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Government building homes that poor don't want

New Delhi, June 24, 2016 : Over 10 years, the central government spent Rs 21,482 crore ($3.2 billion) building houses for the urban poor but 23 per cent of them are vacant, according to a May 2016 answer to the Lok Sabha.

The information that 238,448 of 1…

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Extra kilos among rural poor weighing India down

New Delhi, June 24, 2016 : Obesity and overweight recorded an 8.6-fold increase in IndiaÂ’s rural areas over 14 years, compared to a 1.7-fold increase in urban areas over 20 years.

In the rural areas of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh where weÂ’ve been working…

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Niroja Laxmi: An angel for children of jail inmates in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 23, 2016 :  A friend, philosopher and guide, she’s the motherly figure for the children of jail inmates in Odisha. Meet 42-year-old Niroja Laxmi Mohapatra, the guardian angel for these children who look up to her as they strive to carve their own niches in life…

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Racist attacks against Africans: Public education is the need

New Delhi, June 23, 2016 : Racist attacks against blacks – in Bengaluru and New Delhi in February last year, in a Delhi Metro station last October, in Delhi a few days ago when a Congolese was killed and in Hyderabad against a Nigerian – have justifiably raised fears of the prevalence of…

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