articles by Aman Sharma


From India's Easternmost Village to near LAC: Modi government paves way for 78-km Arunachal road

The Narendra Modi government on 1 February began the process to build a new road from Dong village to Jachep camp in Arunachal Pradesh, inviting bids to construct it within the next three years


BRO starts process for 135-km road near LAC from Chushul to Demchok

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on 23 January invited bids for constructing the Chushul-Dungti-Fukche-Demchok highway, also known as the CDFD road


Centre seeks 3 lakh km 'Colour Shift Security Thread' for currency notes but with Pak-China disclaimer

The ‘Colour Shift Security Thread’ is a major security feature to ensure the authenticity of a currency note to distinguish it from counterfeit ones


Father, son bring royal family drama for BJP in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu

Maheshwar Singh, BJP's former MLA and scion of the Kullu princely state, is now fighting as an Independent after the BJP cancelled his candidature earlier this week. His son is also contesting as an Independent candidate from the adjoining Banjar seat


With R-Day tableau, visual treats, government readies to show 'Soul of India' at first ever G20 presidency

The foreign dignitaries are also expected to be accompanied by their spouses during the G20 Summit, Sherpa and Ministerial meetings


Kashmir: Government to boost tourism by installing 'Srinagar Eye' in Dal Lake

The Dal Lake is the biggest tourist attraction in Kashmir and a sight to behold with the mountain ridges which are reflected in its waters. It is most visited in the spring season and in the month of October


Himachal Pradesh: PGI Satellite Hospital in key Una district to be ready in two years; Bids invited

There has been a demand in Himachal Pradesh for a big hospital, with locals having to visit the PGIMER in Chandigarh for specialised treatment. The BJP had promised the hospital before the 2019 elections and BJP president JP Nadda, then the Union Health Minister, had also laid its foundation stone


In 11 months, PM GatiShakti plan uproots hurdles, speeds up projects; all states on board

Eleven months after the PM unveiled the major infra game-changer, over 900 layers of data of central ministries and 654 layers of data of states are available at the click of a button. Nearly 1,300 issues have been resolved in projects for speedy implementation.


Sanjay Prasad, Yogi's trusted aide and helping hand during COVID, is now UP's most powerful bureaucrat

Prasad replaces Navneet Sehgal, who was handling Information as the Additional Chief Secretary and has now been moved to Sports, and Awanish Awasthi, who was handling Home and retired on 31 August after the Centre did not approve his extension


New awareness campaign on Aadhaar to focus on its day-to-day use in availing welfare schemes: UIDAI

More than 130 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated so far, but UIDAI feels there is still a great need to communicate to the residents the benefits of Aadhaar, updating their details in Aadhaar and the role it can play in their day-to-day life


Health ministry to give Ayushman cards to 25 crore people by end of financial year

The health ministry has reached out to other central government ministries seeking updated databases of their welfare schemes


With an eye on 2024 polls, Centre fast-tracks airport project in UP's Fursatganj for smooth landing at Amethi and Raebar

Fursatganj falls in the Amethi district but is very close to Raebareli as well, the parliamentary constituency of Sonia Gandhi


99.9% adults in India have Aadhaar number and ‘use it at least once a month’, says UIDAI

The overall Aadhaar coverage stands at 92.7 per cent, with nearly 100 per cent coverage amongst adults, 92.5 per cent coverage among children between 5-18 years of age, and 25 per cent amongst children below five years, according to a booklet released by the agency


Presidential Polls results: Massive cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu exposes Opposition's unity

TMC, one of the largest Opposition parties in Parliament, said it was not consulted by the Congress before Alva was announced as the UPA’s vice president pick


Centre sets 30 September deadline to award pending works under Har Ghar Jal scheme

The government is also launching a special campaign, Har Ghar Jal Utsav, from 25 July to 'certify' 1.54 lakh villages in the country that have reported 100 percent coverage under the scheme


'Bug bounty programme': UIDAI calls for 20 top ethical hackers to understand vulnerabilities in Aadhaar data security

According to an order by the UIDAI, 20 individual hackers or groups would be given a chance to study the UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) that stores the Aadhaar data of 1.32 billion Indians


'Expecting economic gain', India seeks bids for Rs 6,000 crore worth expansion of Gujarat’s Deendayal Port

The move will significantly increase the cargo-handling capacity of the Deendayal Port in Kandla, amidst competition from the privately controlled Mundra Port in Gujarat


UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar data, to go local for IT needs to avoid malware or embedded code

UIDAI has decided to establish a Proof of Concept environment at UIDAI office, located at Bengaluru, to facilitate Indian OEMs to demonstrate their products and capabilities


Udaipur tailor murder: Here's how lapses led to Kanhaiya Lal's brutal death

Kanhaiya Lal was brutally murdered on Tuesday by two men who have now been nabbed, two weeks after he asked the police to give him protection


From Gandhis, Yadavs to Badals and Thackerays: Dynasties losing hold on voters, insiders

The Shiv Sena is on the verge of a split with only son Aaditya Thackeray left as a minister-MLA by the side of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray