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'Body will rot till you get money': Delhi hospital refuses to hand over baby's corpse to poor parents

Aug 26, 2015

'Body will rot till you get money': Delhi hospital refuses to hand over baby's corpse to poor parents

Fortis hospital in New Delhi allegedly refused to hand over the body of a deceased infant to BPL parents, demanding Rs 3,500 from them to cover the bill. #India #Medicine #Delhi #NewsTracker #BPL #Fortis #Below Poverty Line #baby #Medical care #hospital #Infant #Vasant Kunj
Andhra Pradesh govt will pay beggars Rs 5000 to stay away from Godavari Pushkaram

Jul 22, 2015

Andhra Pradesh govt will pay beggars Rs 5000 to stay away from Godavari Pushkaram

The AP government is paying Rs 5000 to beggars to get them to stay away from a religious festival. They are being given the amount as compensation for loss of income. #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Poverty #Beggars #Tata Institue of Social Sciences #Godavari Pushakaram
How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

Jul 17, 2015

How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

According to unreleased data from the SECC reported in The Indian Express on Friday, about 35 percent of urban Indian households live below the poverty line. #NewsTracker #Below Poverty Line #Socio Economic Caste Census #Hashim committee
UN's 70th anniversary: Modi talks terrorism, climate change in letter to 193 member states

Jul 15, 2015

UN's 70th anniversary: Modi talks terrorism, climate change in letter to 193 member states

On the 70th anniversary of United Nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to all 193 heads of member states on 4 July summarising his vision of UN's role in a 'rapidly changing world.' #India #Terrorism #Prime Minister #United Nations #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Poverty #UN Security Council #UN 70th anniversary
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