Poverty

  • Congress using 'garibi hatao' slogan since the time of Indira: BJP 15-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Reminding the people that the 'garibi hatao' slogan used by the Congress since the days of Indira Gandhi was only to get votes, senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday asked the people to get rid of the party's 'misrule' for speedy development. The people should remember that it was...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • Aamir Khan, Pappu Yadav to help Mountain Man Dasrath Manjhi's family 03-03-2014 06:26 PM

    Days of abject poverty for Bhagirath Manjhi and Basanti Devi, son and daughter-in-law of a man who single-handedly carved out a road by cutting through a hill in Bihar, are likely to end soon. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, former MP who was last year...
  • On Republic Day, Jaitley lists challenges confronting India 26-01-2014 01:23 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there are many areas in the country where work needs to be done. Congratulating the nation on 65th Republic Day, Jaitley said, "India today expects governance which will deliver on problems which confront the society. If India can...
  • Meria Kumar speaks at University of Rajasthan, says equal education for all a big challenge for govt 08-01-2014 03:09 PM

    Holding that there were two educationsystems being run in the country, one for the rich and theother for the poor, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said in Jaipur that merging the two to provide equal opportunities for allwas the biggest challenge facing the government. "Two types of education...
  • Rajnath attacks Congress over corruption, unemployment 06-01-2014 09:44 AM

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Sundayblamed Congress for corruption, unemployment and poverty inthe country six decades after it had gained independence.Exhorting people to bring BJP to power, Singh said thecountry was facing a huge crisis of unemployment and povertydespite not lacking any natural resources. Referring to former BJP Prime Minister...
  • Rahul should have done something for the riot victims: Naresh Agarwal 22-12-2013 11:32 PM

    Lucknow: After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to focus more on the deplorable conditions in relief camps for Muzaffarnagar riots victims, the Samajwadi Party hit back by saying that the Gandhi scion should have instead done something for them rather than giving suggestions...
  • South Africa, world mourn 'giant for justice' Nelson Mandela 06-12-2013 05:37 PM

    Johannesburg: South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been...
  • Nitish Kumar supports Article 370 for J&K, says debate over the issue uncalled for 03-12-2013 10:45 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday slammed BJP for raking up the issue of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir terming it as part of an effort to again "draw a line of division". "Article 370 is given to Jammu and Kashmir in view of the special condition of...
  • 3 crore BPL girls, women may get tablets; inspired by Akhilesh's 'laptop' scheme? 03-12-2013 10:32 AM

    In a novel experiment to encourage illiterate girls and women to get education, Bihar government on Monday said it was mulling distributing tablets to three crore of them living below poverty line. State Minister for Information and Technology Shahid Ali Khan told reporters in Patna that a Rs 7000-crore plan...
  • Chidambaram criticises activists for stalling developmental projects 10-11-2013 06:54 PM

    Panaji: Activists who stop power plants, coal mining and projects like dams do not help in removing poverty from the country, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Sunday. "There is nothing more important than removing poverty from the country. I want to ask people who protest whether their action...
  • Supportive economic environment needed to create jobs, says Arun Jaitley 08-10-2013 12:19 PM

    United Nations: India has underlined the need for an urgent "supportive" multilateral trade regime and enhanced investment flows, saying such global environment is required to sustain economic growth and create jobs in developing countries. "The multiple global crises of the past several years have had a deleterious impact on the...
  • Bangalore: 300 corporates spend a night in the open to get a first-hand feel of poverty 02-10-2013 10:43 AM

    Bangalore: What's it like to be rich and live a poor life? The joy of giving week kicked off this Gandhi jayanti, with around 300 corporates in Bangalore spending a night as the homeless would, without a roof over their heads. Some of them came armed with sleeping bags, some...
  • Pranab Mukherjee calls for rural growth strategy to end poverty 30-09-2013 07:13 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee Monday called for a rural growth strategy in order to make a decisive impact on poverty and to trigger a development process that combines growth with equity. Addressing the 19th meeting of the governing council of the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific...
  • Manmohan Singh calls for focus on poverty eradication 29-09-2013 12:01 PM

