living below the poverty line

60 mn below poverty line in Mexico by yearend


September 6th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Underemployment, inflation and other factors have eroded the income level of some 31 million Mexicans, and by the end of this year there will be ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh on rampant uterus-removal surgeries


July 25th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on reports that doctors in the state were unnecessarily removing women's uteruses to ... Read more...

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Free LPG to 25,000 BPL families in Bihar


July 25th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 25 (IANS) As many as 25,000 families living below the poverty line in Bihar will get free LPG connections, a minister said Wednesday.Minister for Food and Consumer Protection ... Read more...

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Rice at Rs.2 a kg for poor in Tripura: Sarkar


July 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) To woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura will provide rice under the public distribution system (PDS) to the ... Read more...

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Tripura worst-governed state in India, says Congress


June 7th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Months ahead of the assembly polls in Tripura, the Congress Thursday released a "charge sheet" against the state government, describing India's lone Left-ruled state as the ... Read more...

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UP pension for BPL families


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced an ambitious pension scheme to pay Rs.400 a month for families living below the poverty line.Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension ... Read more...

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Now, workers in unorganised sector under health insurance scheme


January 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday brought workers in the unorganised sector under the cover of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana through which they are entitled to smart ... Read more...

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Bihar uploads clips of corrupt officials


October 21st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bihar government has uploaded clips of complaints against Bihar officials who allegedly sought bribes to implement welfare schemes.The aim, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said, ... Read more...

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Higher benefits won’t spark baby boom: Brazil president


October 12th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff denied Tuesday that the expansion of financial aid for Brazil's poorest citizens will boost the nation's birthrate, as some critics of those programmes ... Read more...

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Skill development programme for poor in Delhi


September 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday launched a skill development and employment programme for over 3,000 people living below the poverty line.A total of 3,282 ... Read more...

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Mayawati seeks reservation for upper caste poor


September 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Barely a day after she raised demand for reservation for Muslims, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday shot off another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Apex court to examine Kerala education quota for poor (Lead)


August 30th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the validity of the Kerala government's order reserving 10 percent seats in educational institutions for students coming from ... Read more...

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Indian economy has fundamental strength, resilience: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In the wake of fears about a possible global economic slowdown, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the Indian economy has fundamental strength and ... Read more...

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Number of poor in Mexico climbs by 3.2 mn


July 30th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of people below the poverty line in Mexico rose by 3.2 million between 2008 and 2010 to 52 million, or 46.2 percent of ... Read more...

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One in five Italian families lives in poverty


July 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 16 (IANS) One Italian household among five lives in poverty. In the country's southern region, the figure is one in two, Italy's national statistics office has said.The Italian ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review job scheme, to complete poverty census


July 13th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) As the new rural development minister, Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said a review of the achievements of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ... Read more...

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Counting India’s poor begins Wednesday


June 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A nationwide census to identify Indians living below the poverty line (BPL) and help determine those eligible for social welfare schemes meant for the poor ... Read more...

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Count of India’s poor begins Wednesday from Tripura (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A nationwide census begins with Tripura Wednesday to identify Indians living below the poverty line (BPL) and help determine those eligible for social welfare schemes ... Read more...

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Over one lakh ‘fake’ poor in Tripura: Congress


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Ahead of a country-wide survey to determine the number of people living below poverty line (BPL), Tripura's main opposition Congress Sunday claimed that over 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Pension age for poor lowered, more pension for those over 80


June 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In a move to benefit poor senior citizens, the government Thursday lowered the eligible age of the pensioners from 65 to 60 years. It ... Read more...

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Fine-tuning of poor headcount required: Minister


May 21st, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government said Friday it would "fine-tune" the criteria for the first nationwide headcount of people living below the poverty line (BPL) with their caste ... Read more...

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How was BPL percentage calculated, asks Supreme Court (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed the Planning Commission, asking it to explain how the percentage of people below poverty line (BPL) was fixed at 36 ... Read more...

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How was BPL percentage calculated, asks Supreme Court


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday slammed the Planning Commission, asking its Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to explain how was the percentage of people living below ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for urgent solution to rising world food prices


April 15th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 15 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Manifestos focus on economic issues in West Bengal


April 12th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) From rice at Rs.2 per kg for the poor to an 'employment bank' for job seekers, West Bengal's political parties have doled out economic sops to ... Read more...

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Rs.15,300 crore plan approved for Jharkhand


April 11th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 11 (IANS) The central Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.15,300-crore annual plan for Jharkhand for 2011-2012."The Rs.15,300-crore plan was finalised at a meeting in New Delhi between Planning ... Read more...

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Youth to play important role in Congress: Rahul


April 6th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), April 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said that his party's youth wing will play an important role in the party in the future.Hitting ... Read more...

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Freebies to poor akin to tax sops for the rich: Ramadoss


March 21st, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Freebies like TVs and grinder-mixers given to the poor by the government are similar to tax exemptions to the rich and corporates, PMK leader S. Ramadoss ... Read more...

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Left woos Bengal poor with health insurance, cheap rice (Roundup)


March 17th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Poll-bound West Bengal's ruling Left Front Wednesday announced wide ranging sops promising a health insurance policy to every poor family, electricity to every home and ... Read more...

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West Bengal Left promises health insurance for poor (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16, (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Wednesday promised a health insurance policy to every poor family, electricity to every home, and rice at Rs.2 a kg ... Read more...

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West Bengal Left Front promises more jobs


March 16th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16, 2011 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Wednesday issued its manifesto for the state assembly polls, promising to increase employment and raise the income of people ... Read more...

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China has 1.34 bn people


February 28th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) Wondering how many people does the world's most populous country have? Well, China has a mind-boggling 1.34 billion people, latest official statistics show.Neighbour India stands second in the ... Read more...

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Poor to get subsidies in cash


February 28th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) People living below the poverty line will receive cash as subsidies and the process will start by March 2012, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in his ... Read more...

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Syrian government gives money to poor


February 20th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) The Syrian government has started giving out cash payments to thousands of poor people in an effort to tackle the high levels of poverty over fears that the ... Read more...

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Haven’t got a paisa, say ‘pensioners’ in Uttar Pradesh


February 17th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hathras (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A group of smiling elderly people who featured in an advertisement of a central-government sponsored pension scheme Thursday said they felt "cheated" as they had ... Read more...

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