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Centre prepares blueprint in major push for high-speed transport infra | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the government puts focus on developing high speed transportation networks for passengers and goods, the railway ministry is considering the laying of greenfield railway lines along existing tracks between Secunderabad and Bengaluru for running semi-high speed trains at 200 kmph. Meanwhile, the road transport and highways ministry has also prepared the blueprint to increase the length of expressways and access-controlled highways to 20,000 km in the next two decades. Sources said the initial estimated cost of the semi-high speed track connecting the two IT cities in Telangana and Karnataka is around Rs 30,000 crore and this project may be taken up under the GatiShakti initiative. They added since the new tracks would have to be segregated from the existing tracks for faste...
Politics

Automatic monthly power rate revision on government anvil | India News – Times of India

Image used for representative purpose onlyNEW DELHI: The power ministry is seeking to implement automatic monthly revision in electricity tariffs by changing the Electricity Regulations 2005 to achieve a key objective of the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 that is stuck in Parliament’s standing committee on energy. One of the key objectives of the bill is to ensure recovery of “all prudent costs” of electricity from consumers to improve the financial health of the distribution companies (discoms). In other words, the ministry wants tariffs to reflect the full cost, including the impact of variation in fuel prices, of power procured by discoms. Since the passage of the bill has been delayed, the ministry is trying to achieve this objective by changing the existing Regulations for “time...
Politics

India to gift navy plane to Sri Lanka day before China ‘spy ship’ docks there | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is set to gift a Dornier-228 maritime patrol aircraft to Sri Lanka on Monday, a day before the Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 docks at the southern port of Hambantota in the island nation from August 16 to 22. Indian Navy vice chief Vice Admiral Satish N Ghormade is now in Colombo on a two-day visit to take part in the Dornier handing-over ceremony, which will be attended by top Lankan officials, as well as discuss measures to further bolster bilateral defence ties between the two countries. The twin-engine Dornier-228 aircraft, which is manufactured by defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics and used extensively by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard for maritime surveillance, will be operated by the Sri Lankan Air Force. Sri Lankan pilots and technicians have already under...
Politics

BJP & Congress cross swords on horrors of Partition, genesis of 1947 tragedy | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: BJP and Congress tussled over the saffron party’s initiative to recall the trauma that accompanied Partition in 1947, with the latter taking exception to a video released by the party in office that held Nehru-led Congress responsible for not stopping Pakistan’s creation 75 years ago. Union HRD minister Dharmendra Pradhan retaliated against Congress’s attack on the effort to remember Partition by saying those who did not care about the lives and honour of millions when they agreed to divide the country have trouble paying tributes to those who lost everything during the tragedy. “The brunt of Partition, which ruined the lives of crores of people, was forgotten for decades... Partition Horror Remembrance Day is an attempt to remind the country of that era and not to break it a...
Politics

‘Bring Nupur to justice’ for comments on Prophet: Al-Qaida’s India mouthpiece | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Global terrorist organisation al-Qaida has exhorted Indian Muslims to bring Nupur Sharma to “justice” for alleged blasphemy, aggravating the worry of intelligence agencies about the safety of the former BJP spokesperson who has already been in the crosshairs of serious jihadi threats for her controversial comments against Prophet Muhammad. Al-Qaida, in its mouthpiece for the Indian subcontinent Nawa-e-Ghawa-e-Hind, detailed the “blasphemy” by Sharma and called for revenge in its latest issue which is also marked by an appeal to Muslims to arm themselves against the enemy for a “defensive jihad” and participate in the “nearest jihad” in Kashmir. Intelligence agencies are specially worried for Sharma’s safety in the wake of recent attack on author Salman Rushdie in the US for a...
Opinion

The race of two Asian giants: India and China

China and India will shape Asia in the next decade, but likely in wary opposition to one another China and India will shape Asia in the next decade, but likely in wary opposition to one another Last month, a United Nations population survey estimated that a milestone may be passed in 2023. For the first time in over two millennia, China will not be the most populous society on earth. Instead India will have the largest population, and China will be second. It’s a rare example of a global ranking where India sits higher than China, and it’s an ambivalent victory at best: a larger population does not have merit in itself, unless it is well-fed and endowed with economic prospects. China has other number 2 rankings which may raise its standing, such as the second largest economy in th...
Politics

