China aims to create an alternative regional bloc in South Asia

Observers say Nepal needs to tread carefully as the Beijing-led Poverty Alleviation Centre minus India is part of Chinese attempts to expand its influence …

by · Sunday, 11 July 2021 · China, India, Nepal

India supercharged its economy 30 years ago. COVID unraveled it in months

… economy in a transformation that eventually pulled about 300 million out of poverty, fueling one of the biggest wealth creations in history. Then came …

by · Thursday, 8 July 2021 · India, Philippines

Rural India sinks deeper into debt as COVID-19 wipes out work

… to feed her family of seven in a remote corner of northern India where the novel coronavirus is compounding old problems of rural debt and poverty.

by · Tuesday, 6 July 2021 · India, Philippines

India’s billionaires got richer while coronavirus pushed millions of vulnerable people into poverty

India has been hobbled by an economic slump and a brutal wave of coronavirus that new research shows pushed millions of people into poverty. (FILE …

by · Tuesday, 6 July 2021 · India, Philippines

How trade spats increase poverty: the India-Nepal Episode of 2015

Clustering of people around the poverty line and dependence on net food imports are likely causes for some provinces being more severely affected …

by · Wednesday, 23 June 2021 · India, Nepal

Global recovery strong but uneven: WB

In its latest Global Economic Prospects report, out today, the 189-country anti-poverty agency has said India accounts for most of the upgrade as …

by · Wednesday, 9 June 2021 · India, Nepal

Hunger stalks India’s poor in pandemic double blow

NEW DELHI – Rasheeda Jaleel lives in fear that she may not be able to feed her seven children as millions of Indian families are forced into poverty by …

by · Sunday, 30 May 2021 · India, Thailand

Bodies of COVID-19 victims among those dumped in India’s Ganges -gov’t document

… the alarming practice, which it said may stem from poverty and fear of the disease in remote areas. Images of corpses drifting down the Ganges river, …

by · Sunday, 16 May 2021 · India, Nepal

Together, we shall overcome

Day after day our screens are filled with harrowing images of hospitals overrun, lines of people waiting desperately for a hospital bed or oxygen for a loved one. As the number of cases keeps climbing, the threat inches ever closer to home, family memb…

by · Friday, 7 May 2021 · India

12 months on, the eerily familiar sounds of the pandemic

March 2020. India had recently completed a massive vaccination campaign of more than 300 million children against measles and rubella – two potentially life-threatening diseases. I was posted to New York for a health communications assignment which inv…

by · Friday, 7 May 2021 · China, India