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Dams or time bombs?

Kerala is limping back to normal after the devastating floods that wreaked havoc in the state prompting red alert in all 14 of its districts. While the rescue activities and immediate relief are now a thing of the past, the state is struggl

The imprint of the Gurjara Pratiharas

On August 16, when the country lost its beloved former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a nondescript village, 70 km from Agra, came into the limelight. Bateshwar, the ancestral village of Vajpayee, is situated along the notorious Chambal ravi

India’s balancing act with China

On the first day of his August 19-20 visit to India, when Japanese defence minister Itsunori Onodera held talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, several defence and strategic-related issues had cropped up in their annual talks. But

Outlaws no longer

The supreme court has decriminalised homosexuality by declaring that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code will no longer apply. This has meant a lot to the community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and queers (LGBTQs). With the law aga

AAI to prepare development plan for Sri Lanka’s Palaly airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), the regulatory body, has inked a pact with the ministry of external affairs to prepare a detailed project report for development of Palaly airport in Sri Lanka. The aviation PSU wants to foray

Academic session for first batch at ICT - IOCL Bhubaneswar campus inaugurated

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated the academic session of the first batch of five-year integrated M Tech course in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITC) - IndianOil Bhubaneswar campus.

BHEL rolls out first electric loco for railways

BHEL has manufactured its first 6,000 HP electric locomotive (type WAG-9H) for Indian Railways. The enterprise says that it has forayed into the transportation sector with the flagging off of its first electric locomotive. The loco

Making sense of the freakonomy

That there is a debate about the state of the economy today is neither surprising nor undesirable. Varying motivations may drive those questioning the government’s record on the economic front and there will always be those who will harbour

Syska to invest $30 mn in Noida

With the luminary launch of Samsung factory in Noida, the city has become a major attraction to companies for setting up their manufacturing hubs. Syska primarily known for its lighting products is setting up a factory is going to invest approx 20

IRCTC website modernised, new technologies adopted, says Indian Railways

Indian Railways has claimed that a number of modern technologies have been adopted by the national transporter to improve services and better passenger experience for rail users. It said that IRCTC website’s capacity has been

BEL order book exceeds Rs 50,000 crore landmark

Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd’s (BEL) order book has crossed the mark of Rs 50,000 crore for the first time after it bagged Rs 9,200 crore-order for supply of seven long range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) systems. BEL e

LCA Tejas’s maiden mid-air refuelling successful

In a major development, the light combat aircraft (Tejas LSP8) built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has successfully completed the wet (actual) engagement by transferring 1900 kgs fuel from Indian Air Force’s IL78 mid-air refueling tanke

Implementation of Nair Committee report a must for banking reforms, says Ex- RBI Dy Governor

Recalling his thoughts at the Governance Now 1st India Banking Conclave in 2016, when former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor, SS Mundra had said banking sector reform is a journey and not destination and later at the second edition of the co

Dredging Corporation declares 20% dividend for 2017-18 FY

The Dredging Corporation of India has declared 20 per cent dividend on the paid up capital of Rs 28 crore for 2017-18 FY.   A cheque of Rs 4.11 crore was handed over to minister of shipping, road transport & highways

Empowering citizens is better than entitlements

Is nature more than just good and evil? Is civilisation bad? Does nature perpetuate inequality? Does civilisation perpetuate inequality? These questions have been debated by philosophers since the very beginning. Modern philosophers like Jean-Ja

Gaslighting: Decoding Rahul’s falsehoods against Modi & RSS

Demagoguery is elemental to politics. But the use of lies, rather patent lies, as an instrument of politics is a new trend. In the age of social media lies peddled with confidence acquire features of truth for the masses. This manip

E-vehicle chargers inaugurated in Udyog Bhawan

Two e-vehicle charging stations, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC), were recently inaugurated by minister of heavy industries and public enterprises Anant Geete at Udyog Bhawan.   Eight char

Sports policy unveiled for steel PSUs to promote sports

Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has unveiled the corporate sports policy for ministry of steel’s central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to provide a framework for promotion of sports.   Singh said that s

Bangladesh Coast Guard DG evinces interest in GSL products

Bangladesh Coast Guard’s director general Rear Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury recently paid a visit to Goa Shipyard Limited.   GSL CMD Rear Admiral (Retd) Shekhar Mital briefed the DG about various shipbuilding, ship

Organic or not, agriculture should be sustainable

The ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare had recently organised a seminar, ‘Agriculture 2022: Doubling Farmers Income’, where over 300 top minds from the government, academia, industry, NGOs and most importantly representative

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