Restoration of heritage buildings: Traditional method of grinding limestone and sand introduced in Chennai
Reviving a traditional method of restoring heritage structures, the public works department (PWD) has introduced a stone roller yard to grind limestone and sand that would be used for plastering.
IDP launches digital campus in Chennai
IDP looks at connecting students with the right course at the right institution in the right country. ...
Kamal Haasan reiterates intention to join hands with Rajinikanth "only if required"
"That is our attitude, we mean it.. we have come here not just to do politics but to make a better Tamil Nadu," the actor-politician added. "Carefully look at what we had said.. (they had said they would join hands)if required only.. we will, if required, and that too for Tamil Nadu's sake," he said.
AIIB plans $2.5 billion investment in India’s metro, road projects
AIIB may invest $400 million each in the two metro projects. In Bangalore, it has decided to invest $350 million. AIIB is in advanced talks with different nodal agencies, including Chennai Metro Rail and the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. The investment is likely to boost New Delhi's Smar City initiative.
Roseate Hotels plans to expand abroad, locally
The luxury hospitality brand, which started operations three years ago and currently owns and operates all its hotels, is also considering entering into new management contracts to expand further and plans to launch separate standalone outlets of its inhouse food brands.
NIA probe into hoax call by a Chennai resident
This will be the second case to be investigated by the NIA under the newly amended Anti- hijacking act. A businessman from Mumbai, was convicted with life imprisonment early this year under the new provisions of the Act. Salla had left a printed note claiming there were 12 hijackers aboard in a Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight.
AIIB plans to invest upto $2.5 bn in urban transport projects
AIIB is in advanced talks with different nodal agencies, including Chennai Metro Rail and the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told ET. The supranational lender is expected to sign financing agreements with these two railroad operators.
Delhi’s tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai’s best: BIS
With Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Patna, Bengaluru, Jammu, Lucknow, Chennai and Dehradun in the list of cities where the tap water quality was found to be below par, the first-of-its-kind report has exposed the failure of water supplying agencies across cities to provide safe drinking water—a basic right for living.
Rajasthan govt declares 1,388 villages in four districts as 'Drought-affected'
As per the notification, 131 villages of Barmer district have been declared as 'severely drought-affected' and 92 villages as 'moderately drought-affected' while 632 villages of Jaisalmer district have been declared as 'severe' and 40 villages are 'moderately drought-affected'.
'Chennai-Andaman submarine cable system project to be completed by 2020'
NEC Corporation, the parent company of NECTI, will manufacture the optical submarine cable at its facility in Japan and provide technical assistance during the turnkey implementation, Atushi Kuwahara, Head of Administration, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation told PTI in Tokyo.
Petrol prices rise for third consecutive day
The price of petrol rose by 14 paise per litre in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, while by 15 paise/litre in Chennai. The fuel has become costlier by 47 paise in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, and 50 paise in Chennai, in three days.
L&T bags orders worth Rs 2,500 cr from government entities
From Jharkhand government, L&T bagged and engineering, procurement and construction order from the Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company. In West Bengal, the company got an order from State Project Management Unit for flood protection works and embankment strengthening of Damodar river in East Bardhhaman and Hooghly districts.
Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife
Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack of food and water in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, whose very name comes from the four pools of water normally filled by the flooding Zambezi River each rainy season, and where wildlife traditionally drink. The word "mana'' means four in the Shona language.
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