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

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:51

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

SC stays eviction of poor dwellers on cantonment land in MP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 19:04

The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of poor dwellers and stayed the eviction and subsequent demolition of their houses built on land of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board at Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.

Dearth of films on poor, marginalised people: Aparna Sen

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 09:59

Aparna Sen Friday lamented the dearth of movies in India showcasing the plight of the marginalised communities and the urban and rural poor.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 21:10

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Fruits of growth must reach have-nots: Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 17:12

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the high economic growth would mean nothing unless its fruits reached the poor people living below the poverty line in the country.

Now Delhi to have food banks soon!

Last Updated: Friday, June 08, 2012, 21:47

The scheme is being modelled on the lines of food banks in Chicago where community groups run them to feed hungry people by collecting excess food from hotels, wedding reception.

Poorer people more compassionate, says a study

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 11:44

Poorer people are more attuned to suffering and more compassionate than their richer counterparts, says a study.