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Swalia BibiUjjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG

On the evening of March 31, 2017, when Swalia Bibi returned home after working as a house help, she sees officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited waiting at her doorstep. They had come to her dingy two-room house in Bhubaneswar’s Sikharchandi slum to tell the bewildered Swalia that she …

Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people, not governments which make the nation

If you ask Indians what sort of India they want, almost all will said they want a powerful and prosperous one. The most powerful nation on the globe is the United States of America, which is also one of the most prosperous. It has an economy 10 times the size of India’s and it has …

Delhi air quality to remain ‘severe’ till Saturday

Delhi’s air quality would remain in the hard category till Saturday and the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighboring states, government-run agency SAFAR said on Friday. Delhi’s air quality lits “significant” improvement as compared to Thursday when it went off the …

130 Km Of Roads Constructed Daily Under Government

An average 130 km of roads are being constructed every day under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the highest in the last seven years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari claimed today. Mr Gadkari said in Lok Sabha that the central government has taken a decision to speed up the execution of PMGSY to substantially …

Capable Players Should Get Government

Thanking the government for giving a helping hand to the country’s top sportspersons, India’s champion shuttler Saina Nehwal hopes the establishment will now put its weight behind upcoming talents striving to make a mark globally. (Saina Gets Rs. 25 Lakh From Sports Ministry) Asked if the government can try helping those who are starting to …

National Agriculture Market (NAM)

National Agriculture Market (NAM) is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to make a unified national market for agricultural commodities. The NAM Portal gives a single window service for all APMC related information and services. This covers commodity arrivals & prices, buy & sell trade offers, provision to respond to trade …

scheme for promotion of academic and research collaboration

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekarset up the web portal of the Scheme “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)” in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that SPARC scheme focuses at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian …

Soil Health Card

Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of India’s scheme encouraged by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. It is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture of all the State and Union Territory Governments. An SHC is meant to provide each farmer soil nutrient status of …

RBL Bank plans to go for a ‘selective’ approach to finance highway projects

At a time when big banks are shying away from the infrastructure sector, private-sector lender RBL Bank is eyeing highway projects with plans to make selective financing. “We are just about starting to take baby steps into some selective project financing. So, we are looking at roads where there is guaranteed by the National Highways …

A speed boat passes by oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar

Decks have been cleared for India to commence operating the Chabahar port in Iran by the end of November after the US granted exemptions to the port from the sanctions it had imposed on the Persian Gulf nation from Sunday. “We are targeting to commence operations at Chabahar by the end of the month,” a …

Bullet train project to leave no stone unturned to conserve trees on route

Before flagging off Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the country needs to prominently display this disclaimer — ‘‘No tree has been cut in the making of this bullet train.’’ But to make this ambitious claim, the country may have to uproot and replant 60,000 trees. This is the number of trees …

CPWD - Central Public Works Department

CPWD came into existence in July 1854 when Lord Dalhousie set up a central agency for execution of public works and set up Ajmer Provincial Division. By the professional expertise in disciplines including Architecture, Engineering, Project Management coupled with comprehensive experience in building construction and maintenance CPWD has been working in the nation for last …