Tag: Poverty

Divyang girl from Bolangir scripts success story

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! A Class IX girl from Bolangir district has proved this. Despite being a Divyang (devoid of limbs), she is good at painting.

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  • Sunday, 06 November 2022
Bolangir divyang girl turns adversities into opportunities, scripts success story 
Bolangir divyang girl turns adversities into opportunities, scripts success story 

Despite being a Divyang (devoid of limbs), she is good at painting. She paints with a brush holding it in her mouth. Her painting skill has to be seen to be believed.

  • Saturday, 05 November 2022
No Roof Over Head
Homeless Widow Awaits Help After Losing Help

These heartbreaking images are from Simanbadi under Daringbadi block in Kandhamal district. Shantilata Digal, a widow has become homeless after a self help group allegedly demolished her house.

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  • Saturday, 08 October 2022
Poor for Poor
Trolley Puller Offers Free Ride To Ailing Woman

These heart-wrenching images are from the Silver City Cuttack. A trolley puller is carrying an ailing woman to her home. According to reports, this ailing woman was not well and was admitted to Cuttack SCB Medical. However, after 8 days of treatment, she was discharged by the authorities.

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  • Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Sulochana and her son
70-year-old woman mortgages ration, pension cards for Rs 14000 to treat son

With no aid from the government, Sulochana Khura has pawned her ration and pension cards for a mere Rs 14,000. 

  • Saturday, 03 September 2022
Youngest Corporator In Cuttack. Damayanti Majhi
Odisha Urban Polls: Candidates Who Defied Norms, Overcame Poverty To Emerge Victorious

When there is a will there is a way. While this is a very common saying, but pretty effective if looked through the lenses of these three men and women who dared to go against the tide to emerge victorious in the recently concluded civic polls in Odisha and become corporators and councilors.

  • Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Covid: Healthcare Costs Push Over Half A Billion Into Extreme Poverty
Covid: Healthcare Costs Push Over Half A Billion Into Extreme Poverty

The new WHO/World Bank reports also warned that financial hardship is likely to become more intense as poverty grows, incomes fall, and governments face tighter fiscal constraints.

  • Monday, 13 December 2021
One In Three Children In Greece At Risk Of Poverty: Unicef
One In Three Children In Greece At Risk Of Poverty: Unicef

Greece is one of the European Union (EU) member states with the highest proportion of children living in poverty, with 31.5 per cent of minors affected, compared to 24.2 per cent on average in the EU, according to Eurostat data for 2020 released late October this year.

  • Sunday, 12 December 2021
Poverty-stricken Odisha youth sets inspiring example

Sambalpur: Despite being born and brought up in a poor family in Balasingha village under maoist-affected Naktideul block of Sambalpur, Seshadev Kishan has crossed all hurdles to land a job as Research Associate at Gottingen University of Germany after completing his chemical engineering course. “I never thought that I will one day go to Germany […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Reality bites: People of Aredas village still in dark age!

Basic amenities such as electricity, drinking water facility and road connection continues to be a distant dream for at least 100 tribal families

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Poverty-stricken mother hands over newborn boy to another man

  Dhenkanal: A woman in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district handed over her newborn son to another man expressing her inability to upbring the child up due to abject poverty. The incident was reported from Kankadahad Rupabedha village. The woman, Damayanti, wife of Bhushan Patra, had delivered a baby boy on May 9. However, citing poverty Damayanti […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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BJP will make Odisha India’s No 1 State: Amit Shah in Odisha

Jajpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah today slammed the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for poverty and backwardness of the state and vowed to make Odisha India’s number one State in terms of development if voted to power in 2019 elections. Addressing a mass gathering at Panikoili in Jajpur district, on […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Govt benefits elude this elderly woman

Dhenkanal: A seventy year-old woman, Chilha Nayak, of Kamakhyanagar area in the district alleged that she has been deprived of government  aids. A resident of Patra Sahi under Kamakhyanagar block, Nayak is suffering from partial vision loss and hearing ailment. She alleged that her family has been neglected by the local administration even as her […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Aishwarya: Dreams of flying high defies pull of poverty

Abject poverty has disturbed her childhood true, but never deterred her spirit to excel. She chose to soar in academics and she did. Something, she as a 16-year-old, understands can get back dignity to her family and give them a decent livelihood, maybe few years from now. Aiming to be a doctor, Aishwarya Mishra, has […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan defends Modi’s remarks on poverty in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling-BJD and Congress in Odisha, slammed PM Narendra Modi’s comments on poverty in Odisha, Union Petroleum minister defended the remarks citing Nagada malnourishment deaths, Dana Majhi episode and Japanese Encephalitis deaths as examples. Are not these issues are proof of the level of poverty in Odisha? The union minister asked while addressing […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021