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Welfare Schemes
Jharkhand  /  Published 05.07.20

A helping hello for senior citizens

Brij Mohan Pandey, 75, was surprised to receive a telephone call from an unknown number inquiring about his well-being. He was informed about measures to prevent coronavirus and asked if he needed an...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 27.11.19

For Sonia, aid for moms and snags in scheme

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the chief ministers from the party to ensure that pregnant and lactating mothers get the stipulated Rs 6,000.Sonia attacked the Narendra Modi government for r...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.19

Selling government data: It's complicated

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By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.20

State budget thrust on battlegrounds

Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra announced a slew of welfare schemes worth around Rs 4,000 crore for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state budget on Monday, reflecting the Mamata Banerj...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.03.20

Let down by absence of foresight

India’s version of the Long March has been unfolding over the past few days with migrants, underfed, uncared for and desperate to reach home, taking the road. Some have perished in the course of the...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Why India can't fix its malnutrition problem

Some burdens are Sisyphean — no amount of endeavour seems to make them any lighter. The burden of malnutrition in India can be counted among these. A report published in The Lancet showed that while...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 16.05.19

Bid to rejig welfare schemes

A high-level government meeting on Wednesday explored ways to rationalise the expenditure on the centrally-sponsored welfare schemes as the Centre targets to rein in the fiscal deficit to 3.4 per cent...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.19

BJP attacks Mamata Banerjee on schemes and film

The BJP on Saturday accused chief minister Mamata Banerjee of depriving Bengal people of benefits under central social welfare schemes and raised questions on Bengali movie Bhabishyoter Bhoot being p...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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