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    Japan OKs Rs 5,500 cr for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

    Mumbai: Clearing the air on the stoppage of funds for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved the loan, amounting to 80,547 million Japanese yen or approximately Rs 5,500 crore on Friday. An agreement was signed between JICA and the union government, wherein Japan was to provide an official development assistance (ODA) loan for the bullet train project – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project. The

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    Japan funding brake on Modi bullet train

    Mumbai: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has reportedly slammed brakes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, by stopping the release of funds. Farmers from Maharashtra and Gujarat have opposed this project and the JICA has made it clear to the Government of India to first resolve this issue, and only then will it release the funds.

  • 22-km long Mumbai Trans-Harbour Sea Link to be ready by 2021

    The construction of the sea link is likely to begin by February end. The ambitious MTHL will cut down travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai by 30 minutes. The project includes a six-lane bridge which would be at least 16.5km long creek bridge with 5.5km viaducts on land on either side.

  • JICA getting MTDC assistance in Phase-II of Ajanta-Ellora project

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) on Tuesday said it is assisting the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) team on phase-II of the Ajanta Ellora conservation and Tourism Development Project.

  • JICA Delegates want Metro Rail DPR changed

    BHOPAL :  Delegates of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), who are in the state capital, wanted amendments in detailed project reports (DPR) particularly at curving points.

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    Increasing interdependence of Japan and India

    Last week, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, made his second trip to India during the Modi government’s tenure. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked how incredulous most people had been when they were told that (in Sept 2014) Japan would invest $35 billion in five years. “The figure had surprised many at that time, but today, within a short time span, unimaginable progress has been made, and the contours of

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    Bribery scam: Rane compares Goa Crime Branch to ‘Gestapo’

    Panaji: Against the backdrop of two Congress leaders on police radar in Louis Berger bribery case, Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly Pratapsingh Rane today compared the state Crime Branch to be acting like Nazi German police ‘Gestapo’.  “There is some kind of Gestapo. There has been some leakage of information which is defaming our members,” Rane alleged during the ongoing Assembly session when the House assembled for the day. Gestapo was

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