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Top 5 richest Indians have half of nation’s billionaire wealth #WTFnews

The five billionaires collectively control $85.5 billion in personal wealth Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi   August 13, 2014 The top five Indian billionaires led by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani collectively control $85.5 billion (about Rs 5,23,897 crore)… Continue Reading →

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh highest incidence of poverty: C Rangarajan panel

 Jul 8, 2014, 08.34PM IST (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE:…) NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam figure among the poorest states where over 40 per cent of people are below poverty line, according to the C Rangarajan panel. According… Continue Reading →

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Author(s): Moushumi Sharma  Date:Jul 9, 2014 Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria Some MDG targets, such as increasing access to sanitation and reducing child and maternal mortality… Continue Reading →

The 67 People As Wealthy As The World’s Poorest 3.5 Billion #WTFnews

Kasia Moreno, Contributor   Oxfam International, a poverty fighting organization, made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year with its report that the world’s 85 richest people own assets with the same value as those owned by the… Continue Reading →

#India- Gujarat, Low wage rates, poorly functioning public schemes, Ranks 10th in the use of Latrines #mustread

The Hindu Not vegetarianism or dieting, Mr. Modi   INDIRA HIRWAY, The Hindu + APLOSING TRACK: The growth process in Gujarat has paid limited attention to the well-being of the masses. File Photo T Low wage rates, poorly functioning public… Continue Reading →

India and this perverse rage against the poor

Harish Khare The Hindu edit page statecradft 300813 With the economic boom petering out, those who benefitted from it are angry with the government for the Food Security Bill because it is paying attention to the needs of the underprivileged for… Continue Reading →

#India – New state of poverty #Telengana

Author: Richard Mahapatra , down to earth Posted on: 14 Aug, 2013 It’s time we acknowledged ecological impoverishment as one of the poverty indicators Source: Prashant Ravi On the face of it, the release of India’s latest poverty estimate and the decision to… Continue Reading →

Pakistan – Fishermen of Sindh brave poverty, misery and Indian Navy

dy> By Amar Guriro , Daily Times  KARACHI: The neighbourhood comprises some straw and mud huts, and log houses circling a huge courtyard without any boundary wall, with a common hand pump installed in the centre, which pumps saline ground… Continue Reading →

#India – Food security Bill – the devil is in the detail

  REETIKA KHERA, The Hindu    Per capita entitlements under the food security bill will not cover beneficiaries as comprehensively as household entitlements The government hopes to secure in this session of Parliament, approval for the National Food Security Bill… Continue Reading →

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