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81.4 percent of Bihar population is poor says UN report

Patna,(BiharTimes): Now the bad news for Bihar. It is as poor as and as backward as strife-torn African countries like Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. It continues to occupy the bottom place in India with Jharkhand slightly better.

The new Multi dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) puts proportion of poor in Bihar 81.4 percent of

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Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

Can India compensate Bihar for its lower energy consumption?

India is arguing in climate change dialogue that wealthy nation should compensate poor for its lower energy consumption. Thanks to Bihar and other poor states that India can claim to have lower energy consumption rate and putting strong argument against cliamte

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Cause of declining nutritional quality in India: is it biased Green Revolution?

 

Malnutrition affecting one in five Indians

45 percent of all children under age three in India are underweight – a higher average prevalence than in sub-Saharan Africa (UNISEF)

Despite vast improvements in the country’s economy, under-nutrition remains a challenge in India. While real incomes and real wages have increased, there has been an offsetting reduction in

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(Español) Mi diario de India (Dia 2)

Día 2:  Patna

Hoy he tenido el placer de conocer el concepto del tiempo hindú; ¡no existe!

Al bajar del tren, con cuatro horas de retraso, he podido sentir centenares de miradas encima de nosotros. Todo el mundo nos estaba observando con una coriusidad tan intensa,  que se podia llegar a percibir con los propios sentidos. Sin

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(Español) Mi diario de India (Dia 1)

Día 1. Nueva Delhi

Llegada a aeropuerto de Nueva Delhi

Nada más que aterrar en ese desconocido país, dos de los Trabajadores del aeropuerto al que llegué, me recibieron con sonrisas y amabilidades, Característica que más adelante asocié A LOS miembros de esta sociedad. Elogiaban mi nombre, que sin saberlo yo, es de origen hundú.

Uno de

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Mid-Day Meal Scheme and teachers performance

News published on Bihar Times (Online news of Bihar) on 7th of Oct 2009

Bihar to dissociate teachers from Mid-Day Meal Scheme

Patna, (BiharTimes): The state government is planning to completely dissociate teachers from the Mid-Day Meal Scheme as it is taking a huge toll on the education of the children. It is also working on alternative

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Experience in India

First of all, I’d like to introduce myself.

I’m Javier, a boy from Barcelona (Spain) who was in Pojh (Bihar, India) last July. I was there with the NGO. We were a group of 7 young people (including Marta who already wrote on the website).

As she mostly commented on her impressions about India, I’ll try to

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EU farm subsidy, world poverty and Indian farmers’ suicide

Recently I was in Tarragona (Spain) and had some discussion about poverty in India, Indians’ resistance to EU-US farm subsidies, and links to poverty and farmers’ suicide in India. I was putting some strong points like we in Europe are equally responsible for farmers’ suicide and poverty in the world. We all have blood in

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Brazil and Bihar – different context but same story

Land distribution in Brazil

Today, 47 percent of Brazil’s land is owned by just 1 percent of the population, making the country’s land distribution the second most unequal in the world and a glaring inequality in a nation known for its stark division between rich and poor. As a result, a class of four and a

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Patrick Swayze, City of Joy and Bihar

“One thing I’m not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won’t live.” – Patrick Swayze.

The actor Patrick Swayze died on 14th of Sept 2009 at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Still from film City of Joy

Patric Swayze

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