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Rail Budget 2015: Freight hike to hit food

Pulses, cement, coal and steel prices may get affected

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

NDA woos its ‘friends, allies’ over land bill

NDA woos its ‘friends, allies’ over land bill

As the government asserts its firm stance on the land acquisition ordinance and the bill that is set to replace it, government managers have started preparing the groundwork for passage of the bill in

Japan companies struggle in India

Japanese companies are facing a “series of problems” in India related to taxation and infrastructure, Japan’s Ambassador to India Takeshi Yagi said on Thursday.

Five-year action plan for railway safety

Union minister Suresh Prabhu, in the Rail Budget, committed to unveil a five-year action plan for safety in railways.

Delhiites: Trains must be more secure, clean

Commuters travel by a train at Loni railway station in Ghaziabad on Thursday. PTI

There were mixed reactions in Delhi on Thursday to railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden Rail Budget, which had a slew of announcements and new measures to provide a better rail experience to passen

India Inc welcomes Rail Budget, terms it pragmatic

Despite the displeasure of stock markets, India Inc welcomed the railway budget of the Modi government presented by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday as pragmatic.

AC coaches in Mumbai suburban trains soon

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced that the railways would soon start commissioning of air-conditioned EMU service on Mumbai suburban sections after comprehensive assessments of ongo

Arvind Kejriwal writes to Manohar Lal over Munak water

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar requesting him to ensure adequate release of raw water through the Munak canal to meet the drinking water re

India gets $34.9 billion in remittances

India has received $34.9 billion in remittances in the first six months of 2014-15 and is likely to surpass the previous year’s $69.6 billion by end of the current fiscal.

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.

“It’s always time to say goodbye Said the spider to the fly As he wove his tangled web With a crocodile tear in his eye. It’s easier jumping over the moon Sang the cow to a feline tune