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Onno Ruhl is World Bank’s new country director for India


September 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Onno Ruhl, a Dutch national, has taken over as World Bank's new country director for India, replacing N. Roberto Zagha, who is due to retire from ... Read more...

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Lack of contractors hitting northeast projects: ADB


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern states is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said Wednesday."One of ... Read more...

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MSF battles kala azar in Bihar


July 17th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide, is waging a war against kala azar in Bihar.Hundreds have benefited since MSF started its project ... Read more...

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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system


July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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Jobs for Indians with security is Thales mandate


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 3 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and civilian technology major Thales not just believes in creating employment for "enterprising and hard working" Indians at its global projects but also ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro offered fully-automated, driverless train system (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) French defence and civilian technologies major Thales has offered Delhi Metro, which each day makes 2,400 trips and carries 1.8 million passengers, the same safety, communication ... Read more...

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‘Driverless metro can push safety, punctuality’


May 25th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) Thales, the $16 billion French defence and civilian technologies major, has offered India the same safety, communication and navigation system that is helping Dubai run the ... Read more...

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Indonesia seeks UAE investments


May 1st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 30 (IANS/WAM) The Indonesian government has urged the UAE companies to tap opportunities in that country.Director of the Indonesia's investment promotion agency described the country as one ... Read more...

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Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up ... Read more...

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China’s GDP growth to hit 8.5 percent this year: ADB (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China's economic growth is set to moderate slightly over the next two years but will exceed 8 percent on the back of strong investment, rising private ... Read more...

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ADB says China’s GDP growth to hit 8.5 percent


April 11th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) China's economic growth is set to moderate slightly over the next two years but will exceed 8 percent, on the back of strong investment, rising private ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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UN holds photo exhibit on Afghan women


March 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) A month-long photo exhibition organised by various UN agencies to highlight the status and achievements of women in war-hit Afghanistan kicked off Saturday in the capital.The ... Read more...

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Care India ropes in corporate bigwigs for girl education


February 24th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Food products major General Mills and pharmaceutical giant MSD have joined hands with an NGO Care to help raise funds for girl education and ... Read more...

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Facelift for two Mirage 2000 jets in French Riviera


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The first set of two Mirage 2000 combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have flown out for upgrade at the facilities of Thales, ... Read more...

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IMT organises international conference


November 17th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from across the world Thursday attended the 4th International Conference on Data Management at the Institute of Management Technology's (IMT) Ghaziabad campus.The Nov ... Read more...

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India ranks low 134 in human development index


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income ... Read more...

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World Bank gives Bangladesh $29 mn for women’s jobs


October 30th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $29- million credit for a project in Bangladesh aimed at economically empowering about 10,800 poor and vulnerable women in the ... Read more...

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$3 mn ADB flood aid for Pakistan


October 28th, 2011 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give $3 million in flood aid to Pakistan, it said Thursday.The fund will help the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) ... Read more...

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ADB to fund two flyovers in Kashmir


October 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to fund two flyovers in the two capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir, at a cost of Rs.350 ... Read more...

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9 out of 10 Afghan women fear Taliban’s return: Survey


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Nine out of 10 women in Afghanistan are worried about the Taliban returning to power as it could risk the gains they have made ... Read more...

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No threat from China: New ITBP chief


September 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) No recent Chinese aggression has taken place on the India-China border and there is no threat from the neighbouring country, Director General of the Indo-Tibetan ... Read more...

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ADB offers $52 mn loan to curb coastal erosion in India


August 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wednesday offered a $51.55 million loan to help curb coastal erosion in Karnataka and Maharashtra.This is the first tranche of ... Read more...

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$200-mn ADB loan for Madhya Pradesh power projects


August 17th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wednesday offered a $200 million concessional loan to India to help improve electricity distribution in rural areas of Madhya Pradesh.This ... Read more...

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Inequalities among states affect human development: Study


July 15th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Wide inequalities among states affect human development outcomes in India which is ranked 119 out of 169 countries, according to a study released Friday by ... Read more...

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Haryana plans fire-proof land record room


June 15th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) The country's first water, fire and dust-free land record room will be set up in a tehsil office in Gurgaon district, a senior officer said here ... Read more...

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Under 25 can’t drink alcohol, Bollywood reacts


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) While many in Bollywood have rubbished the recent decision of the Maharshtra government to raise the eligibility age for drinking alcohol from 21 to 25, ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $1 bn loan to clean Ganga river


June 1st, 2011 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $1-billion loan to India to help clean its river Ganga that accounts for one fourth of the country's water resources.The ... Read more...

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Attack on GMR to cost Nepal dear


May 27th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) The attack on Indian infrastructure and energy major GMR's power project in western Nepal by Maoists Sunday is going to cost the Himalayan republic dear with ... Read more...

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Carbon credits: Himachal inks pact with World Bank


May 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Sunday inked a green pact with the World Bank to allow the hill state to secure carbon credits through carbon sequestration under ... Read more...

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India’s public distribution system faulty: World Bank


May 18th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Though India's social sector spending is higher than many other developing countries, one of its flagship welfare programs -- the public distribution system (PDS) -- ... Read more...

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Bangladesh gets $1.2bn World Bank loan for bridge


April 28th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday signed a $1.2 billion loan deal with the World Bank for the construction of a bridge over river Padma.The Padma Multipurpose Bridge would connect ... Read more...

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World Bank to lend $400 mn for Pakistan’s education


March 26th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $400 million loan for development of Pakistan's education sector.A sum of $300 million would go to projects at the university ... Read more...

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Indian Govt., World Bank sign agreement for watershed project in Uttarakhand


March 21st, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Government of India and the World Bank signed agreements amounting to IDA credit of 7.98 million dollars additional finance for the Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project ... Read more...

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India gets $250 mn infrastructure loan from ADB


March 21st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered India a $250 million loan for expanding road networks and power projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, an ... Read more...

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