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AfDB President hopes India helps bank's skill, power agenda

Gandhinagar, May 25 (IANS) Elated over the outcome of the five-day annual meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) and interaction with the Union Ministers, bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday said he hoped India will substantially contribute towards its transformation agenda in skill development, power and agriculture. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the success of ...

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'India's cost effective technology useful for Africa'

Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) India and Africa can have a sustainable partnership with India's cost effective technology solutions proving useful for the latter that can help it in its development, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday. Indian economy is cost conscious. Any solution we provide to African countries will be cost effective, Das said here at a session org...

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India-Africa partnership in International Solar Alliance

Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) An India-Africa partnership in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was launched here by Power Minister Piyush Goyal, who said India is keen to share the latest technology in renewable energy to bring electricity to the remotest corners of Africa. The partnership was launched at a session on Africa-India Cooperation on Powering Africa -- Strengthening ISA and...

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Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government's foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan. Modi, who officially inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development bank (AfDB) at Mahatma Mandir here, said India's partnership with African count...

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Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan and said research institutions of the two countries have come up with a vision document to explore joint initiatives in skills, health, infrastructure, manufacturing and connectivity in Africa. Modi, who inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meetings of the Af...

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Inward-looking policies can take away globalisation's gains: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) The inward-looking policies of some advanced countries pose danger of frittering away the gains of globalisation and raise possibility of disrupting the global economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) here, he also said that African economies were registering faster growth ...

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Africa a top priority, will always stand shoulder to shoulder: Modi

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government's foreign and economic policy and India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with countries of the continent in the long and difficult race for a better future. Inaugurating the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development bank (AfDB) at Mahatma Mandir here, Modi...

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India's macro-economic indicators improved in last three years: Modi

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Fuelled by Aadhaar and Jan Dhan Yojana, India has improved upon all the macro-economic indicators over the last three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. The fiscal deficit, balance of payments deficit and inflation have all come down while the GDP growth rate, foreign exchange reserves and public capital investments have increased, Modi said w...

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21st century belongs to Asia, Africa: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank here, Jaitley said while India has been a bright spot amongst the major economies amid challe...

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Modi advocates Kandla Port be renamed Deendayal Port

Kutch (Gujarat), May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday suggested that the Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat should be rechristened Deen Dayal Port Trust Kandla, commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh, predecessor of BJP. Modi arrived this afternoon on a two-day visit to his election-bound home state, his 12th ever since he becam...

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More African nations join International Solar Alliance

Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday, taking the number of its members to 30. While Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana signed the ISA framework agreement, the island nation of Comoros is expected to sign and submit its ratification instrument on Tuesday, said the External Affairs Ministry. ...

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More African nations join International Solar Alliance

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Four more African nations joined the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) on Monday while another country is expected to join on Tuesday, the External Affairs Ministry has said. While Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana signed the ISA framework agreement, the island nation of Comoros is expected to sign and submit its ratification instrument ...

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India-Africa ties provides limitless opportunities: Jaitley

Gandhinagar, May 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that India-Africa partnership could provide limitless opportunities for the future and that the two sides were engaging on a scale not witnessed earlier. If India is a bright spot, then Africa is not very far away. India-Africa partnership provides limitless opportunities. India, Africa together can shape futur...

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Jaitley to open India-Africa Cooperation sessions at AfDB meet

Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) As part of the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that begins here from Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will open the India-Africa Cooperation sessions to discuss ways of boosting mutual cooperation, industry chamber CII said in a statement here. The session will cover areas such as trade and investment, agriculture, renewable energy an...

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Assam's Abdul Arif hopeful of Pro Kabaddi debut

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kabaddi is often perceived as a sport of muscular north Indian men, but thanks to the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), the traditional rural sport has now spread its wings to unexplored pastures, most recently in Assam, from where young raider Abdul Arif is one of the 131 hopefuls who will be up for auctions slated for Monday and Tuesday. Hailing from Rangaloo vill...

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Assam's Abdul Arif hopeful of Pro Kabbaddi debut

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kabaddi is often perceived as a sport of muscular north Indian men, but thanks to the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), the traditional rural sport has now spread its wings to unexplored pastures, most recently in Assam, from where young raider Abdul Arif is one of the 131 hopefuls who will be up for auctions slated for Monday and Tuesday. Hailing from Rangaloo vill...

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India eyes cooperation with Africa on international solar alliance

Gandhinagar, May 18 (IANS) India is eyeing cooperation with African nations on the International Solar Alliance (ISA) initiative and looking forward to deepen economic cooperation during the upcoming annual meetings of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group here from May 22. For the first time, India would be hosting the annual meetings of the bank here from May 22-26. The annual meet wil...

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'Heavily drunk' son of Gujarat Deputy CM taken off Qatar Airways flight

Ahmedabad, May 8 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel's son was early on Monday prevented by authorities from boarding a Qatar Airways flight to Greece after he arrived in a heavily drunken state at the airport and argued with the airline's staff. Official sources told IANS that Jaimin Patel, who is in his mid-30s, his wife Jhalak and their daughter Vaishvi were stopped from ...

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HCL to announce corporate social responsibility grants

Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The HCL Foundation will announce grants of Rs 5 crore each in the fields of education, health and environment through pan-India symposia on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Nation Building: The HCL Grant. The HCL Foundation symposia are being held to drive inclusive development models that are innovative, add equitable value and help NGOs gain better un...

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Anandiben best candidate for President, tweets Swamy

Gandhinagar, April 25 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel is an ideal candidate for the President's post. One of the best candidate for President is former Gujarat CM Anandibehn Patel, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader posted on his Twitter handle. So what if she is Gujarati? I too am Gujarat's son-in-law, he...

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