News - India & South Asia

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.

National Urban Livelihoods Mission - Empowering The Lives of Urban Poor

Like countless others, forty-year- old Usha left her village in Uttar Pradesh and came to Delhi in search of a better life. Two decades later, she finds herself living in a jhuggi while she struggles to bring up her five children on the meagre salary she earns as a domestic help.

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.

Apollo Hospitals Introduces Teleradiology Remote Consulting and Diagnostic Services

Apollo Hospitals Introduces Teleradiology Remote Consulting and Diagnostic Services Inaugurated by honourable former President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Teleradiology technology will help diagnostic radiology centers to transmit images from distant and remote locations to Expert Reading locations for diagnostic consensus that can enable better treatment of patients in remote locations.

Sajid Nadiadwala’s Association with Tiger Shroff Began in the Football Field

Sajid Nadiadwala and his production team have been busy training the future star, Tiger Shroff, for ‘Heropanti’. Sajid first met Tiger 15 years ago, at the football field and Jackie insisted that Sajid train his son in football.

Superstar Hrithik Roshan Inaugurated Two Joyalukkas Showrooms in Mulund & Vashi Today

Mumbai, 4th January, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): Globally renowned jewellery retail chain, Joyalukkas further strengthened its presence in Mumbai with the launch of 2 new showrooms at Mulund and Vashi today. Joyalukkas Jewellery Brand Ambassador, Superstar Hrithik Roshan inaugurated the showrooms in the presence of several other esteemed dignitaries. The Mulund showroom was inaugurated by Bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan at 11 am in the presence of Mr.


Colonial Cousins Bless Ruupa Raaman's Krisnaruupa Launch

Composer-singer Ruupa Raaman’s debut album Krisnaruupa was launched in a grand affair in presence of musician-singers Hariharan, Lesle Lewis, Dr.Soma Ghosh, Subhankar Ghosh, Abu Malik, Aishwarya Majmudar, Aajay K Chauhan, actors Anil George and Buvnesh Shetty, artist Rakhi Baid, director Ashwini Sharma and her friends and friengels who contributed to this album and many more at Tanishq Showroom, Andheri (West).

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.

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