Richa Sharma

Unfair train fares push passengers skyward

analysis by the Ministry of Railways has found that basic facilities provided to passengers travelling by premium trains are below par.

26 Mar 2017

Not a single good air day in two years

As per the AQI data recorded in Delhi from May 1, 2015 to March 17, 2017, there were ‘zero’ good air quality days of the total of 665 days.

26 Mar 2017

Information commission hauled up for not filling posts

The Central government claims to have focused on ensuring transparency in governance and official schemes, but it has neglected appointments in the Central Information Commission (CIC), one of the bod

19 Mar 2017

IITs do all but research in engineering

The great Indian IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) dream may be losing its charm.

19 Mar 2017

Ganga mission itself needs cleaning

After three years of extensive planning for cleaning the Ganga, budget allocation of `20,000 crore and implementation of work monitored by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central government is

05 Mar 2017

Few takers for online setup against trolling

A mechanism set up by the government in July 2016 to check online trolling and stalking has received only 60 complaints on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.

05 Mar 2017

Study impact of transportation through national waterways on dolphins: Panel of Environment ministry

Panel of the environment ministry has called for monitoring noise levels due to water traffic and its impact on the dolphins.

28 Feb 2017

Expo to showcase ganga’s rich heritage

The National Museum is collecting exhibits that depict the river as ‘Goddess Ganga’.

19 Feb 2017

PM miffed with railways for not working on crowdsourced ideas

Narendra Modi has pulled up railways for making no progress on ideas received during the Rail Vikas Shivir last year.

12 Feb 2017

‘We need dynamic fares in both sleeper, premium classes’

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu talks on the need for dynamic fare system, enhancing passenger safety and improving railway finances.

12 Feb 2017

The great drunken driving con

Chances are that the breathalyzer test that the traffic constable subjected you to might have read wrong alcohol content in your blood

12 Feb 2017

Private agency to decide government scientists promotions

Anil Madhav Dave will hire an outside agency or consultant to draft and implement a policy to assess scientists' suitability for promotion.

05 Feb 2017

Railways to get own investigators

The Ministry faces heat for the spurt in derailment incidents in the past three months

05 Feb 2017

Work on first water connectivity project on Yamuna to start soon: Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has spoken to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about work on Delhi-Agra water connectivity on Yamuna.

05 Feb 2017

Law commission has no mandate for consultation on Uniform Civil Code: JD(U)

Yadav said that it is beyond Commission’s mandate as the Constitution provides for moving towards such step only when there is a consensus.

03 Feb 2017