Gates meets PM, lauds focus on sanitation and banking for poor

 Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation and the ambitious scheme to bring the poor people under the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana.

France`s Hollande `hurt` at ex`s claim he hates the poor

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday launched a fresh salvo against a scathing memoir written by his former partner, saying he had been particularly "hurt" by claims he secretly despises the poor.

Succour for the poor: Kerala's rights panel

There has been a marked increase in the number of people approaching the Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) with their grievances, especially from the poor and helpless, its top official said.

Hospitals in India discriminate against poor: Rahul Gandhi

Hospitals in India discriminate against the poor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here Friday.

2.2 bn people are `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are "poor or near-poor," a UN flagship report said Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

Railway Budget has nothing for the poor: Tariq Anwar

Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP ) leader, Tariq Anwar today said that there is nothing for the poor in the Budget.

Now Maoists distribute books, pens among poor

In perhaps a change of tack, Maoists in Bihar are distributing books, notebooks, pens and pencils to the children of the poorest of poor in a bid to win over the confidence and sympathy of the people in rural areas, an official said.

Modi`s ministers vow to work for development, welfare of poor

Ministers in the Narendra Modi government Monday vowed to work for the country`s development and welfare of the poor, though most of them remained tight-lipped about portfolio allotment.

Afghanistan`s `forgotten` poor wince as billions in aid go to badlands

For all the billions of dollars in foreign aid that have poured into Afghanistan over the past 12 years, Sajeda, her head-to-toe burqa covered in dust, sobs that the world has forgotten the poorest of the poor in the largely untroubled north of the country.

Not mandatory for private hospitals to treat poor for free: Delhi HC

In a setback to poor patients, the Delhi High Court Monday exempted city`s four big private hospitals from the "mandatory obligation" to provide free treatment to certain percentage of poor patients.

Katy Perry entertains with poor pronunciation

Katy Perry left an Australian TV show team in hysterics when she mispronounced the names of some of the country`s most famous cities while reading the weather forecast.

World needs new awakening to tackle rich-poor divide: Khurshid

Observing that disparities between the rich and the poor are growing, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today pitched for a new global awakening and a means to meet the needs of the poorest "effectively and adequately".

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Guj govt

Gujarat government today clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally without involving the Centre.

Tripura`s Chief Minister enjoys `poorest CM` tag

For Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, the tag of being the "poorest Chief Minister in India" comes not a bit embarrassing, but rather he is appreciative of it.

Hunger affects people`s attitudes towards poor

A new study has shown that hunger affects our attitudes towards the welfare of the poor.

Chhattisgarh polls: BJP showers sops for poor, farmers, students in manifesto

Rice at Rs one per kg for poor families and bonus for farmers, are the key promises made by the ruling BJP in its manifesto for Chhattisgarh polls.

Biju, JB, Naveen ruled for 35 yrs, still Odisha poor: Srikant Jena

Barely two days after Union Minister Shashi Tharoor praised Naveen Patnaik for good governance in Odisha, another Union Minister Srikant Jena has held the Chief Minister responsible for the backwardness and poverty of the state.

Providing food to poor is not wastage of money: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked critics of the food security bill which was passed by Parliament last week.

Montek rules out approaching IMF over economic woes

Hit by a currency crisis and poor growth, India on Saturday ruled out approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance, saying the economic situation has not reached a point where outside help is warranted.