Cop hurt in Srinagar attack; shootout in Rajouri forest | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Terrorists fired at a police patrol and wounded a constable at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar while heavy gunfire was reported after forces cornered a group of 3-4 terrorists holed up in the woods of Kandra Hill in Rajouri district on Sunday—amid a firewall of security in J&K on the eve of Independence Day. Police said constable Sarfaraz Ahmad of Batote in Ramban was wounded in the attack. His condition is stated to be stable. Sources said a Pakistani and two other terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were hiding in the congested locality and they escaped after attacking the patrol. Their getaway scooter, an AK-47 rifle and two grenades were seized later during a combing operation. Police said they couldn’t have gone very far and would be caught soon. According to Jammu d...
Politics

Heartbreaking tales of partition captured in literary works, songs and films | India News – Times of India

BATHINDA: As India and Pakistan observe their 75th Independence Day, scores of literary work capture the pains of 1947 partition that displaced, killed and orphaned millions. The literary works weaved around the division of the country into two nations describe the painful events leading to the bloodshed that came with the partition in August 1947. One such animated film Kahani Project by Samaaj is based on the story of Gulzar that captures heartbreaking tales of partition. Ravi Paar, another such story, narrates how a couple left behind their old parents to migrate to India on the roof of Punjab Mail train with their newly-born twin children in a box. The literary anthology of works from either side of the border have been edited by Lahore based author and journalist Sehyr Mirza. The s...
Politics

‘India, China must not allow their politics to interfere in internal affairs of neighbourhood’

INDIA AND China must not allow their politics to interfere in the internal affairs of the neighbourhood, former Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay said on Sunday, adding that some countries in the neighbourhood and their politicians play the China card to balance and achieve certain political ends within the country. Tobgay, who was Prime Minister of Bhutan from 2013 to 2018, said India can and must do more to bring both SAARC and BIMSTEC to realise their full potential. In a conversation with former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran at an event organised by the Centre for Policy Research, Tobgay was candid: “Some countries and some politicians play the China card. The very terminology China card indicates that these countries are naturally more closer to India. And therefore, the Ch...
Politics

‘Original’ Shiv Sena and BJP will contest Maha civic polls together: CM Shinde | India News – Times of India

THANE: The "original" Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest the forthcoming elections to civic bodies in Maharashtra together, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who heads the rebel faction, has said. Speaking at an event in Thane, he said the rebel camp represents the "original" Shiv Sena. "The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the forthcoming elections to civic bodies including Thane in alliance," Shinde said on Saturday night. Elections for many municipal corporations, including Mumbai, are due over the next few months. Shinde's announcement is significant as the rebel faction of 40 MLAs, including a few from Mumbai and the metropolitan region, may dent the traditional Marathi vote bank of the Shiv Sena. Speaking about the Thane Municipal Corporation, Shinde said th...
Politics

Moosewala’s father alleges friends behind singer’s murder, says will soon reveal names | India News – Times of India

Sidhu Moose Wala . (File image)CHANDIGARH: Slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's father on Sunday said his son could not decipher that those who were claiming to be his friends would become his enemy one day, and stressed that he will soon reveal their names. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29. Addressing a gathering in Mansa, Moosewala's father Balkaur Singh said his son made his name worldwide with his singing. “Some black sheep became enemies of his career,” said Singh. "It was his misfortune that people whom he met at the beginning (of his career) were not the right persons. He could not realize that those who were claiming to be his brothers now would become his enemy tomorrow,” said Singh. “I will take the...
Politics

India vs Pakistan: How the two nations have fared since Independence | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan began their independent journeys together in 1947. Both are now turning 75 as modern nations. Due to their shared history and civilisation, there has always been a sense of rivalry between the two countries which extends beyond the cricket pitch. There was a time when Pakistan fared better than India on key socioeconomic indicators like per capita income or literacy rate. However, India was not only able to bridge the gap but has marched ahead of its neighbour on almost every parameter. Thanks to stable governments over the years and focus on economic growth, India has shed the weight of its colonial past to emerge as a global superpower in its own right. Did Pakistan also see a similar growth story? Here's a look at how the two nations fared on various par...
Culture

स्वतंत्रता दिवस की पूर्व संध्या पर राष्ट्रपति का संबोधन, कहा- दुनिया ने भारत को उभरते देखा  वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर राष्ट्रपति द्रौपदी मुर्मू ने देश को संबोधित किया. इस अवसर पर उन्होंने स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों को नमन किया. साथ ही कहा कि दुनिया ने नए भारत को उभरते देखा है.    Source link
Politics

