The Supreme Court, in its May 11 judgment, refrained from passing directions to restore 4G mobile internet services in J-K instead constituting the special committee comprising high level government officers to take a call on the same and examine the necessity to allow faster internet in certain geographical areas of the newly formed union territory. … [Read more...] about Explore restoration of 4G mobile internet services in J-K: SC tells Centre
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When a photo of actor Akshay Kumar meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was circulated on social media, Rohit Chopra, associate professor at Santa Clara University, who runs the popular Twitter handle @IndiaExplained, tweeted: 'Kind of cute how Twinkle Khanna writes 'progressive' fluff pieces in ToI while Akshayji dances with Pogrom Modi. Indian elites in nutshell.' … [Read more...] about Social media: It is messy, but it is democratic
The death of the dreaded Maoist Athram Shobhan alias Charles once again brings to fore the core issues stalking the poor Adivasis of Adilabad which seemed to have aided the recent endeavour of extremists in re-establishing their supremacy in the interior parts. An ever growing chasm between the administration and the aboriginal tribes, corruption at grassroots level being the main reason for it, had forced the peace loving Gond youth in taking up arms in their struggle for justice. … [Read more...] about Shobhan’s death throws up problems stalking Adivasis
“To me, the efforts made so far have been not up to the mark and a more coordinated approach between the Centre and states needs to have been there,” Bhagirath Choudhury of the South-Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC), a not-for-profit organisation working in the field of science and agriculture, told Business Standard. … [Read more...] about What are locusts? And why are they such a big menace?
Nitin Gadkari said he will resolve the stalled projects of crisis-hit Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) within 100 days.Gadkari, who is also minister of micro, small & medium enterprises in the Narendra Modi government that took charge last week, spelt out his priorities in an interview to ET. He promised innovative funding for infrastructure projects and policies centred on job creation in the MSME segment.The BJP, in its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, said it would invest Rs 100 lakh crore in the country’s infrastructure by 2024. Of this, about Rs 15 lakh crore is expected to be spent on roads, Gadkari said.“It should be Rs 15 lakh crore in the roads sector alone. Apart from this, there will be new medical colleges and money will also go into housing and railways,” he said.17 Locations for Road-cum-AirstripsThe financial crisis at IL&FS, with many of its subsidiaries in default, has affected the projects that it had … [Read more...] about IL&FS projects to be resolved in 100 days: Nitin Gadkari