Projects

  • Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015 17-04-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was in October last year when Google for the first time had announced Project Ara, its plans to let consumers design their own smartphones. The company then had revealed very less about its new project, but Google, at its first Project Ara developer conference this week, showed...
  • Japanese agency approves Rs 674 crore loan to Uttarakhand forest project 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved a loan of about Rs 674 crore for a forest project in Uttarakhand. "The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of India in New Delhi to provide up to 11,390 million yen (around Rs...
  • Incredible photos of the inside of a tiny house on wheels, complete with attic bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, built by web designer 09-04-2014 02:01 PM

    Web designer Alek Lisefski's 'Tiny Project' is going places. Literally. He builds affordable and sustainable houses on trailers to encourage people to live a simpler, more conscious, debt-free life. He hopes to "help set an example and educate the community about alternative, affordable, more sustainable ways of living."Lisefski, who lives...
  • Bhel wins Rs 125 cr order for hydro power project in Uttarakhand 31-03-2014 02:42 PM

    State-owned power equipment maker Bhel has secured Rs 125 crore contract for setting up a 120 MW Hydro Electric Project in Uttarakhand. "Valued at Rs 125 crore, the order for setting up of hydro generating sets and associated electro-mechanical works for the 120 MW Vyasi project has been placed on...
  • Project Morpheus: A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality googles 21-03-2014 04:49 PM

    San Francisco: The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality. Sony unveiled a prototype headset this week capable of surrounding a wearer's vision with interactive virtual worlds. The system, codenamed Project Morpheus, utilizes a 1080p head-mounted display with head-tracking capabilities and works in...
  • Sony unveils virtual reality headset 'Project Morpheus' for PlayStation 4 19-03-2014 10:59 AM

    San Francisco: Sony Corp unveiled a prototype for a new virtual reality headset accessory for its Playstation 4 games console at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, as it bids to further acceptance of the concept. The headset, still in development under the name "Project Morpheus", is designed...
  • Sreedharan in city to take a stock of Lucknow Metro project 08-03-2014 12:33 PM

    A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and...
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust inks 10-year pact with Uttarakhand government 07-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) hasinked a 10-year pact with the Uttarakhand government tocommence the second phase of Himmotthan project, which aims toempower the residents of the state. In 2004, SRTT had signed a 10-year agreement with theUttarakhand government for the first phase of the project.Citing the example of Himachal...
  • LK Advani praises Narmada-Kshipra river linking project 26-02-2014 09:41 AM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said if the rivers in India are linked as dreamt by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee then no farmer in the country would remain without water for irrigation. "When Vajpayee was Prime Minister, the river linking scheme was framed so that no...
  • Akhilesh lays foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 2,200 crore 26-02-2014 09:38 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday laid foundation stone for six development projects worth over Rs 2,200 crores in Lucknow. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Yadav said with the launch of new projects, direct and indirect job opportunities would be available to youths in the state. "Our...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Jharkhand government on Monday said it would ensure the Director, Project and Land Rehabilitation (DPLR) of Bokaro Steel Plant to function freely without interference by Bokaro district administration. Replying to a query from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh Singh, Chief Minister Hemant Soren told the House that the government...
  • Work on oil refinery, Jaipur Metro Rail to go ahead: Vasundhara Raje 20-02-2014 06:32 PM

    The work on the oil refinery andpetro-chemical project at Pachpadra and Jaipur Metro Rail,started by the previous Congress government, would continuewith new financial budgets for 2014-15, Rajasthan ChiefMinister Vasundhara Raje said on Thursday. The BJP government provided an estimated budget of Rs 402crore in next fiscal year 2014-15's interim Budget...
  • Budget 2014: MEA gets higher allocation 17-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs was on Monday allocated Rs 14,130 crore for 2014-15, which is an increase of 20 per cent compared to revised outlay of last year as more funds have been earmarked for India's overseas developmental projects. The allocation is up by Rs 2,337 crore...
  • Yamuna Expressway City to get metro rail soon 13-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Yamuna Expressway Industrial development Authority has approved the metro rail project between the proposed metro station at Pari Chowk till sector 18 and 20, the first residential sectors of the authority being developed where over 21000 allotments have been done. PC Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,YEIDA, said on Wednesday. that the...
  • Adopt polytechnics and ITIs, Harish Rawat tells Vidyut Nigam 11-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Noting a 2-crore strong skilled workforce will be needed in the power sector by 2020, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday asked the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to adopt polytechnics and ITIs and prepare a roadmap for turning the available manpower into a skilled workforce. Laying foundation stones of a...
  • Harish Rawat asks Vidyut Nigam to adopt ITIs 11-02-2014 12:29 AM

