Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicBharatNet

Topic: BharatNet

BharatNet synonymous with operational inefficiency. Merger with BSNL must address gaps

BharatNet’s goal of connecting 250,000 panchayats and 600,000 villages with high-speed broadband is central to the government’s vision.

Congress demands probe into ‘financial irregularities’ under Centre’s BharatNet program

The party's spokesperson Pawan Khera said the CAG has pointed out huge payments were made to Common Service Centres under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Cabinet approves additional Rs 19,041 cr to expand BharatNet broadband service in villages

The total expense of the project will be Rs 29,430 crore to cover around 3,60,000 villages in the 16 states and will be rolled out through public-private partnership model.

BSNL, RailTel clearly incompetent, private firms would have done better: IT panel raps PSUs

Parliamentary panel on IT pulls up PSUs for slow pace of implementing BharatNet, a project critical to Modi govt's Digital India vision of internet connectivity even in rural areas.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

India’s fighter squadron strength falls to 29, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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