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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

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