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A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and Lucknow Metro officials. He is likely to discuss alignment and finalization of routes for the metro, an official said. Senior metro officials for the past one week have been scouting for the route trajectory in the state capital. Rajeev Agarwal, the managing director of Lucknow Metro, said surveys were being done to map new routes.

MPs express concern over delay in highway projects

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MPs express concern over delay in highway projects

New Delhi: Parliamentarians, cutting across party lines, today expressed concern in the Lok Sabha over dealy in getting necessary clearances for national highway projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore.In...


Road projects to be bid only with 80 per cent land acquisition: Gadkari

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Road projects to be bid only with 80 per cent land acquisition: Gadkari

New Delhi:No highway projects would be bidout without 80 per cent land acquisition so as to fast-trackinfrastructure development, and a shelf of 300 projects withall clearances will be created, Road T...

Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

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Amid raging violence Gaza church opens doors to refugees

Gaza City: For the first time in years, Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church is packed to overflowing, having offered refuge to hundreds of Palestinians who fled their homes under Israeli bombardment.Aro...

Ukranian PM says Kiev will impose sanctions on Russians supporting rebels

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Ukranian PM says Kiev will impose sanctions on Russians supporting rebels

Kiev: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday Kiev would impose sanctions on Russian individuals and companies who directly or indirectly support "terrorists" fighting ag...

Nitish Kumar calls for action against Sena MPs who force-fed Muslim

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Nitish Kumar calls for action against Sena MPs who force-fed Muslim

Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today strongly condemned Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly forcing a fasting Muslim to eat and sought strong action against people "attacking" religious fai...

Netherlands mourns as MH17 crash victims' bodies leave Ukraine

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Netherlands mourns as MH17 crash victims' bodies leave Ukraine

Kharkiv (Ukraine): Wooden coffins were being brought out on the tarmac of a Ukrainian airport as the first plane carrying corpses recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 readied to leav...

Did US jump the gun in blaming Russia for downing of MH17?

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Did US jump the gun in blaming Russia for downing of MH17?

Eleven years after the United States chased Iraqs non-existent WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction), have the Americans erred again, this time in getting after Russia in the MH17 episode? Has the US-led...