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  1. Rich India needs to lose weight, and find a heart

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... even get a basic vegetable dish for 32 rupees. The only possible explanation is that the government wants to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line, thus allowing it to spend ... the commission to revise its poverty definitions to reflect today's prices. In the cities, the commission says that a daily income of 32 rupees is adequate. It boggles the mind to think how the men ...

  2. Abuse, poverty spur female infection rate

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Aids is increasingly becoming a serious threat to women, especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation, Aids-related illness is the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age in low- a ...

  3. Mainland on course to achieve UN goals

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... but the report said society should take an active role. The number of people living below the poverty line fell from 85 million in 1990 to 30 million in 2000. Zhu Zhixin, vice-chairman of State ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Humanitarian report finds progress in targets set on poverty and education The mainland is on track to achieving most of the goals it set four years ago ...

  4. The Elephanta Suite

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... and then a hairdresser. There are Audie and Beth Blunden, who so enjoy the physical benefits of their Ayurvedic health spa they all but miss the poverty in the surrounding villages. And then there is Alice, whose ... the lavish marriage ceremonies?' Theroux toes a fine line. Is he criticising Indian novelists, ignorant westerners, Indians, or all of the above? Whatever the answer, it is relayed in prose ...

  5. Security vacuum makes for a tinderbox

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... of international peacekeeping troops. More than 30,000 people remain displaced and sporadic violence continues. One gang member was beheaded two weeks ago. Recent history and poverty are at the roots ... the subsistence line of US$0.55 per day. Political manipulation and the proliferation of methamphetamine use have added further explosive ingredients to the mix, already worsened by widespread ignorance ...

  6. Smile or Die

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Whatever the prosperity preachers and life coaches say, circumstances matter. Poverty matters. An upbeat attitude only goes so far. 'The lines at unemployment offices and churches offering ...

  7. No miracles on the front line, just care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... check-up was over. Chung, who has been hailed as 'Hong Kong's father of emergency medicine', was the driving force in propelling this first line of care into a specialty in 1997. ...

  8. Drug dealers use dial-a-line taxi network

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, John Carney

    ... John Carney and Fox Yi Hu In Hong Kong you can dial a pizza, dial a dinner or dial a prayer, and now you can dial a line- of cocaine. Drug dealers are using a network of taxi drivers ... this, one ex-customer said he got cocaine delivered using the 'dial-a-line' service and spent the next two days in hospital because the product was so bad. Police confirmed they were ...

  9. Elderly care heavy burden for services, report finds

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... them. About 1.35 million elderly city-dwellers live below local poverty lines; one in five old people in cities have incomes of less than 4,600 yuan a year. In the countryside, 27 per cent have annual incomes below 750 yuan- with 21.6 million rural elderly still living below the rural poverty line. No home from home More than 22 million on the mainland need beds in old people's ...

  10. Talk of limited-edition figurines gets fans lining up early for fair

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... characters. About 50 people, some of whom had been there since Sunday, were lined up outside the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai yesterday waiting for the fair to open on Friday. Many who came, prompted by discussions on online forums about the availability of rare products, were also among the first in line last year. One of these was a Form Four pupil giving his name only ...




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