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India is looking at a larger credit crisis. (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

2,153 billionaires are richer than 60% of the world population, Oxfam says

The world’s richest 1% have more than twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined, according to Oxfam.

Modi govt to make one-time Rs 15 lakh payment for poor patients with rare diseases

Experts say the one-time payment for poor patients of rare diseases is a u-turn from the govt’s earlier promise of continued aid irrespective of income.
Women carry vessels of drinking water along a track in Haryana | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Consumption expenditure fall hints at 10 percentage point rise in poverty between FY12 & FY18

Unreleased NSO data shows 3.7% decline in consumption expenditure since 2011-12, and economists say this is a clear sign of rising poverty.
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Unreleased NSO survey data shows 3.7% fall in consumer spending for first time in 4 decades

Survey on household consumer expenditure in India shows dip in expenditure on food consumption for first time.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Abhijit Banerjee’s advice to Trump: Stop treating the poor like losers

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo have some advice for global leaders to end deep disillusionment with politics as usual throughout the developed world.
JNU professor and former Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen | Youtube

Economists call for new approach to rejuvenate agro-economy ‘hit by GST, demonetisation’

At JNU conference, social scientists, economists, political commentators and activists speak on poverty, inequality, Indian agrarian distress & shape of economy.
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Slow economic growth is both immoral and anti-national. Don’t ignore falling GDP rate

When confronted with brutal facts of a grave economic slowdown, our response is to exchange delusional ‘facts’ on WhatsApp.
Narendra Modi addressing BJP workers at the party headquarters

Modi’s anti-poverty schemes work. That’s why BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections

Vajpayee’s ‘India Shining’ defeat in 2004 made BJP shift its focus to the poorest, and Modi’s first five years saw anti-poverty schemes bring great success.
File photo Khan Market. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Khan Market restaurant won’t feed poor boy as other customers will mind, sparks outrage

Journalist who had taken the boy to the Chinese food joint tweets video of the manager refusing to allow the boy to sit there and eat.
Representational image of poverty in UK

The UN went to one of world’s richest countries to look at poverty – this is what it found

People in the UK are having to choose between eating or heating their homes and children go to school hungry.

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Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.