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US gives $40 mn for Bangladesh health sector


April 9th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday announced a grant of $40 million for the development of Bangladesh's health sector.The grant would be made available ... Read more...

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US firm gets $220 mn Gates grant to combat TB


March 15th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of up to US $220 million over five years to Aeras, one of the world's largest ... Read more...

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Government committed to eradicating poverty: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the government is committed to providing common people opportunities to progress and to eradicating poverty, hunger, disease and ... Read more...

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World Bank grants $247 mn to Egypt


August 11th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 11 (IANS) The World Bank's Institutional Development Fund (IDF) has attributed $247 million support to Egypt, Xinhua reported Thursday.The IDF will grant the fund worth $ 247.51 million ... Read more...

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GVK BIO to support global consortium


May 16th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), leading research and development organisation, Monday said it has been selected as a preferred provider to a consortium of 14 global product ... Read more...

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Now, fly a James Bond-style water-powered jetpack!


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Now, James Bond fans can 'fly' just like Sean Connery on a JetLev-Flyer - only if they have 175,000 dollars to spare.The jetpack, which is propelled by water ... Read more...

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World Bank approves 285-mn-dollar credit for Pak’s ‘militancy crises affected areas’


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22(ANI): The World Bank has approved a 250-million-dollar credit and a 35-million-dollar grant for Pakistan to assist the "poor and vulnerable households to cope with the income shock due to ... Read more...

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Juniper Networks to expand R&D operations in India


December 14th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 14 (IANS) US-based networking products firm Juniper Networks Tuesday announced plans to expand its research and development (R&D) operations in Bangalore for a key role in its global product development."We ... Read more...

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Donors urge Pak to implement “painful” reforms for additional resource mobilisation


November 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Donors and development partners of Pakistan have made it clear that they would provide help to Pakistan if there was a consensus between the federal and provincial ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha speaker pitches for land to tillers


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said that the "revolutionary" target of land to the tillers should be pursued honestly to sustain the interests of farm labourers ... Read more...

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ADB calls for more social protection in wake of global economic crisis


June 17th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), June 17 (ANI): The global economic crisis highlights the urgent need for stronger social protection programs in Asia and the Pacific, and policy makers must use the current rebound as ... Read more...

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No misuse of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan funds: HRD ministry


June 16th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Rejecting news reports of foreign funds given for the flagship Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) being misused, the Human Resource Development ministry Wednesday said allocations under the programme ... Read more...

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World Bank pledges $129.2 mn for Nepal’s health sector


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has approved a $129.2-million aid to Nepal to support the delivery of essential heath services to the poor. The Second Heath, Nutrition and Population and ... Read more...

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We will boost democracy, Dhaka tells foreign donors


February 17th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Bangladesh has assured international donors that it will further improve the working of its parliament and boost democracy to facilitate an inclusive and faster pace of development. ... Read more...

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Plan to reserve more seats for women in Bangladesh parliament


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) The government is considering increasing the number of seats reserved for women in the Bangladesh parliament from the present 45 to a hundred. The figure was 30 ... Read more...

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Dhaka prepares to meet donor agencies’ consortium


February 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Dredging its silted rivers and augmenting energy sources top Bangladesh's plans as it prepares to present its case before a consortium of donor agencies. Increasing regional integration ... Read more...

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Hasina’s India visit was game-changing: Bangladesh envoy


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's India tour was a "game-changing visit", which will turn the two South Asian countries into development partners from adversarial contestants, according ... Read more...

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Senior UN officials urge greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries


January 19th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Senior United Nations urged on Monday greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries meet their development targets, as a three-day meeting kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Ministers ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks US, Europe to open borders for climate refugees


December 5th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has asked both Europe and the US to assume responsibility for millions of people who will be displaced by climate change."Twenty ... Read more...

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Global Fund to give $47 mn for HIV awareness among gays


November 25th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Global Fund will give a $47-million grant to NGOs based in South Asia to launch a community based programme for gays to reduce the spread of ... Read more...

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$130 mn World Bank bounty for Nepal’s classrooms


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) The World Bank Wednesday announced a bounty of $130 million for Nepal's classrooms meant to pay teachers' salaries and boost education for children and women. The funding is ... Read more...

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Dhaka makes long-term plan to dredge ‘dying’ rivers


August 26th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered two dredgers for two rivers, which feed the country's principal ports at Chittagong and Mongla, to keep them fully navigable. It ... Read more...

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Dynegy Sells Power Plants To LS Power Associates To Pay off Debt


August 10th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by GD
As predicted the second quarter also failed to bring home any positive news for Dynegy Inc. In fact the company accounted for more losses in the second quarter in comparison to the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to revive economic ties with India, China


July 21st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) Shifting emphasis from multilateral to bilateral economic ties. Bangladesh is to revive the Joint Economic Commissions (JECs) with its principal trade partners India and China.The JEC with India has ... Read more...

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Friends of Pakistan pledge 5.28 billion dollars for Pakistan


April 17th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr.17 (ANI): Friends of Pakistan (FoP) donors on Friday pledged to give Pakistan 5.28 billion dollars to stabilise that strife-torn country.In a statement, the donors said: "Development partners pledged new ... Read more...

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NRHM report calls for better management of health initiatives


January 28th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): A better management of health-related initiatives has been recommended by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) second Common Review Mission. However, it admits to some improvements having ... Read more...

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Terror war will now cost Pak 8 billion dollars per annum


November 14th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Estimates compiled by Pakistans Finance Ministry indicate that the direct and indirect cost of the war-on-terror borne by Pakistan was likely to increase to 8 billion dollars ... Read more...

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Pak pins hope on France in quest of nuclear technology for energy requirements


October 7th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan has pinned hopes of getting nuclear help from France after the French governments statement that every country had the right to use nuclear energy for ... Read more...

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Nepal Finance Minister defends huge size of the budget


September 21st, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 21 (ANI): A day after presented the big-size budget, Nepal''s Finance Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai defended it saying that it was necessary to bring about economic changes in keeping ... Read more...

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Bangladesh begins tallying votes after local polls (Lead)


August 4th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Dhaka, Aug 4 (DPA) Authorities in Bangladesh began the difficult task Monday of tallying votes in the country's first local elections in seven years, a historic vote meant to secure lasting peace ... Read more...

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Terror in Nepal’s Terai after ex-Maoists’ threats


July 16th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) Almost two years after the end of the Maoist war in Nepal and signing of a peace pact, the Terai plains along the India-Nepal border are braced for ... Read more...

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Regional External Assistance Workshop inaugurated


June 23rd, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi , June 23 (ANI): A two-day Regional External Assistance Workshop was inaugurated today at Ranchi by Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda.The first workshop of its kind, is being organized ... Read more...

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African development conference concludes with food action plan


May 30th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Yokohama (Japan), May 30 (DPA) Threatened by soaring global food prices, African leaders and their development partners Friday agreed to address hunger as well as increase food supplies over the long term ... Read more...

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World Bank provides $600 million for India’s elementary education plan


May 16th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 16 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $600 million credit to support to India's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a nationwide centrally sponsored programme designed to provide education ... Read more...

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Drug development firm buys French laboratory


March 31st, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, March 31 (IANS) Synchron Research Services Private Limited, a research organisation based here that helps develop new medicines, Monday announced the acquisition of a laboratory in France. Synchron acquired the bio-analytical ... Read more...

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