Mahindra & Mahindra launches host of initiatives in UP villages

Lucknow, Oct 21 : Mrida, a social business initiative of multinational auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, on Friday rolled out a host of services in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district under its MPowered Village programme, an official said. Under this, an E-Hub was inaugurated, E-Rickshaws were handed over, soil health cards distributed and health camps organised […]

Haryana to illuminate government, heritage buildings

Chandigarh, Oct 21 : The Haryana government has decided to illuminate all government and heritage buildings in the state from sunset to sunrise for two weeks from October 24 to November 7. This will be done in view of the Swarna Jayanti (golden jubilee) celebrations of the state. The buildings to be illuminated include government […]

IATA calls for stringent regulatory norms for privatised airports

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Global airlines body International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for a stringent regulatory structure for privatised airports to protect the public interest. “IATA does not support the privatisation of airports. Nor are we officially opposed to it. But looking at the experience of airport privatisation — in India and […]

Himachal seeks more central funds for rural drinking water projects

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday met Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar here and sought increased funding under the National Rural Drinking Water Supply projects to the state. He said the state was close to achieving the government of India’s vision of providing 70 litres per […]

Delhi Metro to add 258 new coaches

New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Delhi Metro will add 258 more coaches to its existing fleet of trains plying on the Yellow, Blue, and Red Lines, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced on Friday. The DMRC will use these coaches to induct 14 new eight-coach trains on the Yellow Line connecting Jahangirpuri and […]

Government to distribute Chickpea to states through NCDEX

New Delhi, Oct 21 : The central government on Friday said chana (chickpea) will be distributed to the states and a “significant quantity” released at the earliest through the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) Limited. The move would help “cool down the prices”, an official statement here said. The decision in this regard was […]