Over 70 per cent owners agree to give land for Jewar airport

NEW DELHI: Over 200 land owners in Jewar agreed Saturday to give their lands for a proposed international airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, taking the overall consent of affected families to 71 per cent, local MLA Dhirendra Singh said. According to the provisions of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation […]

Karnataka cuts fuel prices by Rs 2 per litre

KALBURGI: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday announced the coalition government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre. The announcement comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu […]

Hybrid vehicles crucial for future mobility: Niti Aayog member

NEW DELHI: Hybrid vehicles should be considered as key aspect in India’s journey to future mobility, Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat said Sunday. Moving towards electric vehicles directly from internal combustion engine (ICE) need proper infrastructure, and it will take time, Saraswat further said. Introduction of EV technology should begin with two-wheelers and three-wheelers […]

Nabard approves Rs 65,635 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects

NEW DELHI: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has approved Rs 65,634.93 crore loan so far to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under the government’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), its chairman H K Bhanwala said. The Nabard is funding the central and state share of 99 prioritised irrigation projects […]

20 lakh people join modified JanDhan scheme, total account holders 32.61 crore

NEW DELHI: As many as 20 lakh people have joined the modified Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), taking the total number of account holders in the flagship financial inclusion programme to 32.61 crore as on September 5, according to finance ministry data. The government earlier this month relaunched PMJDY as an open-ended scheme with […]

Mamata Banerjee leaves for 12-day trip to Germany, Italy

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday left for a 12-day trip to Germany and Italy to attract more investments to the state. Banerjee, accompanied by Finance Minister Amit Mitra, Finance Secretary H K Dwivedi and Chief Secretary Malay Dey, left for Frankfurt and Milan at around 9.45 am, official sources said. The […]

Enforcement Directorate chargesheets Pearls Group in Rs 45,000 crore ponzi scam

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a charge- sheet against Pearls Group and its chief Nirmal Singh Bhangoo in connection with a ponzi scam involving over Rs 48,000 crore. Apart from Bhangoo, who is in judicial custody, three of his colleagues and several of his commission agents have also been named in […]

Centre to establish web-based ‘knowledge lab’ to share technologies for affordable housing

NEW DELHI: To meet its vision of housing for all by 2022, the government will launch an online knowledge lab for states and union territories, detailing ways to execute affordable housing projects through new technologies and innovative designs. According to the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry, the laboratory will act as a source of […]

Supreme Court of India appoints NBCC to construct stalled projects of Amrapali Group

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday appointed state-run NBCC to develop the stalled projects of the Amrapali Group and directed the Debts Recovery Tribunal to sell the unencumbered commercial properties of the real estate firm. The top court directed the opening of an escrow account in the apex court in which the […]

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