Asian Development Bank approved $500 million loan for bridge over Ganga River in Bihar
Asian Development Bank accorded $500 million to build bridge over India’s longest river bridge is in Bihar having distance of 9.8 km road.
The bride will connect the Northern and Southern parts of the state and the neighbouring Nepal.
It will benefit the middle sector people to commute to the state Capital Patna and other southern parts. It will also serve as an alternate route to the existing Ganga Bridge
ADB loan of $500 million and $900,000 has been accorded to improve bridge operational activities and management. State government will provide reinforcement which is equivalent to $215 million.
The project is expected to be completed by December, 2020.
Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya
The Himalayan Nation Nepal to suspend issuing labour permits to Nepalese nationals for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.
This decision comes from cabinet meeting in the aftermath of 13 Nepalese nationals working in Afghanistan were killed when militants exploded a bomb in a minibus.
The government in the wake evacuated 24 other Nepalese nationals who were working as security guard in the Canadian Embassy in Kabul following the terror outbreak.
Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka to chair UN commission on human rights in South Sudan
South African Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka has been named as the chairman of three member UN commission (committee) to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan.
The committee was constituted by the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) also the other two members of the committee are Kenneth R. Scott (US) and Godfrey M. Musila (Kenya).
It will have tenure of one year and shall present a written report to the UNHRC at its 34th regular session in March 2017.
The working group will monitor the human rights violations and make recommendations for the process of transitional justice, healing and reconciliation.