Parliament's Winter Session: Uproar in RS over JNU protests; Left calls for probe over cop action, BJP demands Central govt 'oversight' of activities
Members of Left parties and the BJP on Friday clashed in Rajya Sabha over the issue of Jawaharlal Nehru University students' protest against a hike in hostel fees
JNU justifies revision of hostel fee by claiming it faces 'deficit of over Rs 45 crore' due to huge electricity, water bills and salaries of contractual staff
Justifying revised hostel fee by its administration, varsity said, 'While JNU charges admission fee Rs 300 per annum, Central University of Hyderabad charges around Rs 10,000 per annum'
Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency: In Delhi's GB Road, democracy fails to light up dark lives of sex workers
There is no change in the lives of nearly 1,850 sex workers of Garstin Bastion (GB) Road – renamed as Swami Shraddhanand Marg – part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, one of the seven constituencies of Delhi.
High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills
Citizen initiatives stand in sharp contrast to the collective indifference of the political class to climate events in Kerala.
'NYAY pro-people, not populist': Congress defends minimum income scheme, seeks to clarify doubts on funding, implementation
In an attempt to clear the air over its much touted Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or Minimum Income Support Programme (MISP) scheme, the Congress party has released a FAQ document to dispel the controversies surrounding the scheme.
SC directs Centre, states to launch awareness campaign on curability of leprosy and ensuring patients get proper medical care
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness be spread about the free treatment available for leprosy patients
Bawana fire: Amid municipal failures and neglect, residents and factory workers are no stranger to accidents
Firstpost hit ground zero to compile this report on how Bawana suffers the consequence of a state that miserably fails to address the cause.
Puducherry govt will give clothes instead of cash to Scheduled Caste and BPL ration card holders for Pongal
Puducherry government has said families belonging to the Scheduled Caste community and those living below poverty line here would receive cash instead of garments for Pongal
Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds
A lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death
Toilets have gone "missing" from a house in a Chhattisgarh village and a woman and her daughter want a bewildered police to trace them fast.
The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which makes provision to protect, promote and fulfill the rights of persons during delivery of mental healthcare and services, secured parliamentary approval on Monday.
The government had last year launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide 5 crore poor women with free LPG connections in three years with a view to providing clean cooking fuel.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi put forth a charter of demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to lift restrictions on cash withdrawals immediately and pay Rs 25,000 to every family below the poverty line
According to the Federation of LPG Distributors of India, the ‘hastily’ implemented Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana ignored or did not address safety concerns
Reacting to Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s assertion that he and his family have been included in the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) people, the BJP on Saturday said that only the “mentally poor” Singh can answer how his name got there.
AICC General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh on Saturday claimed he and his family were included in the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) people by the Central and State (MP) governments.
Despite the rough conditions, migrants from Marathwada earn enough money in Mumbai’s construction industry to climb above the poverty line.
Members of the transgender community will be given Below Poverty Line cards that will allow them to access benefits under government welfare programmes.
Kerala Assembly Elections: Poll officer refuses to let govt supply drinking water, Chandy mulls legal action
The water that we supplied to places in Kollam was already sanctioned much before the code of conduct came into force, said Kerala CM Oommen Chandy