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  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • Next gen e-ticketing enables 7200 bookings per minute on IRCTC website August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime: Sadananda Gowda August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the present Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka can fall anytime and asked his party workers to get ready for elections. "The Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime. Don't think it will continue for another three-and-half-years. It can even fall in...
  • Railways fine Rs 11 lakh on 9 caterers for 'bad food', IRCTC among them August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains. "We had launched a special drive in the last month to detect quality of food being served on different trains. We found bad quality food...
  • CWG 2014: Milkha Singh delighted with Vikas Gowda's gold in athletics August 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Milkha Singh expressed his delight after Vikas Gowda won the gold medal in the men's discus throw at the ongoing 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Speaking from Chandigarh Milkha said, "I feel proud with Vikas's achievement and with those of our other sportsmen and women who have won medals in...
  • CWG 2014: Gowda, Yogeshwar happy after winning gold August 1, 2014

    Vikas Gowda put up a stunning show to win gold in discuss throw while Yogeshwar Dutt also stormed into wrestling final to win the gold medal. ...
  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda wins India's first athletics medal in Glasgow August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Vikas Gowda gave India its first athletics gold medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games by winning the men's discuss throw event on Friday. The 31-year-old US-based Indian pocketed the gold with an effort of 63.64m, way below his personal best effort of 66.28m, under incessant rain at the Hampden Park. The...
  • CWG 2014: Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda, high-jumper Sahana into the finals July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Two Indians, including medal prospect Vikas Gowda, made it to the final rounds while Tintu Luka qualified for the semifinals of the athletics competitions at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Discus thrower Gowda just made a single attempt, clearing the distance of 64.32m to top the qualification round at the...
  • CWG 2014: Little chance for track and field stars to replicate 2010 show July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Lacking in preparation and with most of their top stars struggling, India may find it hard to match up their 2010 show when the track and field events of the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games kickstart on Sunday. India had won 12 medals, including two gold, in Delhi but they...
  • Medak mishap which killed 18 took place due to driver's negligence: Gowda July 24, 2014

    Medak: In a horrific incident, 17 children along with the driver were killed on Thursday as a school bus collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district in Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand July 23, 2014

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches. The derailment detector devices, a first for Indian Railways, will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and...
  • Railways get proposals worth Rs 15,000 crore in PPP mode: Sadananda Gowda July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways have received proposals totalling Rs 15,000 crore for development of various projects under the PPP mode, Railway Minister Sadanada Gowda said on Tuesday. Gowda also defended the recent 14.2 per cent passenger fare hike and 6.5 per cent freight hike saying it was the need of...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Lok Sabha in absence of ministers July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha due to absence of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda or his deputy when the railway budget was taken up for discussion. Realising that the two ministers were absent, the Opposition was quick to make it an issue with Congress...
  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani mishap result of 'suspected sabotage' July 11, 2014

    Railways on Friday said that "suspected sabotage" was the prima facie cause of the Dibrugarh Rajdhani train derailment on June 26 that left four persons dead. The New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express was running between Chhapra Kacheri and Goldenganj stations near Sonepur when its locomotive along with 12 coaches derailed. "Prima facie cause...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Bullet trains won't work in India, says Nitish Kumar July 9, 2014

    Former Railway minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that bullet trains, proposed in this year's Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive. Kumar said that he travelled from London to Paris on a bullet train during his time and made efforts...
  • Deve Gowda's son's Rs 40 crore demand: When Vidhana Souda became a glass house July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: A clash between farmers and policemen over a power project. The alleged attack on policemen by an MLA. Errors in agriculture rights documents. The power crisis. Losing an industrial project to charming neighbour Seemandhra. Just about everything under the sun and the moon came up for discussion in the Assembly...
  • Chhattisgarh CM welcomes Narendra Modi government's first rail budget July 9, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's first rail budget, saying it contains several pro-passenger initiatives. He also welcomed the announcement of two trains for the BJP-ruled state - Nagpur-Bilaspur high speed train and Hapa-Bilaspur weekly. "I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister DV Sadananda...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones- Western and Central - headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 2014-2015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways July 8, 2014

    Hours after Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, Minister of States for Railways, Manoj Sinha said that the government has framed policies to generate revenue from Railways. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sinha said, "The government has political will and public is...
  • Modi's rail budget: 'Achche din' for Indian Railways? July 8, 2014

    Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains and prohects...
  • Loksatta, Telangana BJP hail Rail Budget, YSR Congress unhappy July 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Loksatta Party on Tuesday welcomed the "genuine" effort showed by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in his Budget to "end the era of reckless populism and lay the foundation for improved traffic infrastructure". Loksatta President Jayaprakash Narayan said the broad trajectory of the Rail Budget is in keeping with the...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar July 8, 2014

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...