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

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 07:51

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

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:45

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Wednesday.

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:14

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

UP to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 09:33

The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line families in the state, officials said.

UK lauds India`s efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:27

The British government has appreciated India`s fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging".

UK lauds India's efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:08

The British government has appreciated India's fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging".

Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 04:34

Bolivia has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.

1/3rd of world`s extreme poor in India; highest under-5 deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:55

One third of the extreme poor global population reside in India which has also recorded the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, the latest UN Millennium Development Goals report has said.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

HC to Gujarat govt: Provide BPL cards to 1.45 lakh applicants

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:34

The Gujarat High Court directed the state government here on Tuesday to provide below poverty line (BPL) cards to 1.45 lakh applicants from Junagadh district, after processing their applications within two months, in response to a public interest litigation (PIL).

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.