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US report showers praise on Narendra Modi


September 15th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) A US Congressional report has pointed to BJP-ruled Gujarat as "India's best example of effective governance and impressive development" and showered praise on "controversial" Chief ... Read more...

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Bihar verdict will decide high-stakes battle


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 23 (IANS) Who will rule Bihar for the next five years? The answer will be known Wednesday when about 30 million votes will be counted following a six-phased election ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress leader slams Sharad Yadav for use of ‘criminal’ language against Rahul Gandhi


October 28th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Patna/Raxaul (Bihar), Oct. 28 (ANI): Senior Congress party leader B K Hariprasad has criticized Janata Dal United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav for using indecent and inappropriate language in describing Congress General ... Read more...

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Maoists in Bihar ideologically weak: Sharad Yadav


October 27th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Patna (Bihar), Oct. 27 (ANI): Maoists in Bihar are ideologically weak, Janata Dal-United (JD -U) chief Sharad Yadav said on Wednesday."The ultras in Bihar are pseudo-Maoists, and carry out their nefarious ... Read more...

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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 |

Development overrides caste in Bihar battle


October 17th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) It is a political battle with a difference in Bihar. Although caste is still a factor, it is the cry for development that has become ... Read more...

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Asian Development Bank approves $470 mn loans for India


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 16 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Thursday that it approved two loans worth $470 million to fund infrastructure and agricultural projects in India. The Manila-based bank said the first loan, ... Read more...

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Delhi fetes spirit of Twitter at Cafe Morrison


March 25th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) More than 200 members of the capital's twitter community gathered at music pub Cafe Morrison in South Extension Thursday evening to raise awareness against poverty and for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women’s support groups dramatically reduce neonatal mortality rates in India


March 8th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Women's support groups operating in rural India have achieved dramatic success by significantly improving neonatal survival rates, a new study has revealed.These community groups provide a cost-effective intervention ... Read more...

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BJP demands stern action from Prime Minister on border issue with China


January 31st, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan.31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take stern action over off and on border problems being created by China.In the recent past, ... Read more...

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Bill Gates praises Nitish Kumar, Rahul Gandhi over healthcare


January 26th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for their progressive attitudes towards improving the health ... Read more...

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New York ranks at bottom in US happiness rating


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 23 (DPA) New Yorkers, it seems, are the most unhappy bunch you can imagine in the US, a study published in Science magazine said Tuesday. New York ranks 51st behind ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar attracts Rs.1,032 crore investment in four years


November 13th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Bihar, one of the poorest states in the country, attracted private investments worth Rs.1,032 core in the last four years, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said ... Read more...

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Bihar will see high growth next decade, predicts Assocham


November 12th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Bihar, one of the poorest states in the country, will soon be on a high economic growth trajectory, says premier industry lobby Assocham (Associated Chambers of Commerce and ... Read more...

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EU summit targets India, China on G20 climate financing


September 18th, 2009 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 18 (DPA) The European Union (EU) has challenged rising powers India and China to brake their soaring greenhouse gas emissions in return for Western financial support. "We need to make ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

EU summit to target China, India on G20 climate financing


September 18th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 17 (DPA) The European Union (EU) is to press rising powers such as China and India to halt their soaring greenhouse gas emissions in return for Western funding, EU diplomats ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

$100-mn World Bank loan for Madhya Pradesh


June 25th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $100-million IDA credit to address rural poverty in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's poorest states with the lowest rate of poverty reduction. The ... Read more...

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World Bank announces $444 mn aid to Orissa


January 27th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday announced $444 million aid to Orissa for infrastructure development and rural livelihood projects.The bank has signed an agreement in this regard with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Bank strategy for India can improve support for infrastructure and poor States


December 13th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.13 (ANI): The World Bank Group is preparing to help India to speed up its infrastructure development projects and provide support to its seven poorest States in offering better living ... Read more...

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World Bank to lend $14 bn to India for infrastructure projects


December 12th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The World Bank will provide $14 billion to India over the next three years to facilitate infrastructure development projects and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the ... Read more...

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India to get 14 bn dollars from WB for infrastructure projects, MDG


December 12th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): India will get 14 billion dollars from the World Bank over the next three years to facilitate infrastructure development projects and to achieve the Millennium Development ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Asian Development Bank assistance to help Assam tackle floods


November 20th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 20 (Xinhua) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it is helping upgrade India's capability to prevent severe flooding in one of its poorest states.ADB is extending a ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks 500,000 tonnes of US wheat


June 15th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan has sought 500,000 tonnes of wheat from the US and is also on the verge of receiving $500 million from the World Bank to deal with the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Uttar Pradesh bank wins world’s leading green energy prize


May 30th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
London, May 30 (ANI): The world's leading green energy prize has been awarded to the Aryavart Gramin Bank (AGB) in Uttar Pradesh. The bank will receive prizes of up to 20,000 pounds, ... Read more...

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