Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey and Santosh Bhagat | Thursday December 18, 2014
The last phase of polling in Jharkhand will take place on Saturday, in areas that are considered the stronghold of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. In the past year though, districts like Godda, where elections are due, have been in the news for trafficki...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 27, 2014
The Maharashtra government has decided to adopt e-tendering of sugar from the open market to supply below poverty line (BPL) beneficiaries under the public distribution system.
Thursday November 27, 2014
A unique genius. A man of immense letters, words, thoughts and several unknown deeds, born and brought up in extreme poverty, earning his living with Rs 20 per month and then creating some of the most extraordinary writings in literary India," Big B ...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday November 26, 2014
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called for "a dispute free South Asia where instead of fighting each other we fight disease and poverty" - in what was seen as a muted reference to an ongoing standoff on talks with India.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 19, 2014
India aims to boost investment in industrial, economic and social sectors of Africa as the 54-nation continent tries to ramp up development to alleviate poverty, the UN General Assembly was told on Friday.
Thursday October 2, 2014
In Bangladesh, average rural wages rose to $2.21 a day in 2010 from $1.52 in 2005, a 45 per cent increase, while India saw a rise of 35 per cent between 2005 and 2012, to $2.91 a day from $2.15.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 30, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for development and good governance saying he wants to create opportunities for a "neo-middle class" that has come above the poverty line.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 29, 2014
A seven-month-old boy was yesterday rescued when his mother allegedly tried to sell him apparently because of poverty, police said.
India | Associated Press | Saturday September 20, 2014
The Dalai Lama brought religious leaders together on Saturday to mull some of India's most pressing problems, from gender violence to widespread poverty, while praising the country's religious harmony as proof to the world that different communities ...
Thursday August 28, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched his government's mega scheme 'Jan Dhan Yojana', declaring that it was aimed at eradicating financial untouchability by providing bank accounts to the poor.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Thursday August 28, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a massive scheme to provide a bank account to every household and said that to end poverty, India has to end "financial untouchability."
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 26, 2014
India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Monday August 11, 2014
103-year-old Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner, has asked people of all faiths to join a peace marathon in the UK saying people should be fighting injustice, poverty and hatred, not each other.
India | Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday August 3, 2014
In Bengal, malnourishment and poverty related diseases have killed at least 100 people since January in the tea gardens in the Dooars, according to NGOs working in the area.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 2, 2014
Against the backdrop of the US blaming India for the failure of WTO talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that developed countries should "understand" the challenges of poverty in developing nations and their governments' responsibilitie...
India | NDTV.com | Monday July 21, 2014
The full transcript of discussion between Dr C Rangarajan, Prof Abhijit Banerjee, TN Ninan and Harsh Mander with NDTV's Sonia Singh
Opinion | Sonia Singh | Sunday July 20, 2014
We often ignore human and social implications of poverty, writes Sonia Singh.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday July 19, 2014
The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said Saturday.
India | Indo Asian News Service | Thursday July 17, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon South American countries to come together "to seek faster growth and newer avenues of generating prosperity, find solutions to the challenge of poverty and preserve our environment, and use our re...
India | Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday July 16, 2014
India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as a whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.