News - India & South Asia

EVM - Electronic Voting Machine

Free and fair elections are central to the democratic ethos of any country. This includes fair, accurate, and transparent electoral process with outcomes that can be independently verified. Conventional voting accomplishes many of these goals. However, electoral malpractices like bogus voting and booth capturing pose a serious threat to spirit of electoral democracy. It has, thus, been the endeavour of the Election Commission of India to make reforms in the electoral process to ensure free and fair elections.

Recognizing Outstanding Contribution in the Prevention of Drug Addiction, Awareness Generation, Research and Rehabilitation

Alcoholism and drug abuse is a pysco-social-medical problem requiring a holistic approach – from prevention and early detection to effective intervention, rehabilitation and social integration. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the nodal Ministry for drug demand reduction.

ADB Provides Additional $25 Million To Complete Melamchi Tunnel

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide an additional $25 million loan to the Government of Nepal to complete the Melamchi tunnel and help alleviate a severe water shortage in the Kathmandu Valley.

ADB President Opens Tacloban Office, Assures Typhoon Survivors of Support

Tacloban City, Philippines, February 12, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): – During a one-day visit to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao expressed empathy and deep concern for survivors dealing with the super storm’s aftermath as he assessed potential sites for assistance and inaugurated ADB’s new office in Tacloban, Leyte.


Environment Friendly Cost Effective Bio-socket for Electricity

The SNV Netherlands Development Organization, a pioneer in promoting biogas plants in the world, plans to install 'Bio-Socket' in the country's 35,000 biogas plants to generate electricity for rural households.

APEDA: Helping Farmers to Look Outwards

Right from the moment when a produce is harvested from the farm to the time it takes to be on board for moving to its desired destination, the life of the agricultural produce gets battered at various stages. It is estimated that almost 30-40 per cent of the produce of fruits and vegetables is wasted due to lack of adequate infrastructure for post-harvest handling, transportation and storage.

Think Differently for Asia's Water, Food, and Energy Security - ADB President

It is critical that Asia’s precious but increasingly scarce water resources are managed in a coordinated way to ensure the region has not only sufficient water but also enough food and energy to meet its needs, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said today.

Rohini Iyer's Raindrop Media On The Rise - Hasee Toh Phasee and Queen Their Next!

The softly spoken 34-year-old is calmness personified with a warm smile and a winning attitude. Born and bought up in Mumbai, she landed her first big client when high-profile film Main Hoon Na landed in her lap.Rohini has become a role model and regularly makes headlines herself.

Akshay Kumar and Dino Morea's Fitness Family with Aaditya Thackeray

Akshay Kumar, Mayor Sunil Prabhu and Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated DM Fitness at Shivaji Park on Sunday morning, 9am. The fitness centre seemed a perfect fit for the place teeming with early morning fitness enthusiasts.

Celebs Laud Pratik Sharma’s Breathtaking Carscapes

“Cars are not just machines. They are people with a mind of their own, they rev up to your touch, love attention and the more you love them, the more is their lifespan. There is nothing like curling inside the car, within its embrace and no longer feeling alone. It always lets you take total control once you are in the driving seat, never mind its size!”

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