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US to help set up 30 business hubs in eastern India


December 20th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will set up 30 rural business hubs in ... Read more...

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USAID, FICCI ink deal to support innovation


December 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Tuesday signed an agreement to set ... Read more...

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USAID chief Rajiv Shah to visit India


December 19th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Obama administration, begins a two-day visit ... Read more...

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US firms back ‘Support My School’ campaign in India


December 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Several American companies and organizations have expressed interest in a unique initiative to help children in rural and semi-urban India get access to better educational ... Read more...

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Legal action against Mahyco, Monsanto in Bt Brinjal case


August 11th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) The National Biodiversity Authority of India (NBA) has recommended legal action against seed firms Mahyco and Monsanto for violating the biodiversity protection law in promoting Bt ... Read more...

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US multi-million dollar aid to Pak floundering: NYT


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Khajuri Kach (Pakistan), May 2 (ANI): A multi-billion-dollar aid plan that the Obama administration hoped would win over Pakistanis and buttress the weak civilian government is foundering because Washington's fears of Pakistani ... Read more...

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US ambassador visits USAID projects in Delhi


April 26th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The programmes of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) help improve social infrastructure at all levels of society in many Indian states, US ... Read more...

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US envoy Roemer visits education, health programs in Delhi’s Sanjay Gandhi settlement


April 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today interacted with students at a school and met with residents in the Sanjay Gandhi Settlement to see the U.S.-government ... Read more...

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Roemer to visit USAID projects in Delhi


April 25th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 25 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer will be visiting three projects supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Sanjay Gandhi settlement area ... Read more...

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USAID has not put any funding for Pakistan’s HEC on hold: US Embassy


April 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): The US Embassy in Islamabad has refuted media reports that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold in the ... Read more...

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Indian vaccine to save 250 million lives in Africa


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra (Ghana), March 1 (IANS) A new India-made vaccine against meningitis is to be administered to nearly 250 million children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a joint campaign ... Read more...

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US committed to help Pak promote tolerance, work against hardliners: Posner


January 24th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 24(ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael H. Posner, has said that Pakistan is an ally of the Obama administration, ... 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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Pak shock over “Anti-Fraud Hotline” project to monitor entire Kerry-Lugar aid


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 23 (ANI): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Transparency International, Pakistan (TIP), have signed an agreement to prevent corruption in utilisation of the 7.5 billion dollars aid ... Read more...

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Holbrooke says corruption helps Taliban to win recruits


July 29th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard C Holbrooke has claimed that rampant corruption in Afghanistan is providing the Taliban with its number ... Read more...

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Nisha Desai Biswal named to key USAID job


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Nisha Desai Biswal as assistant administrator for Asia in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The agency channelling ... Read more...

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US to improve Pak radio signals in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan


May 7th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 7 (ANI): Pakistan has signed eight million dollars agreement with the United States for providing two AM transmitters in order to enhance radio transmission coverage in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan ... Read more...

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‘Use communication technology for better health services’


April 30th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Use of communication technologies like mobile phone, toll-free helpline numbers and internet portals can help in providing better health care services, recent research on the information needs ... Read more...

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PVR cinemas screening video clip on TB till Apr 2


March 28th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) As part of World Tuberculosis Week March 27-April 2, PVR cinemas in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad are showcasing a 30-second video clip featuring actor Vivek Oberoi ... Read more...

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US issues travel alert warning of attack on its citizens, facilities in S.Asia


February 13th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.13 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel warning regarding the threat to American establishments and citizens in South and Central Asia.The US State Department said that extremist groups ... Read more...

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Three USAID officials, schoolgirls among six killed in Lower Dir blast


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb.3 (ANI): Three US aid officials and three school children were killed and dozens other were injured in a powerful bomb blast in Lower Dir district on Wednesday.Earlier, unconfirmed reports said ... Read more...

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Rajiv Shah wins high praise for Haiti efforts


January 20th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Rajiv Shah, the Indian-American administrator of USAID, who is leading the massive US rescue and recovery efforts in earthquake-hit Haiti, has come in for high praise ... Read more...

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Kabuliwala beckons Indians at international trade fair


November 16th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With a wide variety of dry fruits, herbs, fruits, saffron and intricately woven colourful carpets, Afghan stalls are a major draw at the ongoing India ... Read more...

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Sindh assembly website shuts as US aid contract expires


November 9th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 9 (IANS) The website of the legislative assembly of Pakistan's Sindh province has stopped functioning after United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ended its aid contract, an official said. Assembly ... Read more...

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Nuclear scientist among Hizb-ut-Tahrir members arrested in Islamabad


October 20th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 20 (ANI): A Pakistani nuclear scientist is among 32 members of banned terror organization Hizb- ut-Tahrir who were arrested from Islamabad on Sunday.Rizwan Aleem, a nuclear scientist and a PhD ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s competitive ranking drops to 101 from 84


July 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 27 (ANI): Pakistan's competitive ranking has dropped to 101 in 2009 from 84 in 2006 on the world Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index.The country's competitiveness ranking dropped by nine points ... Read more...

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Afghanistan announces establishment of first national park


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) has announced the establishment of the country's first internationally recognized national park.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided key ... Read more...

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Taliban threaten Pak woman to stop working with USAID


September 18th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , Sept 18 (ANI): Once again marking their presence in Peshawar , three Taliban operatives snatched away the car, cash and valuables from a Pakistani woman working with the United ... Read more...

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Promote South Asian energy trade: US diplomat


September 16th, 2008 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) South Asian countries should explore the prospects and potential of cross-border energy trading, US Consul General in Kolkata Beth A. Payne said here Tuesday."There is a great opportunity ... Read more...

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Technical and economic feasibility of rice fortification in developing nations identified


May 31st, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new report has identified the technical and economic feasibility of introducing cost-effective rice fortification programs in developing nations.Under a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency ... Read more...

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USAID assists war-hit dairy farmers in Lanka’s East


May 20th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday inaugurated a milk chilling centre in Sri Lanka's Eastern Batticaloa where it has provided assistance to war-affected dairy farmers ... Read more...

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USAID to give 90,000 tonnes of food aid to Bangladesh


April 1st, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Dhaka, April 1 (Xinhua) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide approximately 90, 000 tonnes of food aid worth $67.8 million to Bangladesh this year, the agency said in ... Read more...

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US to Pak: To receive aid complete FATA secretariat capacity building


December 21st, 2007 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Bush Administration had asked the Musharraf regime to complete the capacity-building of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) secretariat and FATA Development Authority by May 2008 in ... Read more...

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January 8 elections in Pakistan will not be perfect: Boucher


December 7th, 2007 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs, Richard Boucher, has said that January 8 elections in Pakistan will not be "perfect", but will represent ... Read more...

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