Projects

  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project 21 hours 23 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • Congress seeks to take credit for Polavaram bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take credit for the controversial bill on Polavaram project to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and appreciated the current government for taking it forward as it is, saying it reflects the democratic politics. Congress member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • Polavaram project: BJP asks Congress, TRS not to fan sentiments July 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh unit BJP president K Hari Babu on Sunday asked leaders of TRS and Congress to refrain from making provocative statements over the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha. The passage of the bill in the Lower House recently has paved the way to...
  • Assam: Subansiri project to help northeast, says VK Singh July 12, 2014

    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 projects...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    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 crore....
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    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 July 9, 2014

    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 Centre...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    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, 2014-15...
  • Uttarakhand develops online project monitoring system July 9, 2014

    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 developed...
  • Power project inaugurated by PM illegal, says Kashmir minister July 5, 2014

    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 no...
  • Harish Rawat writes to Modi on speedy execution of infrastructure projects July 1, 2014

    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 environment,...
  • France proposes 1 billion euro credit line for India projects July 1, 2014

    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 June 28, 2014

    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 of...
  • HC quashes notice issued to ex-CM in land scam case June 27, 2014

    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 connection...
  • Government okays Rs 12,500 crore-worth pending transmission projects June 26, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    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 Department's...
  • Aam Aadmi Party demands cancellation of inauguration of 'incomplete' water project June 23, 2014

    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 Steel...
  • Power Grid okays over Rs 5,500 crore investments in 4 years June 23, 2014

    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 June 22, 2014

    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 but...
  • LiveWire: Harley-Davidson introduces its first electric motorcycle June 20, 2014

    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 event...