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  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 3 days ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • AirAsia India lowers fares, offers 20 per cent discount August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: AirAsia India, the latest entrant in domestic air space, has lowered its fares by 20 per cent for a limited period on all its flights. The discounted ticket scheme was launched on Tuesday for a six-day period (till August 17) and offers customers 20 per cent discount on tickets across...
  • Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer by two days August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days. The city-headquartered airline had on July 31 launched a pan-India sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Originally the offer was to end on Tuesday. But...
  • Emirates offers special fares to Indian air passengers August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Joining the low fare war with rival Etihad, Gulf carrier Emirates announced a limited period special fares offer for its Indian fliers on Tuesday, starting at Rs 21,858 for economy class and Rs 52,312 for business class fliers to the Middle East, Europe, Americas as well as Africa. Bookings for...
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare July 25, 2014

    Reuters: Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzz-building convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience. Without the star-studded film panels promoting November's...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • Mumbai Metro fares to be slashed till July end July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday accepted the proposal of Reliance Infrastructure and Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to slash the fares of Mumbai Metro from Rs 10-Rs 40 bracket to Rs 10-Rs 20 till the month-end. The promotional fare of Rs 10 would end on Monday and...
  • Rahul Gandhi joins protests against price rise in Lok Sabha July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, often accused of not taking interest in Parliamentary proceedings, on Monday actively took part in the party's protests in Lok Sabha against price rise. Rahul, who always sits in the back benches, stood on the aisle joining other Congress and Opposition members who stormed...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress workers stage protest against rail fare hike June 27, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday staged statewide protests demanding rollback of the recent hike in railway fares announced by the Centre. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan led the protests in Chennai in which senior leaders like former Union Minister G K Vasan participated. Vasan later told reporters that...
  • New Railway time table to come in September June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The new Railway Time Table will now come into effect from September 1 instead of July 1 this year. Keeping in mind the possible announcement of new trains in the Rail Budget, to be presented on July 8, railways have decided to come out with a new time table...
  • Railways raked in Rs 70.66 crore in 4 days before partial rollback June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Railways has collected a total of Rs 70.66 crore from suburban commuters by way of seasonal ticket sales, triggered by a more than two-fold hike in train fares, in the last four days. The government had on June 20 announced a steep hike in suburban train fares, which was later...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Suspense continuous over Delhi University VC's resignation June 24, 2014

    After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • Centre has the right to revise rail fares: Bombay High Court June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Observing that Union Government has the right to revise the railway fares, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the recent fare hike. The court was hearing two public interest litigations challenging the steep hike. Former journalist Ketan Tirodkar has filed a PIL challenging hike in suburban...
  • BJP bends to ally pressure, no rail fare hike for suburban commuters up to 80 kms June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party government seemed to have bent to ally pressure over the railway fair hike. In relief to the suburban train commuters, there will be no change in fares u pto 80 kms. There will be a 10 per cent fare hike for second class and the...
  • Mumbai: Congress workers to stage 'rail roko' on Wednesday June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress workers will stage a "rail roko" in Mumbai on Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates announced by the Centre. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakare on Tuesday instructed party workers to hold the 'rail roko' demonstrations at Mumbai from 11...
  • Ask fare committee to decide Mumbai Metro fares: HC to Centre June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to direct the fare fixation committee to expeditiously fix the tariff of the 11.4-km Mumbai Metro rail corridor which connects Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the east. All the partners in the consortium are members of the fare fixation...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Travel by train will be costlier from Wednesday as the hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will come into effect. Besides the steep increase in passenger fares, freight rate for all commodities will also go up by about 6.5 per cent from Wednesday. Cash-strapped railways, which announced the...
  • Modi government rules out rollback of rail fare hike despite protests June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has ruled out a rollback in rail fare hike despite pressure from ally Shiv Sena. Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress MPs from Maharashtra also met Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday over the fare hike in local trains in Mumbai. The minister has assured...
  • Pressure mounts on Gowda; Sena, BJP MPs meet him over Mumbai rail fares June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Shiv Sena and Maharashtra BJP MPs met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to discuss their concerns over the rail fare hike. Government sources say Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Finance...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Delhi Congress leaders protest against railway fare hike June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing protest against hike in railway fare and freight charges, Delhi Congress leaders on Monday held a demonstration in the city, leading to traffic jam in Viswas Nagar area of east Delhi for several hours. The Congress workers sat on dharna on a road and also broke the police...
  • SP workers attacked by BJP men over protest against fare hike June 23, 2014

    Samjawadi Party workers were on Monday allegedly attacked by BJP men while they tried to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the hike in rail fare, police said. SP workers led by their leader Shameem Khan took out a procession and staged demonstration, demanding an immediate roll...
  • Youth Congress protest against railway fare hike near Charbagh station June 23, 2014

    Scores of Youth Congress activists staged a protest against the hike in railway fare and freight charges near the Charbagh station on Monday, during which police had to resort to lathicharge to stop them from obstructing train services. The Youth Congress activists, led by outfit's national secretary and in-charge of Uttar...
  • Maharashtra: BJP, Shiv Sena MPs to meet Railway Minister on fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Apprehensive about an adverse fallout of the hike in train fares in the coming assembly polls, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs from Maharashtra will meet Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in Delhi on Tuesday to "convey strong sentiments of commuters". "We will convey to the minister the strong sentiments of the...
  • Congress plans rail blockade in Maharashtra against fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a rail blockade across the state on Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates, its chief said on Monday. "We demand a roll-back of the fares immediately, failing which we will launch a rail-roko (block trains)...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan defends rail fare hike, terms it as 'compulsion' June 23, 2014

    Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday defended the steep rail fare hike effected by the Centre last week, saying it was a "compulsion" as no government wants to increase fares. Justifying the hike, the Consumer Affairs Minister recalled the rationale offered by former prime minister V P Singh for petrol...
  • Modi government comes under attack from Shiv Sena over rail fare hike June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After political rivals, the Narendra Modi government has come under fire from Shiv Sena over the rail fare hike with its oldest ally terming the move as akin to the common man being run over by train. "Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has in the first instance brought a steep fare...