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Begging in national capital not an offence: Delhi High Court

The bench also said that the inevitable consequence of this verdict would be that the prosecutions under the Act against those who are alleged to have committed the offence of begging, would be liable to be struck down. 

Aug 08, 2018, 22:15 PM IST

9000 beggars picked off Hyderabad streets, 300 sent to rehab

The beggars are being picked up by Prison Department to make Hyderabad a beggar-free state. 

Jul 22, 2018, 21:04 PM IST

Spot a beggar, get Rs 500: KCR govt's new initiative for 'beggar free Telangana'

TSPD's initiative aims at rehabilitating beggars and making Telangana 'beggar-free'. 

Jan 17, 2018, 10:22 AM IST

Interesting numbers on India's beggar population out! How do Hindus and Muslims fare? - Read

While the population of Muslims stands at 14.23% of India’s total, their percentage in the number of beggars is comparatively high.

Jul 29, 2016, 10:03 AM IST

Watch: Beggar claims he can’t walk, later runs after a thief who steals his bag

Beggars in torn clothes and disabled limbs often evoke pity and we end up giving them alms out of compassion. But, do all beggars deserve such kindness?

Apr 01, 2016, 02:36 AM IST

Do you empathise with beggars? Beware, not all are genuine - Watch

It is a fact that not all beggars are genuine.

Jan 18, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Roti's instead of alms to beggars in Azadpur's fruit market

The traders of Azadpur's fruit market has taken the initiative of filling the hungry stomachs of beggars instead of giving alms to them by bringing home-made lunch packs for them.

Jan 08, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

Beggars are no-longer just beggars! One uses ATM card swipe machine in Hyderabad - Video

In what can be described as ''unprecedented'', a beggar in Hyderabad was seen carrying an ATM card swipe machine for begging.

Dec 24, 2015, 14:50 PM IST

Now, temples in Kerala out of bounds for beggars, lottery vendors

Begging and selling of lottery tickets in temples and its surroundings in Kerala have been prohibited from Thursday.

Nov 26, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

Swedish tolerance under question as attacks on migrants rise

A series of attacks in Sweden on beggars, many Roma, has highlighted a dark side to a country considered a bastion of tolerance but where the far right has been gaining support by claiming society is under threat from waves of immigrants.

Aug 24, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

Now beggars will sing paeans to 'Swachh Bharat'

You can soon find the bedraggled beggar on train belting out songs in praise of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyhan' instead of the usual bhajans and time-worn Bollywood numbers.

Aug 09, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

Delhi's graduate beggar – The amount he earns will shock you!

You must have heard about stories of beggars who are richer than you. In a video posted here, you can see how a Delhi University graduate dressed up as a beggar and begged on Delhi streets for two hours.

Aug 01, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Andhra Govt offers money to beggars to stay off 'Puskharam'

The Andhra Pradesh Government wants to keep beggars away from bathing ghats during the ongoing 'Godavari Puskharam' and is offering Rs 10,000 to each of them so that they stay away from the religious event, which is attracting lakhs of pilgrims here.

Jul 22, 2015, 21:15 PM IST

It pays to be a beggar in Andhra Pradesh: Rs 5,000 bonanza for those who stay away from `Pushkaram`

In a unique initiative to keep them away from the crowded ghats where Godavari Pushkaralu is now being held, beggars have been asked by the Andhra Pradesh government to take Rs 5,000.

Jul 22, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

HC notice to governments & Delhi top cop on beggars' homes

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Centre and the city government on a PIL seeking basic amenities, including proper food and medical facilities, at all beggars' homes in the national capital.

Apr 22, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

HC seeks response from Centre, Delhi govt on beggars' homes

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre and the city government on a plea seeking facilities at beggars' homes here.

Feb 25, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Zee Media launches initiative to liberate children from child labour

Zee Media takes an initiative to liberate children from the clutches of child labour.

Nov 15, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

Special: Zee Media's initiative to liberate children from child labour

Zee Media starts an initiative to liberate children from the clutches of child labour.

Nov 14, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

Special: Zee Media's initiative to liberate children from child labour- Part 2

Zee Media starts an initiative to liberate children from the clutches of child labour.

Nov 14, 2014, 20:09 PM IST

We actors are like beggars: Rani

Actress Rani Mukherji would love to be a part of women-oriented movies but feels actors are like beggars as they can`t choose much.

Jun 25, 2014, 11:52 AM IST