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Poll-bound Bihar, Bengal are given special package

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference at Old Secretariat in Patna. (Photo: AP)

Will BJP benefit politically as polls near in both states?

Bullet train dream to stay afloat for long time

The Rail Budget has clearly indicated that the bullet train dream would remain afloat for much longer time, with Union minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu subtly orienting government’s priority to semi-h

Suresh Prabhu vows rail ‘rebirth’ in 4 years, hikes freight by 10 per cent

  Suresh Prabhu (right) and MoS Manoj Sinha arrive at Parliament House with Railway Budget papers—(Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

Staying off the beaten track of hiking passenger fares and annoucing a long list of new trains, railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, in his maiden Rail Budget, has sought to put the Railways on t

Railways will get financial muscle today

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, in his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, will unveil major the roadmap for transformation of railways by adding strong financial muscle.

Rail Budget: Speed, safety Suresh Prabhu’s mantra; 3 per cent cess likely

Speed, safety Suresh Prabhu’s mantra; 3 per cent cess likely (Photo: DC/File)

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden Budget on Thursday is likely to give a major thrust to “speed and safety”.

Budget may give major boost to railways, roads and power

The upcoming Budget is likely to give a major boost to the Railways, roads and power sector, with the finance minister gearing up to provide for substantial budgetary allocation to pave ways for turna

PMO VIP desk to speed up response

In a move to ensure fast-tracking response and action taken on letters written by prominent people, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is setting up a VIP desk with designated nodal officers in each of

AAP eyes Punjab; Bihar test for BJP

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal celebrates with his family members. AP

The BJP’s shock drubbing in the Delhi polls is likely to make the saffron party revisit its strategy for the Bihar Assembly polls due later this year.

BJP needs to revisit Bihar plan

The BJP in the recent days had been propping up the Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi, and encouraging fence sitters in the JD-U to rebel against senior party leader Nitish Kumar.

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.