social safety

46 mn Americans live in poverty

September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

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World Bank wants effective social safety nets

April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`European growth model works but needs modifications’

January 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 25 (IANS) The European growth model based on trade and finance has brought about prosperity but also needs modifications, a World Bank official said Tuesday."Europe has to make ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Defiant Obama seeks new taxes on wealthy to cut debt

September 20th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Striking a confrontationist posture, President Barack Obama has proposed $1.5 trillion in new taxes for the wealthy to cut the national debt by $3.2 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

One in four Italians face poverty due to recession

May 24th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) One in four Italians currently face poverty as a result of the global financial crisis and their country's chronically low growth, the national statistics institute Isat ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama’s comment on Indian healthcare not acceptable: Azad

April 21st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India Thursday termed as "not acceptable" US President Barack Obama's statement discouraging Americans from visiting India or Mexico for "cheap healthcare" and said Indian ... Read more...

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‘India does not represent cheap healthcare’

April 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A top Indian doctor has termed as "misconception" US President Barack Obama's statement that India represents "cheap healthcare".In a statement issued here late Wednesday, well-known ... Read more...

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You shouldn’t have to go India for cheap healthcare: Obama

April 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has begun a sales pitch to rein in mounting deficits without cutting down on essentials like infrastructure and Medicare so that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Norway envoy calls on Deshmukh

March 30th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Ambassador of Norway in India, Ann Ollstead, called on Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Vilasrao Deshmukh at Krishi Bhawan here today during which ... Read more...

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EU approves first package of €100 million in support of the Palestinian people

December 23rd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission on Wednesday decided to provide an initial financial package worth €100 million ($131 million) to the Occupied Palestinian Territory under the 2011 budget, the European ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Bangladesh to ban those below 18 from political activity

September 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) Those who are below 18 years of age may be banned from political activity in Bangladesh under a draft policy for children announced here by the government. The age ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

California welfare recipients withdraw $12K from strip club ATMs

July 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): It has emerged that welfare recipients have been withdrawning 12,000 dollars from strip club ATMs in California.According to the Los Angeles Times, the strip club ATMs have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Selling off sick PSUs: Were they really family silver? (Comment)

July 19th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran In the brouhaha over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government reviving the public sector divestment - or partial privatisation - process, the old argument about selling the "family silver" has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank raises China growth forecast to 7.2 percent

June 18th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (DPA) The World Bank Thursday raised its forecast for China's annual economic growth to 7.2 percent, saying the country is posting "respectable" growth fuelled by the government's four-trillion-yuan ($590 ... Read more...

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Donors pledge $5.28 bn aid for Pakistan (Fourth Lead)

April 17th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) Exceeding Pakistan's expectations, international donors Friday pledged $5.28 billion for the country over the next two years to enable it to stabilise its economy even as it continues ... Read more...

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Friends of Pakistan pledge 5.28 billion dollars for Pakistan

April 17th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.17 (ANI): Friends of Pakistan (FoP) donors on Friday pledged to give Pakistan 5.28 billion dollars to stabilise that strife-torn country.In a statement, the donors said: "Development partners pledged new ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan to get $7.6-billion loan from IMF

November 25th, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund Monday (IMF) has approved a $7.6-billion loan for Pakistan designed to help it stabilize its economy and expand its social safety net."By providing large ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi comes up with quotable quotes

November 21st, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi came up with some quotable quotes in her speech at the inaugural session of the two-day Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here Friday: - ... Read more...

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Pak, IMF to hold talks on economic stabilisation programme

October 20th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 20 (ANI): Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold negotiations on the Economic Stabilisation Programme this week in Abu Dhabi. According to a senior official, the negotiations on ... Read more...

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No further slash in fuel subsidies: Malaysia

June 7th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (IANS) Malaysia will not turn back on its decision to reduce subsidies on fuel, but there would be no further reduction, a minister said as the government, bracing ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s address to nation after fuel price hike

June 4th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's televised address to the nation after his government Wednesday approved a hike in prices of transport and cooking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Democrats to pursue US-India nuke deal if elected: Steinberg

December 20th, 2007 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.20 (ANI): Democrats will continue efforts to conclude the US-India nuclear deal, and are willing to work together towards the larger cause of global disarmament, said James Steinberg, Dean, Lyndon ... Read more...

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