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Centre set to push key bills in session

The Centre is all set to introduce the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) and Consumer Protections Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, which is commencing from Monday next week.

Suresh Prabhu puts high-speed rail corridors on fast track

Suresh Prabhu puts high-speed rail corridors on fast track (Source: PTI)

Armed with detailed reports on nine semi-high speed rail corridors, railway minister Suresh Prabhu is likely to unveil a roadmap to speed up their execution soon.

NHAI chief loses power to appoint top officials

Five months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the mantra of perform or perish to bureaucrats, a move appears to have begun in the Centre to strip top officials of their power.

Apple production down in J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand


The Centre is alarmed at the sharp decline in productivity of prized apple farming in the key states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Roadshows for railway FDI in US, Europe and Japan

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Suresh Prabhu railway minister, a move is afoot in the cash-starved Indian Railways to hardsell the recently-allowed FDI to the international market.

Potato price defies trend in inflation

Even while food inflation is in a tailspin, the potato is defying all attempts of the Modi government to tame its prices.

Inefficiency cost Sadanand Gowda railways?

Lack of performance, not being able to push through projects, along with his inability to curb corruption in the railways apparently led to easing out of Union minister D.V.

‘Winnability key, not just numbers’

Amid the resurgent BJP, the NDA alliance partner Lok Jan Shakti Party is reconciling to the prospect of contesting on lesser number of seats in next year’s Bihar Assembly elections.

Veggie scheme in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat soon


The Centre will roll out the scheme soon in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Corporates & NGOs roped in to control vegetable prices

Amid soaring vegetable prices, the Narendra Modi government will soon unveil a scheme with corporate support to end shortages of kitchen staples through greenhouse cultivation on a large scale.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?