poor households

Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Congress seeks apology from Vijay Goel


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel for calling Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit a "cheat" and ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches ‘Kerosene Free Delhi’ scheme


August 21st, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday launched its 'Kerosene Free Delhi' programme under which over 3.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) and poor households will be provided ... 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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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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$5 bn subsidy for Chinese rural households


July 14th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) To enable villagers renovate their dilapidated houses in rural areas, the Chinese government has decided to support four million poor households this year, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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China starts differential electricity pricing system


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) China implemented a new multi-tier electricity pricing system Monday to tackle the increasing pressure of supplying power to the world's most populous country.Under the new system, ... Read more...

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Will delay in poverty survey affect food security bill?


April 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over delays in the poverty census, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government if it ... Read more...

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Tripura to provide electricity in all hamlets by 2013


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Tripura will electrify all hamlets that have less than 100 habitants by 2013 as these settlements are not covered by the central government's rural electrification programme, ... Read more...

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Sonia questions Akalis on Punjab’s poor (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kapurthala (Punjab), Jan 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday questioned the development claims of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in Punjab, pointing out that over ... Read more...

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A handicapped man on noble mission to educate (With Images)


January 15th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mahuwara Khurd (Azamgarh), Jan 15 (IANS) He can't walk without support but that hasn't stopped Amarnath Rajbhar from helping others stand on their own feet. The physically challenged man has ... Read more...

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Jakarta’s poor spend more on cigarettes


January 4th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) Poor people in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta spend more money on cigarettes than many of their basic needs, a government report has said."More than 30 percent ... Read more...

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Max Bupa bids for state health insurance in three states


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Health insurance provider Max Bupa has bid for a product distribution tender under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) scheme in three states, a top company ... Read more...

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Panchayat members to accompany caste enumerators (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said the ongoing enumeration for socio-economic and caste census (SECC) was not a listing for BPL families.He said the ... Read more...

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Panchayat members to accompany caste census enumerators


August 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday that the enumeration for socio-economic and caste census (SECC) 2011 has been made more open by inclusion of ... Read more...

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NCP to take up price hike issue with PM


June 30th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will take up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of the hike in price of cooking gas, a party ... 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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India’s public distribution system faulty: World Bank


May 18th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Though India's social sector spending is higher than many other developing countries, one of its flagship welfare programs -- the public distribution system (PDS) -- ... Read more...

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When Jamia Nagar women came out of burqas to showcase talent (With Images)


March 15th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Sara Pilot says she was amazed at the response to the just-concluded Jamia Bazaar after her effort to provide a platform to the underprivileged ... Read more...

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Pak govt. determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto’s dream of empowering women: Gilani


March 9th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that his government is determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto's dream of empowering women in the country.Speaking on the ... Read more...

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Hindus want emergent solution to rising world food prices


February 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 4 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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$170 mn World Bank loans for Rajasthan, Uttarakhand


January 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $162.7 million to help improve livelihood opportunities for some 400,000 village households in 17 ... Read more...

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Higher taxes on sweetened drinks may not be enough to curb obesity


December 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new research has found that imposing higher taxes on sodas and other sweetened drinks may generate a lot of money - but leads to only minimal weight ... Read more...

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Asia’s expanding middle class presents huge opportunity for region, world: ADB


August 19th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Developing Asia's rapidly expanding middle class is likely to assume the traditional role of the US and Europe as primary global consumers and help rebalance the global economy, ... Read more...

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Livelihood mission to strengthen self-help groups: Joshi


June 25th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A central government-sponsored self-employment scheme, now recast as the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), will strengthen self-help groups (SHGs) to bring the poor out of poverty and ... Read more...

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50 poor Malay Indian students to RM750, 000 grant


June 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 13 (ANI): Malaysia Development Bhd has awarded grants totalling RM750, 000 to poor Malay Indian students for their studies in local universities.Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak presented RM15, 000 ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM inspired by Tamil poet Bharti


June 13th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 13 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said he was inspired by Tamil poet laureate Subrahmanya Bharti's song "Achham achham Ilai" (I have no fear) and urged people ... Read more...

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Ban khap panchayats, says petition to president


May 17th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Parallel justice systems like the khap panchayats that promote killings in the name of honour should be banned, says an online petition doing the rounds lately. ... Read more...

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India’s fuel subsidies don’t help poor, says expert


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) India's fuel subsidies don't actually help poor households but instead benefit those who can afford to own vehicles and electrical appliances, according to a leading expert. "When the price ... Read more...

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G20 labour ministers for faster job creation to spur recovery (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 22 (IANS) Labour ministers from the world's 20 leading economies, including India, have drawn up a five-point programme with acceleration to job creation to ensure a sustained ... Read more...

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Assam, Mizoram, West Bengal get grant for rural sanitation


April 19th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The central government has released grants to Assam, Mizoram and West Bengal to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in ... Read more...

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Arunachal gets grant for sanitation


April 8th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an aim to ensure total sanitation that includes doing away with the practice of open defecation in rural areas, the central government has released a grant ... Read more...

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$100 mn World Bank loan for Andhra poverty reduction project


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an IDA credit of $100 million in additional financing for a poverty reduction programme in Andhra Pradesh that has raised incomes ... Read more...

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Urban poor most vulnerable as climate changes: World Bank


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (DPA) Climate change directly impacts food prices and wages in some developing countries, driving the urban poor deeper into poverty, a new study supported by the World Bank ... Read more...

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Climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries


August 20th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that climate change could deepen poverty in developing countries.In the study, a team led by Purdue University researchers examined the potential economic influence ... Read more...

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