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ADB Board Approves $500 Million Loan As Its First Phase of Support to Help Philippines Rebuild After Typhoon Yolanda

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $500 million emergency loan announced in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda to help the Government of the Philippines cover immediate costs associated with rebuilding areas affected by the super storm.

MGNREGA-Dhara Vikas Programme in Sikkim Villages

Tangaymendang ward under Kewzing Bakhim gram panchayat in south district is like any other sleepy village in Sikkim, but thanks to the highly innovative Dhara Vikas programme launched under the banner of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), this village is now prospering and self-reliant.

Rajiv Gandhi excellence award to Bollywood martial arts trainer Chitah Yajnesh

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Bollywood martial arts trainer Chitah Yajnesh Shetty has received 'Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award' for his commitment and work towards promoting the Martial Arts among youth; training and conducting special workshops for Street Children and Senior citizens; and launching a nation-wide initiative with Times Foundation 'Nirbhaya' A Self Defense and  Empowerment program for Women. The awards were distributed by Harish Rawat - Minister for Water Resources, Govt of India; Jagdish Yadav- Chairman for OBC, Govt of India; and Team of Human Welfare Council on 11th September 2013 at the constitution Club of India, Rafi marg, New Delhi.


INMEX India 2013, South Asia’s Largest Maritime Event, To Be Held at Mumbai from 8th October to 10th October 2013

Informa Exhibitions India, part of the UK based Informa plc is organizing the 8th Edition of INMEX India 2013, South Asia’s largest and most successful maritime event at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Goregaon East, Mumbai) from 8th October 2013 to 10th  October 2013. This trade event will have over 600 participating companies from 35 Countries including 7 Country Pavilions from Holland, Norway, Korea, Singapore, China and Iran among others. The products and solutions showcased at the event include dredging, marine equipment, marine offshore technology, ocean engineering, port equipment, port technology, ship repair, shipbuilding, underwater robotics etc. The event is supported by the Ministry of Shipping & many other key associations & trade bodies.

First Ever Bangladeshi Trade Fair in Malaysia to Boost Business

As an initiative to encourage the growth and sustainability of the “Next Eleven” and to boost bilateral trade links the Malaysian government has recently declared a zero tariff on the import of 300 products from Bangladesh.

US Green Card Prediction - Visa Bulletin July 2013: EB1, EB2, EB3 Current Dates and More

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during July. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.  Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by June 7th. If not all demand could be satisfied, the category or foreign state in which demand was excessive was deemed oversubscribed.  The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the numerical limits. Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number.  If it becomes necessary during the monthly allocation process to retrogress a cut-off date, supplemental requests for numbers will be honored only if the priority date falls within the new cut-off date announced in this bulletin.



US Green Card Visa Prediction - Visa Bulletin June 2013

This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during June. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security reports applicants for adjustment of status.  Allocations were made, to the extent possible, in chronological order of reported priority dates, for demand received by May 8th. If not all demand could be satisfied, the category or foreign state in which demand was excessive was deemed oversubscribed.  The cut-off date for an oversubscribed category is the priority date of the first applicant who could not be reached within the numerical limits. Only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off date may be allotted a number. If it becomes necessary during the monthly allocation process to retrogress a cut-off date, supplemental requests for numbers will be honored only if the priority date falls within the new cut-off date announced in this bulletin. 2.

DRDO: Leading The Way in Taking India’s Defense Strength to New Heights

An Indian Agni-II intermediate range ballistic...

An Indian Agni-II intermediate range ballistic missile on a road-mobile launcher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DRDO… India’s premier Defense Research and Development organization.... an organization on the cutting edge of defense technology with a mission to design and develop state-of-the-art defense systems and technologies and to provide technological solution to India’s defense Services. The technology spectrum under the DRDO banner is wide-ranging and versatile.




Majority of Asian American Republicans and Democrats Support Immigration Reform: AALDEF

“Immigration reform for Asian Americans is truly a nonpartisan issue,” said Glenn D. Magpantay, Director of AALDEF’s Democracy Program. “Support for immigration reform is high among Asian American Republicans, even among those who voted for representatives like Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who are now positioning themselves as staunch opponents to a path to citizenship.”



Majority of Growing Asian Electorate in Maryland Back Democrats

71% of Asian Americans polled in Maryland voted for President Obama, compared to 26% who voted for Romney. 66% voted for the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Benjamin Cardin, and 22% for the Republican candidate, Daniel Bongino. Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives likewise received a vast majority of the Asian American vote, with 70% voting for Chris Van Hollen (D) compared to 22% for Ken Timmerman (R), and 72% for John Sarbanes (D) compared to 18% for Eric Knowles (R).



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