Rail Budget 2014-15: 58 new trains, branded foods, cleanliness, focus on safety

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda

In the first ever budget speech presented by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, the Indian Railways plans to introduce 58 new trains which includes 5 Jansadharan Trains, 6 AC Express Trains, 5 Premium Trains, 8 Passenger Trains, 27 Express Trains, 2 MEMU services & 5 DEMU services this year. Promising to move ahead on the [...]

New Poverty Line: Rs 32 in Villages & Rs 47 in cities

economic growth in india

A panel headed by former RBI governor C Rangarajan has dismissed the Suresh Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty & said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5% of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor. As per the report submitted by Mr [...]

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Centre considering CBI probe

Sunanda Pushkar

Controversy into the former Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar death probe deepened as senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and noted lawyer Subramanian Swamy shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a CBI probe into the matter. “I have written to the prime minister seeking a CBI probe into Sunanda Pushkar’s [...]

Narendra Modi to flag off first Katra-Udhampur train

katra udhampur train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the inaugural Katra-Udhampur train July 4, 2014 (Friday) his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming office. Narendra Modi flagged off a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) which will serve as special train to the Hindu holy shrine of Vaishno Devi. Katra-Udhampur rail line is around 25 kilometers-long [...]

Trial run of semi high-speed Delhi-Agra train today

indian high speed train

In a bid to make travel between Delhi-Agra, a popular tourist destination, faster, the Indian Railways will on July 3 hold a trial run of a semi-high speed train between the two destinations. The test run will see the train travelling upto a speed of 160kmph. If everything goes as planned, the service will start [...]

AIIMS accuses Tharoor & Azad for influencing Sunanda’s murder report

Sunanda Pushkar death

The controversy over Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious death seems to be deepening, with reports today saying that All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) doctor Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was pressurised to give a tailor made report in Sunanda death case. Doctor Sudhir Gupta, who was heading the panel that conducted the post-mortem of [...]

ISRO’s PSLV C23 launched successfully: Modi congratulates scientists

ISRO’s PSLV C23 launch

In an exclusive commercial launch, witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s national space agency ISRO, launched PSLV C23 with 5 satellites from four countries from the spaceport of Sriharikota. The launch of rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.52 am today. PSLV lifted off [...]

Modi to meet Obama in Washington

Modi to meet Obama

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has earlier been denied US visa as the chief minister of Gujarat, is now likely to meet US President Barack Obama in Washington this September. According to reports, Modi has decided to go to the US for the UN General Assembly meeting. During the course of his trip, Narendra Modi [...]

Twin blasts at Chennai Central railway station

blasts in Chennai railway station

A woman passenger was killed and at least 9 others were injured, two of them seriously, in two blasts that ripped through two coaches of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express at the Chennai railway station on Thursday, officials said. Southern Railway general manager Rakesh Mishra said reporters that the blasts took place at around 7:45am in S4 [...]

Rajiv Gandhi’s killers not to be released for now

Rajiv Gandhi killers

The Supreme Court today deferred the verdict in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and referred the case to a larger Constitution Bench. The Constitution Bench will now decide whether the Tamil Nadu government can release a life term convict whose death sentence has been converted into life imprisonment. Saying that an interim [...]

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