Avishek G Dastidar

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Coronavirus outbreak: No landing of international flights for a week starting Sunday

Most of the states and Union territories also imposed fresh restrictions on public transport and gatherings. In Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the closure of restaurants, but takeaway outlets will remain open

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PM Modi decides to form panel for simultaneous polls in country

The government had invited presidents/party chiefs of 40 parties. Of these, 21 parties attended the meeting while three — TDP, AAP and AIADMK — sent their comments through letters.

Pay Rs 300 less while travelling on Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, starting June 15

June 15 onwards, Indian Railways will start a trial in which passengers can opt out of meals while booking tickets of Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express. If the passenger chooses not to eat, he/she will not have to pay eit

Bullet train project: Arvind Panagariya, top officials to visit Japan

Arvind Panagariya, along with the Foreign Secretary, Railway Board Chairman and Secretaries of Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion are scheduled to meet in Tokyo on May 16 to discuss

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Kolkata flyover collapse: Construction firm IVRCL was on Indian Railway Ministry’s watchlist

S C Agnihotri, Chief Managing Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), told The Indian Express, “Because of non-performance, we had terminated a few of their contracts.”

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Indian Railways ticket price less than cost of toothpaste: Rail officials to Suresh Prabhu

Pressure is mounting on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to raise passenger fares. The Railway bureaucracy has compared bus fares with fares of general and sleeper classes...

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India’s ‘fastest train’ beats first Shatabdi by all of two minutes

March 22 trial shows Gatimaan remains hobbled by track, speed restrictions; Chairman, Rail Board, says high-speed trains world over run on straight tracks.

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7th Pay Commission: New action plan to cushion impact

With this background, the finance wizards of Railways have created an action plan to exorcise the CPC bogie deftly next fiscal without hiking either fares or freight rates.

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Railway budget 2016: Govt forms new entity for bullet train; may get Rs 200 cr

Railway budget 2016: The total project cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor being around Rs 98,000 crore, India will have to invest around Rs 18,000 crore to meet its part of the deal.

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2.8 lakh of its pensioners above 80 years, Railways want to run a check

The inspectors, all Indian Railway employees, have been asked to visit the houses of all pensioners in this age bracket, obtain their signatures and, if possible, that of their neighbours as witnesses to certify that the bene


High-speed railway network: Panel under NITI takes over appraisal process

The high-power committee also has secretaries of Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

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Different leadership, same story: Indian Railways still behind on fund utilisation

In November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in Suresh Prabhu to take charge of the Indian Railways.

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Get regulator in 5 years, then scrap Rail Budget: Bibek Debroy panel report

Pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the high-level committee was formed in September to restructure the Railways and suggest ways for resource mobilisation.

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Centre likely to kick off strategic sales with ITDC hotels

The tourism ministry is in the process of moving a Cabinet note soon on strategic disinvestment of ITDC hotels.

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Now, Indian Railways officials who ‘fudge’ train status data to pay ticket refunds

The Indian Railway Ministry seeks to weed out the menace of “wrong reporting” of punctuality data in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of train performance in the system.

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PM Narendra Modi asks why trains late, Railways looks at Emergency for tips

Railway Minister Prabhu is learnt to be taking stock of punctuality figures and asset-failure on a daily basis.

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Rail Budget 2015: Suresh Prabhu gets PM Narendra Modi thumping his desk

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu made it a point to give fillip to ideas and pet schemes of his Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Rail Budget.

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Suresh Prabhu keeps Rail Budget 2015 firmly on track

Railways Minister Minister Suresh Prabhu keeps passenger fares in Rail Budget 2015 intact given the fall in diesel prices, which saved him Rs 5,000 crore this year.

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Rail Budget 2015 at 12 noon: Suresh Prabhu may steer clear of major populist sops

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden, and NDA government's second, Rail Budget 2015 will be devoid of major populist sops.

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Coal, telecom scams former CAG Vinod Rai set to join Indian Railways

In December, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had roped in Rai for a report on transparency.

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Railway reform: Station-to-home drop service among new ideas cleared by Suresh Prabhu

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has approved a bunch of new initiatives, believed to be potential money-spinners for the IRCTC.

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Railway Reform 1: Minister won’t decide on tenders

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu gives powers to zonal railways, Board members.

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