — most of whose income or family’s earnings dried up ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.04.21

Two kids killed in major fire at Noida

A major fire broke out in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Noida on Sunday, leaving two children dead  and destroying around 150 shanties, police said. Both the kids were three years old and th...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Noida

India  /  Published 11.03.21

Have connection, can’t cook on gas

Only half of urban slum households surveyed in six states exclusively use liquid petroleum gas for cooking despite 86 per cent of these families having LPG connections, a study has found. Researchers...
By PTI in New Delhi


Jharkhand  /  Published 11.02.21

Blow to Ranchi pre-fab housing plan

Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC)’s attempt to hold talks with residents of 26 slums at Jagannathpur in Dhurwa, majority of whom are against the Centre’s ambitious light house project com...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.01.21

Protesters block Bistupur Main Road

Over 300 residents of Dhatkidih Medical Bustee on Sunday afternoon blocked the road in front of Bistupur Police Station, demanding the arrest of July Ghosh who was murdered on January 3 in the area. ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshdepur

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Teachers visit slums to help kids write

The teachers are visiting around 12 slums in areas like Girish Park, Mechua, Nimtala, Tallah Park and Bagbazar. To maintain physical distance, each seat in the bus doubles as a study desk for one chi...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.12.20

Fair to boost sale of flats

A housing scheme with 640 flats, planned by the Chas Municipal Corporation, is having no takers even after the apartments are on sale for Rs 3.11 lakhs only. With only a handful of people showing inte...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

India  /  Published 30.11.20

How a mom coped with PM visit to Varanasi

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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