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Sunday, September 27, 2020



Unaware of SHRC order, Hyderabad man still waits for next meal

May 29, 2020 11:32 pm

45-year-old Rajesh Vanam, who has to walk with the help of crutches for the last five years, used to be dependent on the alms he received from visitors to the Nagamma temple in Yellareddyguda, one of the busiest residential locales in Hyderabad.

Open feeding centres for beggars: Govt to civic bodies in 10 cities

March 27, 2020 5:05 am

The feeding centres are to be opened and run by the municipal corporations of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore, Nagpur, Lucknow and Patna.

In quest to fill as many empty stomachs as possible, youth shares meals with strangers

January 05, 2019 9:08 am

Ghanekar says he wants to alleviate the pain and suffering of unprivileged people, even if only for the short span of a meal.

South Delhi: Six months on, SDMC scheme to provide food to the poor hits roadblock at all four locations

June 09, 2018 4:45 am

The idea was to serve dishes such as puri, chapatti, rice, rajma, vegetables, chhole and halwa at a nominal price. One of these items would be served daily. But at all four places, agencies meant to provide the meals have stopped for different reasons.

Begging at public, religious places in Srinagar banned

May 24, 2018 12:11 pm

The deputy commissioner said, "It has been observed that off late there is a proliferation of beggars on the streets of Srinagar which creates massive nuisance for the general public."

Government says begging a crime, High Court asks take a stand

May 22, 2018 4:44 am

Earlier, the Centre had said the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment was working on a draft Bill to decriminalise begging and rehabilitate beggars and homeless people.

Over 4 lakh beggars in India: Bengal ranks top, 2 vagrants in Lakshadweep, says Govt

March 21, 2018 1:27 am

West Bengal ranked top with 81,224 beggars followed by 65,835 beggars in Uttar Pradesh, 30,218 in Andhra Pradesh, 29,723 in Bihar, 28,695 in Madhya Pradesh, 25,853 in Rajasthan

Hyderabad: Strong drive against beggars from December 1, assures DG Prisons

November 23, 2017 7:06 pm

The drive was started after the Director General (Prisons) V K Singh told the government that the prison department will take care of the rehabilitation of beggars on the lines of measures taken for the rehabilitation of prison inmates.

Over 4 lakh beggars in India, most in West Bengal: Govt

August 13, 2015 7:06 pm

Of all the UTs, Delhi recorded the largest number of vagrants -- 2,187 followed by Chandigarh with 121.

Anti-begging drive: Intent good, not measures

July 14, 2014 12:30 am

The majority of beggars caught by the administration teams were let off after procuring an undertaking.