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Supreme Court to hear farmers’ plea on stalling bullet train project, issues notice to Centre

A lower court had rejected the farmers' allegation that the land acquisition process for the bullet train, that will link Mumbai to Ahmedabad, is illegal.

RCEP freeze continues, India, Japan make no progress on sticky bilateral issues

Both countries failed to make headway mainly on a breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal, acquisition of Amphibious aircraft and progress in the bullet train project.
File photo of protest rally by farmers against bullet train project on 6 February

Gujarat HC junks 120 pleas of farmers against land acquisition for bullet train project

The farmers claimed that the process of land acquisition could not be started before revising the prices of their land, which were decided in 2011.
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Study to check feasibility of bullet train network across India underway, says govt

Union Minister Suresh Angadi said the Centre will consider launching bullet trains on other routes depending on how successful the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is.
Japan's Shinkansen bullet train | Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Japan plans to start bullet train services in 5 more Indian cities

Japan has plans to build bullet train projects in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai & Bengaluru, said Torkel Patterson, director of Central Japan Railway Company.
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India, Japan join hands to build infrastructure in other countries

The Indo-Japanese projects include a port in Colombo and infrastructure projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar, says envoy Sanjay Kumar Verma.
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BJP leader takes a train from Amritsar to Ayodhya, says no ‘achhe din’ in railways

BJP’s Laxmi Kanta Chawla, travelling on Saryu-Yamuna Express, has a message for Modi & Piyush Goyal — stop thinking of bullet trains, Indian Railways.
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train

Modi’s dream bullet train project has virtually no money and no land so far

Japan has given Rs 5,500 cr so far, while railways & state govts have provided none. The project needs 1,400 hectares of land but has acquired only 0.9.

The Amritsar train tragedy, and Bishop Franco Mulakkal gets a ‘hero’s welcome’

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Japan's Shinkansen bullet train | Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Modi’s 320 kmph Bullet Train has starting trouble

Modi’s showcase infrastructure project is struggling to acquire land as farmers are not happy with the compensation offered.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.