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$250m Bank loan for state 5.10.2011 Telegraph: Bengal
Washington, Oct. 4 (PTI): The World Bank will provide $250 million (Rs 1,250 crore) to help finance a Bengal irrigation project for small and marginal farmers. Under the project, community-based groups can charge fees for the water supply.
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US aid freeze threatens Palestinian state projects 5.10.2011 Zee News : World
The freeze mixes politics with practical efforts to build peace with Israel and establish a Palestinian state.
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Looking For The Perfect Ten 5.10.2011 TOI: Editorial
Looking For The Perfect Ten
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HIV/Aids overseas budget to be cut back by almost a third 5.10.2011 The Guardian -- World Latest
Britain reducing bilateral aid for projects in developing nations from nearly £60m to £41m in next four years Britain is cutting back bilateral aid for HIV and Aids projects in developing countries by almost a third over the next four years, according to data from the Department for International Development. Overall spending by DfiD on HIV/Aids between now and 2015 will decrease by 32% by 2015 – from £59.9m to £41m. The funding will drop by nearly 85% in Asia (from £13m to £2m) and 17% in Africa (from £46.9m to £39m). The drop in support comes despite a 92% rise in Britain's bilateral aid for global health, from £376m to £723m by 2015, when reproductive, maternal and newborn health will absorb 64% of DfID's global health funding. By contrast, the share of funding for HIV and Aids will drop from 16% in 2010/2011 to under 6% in 2014/2015. Analysis is based on published country-level budgets from DfiD. Figures for India, Yemen, and Malawi have yet to be published. It is seven ...
Indian microfinance crisis: What can international agencies like CGAP learn from it? 4.10.2011 Moneylife
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor could not spot the inherent weaknesses in the commercial microfinance model that it was unabashedly promoting. This is a reason for self-introspection by its board, senior management and other stakeholders involved in its governance. CGAP, as an institution, should become more accountable to low-income people, whom it exists to serve in the first place
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India Post join hands with MoneyGram to provide money transfer 4.10.2011 GovernanceNow: eGov
India Post today joined hands with MoneyGram International to start money transfer services in the country. The 100 post offices in Delhi, Punjab and Tamil Nadu circles will begin offering MoneyGra
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Anti-Wall St protests spread across America 4.10.2011 Asian Age: International
Large scale protests against corporate America spread across the country on Tuesday with demonstrations being held outside federal banks and financial districts from Los Angeles to Boston. The Occupy Wall Street protests entered their third week here with protesters dressed up as ‘corporate zombies’ marching through Wall Street, the city's financial hub. People used social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to spread their message and garner support for their cause. Support groups like 'Occupy Boston', 'Occupy Philadelphia' and 'Occupy Chicago' were also created online. In a radio interview, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the protests should not target Wall Street officials, "who make USD 40,000 or USD 50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That is the bottom line. Those are the people who work on Wall Street or in the finance sector." In Manhattan, hundreds of people responded to calls from organisers and came dressed up as zombies, walking ...
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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers 4.10.2011 Asian Age: India
The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production of small and marginal farmers. About 139,000 hectares of irrigated area are expected to be developed under the project, benefitting an estimated 166,000 farm families. The credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's concessionary lending arm, has a 25 year maturity, including 5 years grace period. The loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has a repayment period of 18 years, including 5 years grace period. "Irrigation will continue to be critical to increasing agricultural production, incomes, and rural livelihood," in India, said Roberto Zagha, World Bank Country Director for India citing a recent World Bank study. "The study makes the case for continuing support for investments in improving both access and quality ...
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India's official poverty line doesn't measure up | Jayati Ghosh 4.10.2011 The Guardian -- World Latest
It is time to separate people's real needs from the arbitrary assessments of poverty that have guided Indian governments India's poverty line has always been a matter of huge debate, but it was a discussion mostly confined to economists and policymakers. But the matter has now gone public, following a row about an affidavit from the planning commission to the supreme court of India, in which the official poverty line was set at 26 rupees (around $0.53) per person per day in rural areas and 32 rupees in urban areas. This can only be a good thing, because the official attempts to measure poverty are not just arcane, but riddled with contradictions. How exactly are these numbers arrived at? The measure was developed in the early 1970s, when a group of experts decided the appropriate line would be set according to the average monthly consumption expenditure of households whose members consumed (per capita) 2,400 calories of food per day in rural India and 2,100 calories per day in urban India. ...
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$200-mn ADB loan to boost urban services 4.10.2011 The Assam Tribune
$200-mn ADB loan to boost urban services
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250 mn dollars World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers 4.10.2011 New Kerala: India News
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Twin-flyover project to do away with signals near Anna Arch 4.10.2011 TOI: All Headlines
Twin-flyover project to do away with signals near Anna Arch
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GAIL offers to buy ADB's 5.2% stake in Petronet 4.10.2011 TOI: India Business
GAIL has once again set the cat among the pigeons by offering to buy the Asian Development Bank’s entire 5.2% stake in Petronet LNG Ltd, a private company promoted by state-run oil companies for importing gas in ships.
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Pulok Chatterjee takes charge as principal secretary to PM 4.10.2011 TOI: India
Pulok Chatterjee takes charge as principal secretary to PM
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Pulok Chatterjee takes over as Principal Secretary to PM 4.10.2011 Hindu: News
Replaces T.K.A. Nair who will be an Adviser in the PMO
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GAIL eyes ADB’s Petronet stake for Rs 614 crore 3.10.2011 HT: Corporate
The Asian Development Bank plans to sell its 5.2% stake in Petronet LNG Ltd, which the state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd is keen to acquire and may have to pay over Rs 600 crore for it. ...
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GAIL eyes ADB stake in Petronet LNG 3.10.2011 Deccan Herald: Business
The Asian Development Bank plans to sell its 5.2 per cent stake in Petronet LNG Ltd, which GAIL India Ltd is keen to acquire and may have to pay over Rs 600 crore for it.
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Pulok Chatterjee joins PMO 3.10.2011 Hindustan Times: India
Pulok Chatterjee joins PMO
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GAIL keen to buy ADB stake in Petronet LNG for about Rs614 crore 3.10.2011 Moneylife
GAIL, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum hold a 12.5% stake each, to restrict the public sector holding in the company at 50%. Gaz de France (GdF) holds 10%. Under the Share Holders’ Agreement (SHA), the five have the first right of refusal over ADB stake
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Pulok Chatterjee joins PMO 3.10.2011 Zee News : India National
Senior IAS officer Pulok Chatterjee, considered close to the Gandhi family, on Monday joined as the Prime Minister`s Principal Secretary, at a time when the government is going through tough times.
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