Govt approves Lucknow Metro Rail Project Phase-1
Covering a length of 22.878 km with 22 stations, the project will cost Rs. 6,928 crore which will be supported by Government of India with Rs.1,300 crore in the form of equity and subordinate debt. The Project will be implemented by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation , which will be reconstituted into a 50:50 jointly owned company of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh. Out of the total route length of 22.878 km, elevated route will be 19.4 km while underground route length will be 3.4 km. with total 19 elevated and three underground metro stations. The metro train will ply between Chowdhary Charan Singh Airport and Munshi Pulia.
PM backs FM Arun Jaitley on DDCA issue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come out in support of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the issue of alleged irregularity in DDCA. In the meeting of BJP parliamentary party Prime Minister termed these allegation a conspiracy of Congress and said that Jaitley will come out clean in this matter. Prime Minister said Arun Jaitley will come through with flying colours in the same manner as L K Advani did in Hawala case.
6 US soldiers killed by suicide attack near Kabul
In Afghanistan, six American soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting NATO troops near Bagram Air Base.
New Zealand captain Brendon Mccullum announces retirement
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of international cricket at the end of the home series against Australia in February next year. McCullum, made the announcement in Christchurch a day after his team won the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0.
Paswan inaugurates National Consumer Day celebrations
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday inaugurated the National Consumer Day celebrations in the capital. this year’s theme is Safe & Healthy Food: Combating Food Adulteration. The Minister said Country needs a revolution in consumer affairs and the government is doing its best to protect the interest of the consumers.