India  /  Published 19.03.19

AIADMK promises poverty eradication scheme in poll manifesto

The AIADMK promised on Tuesday a slew of measures in its manifesto, including a national poverty eradication initiative that will be named after late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.Releasing the manif...
By PTI in Chennai

India  /  Published 31.10.19

Odisha ties up with Abhijit Banerjee outfit

The Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha has enlisted the help of an organisation founded by Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo to formulate policy to minimise poverty in the state by ma...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneshwar

North East  /  Published 19.05.19

Stellar performance in HSLC exam

She proved that poverty is never an obstacle if there is determination to achieve success. Pranali Neog, 16, daughter of Bhugen Moran, a fisherman, and Ukha, a vegetable vendor, has secured 90.33 per ...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

Our responsibility beyond our own family

I was sitting on the train from Howrah to Bolpur, dozing. Until my eyes caught the sight of a boy of maybe ten who crawled along the aisle as he was sweeping scraps of paper and other garbage. Then th...
By Martin Kämpchen

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.04.19

JMM’s Champai bats for urban poor

JMM’s Serai-kela MLA Champai Soren, who happens to be the face of the Opposition mahagathbandhan for the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha poll seat that will vote on May 12, filed his nomination papers on Monda...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur


West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

Asok waives water tariff for BPL

Mayor Asok Bhattacharya on Friday announced waiver of water charges for families below poverty line and said there was no need to get sanction from the Siliguri Municipal Corporation in future for the...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Hunger, gender bias challenge

Hunger and gender inequality pose two key challenges as India tries to achieve the objectives pledged under the Sustainable Development Goal, a report released by the Niti Aayog said on Monday.India i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.19

Rahul promises a minimum income for the poor

Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that the Congress had “made up its mind” to introduce a minimum income guarantee scheme if a party-led government wrested power at the Centre, pre-empting the dire...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

What the numbers say about farmers' lives

There are occasions when one suddenly becomes aware not just of the inadequacy of economic concepts for understanding reality but even of their obfuscating role. One such occasion was the recent kisan...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.18

Poor states should receive more funds

Recent data from the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation show that the poorer states of the country have not fared well in drawing financial resources from this central agenc...
By The Editorial Board


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