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Developing countries see swelling middle class: ILO

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:29

Workers in developing countries are increasingly moving to better jobs and joining the middle class, but 839 million workers still earn less than $2.00 a day, the International Labour Organization said.

Urban poor's problems a big challenge before new government

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 16:16

One of the biggest challenges for the next government will be to resolve problems of the urban poor who have not benefited from poverty alleviation schemes and are reeling under high prices, a senior official said.

Court takes lenient view towards two youths in robbery case

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 15:53

Taking a lenient view towards two youths in a robbery case, a Delhi court ordered their release, observing that the crime was committed as they were in dire need of money for treatment of the mother of one of them who was HIV positive and later died and they had already spent one year in jail.

ADB to realign operations in Asia-Pacific to tackle poverty

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:25

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it would realign its operations in the Asia-Pacific region to give a thrust to inclusiveness, saying the region continues to face huge poverty challenges.

My mother washed utensils in people`s homes: Modi on poverty

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 19:27

"I sustained a living by selling tea. My mother used to wash utensils in other people`s homes", said Narendra Modi Tuesday as he invoked his humble background to tell voters how he understood the pain of poverty.

Obama seeks to leverage American innovation

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 07:38

US President Barack Obama has sought to leverage American innovation to help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, and increased agricultural production and food security without further accelerating climate change.

Philippines unveils new plan to fight persistent poverty

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:12

The Philippines Monday announced plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to lift millions out of poverty.

Nations like India must allocate more resources to end extreme poverty: WB

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:37

Countries like India, which accounts for nearly one third of the people living in poverty globally, need to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocate more resources to the extreme poor, the World Bank said Thursday.

India needs multi-pronged approach to eradicate poverty: Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 18:22

A multi-pronged approach with focus on inclusive economic growth would help eradicate poverty, which is increasingly getting concentrated in a few geographical areas, says a research report.

Bring homeguard jawans under BPL: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:05

Punjab BJP accused the state government of not paying heed to the "plight" of homeguard jawans, demanding that they should be brought under the Below Poverty Line.

Obama 2015 budget seeks $60 billion tax credit expansion: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 10:00

President Barack Obama will strike a firmly populist tone in his 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, proposing to pay for an expansion of a popular tax credit for the working poor by eliminating tax breaks claimed by wealthy Americans.

India can lift 580 mn people above empowerment line: McKinsey

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:35

According to MGI, the 'empowerment line' is "a new and more holistic measure of income deprivation."