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No recovery in sight for global labour market: UN


May 1st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) A new UN report Monday warned that despite signs that economic growth has resumed in some regions, the global employment situation is alarming and shows ... Read more...

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About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser


March 25th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent ... Read more...

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Planning Commission hiding Indian poverty: CPI-M


March 20th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday accused the Planning Commission of dishonesty for trying to cover up what it said was the massive ... Read more...

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Corruption will keep India in chaotic poverty trap: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Recognising that self-interest drives a market economy, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled Thursday also says India will stagnate and remain in the grips ... Read more...

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India has more ‘multidimensionally poor’ than Pakistan


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) More than half of India's population at 612 million is "multidimensionally poor" - or deficit in health, education and living standards - making it the ... Read more...

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612 million Indians ‘multi-dimentionally poor’


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) At 612 million, or more than half its population, India has the world's largest number of "multi-dimentionally poor", the UN Global Human Development report released ... Read more...

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Asians buck the trend as poverty rises in US


September 14th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Asians, including Indian Americans, were the lone exception as the number of poor in US rose for the fourth consecutive year across all racial and ethnic ... Read more...

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‘Change mindset towards widows’


July 30th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, July 30 (IANS) The mindset towards widows needs to be changed -- this was the dominent view to emerge from discussions of religious leaders and social activists here ... Read more...

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No starvation threat to widows in Braj: Report


November 29th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) They are not well off financially and many don't have access to basic amenities like toilets, but most widows in the temple towns in Uttar Pradesh's Braj ... Read more...

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120 million dollar ADB grant to help Assam tackle floods, land erosion


October 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The north eastern Indian state of Assam will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social ... Read more...

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World Bank backs Dhaka’s power, transit deals with Delhi


August 15th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has backed the series of bilateral deals Bangladesh has signed with India this year, saying this would promote regional cooperation. The bank has indicated its ... Read more...

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Poverty in Pak reduced by 50 percent in Musharraf’s regime: World Bank report


August 10th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): A World Bank survey has revealed that poverty in Pakistan had reduced by 50 percent under former President Pervez Musharraf's government."The percentage of the people living below the ... Read more...

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Highlights of the Economic Survey (Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the annual Economic Survey for the current fiscal tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Thursday: - Total ... Read more...

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Highlights of the Economic Survey


February 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the annual Economic Survey for the current fiscal tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Thursday: - Gross ... Read more...

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Montek advocates new parameters for human development index (Lead)


October 5th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A senior government official Monday suggested that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) include additional parameters to prepare data relating to migration for its Human Development Index. "Some ... Read more...

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India rank poor 134 on UN’s Human Development Index


October 5th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The quality of life in India continues to be appalling with the country ranked poorly at 134 among 182 countries on the Human Development Index of the ... Read more...

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How economic recessions affect public health


September 1st, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): A new study suggests that mortality rates during economic recessions in developed countries decline rather than increase.Publihsed in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the study also suggests ... Read more...

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Nearly half of Guatemalan children suffer malnutrition


February 15th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly half of Guatemala's children suffer from chronic malnutrition and their physical growth falls below the average established by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to a ... Read more...

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Burger Kings Whopper Virgins taste challenge incurs campaigners wrath


December 4th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 4 (ANI): Burger King has incurred the wrath of campaigners with its new advertising campaign that experiments on burger virgins the poverty-stricken villagers from globally remote parts.The food giant ... Read more...

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Risk of attempting suicide quadruples for youth from poor neighbourhoods


October 25th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that youth in their late teens who live in poor neighbourhoods are four times more likely to attempt suicide than peers who ... Read more...

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No compromise on livelihood issues, Kamal Nath hits back at critics


July 26th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 26 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath has hit back at critics who have accused him of stalling world trade talks, saying it is they who are unwilling to ... Read more...

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