    Poverty continues to be a major political and economic challenge of the world and a collective effort is needed to eradicate this global scourge, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday. The problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the world need to be attacked more...
  • Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority, says Manmohan to UN General Assembly 28-09-2013 11:47 PM

    United Nations: With over a billion people living in abject poverty globally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday emphasised the need for "inclusive growth" and said poverty alleviation should be a top priority for the international community. "The problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the...
  • One in ten men in parts of Asia have raped, says study 10-09-2013 12:41 PM

    About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter. International researchers said their startling findings...
  • Bill to protect street vendors introduced in Lok Sabha 05-09-2013 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: A Bill to protect the rights of urban street vendors- including against harassment by the police and other authorities- as well as to regulate street vending activities was on Thursday moved for discussion and passage in the Lok Sabha. Moving for discussion and passage the Street Vendors (Protection...
  • Noida: School provides free education to 300 underprivileged children 02-09-2013 11:34 AM

    Hoshiarpur: For many children in India education is a distant dream. But Om Foundation in Noida is a ray of hope for those who want to study but have no funds. Afflicted by polio, life for 6-year-old Rohit has not been easy. His family moved to Noida from Balia in...
  • Maharashtra: Girls above 18 years in BPL families to get Rs 1 lakh for education 29-08-2013 01:04 PM

    The Maharashtra government will soon table an insurance scheme under which the girl child, born in below poverty line families, will get Rs 1 lakh for education on turning 18. Mooted by Women and Child Development Ministry, the scheme --Sukanya-- would be tabled in the cabinet meet, scheduled on Friday....
  • Between the 'Illfare' State and the Deep Sea 27-08-2013 02:35 PM

    Bibek Debroy Profile: Bibek Debroy is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He is an economist and has worked in universities, institutes, industry bodies and for the government. He has authored several books and articles, with an interest in trade, education, health, law and governance. Welfare state is...
  • India, Pakistan shouldn't waste resources on wars: Nawaz Sharif 20-08-2013 03:24 AM

    Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting their resources on wars. Kashmir is a "national issue and the jugular vein of Pakistan" and its resolution is as...
  • Kashmir is our jugular vein, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 19-08-2013 09:48 PM

    Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Monday, said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting their resources on wars. Kashmir is a "national issue and the jugular vein of Pakistan" and its resolution is as...
  • Hooda to launch Food Security scheme in Haryana on August 20 17-08-2013 12:40 AM

    Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will launch the ambitious Food Security scheme in the state from Panipat on August 20, on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary. The scheme would simultaneously be launched by the incharge ministers of districts at the district level, a spokesman of the state...
  • Will personally monitor welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district: Minister 17-08-2013 12:16 AM

    Jharkhand Minister Jai Prakash Bhai Patel on Friday assured people that he would personally monitor all the welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district. "I will monitor effective implementation of all the poverty alleviation Centrally sponsored schemes in the district as the people are facing problems in getting essential commodities," the...
  • State of The Nation: Is bonded labour increasing in India? 15-08-2013 11:21 PM

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State of The Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • State of The Nation: Is malnutrition a bigger problem than hunger? 13-08-2013 11:58 PM

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Kerala is a model of development in India: Santosh Mehrotra 13-08-2013 05:37 PM

    According to the world bank almost 70 per cent of Indians live on about Rs 120 a day. Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? Santosh Mehrotra, Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we...
  • State of The Nation: Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? 12-08-2013 11:58 PM

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Congress should stop mocking poverty, says Shivraj 07-08-2013 05:04 PM

    Slamming Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for stating that poverty was just a "state of mind," Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said the Congress leadership and Planning Commission should immediately stop making fun of poverty. "Congress leaders including its president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime...