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Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

The first stop of his Europe trip for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, before pressing the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.

29 October 2021
Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

For the majority of farmers, growing the ­country’s food brings no ­assurance of well-being. Seven decades after ­independence, swings between glut and...

24 December 2021

The Magnificent Seven: Finance Ministers Who Shaped India’s Destiny

The last few generations of Indians have lived in an era of sweeping changes driven by passionate proselytisers of the market’s hidden hand—our seven...

Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Rich India, Poor Nation: Why We Are Formed Of A Paradox

Here’s looking back at our surreal contrasts—the broken bridge between our dollar millionaires and poor millions, between our food sufficiency and farm...

13 August 2021

SC Refuses To Take 'Elitist' View Of Banning Beggars From Streets Amid Pandemic

The top court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government, seeking their responses within two weeks on a petition for rehabilitation of beggars and...

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26 July 2021
Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy


06 July 2021
Covid Pushed Around 124 Million People Back Into Poverty In 2020: UN Report

Covid Pushed Around 124 Million People Back Into Poverty In 2020: UN Report

The UN estimates that the number of people suffering from hunger, which was already climbing before the pandemic, may have increased by 83-132 million


24 September 2021
Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

The status of women in their families is a key factor in maternal health, besides poverty, caste, education and nutrition


09 March 2021
Biden Aims At Big Relief Package For Citizens Without Touching A Tripwire Of Inflation.

Biden Aims At Big Relief Package For Citizens Without Touching A Tripwire Of Inflation.

Biden says his government can use coronavirus relief plan not only to stop a pandemic, jobs crisis but also to tackle deep issues of poverty, inequality and...


27 February 2021
Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.


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25 January 2021
While 12.2 Crore People Lost Jobs, Indian Billionaires Grew Richer By 35% During Lockdown: Oxfam

While 12.2 Crore People Lost Jobs, Indian Billionaires Grew Richer By 35% During Lockdown: Oxfam

The report said the increase in wealth of the top 11 billionaires of India during the pandemic could sustain the rural job scheme MGNREGA for 10 years or the...


25 January 2021
Record Rise In Global Inequality In Post-Covid World; Need For Radical Economical Shift: Oxfam

Record Rise In Global Inequality In Post-Covid World; Need For Radical Economical Shift: Oxfam

Women and marginalised racial and ethnic groups are 'more likely to be pushed into poverty, more likely to go hungry, and more likely to be excluded from...


15 December 2020
Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Before the pandemic, the number of stunted children declined globally each year, from 199.5 million in 2000 to 144 million in 2019.


08 November 2020
UK Pulls A U-turn, Backs Soccer Star Marcus Rashford's Child Hunger Campaign

UK Pulls A U-turn, Backs Soccer Star Marcus Rashford's Child Hunger Campaign

Rashford's Twitter campaign asking the Conservative government to pay for free school meals for disadvantaged students over the holidays quickly gathered steam.


02 October 2020
Inequality Paradox

Inequality Paradox

The trickle-down theory has limits. It helps the weaker sections, but enables the capitalists to gain the most.


18 September 2020
Access To Server Denied

Access To Server Denied

It’s not a digital gap, but a chasm. Who will fall into it? Students who bear the multiple burdens of poverty, caste and gender.


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03 September 2020
Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and...


24 July 2020
Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby

Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby

The man sold his daughter to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife in dark.


17 July 2020
India Lifted 273 Million People Out Of Poverty Between 2005-15, Most In The World: UN

India Lifted 273 Million People Out Of Poverty Between 2005-15, Most In The World: UN

The data released by UNDP and OPHI shows that 65 out of 75 countries significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.


30 May 2020
Hunger, In Black And White

Hunger, In Black And White

On World Hunger Day, an ace photographer’s walk down hunger lane is made more poignant by the pandemic which haunts us today.


16 May 2020
Nutrition, Poverty And Women Power

Nutrition, Poverty And Women Power

An anganwadi worker in Odisha’s poorest tribal district epitomises how change can, and must begin from the grassroots


31 March 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak Could Throw Millions Of Asians Into Poverty, Says World Bank

Coronavirus Outbreak Could Throw Millions Of Asians Into Poverty, Says World Bank

Under a worse-case scenario, the region could suffer its sharpest downturn since a devastating currency crisis more than two decades ago, the bank said in an...


01 February 2020
Union Budget 2020: What Nirmala Sitharaman Said About Indian Economy, GST And Poverty

Union Budget 2020: What Nirmala Sitharaman Said About Indian Economy, GST And Poverty

Presenting the Union Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said it is aimed at boosting income and purchasing power of people.


09 January 2020
Opinion | People’s Assembly -- An antithesis To UN General Assembly?

Opinion | People’s Assembly -- An antithesis To UN General Assembly?

When the UN SDG Summit was taking place on September 24 and 25, 2019 at the UN headquarters, a parallel People’s Assembly was being held at the UN Church...


01 February 2021
Race To Realise Guru Nanak’s Dream of A Malnourishment-Free India

Race To Realise Guru Nanak’s Dream of A Malnourishment-Free India

An inspiring story of an ultra-marathoner who undertook a cross-country run to raise funds and promote awareness for a hunger-free India.


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