Modernisation

  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families 12-07-2014 08:31 AM

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh for doubling police modernisation budget 13-06-2014 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: In order to better equip police and paramilitary forces in the country, the Union Home Ministry has decided to seek doubling of the budgetary allocation for their modernisation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met officials to discuss issues "which need to be addressed on priority" vis-a-vis...
  • Transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas: RSS leader 31-05-2014 11:31 PM

    RSS leader and convener of Muslim Rastriya Manch, Indresh Kumar on Saturday suggested the Muslims in Rajasthan to transform and modernise 10 to 20 Madrasas which could be presented as a model before the government. Kumar said that Madrasas should be the centre of such education which teaches humanity and...
  • India gets its second Boeing Globemaster transport plane 23-07-2013 12:46 PM

    Washington: Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of its second military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III, a month after India's first C-17 arrived in the country and immediately began supporting IAF operations. The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, took delivery of the second IAF C-17...
  • China's likely escalation option against India: Rapid Reaction Forces

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Given that China has once again decided to 'sweeten' it's recent offer of a Panchsheel redux with a nice juicy intrusion into Indian Territory in...

  • The flip side of buying American arms

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Could 2013 see Washington pushing India harder on arms sales? The buzz is that President Obama, in his second term, will do precisely that (perhaps...

  • CAG reports sting govt: Should PM take responsibility? 17-08-2012 11:47 PM

    The CAG says the presumptive loss to government from coal block allocation amounts to Rs 1.86 lakh crore, that's higher than 2G loss figure. ...
  • Rs 179 crore for T'puram's modernisation 06-08-2012 03:03 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to modernise power sector in the capital city, the Centre has granted Rs 179 crore under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP). The amount is in addition to the Rs 90 crore that was granted earlier, which means the city will get Rs...
  • Railways cannot be safe without modernisation: Sam Pitroda 30-07-2012 11:40 PM

    In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Sam Pitroda stressed on the need of the modernisation of Indian Railways. ...
  • INKEL role: Modernisation plan hits roadblock in T'puram 10-04-2012 09:36 AM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Its hardly time to forget the innovative exercise the City Corporation and INKEL resorted to last September when they put up a ballot box asking the public to choose a design for a new market complex at Palayam. Seven months have passed; if not moth-eaten, the design must have...
  • Railways' financial woes: hiking fares a solution? 14-03-2012 08:49 AM

    New Delhi: It's almost been a decade since passenger fares were increased and railway finances are in the red. The Indian Railways is the country's 24*7 lifeline with 23 million passengers a day and 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic. With the Railway finances going from bad to worse, a...
  • Need to consolidate, not expand: Railway Board Chairman 14-03-2012 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal has said that a fare hike will bolster the railway finances to a limited extent and the urgent need was to consolidate rather than expand. When asked if the current model of railways is a financially viable model, he said, "Trains run but...
  • Trivedi to present Rail Budget, fare 'hike' likely 14-03-2012 06:30 AM

    New Delhi: It's the D-day and all eyes will be on Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi who will present the Railway Budget 2012 in Parliament. Sources say that the government is likely to impose a safety cess, although it will not be labelled a fare hike. Sources add that there is...
  • Trivedi awaits report on railway modernisation 21-02-2012 05:30 PM

    Palakkad (Kerala): Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said he was awaiting a report from Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on public infrastructure, information and innovations, on steps for modernisation of the railways. He said this while laying the foundation stone of a coach factory in Kerala's Palakkad...
  • Indian Army desperately needs modern artillery 27-10-2011 02:58 PM

    Since a major power's military capabilities or those of a group of major powers still play a decisive role in the world (as recently demonstrated in Libya), it is important to take stock where India's modernisation plans stand in this regard. India's defence preparedness has always been adversary-specific. The arming...
  • Defence Ministry to spend full budget quota 06-02-2011 12:28 PM

    New Delhi: Carrying out a massive modernisation programme, the Defence Ministry for the first time after the 1971 war is likely to spend its full quota of Rs 60,000 crore for capital acquisitions in the current fiscal. The big ticket deals such as the US-made C-130J transport planes, the preliminary...
  • Govt wants Madarsas modernised 22-04-2007 08:19 PM

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  • Govt to cut Navy's foreign dependence 05-01-2007 04:30 PM

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  • Islam not against modernisation: Mush 28-12-2006 06:14 PM

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  • SC rejects Reliance plea on airports 07-11-2006 01:50 PM

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  • IGI Airport all set for a facelift 25-10-2006 04:59 PM

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  • GMR plans aerotropolis around IGIA 27-08-2006 07:01 PM

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