Jobs in the power sector

The energy industry is going to be the largest sector in terms of investment, growth and employment. Skilled labor is the only aspect in which the industry lags behind. Prachi Rege reports

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria': USAID

The head of the US Agency for International Development on Tuesday said poor understanding of Ebola was undermining the fight against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.

USA allows use of Ebola test overseas as crisis deepens

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the use of an Ebola diagnostic test developed by the Pentagon to help contain the world`s worst outbreak of the deadly virus.

Wife of American jailed in Cuba calls for Obama help

The wife of an American serving a 15-year term in a Cuban prison has demanded that President Barack Obama personally intervene for his safe return.

Senate committee orders review of Cuban Twitter

A powerful Senate committee has ordered for review of all facts and documents related to the secret "Cuban Twitter" programme of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), headed by Raj Shah, highest ranking Indian-American in Barack Obama Administration.

Sustainability needs to be part of companies` DNA: Experts

Senior representatives of international organisations like the USAID, The World Bank and Brookings India said that businesses need to be given incentives to make them work towards sustainable development.

USAID to pull out of Ecuador: US embassy official

The US Agency for International Development has decided to end its operations in Ecuador next year after failing to reach an agreement with its leftist government, a US embassy official said on Tuesday.

USAID to catalyse $100 mn to promote clean energy in India

The US said it will facilitate $100 million investment for India`s burgeoning clean energy sector.

`Private sector must help meet India`s health goals`

USAID Deputy Administrator for Asia Nisha Biswal stressed that success in the field of healthcare in India depended on interventions which could show quick results.

US puts $10 mn bounty on USAID employees` killers

The US State Department Tuesday offered $10 million in rewards for information on two killers of two employees of the US Agency.

Russia`s ruling party denies USAID funding

Russia`s ruling party lashed out Friday at allegations by Washington that it had taken advantage "over the years" of programmes run by the USAID mission.

Russia expels USAID for trying to sway politics

Russia ordered the USAID to halt its activities in the country by October 1 accusing the American aid mission of meddling in its domestic politics.

Dikshit seeks USAID assistance to build houses for poor

Delhi CM sought assistance from the USAID for an ambitious project to build houses for economically weaker sections of people in the capital.

Dikshit seeks USAID assistance to build houses for poor

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday sought assistance from the USAID for an ambitious project to build houses for economically weaker sections of people in the capital.

India, US to share healthcare models with Ethiopia

India and the US will also be working together on sharing the healthcare models that will benefit Africa.

India, US to share healthcare models with Ethiopia

India and the US will also be working together on sharing the healthcare models that will benefit Africa.

USAID `has not put any funding for Pak HEC on hold`

Reports said the USAID has put USD 250 million project in Pakistan on hold.

USAID chief visits relief camp run by JuD arm?

Conflicting claims were made
on Wednesday about the visit of USAID`s Indian-origin chief Rajiv
Shah to a relief camp, run by a front organisation of
Jamaat-ud-Dawah, in Pakistan`s flood-hit Sindh province.

Hillary calls USAID chief Shah a transformational leader

Rajiv Shah has been officially
sworn in on Friday as the administrator of US Aid for
International Development (USAID), making him the highest
ranking person of Indian origin in any presidential
administration.

USAID closes Islamabad offices over security threat

US authorities have closed all USAID offices in Islamabad after receiving threats from unidentified miscreants, a private TV channel has reported.