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Fund meant for India’s starving children used to fix buses

A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday. The “Child Nutrition Surcharge”…

The children who work in India’s rat-hole coal mines for $4 a day

Thirteen-year-old Sanjay Chhetri has a recurring fear: that one day, the dark, dank mine where he works will cave in and bury him alive. Like thousands of children in India’s…

Expert Explains In Detail How The Next Shock Will Shatter The Global Economy

The eurozone is on a path into a deep recession. As one of the largest and most advanced economies in the world, its centrality to a system of highly-interconnected global supply chains…

Poverty and Rising Social Inequality in India

The issue of poverty keeps rearing its inconvenient head in India. The Planning Commission tends to keep on shifting the poverty line, but it is always at a ludicrously low…

INDIA’S URBAN SLUMS: Rising Social Inequalities, Mass Poverty and Homelessness

Former World Bank and UN official Manmohan Singh was never projected as India’s Prime Minister; he was imposed on 1.2 billion hapless Indians. Former World Bank [WB] major domo Montek…

India’s Child Marriages: An Ancient Evil, A Modern Reality

The ancient practice of child marriage – reviled in much of the world – remains in force across the Indian subcontinent.Child marriage is defined as the union of two people,…