Rickshaw Pullers

  • Rahul Gandhi meets rickshaw pullers, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath March 1, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacted on Saturday with rickshaw pullers and auto drivers and later prayed at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader flew to Varanasi around noon and drove to the Cantonment railway station amid...
  • Rahul interacts with rickshaw pullers in Varanasi March 1, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Varanasi on Saturday where he interacted with rickshaw pullers and discussed their socio-economic problems. ...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise. At a chance meeting, she asked him to write for her 'Bartika' journal. Thus began Bypari's stint as a writer that has...
  • Chakra Satyagraha' against ban on nonmotorised vehicles October 2, 2013

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, on Wednesday, got down on streets to protest against the Kolkata Police ban on cycling and nonmotorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshawpullers, milkmen and newspaper vendors came up with posters, street theatres...
  • Happy School, an educational platform for the unprivileged July 26, 2013

    Gurgaon: Happy School in Gurgaon caters to the children of rickshaw pullers and domestic helps, and is imparting education to them for a token fee of Rs 5 a month. The Happy School is an initiative by Kamal Capoor. From being taught English, Maths, computer science, dance or painting, the...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshawpullers June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Rickshawpullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to rickshawpullers,...
  • SRCC students help puppeteers, manual scavengers earn a decent living March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Students from the prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce aren't just about number-crunching. They use social entrepreneurship to help underprivileged people in the national capital from facilitating micro-credit for autorickshaw drivers to reaching out and arranging vocational training to puppeteers, manual scavengers to helping manual scavengers earn a...
  • Jaipur: Baby Damini discharged from hospital November 5, 2012

    Jaipur: Motherless Baby Damini, who was admitted at a private hospital here following government support, was on Monday discharged in a healthy condition. A father's prayers, along with thousands of nameless others, have been answered at last. The 51dayold motherless Baby Damini, who spent the first few days of her...
  • Rajasthan: Rickshaw puller's daughter discharged November 5, 2012

    Jaipur: Motherless baby Damini, who had been battling for her life for two weeks, has been discharged from a Jaipur hospital. The onemonthold baby, brought in a critical and malnourished state, was admitted to the hospital after the state government decided to provide free treatment to her. The plight of...
  • Rajasthan govt offers help to rickshaw puller's baby girl October 22, 2012

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has decided to bear the medical expenses of a local rickshaw puller's premature infant in Bharatpur. Rickshaw puller Bablu's wife died during delivery in September 2012, leaving behind a premature baby girl with anaemia. With no one to look after the newborn, Damini, Bablu who was...
  • Chennai: Oneway ticket to survival April 19, 2012

    One lot of people who welcome the No Entrysigns on oneway roads are the drivers of rickshaws both cycle rickshaws and pedicabs (handpulled rickshaws). The restriction does not apply to them as their vehicles are not motorised, and these roads that other vehicles cannot enter are a lifeline for...
  • 77yearold raped by rickshaw puller in Delhi March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, the 77yearold wife of a retired government official was beaten up and raped by a rickshaw puller in north Delhi, police said on Sunday. According to the police, the victim, a resident of Rohini, had gone to her sister's house in the same locality Friday...
  • Traffic cop stabbed to death by rickshaw puller February 21, 2010

    A 41yearold traffic constable was allegedly stabbed to death by a rickshaw puller on saturday evening. Because the inspector asked the rickshaw puller to remove his rickshaw from the no parking zone. ...
  • Bihar rickshaw puller angel for sick June 19, 2007

    Patna: A rickshaw puller in Aurangabad, a small town in Bihar, is making a difference to many poor patients at a local hospital, setting aside his own money to buy them medicines. Sandip Chaudhury pulls a cycle rickshaw to earn a living but for the impoverished patients at the government hospital...