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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

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Pressmart launches tablet-based education solution


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Online publishing provider Pressmart Monday announced the launch of MOCA (Mobile Learning Classroom Application), a paperless, tablet based end-to-end solution for schools.The Hyderabad-based firm announced deployment ... Read more...

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Anand bids to be an all-time great (Profile)


May 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand can lay claim to be one of the all-time greats in the sport after he won his fifth World Championship ... Read more...

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Death toll in Philippine jeepney accident reaches 11


May 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after an overloaded jeepney plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines on Sunday afternoon has risen to eleven, emergency officials said on Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

No favouritism at beauty pageants: Miss Earth Nicole Faria


November 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Bangalore girl Nicole Faria, the only Indian to have ever won the Miss Earth title, says there is no favouritism at international pageants and she ... Read more...

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Glee singer Charice’s father killed


November 1st, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Philippines, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Glee singer Charice Pempengco pulled out of a planned concert in Singapore after her father was killed in Philippines. Police say Ricky Pempengco was stabbed to ... Read more...

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At least 11 missing as tropical storm ‘Falcon’ hits Philippines


June 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A tornado struck the central region of the Philippines, while a strong whirlwind hit Quezon City in the north, as tropical storm 'Falcon' brings heavy rainfall throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vietnam to host 44th ADB annual meeting


April 13th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr. 13 (ANI): The 44th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank's Board of Governors will be held in Ha Noi, Vietnam, from May 3 to 6.About 3,000 participants, including ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ADB lends 250 million dollars to help build Bangalore metro rail system


April 1st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr. 1 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending up to 250 million dollars for a metro rail system in Bangalore that will bring substantial economic and environmental benefits ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ADB offers support for quake-hit Japan victims


March 14th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Mar. 14 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has expressed his condolences and offered support to the people and Government of Japan, following a powerful earthquake-cum-tsunami in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

At least 4 people killed and 14 injured after bus bomb in Philippines


January 25th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least 4 people on Tuesday were killed and 14 others injured following a bomb which exploded inside a bus in the Metro manila area, the Philippines ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dead Fetus Found in Manila in Airplane’s Bathroom


January 5th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to police in Manila, Philippines, a dead fetus was found in the restroom of an airplane when it landed at the capital of the country. This story ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Murdered vice mayor captures killer in photo in Philippines


January 5th, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A photograph on Tuesday was released by the family of Councilman Reynaldo Dagsa who was murdered one day before in Caloocan City in Philippines, the Philippine ... Read more...

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ADB Extends 315 million dollar for highway overhaul in Karnataka


November 29th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Nov.29 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will extend 315 million dollars to Karnataka for a major overhaul of the overburdened state highway system, which will help spur new economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

All Saints Day Celebration In Philippines Was Marked With Heavy Security


November 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Halloweens has come to an end, but the festive spirit has not. The believers of Halloween are now set to celebrate "All Saints Day" on November ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Typhoon Megi gains strength, approaches south China


October 21st, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- Typhoon Megi has gained strength over the South China Sea to Category 4 intensity, after leaving the Philippines reportedly killing at least 19 people, mostly in Northern ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

120 million dollar ADB grant to help Assam tackle floods, land erosion


October 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The north eastern Indian state of Assam will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

132 million dollar ADB power project to benefit millions in Bihar


October 20th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The Indian state of Bihar will receive 132 million dollars from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for electricity system upgrades that will help spur growth in one ... Read more...

Posted in World |

At least 11 killed as Super Typhoon Megi hits the Philippines


October 19th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least 11 people have died after super typhoon Megi made landfall on Monday in the Philippines, but it is expected to exit the country on Wednesday, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Asian water crisis worsening, Asian Development Bank says


October 12th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said Asia is facing a water crisis that continues to worsen and threaten the region's economy.ADB's Special Senior Advisor Arjun ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Former U.S. diplomat arrested in the Philippines on South Korean fraud accusations


October 8th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. diplomat Tomas Dario was arrested in the Philippines after fleeing from South Korea while being investigated on fraud accusations, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

ADB to help protect coastal areas in three vulnerable Indian states


September 29th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.29 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping India protect its coastline affected by severe erosion.The ADB's Board of Directors today approved a multitranche financing facility of up ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ADB provides 250 million dollars to help India turn tourism into growth, jobs driver


September 29th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.29 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending up to 250 million dollars to help India develop its tourism sector into a driver of sustainable and inclusive economic growth. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ADB 170 million dollar facility to help Bihar, Maharashtra modernize horticulture systems


September 16th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.16 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a 170 million dollars multi-tranche financing facility to help the Indian states of Bihar and Maharashtra modernize their horticulture industries, boosting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ADB provides 300 million dollars to Bihar to improve roads, boost growth


September 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.16 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to extend 300 million dollar grant to Bihar for road improvements that will help spur new livelihood opportunities and boost sustainable ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Melody Gersbach Killed In Car Crash


August 21st, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Manila, Philippines, Aug 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A fatal car accident has reportedly claimed the life of Binibining Pilipinas titlist Melody Gersbach and two other persons who were traveling in red ... Read more...

Posted in World, World News |

ADB 150 mln dollar loan to help India improve its urban infrastructure


August 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Aug.11 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a 150 million multi-tranche financing facility to help India's National Capital Region (NCR) accelerate plans to build urban infrastructure.ADB's Board ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Philippine National Police (PNP) Collaborates With Film Industry To Thwart Piracy


August 9th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Manila, Philippines, Aug 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a major step to put an end to movie piracy in Philippines, Philippine National Police (PNP) and the leaders of the local film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, World News |

ADB upgrades forecast for developing Asia as broad recovery continues


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), July 20 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has upgraded its economic forecast for developing Asia after first-quarter data showed broad-based growth driven by buoyant exports, strong private demand, and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Emerging Asia should act on potentially destabilizing capital inflows: ADB


May 18th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), May 18 (ANI): Governments in emerging Asia should stay on guard and be ready to act if volatile capital inflows threaten to destabilize the region's financial markets, a new Asian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Noynoy Aquino Leads Philippines Election


May 11th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Manila, Philippines, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Benigno Aquino III is all set to become the next president of Philippines after the initial results of the vote counting on Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Six Die Due To The 2010 Philippines Election Violence


May 10th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Manila, Philippines, May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday, the people of Philippines voted for the first time in the automated machine for its election of the President. However, this year ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

ADB appoints L.Venkatachalam as vice-president


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr.23 (ANI): The Board of Directors of ADB yesterday approved the appointment of Lakshmi Venkatachalam from India as Vice-President (Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations) for a term of three years. ... Read more...

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