STARVATION

  • Over 1 million Somalis facing starvation risk: UN 6 days ago

    United Nations: The UN envoy in Somalia has warned that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa country has deteriorated, with over 1 million Somalis who do not have enough to eat. This number is up 20 per cent compared to six months ago,...
  • Over 100 Odisha plumbers stranded in Jammu and Kashmir September 11, 2014

    Kendrapara: Over 100 plumbers of Kendrapara district working in Jammu and Kashmir are stranded in the floodravaged Valley, leaving their families in a state of uncertainty. "We have received reports of plumbers of the district stranded in Jammu and Kashmir. To ensure the safety of the migrant workers, the administration...
  • Bengal tea garden workers' plight discussed in Parliament August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN reported the plight of tea garden workers in North Bengal, the issue has been raised in the Lok Sabha. The issue was raised by Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhury during the Question Hour on Monday. CNNIBN had reported how workers were dying of hunger after five...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee visits faminehit Amlasole village, first by CM in 10 years January 7, 2014

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited West Midnapore district's Amlasole village, which had hit headlines in 2004 for starvation deaths during Left Front rule, and said no one will be allowed to die from hunger. Recalling that she had first came the village when she was in the opposition in...
  • 13 starvation deaths in Bengal, groups demand reforms September 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Claiming there have been 13 starvation deaths in West Bengal in the past 14 months, a network of trade unions and NGOs on Saturday demanded reforms in the public distribution system (PDS). It also urged the state government to "convince" the central government to make certain amendments in the proposed...
  • Rajasthan: 4 newborn girls starved to death June 21, 2012

    Jaisalmer: In an alarming trend, authorities here have found a series of suspected cases of newborn girls being starved to death and deprived of medicines by parents. Rajasthan has one of the most skewed sex ratios in India and female infanticide is rampant in the state. Police in this desert district...
  • Assam: Panel to look into tea garden hunger death March 1, 2012

    Silchar: Just weeks after CNNIBN exposed starvation deaths at a tea garden in Silchar, the Assam government has acted. The government has appointed a oneman inquiry committee to look into the tea estate deaths in Cachar district. The inquiry is to be headed by the additional chief secretary. Four people died...
  • West Bengal: ExDunlop employee dies of hunger February 16, 2012

    Kolkata: Retired employee Kailash Harijan succumbed to ailments generating from malnutrition and abject poverty at the closed Sahagunj unit of Dunlop tyre factory in Hooghly district or West Bengal. The 75yearold used to stay with his wife and two sons at the staff quarters of Dunlop. The victim's family alleges that...
  • How serious is the starvation problem in tea gardens? February 15, 2012

    Tea garden workers get lower than minimum wage, inedible rations and don't even get proper medical facilities. ...
  • Child starvation deaths are chronic in MP November 14, 2011

    In Madhya Pradesh, the government is finding itself helpless against the tragedy of hunger deaths among tribal children. ...
  • Maharashtra: CM admits malnutrition crisis October 22, 2011

    Mumbai: The political class is finally waking up to the plight of dying children after CNNIBN put the spotlight on India's starvation district, Maharashtra's Melghat. The wails of 3 year old baby Kusum and hundreds like her from Maharashtra's dark corner, Melghat finding resonance. A day after CNN IBN reported...
  • Bihar: Starved survivors loot relief supplies' godown September 2, 2008

    Madhepura (Bihar): The battle for survival in Bihar is becoming uglier by the day. The scarcity of food and relief material has unleashed a food war and rampant looting. Flood victims, who have gone without food for more than a week now, are in no mood to wait any longer....
  • Inside Myanmar, country after the cyclone May 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Relief officials say about 1.5 million people in Myanmar are at risk of starvation and disease if aid doesnt reach the victims of cyclone Nargis soon. But the ruling military junta of a closed country seems more set on ensuring very little news of the situation inside Myanmar...
  • Young MPs drop politics, unite against hunger July 18, 2007

    New Delhi: A group of young MPs from across parties went on a journey to know why there is starvation in our villages. Here is what they suggest as solution. ...
  • Bengal tea garden workers in dire straits July 3, 2007

    Jalpaiguri: Twentysixyearold Santhali girl, Rita, can barely make ends meet. She and her family were casual labours in the Ramjhora Tea Estate, which was abandoned by its owners in August 2002. Last year Rita lost her husband and inlaws in the space of a month, and though the government doesn't...
  • Global warming threat to migratory birds May 14, 2007

    Bonn (Germany): Disoriented by erratic weather, birds are changing migration habits and routes to adjust to warmer winters, disappearing feeding grounds and shrinking wetlands, a migration expert says. Failure to adapt risks extinction. Birds face starvation when they arrive too early or too late to find their normal diet of insects,...
  • Death alert: Govt to revive tea gardens March 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Following reports of starvation deaths in closed tea gardens, a concerned Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh have taken initiatives to revive the tea gardens. As much as 20 tea gardens were closed in Kerala, 17 in West Bengal and two in Assam. Ramesh on Sunday said in...
  • Tasted hunger? Asks Blood Diamond January 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Ever wondered what is it like being starved in a wartorn land where survival is what everyone is fighting for? This is exactly what the makers of Leonardo Di Caprio starrer Blood Diamond are asking its worldwide viewers. The film carries a strong message from the World Food...