NGO unveils IndiaRAP assessment In a bid to make Indian roads safer and curb fatalities, a global charity on Wednesday unveiled an India Road Assessment Programme (IndiaRAP) that will rate highways’ safety levels, and seek to eliminate the most unsafe roads. “Local leadership is the key to life-saving success in all of our partnerships across
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As Modi stresses Gujaratiasmita, the Congress is going about building a broad coalition of social and political forces Events last week have provided a template within which the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections will be framed. Even as the Congress made moves to consolidate a social and political coalition against the BJP by announcing that Alpesh
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Tamil Nadu has reaped the benefits of better planning and forecasting in integrating wind energy into its energy mix Over the past few months, two seemingly conflicting developments have emerged around wind energy in Tamil Nadu. The first is a milestone for the wind energy sector in the State. On July 11, the Tamil Nadu
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International telecom union to fix norms; India to partake The government has formed a high-level panel to evaluate and approve road maps and action plan to achieve the target of rolling out 5G technology in India by 2020. The Centre has created a support fund of about Rs. 500 crore to facilitate research and development
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Structural issues of the sector must be tackled to ensure universal access to electricity Universal access to electricity has been a familiar and long-standing promise of governments at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled he is serious about providing this by owning responsibility for its realisation. Success, however, will require more than just
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First service will ply on ghat road between Tirupati and Tirumala A week after Himachal Pradesh flagged off India’s first commercial electric bus (e-bus) service on the Kullu-Manali-Rohtang pass, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has set in motion plans to replicate similar e-bus services in the State, starting with the ghat road
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Stephen Craig Paddock, the retired accountant who smuggled an arsenal into a swank Las Vegas hotel and mowed down concert-goers from a 32nd story window, was a high-stakes gambler whose bank-robber father was once on the FBI’s most wanted list. The 64-year-old had a home with his girlfriend in a tranquil golf course retirement community
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We will be able to generate competition, says Piyush Goyal The Union government is open to the idea of giving operations of railway lines to private players for enhancing competition, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in an interview. “It’s an exciting proposition. We will be able to generate competition in the process and improve customer
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Clients will benefit: Piyush Goyal The Union government is open to the idea of giving operations of railway lines to private players for enhancing competition, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in an interview. “It’s an exciting proposition. We will be able to generate competition in the process and improve customer satisfaction,” Mr. Goyal told The Hindu on
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