Siddhartha Gupta

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Arun Jaitley: If we continue like this for 10-15 years, it is possible to drive poverty out
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

The Union Budget 2015-16 is a balancing act, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Fund crunch: RoadMin looking at new models, financing options
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Ministry officials say that about Rs 45,000 crore has been sought in this year’s Budget, with an additional dedicated fund of about Rs 11,000 crore for projects in LWE areas.

Uttar Pradesh, J&K under fire for power overdrawals
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The corresponding figure for Jammu & Kashmir stood at around Rs 196 crore.

Centre to invite private firms to lay optic cables for 50K gram panchayats
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

The bids will be invited towards the end of February.

Govt to launch portal for safer, faster, nationwide freight
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

The web portal was also inaugurated on Tuesday by the minister, at an event organised by the Hydraulic Trailer Owners Association.

Talks with unions fail, strike to go on
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Unions want PM to intervene, BMS to send one representative today.

Roads: reworked PPP pact holds key to private revival
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

The bill proposes heavy penalties such as a Rs 25,000 fine for the first instance of drunk driving.

‘High losses of discoms a question mark on viability of capacity addition in India’
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The change in law in Indonesia led to a hike in imported coal tariffs of more than 150 per cent, which has affected all imported coal-based projects.

National highway links: Only 22 km of flyovers, ring roads built in 7 years
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Both these phases were approved to be executed on BOT (toll) mode and at an estimated project cost of nearly Rs 17,000 crore.

Post deregulation, drop in diesel price passes through to freight bill
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Falling transportation cost is also likely to bring down inflation in prices of food articles.

Grid manager red flags infra hotspots, weak backup plan
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

‘At least 10 spots vulnerable to high voltage tower collapses’.

Draft renewable energy Bill in a month
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

The need for a separate act governing renewable energy was felt in light of the investment crunch the sector is facing owing to ambiguity in the governing policies.

RoadMin, NHAI still disagree on who should modify MCA
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

NHAI chairman RP Singh said that modifications need to be made quickly and that there is a view in government on empowering the NHAI board.

Women in workforce gravitate to services; overall participation dips
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

The debate over the decreasing number of working women in the country has increasingly gained traction in the last couple of years.

New FDI norms to offer boost to smaller projects in metros
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The reforms have come at a time when investor sentiment has dropped due to clarity in regulations and as a result, the sector has witnessed a severe cash crunch.

Soon, drive non-stop and pay tolls speeding through ‘FASTag’ lane
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The system will be made operational next on the three remaining stretches of the quadrilateral.

Farm, services fuel states’ GDP growth, not factories
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Manufacturing activity has seen a dip in big states

Centre gives push to projects in Madhya Pradesh
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar, said that 60 projects in the state had been cleared in the last 120 days by the environment ministry.

For want of bidders, 12 highway projects go unawarded; deadline pushed to January
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

NHAI is targeting awarding around 5,500 km worth of projects and constructing around 2,000 km of roads this fiscal.

Koli taken to final destination – Meerut
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Surendra Koli has been transferred to Meerut jail from Dasna for execution, but jail officials say no date has been set for the hanging yet.

3 pm today – The PM period: Narendra Modi to address students across the country on Teacher’s Day
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

DPS Mathura Road in capital warns of ‘strict action’, Bal Bharati in Noida says will test students on Modi speech.

Fake death: Charred body still unidentified, Sharma claims it was a beggar
Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Accroding to police, Sharma befriended the beggar, whose health and height were similar to his.

RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma who faked death arrested in Bangalore
Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Sharma was detained on August 26 from Honda factory in Bangalore by Noida Police.

Hapur blames ‘teasing’ for riots, no girl in sight
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Members of the Qureshi and Lodha community in the village clashed after the two boys got into a fight.

Girl’s harassment blamed for Hapur clash, but no one has seen her
Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Police denied claims, pointed to two other incidents that could have fuelled communal fire.

Conflicting claims as Loni limps back to normalcy
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

A day after the alleged rape of a nine-year-old Hindu girl led to a communal flare-up in Loni, Ghaziabad, normalcy seemed to return to the area on Tuesday. However, families members of a Muslim auto-rickshaw driver, who had been gunned down in the area on Monday, and police differed on whether there was a link […]

Another crime and rumours push UP town to the edge
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Police are investigating possible links between Jameel’s death and the violence following the alleged rape.

Police probing if Loni violence, killing of auto-rickshaw driver are linked
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

An FIR has been registered against the suspect under Sections 376, 354B and 506 of the IPC.

At Greater Noida, UP govt begins work on creation of industrial township
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

The 750 acre township will be the precursor to the creation of a smart city in the Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad region.

6-year-old beaten up for not finishing homework: Police
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

FIR filed, principal says will expel teacher.

Noida authority to propose acquiring land at market rates
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Officials said the objective was to give farmers a good deal.

To ‘soften’ Noida’s hard water, more Ganga water in the pipeline
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

The step is part of trial runs of Phase-II of the Ganga Water Scheme.

Rajya Sabha TV producer death: 15 days on, police recover suicide note from car
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

The officer said the preliminary medical examination of the body did not show signs of scuffle.

In Noida, sanction for more traffic cops remains on paper
Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Officers said police had written to the state government several times in the past, requesting for more men, but to no avail.

FIR filed in Rajya Sabha TV producer death
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

According to her family’s statement was found in the basement parking of her building on Monday night.

Noida double murder: Police yet to determine husband’s movements
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

On the evening of July 19, one day before the bodies were found, a white WagonR had gone up in flames on the Mahayama Expressway.