Richa Sharma

Opposition vows to fight BJP, coalition throws gauntlet to BJP at Jantar Mantar

The opposition leaders attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for destroying all constitutional institutions and damaging the federal structure.

14 Feb 2019

Clean air, rivers and making country self-sufficient in food high on goverment priorities

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while presenting the interim budget on Friday, unveiled the government’s vision for the next decade, listing thereby ten important dimensions in 2030.  

02 Feb 2019

Kumbh Mela dip could be harmful, warn CPCB data

A holy dip in the Ganga during Kumbh Mela could be unsafe, as real-time monitoring data from the Central government show that the river’s water at Allahabad is not fit for drinking and bathing.

27 Jan 2019

Standard green nod norms now for 25 sectors

The NDA government has relaxed several green norms to expedite clearance processes in the last five years.

23 Jan 2019

Child malnutrition: Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand bear highest burden

The research by NITI Aayog experts found that child malnutrition was highly variable across parliamentary constituencies.

20 Jan 2019

Central government to prioritise river cleaning

The level and degree of treatment required can be decided depending on the categorization of the polluted river stretch,” the official added.

18 Jan 2019

Despite government efforts, trains still running late

The fall comes at a time when Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has issued directions to ensure that train runs on time.

14 Jan 2019

Alliance manager Chandrababu Naidu back at work in Delhi

Naidu also met NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and PDP’s Farooq Abdullah, among others.

09 Jan 2019

Extra day for pushing Bills irks Opposition

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 and the Citizen Amendment Bill, 2019 were introduced and passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday amidst protests.

09 Jan 2019

1.9 lakh premium train travellers opt for 'No food' option 

The ‘No Food’ option was launched for 74 premium trains in June 2016. Since then, according to a response to an RTI, over 40 lakh passengers had availed it till December 2018.

06 Jan 2019

Over 20000 hectares of forest land diverted but clearances get stuck

The proposals are examined and after due diligence the proposals are either approved or rejected within the framework of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and its supporting rules and guidelines.

05 Jan 2019

Indian Railways rethinking launch of semi-high speed?

There has been thinking that making huge investments to increase speed will not make any big difference, said a senior board official.

29 Dec 2018

Ardh Kumbh Mela: States to ensure pollution-free Ganga river

There will be no discharge of effluents into the Ganga and its tributaries from grossly polluting units — distillery, sugar, pulp and paper and textile during the mela, said the CPCB order.

26 Dec 2018

Assam, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir and other Himalayan states stare at climate risk

The Himalayas are the largest and tallest mountain range in the world, bordering 8 countries and covering an area of about 43 lakh sq km.

24 Dec 2018

Land acquisition, cost overrun hurt Railways’ track plan

Railway Board had issued policy guidelines last year regarding new line, gauge conversion and doubling.

17 Dec 2018