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  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects 3 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned 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 5 days ago

    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 Charkop-Dahisar and Wadala-Teen 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 farmer-friendly project to boost irrigation 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet cleared a farmer-friendly project (Sech-Bandhu 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 I-T 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 113-crore 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 team-up with Indian firms for rail projects September 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese firms are teaming with Indian companies to jointly bid for five high-speed 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 September 2, 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 package-delivering 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 self-flying vehicles to carry merchandise...
  • This 'theft-proof' 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 theft-proof 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, code-named the Yerka Project. The bike's...
  • 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 'bhumi-pujan' 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 e-governance 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 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Veer: Project 'Kadam' a step towards empowering people with disabilities August 21, 2014

    The recently concluded VEER campaign on CNN-IBN that sought to empower and train at least 1,000 people with disabilities seems to have inspired the youth to follow in its footsteps take up the cause of enabling the disabled. Delhi's St Stephens College's project 'Kadam' is the latest to follow in...
  • SJVN thermal power project cost escalates due to new land law August 7, 2014

    Project cost of the 1,320 MW thermal power project at Buxar in Bihar constructed by Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) has gone up by about Rs 3,591 crore mainly due to payment for land in accordance with the new Land Acquisition Act, SJVN officials on Thursday said. Due to the cost...
  • CM directs power department to complete under-construction projects at the earliest August 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the power department to get all under-construction projects completed at the earliest so that they can start supplying power from next year. "During a review meeting, the CM directed Principal Secretary (Energy) to inspect under construction power projects, especially Lalitpur, Bara and...
  • Road projects over 26,550 crore stuck in disputes: Centre July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Road projects worth more than Rs 26,550 crore are stuck in disputes between developers and highways regulator NHAI, the government said on Thursday. "Total amount pending in disputes between NHAI and developers/concessionaires was Rs 26,556.40 crore," Minister of Road Transport and Highways Krishanpal Gurjar...
  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project July 28, 2014

    Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests...
  • IIT-Delhi students Braille project wins top innovation prize July 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A student project from IIT Delhi on increasing Braille display for the visually impaired has won the top award in a national innovation contest. The project 'Affordable refreshable Braille Display', designed by Mechanical Engineering students of IIT Delhi has been adjudged the best project at the National Innovation Contest -...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia July 25, 2014

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • Tor, Tails privacy-protecting flaws show that no anonymity system is fail-safe July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem. The most recent finding concerns a complex, heavily encrypted networking program called the Invisible Internet...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the India-Israel joint venture project...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government - which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project - has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...