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India tops the list of global poor: UN report

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations… Continue Reading →

Delhi HC exempts four private hospitals from treating the poor for free #WTFnews

Delhi hospitals freed of poor Author(s): Jyotsna Singh  May 31, 2014 | F Delhi High Court exempts four private hospitals from treating the poor for free. Experts fear other hospitals will follow Batra hospital is one of the 43 private hospitals in Delhi that provide free treatment to… Continue Reading →

Britain’s five richest families worth more than poorest 20%

Date: 18 March 2014 Subject: From the Guardian: Oxfam report reveals scale of inequality in UK as charity appeals to chancellor over tax • Who are the five richest families? Larry Elliott, economics editor Monday 17 March 2014 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/mar/17/oxfam-report-scale-britain-growing-financial-inequality —-… Continue Reading →

Who is stiffing the third world poor? US government lawyer

   Published: Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 By: Eric Rosenbaum | CNBC.com Caroline Purser | Getty Images You’ve probably watched this scene in a Hollywood movie: A relative of a minor despot in an unnamed African country mixes smooth talk with a… Continue Reading →

Canada has NO place for poor Activists from India #discrimination #mustread

Y Monday, 07 October 2013 | Moushumi Basu | New Delhi   It was a moment of rare honour for Sabitri Patra and Gopal Chandra Mandal — two conservationists from remote villages near Niyamgiri hills and Sunderbans in Odisha and… Continue Reading →

#India- In the name of the poor #Aadhaar #UID

_ The Statesman 28 Jul 2013 Usha Ramanathan In the beginning, and for some time thereafter, the UID project based its claims of legitimacy on the ‘inclusion’ of the poor. In marketing the project, phrases such as giving identity to… Continue Reading →

In India, to do well, don’t talk about the poor

By Ullekh NP, ET Bureau |   Jean Dreze, Economist & former NAC member ET SPECIAL: Checkout Luxury Home Trends Jean Dreze, until recently the intellectual driving force behind the National Advisory Council, is measured but unmistakable in his disenchantment with many… Continue Reading →

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