Poverty

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  • Raje government completes four years, outlines welfare schemes

    Raje government completes four years, outlines welfare schemes

    The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, which completed four years in office on Wednesday, said that welfare of the poor remains its highest priority and outlined the development schemes it has rolled out. According to a press release issued by......

    December 13, 2017
  • 'Ajji':  A film with a horrifying mirror image of poverty

    'Ajji': A film with a horrifying mirror image of poverty

    Ajji is a horror tale of the most extreme kind, with a work so stark, real and honest that it serves up brutality in its most elementary form.

    November 23, 2017
  • Far from over

    Far from over

    Areport released by the Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoCPA) on the occasion of the 25th International day for the Eradication of Poverty shed light once again on some alarming facts. 23.38 percent of the total population of Nepal......

    October 30, 2017
  • Insurance for the poor

    Insurance for the poor

    Finance is the cementing force that holds all the pieces of our life together. It enables money to be in the right place, at the right time, and for the right situation. To borrow and save is to move money......

    October 21, 2017
  • Demonetisation will cure disease of poverty: Bhamre

    Demonetisation will cure disease of poverty: Bhamre

    Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre on Monday said demonetisation of Rs 1000 and 500 notes will cure the country of the disease of poverty. "This (demonetisation) is like a medicine. The long term effect is very......

    October 9, 2017
  • 'Poverty is an epidemic'

    'Poverty is an epidemic'

    Jillian Haslam’s life story reads like a modern day fairy tale but there is no fantasy around it except the raw reality of poverty. One had the rare opportunity of having a conversation with Haslam when she came to Kolkata......

    September 24, 2017
  • Anchorless they move on

    Anchorless they move on

    With her little son tied to a stone side by, Phulmani, 21, toils hard at a construction site here to make both ends meet. Like many other migrant labourers, illiterate Phulmani moves on anchorless in search of livelihood with her fate......

    September 13, 2017
  • Persistent poverty

    Persistent poverty

    Anybody connected with political science, economics, development studies, democracy, and socialism has to willy-nilly engage in discussions on the marginalised, the deprived, the downtrodden, the destitute... in a word, the poor. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Poverty is an......

    August 7, 2017
  • 'Indian culture has soft power to make it influential leader'

    'Indian culture has soft power to make it influential leader'

    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has warned against remaking India in a way that undermines its soft power, saying this quality of Indian culture has the potential to make the country truly an "influential" leader in the 21st century. Speaking......

    June 9, 2017
  • Moody's warns Pakistan against growing external debt

    Moody's warns Pakistan against growing external debt

    Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service has predicted that Pakistans external debt will grow to $79 billion by June, higher than initial estimates, the media reported on Tuesday. In its latest report on Monday, Moody's said that Pakistan's challenges......

    May 9, 2017
  • Three Delhi Police officials awarded for tracing 77 missing children

    Three Delhi Police officials awarded for tracing 77 missing children

    Three Delhi Police personnel, who had traced 77 missing or runaway children and reunited them with their families, were awarded by Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Tuesday. "The officers who have been awarded by Patnaik were Inspector Abhinendra, the station......

    April 11, 2017
  • A new prism to view poverty

    A new prism to view poverty

    For me, Gandhi’s third class compartment tour of India in a half-naked fakir avatar was a shrewd Baniya political masterstroke until I spent 37 hours in the unreserved general class of the Howrah-Yashwantpur Express in the first week of March.......

    March 23, 2017
  • A new prism to view poverty

    A new prism to view poverty

    For me, Gandhi’s third class compartment tour of India in a half-naked fakir avatar was a shrewd Baniya political masterstroke until I spent 37 hours in the unreserved general class of the Howrah-Yashwantpur Express in the first week of March.......

    March 23, 2017