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China says it has eliminated poverty from last nine poorest counties

The nine counties, all in southwest China’s Guizhou province, had eradicated absolute poverty, the provincial government announced.
Ethnic Yi women walk past an installation featuring a logo of Communist Party of China at the Chengbei Ganen Community, a residential complex built for a relocation programme as part of China's poverty alleviation effort, in Yuexi county.(Reuters file)
Ethnic Yi women walk past an installation featuring a logo of Communist Party of China at the Chengbei Ganen Community, a residential complex built for a relocation programme as part of China's poverty alleviation effort, in Yuexi county.(Reuters file)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Over 6 % Indian-Americans living below poverty line: Report

“With this report, we wanted to draw attention to the plight of the most underprivileged Indian Americans,” said MR Rangaswami, founder of Indiaspora.
Indian Americans are still less likely to be living in poverty compared to white, Black and Hispanic Americans, according to the study.(Reuters file photo)
Indian Americans are still less likely to be living in poverty compared to white, Black and Hispanic Americans, according to the study.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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Himachal monsoon session: Cong set to target BJP over corruption, scams

Opposition will bring up ‘involvement’ of BJP minister in dubious land deals, ‘mismanagement’ during pandemic
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Updated on Sep 06, 2020 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla

Protect children from the fallout of Covid-19| Opinion

This pandemic will leave behind orphans. This leaves children open to various forms of exploitation from being forced into child labour, sexual violence and begging. Many older children may have to stop going to school to look after their siblings
The pandemic has shown us the weaknesses in our systems to protect the most vulnerable(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
The pandemic has shown us the weaknesses in our systems to protect the most vulnerable(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker

Lessons from the migrant worker mess | Opinion

The government could have visualised that the migrants will be stuck without income and will go away. The state could have allowed the industries to run while other institutions, markets, and offices were locked down
While the state forgot the migrants, the “poor” employers expressed their inability to pay wages without work and work was impossible during the lockdown. The master sat on his wealth, while the worker stared at his dwindling savings.(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)
While the state forgot the migrants, the “poor” employers expressed their inability to pay wages without work and work was impossible during the lockdown. The master sat on his wealth, while the worker stared at his dwindling savings.(Pradeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By RN Prasher

Healthcare: Masked heroes of a different kind

With its multi-pronged approach, relentlessly hardworking staff and quick thinking, this non-profit Bengaluru dialysis center has set an example we can all learn from
Bangalore Kidney Foundation provides affordable and high-quality dialysis to the economically disadvantaged
Bangalore Kidney Foundation provides affordable and high-quality dialysis to the economically disadvantaged
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 01:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vidya Prabhu

Shaheen stir shows dilemma between rights, duties: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Speaking at the same session, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said India’s progress was hampered by the lack of focus in the field of education.
Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the protesters at Shaheen Bagh understood their fundamental rights(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that the protesters at Shaheen Bagh understood their fundamental rights(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week

This week’s interesting reads includes the memoir of a popular stand-up comic, another on exploring Kabul, and one that looks at the policies the Indian economy needs to get back on track
This week’s reading list includes two very different memoirs and a book that looks at policymaking that could revive the Indian economy(HT Team)
This week’s reading list includes two very different memoirs and a book that looks at policymaking that could revive the Indian economy(HT Team)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

JNU row: What is the outrage all about

The boycott is a part of an ongoing strike against an increased hostel fee. While the students are confident of a mass boycott, the administration has conveyed to the students that police forces could be sought to conduct the examination, if needed.
JNU students protest lathi charge at Bhika ji chowk in Delhi. (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
JNU students protest lathi charge at Bhika ji chowk in Delhi. (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kainat Sarfaraz

Winters here in Ludhiana, but where are government school uniforms?

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Published on Nov 04, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana

Haryana assembly elections: Congress releases vision document for Panchkula

Proposes law, medical college, pink bus services for women and a 100-bed hospital in Barwala
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Published on Oct 13, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

Now, Ludhiana govt schools to distribute uniforms on their own

7.28 crore funds transferred to Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’s district office
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Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana

India’s tryst with freedom | HT Editorial

At 72, India has substantial achievements. But the nature of challenges is also changing.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today, India has a lot to be proud of. It has remained united and defied all doomsday projections of fragmentation.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today, India has a lot to be proud of. It has remained united and defied all doomsday projections of fragmentation.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 09:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Can have 2 rates as revenue increases, says Arun Jaitley on 2 years of GST

Arun Jaitley’s first blog on GST is his first after he opted out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s council of ministers in end of May. His previous blog was on exit polls predicting a clear win for PM Modi on May 20.
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said with the increase in revenue the country may effectively have two rates for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said with the increase in revenue the country may effectively have two rates for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal

