' Raksha Bandhan' occupies a special place in the Hindu religious calendar.
Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Cartons of condoms lie piled up next to a door marked as the “Credit Section” on the first floor of a house in Sonagachi, a rundown north Kolkata neighbourhood that is the country’s largest red light district.
From behind the closed door, heated conversations can be heard.“I wanted Rs 50,000 for an emergency at home.
Giving details, a sex worker said that all the people they invited had come and celebrated the festival with them.
'Raksha Bandhan' occupies a special place in the Hindu religious calendar.
, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
After the Nawab granted the East India Company a trading licence in 1690, the area was developed by the Company into an increasingly fortified trading post.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) – ‘Save girl child, educate girl child’ – scheme in January 2015 to address India’s abysmal sex ratio by raising awareness and improving welfare services for girls.
In West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee implemented the Kanayshree scheme that gives cash incentives to families to keep girls in school and delay child marriage.
Kolkata (West Bengal), Aug 07 (ANI): Kolkata sex workers celebrated the auspicious festival of ‘raksha bandhan’ along with their neighbours and local political leaders on Monday.
Rakhi is the symbolic holy thread which a sister ties ceremoniously on the wrist of her brother as a mark of the revered bondage between them.