abject poverty

Court slams failure to weed out Bangladeshi migrants


August 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday expressed concern over the central government's failure to act against nearly three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are staying in the ... Read more...

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Drug overdose common way to die in showbiz: Siddharth (Movie Snippets)


July 15th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Southern actor Siddharth is devastated after hearing of the sudden death of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone's son Sage and says that it is sad ... Read more...

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In encephalitis-hit Bihar, parents pray to god to save their kids


June 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur(Bihar), June 29 (IANS) The disease has already claimed the lives of more than 200 children and affected nearly 600 in Bihar. Distraught parents are now praying to god to ... Read more...

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After riots, girls fall prey to sex trade in Kandhamal


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kandhamal (Odisha), March 22 (IANS) Abject poverty is pushing many young girls from Odisha's Kandhamal district, that witnessed terrible communal riots in August 2008, into the sex trade. Girls from ... Read more...

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Vote bank politics shields illegal Bangladeshis: Court (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Petty vote bank politics prevents firm, resolute and intense government action against nearly three crore Bangladeshis illegally staying in India, a Delhi court said while ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe bans sale of used knickers


January 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Jan 11 (IANS) In a decision better late than never, the Zimbabwe government, realising how abject poverty in the country has pushed its people into buying second-hand lingerie, has ... Read more...

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Jammu, the refugee city of India (Part-I)


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashJammu, May 3 (ANI): It is not a happy city. The winter capital of the strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir has too much angst to pass off as ... Read more...

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Jammu migrants: A neglected second cousin?


April 1st, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Abdul Aziz Khan, 49, and Shanker Dass, 53, have more than one thing in common. As victims of militancy in the Jammu region, they migrated ... Read more...

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Siliguri sex workers demand equal status ahead of polls


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, (West Bengal), Mar.24 (ANI): Demanding equal status and respect in society, sex workers in Siliguri have urged regional political parties to address their concerns ahead of provincial polls.Hundreds of sex workers ... Read more...

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President Patil’s intervention gets job for injured woman footballer


March 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Taking serious note of former Indian women's football team vice captain Madhu Kumari's plight, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has intervened and helped her ... Read more...

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Poverty, not pleasure, forces women into prostitution: Court


February 14th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it was because of "abject poverty" and not for "pleasure" that a woman is compelled to indulge in prostitution. It also ordered ... Read more...

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Supreme Court directs Centre, States to rehabilitate prostitutes


February 14th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday observing that the sex workers are also entitled to the protection of Article 21(Liberty) asked the Central Government and States/Union Territories to ... Read more...

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Congress activists protest against government apathy towards farmers in Madhya Pradesh


February 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Feb 13(ANI): Activists of the Congress party staged a demonstration in Bhopal on Sunday to protest against the neglect of farmers by the state government.Farmers and agriculturalists in Madhya Pradesh have ... Read more...

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‘Agle Janam…’ comes to end Saturday


February 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) "Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo", one of the Zee TV's popular shows, will come to an end with a one-and-half hours' special episode Saturday.The serial highlighted ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif “in bed with anti-Pakistan elements”: Musharraf


February 8th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif of providing political cover to religious extremists in the country."He [Nawaz] has close links ... Read more...

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No rehabilitation for 95 percent of rescued child labourers


January 25th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Around 95 percent of child labourers rescued from various factory units in Delhi over a year are yet to be rehabilitated, making them more liable ... Read more...

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Tulsi Chakrabarty Was The Best Comedian India Ever Had: Bibhu Bhattacharjee


December 20th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Not only did the maestro comedian, whose most recognized work was as the lead in Satyajit Ray’s ‘Parash Pathar’, work as a stand-up clown with a circus group, he was also ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi says Naxalism is biggest threat to internal security of India


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that naxalism is the biggest threat to internal security of India.Addressing a meeting of the All India Congress ... Read more...

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Oprah - The Queen Of Daytime TV


October 18th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Oprah Winfrey, the queen of day time TV reigns supreme in the hearts of her viewers despite many odds. Winfrey dons many hats and those of ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Police reach out to locals to combat Maoists


September 10th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Palamu (Jharkhand), Sep 10 (ANI): Aiming to combat Maoists by alleviating the plight of the people, the police in Jharkhand's Palamu District organised a mass kitchen here on Friday, where they distributed ... Read more...

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Development plans in Maoist districts to be revised: Chidambaram


August 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Admitting that the government's developmental plans were not delivering desired results in impoverished tribal regions of east and central India, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for halting Roma eviction in Belgrade


August 6th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 6 (ANI): Hindus have asked Serbia not to undertake reportedly proposed forced eviction of Roma families from capital Belgrade who have not been offered any adequate alternate housing.Noted Hindu ... Read more...

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Pawar bats for GM crops to meet food security (Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Strongly arguing for the genetically modified crops, which he said could solve the country's food security problem, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday asked scientists to double efforts ... Read more...

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Remove misgivings regarding GM crops, says Pawar


February 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Double your efforts to remove all misgivings regarding genetically modified (GM) crops from the minds of policy-makers and the public, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told scientists here ... Read more...

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Pawar urges scientists to remove all misgivings regarding GM crops


February 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has urged agricultural scientists to double their efforts to remove all misgivings regarding GM crops from the minds of both policy makers and ... Read more...

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Cuba calls Haiti situation a shame


January 29th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 29 (IANS) The situation in Haiti after the devastating earthquake Jan 12 is a shame for humankind, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has said. The Cuban minister said the abject poverty ... Read more...

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George Cross winner’s widow gets New Year greeting from Britain


January 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 1 (IANS) George Cross winner Kirpa Ram's widow Brahmi Devi, who is now fighting to get his stolen medal back to India, has received New Year's greetings from the Britain-based ... Read more...

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Government taking proactive steps to eliminate child labour: Kharge


December 15th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 15(ANI): Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said that every effort would be made by the Government to eliminate the menace of child labour from the ... Read more...

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Medal auction: High court gives notice to Himachal government


November 28th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) Taking note of media reports on the auction of a gallantry medal awarded by Britain to an Indian soldier in 1946, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed ... Read more...

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Indian widow denies selling bravery medal being auctioned in London (Lead) (With image)


November 27th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar and Vishal Gulati London/Shimla, Nov 27 (IANS) An upscale London auction house and the impoverished widow of an Indian pre-Independence soldier were Friday locked in a dispute over the ... Read more...

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Kids take out rally demanding employment for parents on Children’s Day in Bihar


November 14th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.14 (ANI): As the nation celebrated Children's Day on Saturday, severalkids of the retrenched employees of various State-run enterprises in Bihar took out a rally to draw attention of all ... Read more...

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Mewat desperate for basic amenities, not big poll promises


October 12th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mewat, Oct 12 (IANS) Jobless youngsters can be seen sitting and chatting at tea stalls, women washing clothes in dirty ponds, naked children playing in the dust with flies all around. Welcome ... Read more...

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Woman performs last rites of husband in Uttar Pradesh


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, August 22 (IANS) Nearly 1,500 residents of a village in Uttar Pradesh stood by a woman, who in a rare departure from traditional Hindu custom, performed the last rites ... Read more...

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UNICEF’s campaign girl against child labour continues to lead miserable life


August 5th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 5 (ANI): After becoming The United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF)campaign girl against child labour, Chunchun Kumari, 10, had thought her miserable days would end soon. But little did she think ... Read more...

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Excerpts from PM’s reply to parliament debate


July 29th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Excerpts from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reply in the Lok Sabha Wednesday to the debate on India-Pakistan issues and the government's foreign policy initiatives: As I have ... Read more...

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