Poverty Rate In India Reduced To Half between 2005-16: UN Report

NEW DELHI: India is the first country for which progress over time has been estimated. Over 270 million people in India moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06  and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).. The 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty […]

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Ensure Pothole-Free Bengaluru by Thursday, Karnataka HC to Government

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court, in a strongly worded message to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), taking cognisance of poor conditions of roadsin Bangalore. In its order the court said, “Bengaluru has to be restored to its glory as a garden city.” The BBMP officials then swung into action. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice […]

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: 1,000 affected farmers oppose land acquisition, approach HC

AHMEDABAD: As many as 1,000 farmers of Gujarat affected by the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project will approach the Supreme Court with a plea to stay the project, their lawyer said on Tuesday. They have also field an affidavits to the High Court opposing the bullet train project. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash […]

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Another bridge collapses in West Bengal days after Kolkata Majherhat flyover horror

Days after the Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata sent shock-waves across the state, a bridge over a canal collapsed in Siliguri’s Phansidewa on Friday. The incident happened early this morning. Like the Majerhat bridge, the middle portion of the bridge collapsed. A lorry was plying on it when it collapsed. The vehicle got stuck. The […]

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Transport strike in, Karnataka on Tuesday

KARNATAKA: Nationwide transport strike called by the All India Motor Transport Organisation against certain sections of Motor Vehicles Bills 2017 and due to which Commuters and office goers in Karnataka may face difficulties on Tuesday. Mobile app-based taxi aggregators Ola and Uber have also reportedly extended support to the strike call. This is the second all-India strike […]

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IIT Delhi devises drainage masterplan; aims to prevent waterlogging

New Delhi: Delhi’s monsoon woes can be solved and the Capital can actually be saved from drowning this season. IIT Delhi professor AK Gosain, who had submitted Delhi’s drainage master plan to the city government, claims that steps can be taken to prevent the city from going under water. Gosain, a professor at the Civil […]

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Railways to convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants

New Delhi: Railways may convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants, as per a senior official. In a letter to the zones, Railway Board wrote that rail museums with substantial footfall have the potential to increase their revenue by opening such restaurants. Citing the example of Shaan-e-Bhopal, a multi-cuisine rail-themed restaurant, the board said such eateries […]

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Supreme Court asks UP govt; How can you save Taj Mahal without consulting ASI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the Uttar Pradesh government for framing the draft report of the vision document to conserve the Taj Mahal without consulting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The top court said it was “surprising” that ASI, responsible for the protection of the 17th-century white marble mausoleum, was not […]

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Piyush Goyal: Bullet trains delayed for 50 yrs, then came PM

New Delhi: Claiming Indian Railways was used for “political reasons” earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said, “The bullet train technology has arrived in India after a delay of 50 years because PM Narendra Modi has come now.” Speaking of Congress, he said, “They should be happy that the bullet train project which they […]

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