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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
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Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.