Infrastructure

  • Need to improve connectivity, tourism infra in Amritsar: Arun Jaitley 08-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday highlighted the need for improving connectivity and tourism infrastructure in Amritsar. "There is a need to upgrade the railway station, complete the road and highway development programme, and have more directly connected international flights," the party candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat wrote...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • Infrastructure splurge too late for UPA-2 or next government 27-02-2014 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: India's drive to break an infrastructure investment logjam has come too late to revive the economy before the forthcoming general election - and it could be years before it pays growth dividends for the next government. Although a cabinet task force set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Planning to make Rajasthan a major tourism hub: Vasundhara Raje 17-01-2014 07:48 AM

    Rajasthan government plans to make the desert state as a major tourism hub on the lines of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. To attract both domestic and foreign tourists, the state agencies would act as facilitator for tourism sector and ensure participation of private...
  • Political parties urge Finance Commission to provide higher tax revenue 03-01-2014 05:19 PM

    Burying their differences, all political parties in Bihar have collectively urged the 14th Finance Commission to provide higher tax revenue to the state to tide over socio-economic backwardness on long-term basis. In a joint memorandum prepared by mainstream political parties, and academic and professional organisations, the 14th Finance Commission has...
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure 10-12-2013 06:36 PM

    Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm and Sunil Mittal-headed Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a comprehensive arrangement for sharing telecom infrastructure, a partnership that will help them reduce costs they incur on their respective networks. "This (arrangement) will include optic fibre network inter and intra city, submarine cable networks, towers and...
  • 20-member delegation of foreign institutional investors to visit UP 20-11-2013 10:38 AM

    A 20-member delegation of venture capitalists and foreign institutional investors will visit Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, an official said in Lucknow on Wednesday. The delegation is coming to Lucknow for exploring possibilities of active participation in infrastructure and industrial development projects in the state.The investors are scheduled to meet senior...
  • Modi, Advani inaugurate IITRAM in Ahmedabad 16-10-2013 04:27 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday inaugurated Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM) in Ahmedabad. After sharing a public platform in Bhopal last month, BJP patriarch Advani and the party's prime ministerial candidate Modi, were seen together at a function today....
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya takes charge as first woman chief of SBI 07-10-2013 06:05 PM

    Mumbai:Arundhati Bhattacharya on Monday took over as the new chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI). She is the first woman to be appointed to the top job at the country's largest lender. Prior to her elevation to the top job, 57-year-old Bhattacharya was managing director and chief financial...
  • PM addresses 'mistaken' concerns about India's economy, invites US companies to invest 28-09-2013 11:13 AM

    Citing long-term opportunities in sectors like infrastructure and defence, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday invited US companies to invest in India while asserting that concerns about the country's growth prospects and economic policy environment are "mistaken". Seeking to assure the foreign investors, he told US industry leaders that virtually...
  • Over Rs 2,900 crore for infrastructure development in states 19-09-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: The central government has released an amount of Rs 2,900 crore to 26 states for creating different infrastructure facilities like roads and bridges over a period of three years (March 2010-August 2013), an official release said Thursday. The grant is meant to be utilized for creating different infrastructural...
  • GMR sells $35 million highway stake to slash debt 17-09-2013 06:32 PM

    GMR Infrastructurehas sold its majority stake in a highway project for about $35 million, as debt-laden companies step up sales of some assets to boost earnings in a sector struggling with a weak economy. GMR, one of the country's best known infrastructure groups, whose interests span airports to power plants,...
  • Factory output likely shrank 0.8 per cent in July 12-09-2013 10:29 AM

    Bangalore: India's factory output likely shrank for the third straight month in July, albeit at a slower pace than the month before as production in the country's core industries picked up, a Reuters poll found. The poll showed output at factories, mines and utilities shrank an annual 0.8 per cent,...
  • CERC to hear Power Grid's petitions against Reliance Infra next week 05-09-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: Central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation has moved electricity CERC seeking cancellation of two transmission projects awarded to Reliance Infrastructure and allot the same to the state-run firm. Power Grid Corp in its petition has asked for revocation of licence of the company executing North Karanpura Transmission Company...
  • IT, infrastructure needed to reduce pending court cases: Sibal 30-08-2013 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: Anticipating that pending court cases might rise five-fold to 15 crore in coming years, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said more use of information technology and infrastructure creation could help. "Pendency of court cases is three crore today and this is going to rise in coming years...
  • Why we need to free our cities from the state's clutches 26-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Profile: Bimal Patel is Director, HCP Design and Project Management. Patel designed the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project in Ahmedabad. India is witnessing an epochal transformation. From a country that lived in villages, it is becoming a nation of towns and cities. The last time the country witnessed such a transformation...
  • Iraq invites Indian firms to invest in infra, agro and health sectors 23-08-2013 07:21 PM

