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e-Governance Scheme for cities finalised by Government of India
Government has finalised a scheme on e-Governance in civic bodies of cities with a population of one lakh and above.



ADB grants $75M to Pakistan to help in farming
The Asian Development bank (ADB) will provide $75 million loan to Pakistan to build several multipurpose dams, irrigation canals and drinking water supplies across the Potohar Plateau near Islamabad.

Anambra government to train youths in agriculture
Farmers in 12 Phillipino communities now Internet addicts


Bahrain: e-Services hit new highs
The Kingdom of Bahrain will extend its e-Services in next six months. The Bahrain eGovernment Agency is working with various ministries and government institutions to add 50 new e-services to the current pool of 43 services on the e-governance website www.gov.bh.

Boost for provincial e-Governance
Cisco strengthens its network support to Jordan
India: Jharkhand's new feat in e-governance
e-Stamping Introduced in Karnataka (India)


Kerala to be the first e-Literate state in India
Chief Minister of Kerala V S Achuthanandan said Kerala will be declared as India's first e-Literate state by the end of the year.

India: Education push to cost INR 48,000 billlion
NCC, Nigeria to empower 581 schools
Ceylinco Nena Sarana empowers Sri Lankan students with e-Learning facilties


India: CARE to leverage ITC’s e-Choupals in rural healthcare
Hyderabad based CARE Group of Hospitals has launched a pilot project in Maharashtra in collaboration with ITC to provide quality medical facilities to the country's rural heartland.

Over 6 million Afghan children to start new school year with UN support
UAE Ministry launches new educational portal
Chandigarh (India) starts inclusive education programme for disabled

India: MTNL to implement 'Integrity Pact' in all its contracts
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has signed a MoU with Transparency International India (TII) to implement the 'Integrity Pact' in all its major procurement and contracts as a corporate governance initiative.

Telecom Italia's expansion plans
BPL launches mobile radio service in India
TRAI recommendations on portability by April 2008


India: SREI to sign MoA with Assam
SREI Sahaj e-Village, a subsidiary of Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) Infrastructure has started its rural communication service through Common Service Centres (CSCs) in West Bengal. Soon SREI has also signed memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the government of Assam to replicate these services.

Tamil Nadu (India) Government plans 5,400 Internet kiosks


India: BSNL adopts franchisee model for WiMax roll-out
The State owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decided to adopt the franchisee model for rolling out wireless broadband using WiMax technology. BSNL has invited bids from prospective partners on a revenue-sharing basis.  

India: Data Infosys to make Jaipur wi-fi-enabled

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