More than two years after these were purchased by the Municipal Corporation (MC), the mechanised road sweeping machines continue to be money guzzlers.

While the utility of these machines purchased from Italy had been under scanner, it has come to light that Rs. 32.63 lakh has been paid in excess to the amount approved by the General House for the project. Besides, around Rs.

13th Finance Commission has projected a growth rate of 14.14 per cent.

Mumbai: Without stronger basic infrastructure, particularly better roads, water supplies, sanitation, electricity, information and communications technology and other essential services, developing countries will be hard-pressed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets, said Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Haruhiko Kuroda.

The MDGs are eight internationally-agreed targets,

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: When a bright streetlight itself is a mirage on many of the city roads, the residents here might not dare to dream of immediate rectification of power failures.

Following The Indian Express report, building of Pinjore road put on hold, debris disposal gets priority

The Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board (HPPCB) has asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to immediately stop work on the Pinjore-Shimla highway.

Opens Up Turf War With Power Min, Undercuts India

Action for Green, the city

The World Bank today approved four loans worth $4.3 billion (about Rs 20,631 crore) to help India finance its infrastructure programmes and further strengthen the capital base of state-run banks. The approved loan includes a a budgetary support of $2 billion for capital infusion in select public sector banks to help them maintain credit growth.

The Word Bank (WB) is satisfied with the spending of its funds in Bangladesh during the first five months of the present government and pledged increased assistance for rapid socio-economic development of the country.