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.
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:35
According to MGI, the 'empowerment line' is "a new and more holistic measure of income deprivation."
Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 18:46
The police on Sunday prevented a three-month-old baby from being sold by his mother who claimed she was forced to take the decision because of abject poverty.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 17:42
The Kerala government`s flagship programme Kudumbashree, aimed at poverty eradication and women`s empowerment, has created interest in Bahrain, a state minister said.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 21:16
Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:13
The report estimated that on an average, just half of the public money spent on basic services actually reaches the people as real benefits.
Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 19:43
US Secretary of State John Kerry has enumerated Climate change among the world`s most serious problems besides disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He made a sincere appeal and called on all nations to respond to "the greatest challenge of our generation."
Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 21:38
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".
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:41
The number of poor in the country declined to 27 crore in 2011-12, from 40.74 crore in 2004-05, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said Wednesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:37
The net worth of India's billionaire community has soared 12-fold in 15 years - enough to eliminate absolute poverty twice over in the country, where income inequality is also on the rise, according to the IMF.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:25
Amidst controversy over Gujarat government`s poverty figures, Congress today took a jibe at the Narendra Modi-led government, questioning if poor people were only migrating to that state.
Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 00:00
The Gujarat Congress demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, for allegedly manipulating numbers related to the Below Poverty Line (BPL).
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