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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Only 26.7 per cent below poverty line by 2015: Purandeswari
India today said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will b...
At 56 deaths a month, Vidarbha screams for intervention
Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region has seen 168 farmer suicides in the first three months of this year.
India accounts for one third of the world poor: World Bank
India accounts for one-third of the world poor, people living on less than USD 1.25 (about Rs 65) pe...
Disparity, lack of skills biggest challenges: Maken
Increasing divide between the rich and the poor and lack of skill training among the poor youth rema...
Over 68 million Indians living in slums
Approximately 68 million Indians are living in slums, according to a government census.
Poverty declined to 14 per cent in Delhi
Poverty in Delhi has come down to 14 per cent of the population from around 50 per cent 31 years ago...
`Ending poverty in UP a must for World Bank mission`
World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim on Tuesday said the mission of the multilateral institution...
Bill to protect street vendors likely to be passed soon: Maken
A bill to regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights is likely to be passed in...
‘Haryana govt helping women living below poverty line’
An amount of Rs 66.22 crore was used under the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Viwah Shagun Yojana to fa...
Mexico launches war on hunger
The Mexican government launched a national program to combat hunger, initially focused on serving th...
China still has 200 million poor below poverty line: CPC
Concerned over the rising wealth gap in Chinese society, top leaders of the ruling Communist Party o...
Embezzlement of poverty alleviation funds intolerable crime: Xi
China`s new leader Xi Jinping Sunday visited impoverished villages close to Beijing.
Fruits of growth must reach have-nots: Pranab Mukherjee
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the high economic growth would mean nothing unless its frui...
UP, Bihar, Maharashtra home to highest number of poor
Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of poor population at 7.37 crore, followed by Bihar and Maharas...
India, Pak should jointly combat hunger: Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said India and Pakistan should jointly combat hunger a...
`Poverty eradication should be focus of UN development work`
India has said that poverty eradication should be the focus of the United Nations operational activi...
Rural development can eradicate poverty: Tarun Gogoi
The government has to focus more on development of rural areas for eradicating poverty and unemploym...
Maha govt proposes financial incentive scheme for girls
Maharashtra government has proposed a special financial incentive scheme aimed at bringing under its...
India urged to end child marriages
The UN agencies asked the Indian government to take the lead in pressing for incremental action to f...
Every third Pakistani is poor
The Sustainable Development Policy Institute has called for a policy to combat acute poverty.
Brazil`s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty
Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the...
Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data
No one can deny that President Sebastian Pinera has made real efforts to combat poverty, fostering j...
Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court
SC has said the question of fixing the poverty line was in the domain of expert bodies like the Plan...
Two girls found abandoned in train in Ambala
The girls were found weeping inconsolably in Haridwar- Ganganagar Express.
Proposed free mobile phones to BPL people a poll gimmick: BJP
BJP termed it an "election gimmick" aimed at diverting the attention of people from key issues confr...
Mobiles to BPL janta: How about the toilets first?
Is a cell phone the basic touchstone to measure how developed a country is?
US: Gurdwara shooter remembered for his ‘ill will’
Wade Michael Page, the man who shot dead six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, is being remember...
10% of rural India lives on less than Rs 17 a day
Two decades of economic reforms and drum beating about inclusive growth seem to have failed as 10% o...
New policy for constructing houses for BPL categor
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a new policy for construction of houses for B...
Govt should make right to food a fundamental right
With President Pranab Mukherjee calling for erasing poverty, CPI(M) on Thursday said his vision coul...
UN system should respond to poverty challenges: India
Poverty eradication should be at the heart of UN`s operational activities for development, India has...
Tripura to provide rice at Rs 2 per kg
Ahead of the state assembly elections due in February, the Tripura government has decided to provide...
US exchange program needs more changes: Advocates
The State Department should add housekeepers to a list of prohibited jobs for foreign college studen...
India’s eradication of poverty ground sweeps the day at Rio
India had more than one reason to be happy, when its main concern of eradication of poverty be given...
Planning Commission revamps 2 toilets at Rs 35L
Planning Commission, which is mired in a controversy over what constitutes the poverty line, has spe...
Rangarajan to head panel for reviewing poverty line
The Planning Commission on Thursday constituted an expert group headed by C Rangarajan to review the...
Ten lakh SHGs to be formed in Bihar in 5 years
Ten lakhs Self Help Groups would be formed in Bihar in next the five years to weed out poverty.
One third Indians think they are `suffering`
Gallup classified respondents as thriving, struggling or suffering according to how they rated their...
Ramesh attacks MPs questioning plan panel`s definition of poor
Jairam Ramesh said members raising the issue were probably only aware of Sachin Tendulkar, not Sures...
Controversy over poverty line "overdone": WB Prez
Lauding India for managing to reduce poverty, WB Prez Robert Zoellick said that controversy over pov...
Plan panel`s definition of poverty a joke: BJP
Slamming the Planning Commission over its controversial definition of poverty, the BJP has said th...
Lords committee attacks British aid to India
The issue of sending aid to an increasingly prosperous India provoked public fury in February in Bri...
People in Pakistan ‘poor’, lawmakers `royal`
Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs owns over 24,000 acres of land.
Need new estimates of poverty: PM
PM Manmohan Singh Thursday said a government panel would devise new methods to assess poverty in the...
World Bank says no plan to trim lending to India
The World Bank will not reduce its financial assistance at the moment to India for poverty alleviati...
Uproar in LS over Plan panel`s poverty estimates
The Lok Sabha was adjourned today following uproar over the fresh poverty estimates released by th...
Poverty data: Ploy to deceive poor, say RS members
Opposition parties today raised the issue of Planning Commission reducing the number of people liv...
Not the time to end aid to India: Britain
Britain on Sunday clarified that it has no immediate plans to end its aid programme to India.
`Climate change and poverty major problems`
Renowned British economist Nicolas Stern today said climate change and poverty posed two major chall...
Poverty and crime linked, shows Tihar data
Poverty and crime are linked to each other, reveal statistics from Asia`s largest jail -- Tihar Pr...
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