Over 51,000 affected, 28 killed by Niger flooding: UN

At least 28 people have been killed and more than 51,000 affected by flooding in Niger after heavy rains in June inundated swathes of the impoverished nation, the United Nations said Thursday.

Combating malnutrition on war footing: Narendra Modi

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Thursday said in its pursuit of bringing all-round development, the state government has undertaken efforts on "a war footing" to combat malnutrition.

Economic disparity in India

"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics", once said a great Greek historian Plutarch. Being a resource rich country, many parts of India still suffers from malnutrition, poverty and many other concerning problems, with the rich are getting richer and poor getting poorer.

Assam ranks third in HDI progress rate

Assam ranks thirds in the rate of progress in Human Development Index among all the major states in the country.

India ranks low 134 in Human Development Index

The report said India`s HDI value for 2011 was 0.547 positioning the country in the `medium human development category`.

Kerala, Delhi top Human Development Index chart

The report was released by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the presence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Human Development Index rose 21%; Kerala tops chart

Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Goa were placed at second, third and fourth position respectively.

India ranks 134th on UNDP Index

Quality of life in India continues to be appalling with the country ranked 134 on UN Development Index.