Daily Archives: September 8, 2018

Can India take SAHI road to urban mobility?

As fuel prices soar, PM’s push for public transport gets attention What should the future of mobility be for India? “Safe, Adequate, Holistic Infrastructure or SAHI.” That is the recommendation of a report presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Global Mobility Summit, Move, in New Delhi on Friday. …

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Hindu society on the rise: Bhagwat

Hindu society is now on an ascendant path, spreading its wisdom to the world, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has said. Mr. Bhagwat was addressing the second World Hindu Congress (WHC), coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the Parliament of World Religions in 1893 …

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Bihar takes new route for Swachh Bharat catch-up

Individual houses to get incentivesto build toilets Four years into the Swachh Bharat programme, Bihar has finally given up on a model of only allowing community-based incentives for toilet construction. Two weeks ago, the State switched to allowing individual household-based incentives, according to Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of the Department of …

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Red carpet welcome for sprinter Hima in Assam

State govt. awardsRs. 1.6 crore to‘Dhing Express’ The Assam government on Friday accorded Hima Das, India’s newest sprint star, a red carpet welcome on her arrival at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport in Guwahati. Almost everyone from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to Director …

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COMCASA to help keep a watch over Indian Ocean

To unleash full potential of various military platforms The foundational agreement Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) which India concluded with the U.S. at the 2+2 dialogue will enable Indian military to get a better picture of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) which is seeing increasing Chinese movements, officials said. …

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Infiltration falling, says Dhaka

Border Guards chief says only 100 people were intercepted so far this year The chief of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) said here on Friday that there was no large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh to India and in the past six months, only 100 infiltrators were intercepted along the border. On a …

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‘Stamping out terrorism my priority’

Dilbag Singh takes charge as new J&K police chief; promises to protect interests of common people Senior IPS officer Dilbag Singh took over as the new Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday after his predecessor S.P. Vaid was shunted out and posted as Transport Commissioner on Thursday …

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