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  • UP government seals agreement for construction of Buddha statue October 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government finalised an agreement with Maitreya Project for construction of 200-feet Lord Buddha statue in Kushinagar district. The decision in this regard was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. As per the agreement, the proposed height the bronze statue has been...
  • Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla October 18, 2014

    Guwahati/Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project. Addressing the North East Infrastructure Conclave held in Guwahati, Lal Thanhawla wondered why the NTPC, after...
  • Kiren Rijiju against big power projects, favours 300-500 MW projects October 17, 2014

    Guwahati: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he is "traditionally" against construction of big dams in North East and favoured smaller ones with 300-500 MW capacities. "Traditionally I am not for big hydro power projects in North East. I am not in favour of 4,000 MW...
  • India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 per cent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, joining nations such as Thailand and Australia with stringent marketing rules. Up to 9,00,000 Indians die every year of diseases...
  • Major road projects inaugurated in Mizoram October 9, 2014

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla launched the World Bank funded Mizoram State Roads - II Regional Transport Connectivity Project costing 107 million dollars. The road project was meant to provide better connectivity to the border trade centres in Myanmar and Bangladesh borders, an official statement said. The first roads...
  • Tillari project: Maharashtra government to blame for delay in payment of relief, says Goa September 30, 2014

    Panaji: Goa has blamed the Maharashtra government for the delay in the handing out of compensation packages to people displaced by the Tillari irrigation project across both the states. "A compensatory package of Rs 5 lakh was finalised for the project-affected people (PAP) during a recent meeting between chief ministers...
  • BMW launches automated driving project in China with Baidu September 29, 2014

    Frankfurt: German luxury carmaker BMW is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Baidu to start highly automated driving trials in Beijing and Shanghai. BMW research vehicles capable of highly automated driving have already undergone thousands of kilometers of trials on German autobahns. The project will now be expanded to include other...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government hopeful Centre will approve flood spill channel projects September 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday expressed hope that the Centre will approve its Rs 2,200-crore project for construction of a second flood spill channel that will be able to handle the kind of water discharge witnessed during the recent floods which claimed more than 280 lives and destroyed...
  • 5th swine flu case detected in Indore September 23, 2014

    Indore: With a 25-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district this year has risen to five, a senior health official said. The woman, a resident of Manikbagh area, was admitted to a private hospital on September 18 after...
  • Pakistan water experts to inspect 120MW Miyar hydropower project September 21, 2014

    Shimla: A threemember Pakistani delegation will inspect the 120MW Miyar hydropower project near Udaipur town in bordering tribal district of LahaulSpiti on Monday. "The delegation led by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Mirza Asif Beg, reached Manali in Himachal Pradesh this afternoon and would leave for Lahaul and Spiti tomorrow," said...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • World bank keen to fund Mumbai's two new mega Metro projects: MMRDA September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: With the Japanese government taking a lead in funding the megapolis' many signature infrastructure projects, the World Bank has evinced interest in funding the proposed CharkopDahisar and WadalaTeen Hath Naka Metro projects. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already committed to fund the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (MMRDA)...
  • West Bengal clears farmerfriendly project to boost irrigation September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet cleared a farmerfriendly project (SechBandhu Prakalpa) offering 46,000 new pump sets with power connectivity to the farmers to boost irrigation in the state. Announcing this after the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state's Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said this...
  • Singapore proposes 'government to government' cooperation for Andhra Pradesh capital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore on Wednesday suggested a 'government to government' model of cooperation in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which is proposed for inclusion in the 100 Smart Cities project. A delegation led by former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Bombay HC gives time to IT Department to engage senior counsel in PIL September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks' time to the Income Tax Department to engage a senior advocate for representing it in a public interest litigation regarding Godzari irrigation project in Kolhapur. The division bench headed by Justice PV Hardas was hearing a...
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113crore grant for Ambedkar Centre September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned a grant of Rs 113.74 crore for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project at Nagpur. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the Centre, being built as part of the Vidarbha development programme, an official said after the cabinet meeting. State Chief...
  • Israel offers help in Ganga cleaning project September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Israel has expressed interest in sharing its expertise on water purification and waste water treatment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga. The Centre had set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river Ganga and has formed an integrated plan 'Namaami...
  • Chinese firms to teamup with Indian firms for rail projects September 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese firms are teaming with Indian companies to jointly bid for five highspeed railway projects in India in an apparent attempt to compete with Japan's plans to build bullet trains. The Indian government will soon open the projects for public bidding and Tata Projects, one of the fastest growing infrastructure...
  • Water ATMs in Rajasthan: A Rs 5 card swipe gives 20 litres of drinking water August 30, 2014

    Barmer: A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24x7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari August 30, 2014

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Project Wing: Google tests a fleet of packagedelivering drones August 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com, which also is experimenting with selfflying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • This 'theftproof' bicycle has a detachable seat that turns into a lock August 26, 2014

    Washington: You may never have to worry about your bike being stolen! Researchers in Chile have developed a theftproof bike that doubles as its own lock. Three engineering students Juan Jose Monsalve, Andres Roi and Cristobal Cabello have built the first working prototype of the bike, codenamed the Yerka Project. The bike's...
  • PM Modi to overlook Digital India Project, aims to provide all services online August 22, 2014

    The Union Cabinet has approved PM Modi's ambitious Digital India Project which aims at providing all govt services to citizens online. To ensure that it doesn't end up becoming another scheme on paper, PM Modi himself is going to oversee the execution of this ambitious project. It remains to be...
  • BJP slams Chavan's decision to skip Modi's event, Congress backs him August 21, 2014

    Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Maharashtra slammed the Congress over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur on Thursday. The BJP said that Congress was staying away as they felt "mocked". Modi is scheduled to perform 'bhumipujan' of a Metro...
  • Modi Cabinet approves Rs 1 lakh crore Digital India project August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the Digital India project, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious egovernance initiative. The project, which has a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore, aims to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and help people gain benefits from the...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 17, 2014

    With an aim to provide joboriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • 'Ram Sethu' will not be broken for Sethusamudram project: Centre August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government will not "break" the 'Ram Sethu' for the proposed Sethusamudram shipping canal project and will make efforts to see that the navigation system is put in place without damaging it, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha on Thursday. Gadkari said during Question Hour that...
  • 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 fasttrack 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...
  • Patriotism of people of Kargil inspires people of India, says PM Narendra Modi August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kargil and inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project. While addressing the hydro power project launch event Modi said, "The patriotism of the people of Kargil inspires the people of India. I bow to this land and to the people." Power Minister Piyush Goyal...
  • It was exciting to work with Vin Diesel in 'Fast and The Furious 7': Ali Fazal August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: "Bobby Jasoos" actor Ali Fazal could've been the Indian face in American TV series "Homeland", but Bollywood projects took away the chance. Nevertheless, he is content with the films in his kitty and is happy for Nimrat Kaur who has bagged a role in the series. He is busy...