Fund paucity halts repair of PMGSY roads
The situation is pressing as 70% PMGSY roads are now out of the defect liability period (DLP) that requires the contractor to maintain and repair roads for five years after construction. About 40% of the roads have also completed 10 years of their design life, requiring repair and renewal.
Budget 2020: Expenditure boost rather than tax cut needed to pump prime economy, says Aditi Nayar
A tax cut in terms of personal income tax m...
Water sector could get lion’s share of infra allocation in Budget: Vinayak Chatterjee
Integrated water works would include irrigation, laying...
UK PM Boris Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election
Johnson's Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of commons, at the Dec. 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.
Govt notifies National Startup Advisory Council, Commerce Minister to chair
The council is being set up in the wake of a plethora of regulatory changes covering startups in the works to reduce time spent on tax compliance by them to less than one hour a month along with easier incorporation processes and boosting the availability of global and domestic capital.
Prepare for attack by govt ministers on IMF, Gita Gopinath: Chidambaram on growth forecast
He also alleged that the growth figure of 4.8 per cent given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is after some "window dressing" and he won't be surprised if it goes even lower.
BJP will become stronger, expand further under JP Nadda's leadership: Amit Shah
Nadda was elected unopposed as the BJP national president after he emerged as the only leader in the fray following the nomination process in which his candidature was endorsed by top party brass.
PM Modi cites Kumble, Dravid, Laxman as icons of motivation
PM Modi was talking on the "power of motivation and positive thinking" in an interaction 'Pariksha pe Charcha' with students ahead of school board examinations.
Iran's foreign minister cancels attendance at Davos summit
The summit in the Swiss resort also comes after Iran earlier this month shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board.Tensions also remain high between Iran and the U.S.
Speak to me 'hashtag without filter': PM to students during 'Pariksha Pe Charcha'
The third edition of the "Pariksha Pe Charcha" has created excitement and enthusiasm among the students and their teachers and parents. The event provides students an opportunity to send their questions to the Prime Minister. Selected students, teachers and parents get a chance to meet the Prime Minister and recieve tips from him.
Government's plans to "rev up" Bapu's martyrdom place killing its essence, politically motivated: Gandhi kin
Gandhi Smriti, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, has been "digitally transformed" with vibrations of foreigners singing Vaishnava Jana toh, LED screens with scaled-down pictures of his last journey and multimedia boards.
New-daddy-moons need to be encouraged
Japanese minister’s paternity leave should be a wake-up call for Indians too.
Idea of freedom forms lives of people if they can live as equal citizens under law: Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 19 said that the idea of freedom can acquire shape and form the lives of our people only if ...
Basic demand on fee hike met, calls for JNU VC's removal now not reasonable: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
"Over 80 per cent students have already registered for the winter semester. The students who want to study should not be disturbed. If our universities have to excel in global competition, we need to rise above these issues," he said.
CAA internal matter of India but 'unnecessary': Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed as "internal matters" of India the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Regis...
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