Infrastructure

  • British government planning on an enormous investment in India, says UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg 3 days ago

    New Delhi: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has hinted that the UK government is planning on making an enormous investment in India, especially in the areas of infrastructure and defence. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Clegg, who is in India for a 3-day trade mission, has also...
  • Chavan, Modi in war of words over Maharashtra infrastructure August 16, 2014

    Solapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Pune-Solapur National Highway in Maharashtra. Modi also took the opportunity to attack Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who had earlier in the day, taken a snipe at the PM, saying that Maharashtra was the number one state in manufacturing and Special Economic...
  • Tata Steel sees pickup in European steel demand August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel Ltd looked to reviving European demand and infrastructure investment by the Indian government to boost sales in coming quarters after posting higher sales but a drop in net profit for April-June on Wednesday. Net sales rose 11 percent to 361.43 billion rupees in the quarter to end-June, helped...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Arun Jaitley asks SEBI to guard against market violations August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday asked market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to be vigilant against possible market violations, while focusing more on attracting retail investors and addressing their grievances. "The minister advised Sebi to remain vigilant about probable violations in the market, focus more...
  • Cabinet approves 49% FDI in defence, 100% in railway infrastructure August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with the economic reforms, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the long-delayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like high-speed trains, for foreign investment. The decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister...
  • Aim to reach 100 pc rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom Secretary July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg who took the charge on Thursday. "It will be prime objective to take broadband connectivity to village level, that is to increase telecom...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • Industry hails infrastructure reforms announcements in budget July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's maiden budget has paved way for infrastructure reforms and has created a sense of confidence among investors, who are awaiting removal of structural bottlenecks in projects, industry analysts and India Inc on Thursday said hailing announcements. "The government has laid special focus on development of critical infrastructure...
  • Jaitley stresses on need for PPP to revive infrastructure July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With an objective to lower down inflation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed out various plans for the infrastructure sector for the fiscal year 2014-15. Jaitley stressed on an urgent need to revive the infrastructure. Jaitley stressed on the need for Public Private Partnership (PPP) to develop world class...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects July 1, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile environment,...
  • West Bengal to develop tourism infrastructure in a big way June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has laid stress on developing tourism infrastructure in a big way to attract visitors from the country and abroad, according to state tourism minister Bratya Basu. Basu said that 'massive' work was under way to build infrastructure and underlined the importance of aggressive marketing to...
  • CPI demands adequate infrastructure facilities in government schools June 20, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Friday demanded that the administration take steps on a war footing to ensure proper infrastructure and number of teachers in government schools to attract parents into admitting their wards there, instead of going to private schools. A resolution adopted at the party's Puducherry unit committee meeting expressed...
  • Odisha seeks more funds for railway infrastructure June 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking more funds from the Centre for strengthening the railway infrastructure in the state. Referring to a letter he earlier wrote to the prime minister, Patnaik said that the rail route length and its density in Odisha...
  • Modi government considering clearing FDI in Railways, Infrastructure June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a grim economic situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is on an overdrive. Shortly after deciding to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector, government sources on Thursday said that FDI policy was likely to be cleared in the Railways, infrastructure and...
  • Modi unveils 10-point agenda for governance June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10-point agenda for his ministers. Among other things, Modi wants his colleagues to raise the confidence level of bureaucrats so that they come with more innovative ideas. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan. The focus would...
  • Modi's 10 commandments and 100 days action plan: Will 'Achche Din' truly return? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10-point priority list for his government. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100-day action plan....
  • Ground realities: Nine election issues no one is talking about April 29, 2014

    Like one of those professional wrestling cage matches, Elections 2014 has become a slugfest with more chaos, heat and dust than light. Also, just like a cage match, it is by now difficult to determine whether the vitriol and melodrama is real, feigned or well scripted. Score at half-time: Gandhi...
  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday recommended closure report in the FIR against JLD Yavatmal Energy and Jas Infrastructure Capital Pvt. Ltd lodged in September 2012 in the coal blocks alloaction case. The CBI said that there is lack of prosecutable evidence against the two companies. The companies...
  • Need to improve connectivity, tourism infra in Amritsar: Arun Jaitley April 8, 2014

    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 March 9, 2014

    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 to...
  • CJ Show: Buyers cheated by Faridabad's top builder March 2, 2014

    CJ Manoj Kumar and hundreds like him in Faridabad have been duped by a builder after they had booked their flats with them. After approaching everyone, Manoj has now picked up the CJ mike to expose the malpractice by the buyer. ...
  • Infrastructure splurge too late for UPA-2 or next government February 27, 2014

    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...
  • Change India: 10 ideas to transform India's health infrastructure February 1, 2014

    On this episode of Change India, we discuss 10 initiatives that might help in transforming India's health infrastructure. Are basic health amenities lacking in the country and what are the steps that are needed to ensure inclusive healthcare. ...
  • Reliance must lower power tariff: Sanjay Nirupam January 23, 2014

    Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam said that Reliance Infrastructure should lower the existing power rates in Mumbai. He alleged Reliance and the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission to be hand in glove and has demanded a probe in the matter. ...
  • Planning to make Rajasthan a major tourism hub: Vasundhara Raje January 17, 2014

    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 players,...
  • Political parties urge Finance Commission to provide higher tax revenue January 3, 2014

    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 been...
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure December 10, 2013

    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 internet...
  • Life in a metro: What are the main issues that concern the urban voters? December 3, 2013

    Ahmedabad is the most livable city while Mumbai is ranked the least liveable city of India. CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in a special programme 'Life in a metro' discusses that why does the infrastructure problems continue to plague the big metros. ...