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Political battle rages on Sethusamudram project

BJP, AIADMK oppose the project while DMK and CPI-M support the Sethusamudram shipping project across the Palk Strait. T E Narasimhan reportsWith the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the......

Ram Sethu: VHP to hold 2-day meet on June 15-16

With a view to strengthening its movement against the Rs 2,400 crore Sethusamudram Shipping Canal, involving dredging of the Ram Sethu (Adam's Bridge), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will organise a......

Sethu project not good for big ships: Naval chief

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, aimed at deepening the waters in Palk Straits, is a 'viable' one but will not be useful for the navigation of the big ships, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral......

RSS will not allow Sethu project: Sudarshan

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has said it will not allow the Centre to go ahead with the Sethusamudram ship canal project as it posed a "challenge" to Indian culture."The RSS is not prepared to......

Lord Ram pendant saves TN Congress chief's life

Lord Ram, who is at the centre of a controversy over the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, appears to have come to the rescue of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president M Krishnaswamy, when an......

Sethu project faces 20-30% cost surge

The Rs 2,427.40-crore (Rs 24.27 billion) Sethusamudram canal project off the Tamil Nadu coast will face a cost escalation of over 20 to 30 per cent and a delay of over a year if the government......

Govt clears Sethusamudram project

The government on Thursday cleared the long-delayed Sethusumudram Ship Canal Project off Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu that would vastly reduce distance between east and west coasts of India.The Rs......

Sethusamudram controversy back in the spotlight

There seems to be no end to the 16-year-old war over the controversial Sethusamudram project. The project involves dredging the stretch of water between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka to make it......

Nath inherits a muddy highways programme

India's Ministry of Surface Transport is well known as a cash cow for the political party in power, and thus for the minister in charge if he is so minded, because of the massive contracts......

Sagarmala project in muddy waters

The much-hyped Sagarmala project, which envisages integrated development of ports, shipping and inland water transport, appears to be losing steam. While a formal Cabinet approval is still......
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