Projects

  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh 12-07-2014 08:36 PM

    Guwahati: Protests against the 2,000 MW lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project were "unjustified" as the project will help Assam and the northeastern states tide over the power crisis, DoNER Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh said that on Saturday. "Power is a priority sector. However, there are issues with some power...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM 10-07-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes 10-07-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...
  • Union Budget: Delhi government awaits funds to complete projects 09-07-2014 11:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday pinned its hope on the Centre for allocation of funds in the General Budget to execute its major schemes such as cleaning of the Yamuna, development of unauthorized colonies and strengthening of power transmission in the national capital. The Delhi government has urged...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project 09-07-2014 09:07 PM

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget,...
  • Uttarakhand develops online project monitoring system 09-07-2014 06:38 PM

    Uttarkhand has developed an online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre for speedy implementation and effective monitoring of various projects undergoing in the state. "An online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre has been...
  • Power project inaugurated by PM illegal, says Kashmir minister 05-07-2014 09:20 AM

    Srinagar: A minister in Jammu and Kashmir's Omar Abdullah government said the hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Baramulla district on Friday was illegal. Talking to IANS, Health and Medical Education Minister Taj Mohiuddin said: "The hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects 01-07-2014 06:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Rawat said considering the state's strategic location and fragile...
  • France proposes 1 billion euro credit line for India projects 01-07-2014 11:44 AM

    France has proposed giving India a 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion) credit line to fund sustainable development projects, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. Fabius, who is visiting New Delhi, told reporters the credit line would be available over a three-year period. ...
  • Harish Rawat demands green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for Uttarakhand 28-06-2014 06:30 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday demanded a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in recognition of the steps taken by the hill state for environment conservation. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat claimed that Uttarakhand has an edge over other states...
  • HC quashes notice issued to ex-CM in land scam case 27-06-2014 07:45 AM

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in...
  • Government okays Rs 12,500 crore-worth pending transmission projects 26-06-2014 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to fast-track construction of high capacity inter-state transmission lines, the Power Ministry has approved nine projects aggregating Rs 12,500 crore that been stuck pending approvals. "These projects were mainly stuck in the approval process in the government since last several months. The approval to go...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project 24-06-2014 02:42 PM

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the...
  • Aam Aadmi Party demands cancellation of inauguration of 'incomplete' water project 23-06-2014 11:51 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded to cancel the proposed inauguration of incomplete Mango Water Project on June 30 till the project was complete. In a memorandum submitted to East Singhbhum district Deputy Commissioner, AAM party alleged that Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (Jusco), a subsidiary company of Tata...
  • Power Grid okays over Rs 5,500 crore investments in 4 years 23-06-2014 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: Central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation on Monday approved investments of Rs 5,500 crore for upgrading networks in about 4 years. "Board of Directors of the Company approved strengthening the transmission corridor for independent power producers in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 5,151.37 crore," Power Grid...
  • SMP project work started in 1982 likely to operational by 2017 22-06-2014 11:23 AM

    The Swarnarekha Multi-Purpose (SMP) project work which was started in 1982 to irrigate vast stretch of agricultural land in Odisha and Jharkhand and to reduce damage caused by floods in West Bengal and Odisha, will become operational by 2017. "We are expecting the SMP project to be complete by 2016...
  • LiveWire: Harley-Davidson introduces its first electric motorcycle 20-06-2014 07:38 AM

    Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only...
  • Three pilot projects to be introduced in Uttarakhand 19-06-2014 11:18 PM

    Three pilot projects will be introduced in Uttarakhand to develop market driven service delivery system in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held with the member of Competition Commission of India Anura Goyal, an official release said in Dehradun on Thursday. A steering committee under Chief Secretary...
  • Much-awaited Patna metro train project gets government nod 18-06-2014 12:50 PM

    Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Wednesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. "We have decided to go ahead with the metro train project instead of the monorail," Choudhary told media persons.The department was also pondering over a monorail project for the state...
  • India, Bhutan to boost hydropower cooperation 16-06-2014 04:58 PM

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan reiterated their commitment to achieving the 10,000 MW target in hydropower cooperation and not to allow their territories to be used for interests "inimical" to each other. In a joint statement at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the Himalayan kingdom, the...
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kholongchu hydro-power project 16-06-2014 11:53 AM

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the 600MW Kholongchu Hydro- electric project, a joint venture between India and Bhutan. The project's foundation stone was laid by Modi electronically from the courtyard of Bhutan's Parliament building after addressing a joint session. Three Hydro-electric projects (HEPs)...
  • Government launches Rs 1,603 cr World Bank-backed clean water project in 10 districts 14-06-2014 09:12 PM

    The government of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday launched a Rs 1,603 crore World Bank-backed project aimed at providing clean water to over 25 lakh people. The World Bank is supporting the project with an International Development Association (IDA) credit of Rs 801.5 crore. IDA is the World Bank's concessionary lending...
  • IBM to provide smart city tech for Lodha's Palava project 11-06-2014 07:14 PM

    Mumbai: Technology and consulting firm IBM has entered into an agreement with realty player Lodha Group to develop and manage smart city infrastructure in the real estate group's township project- Palava in Thane district. The project, spread across 4,000 acres and envisioned as a city, will incorporate IBM's smarter city...
  • Defence projects to get priority environment nod: Prakash Javadekar 09-06-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: The government will focus on expediting environment clearances for pending projects and top priority will be given to defence-related projects, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Javadekar, while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), said that the Ministry will focus on balancing the...
  • Shiv Sena opposes Jaitapur nuclear project 07-06-2014 07:29 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday expressed its opposition to the ambitious nuclear power project at Jaitapur in coastal Maharashtra and said the party would continue with its stand on the issue. "The local populace is opposed to Jaitapur project and it is the demand of the Shiv Sena that this...
  • Google unveils Project Tango 3D motion-sensing tablet 06-06-2014 06:07 AM

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday revealed that is working on a tablet computer with 3D and motion-sensing capabilities in an effort dubbed Project Tango. "The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," team member Johnny Lee said at a website devoted...
  • AAP questions L-G's decision to send team to Gujarat 05-06-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday questioned Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung's decision to send a government team to Gujarat to study the state's model for cleaning rivers and replicate it in Delhi, saying the "ill-timed move will further the political agenda of the BJP". Criticising the move, the Aam...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project 02-06-2014 03:21 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He...
  • MP government to seek Central funds for pending projects 30-05-2014 01:03 PM

    The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has pinned high hopes on the NDA government at the Centre for getting Central funds for the state's pending projects. "Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed his Cabinet colleagues and officers to prepare a list of pending projects with the Centre...
  • Government will set up new power plants soon: Rajendra Prasad Singh 30-05-2014 08:32 AM

    Jharkhand energy minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Thursday said the state government has taken initiative to set up new power plants in the next couple of years. Singh regretted that no a single MW was added in the electricity generation since the state was carved out of Bihar in 2000....