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Major News and Events of 03 May 2015

What Happened on 03 May 2015


AAP led government in Delhi directs DTC to add 500 midi buses

500 midi buses will be added in the fleet of DTC buses in Delhi on the direction of the AAP-led Delhi government. The national capital was facing the shortage buses and because of this Delhiites were finding it difficult to commute. At present approximately 4,700 buses and 1,500 cluster buses are part of DTC. DTC is now in the process of analyzing the cost of procuring midi buses and it is expected that decision will be taken in the next board meeting.

Ten rear coaches of a Duronto Express derailed in Goa

Ten rear coaches of a Duronto Express derailed about 45 km south of Panaji in a tunnel close to Balli railway station in Goa. The train was going Mumbai to Ernakulam. No causalities have been reported so far. The Konkan Railway has issued a statement stating that trains running on the Konkan Railway route via Goa would have either been canceled or diverted.

India seeks UN intervention in Lakhvi's release by Pak court

India seeks UN intervention and pleas to raise the matter with Pakistan in the release of LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. India's permanent representative to the UN Asoke Mukherjee in a letter to the current chair of the UN Sanctions Committee Jim McLay wrote that Lakhvi's release is a violation of the 1267 UN resolution that deals with designated entities and individuals associated with terror groups. Lakhvi, a Mumbai terror attack mastermind was set free by Pakistani court on April 9.

PM Modi calls for focused approach on infrastructure projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked government departments to fast-track all the projects related to modern infrastructure. He asked these departments to adopt a focused approach while spending on urban issues and asked to submit data related to priority areas including toilets, affordable housing and smart cities. Apart from this specific sectors of rural infrastructure, power, coal, renewable energy and petroleum and natural gas were also discussed in meeting in which PM also reviewed all the stalled projects in infrastructure sector. He asked to pay special attention to Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

DoT extends MNP deadline by two months

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) extended the mobile number portability (MNP) deadline by another two months. An extension requested by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) has given a relief to telecom companies. Now these service providers have enough time to make technical adjustments in their networks. The announcement on MNP was made in July 2014 Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stating that India could expect full countrywide MNP by March 2015.

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP government on real estate bill

Earlier it was the land acquisition law and now it is the real estate bill for which Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Modi government. Congress is stating that the bill favours private builders not consumer. To increase the outreach of this initiative Rahul Gandhi met home buyers from Delhi and NCR at an event organized by Congress. He called the real estate bill a 'pro-builder' and 'anti-consumer'.




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