Human rights experts from the United Nations have condemned the apparent disproportionate use of force by the police against protesters in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, over health and environmental concerns arising out of the copper smelting plant, which led to the death of 13 people.
Despite the Finance Ministrys objections, Indian Railways is pushing ahead with a proposal to involve the private sector in redeveloping 600 stations on an extended 99-year lease – as opposed to the 45-year lease proposed earlier for 400 stations.
In a new move to benefit passengers travelling out of Vellore, the Chennai Central-Coimbatore Shatabdi will now stop at Katpadi Junction railway station on an experimental basis for six months.
The Pavagada Solar Park, touted to be the largest in the world, will be launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on March 1.
India’s first hyperloop is likely to come up between Amaravati and Vijayawada and will begin soon, if all goes well.
The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) will organise the country’s first startup competition on energy storage, electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and micro-grids as part of its fifth international conference and expo here on January 11-12, the industry body has announced.