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Japan Sanctions First Batch of Yen 30.703 Billion JICA ODA Loan Package to India

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Notes were exchanged here today between Shri Rajesh Khullar, Joint Secretary to Government of India, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Mr. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India. Through this Exchange of Notes Japan committed an amount of Yen 30.703 billion (for the first batch of FY 2013 JICA ODA loan package to …

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India Electricity Generation Touches 82,508 MU in September 2013

New Delhi (ABC Live): There has been an increase in generation of thermal and hydro power during the month of September 2013 as compared to the same period last year. Thermal power generation in the month of September 2013 was 64,247.26 Million Units (MU) while hydro power generation was 14,934.75 MU. The figures for the same period last year stood …

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24 Countries Pledge to Contribute $488 Million for United Nations Development Activities in 2014

New York (ABC Live):Twenty-four countries pledged approximately $488 million during a Headquarters event in support of United Nations development activities primarily covering 2014.  The amount represents a decline of approximately $377 million in comparison to last year’s pledges. Opening the 2013 Pledging Conference, Navid Hanif, Director of the Office for Economic and Social Council Support and Coordination in the Department of Economic and Social …

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World Bank Sanctions $236 Loan for Nadu and Puducherry Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project

New Delhi, 11 November, 2013(ABC Live): The government of India and the World Bank today signed a $236 million credit agreement to help increase the resilience of coastal communities to a range of hazards by enhancing mitigation measures along coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project will address the multiple challenges that …

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World Bank New Report on Urban Growth in India Asks Quality Life for Urbanites

New Delhi (ABC Live):A new World Bank report on urban growth in India, launched recently in New Delhi, shows India’s urban areas growing much faster than expected, adding 900 million new residents in the last 10 years.  By 2030, there will be an estimated 250 million people living in India’s metropolitan areas. While the population of India’s cities grows, job …

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Haryana Losing Thousands Crores by Not Publishing Gazette Notification for Controlled Area in Jhajjar District

Chandigarh (I-Haryana News): Haryana Government has lost thousands Crores Rupees Revenue and is still losing because of not publishing deliberately, the government notification to declare Luhari Village land (a village of Jhajjar situated adjacent to Gurgaon), a controlled area under the Punjab Scheduled road Act 1963 for last 12 months by The Town and country Planning Department even after approval …

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Manmohan Singh Remembers Close Indo- Russian Friendship at 14th India-Russia Annual Summit

Moscow (ABC Live): Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Day one of his official visit of Russia attended the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit. Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s statement to the media after the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit today: “I am very pleased to be back here in the historic and vibrant city …

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Dr. Manmohan Singh Gets Moscow State Institute of International Relations Honorary Doctorate

Moscow (ABC Live): Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Day one of his official visit of Russia attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate to him. Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, in Moscow today: “I consider …

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NHRC Asks UP Government to Respond By Two Weeks on Its Findings on Communal Violence in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar (ABC Live):The National Human Rights Commission, on the basis of its team’s report on communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh in September, 2013, has asked the State Government and the District Administrations to look into its observations and recommendations and submit a report within two weeks. It may be recalled that many persons were displaced …

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TRAI Releases the Visitor Location Register Data about Telecom Subscribers

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released Visitor Location Register (VLR) Data about Telecom Subscribers on Monday. Out of the total 874.87 million wireless subscribers in the country, 731.40 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of July 2013. As per the latest telecom subscription data (as on 31st …

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