Summary

Internet must be open: TRAI backs net neutrality

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday recommended upholding the basic principe of net neutrality by keeping the Internet open and prohibiting any service provider from discriminating on the basis of content by either blocking, throttling or fast laning any apps, websites or web services

Fewer bad air days this year, data shows

Delhi has seen more good, satisfactory and moderate air quality days till November 28 this year as compared to last year, a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) analysis has shown

1st phase of Chabahar port work over, Iran tells India, eyes Sunday launch

Iran on Tuesday conveyed to India that it has completed the first phase of work on Chabahar port.

Pope in Myanmar, makes no mention of Muslim Rohingya

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for 'each ethnic group and its identity'.

Editorial

Not yet Custom Made

India's position in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking has jumped from 130 to 100. This is a commendable imrpovement and should be seen as a result of various ongoing efforts to imporve business processes in the country. Trading across bordersis one of the areas that is taken into account in assessing the ease of doing business. India's performance in this respect can also be quantified by measuring the average 'release time' of cargo at customs ports. This performance can be effectively gauged by conducting a time release study carried out as per the guidelines of the World Customs Organization (WCO).

One giant leap, for all

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High speed Rail (MAHSR) project is the most ambitious and the largest rail project envisaged in India. It would propel India to the elite league of nations which have high speed trains and is also a project which would symbolise tna dinstill national pride among the citizens of the country. As over 3000 kmph, it would mark a paradigm shift for the India Railways (IR), which still has average speeds inthe range of 50 and 23 kmph for passenger and goods trains respectively. The high speed railway network would dramatically change the way and notion of the people in India towards travekl as hitherto overnight distances between the major cities of India would get reduced and compressed to around 2-3 hours. This is lower than the total time of travel by air. In such a state, any misgivings and wrong perceptions about the high speed railways should be shunned as it would boost the economy and would provide safe travel options for the people.

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