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New rail body to delink fares from politics

The Centre is set to constitute a Rail Development Authority (RDA) that will not only recommend passenger and freight fares but also lay down a road map for the transformation of Indian Railways.

Maoist violence ebbing, vikas reaching villages

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das has warned all those involved in the religious conversion of tribals that the state will take strong action against such activities and, if need be, a strong law will be put in place. While 22 out of 24 districts in Jharkhand are declared affected by Left-wing extremism, Mr Das, in an interview to Manish Anand, claimed that Maoists have mostly been tamed and only goons are now engaged in extortion.

Centre may drop separate Rail Budget

The Central government is thinking about doing away with a separate Rail Budget.

How 29th state was born. And the what-ifs...

Jairam Ramesh	(Photo: Bunny Smith)

Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, author of Old History, New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, claims if TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu had made TRS chief K.

Rise in seniors availing rebate

An alarm bell is ringing in the ministry of railways on account of steep rise in senior citizens claiming concessions on ticket booking in trains.

BJP MP finds govt has no data on achievements

After returning to the winning ways with the Assam verdict, the BJP has high hopes from Uttar Pradesh, and wants 71 MPs to deliver the state to the saffron kitty in the next year Assembly polls.

Samajwadi Party rides high on BJP food scheme

In the ongoing propaganda blitzkrieg for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the ruling Samajwadi Party seems a step ahead of the BJP, which is riding on achievements of the Modi government

Ajit Singh’s Rajya Sabha hope dashed as SP refuses to cooperate

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh (Photo: PTI)

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh’s last ditch effort to revive his political space in Uttar Pradesh and get himself a Rajya Sabha berth was dashed on Monday after Samajwadi Party general secre

Ajit knocks on Mulayam door for berth in Rajya Sabha

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Photo: PTI)

RLD chief Ajit Singh’s desperation to get a Rajya Sabha berth appears to have made him knock on all doors, and finally he is seeking to do business with the Samajwadi Party.

Railways may soon get $500 million World Bank loan

After securing a soft loan from Japan to build India’s first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the ministry of railways will soon wrap up a similar loan from the World Bank for $500 m

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