Tuesday, 9 August, 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. 

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.