North-South corridor of Lucknow metro to become operational by February

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Metro on Wednesday successfully completed a trial run on the remaining section of its North-South corridor and it is likely to become operational by February, two months ahead of the April deadline. “We today completed the successful trial run of the remaining section of the North-South corridor. The work is likely to […]

Bombay High Court restrains SEBI from auctioning Pancard Clubs’ properties

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court in an interim order on Wednesday restrained the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from auctioning off private properties of the Pancard Clubs, a company. A bench of justices B P Dharmadhikari and Revati Mohite-Dere also directed the SEBI to file its reply to a petition filed by the […]

Punjab and Haryana High Court stays Dhingra Commission report on Gurugram land scam

NEW DELHI: In a relief to former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the report of the Justice Dhingra Commission of Inquiry into the land scam in Gurugram. A division bench, which saw the sealed copy of the report, said that the Commission’s […]

Amaravati Development Partners commences development of the Welcome Gallery

NEW DELHI: Amaravati Development Partners (ADP), the joint venture between Singapore Amaravati Investment Holdings (SAIH) and Amaravati Development Corporation, have announced that it will commence development of an exhibition-cum-community centre called the “Welcome Gallery” within the Amaravati Capital City Start-Up Area in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. SAIH is a wholly-owned joint venture company […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates Rs. 2900 crore projects in Agra

NEW DELHI: Giving a major push to develop and enhance Tourism infrastructure in Agra, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a series of development projects worth Rs. 2900 crore for the Agra city and the adjoining areas. The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, Gangajal project, which will provide Agra with better and more assured […]

IRCTC offering free Rs 50 lakh travel insurance with flight ticket

NEW DELHI: Air passengers can now avail free-of-cost travel insurance of Rs 50 lakh if they book their tickets through the IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of the railways, an official statement said. This facility will be available for passengers irrespective of the class of tickets and for both domestic and international flights. The […]

Alok Verma revokes transfer orders issued by Nageswara Rao

NEW DELHI: Hours after re-joining office after nearly two-and-half months, CBI Director Alok Verma on Wednesday revoked most of the transfer orders issued by agency’s interim chief M. Nageswara Rao. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director’s order came a day after the Supreme Court reinstated him as the agency’s head, though with limited powers. […]

Donald Trump demands USD 5.7 billion funding for USA-Mexico border wall

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked the Democrats to allocate a whopping USD 5.7 billion funding for his controversial USA-Mexico border wall plan to halt a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” and cited the cold-blooded murder of an Indian-origin police officer by an illegal immigrant to implement his signature campaign […]

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