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Coldplay's Chris Martin, Freida Pinto meet PM Modi in Delhi

Jul 03, 2015

Coldplay's Chris Martin, Freida Pinto meet PM Modi in Delhi

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Hollywood actress Freida Pinto on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed how they can support his 'Swachh Bharat' and the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaigns. #Narendra Modi #Freida Pinto #NewsTracker #Chris Martin #PM Modi #Global Poverty Index
China reaffirms war on poverty after suspected rural suicides| Reuters

Jun 20, 2015

China reaffirms war on poverty after suspected rural suicides| Reuters

SHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his commitment to alleviating China's persistent rural poverty, only weeks after four children in a poor countryside area appeared to have killed themselves, sparking a national debate. State media quoted Xi speaking on Thursday at a Communist Party conference about the 13th Five-Year Plan, which will set policy priorities for 2016-2020. "The most arduous task for achieving a well-off society in an all-round way lies in the rural areas, especially the impoverished ones," he said. #India #China #Middle East #Poverty #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

Jun 17, 2015

Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 percent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to economic weaker section (EWS) including slum-dwellers and low income groups (LIGs). #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #Housing loans #Aadhaar Enabled Bank Account #Urban poverty #Jan Dhan Yojana #Housing for All by 2022 #Low income groups #Economic weaker section #National Urban Housing Mission
One million people fall below poverty line in Nepal after earthquake

Jun 14, 2015

One million people fall below poverty line in Nepal after earthquake

A national crisis caused by the 25 April earthquake and its aftermath has pushed an estimated one million people below poverty line, a Nepal government report has revealed. #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #Kathmandu #Below Poverty Line #Nepal earthquake #Earthquake Disaster
Andhra govt spent Rs 40,000 crore to eradicate poverty: CM Chandrababu Naidu

Jun 05, 2015

Andhra govt spent Rs 40,000 crore to eradicate poverty: CM Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said in Rajahmundry that the state government spent Rs 40,000 crore this year to "eradicate poverty". #India #Andhra Pradesh #Poverty #TheySaidIt #N. Chandrababu Naidu #AP #Andhra Pradesh CM #Rajahmundry
US, India need to fight terrorism and poverty together: Hillary Clinton

Jun 02, 2015

US, India need to fight terrorism and poverty together: Hillary Clinton

The US and India need to fight violence, terrorism and poverty together, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has said. #World #India #Terrorism #US #Poverty #TheySaidIt #Hillary Clinton
Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

May 16, 2015

Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

Niti Aayog's new approach to poverty will define 484 million Indians as poor as against the Rangarajan estimate of 363 million. Its approach is revolutionary and has implications for the future direction and efficacy of anti-poverty programmes #UPA #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #NDA #Poverty line #Niti Aayog #C Rangarajan Committee
Poverty can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails: Supreme Court

Apr 24, 2015

Poverty can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails: Supreme Court

Poverty cannot be a ground for keeping a person behind the bars in petty offence cases due to non-furnishing of bail amount, the Supreme today said and asked state legal services authority lawyers to move courts across the country to secure the release. #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Crime #MHA #State Legal Services Authorities