development assistance

US aid to transition from cash to electronic form


August 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Entrepreneur Karl Mehta, the only Indian-American among 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows, would work on "The 20 percent Initiative" that aims to transition international development assistance payments ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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Kenya eyes bilateral deals with China


July 17th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has left for Beijing to attend a key China-Africa forum where he is also expected to sign bilateral initiatives that will ... Read more...

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University of Tokyo seeks collaboration with IGNOU


June 27th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In a bid to attract more Indian students to study in Japan, the University of Tokyo has sought collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open ... Read more...

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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

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PM to Thein Sein: India, Myanmar on new journey of cooperation (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar have "embarked on a new journey of bilateral cooperation", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said during his talks with President ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka welcomes foreign aid


May 19th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka is ready to accept development assistance from its foreign partners but will not tolerate foreign interference in its reconciliation process, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said ... Read more...

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Dhumal wants lower interest rate on NABARD loans


April 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Friday called for a cut in the interest rate on the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) ... Read more...

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British MPs to visit UAE Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (IANS/WAM) A British parliamentary delegation is scheduled to arrive on a five-day visit in Abu Dhabi Saturday.The 10-member parliamentary delegation is led by Lord Howard."The UAE ... Read more...

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Japan safe again, resurgent: Ambassador to India


March 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Japanese ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki said Sunday his country was safe once again and the economy had bounced back a year after a devastating ... Read more...

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US lawmaker hails India’s positive role in Afghanistan


November 5th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Describing a strong US-India partnership as an important factor for Afghanistan's peace and prosperity, a leading US senator has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction.Senator ... Read more...

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India to raise economic crisis at UN, seek inclusive growth


September 17th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise the issue of the global economic crisis and seek measures to foster and sustain inclusive growth when he ... Read more...

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Japan gives Pakistan $65 mn for polio eradication


August 16th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A Japanese government agency has signed a loan agreement with the Pakistan government to provide it funds up to 4,990 million yen (around $65 million) for ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary meets Suu Kyi


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 22 (IANS) India made its first high-level contact with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi when Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao called on her at her residence here.On the ... Read more...

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Japan commits $1.9 bn loan for Indian projects


June 6th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Japan has committed Rs.8,632 crore ($1.9 billion) to fund seven projects, including the Andhra Pradesh high voltage distribution system project, the finance ministry said Monday.With ... Read more...

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India pledges another $500 mn to Afghanistan, discusses terror post-Osama (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday assured another $500 million in development assistance to Afghanistan and pledged to stand by the country "through thick and thin" as Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Kabul (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 12th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday arrived here on a two-day visit of Afghanistan. It is the first visit to Kabul by an Indian prime minister ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Kabul, to discuss post-Osama scenario


May 12th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Thursday morning on a long-awaited visit to Afghanistan even as the region grapples with the fallout of the killing ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh will discuss post-Osama situation in Ksbul


May 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will discuss the impact of the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on the security situation in Afghanistan as well as in ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain hold joint aid workshop


April 8th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Britain have jointly hosted a workshop on international development assistance in Abu Dhabi, it was announced Thursday.UAE Minister of State for Foreign ... Read more...

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Japan extends Rs.2,557 crore loan to India


February 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Japan has extended India a Rs.2,557 crore ($568.22 million) loan to fund three projects related to agriculture, forestry and environment, an official statement said Thursday. Over two-thirds ... Read more...

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‘Serious challenges’ plague massive US aid to Pakistan: Report


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): The ambitious US civilian-aid program, which has made Pakistan the world's second-largest recipient of American economic and development assistance, is facing a host of serious challenges on the ... Read more...

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India confident of Afghanistan providing security to diplomatic missions: Krishna


January 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Sunday voiced his concern over security, and said India is confident that the Afghanistan Government will provide security to the Indian diplomatic ... Read more...

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Pakistan People’s Party govt should focus on eliminating corruption, says Nawaz Sharif


December 11th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) will not support the federal government on the issue of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST), party chief Nawaz Sharif has said.Addressing a ... Read more...

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US says Pak must honour its commitment to IMF on new tax measures


November 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States and donor agencies want Pakistan to honour its commitments on new tax measures, US Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance to Pakistan, Robin Raphel, has ... Read more...

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Canada to pull civilian staff from Kandahar, base training mission in Kabul


November 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Nov 17 (ANI): Canada is slashing aid to Afghanistan and abandoning any presence in Kandahar by withdrawing not only troops but civilian officials who manage development projects from a Provincial Reconstruction ... Read more...

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Will pressure Pakistan on 26/11 attackers: Obama (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The US would continue to pressurise Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice and ensure there are no terror havens within ... Read more...

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New US programme seeks to execute half of Kerry-Lugar aid to Pak by 2012


October 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): The US government has decided to execute almost fifty per cent of the Kerry Lugar aid projects through the government of Pakistan by 2012.Pakistan is set to get ... Read more...

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India, Bhutan to enhance cooperation in energy sector


October 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): India and Bhutan have decided to boost cooperation in the energy sector.Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who is in the national capital on a nine-day visit ... Read more...

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PM, Bhutan king discuss aid, energy cooperation


October 20th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday met Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and discussed a host of issues, including the possibility of expanding India's development assistance ... Read more...

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US wants Bangladesh to deploy troops in Afghanistan


September 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) The US wants Bangladesh to deploy its troops in Afghanistan "to establish security and stability", authorities said. Bangladesh said it would do "whatever it can to help restore ... Read more...

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Aid for maternal, newborn and child health doubled over 5yrs


September 17th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): New statistics have revealed that the amount of official development assistance (ODA) to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in developing countries has apparently doubled between 2003 and ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan to ensure terrorists are denied safe havens


August 25th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) With Pakistan trying to influence the outcome of the Taliban integration plan, India and Afghanistan Wednesday joined hands to ensure that terrorist and extremist groups targeting ... Read more...

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Khadi would no longer be available at discounted rates


August 20th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna HajelaLucknow, Aug 20 (ANI): Khadi would no longer be available at discounted rates to consumers from October 2, following the Central Government's order to reform the existing subsidy patterns, due ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan is too important for EU to ignore’


August 13th, 2010 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 13 (DPA) Pakistan is too important for the European Union to ignore and the EU's foreign ministers should discuss it as a priority at their next meeting, the EU's foreign ... Read more...

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