    Iraq, on Friday, invited Indian firms to invest in sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare to help re-build the war-ravaged country. "I repeat my invitation to India for mutual partnership. We need to increase our cooperation...In the recent times, Iraq was subject to various obstacles. We are rebuilding our country,"...
  • Retd Home Secretary RK Singh to become advisor on infrastucture development 17-08-2013 12:56 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to rope in former union home secretary RK Singh as advisor on infrastructure development, officials said on Saturday. An official said that Nitish Kumar was to Lalu Prasad what Chanakya was to Chandragupta Maurya in 350 BC. Chanakya, teacher of philosophy and royal...
  • PM reassures economic slowdown will not last long 15-08-2013 12:11 PM

    The slowdown in Indian economy will not last long as government is working hard to remedy the situation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday as he saw positive impact of the move to open up several sectors to foreign direct investment in the coming months. "I believe that this...
  • Infrastructure projects including 8 new airports will boost economic growth: PM 15-08-2013 10:35 AM

    Government will kick-start a number of new infrastructure projects including 8 new airports and two new sea-ports in the coming months to boost sluggish economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday. With economic growth slowing to a decade low of 5 per cent, the Congress-led UPA government has...
  • Infrastructure, security equipment key to combat Naxal attacks: CAG 31-07-2013 02:43 PM

    The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has observed that efficacy and quality of police services largely depended on adequate number of trained police personnel and availability of infrastructure in naxal-affected districts like Palamau in Jharkhand. In its report for the year ended March 31, 2012, the CAG warned that...
  • CM Ashok Gehlot visits Bharatpur, will inaugurate Kanjoli Line ROB 29-07-2013 09:06 AM

    Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on his two-day tour, reached Bharatpur on Sunday. Gehlot, who visited the district for the first time after its inclusion in the NCR, will be inaugurating the Kanjoli Line road over bridge (ROB) on Monday. State party chief Dr. Chandrabhan and energy minister Jitendra Singh also...
  • Authorities blame Mumbai potholes on climate change: Kajal Iyer 24-07-2013 04:18 PM

    Normal life in Mumbai has been crippled as heavy rains continue to batter the city for the second day on Wednesday. BMC has now sent an alert to Mumbaikars to move out of their houses only if necessary. CNN-IBN's Principal correspondent Kajal Iyer joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • News 360: PM sets target for major infrastructure projects in 2013-14 28-06-2013 09:43 PM

    In a bid to ramp up investor sentiment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday set an investment target of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in PPP (public private partnership) projects across infrastructure sectors in rail, port and power in the next six months. ...
  • PM sets target for major infrastructure projects for 2013-14 28-06-2013 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to ramp up investor sentiment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday set an investment target of Rs 1.15 lakh crore in PPP (public private partnership) projects across infrastructure sectors in rail, port and power in the next six months. The proposals include Mumbai elevated rail...
  • iGate bags over $ 100 million deal from MetLife 26-06-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Outsourcing company iGate Corporation on Wednesday said it has bagged a major five-year contract worth over $100 million (about Rs 598 crore) for providing global infrastructure services for insurance major MetLife, Inc. The US-based IT solutions firm has been providing services to the global insurance giant for the...
  • Monsoon mayhem is largely due to man-made factors: Vinod Chandra Menon 17-06-2013 04:34 PM

    Every year the Monsoon unfailingly causes widespread havoc and devastation across the country. What safeguards need to be taken against Monsoon losses? Vinod Chandra Menon, former member of National Disaster Management Authority, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What safeguards need to be taken against Monsoon...
  • Modi's state underperforms in health, education sector 10-06-2013 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: Punching hole in the claims of state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a Planning Commission working paper said that Gujarat has underperformed in health and education sectors. According a Planning Commission's paper on 'Refining State Level Comparisons in India', "Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have...
  • TCS bags deal worth over 350-mn-pound from UK's Network Rail 05-06-2013 03:59 PM

    Mumbai: Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday said it has bagged a four-year deal from UK's Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd. The IT Solutions and System Integration Framework agreement encompasses identifying, defining, designing, building and integration of next generation IT solutions for Network Rail, TCS said...
  • Infrastructure of BSES responsible for power cuts: Dikshit 05-06-2013 03:56 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday slammed two BSES discoms for long outages in the city and said the power cuts are taking place due to poor distribution infrastructure and not because of gap in demand and supply. "We have made available adequate power. There is no gap...