News - India & South Asia

ADB Supports Pakistan's Push to End Energy Crisis with $900 Million Loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $900 million loan for a new supercritical coal power generation unit in Pakistan that will deliver reliable, cost effective electricity  to hundreds of thousands of energy-starved households and businesses.

Improving Myanmar's Electricity Network

Some 480,000 households in four regions in Myanmar will have better access to a more reliable supply of electricity to support their daily activities with a $60 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the first project loan since re-engaging with Myanmar, which will rehabilitate sections of the country’s power distribution network.

Crude Steel production growth : 78% in November’13

JSW Steel Limited reports Crude Steel production for November 2013, at 10.72 lacs tonnes showing a growth of 78% over corresponding month of previous year.


Shahid Kapoor Surprises the Shanatics at R…Rajkumar’s Special Screening

The much awaited film, R…Rajkumar which released on 6th December by Shahid Kapoor’s fans, who call themselves - ‘Shanatics’. However, it was the Shanatics who received a surprise when Shahid made a special appearance during the film’s interval.

Mata Ki Chowki on Saturday 7th December

Mata Ki Chowki has been organized on 7th December 2013 (Saturday) at 8.00 P.M. at 'Radhe Maa Bhawan', Sodawala Lane, Boriwali (West), Mumbai. The event will see bhajan's and songs on Shree Durga  Maa.The entry is free, everyone is welcome. Mamatamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust conducts Mata ki Chowki, Bhajan Sandhya and Divyadarshan of Radhe Maa.

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.

Shiamak Davar Joins “End AIDS India” – The latest Hero for Zero HIV/AIDS!

End AIDS India is a new initiative being shaped to provide the opportunity for citizens to become “Heroes for Zero” -- zero new HIV infections; zero stigma and discrimination; and zero AIDS-related deaths.

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.

Music, Cinema and More at Mindscape Festival 2013

Mindscape 2013—The Festival of Ideas is all set to take Navi Mumbai by storm from December 6-8th at the prestigious CIDCO Urban Haat venue in CBD Belapur.

Deepika Padukone becomes Entertainer of the year

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Faisal Saif, Mumbai, December 1(Washington Bangla Radio) -  Deepika Padukone has been making a lot of news this year. The beautiful actress has given 4 back to back successes this year and has been awarded right at the Hello Awards.



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