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Prime Minister dedicates Rs 33,000 crore projects in Begusarai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a host of developmental projects at Ulao airport in Begusarai, Bihar. Modi said these projects will fuel the progress of Bihar and the eastern states. He said that Bihar had the potential to play a pi

IOCL finalises term contract for import of US crude oil grades

IndianOil Corporation has finalised a term contract for import of up to three MMT (million metric tonnes) of crude oil of US origin grades to diversify term crude sources in 2019-20 fiscal. The enterprise has finalised the contact on February 15

Portrait of a scholar-activist as a young student

[Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, scholar and dalit activist, has penned his autobiography which is more than just the life-story of an individual but promises to become a document for a generation and a community. We reproduce below an excerpt, with t

Vande Bharat halts midway near Tundla

In a major embarrassment to the railways, the much touted Vande Bharat Express developed a technical snag at Chamraula, 15 kms from Tundla junction.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train on Friday from New Delhi

PM flags off India’s first semi high-speed train

Indian Railways entered a new era as prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the country’s first semi high-speed train, Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station. The new train is also seen as a success stor

Happily working away!

There’s no dearth of self-help books. They come in a multitude of single-topic and hybrid varieties: habit change, management, habit change in management, spirituality, spirituality in management...you get the drift. Happiness at Work: Mindf

Budget and Modi’s ‘neo middle class’ strategy for elections

Those who have gained the most from the latest budget are the ones who are going to have the most crucial impact on the Lok Sabha election results. Who are they? They are hiding in plain sight. They have come to work in metros and cities, probably

Gandhi’s essence

For a novice reader, MK Gandhi presents a formidable challenge. The starting point is usually the a

Missing: The woman farmer

Land rights structurally escape women. This is a fundamental issue in understanding why women’s work as farmers is largely invisible. However, the large-scale migration of men towards pursuing other non-farm employment opportunities due to t

Constitutional morality is rooted in the constitution: Justice DY Chandrachud

There is a huge social prejudice and discrimination in society both in law and beyond law and the path to change society is a difficult process. "It is bound to take time and requires wider social partnership,” said Justice Dhananjay Ch

Even with sufficient funds, several projects under MCGM delayed: Report

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) presented the budget for the FY 2017-18 which have highlighted current state of financial management. A report released by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy has provided an o

6 percent reduction in tobacco use in India: GATS 2

Tobacco consumption in India has decreased by 6 percent among the adult population. As per the latest GATS 2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey), tobacco consumption among adults aged 15 and above has come down from 34.6 percent in 2009-2010 (GATS1) to

Centre approves plan for setting up 12,000 MW solar PV power projects

The centre has approved the ministry of new and renewable energy’s proposal for implementation of the central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) scheme phase two for setting up 12,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects

PM lays foundation stone for high and low voltage sub-stations in Arunachal Pradesh

Foundation stone for seven extra high voltage (EHV) sub-stations and 24 low tension (LT) sub-stations was recently laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The project aims to meet the national objectives of affordabl

EIL inks a pact with Mongolia for consultancy for oil refinery

An agreement was inked between the ministry of petroleum and natural gas’s PSU Engineers India Ltd and the Government of Mongolia through Mongol Refinery, state owned LLC on the sidelines of PETROTECH-2019 event in Greater Noida. &

PM commissions Srinagar-Alusteng -Drass-Kargil –Leh transmission line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 220 kV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil – Leh transmission system to the nation to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Ladakh round the year. The move would give a fillip to the tourism sector and en

Indian Railways receives 8.74 lakh tonnes of rail from SAIL

State-run SAIL supplied 8.74 lakh tonnes of rail to Indian Railways against the demand of 11.45 lakh tonnes by the national transporter in 2017-18 fiscal.   The information was given by minister of state for steel Vishnu

BHEL clinches Rs 350 crore order for railway line electrification

Maharatna enterprise, BHEL has now forayed into the field of track electrification.   BHEL said that against stiff international competitive bidding, it has bagged an order for electrification of 440 track kilometers (TK

It’s time for Ola, Uber to come to Goa

Famous for its scenic beaches and a blend of Indo-Portuguese culture, Goa is a favourite destination for tourists – Indians and foreigners alike. But the state which draws so many tourists every year offers a dismal transportation facility.

Interview with a changemaker

On first meeting Rokeya (name changed for confidentiality reasons) you wouldn’t take her for a fighter. She comes across as a shy, soft-spoken person. She is 24 years old now, stays in a village in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal w

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