Nitish govt to provide clothes to landless, poor

The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday approved a programme to provide clothes like dhoti, sari, blankets and sheets to landless and helpless sections of the society.

LG Najeeb Jung seeks explanation from Secy about DCW appointment

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has sought an explanation from principal secretary of Social Welfare Department asking him why the notification about DCW chairperson appointment was issued in his name without his nod.

BHRC summons govt officials on witch-hunt issue

Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Wednesday directed DGP and the principal secretary of Social Welfare Department (SWD) to depute their senior officials to appear before it on March 20 with action taken report on witchcraft and witch-hunt related incidents.

Social welfare `scam`: Two bank officials arrested

Two officials of a public sector bank were arrested for their alleged involvement in a multi-crore Rupee scam in the Uttar Pradesh social welfare department, police said Monday.