Richa Sharma

Coalition government in Karnataka stable: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy

Days after breaking down in a party meeting over coalition government, Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy said that ally Congress has given him a free hand to run the government.

19 Jul 2018

RTI amendment bill to end insulation of CIC’s tenure and salary

A copy of the RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2018 circulated among members of Parliament on Tuesday drew widespread criticism from the opposition and activists alike.  

18 Jul 2018

Centre to launch flood warning system

Heavy rainfall in the ongoing monsoon season has already led to major flooding in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and other smaller cities like Udupi in Karnataka, as well as in rural areas.

15 Jul 2018

Ahead of 2019 elections, government plans to extend outreach to farmers

Aim is to take IMD’s agro-meteorological services to nearly half of 94 million farmer households before 2019 polls.

13 Jul 2018

Government mulls research equipment sharing policy to cut import cost

The Centre has decided to come up with a policy that allows sharing of equipment among various government agencies to ensure better utilisations.

12 Jul 2018

As CPI takes lead in stitching up ties, ‘Big brother’ CPI-M frowns

As the Opposition parties are discussing regional alliances to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the CPI is taking a lead in stitching  alliances with the Congress in several states.

01 Jul 2018

Centre planning to invite state heads, foreign dignitaries for Kumbh Mela 2019

To be held ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year, the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government are already working to make the 2019 Kumbh a mega event.

28 Jun 2018

Forest fires cause pollution worse than that in toxic cities, says NRSC study

NRSC) found that such high-magnitude events had the potential to destroy a wide variety of flora and fauna as the levels of pollution become higher than those in some highly polluted cities.

26 Jun 2018

Unregulated religious tourism in eco-sensitive Himalayan regions in Uttarakhand may invite disaster

The Char Dham pilgrimage sites reported around 20 lakh visitors last year, compared to a little over 14 lakh in 2016 and just 2.8 lakh in 2014.

24 Jun 2018

Kedarnath revisited

Five years after torrential rains and flash floods wreaked havoc in Uttarakhand, Richa Sharma returned to Kedarnath and found that no lessons have been learnt — rampant construction is underway withou

24 Jun 2018

Char Dham National Highway: A project that’s killing Mandakini river in Uttarakhand

Defying court orders and protests from environmentalists, construction waste from the Char Dham Highway Project in Uttarakhand continues to be dumped in river Mandakini.

24 Jun 2018

Keeping in mind 2019 poll, Opposition set for show of strength every month

The Opposition has planned to hold one such meeting every month, which is expected to be attended by all the Opposition party leaders as a “show of strength” and also work out regional alliances.

18 Jun 2018

Special cells to speed up Railways infrastructure projects

According to Railway Board officials, the idea was that large number of works require close coordination within a division, especially those relating to traffic facility.

18 Jun 2018

CPWD fails to submit environment compliance report for MPs building complex project

Building of fancy duplex flats to house Members of Parliament at North and South Avenue in the national capital seems stuck for now.

16 Jun 2018

Zonal railway told to 'surrender' posts to trim workforce

Northern Railway and Southern Railway have been asked to surrender 1,500 posts each, the highest among 16 zonal railways.

13 Jun 2018