WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court has upheld a decision by the U.S. Export-Import Bank to finance the sale of 30 Boeing wide-body jets to Indian state-owned carrier Air India in a legal challenge brought by Delta Air Lines to the loan guarantee. The court has however directed the government-run bank to better explain its rationale for providing loan guarantee, which Delta claimed as a ...
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor's latest edited book brings together India's young parliamentarians, cutting across ideologies, geographies and political affiliations. The young men and women who have contributed to 'India: The Future is Now' provide a perspective on a wide range of sectors, ranging from technology to infrastructure, healthcare, education ...
Tata Motors Wednesday unveiled eight new variants across its five passenger car brands under a new marketing strategy to arrest falling sales. According to the company, the new product offerings are part of its new customer-focused strategy for its passenger vehicles termed as 'HORIZONEXT' which comes after the automobile major suffered falling sales in recent months. The company's passenger ...
Authorities in Haryana's Palwal district Wednesday shifted nearly 350 families from two villages after the water level in the Yamuna river crossed the danger level. Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Krishna Mohan said that the residents of Mewlipur and Indiranagar villages were shifted as the water entered these areas. The families have been shifted to another ...
The water level in the Yamuna river here will reach 207.7 metres by Wednesday evening, the highest ever recorded in 35 years, a government official said. The highest level ever reached by the Yamuna waters in the city before this was in 1978, when the river was flowing at 207.48 metres. "The forecast says that the water level of the Yamuna would reach 207.7 metres and this is the highest ever ...
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The Delhi High Court Wednesday suspended the government's order to prohibit auto-rickshaw drivers from displaying advertisements and posters on their vehicles. Appearing on behalf of auto drivers, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan stated before the court that the "government's action was discriminatory against auto drivers" and was targeted at the AAP, whose posters ...
A total of 483 people were rescued by the NDRF from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in various places of north India, including Uttarakhand, a disaster management official said Wednesday. "While 392 people were rescued in Uttarakhand, NDRF teams rescued 86 people in Haryana and five in Uttar Pradesh," a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) official said in a ...
A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday allowed the investigative agency to conduct a polygraph test on former Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya. The court was hearing a CBI plea that it needed to get a lie detector test done on the independent legislator from Kunda in connection with its investigations into the murder of Kunda circle ...
With hundreds of pilgrims from Punjab stranded near the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib in the calamity-hit Uttarakhand, the Punjab government has hired a private helicopter to airlift them, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said here Wednesday. He said the helicopter has been hired by the state government on the directions of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The helicopter will be ...
Choices made by individuals affect society at a broader level, observed Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, while stressing that interdependence was a reality and a practical way of looking at the world. Speaking at the launch of his book "The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out" here Tuesday, the Karmapa said an awareness of interdependence among people, and impact on ...
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Two units of the 275 MW Kopili Hydel Project in Assam, owned by the North Eastern Electric Corp (NEEPCO), has been temporarily shutdown due to "acidification" of the reservoir water, a senior official said Wednesday.
The reservoir at Umrangso, a border area between Assam and Meghalaya, was found to contain acidic water discharged from the Kharkhar river, a tributary of the Kopili river originating in the Jaintia Hills.
"The closure of the two units was due to acidification of the reservoir water of both Kopili and Umrangso reservoirs, which led to severe corrosion in the under-water parts of the units and hydraulic structures of the hydro-electric plant," said NEEPCO's technical director Utpal Moral.
He said the shutdown had to be taken up for safety of the power station as there was heavy leakage of water while running them.
"Expeditious remedial actions are taken by plant engineers for earliest resumption of units," Moral said.
Power plant experts said that "unscientific" coal mining in Meghalaya has affected the Kopili Hydel Project, and its life-span is very uncertain as most of the machinery is corroded due to sulpuric acid content in the reservoir, due to toxic wastes discharged from the mines. ...
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