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45 crore Jan Dhan accounts have accumulated Rs 2.1 lakh crore: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi [India], February 17 (ANI): Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday inaugurated the 2024 Annual Government and Institutional Business Meet of the Federal Bank and asserted that under the Jan Dhan scheme around 45 crore bank accounts have been opened. Addressing an audience of the officials and employees of the bank, the Minister at the very outset, congratulated Federal Bank for an all-time high share price. Reca.....»»

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Contract awarded to rehabilitate Philippines main airport

MANILA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government has awarded a contract to a private consortium led by San Miguel Corp.(SMC) to upgrade the country's main international gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). In a statement released on Friday night, National Economic and Development Authority Secretary Arsenio Balisacan lauded the efforts of the Department of Transportation in spearheading t.....»»

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Landslide death toll climbs to 98 in Philippines

MANILA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a landslide in a mining town in Davao de Oro province in southern Philippines on Feb. 6 has climbed to 98, a regional disaster prevention office said Saturday. The Maco Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said rescuers continue to search for nine others who remained missing. Rocks, soil and debris triggered by days of rain slid from mount.....»»

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Indonesia s Prabowo Likely to Keep Close Ties With China

Taipei, Taiwan - Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, once a fierce critic of China, has emerged as the likely winner of Indonesia's presidential election. His presumed victory, analysts say, is unlikely to lead to any major shifts in the Southeast Asian nation's relations with Beijing.However, concerns about work safety and environmental pollution linked to Chinese investments, as well as Beijing's claims in the.....»»

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Gold mine landslide death toll in southern Philippines goes up to 68

MANILA, The Philippines: This week, officials said that the death toll from a landslide in the southern Philippines on February 6 rose to 68, stressing that the window for finding more survivors was closing. Rescuers were looking for 51 more missing people, they added. The landslide, which happened outside a gold mine in Maco in Davao de Oro province, buried homes and vehicles that transported employees.....»»

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GMA reveals inadequacy of government plan and budget for climate change

GMA reveals inadequacy of government plan and budget for climate change.....»»

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Philippines struggles to lower rice price despite ample supply

MANILA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Philippines continues to struggle to lower the price of rice despite an ample supply of the national staple, a Philippine agriculture official said Friday. Agriculture Undersecretary Roger Navarro said the Philippines has enough rice supply due to a bumper harvest last year and additional importation in January. "But it's difficult to reduce prices since the cost of the gra.....»»

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Scientists Create New Map of the World s Coral Reefs

SYDNEY - Using satellite technology and sophisticated machine learning, a team led by marine experts in Australia have created new maps of the world's coral reefs.The scientists discovered there are more coral reefs around the world than previously documented, with Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines having the most coral reefs.Over 100 trillion pixels of data were examined. The result is a high-reso.....»»

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Philippine remittances hit all-time high in 2023

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached an "all-time high" of 37.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2023, 3 percent higher than the 36.1 billion dollars recorded in 2022, the Philippine central bank said on Thursday. "The robust inward remittances reflected the rise in the deployment of overseas Filipino workers due to the continuous increase in demand for foreign workers in host.....»»

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Approved foreign investments into Philippines up 127.2 pct in Q4 of 2023

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The approved foreign investments into the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2023 reached 394.45 billion pesos (roughly 7 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year increase of 127.2 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday. Of the total, the statistics agency said the Netherlands posted the highest investment commitment, amounting to 345.76 billion pes.....»»

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Philippine central bank keeps interest rates unchanged

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine central bank opted Thursday to keep the bank's target reverse repurchase rate unchanged at 6.5 percent, and thus the interest rates on the overnight deposit and lending facilities were kept at 6 percent and 7 percent, respectively. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the Monetary Board noted that the inflation outlook "was broadly unchanged.".....»»

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Philippine landslide death toll rises to 92, search for 36 continues

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the Feb. 6 landslide that hit a mining town in Davao de Oro province in the southern Philippines has risen to 92, local authorities said Thursday. Provincial government of Davao de Oro said on social media that rescuers are still looking for 36 missing people. Leah Anora of the Department of Interior and Local government told a press conference at Maco, the.....»»

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Timeline: Road to girls flag football becoming IHSA-sanctioned sport

Timeline: Road to girls flag football becoming IHSA-sanctioned sportStory by Gabby HajdukThe Bears have played an integral role in supporting girls flag football throughout the past four years. Below are the notable moments that have culminated in the IHSA making girls flag football an official sport beginning this fall.March 2020: Bears manager of.....»»

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Feb. 15

COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva on Thursday announced the signing of a direct air service agreement between Israel and Sri Lanka. Speaking at a press briefing at the President's Media Center, the minister said the agreement marks the beginning of direct flights between Israel and Sri Lanka, which would enhance passenger convenience. (Sri Lanka-Israel-Aviation).....»»

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US spending $7mn a year on seized Russian yacht

The luxury vessel worth $300 million was arrested in Fiji in 2022    The US government is spending more than $7 million a year to maintain a superyacht it seized from a sanctioned Russian businessman and that it is now seeking to sell, a court filing from Friday showed.   The yacht, named 'Amade.....»»

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Serious crash near Helensville closes busy road

Police are responding to a serious crash in South Head, Auckland.The crash between two vehicles near the intersection of Evans Road and South Head Road was reported at about 9.51am.Three people were injured in the crash and transported to hospital, one in a serious condition, two others in a moderate condition.The crash has closed South Head Road in both directions.Traffic management is in p.....»»

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Scientists Create New Map of the World s Coral Reefs

SYDNEY - Using satellite technology and sophisticated machine learning, a team led by marine experts in Australia have created new maps of the world's coral reefs.The scientists discovered there are more coral reefs around the world than previously documented, with Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines having the most coral reefs.Over 100 trillion pixels of data were examined. The result is a high-reso.....»»

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Philippine remittances hit all-time high in 2023

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached an "all-time high" of 37.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2023, 3 percent higher than the 36.1 billion dollars recorded in 2022, the Philippine central bank said on Thursday. "The robust inward remittances reflected the rise in the deployment of overseas Filipino workers due to the continuous increase in demand for foreign workers in host.....»»

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Approved foreign investments into Philippines up 127.2 pct in Q4 of 2023

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The approved foreign investments into the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2023 reached 394.45 billion pesos (roughly 7 billion U.S. dollars), marking a year-on-year increase of 127.2 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday. Of the total, the statistics agency said the Netherlands posted the highest investment commitment, amounting to 345.76 billion pes.....»»

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Philippine central bank keeps interest rates unchanged

MANILA, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine central bank opted Thursday to keep the bank's target reverse repurchase rate unchanged at 6.5 percent, and thus the interest rates on the overnight deposit and lending facilities were kept at 6 percent and 7 percent, respectively. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the Monetary Board noted that the inflation outlook "was broadly unchanged.".....»»

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