    Noting a 2-crore strong skilled workforce will be needed in the power sector by 2020, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday asked the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to adopt polytechnics and ITIs and prepare a roadmap for turning the available manpower into a skilled workforce. Laying foundation stones of a...
  • Rio Tinto denies NGO's charges on environment, rehabilitation 09-02-2014 03:28 PM

    Mining major Rio Tinto has denied allegations made by an NGO about environment and rehabilitation issues related to the Bunder Diamond Mining project in Chhattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. An NGO, 'Pahal', had claimed on February 7 that the proposed move to award a contract for diamond mining at Bunder...
  • PM outlines science R and D projects with an outlay of Rs 9K crore 03-02-2014 05:30 PM

    Jammu: In major boost to scientific research and development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced projects including a National Mission on High Performance Computing and a Neutrino-based Observatory in Tamil Nadu with an outlay of about Rs. 9,000 crore. Asserting that government has invested in several areas to ensure...
  • Want to make a commercial romantic-comedy film: Poonam Dhillon 03-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: Yesteryear actress Poonam Dhillon is all set to don the director's hat for a romantic film. Best known for her films like 'Noorie', 'Dard', Sohni Mahiwal', 'Naam' among others, Poonam has got three scripts ready which she will direct one after the other. "I always wanted to direct a...
  • Cabinet approves second phase of Bangalore Metro project 30-01-2014 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: In good news for residents of Bangalore, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its go-ahead to construction of the second phase of Bangalore Metro to help improve public transport in the capital city of Karnataka. The project involves laying of about 72 km long Metro network at an...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • Naxal conduit mobilises villagers against Rowghat rail line project, arrested 28-01-2014 03:53 PM

    In its ongoing exercise to clip the wings of a strong urban network of Maoists, Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a Naxal conduit who was allegedly involved in mobilising villagers against the Rowghat rail line project in Kanker district. Badri Gavde, said to be a Congress worker...
  • Land occupied by displaced families to be allocated to them: Vijay Bahuguna 27-01-2014 05:35 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday ordered that lands occupied by displaced families in the city's Premnagar area for years be allocated to them. Complying with the Chief Minister's orders, the process of granting allocation of land leases was initiated with their distribution among 20 displaced families of Premnagar...
  • FNG road project: Noida Authority carries out demolition drive 25-01-2014 12:40 PM

    To speed up work on the much-awaited Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) Expressway, Noida Authority on Friday carried out a demolition drive and cleared encroachments from over 6000 square-metres of land. The demolition drive of the land, estimated to cost over Rs 24 crore, was carried out by a team led by project...
  • Kerala becomes first Indian state to win top UN Award in Tourism 24-01-2014 07:56 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism has been conferred the top United Nations Award for its global leadership in creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism, the first time India has ever won the recognition. Kerala Tourism walked away with the top honours at the annual United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for...
  • Work on Noida-Gr Noida Metro to start in May-June: GNIDA chief 23-01-2014 07:30 AM

    Noida: Work on the Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail project is likely to begin in May or June, Chairman of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) said on Wednesday. Chairman Rama Raman said this while inaugurating week-long celebrations to mark the 24th Foundation Day of Greater Noida at City Park....
  • 7 gadgets to die for in 2014 17-01-2014 03:31 PM

    1. Lego Mindstorms EV3 Google bought eight robot companies over the last six months! And if you're wondering what they were doing, here's what you need to lay your hands on. The Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform is the No. 1 platform for anyone who wants to do modern robotics...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised 16-01-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...