Non-inclusion of Jawaharlal Nehru in Karnataka govt ad: Siddaramaiah calls CM Bommai ‘RSS slave’ | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday took a strong exception to the exclusion of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the Karnataka government's newspaper advertisement on freedom fighters and termed the BJP action "pathetic". Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah called Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai an "RSS slave" while AICC general secretary and in-charge of the party affairs in the state Randeep Surjewala said the BJP's hatred for the country's first prime minister has reached its zenith. "Nehru will survive such pettiness. CM Karnataka, desperate to save his job knows what he has done is an insult to his father S.R. Bommai and his father's 1st political guru M.N. Roy, both great Nehru admirers, the latter being a friend as well. Pathetic this is," Jairam Ramesh...
Politics

Poswuyi Swuro: Nagaland’s hero who guided Netaji’s INA troops to battle frontline | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Poswuyi Swuro, born in Nagaland's Phek district, met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose when the Indian National Army (INA) visited Ruzazho Village in the state on April 4, 1941 as part of its 'Delhi Chalo' campaign. The 103-year-old was in his early twenties during his first encounter with Netaji. A day after their first meeting in Ruzazho, Netaji appointed young Poswuyi Swuro the 'Area Administrator'. A patriotic son of the soil, Poswuyi served the position of Dobashi (Area Administrator) with patriotism, courage and immense determination. He passed on the information announced by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to the villagers and also travelled around on foot from village to village on behalf of the INA informing village leaders about the rations to be collected for the Japanese in c...
Sports

Sunil Chhetri advises India teammates to ‘not give too much attention’ to FIFA ban threat

Seasoned striker Sunil Chhetri on Sunday advised fellow players to continue giving their best on the pitch and not worry about FIFA’s threat of suspension on Indian football. Earlier this month, the world football governing body FIFA had threatened to suspend the AIFF and strip off its right to host the women’s U-17 World Cup in October due to a third party “influence”, the warning coming just days after the Supreme Court’s directive to hold elections of the national federation. The SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has since started the electoral process. The elections are slated for August 28. “I’ve spoken to the boys and my advice is to not give it too much attention because it is out of your control,” Chhetri said during a virtual media interaction organised by his club...
Politics

India’s Generous Assistance To Sri Lanka Heartening: Commonwealth Secretary General

New Delhi: India's "generous" and "multi-faceted" assistance to Sri Lanka to help it deal with its unprecedented economic crisis is "heartening", Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said. In an interview with PTI, Scotland also talked about India's prominent role in combating the global food crisis and said that the Commonwealth is working towards bringing about a more holistic approach to ensure food security. The Commonwealth Secretary-General was in India on a four-day visit last week and held talks with her Indian interlocutors on a range of regional and global issues like climate change, post-pandemic economic recovery and ways to boost trade. "India's generous and multi-faceted assistance to Sri Lanka is heartening to see. It exemplifies both the ...
Politics

Bihar: Congress to get three ministers in new Nitish Kumar govt, says party leader | India News – Times of India

PATNA: The Congress will get three ministerial berths in the new Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, a senior party leader said on Sunday. Speaking to PTI, AICC's state in-charge Bhakta Charan Das said two Congress MLAs will take oath as ministers on August 16, and one more legislator will be inducted when the next cabinet expansion happens after that. "The number of ministerial berths the Congress will get in the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar has been finalised. The Congress will get a total of three ministerial berths," he said. "Two Congress legislators will take oath on August 16, when the chief minister is expected to expand his cabinet. One more party legislator will be inducted in the Nitish Kumar cabinet when the next expansion takes place after August 16," he added. Das sai...
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India now betters WHO mandated doctor-population ratio | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The number of doctors in India grew phenomenally since 1951- from just over 61,000 to over 13 lakh currently, in tandem with a growing population and commissioning of more medical colleges. Apart from allopathic doctors, another 5.65 lakh Ayush doctors also render useful service, often in remote areas with limited medical facilities. This has seen India better the WHO mandated doctor-population ration of 1:1000, and achieve a commendable 1:834. Nurses and paramedics also play an important role in the healthcare sector. The growth story is much the same for them too- their number growing from just over 16,000 in 1951 to nearly 35 lakh now. India now has almost 2 nurses available per 1000 of population. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = ...
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India@75: 10 key amendments that shaped India | India News – Times of India

A charya Kripalani is said to have remarked when lying ill in hospital: “I have no constitution. All that is left are amendments. ” He said this during the Emergency, at the time the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution of India was in the offing. This amendment, more like a mini-Constitution itself, changed large portions of the original constitutional text, including the Preamble and the powers of the Supreme Court. Kripalani, like others, was apprehensive that with the amendments the Constitution would become a pale shadow of itself. However, with Indira Gandhi’s electoral defeat, the successor Janata Government enacted the 44th Amendment to undo much of the damage. These two amendments, in quick succession, demonstrated the power of the Constitution to fundamentally shape and reshape ...