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  • 03-Feb-2010 | Animesh Singh&Sunil Gatade/PTI

    Amar praises Cong, rules out joining BSP

    After expulsion from Samajwadi Party, Amar Singh today praised Congress and ruled out joining BSP.

  • 08-Jan-2010 | Animesh Singh/ PTI

    Ray of hope for backward sections in 2009

    People from socially and economically-backward sections had a glimmer of hope in 2009 as the government went ahead with its policy of social inclusiveness.

  • 06-Jan-2010 | Animesh Singh/ PTI

    2009 - A year of hope, promise for I&B ministry

    A high definition format for television viewers to enjoy the Commonwealth Games and efforts for auction of 3G spectrum were some matters that kept the Information and Broadcasting Ministry busy in 2009. Though there was not much forward movement ...

  • 05-Jan-2010 | Animesh Singh/ PTI

    Trying to be kingmakers, regional parties fizzled out in '09

    The year 2009 saw dreams of regional parties to become kingmakers fizzling out and the third Front led by Left turning out to be a non-entity, mostly due to the resurgence of Congress.

  • 28-Aug-2009 | Animesh Singh/PTI

    Historical blunder to support UPA during trust vote: Amar Singh

    Samajwadi Party today termed as "historical blunder" its decision to support the government at the Centre during last year's trust vote on the nuclear deal issue and said it was disenchanted with the Congress.

  • 06-Jan-2008 | Animesh Singh

    India, Japan positive on freight corridor loan

    While the dedicated freight corridor project is not showing any signs of taking off, the railway ministry officials say talks with Japan for a Rs 20,000-crore loan for the project are on.

  • 22-Dec-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Railway plans drag on over public-private partnership trouble

    Starting from the dedicated rail freight corridor, setting up of budget hotels, development of agricultural hubs and freight terminals, and running the triple-stack container trains, all these

  • 19-Dec-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Taj expressway set to be completed by 2010

    The Rs 2,250-crore Taj Expressway project, which envisages a six-laned 165 km stretch connecting Greater Noida to Agra, would reduce travel time between Delhi to Agra from the current four hours to

  • 17-Dec-2007 | Animesh Singh

    3 years on, maritime policy still in the works

    More than three years after the Ministry of Shipping proposed formulation of a National Maritime Policy (NMP), envisaging measures like setting up a directorate general of ports, the proposal is yet

  • 10-Dec-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Road map 2021: Delhi plans 26 bus corridors

    By 2021, Delhi will have 26 special bus corridors of 294 km. The Delhi government has already cleared the first of these, the 16.3-km Ambedkar Nagar-Delhi Gate corridor, under its proposed

  • 29-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Railways set to achieve freight target

    The railway ministry has achieved 54.15 per cent of its freight earnings target of Rs 46,943 crore for 2007-08 in the first seven months of the current fiscal.

  • 28-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Freight corridor gets nod

    ...but major hurdles remain.

  • 25-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Container train operators want cut in Concor charges

    The association of all the 14 container train operators, which earlier this year had started running its own container trains on domestic as well as international container rail routes, has requested

  • 23-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Trucks yet to get full mileage from upgraded highways

    The upgrade of around 7,000 km national highways under the National Highway Development Programme (NHDP) has not resulted in an all-round reduction in travel time of commercial vehicles.

  • 23-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Govt may scrap 6-laning of national highways

    Plan likely to go on the backburner in favour of expressways.

  • 18-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Centre mulling separate authority for expressways

    In what could be a major impetus to the National Highway Development Programme (NHDP), the Centre is mulling over a proposal of having a separate authority for governing the development of expressways

  • 16-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    States seeking pvt help to upgrade highways

    State governments are gradually taking initiative as far as developing highways is concerned.

  • 15-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Ganga expressway attracts infra firms

    Major infrastructure players such as L&T, Gammon, DLF and Shapoorji Pallonji have shown preliminary interest in the 950 km Ganga Expressway planned by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

  • 14-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Buoyant operations will boost Noida Toll earnings

    Spurred by additional traffic facilitated by its new Mayur-Vihar link this year, the Noida Toll Bridge Company (NTBCL), the concessionaire for the Delhi Noida Toll Bridge, is expecting its net profit

  • 12-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Freight corridor hits new block

    Route will need 3,500 new overbridges to be built.

  • 06-Nov-2007 | Animesh Singh & Ashish Sinha

    Delhi-Gurgaon expressway to break even in 3 yrs

    The 27-km-long Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, the countrys most ambitious intra-city toll road will break even in three years, despite the fact that it has incurred 73 per cent of cost over-run, and is

  • 30-Oct-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Committee to improve traffic management

    In order to improve road safety standards and traffic management in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport has finalised the formalities for setting up a committee on traffic management.

  • 28-Oct-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Pan-India tourist train in the works

    In a major public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to start its own dedicated train which would be run on a pan-India

  • 23-Oct-2007 | Animesh Singh & Asit Ranjan Mishra

    Rail freight plan hits FinMin hurdle

    Railway ministry asked to acquire land before approaching the Cabinet.

  • 22-Oct-2007 | Animesh Singh

    Major ports may get full freedom to raise money

    JNPT, Kandla ports to be the first of 12 major ports to be corporatised.