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Workers lay flooring panels during the construction of a 1000 bed non-critical hospital for Covid-19 treatment at the Bandra Kurla Complex exhibition ground in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)

India considering universal basic income, NHRC tells UN

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 03:16 AM IST
The UN has been informed that the Indian government is examining and “actively considering” the possibility of a universal basic income to reduce poverty. Universal basic income (UBI) refers to periodic cash transfers to every citizen.
The State Council is China’s cabinet, headed be Premier Li Keqiang.(AP PHOTO.)
The State Council is China’s cabinet, headed be Premier Li Keqiang.(AP PHOTO.)

China on last lap in fight against poverty, to wipe it out by 2020

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The country’s national bureau of statistics (NBS) says China lifted more than 740 million people in rural areas out of extreme poverty between 1978 and 2017 or about 19 million people a year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told country’s top bureaucrats that poverty alleviation and water sector are the core focus areas of the government.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told country’s top bureaucrats that poverty alleviation and water sector are the core focus areas of the government.(ANI Photo)

Poverty alleviation, water focus areas for government: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 12:54 AM IST
Officials said the PM congratulated them for their stupendous governance efforts that was reflected in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which was a vote for pro-incumbency, which indicated that the people were happy with the work of the government.
New Delhi, India - April 2, 2019: Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference to react on Congress party manifesto, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 2, 2019: Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference to react on Congress party manifesto, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

National security, terrorism key issues in long run: Arun Jaitley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2019 03:35 AM IST
Jaitley wrote the most important issue that confronts India in the short, medium and long term is how it handles J&K and terrorism emanating from Pakistan and from within.
The government said the extension would ensure coverage of all blocks in Jammu and Kashmir under DAY-NRLM and ensure “social inclusion, social development, promotion of livelihoods” and lead to poverty alleviation in the state.(Picture for representation)
The government said the extension would ensure coverage of all blocks in Jammu and Kashmir under DAY-NRLM and ensure “social inclusion, social development, promotion of livelihoods” and lead to poverty alleviation in the state.(Picture for representation)

Centre extends special financial package for Jammu and Kashmir for one year

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2018 06:53 PM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved extension for one year, during financial year 2018-19, of special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir.
Myanmar's president Win Myint (C) arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu.(REUTERS)
Myanmar's president Win Myint (C) arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu.(REUTERS)

Bimstec officials discuss charter, development fund

By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 08:11 AM IST
A technical team will be formed to finalise the modalities of the Bimstec Development Fund while another team will draft the charter of the grouping.
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