Richa Sharma

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project hit by delays, court cases

While the Gujarat government told the high court that farmers were willing to give up their land, the Maharashtra government said it was trying to build a consensus on the matter.

9 hours ago

Land woes slow down Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

The proposed corridor traverses through small villages surrounded by paddy fields in Maharashtra and those falling under the fruit belt in south Gujarat.

9 hours ago

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project to hit wildlife sanctuaries, CRZ areas

The project needs diversion of over 80.43 hectares of forest land in the two states.

9 hours ago

Gir forest lions death: Activists to approach SC over delay in translocation

It is reported that eight lions died of lung and liver infection, a lioness died after preying on a poisoned boar and three cubs were killed in a fighting.

21 Sep 2018

Railways to carry out employee validation before generating salary bills

A major fraud in the disbursement of salaries and bills related to ghost employees was unearthed in the railways’ Delhi Division of Northern Zone in March this year.

19 Sep 2018

Nod to Kutch SEZ project despite presence of Olive Ridleys and Green Sea Turtles

The Expert Appraisal Committee has put riders that no groundwater shall be used at any stage of project and no pharma and chemical units/industries will be housed within the SEZ.

18 Sep 2018

Central Pollution Control Board seeks self-regulation, installation of emission monitoring systems

In a move to bring even non highly-polluting industries under its mechanism, the Central Pollution Control Board has recommended that they self regulate.

10 Sep 2018

Wi-Fi project: Railways to rope in government and private firms under CSR

The RailTel has entered into an agreement with the Mahataa Information India Private Limited (MIIPL) for providing Wi-Fi at A1 and A category stations.

09 Sep 2018

Section 377: Congress hails, other netas cautious

Other political parties like CPI (M), CPI and AAP limited themselves to single sentence responses.

06 Sep 2018

Unprecedented rains, not dams caused Kerala floods: Central Water Commission

The sources said that the report is based on analysis of dam-related data generated during the period of heavy rainfall.

06 Sep 2018

GM mustard impact on soil not to be studied

GM mustard has been developed by the Delhi University’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants.

04 Sep 2018

Putting safety as its top priority, Railways warn staff from committing errors

Listing out one such incident where the derailment happened due to an error by staff, Railway board said it shows that field officials are still resorting to shortcuts at worksites.

28 Aug 2018

Five years on, six states yet to decide on Ecologically Sensitive Areas

Identifying ecologically sensitive areas in Western Ghats remains a prickly issue.

26 Aug 2018

Concern as rising operational ratio throws Indian Railways off track

Top Railway officials expressed concerns over rising operating ratio and railways failing to operationalise non-fare revenue policies.

25 Aug 2018

Union ministry of environment and forests gives thumbs up to build bridge on one of the Andaman islands

The ministry issued a notification earlier this month amending the Islands Protection Zone Notification, 2011, permitting construction of two-lane bridge over Middle Strait to sin Andaman.

23 Aug 2018