Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: CPWD

Central Vista project will save govt Rs 1,000 crore annually, CPWD tells Supreme Court

After Central Vista redevelopment, new Lok Sabha chamber will accommodate 876 members, and 1,224 during a joint session, CPWD says in affidavit submitted to SC.

Narendra Modi wants to rebuild New Delhi for no good reason

Every emperor wants to build his own capital, and emperor Modi is no different.

India to construct 44 strategic roads along borders with China and Pakistan

The Central Public Works Department has been asked to construct 44 "strategically important" roads along the India-China border to ensure quick mobilisation of troops in case of a conflict.

Delhi L-G banned construction due to pollution. But govt departments carried on anyway

Delhi's L-G Anil Baijal banned construction activity last week when the Capital was faced with severe dust pollution. 

On Camera


Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.