Uttar Pradesh to get Rs 400 crore for airports

NEW DELHI: With an eye on the upcoming UP elections, the Centre on Monday said it will provide Rs 400 crore to develop airports in Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur and Bareilly. Minister of state for aviation Mahesh Sharma said the government will study the feasibility of developing no frills airports in Meerut, Faizabad and Moradabad. "The case of constructing airport in Jewar (Greater Noida) had been sent to the ministry of defence for their no objection certificate," Sharma said. The minister [...]

Cabinet reshuffle: Only PM Modi, Amit Shah know final list

Going by the sources in the BJP, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah took almost two months – during which they had several meetings that went on for hours – to finalise the list of new ministers to be inducted in the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. There were rumours, speculation and whispers in the corridors of power over the aspirants and possible names. But everyone admitted that even the being names considered were known only [...]

Going Beyond the Headlines: Decoding the First Flight of Tejas

Delhiites usually look out for the 1st day of July with a lot of hope. It is, after all, the day when the monsoon is supposed to make a landfall in the capital which has by then, been battling the relentless summers for more than two months. This year it was slightly different. The monsoons were late (as they are usually) and right at the heart of Delhi, the hopes of a few hundred people at the Indian Air [...]