PROJECT

  • Project Milaap lights the lives of tribal communities in India January 15, 2015

    Tribal communities in one of the most remote and inaccessible forests in India were lifted out of the darkness and given hope for a better future. In July 2014, a micro-lending platform called Milaap partnered with the Mlinda Foundation to install affordable, community-owned solar micro-grids in tribal villages. In the few short...
  • Ganga will be cleaned up in next 5-7 years: Prakash Javadekar January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday said the Ganga will be cleaned up in the next 5-7 years even as it maintained that it will continue to close down polluting industries if they do not put in place the necessary systems to treat effluents being discharged into the river. Cleaning of...
  • Om Puri's next film on Indian farmer suicides January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Om Puri is set to star in 'Project Marathwada', which highlights the issue of farmers' suicides across India. The veteran actor says the 'critical topic' urged him to take up the project. "It's moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us....
  • Raghubar Das urges PM Modi to include 6 Jharkhand cities in Smart City project January 4, 2015

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include six cities of the state in the Centre's ambitious 100 'Smart Cities' programme. Calling on Modi in New Delhi, Das said Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Deoghar met the yardstick to become eligible for the scheme...
  • Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014 January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The year also saw the government deciding to implement the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS)...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Narendra Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Pro-business Modi has faced criticism in recent weeks that his ambition to spur investment...
  • Nawaz Sharif kicks off China-Pakistan Eco Corridor with motorway project November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: China and Pakistan have kicked off their multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor project that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by laying the foundation of a fenced four-lane motorway, setting in motion a mammoth project connecting the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking of a section of the...
  • Will build 30 kms of road per day in two years time: Nitin Gadkari November 30, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the plans of his ministry and said 30 kms of road will be built every day in two years time. He added that project worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore are cleared and work would start at the earliest. ...
  • Gujarat gets Rs 444.44 crore to conserve Sabarmati river November 28, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Central government has approved a grant of Rs 444.44 crore for the second phase of Sabarmati River Conservation Project. As per the approval, 70 per cent of the cost (Rs 311.72 crore) would be borne by the Centre, while the remaining 30 per cent (Rs 132.72 crore) would be...
  • Jindal Steel shelves $10 billion project after coal setback November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd has shelved a $10 billion coal-to-diesel project, its chairman said, becoming the first big casualty of a Supreme Court decision to scrap coalfields allocated to private firms since 1993. Jindal Steel's 1.5 billion tonne coalfield in Odisha was among 214 cancelled by the Supreme...
  • Monorail planned to connect Noida with Agra November 24, 2014

    Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has set its eyes on a monorail project that would connect Noida with Agra. After the foundation stone was laid for expressway between Agra and Lucknow on Sunday, the state government now intends to launch the mono rail project soon. Officials said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
  • Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon November 23, 2014

    Vienna: Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday's deadline. A member of the Iranian delegation said if that is the case Sunday night, the negotiations will focus on reaching a "general political agreement" on...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • Tamil Nadu government to move SC over Karnataka's Mekedatu project: Panneerselvam November 18, 2014

    Chennai: Terming Mullaperiyar dam dispute with Kerala a "settled issue", Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would approach the Supreme Court to seek stalling of Karnataka government's attempt to construct two dams near Mekedatu across the Cauvery river. Responding to DMK president M Karunanidhi demand for convening an Assembly session...
  • Delhi Metro is among six Indian projects in World Report in Infrastructure November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro is one of the six Indian projects to feature in the prestigious 'Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report' compiled by the reputed international accounting firm KPMG. In this year's Infrastructure 100, a global panel of independent industry experts has identified 100 of the "world's most inspirational and innovative...
  • Delhi University installs special technology for blind students in libraries November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its-kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology called 'Inclusive Print Access Project'...
  • PM Modi likely to inaugurate Palatana power project in Tripura November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the second unit of the 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, Tripura Governor P B Acharya said. "The second unit of the Palatana will be operational soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate...
  • Matt Damon bags the lead role in Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing' November 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Matt Damon will reportedly star in Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing'. Payne wrote the script with his longtime collaborator Jim Taylor and has been trying to make the movie since 2009, reports hollywoodreporter.com The story tells of a man, down on his luck, who decides he can have a better life...
  • Infosys pulls out of new development centre project in Bengaluru November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has pulled out of the proposed software development centre project to be set up near Bengaluru citing lack of infrastructure in India's 'Silicon Valley'. It has also asked the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to refund the deposit for land it...
  • Nitin Gadkari to inspect Sethu Project Route on November 4 November 3, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday. He would inspect the entire Palk Strait onboard a Coast Guard aircraft and discuss about the work so far completed on the multi-crore...
  • 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...