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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.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:45

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 Wednesday.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:10

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:17

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 Thursday.

India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:48

India`s output could be hit this year as rains, crucial for the summer-sown rice crop, were 40 percent below average in the first six weeks of the June-September monsoon season.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

Bihar accuses Centre of `discrimination` for slashing housing quota

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:48

Bihar govt rued that it was unable to meet the growing demands for shelter by the poor and accused the Centre of discrimination against it.

If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them: Chappell

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:19

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22-yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches.

Poor monsoon threatens first drought in five years

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 09:10

A poor monsoon cuts exports, stokes food inflation and leads to lower demand for products ranging from cars to consumer goods.

Railway Budget has nothing for the poor: Tariq Anwar

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:15

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

100 million more Indians defined as poor: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:11

The poverty line is used to help determine government welfare benefit entitlements.

3 out of 10 in India are poor: Rangarajan panel

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 02:44

A panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan has dismissed the Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty and said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 percent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor.