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India 147th among 157 countries on commitment to reduce inequality: Oxfam

India ranks at 147 among 157 countries Oxfam analysed for their commitment to reduce inequality, saying it was a "very worrying situation" given that the country is home to 1.3 billion people, a report revealed on Tuesday.

Oct 09, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

'India should focus more on reducing poverty than inequality'

Poverty reduction should take precedence over reducing inequality in India, outgoing Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Monday, while underlining that the country needs to focus much more on providing equality of opportunities, health and education.

Aug 28, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential.

Jun 22, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

All religions are used by men to control women: Mona Eltahawy

Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning journalist and a vocal speaker on women’s rights believes that all religions are used by men to control women.

May 25, 2016, 10:16 AM IST

'2015 saw 30 lakh Indians joining millions worldwide against climate change'

Over 20 lakh Indians participated in a global campaign to demand urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change that preceded the Conference of Parties (CoP-21) in November, the world's largest civil society movement said.

Dec 29, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

India is second most ignorant nation of the world: Survey

The survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, a London-based market research firm, polled 25,000 people from 33 countries.

Dec 06, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Zoe Saldana slams inequality in Hollywood

Actress Zoe Saldana claims she was almost dropped from a film because of her pregnancy last year and thinks movie studios should pay for childcare.

Jun 18, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

OECD urges global finance reforms to fight inequality

The OECD called Wednesday for financial sector reforms to combat inequality and lift economic growth in developed nations.

Jun 17, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Of economic inequality and homelessness

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May 01, 2015, 11:19 AM IST

Anglican leaders slam `evil` inequality under Cameron

Church of England leaders have launched a stinging critique of Britain under the Conservative-led coalition government, saying the "evil" of inequality was leaving parts of the country "trapped" in decline.

Jan 15, 2015, 19:57 PM IST

Checking income inequality key to fighting poverty in India: Report

 Ninety million Indians could be lifted out of extreme poverty by 2019 if only the country manages to prevent a rise in income inequality, according to a report by an international development organisation.

Oct 31, 2014, 22:11 PM IST

How brain responds to fairness, inequality

A new study has provided a deeper insight into the how does people's brain responds to the questions regarding to fairness, inequality, work and money.

Oct 21, 2014, 14:34 PM IST

Global wealth soars to $263 trillion, as inequality swells: Study

Global wealth skyrocketed 8.3 percent over the past year to a record $263 trillion, but the distribution of the riches has also become increasingly unequal, a Credit Suisse report said Tuesday.

Oct 14, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Facts: Economic Disparity In India

•Inequality in earnings has doubled in India over the last two decades, making it the worst performer on this count of all emerging economies. The top 10% of wage earners now make 12 times more than the bottom 10%, up from a ratio of six in the 1990s.

Sep 23, 2013, 20:51 PM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2013, 20:42 PM IST

Barack Obama warns of growing inequality in US

President Barack Obama warned of "growing inequality" in the US despite the fact that the country has left behind the worst economic crisis.

Jul 25, 2013, 10:48 AM IST

NREGA helps reduce poverty, inequality: Report

The UNDP has highlighted India`s rural employment guarantee scheme, popularly known as NREGA, for its impact on reducing poverty and reversing inequality.

Jun 18, 2010, 23:42 PM IST

President seeks coordinated approach for gender justice

Observing that execution of various
programmes for gender justice and empowerment, particularly
for women, lacked integration, President Pratibha Patil today
called for a coordinated approach in its implementation.

Apr 16, 2010, 23:14 PM IST