J&K floods: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq seeks help from IDB, ADB, World Bank

 Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today appealed to?the world community and financial institutions like Islamic Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and World Bank to extend support in rebuilding flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank

By the end of next year, the three core Ebola hit countries in West Africa -- Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea -- will lose about $809 million in their economies, the World Bank predicted.

World Bank approves $105 mn to stem Ebola in Africa

The World Bank Group (WBG) has approved a $105-million grant to stem the Ebola virus disease in three West African countries that has claimed over 2,400 lives this year.

IMF, World Bank warn of renewed Gaza violence

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence.

World Bank okays USD 105 mn for Ebola fight in Africa

The World Bank approved a USD 105 million grant today to bolster the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus epidemic raging in west Africa.

World Bank launches website to track project progress

The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and boosting inclusive growth.

$5.5 bn fund earmarked for disaster mitigation: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the Indian government has earmarked 10 percent of funds in all Centre-sponsored development programmes for disaster mitigation, which amounts to about USD 5.5 billion for the current fiscal.

UNICEF helps Sierra Leone combat Ebola

With funds from the World Bank, Unicef has facilitated the delivery of medicines and other supplies worth over $825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Australia PM to sign long-awaited nuclear fuel deal with India

Australia`s prime minister is due to sign a deal Friday allowing nuclear fuel exports to energy-hungry India, as he meets the country`s new premier on a visit to boost economic ties.

Patnaik urges Centre to allow Odisha avail WB, ADB loans

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking inclusion of the state for financial aid from World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and others to ensure safe drinking water for all.

World Bank pledges $200 mn to contain Ebola outbreak

The World Bank said Monday it will provide as much as $200 million in emergency funding to help the three west African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone contain the worsening Ebola outbreak in the region.

World Bank says trade protectionism starts to level off

Barriers to imports in major economies are starting to recede after a rash of protectionism during the global financial crisis, World Bank figures showed on Thursday.

1,000 km of new BRT would save 27,000 lives in India: World Bank

World Bank president Jim Young Kim has said India can save more than 27,000 lives and create over 128,000 jobs if it builds 1,000 kilometres of new bus rapid transit lanes in the next 20 years.

World Bank, local officials discuss scope for Agra improvement

The development of Agra in general and of tourism facilities in the city in particular was the main agenda of a two-day meeting between representatives of World Bank and local officials here led by Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar.

Himachal gets $100 million loan from World Bank

Himachal Pradesh Wednesday got a $100 million development policy loan from the World Bank to enable the hill state to manage its natural resources.

Himachal to get USD 100 million from WB for `green` growth

Himachal Pradesh today became the first Indian state to get USD 100 million World Bank project for promoting green growth and sustainable development in the state as the Centre, the World Bank and the state signed a deal to this effect here today.

Afghan presidential hopeful vows to sign US troops pact

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani vowed today to sign a security pact with the United States within a week if he wins an upcoming run-off election.

World Bank sounds alarm on rising global food prices

World food prices rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time since their all-time high in August 2012, driven by rising demand in China, drought in the United States and unrest in Ukraine.

Two savvy survivors set for Afghan election showdown

One is a smooth-talking opposition leader seeking to avenge defeat, the other is a former World Bank economist with a famous temper.

Obama offers Karzai additional aid after killer landslide

President Barack Obama has offered his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai additional US assistance today to relief efforts after a landslide killed hundreds of people in northern Afghanistan.