News - India & South Asia

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.

Universal Music India Gives Its Users a Chance to Watch Their Favorite WhatsHotNow Artist LIVE

Mumbai, December 16, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Universal Music India’s (UMI) WhatsHotNow tab on Facebook, with its list of top international music artists, gives the users updates about their new album, awards and trivia. The users also stand a chance to watch their favorite WhatsHotNow artist live in concert, all expense paid.


A Diehard Cop Makes His Voice Heard!

By Faisal Saif, Mumbai,December 13, 2013: Sufi singer Mudasir Ali left his job as a cop from Srinagar to come to Mumbai to pursue his dream of music, little did he know that he would be a part of an award-winning journey. Mudasir Ali has rendered the vocals for the title song of Girish Malik’s Jal along with stalwart veteran Shubha Mudgal, something that the youngster thinks is a “dream come true.”


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.

BARC Research Programme in Agriculture

A huge amount of energy is released by splitting an atom. This energy can be utilized for various peaceful applications. 'Nuclear agriculture' is one such important sector having a major societal impact. Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division (NABTD) of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is involved in broad based research programme in agriculture and allied areas.

$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.

Jackky Bhagnani’s song- Boom Boom- Cracks the ‘Top 10 Most Searched Songs of 2013’ List

Microsoft's search engine, Bing, has come up with data on the year's top search trends in India and other countries. As per the report, Jackky Bhagnani’s song Boom Boom is among the Top 10 Most Searched Songs of 2013

New Thai, Lao PDR Bridge Completes 'Missing Link' in Key Regional Corridor

A new bridge straddling the Mekong River between Thailand and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is open for business, signaling completion of physical works along one of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s (GMS) most critical economic corridors.

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.

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