Culture  /  Published 19.06.22

Ranjita Mondal's fairy tale story

When Ranjita Mondal talks about her journey from a one-room tin shack in the slum bordering the canal in Birati, near Calcutta’s Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, to running a hotel in ...
By Paromita Sen

People  /  Published 07.02.22

Of pandemic and peyanji: Calcutta Rescue protects the poor

Gour Das’s wound is well on its way to healing and he is seen hobbling around the neighbourhood, where for months he could barely stir. He is provided rice and pulses so as to not be dependent o...
By Ramona Sen

India  /  Published 03.01.22

Odisha land for slum dwellers

The Naveen Patnaik government on Friday decided to provide land to 2.4 lakh slum households, benefiting around 9.7 lakh people across five municipal corporations of the state.  The state governm...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

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


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