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Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency and "pro-active" in performing their duties.

Economic Survey favours direct cash subsidies for BPL households

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:57

The government's pre-budget Economic Survey Wednesday suggested payment of subsidy in cash for those below poverty line through technologies like biometric identification, observing the current methodology has led to distorted resource allocation.

Do poverty estimates actually cover the poor?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:16

Is this yet another statistical exercise or just a poverty guessing game?

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:42

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:24

More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report on Monday, warning the region will miss most of its development goals.

Consider financial background before setting poverty line: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:14

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that the poverty line should be based on the financial background of a person.

Shame that we are still debating poverty: MJ Akbar

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:09

Commenting on the C Rangarajan Committee report on new poverty lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader MJ Akbar on Monday said that it is a matter of shame that even after six decades of independence, the country is still debating on poverty.

Rangarajan panel report on poverty attacked by parties

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:56

The Rangarajan Committee, which has suggested a new benchmark for describing poverty on Monday came under sharp attack from political parties, which said it amounted to "mocking at the poor" and makes neither "common sense" nor "economic sense".

Rangarajan panel report on poverty attacked by parties

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:09

The Rangarajan Committee, which has suggested a new benchmark for describing poverty, Monday came under sharp attack from political parties, which said it amounted to "mocking at the poor" and makes neither "common sense" nor "economic sense".

Rangarajan defends poverty estimates; says meet global norms

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:06

Defending his calculation that three out of 10 in India are poor, former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan Monday said poverty numbers provided by him are not conservative estimates and they are at par with global standards.

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.