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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

Suresh Prabhu: On the fast track

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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates a new platform at Kanjurmarg railway station from Dadar through remote control in Mumbai on May 21. (Photo: PTI)

SP to BJP: Where are achchhe din?

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav distributing cycles during Vikas rally in Budaun. (Photo: PTI)

Even while Uttar Pradesh has not repeated the same party in state elections in over two-and-a-half decades, chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that the trend could

Railway to partner foreign govts for big projects

Suresh Prabhu (Photo: G.N. JHA)

In a first-of-its-kind move, the railway ministry has decided to go for “government-to-government (G-G)” partnerships with other countries for its big-ticket projects.

‘In the next 3-4 years, all trains will run fast and on time’

Suresh Prabhu (Photo: G.N. JHA)

Indian Railways is poised to become India’s principal engagement with foreign countries.

Mamata Banerjee might give BJP Rajya Sabha support

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets with the supporters after her party's thumping win. (Photo: PTI)

The victory of two power women, J.

Quick-tweeter Suresh Prabhu is subject of IIM-Ahmedabad study

The use of social media by railway minister Suresh Prabhu has caught the attention of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, which will now study the grievance redressal of the passengers by the ra

Panel to focus on tech for berths, platforms

The Railways will soon invite people to join the technological challenge to give solutions on three key issues involving the enhancement of coach berths, better planning of the platforms and monetisat

Parliament may raise own security force

After the Pathankot airbase attack, Parliament security has initiated the process to equip itself with wherewithal to safeguard the Raisina Hill premises from any possible drone, biological or chemica

Mayawati backs Congress with eye on UP elections

BSP supremo Mayawati addresses at an election rally ahead of Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections. (Photo: PTI)

In a calculated move with her eyes clearly set on next year’s Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, BSP supremo Mayawati supported the Congress in the crucial trial of strength in the Uttarakhand Assem

There is a celebratory air about the recent elections in West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu that is intriguing. The celebration is at two levels.

Critic Martin Esslin had coined the term “Theatre of the Absurd” in 1960 to describe the plays written after the Second World War, which were totally unconventional and left people who came to watch t