Is the urban water system breaking?

Bengaluru, often celebrated for being a ‘garden city’, the ‘IT capital’ of the country, and its pleasant weather, has been making headlines this year for facing a severe water crisis following the drought of 2023. The water crisis is also likely to hit other urban centres and rural areas. According to a recent weekly bulletin … Read more

Red Sea disruptions ring India alarm bells | India News

The targeted strikes by the US and the UK on Houthi militia have increased the worry for policymakers as the disruption around Red Sea has now begun to impact supply chains apart from making shipping schedules erratic. While the commerce department is working on an inter-ministerial consultation next week to address some of the concerns … Read more

Government tightens rules for NH maintenance

Waking up to complaints and issues related to maintenance of National Highways (NHs), the road transport ministry has now made it mandatory for contractors and executing agencies to submit evidence of time-stamped and geo-tagged photos of ‘before works and after maintenance’, while submitting bills. The move comes amid widespread criticism over the Centre focusing on … Read more

Zomato launches Xtreme

Zomato has launched intra-city parcel delivery app Xtreme the service will allow merchants to send and receive small parcels within the city packages can weigh up to 10 kgs with the price starting at Rs 35 aim is to leverage Zomato’s existing fleet of 3lakh+ riders for additional revenue it will compete with Swiggy’s Genie, … Read more