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Asian American Groups Rejoice Ruling Striking Down PA's Discriminatory Voter ID Law

 Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) applaud the ruling by a state judge that has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania's voters to show photo identification at the polls

New Paradigms in Agricultural Research

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an apex organization in the country spearheading agricultural research, education and extension activities for productivity enhancement and diversification of Indian agriculture. The comprehensive initiatives taken by the Council have led to notable accomplishments in natural resource management, input use efficiency, climate resilience, secondary agriculture and economic transformation of farmers though technological interventions.

ADB President Assures PRC Vice Premier of Strong Support for Reforms, Environment, and Poverty Reduction

During a three-day visit to People’s Republic of China (PRC), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed appreciation for the PRC’s reform vision announced last month and assured Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of ADB’s strong support for reforms and efforts to address environment and poverty.

ADB, Standard Chartered Bank Partner on Supply Chain Finance Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement with Standard Chartered Bank to support supply chain financing in Asia, the first partnership of its kind under ADB’s recently launched Supply Chain Finance (SCF) program.

'Exploitable Potential ' To 'Credit Potential’: NABARD Shows The Way

As an annual exercise, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) takes up a detailed exercise in all districts across the country for mapping the credit potential that is expected to stimulate balanced growth. Here, the emphasis is mainly on the key stake holders in the development process - the district administration, implementing departments, banks, farmers etc.

Sikkim Reaping Benefits Under The Prime Minister’s new 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities

The Government is striving for inclusive development of the citizens, which includes both majority and minority. To realize the aim, the Union Government has formulated a number of people oriented policies and programs. Some of these policies focus on minorities and are exclusively for them.

ADB Ups Support for Projects Promoting Sustainable Development - Report

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sharply increased support for projects promoting sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally sound growth in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report.

Jan Aushadhi - to Make Quality Medicines Available To all at Affordable Price

The Government of India is taking fresh measures to bolster the Jan Aushadhi Campaign, as a public welfare programme, to supply quality medicines at affordable prices to the common man through dedicated outlets.

‘UMEED’ Rekindles Desire for Better Life

By Shabir A. Dar (Information Assistant, PIB, Srinagar), New Delhi, December 19, 2013: It is a common belief that gold is as dear to women, as a son to a mother. Same is true for a girl from village Lar of district Ganderbal, some 30 kms from Srinagar. In her early twenties, Ruksana, too nursed a desire to wear gold ear-rings. Coming from a poor family – her father a daily-wager and she herself earning a few hundred per month through knitting – their monthly earnings was hardly enough to meet the family expenses.

Whistling Woods International launches It’s Public Service Advertising Division With A 1-Min Film on Women Empowerment

n June 2013, the students of Whistling Woods International celebrated 100 years of Indian cinema through film screenings, free workshops and masterclasses. At the closing ceremony through Shabana Azmi alumni Ketan Rana was comissioned Rs. 5 lacs to direct a film on Women Empowerment.

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