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Tag: Begging

Parents resort to begging to save son suffering from kidney ailment
Parents resort to begging to save son suffering from kidney ailment

Nirakar’s parents, residents of Pathara village under Khallikote block in Ganjam district, are getting Rs 1,500 from Biju Swastya Card for dialysis which is not enough.

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'Online beggar' in UAE makes $50,000 in 17 days

Dubai: A woman in the UAE has been arrested here for conning people into giving her $50,000 (183,500 dirhams) by promoting herself as a victim of a failed marriage on social media platforms and asking for money to support her children, officials said. The woman duped several people with her posts on Facebook, Instagram and […]

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Delhi HC decriminalises begging in national capital

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today decriminalized begging in the national capital, saying provisions penalizing the act were unconstitutional and deserved to be struck down. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the inevitable consequence of this decision would be that prosecution under the Bombay Prevention of […]

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Beggars in blues! Girls begging in jeans detained in Puri

Puri: A gang of girls sporting jeans and t-shirts along with some women found begging near Gundicha temple in Puri were detained by police today. The incident came to light when the girls fled the spot after seeing an approaching police control room (PCR) van near Gundicha Temple. Later on it was found out that […]

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The Dilemma of the Bleeding-heart Cynic!

By Sandeep Sahu To give or not to give? How many times have you been confronted with this dilemma when you see a prematurely ageing woman in tattered clothes holding a baby or a haggard looking man all wrapped up in bandages making a desperate plea for some alms at a traffic junction or outside […]

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Norway putting final touches to law banning begging

The Norwegian government is putting the final touches to a legislative reform aimed at banning begging in the country -- an activity that would henceforth be punished with fines and even prison time

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