Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka 12-04-2014 02:27 PM

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district...
  • Never-before-seen scenes in last session of 15th Lok Sabha 12-02-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Unfortunate, but true. The storm over Telangana has led to several unprecedented ugly scenes in the current session of Parliament, the last of the 15th Lok Sabha. Almost the entire budget speech of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was washed out on Wednesday due to disruptions. The House witnessed...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert 12-02-2014 02:43 PM

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years....
  • Full text: Mallikarjun Kharge's interim Rail Budget speech 12-02-2014 02:39 PM

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced that there will...
  • Rail Budget 2014: A mere 14-minute show due to anti-Telangana protests 12-02-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: When Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge stood up in Lok Sabha to deliver his first Budget speech, little did he imagine that it would go down in the history as one of the shortest speeches read out in Parliament. With anti-Telangana MPs shouting slogans in the House, Kharge's...
  • Highlights of the Railway Interim Budget 2014-15 12-02-2014 01:06 PM

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. Here is the highlights of Interim...
  • Rail Budget: Gross traffic receipts projected at Rs 1.6 lakh cr 12-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday proposed the freight traffic target at 1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years' revised target of about 1052 million tonnes. The budget estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map 12-02-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...
  • Interim Rail Budget: No increase in passenger fares 12-02-2014 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced...
  • Rail budget: Semi-high speed train, more premier trains likely 12-02-2014 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Busy giving finishing touches to the interim rail budget, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Wednesday tight-lipped about the likely contours of the document which he is to present on Wednesday in Parliament. "You will come to know tomorrow," was his response to repeated queries on whether it...
  • Railway Minister Kharge to present interim budget today 12-02-2014 07:12 AM

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge will present his maiden railway budget on Wednesday. Since the term of UPA government is expiring in the next three months, the presentation will be a mere formality. It will take care of the expenses of the Railways till the new government...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge likely to announce more trains, new lines in rail budget 11-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Faced with a revenue shortfall, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge will not bring about reduction in basic passenger fares in the interim budget on Wednesday but is likely to make adjustment in fuel adjustment component so that impact on fares is minimum in an election year. Kharge is likely to announce...
  • Vasundhara Raje seeks inclusion of Jats in OBC central list 06-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union government to include Jat community of Bhartpur and Dholpur district in Other Backward Class (OBC) central list. She wrote a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently in this regard, according to a statement in Jaipur. Raje mentioned...
  • President accepts Kumari Selja's resignation 28-01-2014 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was on Tuesday night given additional charge of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry following the resignation of Kumari Selja. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accepted the Selja's resignation with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said. Selja, who has been...
  • Railway Minister takes steps to prevent fire incidents on trains 21-01-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of two fire mishaps on trains, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday directed audit of each passenger rake and ensuring of best quality fire retardant material as part of preventive measures. Reviewing safety measures of the railways, he asked the General Managers to take all...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia 08-01-2014 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 2-3 per cent from Oct 7 04-10-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2-3 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding...
  • Decision on increasing rail fare will be taken soon: Mallikarjun Kharge 03-10-2013 03:08 PM

    A proposal to increase rail fare is under examination and a decision will be taken shortly, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday. "Fuel adjustment component (FAC) was announced in the budget and as per the budget proposal it should have been implemented from October 1. The file containing the...
  • Himachal to seek timely completion of rail projects 13-09-2013 06:35 PM

    Shimla: Top officials of Himachal Pradesh and the Indian Railways will meet Saturday in Delhi to discuss modalities about the execution of railway projects in the hill state, a statement said here Friday. State Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy and Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar will discuss strengthening of the rail...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge flays Modi for his attack on PM, calls him 'immature' 17-08-2013 02:24 AM

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday slammed Narendra Modi for attempting to "equate" himself with the Prime Minister in his Independence Day address, saying the Gujarat Chief Minister had an "immature mind." "Narendra Modi has tried to equate himself with the Prime Minister..let him first make his own Gujarat No1...
  • Kharge meets GM's, DRM's, emphasises on train safety 12-08-2013 06:44 PM

    Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge called upon general managers and divisional railway managers of all zonal railwayson Monday to ensure zero tolerance to accidents and safety to passengers. "DRMs at the divisional level and GMs at the zonal level shall be responsible for ensuring train safety in their respective areas. Safety...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? 15-07-2013 04:40 PM

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • Need private sector to help skill youths: Mallikarjun Kharge 09-07-2013 12:24 PM

    Mallikarjun Kharge Age: 70 Designation: Railway minister Career: Elected to the Karnataka State Assembly 10 times since 1972. Elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from Gulbarga Interests: Reading sports books, removing superstition Q. India has set a target of skilling 50 crore young people by 2022. Do you think...
  • Karnataka CM likely to induct about 25 ministers on Saturday 16-05-2013 11:10 PM

    New Delhi: Some 20 to 25 Ministers are likely to be inducted in the Siddharamiah Ministry in Karnataka on Saturday, Congress sources said on Thursday night. The green signal has been given to the Chief Minister to expand his Ministry and all of them are likely to take oath on...
  • Delhi: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meets PM 16-05-2013 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 13, on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here, describing it as a courtesy call. The Prime Minister had earlier congratulated Siddaramaiah on his election as Chief Minister of Karnataka and wished him "well for the future."...
  • Siddaramaiah unveils Rs 4,409.81 crore plan for poor 13-05-2013 07:05 PM

    Bangalore: Resurrecting the Congress rule in Karnataka after seven years, Siddaramaiah on Monday took over as Chief Minister, unveiling a Rs 4,409.81 crore bonanza for the poor, SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities in his maiden act. The 64-year-old backward class leader was sworn in by Governor HR Bhardwaj amid fanfare...
  • K'taka CM post still vacant; senior Cong leaders consult MPs 10-05-2013 11:57 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka may get the name of its new Chief Minister on Friday and the Congress legislature party is meeting on to decide who will lead the government. An AICC observer team led by AK Antony is in Bangalore for the meeting. The Congress leaders are consulting MLAs even as...
  • Cong savours Karnataka win, tussle for CM post continues 09-05-2013 07:36 AM

    Bangalore: Back in power after seven years, the Congress is still savouring the victory in Karnataka. But a day after the results, comes the big task - who will be the Chief Minister? For now, Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjun Kharge are being seen as the top contenders. It was a decisive...
  • Karnataka elections: Kharge's son in Congress second list 15-04-2013 05:15 AM

    Bangalore: Sons of union Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge, and former chief minister and now Lok Sahba member N Dharam Singh figure in the Congress second list of candidates for the May 5, 2013 Karnataka assembly polls. Priyank Kharge, the central minister's son, will contest from Chitapur, a constituency reserved...