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ADB Assistance to Typhoon Recovery Reaches $1 Billion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has so far approved $900 million in assistance for livelihood restoration, infrastructure reconstruction climate resilience initiatives in communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda, as well as budget support to the Government of the Philippines.

Reforms and Measures Undertaken by Central Board of Excise and Customs to Facilitate Trade

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has been an early starter in introducing reforms and substantial reforms have already been carried out in the Central Excise laws and procedures since 1994.  The object of these reforms was to repose a greater trust in the tax-payers and bring about a substantial improvement in the delivery system and compliance through automation and trade facilitation measures.

ADB Supports Early Education, Elderly Health Care Training in PRC

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping Nanning city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC), to improve the quality of pre-school education and training programs for elderly health care services via a comprehensive vocational training system.

A moment for Newtown,


Join the moment of silence tomorrow, and help honor the victims of New Town, Connecticut

India's Madhya Pradesh to Better Meet Power Needs with $350 Million ADB Loan

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, December 13, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio)– The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $350 million loan for power asset upgrades that will allow the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to meet booming consumer demand for power.


Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

The cloudburst in the high altitude cold desert Ladakh, on August 06, 2010 gave birth to the ‘Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey’, a documentary feature showing trek of unparalleled danger designed to spread the message of environmental compassion by walking on foot.

$50 Billion Greater Mekong Plan to Focus on Building Economic Corridors

Member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have agreed to draw up a $50 billion pipeline of potential projects under a new Regional Investment Framework (RIF), including investments in non-traditional areas like railways and multisector projects to be made over the next decade.

Thermal Power Plant Coal Supply to Improve with Expansion of Inland Water Transport Mode 12th Plan Outlay

Transportation of cargo through waterways has been in vogue in many parts of India since ancient times. Regular movement of powered vessels carrying daily needs to various destinations through rivers across the country, especially through River Ganga and River Brahmaputra was very prominent.

Protection of Human Rights

Human rights are "commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are thus conceived as universal  and egalitarian which are applicable to everyone and everywhere.

US President Obama On the passing of Nelson Mandela

Last evening, President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

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