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  • HC directs status quo on Kandi Municipality chairman’s poll

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today directed status quo be maintained on election to the post of chairman of Kandi Municipality in view of alleged abduction of an independent councillor. Justice I P Mukherjee directed that status quo be maintained on the election till disposal of a petition challenging the process in view of alleged abduction of councillor Debojyoti Roy, whose vote would have played a pivotal role in the election to the

  • 2016 Rail Budget will make backbone of India’s overall development: FICCI

    New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Welcoming the Railway Budget 2016-17, FICCI President Harshavardhan Neotia said that the budget presented today is aimed at making railways the backbone of India’s overall development. Based upon the three critical strategy-pillars, the budget will provide an initiative towards improving the quality of customer experience, overcoming challenges and making railways an engine of employment generation and economic growth.

  • Anish Kapoor sculpture fetches Rs 4.8 cr in Mumbai auction

    Mumbai: A large concave stainless steel sculpture by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor sold for Rs 4.8 crores (USD 705,882) at Saffronart’s Evening Sale of modern and contemporary Indian art here.

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    Delhi police ran away from situation in JNU: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today accused Delhi Police of running away from the situation in JNU, where students “challenged” law and order and said the issue indicated a law and order meltdown.

  • More lower berths for elderly, e-tickets easier for disabled

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is fulfilling its social obligations towards Divyang, senior citizens and women travellers, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday while presenting the rail budget in the Lok Sabha.

  • Rajasthan Budget session expected to be stormy

    Jaipur: The Budget session of Rajasthan assembly beginning next week is likely to be a stormy affair with opposition Congress gearing up to corner the state government on the issues of alleged derogatory remarks by two BJP MLAs and disinvestment of some units of power plants.

  • Rail Minister quotes Modi, Atal, Harivansh Rai and Buddha in Budget speech

    The Railway Budget was announced today, in the Lok Sabha of the Parliament, while the Budget seems to be promising  and filled with new aspirations for the Indian  people. One of the key announcement was no hike in railway fares, while others dissect and analyse the Railway Budget. We would like to present you some of the quotes that our Rail Minister, Suresh Prabhu, quoted during his speech.

  • Rail budget focuses on amenities for common man: Maha BJP

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP today hailed the Railway Budget saying it focuses on providing amenities to the ordinary commuters and also aims at improving services delivery. “There is an effort to improve railway services. At the same time, fare hike has been avoided,” state BJP president Raosaheb Danve said here.

  • HC adjourns hearing on PIL challenging Sanjay Dutt’s release 

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has adjourned hearing of a PIL challenging the early release on remission of Sanjay Dutt from Pune’s Yerawada prison, after observing that there was no urgency as the actor has already been released today. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere sought to know from petitioner Pradeep Bhalekar, a social activist, why he approached the court at the last minute.

  • 10 digital friendly initiatives in ‘Railway Budget 2016-17’

    The initiative taken by Government of India to lead the country on a digital platform seems to be coming closer to reality with the latest embellishment of the Railway Budget 2016-17. Keeping in mind the ‘Digital India’ programme, the central government took major steps in providing digitalized solutions through their points mentioned in the Railway Budget for this year. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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    More chargesheets would be filed against Bhujbals

    Mumbai: A charge sheet will be filed within a month against former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal in a case of alleged kickbacks received in the award of contract of state central library in Kalina campus of Mumbai University here, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) told the Bombay High Court here today.

  • Jiah case: HC grants interim stay on trial against Pancholi

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted an interim stay on trial against actor Sooraj Pancholi in the Jiah Khan suicide case, following a petition by the victim’s mother against the CBI’s charge sheet terming the death as suicide.

  • Railway Budget has cheated people: Lalu Yadav

    Patna: RJD President Lalu Prasad today said Railway Budget has cheated people as it has nothing to offer. He also said there was no concern for ‘safety’ aspect in the Budget.

  • Grand welcome awaits Sanjay Dutt’s homecoming

    Mumbai: A grand welcome awaits Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is on way home after being released from Pune’s Yerawada prison, as the lane leading to his building dons several banners while a band of drummers is all prepared to greet him.

  • Railways to mobilise Rs 20,000 cr from mkt borrowing in FY’17

    New Delhi: Indian Railways will borrow Rs 20,000 crore from markets through its two companies IRFC and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd for capital expenditure during 2016-17, a whopping 69 per cent rise over the current fiscal year’s revised estimate.

  • Indian Railways to install 17,000 bio-toilets

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced that the Indian Railways will provide 17,000 bio-toilets on trains and additional toilets at 475 stations before the closure of the 2016-17 financial year.

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    100 rail stations to get Wi-Fi this year: Prabhu

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday proposed commissioning of Wi-Fi services at 100 rail stations this year and at a total 400 in the next two years.

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    I am a proper batsman not a pinch-hitter: Pandya

    Mirpur: Whacking the ball hard and far is his natural style but fast-rising Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya insists he is a proper batsman and not merely a pinch- hitter.