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NHAI remove hurdles for faster execution of projects; rolls out up to Rs.10 lacs per project

In order to ensure faster execution of projects, National Highways Authority of India has delegated powers to its Regional Officers for hiring of equipment and laborers up to Rs.10 lacs per project, to demolish structures that fall within the right-of-way of the project. As some of the contracts had no provision for demolition of such structures, there would often be protracted correspondence between the contractors, Project Directors and NHAI headquarters before these could be removed, often leading ..

NCC girls’ expedition 2016 to Mt Everest in full swing; scheduled to reach peak in mid May

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) Girls Expedition to Mt Everest that was flagged-off by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on 09 Mar 2016 reached the base camp of Everest in Nepal on 21 Apr 2016. The team led by Col Gaurav Karki had reached Kathmandu on 31 Mar 2016. The ten girls, scheduled to summit the peak between 15 May to 25 May 2016 tracked for 156 kilometres of tough terrain from Jiri to reach the Everest Base Camp...

Study reveals that around 45% of total Indian coastline is affected by varying degrees of erosion

As per data base compiled by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the year of 2005, around 23% of the Indian coastline is affected by varying degrees of erosion. A Shoreline Change Atlas of the Indian Coast prepared by the Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmadabad in association with the Central Water Commission in May, 2014, indicates that around 45% of the total coastline is under erosion, around 35.7% of coastline is under accretion and rest (18.79%) is under stable category...

Supreme Court to hear Centre's petition today in connection with Uttarakhand crisis

The Supreme Court will today hear Centre's petition challenging the Nainital High Court order quashing imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand. An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, had on April 27, directed to continue the President's rule for the while. Posting the matter for further hearing today, it had extended the stay on the high court's order quashing the central rule in Uttarakhand...

Campaigning of sixth and final phase of West Bengal assembly elections to end today

Campaigning for the sixth and final phase of assembly elections in West Bengal will end today. Under the final phase, 25 Assembly seats including 16 in Purba Medinipur and 9 in Coochbehar districts will go to polls on Thursday. Top leaders of various parties campaigned in Coochbehar including TMC leaders Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy, BJP’s Shah Nawaz Hussain and CPI-M MP Mohammad Salim. Today, Mr. Hussain among other senior leaders will continue their campaign meetings in Coochebehar...

Centre to link Bhima and Manjara rivers for tackling long lived droughts in Marathwada

To overcome the prolonged water crisis in drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Government has decided upon linking Bhima and Manjara rivers said MoS for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat in Rajya Sabha. Also under the MGNREGA act water conservation and water harvesting structures to augment ground water constitute a special focus area for MGNREGA works. "The long-term measures in Marathawada, include interlinking of Bhima and Manjara rivers," he said...

MoU signed to boost the scenic beauty of Andaman and Nicobar islands

Andaman and Nicobar islands will be promoted internationally to attract tourists and investment with the signing of a MoU between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Union Territory administration today. "Today, it’s very historic and important that we have signed this MoU with the Andaman-Nicobar administration to ensure that the sides come together to coordinate, collaborate, optimise efforts in enhancing international profile of the islands as it seeks to attract tourists, investment..

Teenage boy face ‘selfie death’ while clicking photo with revolver on his head

In a shocking incident at Pathankot in Punjab state, a 15 year old boy died after he accidently shot himself in the head while taking a selfie with his father revolver. The incident happened on Friday and boy named Ramandeep Singh was admitted at a hospital in Ludhiana. After suffering for three days, he succumbed to his injury on Sunday. Police are currently treating the matter as an accident. However, they plan to take action against the father for allowing his son access to weapon. The incident occurre..

Four dead and six injured after a crude bomb went off in Malda district of West Bengal

After a terrifying crude bomb went off at Malda district of West Bengal on Sunday night, four people died and six others were injured. The blast took place last night at around 11.30 when the deceased and the injured were making crude bombs at a house in Malda district's Baishnabnagar when accidentally one such bomb went off. Last night, when the high intensity bomb exploded, it created a sound and shook the entire area...

Aadhaar card downloads cross 40 crore mark; average rate is 6 lakh per day

Aadhaar card downloading has crossed 40 crore after the usage of Aadhaar as Proof of Identity and also as Proof of Address by service providers and the ease with which the residents can download Aadhaar from UIDAI website. The number of people downloading Aadhaar on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website is on the rise with the number of average downloads per day of Aadhaar at 6 lakh. As on date, Aadhaar downloads have crossed 40 crore...

Government to speed up development projects in Varanasi to make it ‘Open Defecation Free’

After a two hour review meeting in Varanasi between Ministry of Urban Development secretary Rajiv Gauba and UP officials on Monday, various development projects in the city were reviewed. The ministry took decision to speed up execution of various projects to ensure sanitation and water supply in Varanasi with all the stakeholder agencies taking necessary actions in a time bound manner. Rajiv Gauba impressed upon the state government officials for speedy and concerted efforts to make Varanasi ‘Open Defecati..

Bomb attack targets police headquarter in Turkey, 2 policemen killed; 22 others injured

In a terrifying incident, a bomb attack targeted at police headquarters in Turkey’s southeastern city of Gaziantep on Sunday killed two policemen while 22 other were injured. The attack was carried out by the militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK).An explosive led vehicle blew up next to the safety barriers at the entrance of the city’s main police station causing the explosion. Two cars entered the area with assailants firing automatic weapons and police responding to the attack. One of ..

Nigerian Army discovers Boko Haram’s bomb factory in Ngala town in North East Nigeria

The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters of Nigeria, Sani Usman, state that soldiers from the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory in Ngala town, North East Nigeria that made Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Usman, a Colonel, said the insurgents continued to use IEDs to attack civilians and soldiers despite being losing the battle...