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Jammu bans 'social evil' begging to make district ‘citizen friendly’

In the notification, specific instructions have been given to different department in order to put a check on begging.

Jul 16, 2019, 15:22 PM IST

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

Mother held captive by hospital, 7-year-old begs on street to clear medical bills

The hospital refused to release the mother, who gave birth to a stillborn child, till the bills were cleared

Nov 28, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Begging banned in Hyderabad till January 2018 to curb alleged nuisance

In a bid to curb the alleged nuisance caused to the public and vehicular traffic at the main road junctions caused by those begging for alms, the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner issued a notice imposing a ban on the same for two months starting 6 am today.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

This footage of skeletal sun bears begging visitors for food at Bandung zoo is distressing – Watch!

Visitors were filmed throwing candy and crackers into the enclosure in an attempt to feed the starving animals. 

Jan 19, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Techie transgender woman faces discrimination at work, resorts to begging in Delhi

Kiran Sakhi, a transgender woman has been reduced to begging in the national capital and living in a state of penury after she lost her job and faced discrimination in the society.

Mar 05, 2016, 10:32 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

Sorry state of affairs: India has 75000 educated beggars

The Census 2011 data on 'Non-workers by main activity and education level' released earlier this week has revealed that India has over 3 lakh beggars of whom 21 percent are literate.

Dec 30, 2015, 23:13 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

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

NHRC notice to MP govt over employment of children for begging

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent notice to Madhya Pradesh government over reports of employing children for begging on daily wages in Gwalior.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:28 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

Punjab: Forced into begging, 5 children rescued

Punjab police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued five children following the arrest of a man who allegedly abducted them and forced them into begging.

Jun 30, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

Seven children rescued from begging in Indore

Seven children, including five girls, were on Saturday rescued during a drive against beggar from Palasia square here by police and a non-government organisation.

Jun 13, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Gujarat: Poverty forces famous musician to beg

A famous musician in Gujarat has been forced to beg due to poverty.

May 07, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

TN govt taking steps to eradicate begging: Minister

Tamil Nadu Government today said it was taking sincere efforts to eradicate begging in the state.

Apr 02, 2013, 16:50 PM IST

Begging women, children of Burdwan station to be sent back

The Burdwan district administration has taken up a project to send back to their home districts women and children who had come from outside the state to live and beg at Burdwan railway station.

Jan 23, 2013, 20:49 PM IST

Delhi HC orders fresh trial of two, detained for begging

Two youths, sentenced to one year detention for begging in buses here, have been ordered by the Delhi HC to be tried again.

Oct 23, 2012, 17:14 PM IST