Pradhan first oil min to get a second stint

After taking charge, Pradhan said that the government’s scheme to provide clean cooking fuel to the poor would continue, which has already benefited over 70 million households across the country.
Pradhan said he would continue the energy security policy that was initiated since May 2014 and the work which had been done in the recent past, would be taken ahead in a “comprehensive and coordinated” manner.(HTPhoto)
Pradhan said he would continue the energy security policy that was initiated since May 2014 and the work which had been done in the recent past, would be taken ahead in a “comprehensive and coordinated” manner.(HTPhoto)
Published on May 31, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Quixotic heroism cannot lead the country,’ says Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee also expressed concern over the estimate that 1 per cent of Indians hold over 60 per cent of the country’s total wealth and called on corporates to help bring people out of poverty.
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the IMF, India is the world’s seventh largest economy of USD 2.69 trillion size.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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India to be third largest economy by 2030: Arun Jaitley

Currently, the size of the Indian economy is about USD 2.9 trillion, he said while addressing students of the Shri Ram College of Commerce here.
India to be third largest economy by 2030: Arun Jaitley(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
India to be third largest economy by 2030: Arun Jaitley(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: At Cong-JDS joint rally, Rahul Gandhi calls for united fight against BJP

Rahul Gandhi said the aim of the two parties is to defeat Narendra Modi and the BJP.
Hailing the joint rally of the two coalition partners, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said it was a “historic day”.
Hailing the joint rally of the two coalition partners, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said it was a “historic day”.
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

Surgical strike on poverty, says Rahul Gandhi on minimum income poll promise

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his promise of minimum income guarantee scheme is his party’s surgical strike on poverty.
Rahul Ganghi at a rally in Sriganganagar, Rajastan, on Tuesday.(Congress/Twitter)
Rahul Ganghi at a rally in Sriganganagar, Rajastan, on Tuesday.(Congress/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ganganagar, Rajasthan | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: For Congress’s Rs 12k poll promise, fixing household income could be big hurdle

Congress has set a minimum income guarantee line of Rs 12,000, akin to a poverty line. The party also assumes that any Indian household should meet this monthly income threshold to escape poverty.
Congress has set a minimum income guarantee line of Rs 12,000, akin to a poverty line.(PTI File Photo)
Congress has set a minimum income guarantee line of Rs 12,000, akin to a poverty line.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 09:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq, New Delhi

Maharashtra’s interim budget may be ‘farmer-centric’

Govt may not announce tax hike, populist schemes; amount may be 40% of last year’s 3.2L-crore
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and MoS finance Deepak Kesarkar go through the interim budget document at Vidhan Bhavan on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Rice at Re1/kg, gold for brides among announcements in Assam’s annual budget

Assam has been witnessing protests from various groups opposed to the bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line.(AFP)
The BJP-led government in Assam announced on Wednesday it will provide a kilo of rice for Re 1 to lakhs of families living below poverty line.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar

In state polls, BJP deploys twin ammo: Development and government schemes

BJP is eyeing beneficiaries of schemes launched by Centre, its governments in states to buck anti-incumbency at a time of deepening caste fissures and voter discontent.
Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that he will give ₹100,000 to those who can find a panchayat in his Rajasthan constituency where he had done no work.(PTI)
Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that he will give ₹100,000 to those who can find a panchayat in his Rajasthan constituency where he had done no work.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Jaipur | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

The PMJAY scheme has already changed lives

A month after the launch, more than 100,000 beneficiaries have been successfully treated and more than Rs 150 crore released to the hospitals
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a health card to beneficiaries as he launches Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, in Ranchi, September 23(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a health card to beneficiaries as he launches Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, in Ranchi, September 23(Parwaz Khan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Show proof of helping poor students to get tax exemption, BMC to charity-run schools

According to the new policy, aided schools receiving grants from the state will be given clear exemption.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a set of criteria for exemptions which include facilities given to students belonging to economically weaker sections(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a set of criteria for exemptions which include facilities given to students belonging to economically weaker sections(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2018 06:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai

Urban green spaces in vacant lots can reduce depression and anxiety

Turning sidewalks, parks and vacant or dilapidated lots into green spaces could be a good way to reduce cases of depression, anxiety and stress in urban communities, says a new study.
Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress. Greening vacant land is a highly inexpensive and scalable way to improve cities and enhance people’s health.(Shutterstock)
Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress. Greening vacant land is a highly inexpensive and scalable way to improve cities and enhance people’s health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

Cash incentive to check population growth in UP

Getting married after the age of 19 and having first child after a gap of two years from marriage ( at the age of 21) will fetch a cash reward to girls in the state who belong to below poverty line, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families.
Under its latest initiative, the national population stabilization fund, in association with State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency has launched the scheme in Uttar Pradesh to help control population growth.(Representative image)
Under its latest initiative, the national population stabilization fund, in association with State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency has launched the scheme in Uttar Pradesh to help control population growth.(Representative image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Centre’s Aayushman Bharat to cost 500 crore more than State’s own scheme

State has included 61,000 families of farmers, irrespective of their annual income, from 14 districts with the highest suicides
The mediclaim will be available for people below the poverty line(HT Photo)
The mediclaim will be available for people below the poverty line(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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