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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Growth trickles down to rural India

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty finds out the limits of one village's new prosperity While growth trickles down, wells run dry in rural India India's great economic growth has begun to trickle down to some of the poorest, most neglected villages. ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to pay welfare directly to poor

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 10:29am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Bolsa Familia programme, which has helped lift more than 19 million people out of poverty since 2003. It will begin in 20 of the country’s 640 districts on Tuesday, affecting more than 200,000 recipients, and will be progressively rolled out in other areas in the coming months, Chidambaram said on Monday. The country has 440 million people living below the poverty line. “In a huge new ...

  3. If you've got it, don't flaunt it amid the poverty

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amrit Dhillon The fact that one of India's best-known tycoons, Ratan Tata- head of the country's oldest business house, the Tatas- has weighed in on how the rich should live, amid distressing poverty, has caused quite a stir. In an interview in The Times of London, Tata was quoted as commenting on fellow industrialist Mukesh Ambani's opulent billion-dollar ...

  4. The price of poverty is a lack of privacy

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A quarter of all married couples in India do not have a room of their own and are forced to share a bedroom with their parents, in-laws or children, according to a survey on living conditions in the country. The research, by the ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Largest developing nations still face challenges getting children to school

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SHASHI THAROOR

    ... few schools, classrooms, teaching resources, and adequately trained teachers. Rampant illiteracy underpins other problems, including exploding populations, gender imbalances and poverty. India ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... converted into a polling station for the day in Dibrugarh, in the state of Assam. “I want the government to reduce poverty and do something for the future of my children,” said the 30-year-old tea ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian security forces kill 14 Maoist rebels

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 06:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar

    ... for what they say are the rights of tribal people, who have some of India’s highest rates of illitreacy and poverty, and landless farmers for decades. They demand land and jobs for the poor, ...

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

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  9. News - China - NEPAL

    China invests in Nepal as gateway to India's huge markets

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for both sides. Many observers see China's investment in Nepal as a vital part of its strategy for quelling unrest at home: China is a country of 55 ethnic minorities where poverty is a major ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to launch Mars mission next year

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 11:19am by Agence France-Presse in Bangalore

    ... attracted criticism as the government struggles to tackle dire poverty and child malnutrition. In September 2009, India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe discovered water on the moon, boosting ...




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