2.2 bn people are `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are "poor or near-poor," a UN flagship report said Thursday.

SC stays eviction of poor dwellers on cantonment land in MP

The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of poor dwellers and stayed the eviction and subsequent demolition of their houses built on land of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board at Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh.

New towns pose health risks for India`s poor: Study

While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.

Dearth of films on poor, marginalised people: Aparna Sen

Aparna Sen Friday lamented the dearth of movies in India showcasing the plight of the marginalised communities and the urban and rural poor.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Fruits of growth must reach have-nots: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the high economic growth would mean nothing unless its fruits reached the poor people living below the poverty line in the country.

Poor more prone to smoking in India: Study

Socio-economic milieu also has a bearing on the smoking habit as poor men in India smoke more than the rich, says a recent study.

Now Delhi to have food banks soon!

The scheme is being modelled on the lines of food banks in Chicago where community groups run them to feed hungry people by collecting excess food from hotels, wedding reception.

Poorer people more compassionate, says a study

Poorer people are more attuned to suffering and more compassionate than their richer counterparts, says a study.