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Submarine INS Arihant’s nuclear reactor goes ‘critical’

Submarine INS Arihant’s nuclear reactor goes ‘critical’

India's indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has moved a step closer toward its operational deployment by the Navy as its nuclear reactor has been activated.

Sources, with direct knowledge of the development, said, "The nuclear reactor on board the INS Arihant has been made critical (activated) last night."

The operational deployment of the INS Arihant by the Navy would complete India's nuclear triad, which means the company would become capable of firing nuclear-tipped missiles from land, air as well as sea.

Govt. to award projects worth Rs 150,000 crore in next six months

Govt. to award projects worth Rs 150,000 crore in next six months

The Congress-led UPA government has plans to award projects worth Rs 150,000 crore in the next six months to provide a much-needed boost to the country's log-jammed infrastructure sector.

The target was set during a review meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Ministers and senior officials of six core ministries, viz. coal, power, roads, railways, shipping and civil aviation, participated in the meeting. Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the deputy chairman of Planning Commission, were also present at the meeting.

ISB attracts significantly higher number of recruiters

ISB attracts significantly higher number of recruiters

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has claimed that its 2013 batch of students has attracted the highest number of recruiters, who have offered the biggest number jobs.

ISB said that a total of 421 companies have already participated in its integrated placement programme, offering a total of 798 jobs to its post graduate management students. The figures are 21 per cent and 27 per cent higher respectively from the previous year.

The management school’s 2013 placement season started in December and will come to an end in May.

Newly inaugurated Sai Ashram can accommodate over 8,000 devotees at a time

Newly inaugurated Sai Ashram can accommodate over 8,000 devotees at a time

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday inaugurated the Shri Saibaba Sansthan's new dharamshala (housing complex), which is capable of accommodating more than 8,000 devotees at a time.

Inaugurated on the occasion of Maharashtrian New Year (Gudi Padva), the housing complex, Sai Ashram, was initiated at the behest of a donation of Rs 110 crore by a devotee - KV Ramani.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be about Rs 165 crore.

Govt Calms Worries Related to Three New Dams on Brahmaputra

Govt Calms Worries Related to Three New Dams on Brahmaputra

According to the revelations of a recent report, apprehensions regarding the three dams under development on the Brahmaputra by China have been decided to be relieved by the government.

It is being said by the government that the projects would have no impact on India since the water comes from Arunachal Pradesh in the river.

Amidst Cong-SP Words War, FM Praises UP Government

Amidst Cong-SP Words War, FM Praises UP Government

In midst of speculations that Samajwadi Party may decide to take back its support from the UPA alliance, Finance Minister, P Chidambaram has declared that the central government would be with UP government in all the circumstances.

In a function held in Lucknow on Friday, FM appreciated UP CM, Akhilesh Yadav and said that UPA government will do its best for the development of the state. The function was held for the inauguration of 300 new bank branches in the state.

Cherie Blair Visits Gujarat To See Practical Use of Mobile-Based Application

Cherie Blair Visits Gujarat To See Practical Use of Mobile-Based Application

Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, was present in Gujarat to see the how women in districts of Gujarat have been using a mobile based application which is developed by her foundation, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

The application named as `Rudi Sandesha Vyavhar' has been developed for women working in a projected named as Rural Distribution Network India (RUDI).

RCF Kapurthala to build super-luxury Anubhuti coaches

RCF Kapurthala to build super-luxury Anubhuti coaches

The rail coach factory (RCF) in Kapurthala, Punjab, will be assigned with the task of building super-luxury class Anubhuti coaches Shatabdi, RCF officials said.

The officials said that they had been informed verbally that the Railway Board had decided to place the order for building Anubhuti coaches for to RCF Kapurthala.

The announcement about the introduction of super-luxury class Anubhuti coaches was made in the recently tabled rail budget by railway minister Pawan Bansal.

Corporate America sends big industry delegation to Aero India 2013

Corporate America sends big industry delegation to Aero India 2013

The Aero India 2013 show, which is beginning on February 6 in Bangalore, has attracted several aero space industry delegations from various countries.

Corporate America has sent one of its biggest industry delegations to the show to display the best from the U. S. The high-powered Executive Defence Mission of U. S. India Business Council will also meet top officials from the Ministry of Defence.

Railway hikes passenger fares across all classes after 10 years

Railway hikes passenger fares across all classes after 10 years

The Government on Wednesday announced its decision to hike railway passenger fares across the board in all classes, effective midnight of January 21.

Announcing the first passenger fare hikes in around a decade, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the move would generate an additional Rs 6,600 crore per year. Between January 21 and March 31, the hikes will generate additional Rs 1200 crore.

Fares of Express and Second Class Mail trains will go up by 4 paise per kilometer, while travel by Sleeper Class will become costlier by 6 paise per kilometer.