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Begging Indians to join: Govt wants to rope in beggars to promote Swacch Bharat

Aug 04, 2015

Begging Indians to join: Govt wants to rope in beggars to promote Swacch Bharat

The government, for its advertising, is planning to rope in a section of society which would arguably have the least reasons to have a favourable opinion about it-namely, beggars. #NewsTracker #Beggars #Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting #Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao #Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan #Shareworthy #Bombay Prevention of Begging Act
Andhra Pradesh govt will pay beggars Rs 5000 to stay away from Godavari Pushkaram

Jul 22, 2015

Andhra Pradesh govt will pay beggars Rs 5000 to stay away from Godavari Pushkaram

The AP government is paying Rs 5000 to beggars to get them to stay away from a religious festival. They are being given the amount as compensation for loss of income. #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Poverty #Beggars #Tata Institue of Social Sciences #Godavari Pushakaram
Did you know? Many beggars who croon on trains are trained singers

Jul 03, 2015

Did you know? Many beggars who croon on trains are trained singers

A study has revealed that most of these beggars are apparently musically trained or belong to musical families #India #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Beggars #News #trains #Singers #Mumbai Locals
Bure din? BJP gives away Delhi celebratory sweets, beggars won't acknowledge

Feb 12, 2015

Bure din? BJP gives away Delhi celebratory sweets, beggars won't acknowledge

First there was no band bajaa in Amit Shah's son's baraat, and now word is, that all the sweets BJP had ordered for celebrations after Delhi polls had to be given away to beggars. #BJP #Delhi #BeatThis #Beggars #Barfi #AAP #Delhi Polls #Hanuman Mandir #Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Millionaire 'beggar' arrested by Saudi Arabia police

Jul 23, 2014

Millionaire 'beggar' arrested by Saudi Arabia police

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a beggar, who, it later turned out, has been sitting on a fortune of over $300,000, a media report said on Wednesday. #Beggars #Saudi Arabia #Beggars in Middle East #Saudi ban on begging #Saudi Arabia's begging laws
Given alternate sources of income, Delhi's beggars prosper

Jan 05, 2012

Given alternate sources of income, Delhi's beggars prosper

The MESH (Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped) programme which helps lepers and the disabled become employable, shows that beggars can go from the streets to being responsible citizens. #Delhi #Poverty #Faridabad #Beggars #Leprosy
Meet the beggar-catchers: How Sharmaji captures his prey

Jul 23, 2011

Meet the beggar-catchers: How Sharmaji captures his prey

The senior officer at the Beggars Court shares the special techniques our government uses to round up those pesky vagrants —including the high-tech Beggar Information System 2.1. #BooksWeLike #BookExcerpt #Begging #Beggars #Aman Sethi