India Today

Sabooj Saathi in danger: CM Mamata Banerjee's free bicycle scheme running out of funds

CM Mamata Banerjee's free bicycle scheme, which had lowered the dropout rates of girl students, is running out of funds.

Hasina Khatun, a Class IX student at a Hooghly madrasa, was living a nightmare. The six kilometres between her home and school included long deserted stretches. Chased by goons one evening, she barely made it home, breathless

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from India Today

India Today4 min read
Courting Good Design
Centre of Attention Location Parsik Hill, Belapur, Navi Mumbai Area 710 sq ft Special Features The central courtyard is flanked by scrap rusted metal plates riveted together. The other side has metal pipe leftovers pieced together like bamboo forming
India Today1 min readPolitics
MOTN Poll: Nearly 50% Feel Condition Of Religious Minorities Has Improved Under Modi Govt
The findings about the conditions of the religious minorities and Dalits since Modi assumed office in 2014, are similar to that in extending facilities to the poor - a matter of positive perception. Almost half of the people feel that the condition o
India Today1 min read
Yogi Adityanath Is The Best Performing CM: Mood Of The Nation Poll
With Adityanath at the helm, UP has topped all states in creating affordable housing under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), pushing Andhra Pradesh to the second spot in 2018-19. The State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) facilitated the creation