DEVELOPERS

  • Mumbai to host 'The Future of Fashion Forum' for fashion aspirants 3 days ago

    Mumbai: 'The Future of Fashion Forum', a platform here, will give an overview of the industry to aspiring creative minds. Organised by Whistling Woods - Neeta Lulla School of Fashion (WWNL), the event will be held in Goregaon here on Saturday. National Award winning designer Neeta Lulla and filmmaker Subhash Ghai...
  • Managing risks for sustainable development 5 days ago

    It is now more than four decades that the world is deliberating on the dimensions of sustainable development and the means of achieving them. Our Common Future, as the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development is commonly known, had highlighted way back in 1987 the potential risks...
  • IPCC should go prescriptive at lower levels of governance 6 days ago

    Science is central in understanding precise nature of the risks climate change poses. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the prime body reviewing and synthesising latest scientific knowledge on multiple dimensions of climate change has been pivotal in elevating the status of climate change as the key development and...
  • Urban transport and climate change 1 week ago

    Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. It is pertinent that policies emphasise on measures that are conducive to mitigating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and to facilitating adaptation to changes that are likely to take place. Transport sector is a key contributor to global GHG emissions....
  • Political will deficit could undermine Sustainable Development Goals January 14, 2015

    A little over ten years ago, a much-publicized report called Up in Smoke? was published about how the impacts of climate change could threaten to undo many of the efforts needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report noted that climate change is undermining and damaging the food...
  • Inter-linking of rivers to get priority: Venkaiah Naidu January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will take up inter-linking of rivers on a priority basis, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Speaking during a function organised to mark the 'India Water Week' in the capital, Naidu said, "Whatever obstacles come, that have to be addressed and they have to...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • A village in J&K where electricity has not been restored since 1992 January 11, 2015

    Srinagar: At a time when the Centre is trying to project India as the next super power, Gurbal village in Jammu and Kashmir is without electricity for over two decades because of apathy of administration. A flood in Gurbal in 1992 rendered thousands homeless. While the people returned to the village...
  • Washed utensils in hotel 15 years back, reveals Smriti Irani January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing the dignity of labour, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday told a conference of state education ministers that she had washed utensils 15 years back at a hotel in Mumbai. She referred to Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's emphasis on giving importance to skills and said no...
  • To transform Delhi into a 'world-class' city government set to amend DDA Act January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to develop Delhi into a "world-class" city, government has planned to amend Delhi Development Authority Act (DDA Act), to bring in new urban policies in tune with the new aspirations of people residing in the national capital. "To make Delhi a world-class city, lot of changes...
  • Nitin Gadkari backs Fadnavis on PM-led panel for Mumbai January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday came out in "full" support for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' proposal to set up a PM-led committee for development of Mumbai, saying such a mechanism will resolve complex issues concerning the city. "I support his suggestion 100 per cent," Gadkari said, adding the...
  • Esther Duflo wins Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for work in development economics December 30, 2014

    Professor Esther Duflo has won the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences for her pioneering work in the field of development economics and her team's contribution in shaping social policies in India. She's the first non-Indian to win the award. ...
  • Modi for changing laws to create jobs, bringing economy back on track December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen on boosting domestic manufacturing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised to do away with 'ABCD' of development and adopt 'ROAD' to create jobs and bring the derailed economy back on track. "Government is generally trapped in 'ABCD' culture from top to bottom.... A means Avoid, B-Bypass,...
  • Raghubar Das assures corruption-free development in Jharkhand December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: Development work will be free of corruption and services will be delivered in a time-bound manner, said the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday. "Developmental works will be corruption-free. It has been decided that there will be an administration with accountability, responsibility will be fixed and services will...
  • DDA to hand over 25,034 flats from January 1 December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lucky winners of DDA's housing scheme will begin the New Year on a joyous note as the housing authority will start handing over the flats from January 1. Top officials at the DDA said except for a few flats in Sirsapur area and Rohini, the rest are ready and...
  • CM-designate Raghubar Das all set to take Jharkhand on development path December 26, 2014

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Jharkhand CM-designate Raghubar Das is confident that he will be able to take the state towards development with its first stable government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Das said, "We could have led this state towards development but could not due to the political scenario. We can...
  • External Affairs Ministry strips Devyani Khobragade off her duties over vigilance case against her December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. Sources in the MEA said that the action taken against Khobragade...
  • Modi's second warning to BJP MPs: Don't cross 'Lakshman Rekha' December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when religious issues are taking predominance over development issues of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again warned the ruling BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, sources said. The PM's warning came in the...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • J&K polls: Terror attack shocks Uri people, fear government will shift focus from development December 7, 2014

    Uri(Kashmir): "I used to travel to Karachi and Rawalpindi via Uri before 1947. Nothing has changed since then. Everything looks the same except the huge presence of army. It is a very underdeveloped area. No tourist visits this place" says an 85 years old taxi driver from Srinagar Gulam Mohammed....
  • Deepa Dasmunshi blames BJP for Jharkhand's non-development December 5, 2014

    Ranchi: Rebuffing BJP's allegations that Congress was responsible for Jharkhand's "non-development", the party on Friday said if BJP had utilised central funds properly, the state would have developed. "BJP had ruled Jharkhand for nine out of 14 years, and the previous UPA government at the Centre had sent funds under the...
  • Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Maneka Gandhi December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on THursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group. In a written reply in Rajya...
  • PM Modi says tourism necessary for development of Manipur November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to augment road connectivity and other infrastructure in Manipur so that tourism could flourish in the state and bring development along with it. Addressing a mammoth gathering at the concluding day of 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival', Modi said the state needed road...
  • Immense scope for tourism in North East states, says PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there is immense scope for tourism in North East states and that his government will make the world realise the potential of Manipur. "There is immense scope in the field of tourism in North East states. We want the North East to...
  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw November 26, 2014

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh November 24, 2014

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP November 22, 2014

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election rally in...
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...