Richa Sharma

Railways reviewing stalled projects worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore announced during UPA regime

Railway Minister Piysuh Goyal has directed the Railway Board to decide the fate of these projects for they have become a financial burden on the cash strapped Railways.

9 hours ago

Choked by smog, Thai ambassador seeks ‘hardship post’ tag for Delhi

The Royal Thai embassy has sought the “hardship post” tag on staff appointments in New Delhi after the severe spike in the city’s pollution levels over the past week.

16 Nov 2017

 Now onus on states to ensure land transfer for rail projects 

With nearly 500 projects worth Rs 4 lakh crore delayed, the railways has decided that no new project will be taken up from now on until states give written commitments regarding transfer of land.

15 Nov 2017

Ensure comprehensive scrutiny for projects seeking green approvals: MoEF

The directives call for revalidation of data with respect of grant of environment clearance on regular basis.

12 Nov 2017

No hospitality by private firms to government officials, says Finance Ministry

Red flagging hospitality by private firms to government officials, the Ministry of Finance has pulled up the Ministry of Railways on certain contract clauses with a private firm.

12 Nov 2017

Anupam Kher: Credentials, not proximity to BJP led to my appointment as FTII chairman

In an interview with New Sunday Express, actor Anupam Kher says his appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India’s new chairman is all because of the work he has done.

12 Nov 2017

Indian engineering students pick fat pay over becoming entrepreneurs

A study by the Department of Science and Technology has found that only 12 per cent of students have a high intention towards starting their own businesses.

12 Nov 2017

Noise levels higher than normal in 85 per cent of places monitored in seven metro cities 

Study by pollution control board finds that no spot in commercial or residential areas meet noise standards; calls for expediting noise abatement initiatives

20 Oct 2017

Territorial Army battalion for Ganga clean-up stares at return to barracks

A Territorial Army battalion raised as the Ganga Task Force to help check pollution in the river faces the prospect of packing its bags and returning to the barracks as the National Mission for Clean.

18 Oct 2017

Dokalam standoff may have derailed new railway projects

Despite repeated emails to the Chinese company handling the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru section, there has been no response for six months.

16 Oct 2017

National Wildlife Plan bats for cultural practices like Jallikattu

Emphasizing to draw a comprehensive strategy to tackle human-wildlife conflict, the plan calls to “consider and address human practices that promote conflict as well as include traditions.

16 Oct 2017

Tejas Express food poisoning: Food quality was satisfactory, says Railways inquiry report

An inquiry report on the food poisoning incident on-board the Tejas Express train has found no problem with the food quality.

16 Oct 2017

MPs Shun Eco-friendly Buses, Prefer SUVs

From environmentalists and the National Green Tribunal to the Supreme Court, the increasing air pollution in the country, particularly in Delhi, has become a matter of huge concern. But not so with me

15 Oct 2017

MPs shun battery-operated government buses, prefer SUVs

Environment-friendly battery-operated buses are lying unused at Union Transport Ministry HQ

15 Oct 2017

Townships with gym, club must pay water fee

People and industries may soon have to pay a water conservation fee besides their water bill, with the Centre proposing a charge on extraction of ground water.

14 Oct 2017