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Indian railways to benefit from Japanese tech solutions

Japan has shown interest in railway station development and a official team will come to India to identify opportunities. This is the immediate outcome of railway minister Suresh Pra

PSUs to boost fortunes of domestic shipping industry

The government is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the public sector undertakings to  import of commodities, including oil and coal, to engage the services of Shipping Corporati

Morning briefing: Opposition submits notice for debate in parliament against ‘intolerance’

In the run-up to the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties have started a coordinated effort to demand a debate on the issue of "growing intolerance" and passage of a resolutio

Japan promotes foreign direct investment

Japan is targeting foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$300 billion from overseas companies by 2020. In a joint statement signed by prime minister, Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, S

By 2020, median age in India will be 28.1 years

In the next three years, the median age in India is projected to be 28.1 years, as compared to China (38.1 years), Japan (48.2 years) and USA (37.3 years), said a report of the standing committee o

US use of anti-dumping measures at WTO impacts India

 India is one of the countries most affected by the US’ use of anti-dumping (AD) measures at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a recent review of US’ trade policy reveals.

India, Japan to build Asia-Africa corridor to checkmate OBOR

While India and China are pitted against each other in South Asia and the Southeast Asian region, and the former’s refusal to participate in Beijing held summit on One Belt One Road (

Zen and the art of cityscaping

Kyoto, nicknamed the city of a thousand temples, and hence comparable to Kashi, or Varanasi, where I spent some of my formative years, is about 500 km from its anagrammatical cousin, Tokyo. But the

Between chaos and Kashi

Ganga ke jal mein apni ek taang par khada hai yeh shehar apni duusri taang se bilkul bekhabar  – Hindi critic an

‘The sense of preserving heritage is missing’

It’s said that to see as much of life as India can show, all one needs to do is visit Varanasi. The city, often called India’s cultural capital, has recorded continuous settleme

BHEL ties up with Japanese firm to make steel coaches

  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has entered into a Technology Collaboration Agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), Japan for the manufacture of stainless steel coaches

Why is Suresh Prabhu not attending office?

 Ever since the railway minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign to prime minister Narendra Modi following two derailments in Uttar Pradesh, top officials at the Rail Bhavan appear to be in a

India, Japan to write Africa’s growth story

September 13 promises to be a busy day in the diplomatic calendar with two back-to-back events of high developmental and strategic importance for India. First, prime minister Narendra Modi and his

US secretary of state and defence secretary to visit India

Bilateral engagement between New Delhi and Tokyo would receive a fillip when Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe lands in India for a three-day visit from September 13. Although, he is coming here f

Can India’s bullet train meet the new deadline?

 Will you be able to take a bullet train in 2022? New railway minister Piyush Goyal is confident that the new deadline will be met, but experts are not so sure. The national high spe

Foundation stone laid for India’s first bullet train project

 Foundation stone of the 508 km long Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project was jointly laid by prime minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday at Sabarmati

India-Japan bilateral trade doubled in 2012-13 from 2006-07

The negative or slow growth in trade with Japan is a matter of concern for India in view of the fact that there is high potential for faster progress on goods and services trade, noted the Indian

Will UNSC be able to rein in North Korea?

Will the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) be able to rein in North Korea? Is China using North Korea as a pawn in its on-going tussle with the US? In either case, as per diploma

Biting the bullet train

If all goes well, India’s first high-speed train would zip by in  December 2023. In fact, railways minister Piyush Goyal is even confident that the 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rai

Why bullet trains are unsuitable for India

Many will be surprised to know that 80 years ago, trains ran at a faster speed in North America and Western Europe than in India today. On the shorter distances (up to 500 km), daytime inter-city t

Senior railway officer Achal Khare on the bullet train roadmap

Achal Khare, MD, National High Speed Rail Corporation, is a man with big responsibility – of realising India’s dream of running a bullet train. In conversation with Vishwas Dass, Kh

India to raise terrorism issue in back-to-back trilateral meets

This is a crucial month for India’s foreign policy makers as two back-to-back trilateral meetings, one at the ministerial level and another at the foreign secretary level, are going to be hel

Work begins on India’s first undersea rail tunnel

The bullet train, the big-ticket headline-grabbing project now firmly under way, includes an engineering marvel: the country’s first undersea rail tunnel. It will come up just north of Mumb

Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train will have some unreserved seats too

The Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train will have a few general category seats in order to accommodate people who do not have reservation, says Achal Khare, managing director of the National High Speed R

Can we shape the impossible?

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is hosting the first Sustainable Development Summit in Tokyo on July 10 this year. Policymakers,  corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and h

India beats Japan to become world’s second largest steel producer

Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has India has become the second largest producer of steel in the world leaving behind Japan and the USA.   He said when comparing

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