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In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes
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In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes

The Garos of Madhupur Sal forest have been struggling for the right to access the forest since 1962, when the Madhupur forest was declared a national park by the Pakistan government, which then administered the land.

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa
India

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar assumes charge as election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He will preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024

Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner, set to join ADB as vice-president
India

Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner, set to join ADB as vice-president

Lavasa joined as Election Commissioner in January 2018 and had more than two more years left in his tenure

Asian Development Bank provides $3 mn grant to India to combat COVID-19 pandemic
India

Asian Development Bank provides $3 mn grant to India to combat COVID-19 pandemic

The grant will be used to procure thermal scanners and essential commodities to strengthen India's COVID-19 response, said the funding agency

Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president
India

Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president

Lavasa will succeed Diwakar Gupta as vice-president for private sector operations and public-private partnerships of the bank

India's economy wasn't hit as hard as anticipated; scope to boost farm employment: veteran banker KV Kamath tells Network18
India

India's economy wasn't hit as hard as anticipated; scope to boost farm employment: veteran banker KV Kamath tells Network18

Indicating there is a big scope for enhancing farm employment, KV Kamath said that agriculture has come back very quickly and rural India has been less affected by the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ADB approves $177 mn loan to upgrade 450 km of state highways, major district roads in Maharashtra
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ADB approves $177 mn loan to upgrade 450 km of state highways, major district roads in Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday signed a $177 million loan to upgrade 450 km of state highways and major district roads in Maharashtra

Coronavirus pandemic could inflict up to $8.8 trillion losses in global economy, says ADB
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Coronavirus pandemic could inflict up to $8.8 trillion losses in global economy, says ADB

The global economy is expected to suffer USD 5.8-8.8 trillion in losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday

Asian Development Bank gives over Rs 2,600 cr loan for power sector in rural Maharashtra
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Asian Development Bank gives over Rs 2,600 cr loan for power sector in rural Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved a $346 million (around Rs 2,616 crore) loan to the Indian government to provide reliable power connection in rural areas of Maharashtra

Coronavirus Outbreak: ADB approves $1.5 bn loan to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: ADB approves $1.5 bn loan to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said it has approved $1.5 billion loan to India to help fund its fight against coronavirus pandemic

Stock Markets Today Latest Updates: Sensex plunges over 450 points, Nifty below 9,000-mark at close; realty, auto, bank index decline
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Stock Markets Today Latest Updates: Sensex plunges over 450 points, Nifty below 9,000-mark at close; realty, auto, bank index decline

Stock Markets Today LIVE Updates: Sensex down over 600 points, Nifty down 185 points; Rupee slips 8 paise against dollar

Coronavirus Outbreak: ADB expects India's economic growth to slow down to 4% in FY21
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: ADB expects India's economic growth to slow down to 4% in FY21

India's economic growth is likely to slow down to 4 percent this fiscal on the back of the current global health emergency, Asian Development Bank said in its outlook for the financial year 2020-21 on Friday

ADB to invest $100 million in Indian infrastructure sector via government-promoted NIIF
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ADB to invest $100 million in Indian infrastructure sector via government-promoted NIIF

Multilateral institution Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday announced a $100 million funding for the Indian infrastructure sector through the government-promoted NIIF

Coronavirus pandemic: ADB announces $6.5 billion package for developing member countries
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Coronavirus pandemic: ADB announces $6.5 billion package for developing member countries

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday announced a $6.5 billion package for its developing member countries to fight the coronavirus pandemic

ADB to give $200 mn to companies manufacturing products to combat coronavirus
Business

ADB to give $200 mn to companies manufacturing products to combat coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it will provide $200 million (about Rs 1,480 crore) to companies manufacturing and distributing medicines, and other items needed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

ADB trims India's GDP growth forecast to 5.1% in current fiscal; says consumption affected by slow job growth, rural distress
Business

ADB trims India's GDP growth forecast to 5.1% in current fiscal; says consumption affected by slow job growth, rural distress

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday trimmed its forecast for India's economic growth in 2019-20 to 5.1 percent saying consumption was affected by slow job growth and rural distress aggravated by poor harvest

Pakistan's ailing economy gets $1.3-billion infusion from Asian Development Bank; loan comes after Moody's upgrades country's outlook
World

Pakistan's ailing economy gets $1.3-billion infusion from Asian Development Bank; loan comes after Moody's upgrades country's outlook

The ADB loan comes just days after financial service company Moody's changed Pakistan's outlook from negative to stable.

ADB sharply cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 6.5% for FY20, citing decline in manufacturing, investment
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ADB sharply cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 6.5% for FY20, citing decline in manufacturing, investment

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday sharply cut India's growth forecast to 6.5 percent for the current fiscal, weighed down by the GDP growth rate dipping to a six-year low in the first quarter

ADB president Takehiko Nakao resigns, to continue in office till January next year
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ADB president Takehiko Nakao resigns, to continue in office till January next year

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said its President Takehiko Nakao has announced his resignation which will be effective from 16 January next year

Asian Development Bank pledges $12 bn to govt's initiatives like piped water, road safety over next 3 years
Business

Asian Development Bank pledges $12 bn to govt's initiatives like piped water, road safety over next 3 years

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday committed $12 billion to the government’s new flagship initiatives like piped water for all and road safety over the next three years, the multilateral bank said after its President Takehiko Nakao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi