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Has extreme poverty vanished in India? And is it time for the poverty line to be redrawn?
We continue to live with the Tendulkar poverty line adopted way back in 2009. Now, the chorus for increasing it is growing louder with the economy growing steadily.
This photo taken on February 22, 2024 shows a picture printout of Indian national Mohammed Asfan, seen wearing Russian military fatigues, who last called family from the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don before being deployed amid the conflict in Ukraine, being held by his brother Mohammed Imran in Hyderabad.
An apple farmer, an airline caterer and an out-of-work graduate are among the Indians hired to fight in Ukraine; recruits say they were lured by promises of high salaries and a Russian passport.
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