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    As poverty deepens, Lebanon protesters step in to help

    Agence France-Presse . Sidon | Updated at 12:03am on December 30, 2019

    With volunteer kitchens, makeshift clinics and donation centres, Lebanon’s protesters are helping their compatriots survive the worst economic crisis since the civil war by offering...

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    Poverty rate lowers to 20.5pc in 2018-19 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:21pm on December 17, 2019

    Incidence of poverty among the country’s population decreased to 20.5 per cent in 2018-19 fiscal year from 21.8 per cent of the previous year, said...

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    The poverty of protest

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    THE Italian Marxist, Antoni Gramsci, in his magnum opus The Prison Notebooks defined a crisis as consisting ‘precisely in the fact that the old is...

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    Social safety net for poverty reduction

    Bipasha Dutta | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    POVERTY reduction is and should always be one of the major areas of focus of the government. This is more so now as the country...

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    Celebrating poverty: the IMF in Egypt

    Amr Khafagy | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2019

    THE International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Bloomberg and Financial Times, alongside big investment banks such as Morgan Stanley, are celebrating Egypt’s economic success. As the...

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    Aquaculture helped 20 lakh escape poverty: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:14am on October 28, 2019

    About twenty lakh people have walked out of poverty by cultivating fish in Bangladesh between 2000 and 2010, revealed an International Food Policy Research Institute...

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    Workers’ rights in informal economies

    Sally Roever | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2019

    EVERY day for 30 years, Gloria Solorzano has left her small house before dawn to set up a fruit and vegetable stall at a street...

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    Half of population still vulnerable to poverty: WB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on October 08, 2019

    Bangladesh’s higher economic growth in the last decade did not lead to faster poverty reduction as the number of poor increased in the western region,...

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    Queen and Adam Lambert rock festival urging foreign aid

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on September 30, 2019

    The legendary band Queen and glam frontman Adam Lambert led a packed Central Park on Saturday in mobilizing world governments to pledge international aid to...

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    Poverty’s class connections

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2019

    POVERTY has been in human discourse for long. From Aristotle to St Thomas Aquinas to Machiavelli to David Hume to Hernando de Soto to the...