roads and bridges

Rain, cloudburst killed 26 in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 26 people have died in heavy rains and cloudbursts in Himachal Pradesh triggered by the southwest monsoon, which reached the state July 5, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US to unlock unspent infrastructure funds


August 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The Obama administration moved Friday to boost construction jobs by making more than $470 million in unspent infrastructure funds available to state governments.The move to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bahuguna surveys damage in Uttarakhand, offers more relief


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Thursday announced additional compensation for people whose houses were destroyed by the heavy rains and landslides in the state in the ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himachal assembly passes 2012-13 budget


March 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday passed the general budget for fiscal 2012-13 and related appropriation bill, authorising the government to spend Rs.21,738.32 crore from the consolidated ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese intrusion: Dhumal writes to Manmohan Singh


March 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over repeated Chinese incursions into Indian territory."Long-range missiles on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tamil Nadu to sign MoUs with Japanese firms: Jayalalithaa


February 12th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday said her government would soon sign Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with a couple of Japanese companies willing to invest ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu approves second phase of outer ring road


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has approved the second phase of the Chennai outer ring road project involving the building of a 32-km road at an outlay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tamil Nadu to strengthen roads for Toshiba JSW Turbine’s project


January 12th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to strengthen the bridges and the roads connecting power equipment major Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt Ltd's plant and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Biden presses Congress to pass Obama’s jobs bill


November 5th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden Saturday urged Congress to pass President Barack Obama's jobs bill "to strengthen the US economy and create jobs".In a weekly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CWG infrastructure: The flip side (To go with ‘Zipping through flyovers, Metro’)


September 30th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The 2010 Commonwealth Games spurred infrastructure development at a rapid pace, but a post-event audit laid bare a host of glitches, including shoddy quality standards ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Zipping through flyovers, Metro: Delhi reaps CWG legacy (Year after CWG)


September 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Sleek low-floor buses, a well-equipped bus depot, elevated corridors, numerous flyovers and massive streetscaping...the infrastructural facelift in the run up to India's biggest sporting event, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

No Indian injured in Kabul attack


September 13th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kabul, Sep 13 (IANS) India Tuesday condemned the attack by militants near the US embassy in Kabul and clarified that no Indian has been injured."India strongly condemns the incident. ... Read more...

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US East Coast recovering from Irene’s deadly punch (Lead)


August 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Fizzling out from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, Irene Monday left at least 21 dead across eight states and impacted millions on the US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Floods trigger epidemic fears in Meghalaya


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 22 (IANS) Health authorities in flood-ravaged Garo Hills region of Meghalaya Monday said they feared an epidemic once the floodwaters recede if precautions are not taken."We are ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ecology, India and Koran on the bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The books on the shelf this weekend are meaningful and thought-provoking -- encompassing a return to roots, be it the hometown or the country -- ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

From streetscaping to lights - CAG slams Delhi government


August 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday slammed the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government in its voluminous report on all counts -- from streetscaping ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dikshit nailed by CAG, opposition demands resignation (Third Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government was Friday indicted by the government auditor for various irregularities during the Commonwealth Games (CWG), but the chief minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maoists set ablaze construction machine in Orissa


July 5th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) Maoist rebels Tuesday set ablaze a construction machine in Orissa's Malkangiri district after a contractor resumed road work despite their objection, police said.About 20-30 armed guerrillas ... Read more...

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Mass grave found in Syria


June 13th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 12 (IANS) Syrian army troops Sunday discovered a mass grave near a security detachment in the violence-hit area of Jisr al-Shughour, eyewitnesses told Xinhua.The mass grave is believed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Myanmar earthquake collapsed Baptist church, killing 25


May 25th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- The powerful earthquake that struck eastern Myanmar (Burma) in March destroyed a Baptist church in which more than 200 people were praying, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pak assures ADB of employing anti-corruption measures for $650mn flood project loan


April 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan has assured the Asian Development Bank (ADB) of the implementation of all applicable policies and procedures of the bank- including its anti-corruption measures- for obtaining a 650-million-dollar loan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

ADB approves 650-mn-dollar loan to help Pakistan rebuild flood-hit infrastructure


March 31st, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 650-million-dollar emergency assistance loan to help Pakistan rebuild its vital infrastructure that was destroyed during last year's unprecedented floods.The ADB's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russia calls for end to ‘indiscriminate use of force’ in Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russia on Sunday called on western nations taking part in military operations against Libya to stop the 'indiscriminate use of force', saying the attacks have killed civilians."According to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

C.P. Joshi meets Malaysian Deputy PM


March 10th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Dr. C.P. Joshi today met Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd. Yassin.During the meeting, both sides stressed the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earmark ban puts local projects on hold


February 8th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Congress last week banned earmark, many citizens didn’t figure out what impact it will have on their daily lives.Most politicians and members of the public were ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

UAE launches $100 mn project for Pakistan’s flood hit


January 14th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday launched a $100 million project for assisting Pakistan's flood affected people.The project, which will help in reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Bank gives $220 mn aid to flood-hit Bihar (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Bank Wednesday signed a $220 million reconstruction aid agreement with the Bihar government to rebuild the flood-affected areas of the state with new bridges, roads and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek (Lead)


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic services, would ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Urban development funds based on states’ performance: Montek


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The central government Friday said that funds under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), to fast track planned development of urban infrastructure and basic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Donors urge Pak to implement “painful” reforms for additional resource mobilisation


November 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Donors and development partners of Pakistan have made it clear that they would provide help to Pakistan if there was a consensus between the federal and provincial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Himachal seeks Rs.1,793.37 crore


November 10th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 10 (IANS) Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh have damaged roads and bridges that would need Rs.1,793.37 crore for repairs, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday.He was talking to the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nitish Kumar vows to seize property of corrupt


October 25th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) He is promising to develop Bihar. And at rally after rally, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is also vowing to send to jail the corrupt and seize ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi plans to take over roads angers MCD


October 20th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Delhi government's move to take over the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) roads in outer Delhi has so angered the civic body that its councillors have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Incessant rainfall hampering preparations for CWG, says Delhi CM


September 21st, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday expressing concern over the delay in finishing of infrastructural projects for the 2010 Commonwealth Games said the incessant rainfall in ... Read more...

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