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Five Myths About India's Poverty

Richard Dobbs | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Richard Dobbs

A new benchmark called the Empowerment Line, developed by the McKinsey Global Institute, aims to create a new and more holistic policy framework for poverty reduction. It calculates the cost for an Indian household to attain the basics and then compares these benchmarks to actual consumption data to measure needs that are going unmet. The results debunk a number of misconceptions about the nature of poverty in India.

India's Gandhi Accuses Opponent Of 'Abetting' Religious Riots

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - India's Rahul Gandhi attacked the chief opponent of his embattled Congress party on Monday by accusing his regional go...

How The US Can Help Stop Violence Against Women In India

TakePart | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

It is 2013, and yet the status of women around the world remains critical. At every stage of life, females are still at risk in places like Afghanista...

The Power of Grassroots Democracy

Mary Ellen McNish | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Mary Ellen McNish

Holding local government to account is one of the most important tools people have to end their own hunger and poverty. But in most of the developing world, this is just a dream.

India's Rising Regional Chiefs Shake New Delhi Government

Swaraaj Chauhan | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Swaraaj Chauhan

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the ruling congress-led coalition alliance are shell-shocked.

Train Fare Increase Causes Government Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Matthias Williams and Satarupa Bhattacharjya NEW DELHI, March 15 (Reuters) - The Indian government was plunged into yet another cri...

Gay Sex Legal

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government Tuesday clarified to the Supreme Court that it accepts a recent ruling legalizing gay sex in the country. ...

India's Mood Darkens As Corruption Undermines Nation's Self-Confidence

Washington Post | Simon Denyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI - Just a few months ago, India was preening itself in the global spotlight. World leaders were queuing up to visit, and President Obama famo...

India Counts Its Billion-Plus Population For Census

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Millions of census workers fanned out across India on Wednesday as they began a mammoth effort to document every person in the world...