Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicParliament building

Topic: Parliament building

As govt, opposition clash over new national emblem cast, a look at its history & significance

Opposition leaders have called statue atop new Parliament building a distortion of the emblem, which was based on Emperor Ashoka's Lion Capital at Sarnath.

Must set up digital archive to remember workers making new Parliament building, PM Modi says

Modi, who visited the new parliament building site Sunday, told officials to ensure Covid vaccination and monthly health check-up for all the workers involved in the project.

All about Heritage Conservation Committee, last hurdle cleared by new Parliament building

All construction or redevelopment work in heritage sites in Delhi need the Heritage Conservation Committee's approval, which is headed by the housing ministry's additional secretary.

SC approves Central Vista project, but asks Centre to get prior approval from heritage panel

A three-judge bench by 2:1 majority held there were no infirmities in clearances granted for the project. 

Modi’s Central Vista project has a history-shaped hole in it

Architect Bimal Patel’s impressive Central Vista makeover doesn’t have a plan to acknowledge, retrieve and repair the loss that is staring at us.

Tata group wins contract to build new Parliament, beats L&T’s bid

The new Parliament building, triangular in shape, will be built on the same premises as the current one, as part of Modi govt’s ambitious Central Vista revamp.

New parliament building gets most necessary clearances, Modi govt now awaits SC nod

The new triangular building is estimated to cost Rs 922 crore, with the bill to be footed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats.

Cost of proposed new Parliament building sees 18% rise — to Rs 922 cr from Rs 776 cr

The cost has gone up because of additional requirement of infrastructure and an increase in size of various facilities that are part of the Central Vista project.

Sonia Gandhi wants Modi to suspend Central Vista. But this urban harakiri must be scrapped

Modi's Rs 20,000 crore worth Central Vista revamp project goes against the cardinal objective of Delhi Master Plan 2021 to decentralise government offices.

Govt notifies land use change for Rs 20,000-crore Delhi power corridor revamp plan

Over 86-acre area currently earmarked for recreational or public and semi-public facilities will now be used to build new Parliament House, other govt buildings.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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