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  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu 1 week ago

    Speaking at the Act for Growth Meet celebrating 10 years of CNBC Awaaz, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that the public ownership is for public interest so, if the public interest can be served without having public ownership, public interest should be far more important. ...
  • Railway finances in 'deep trouble': Suresh Prabhu January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway finances are in "deep trouble", according to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who observed that the government behemoth has been caught in a "vicious circle" of poor investments compromising its services. Pitching for increased investment into the Railways, he said the Pension Fund could be one of the possible...
  • 'Aambala' review: This Vishal, Hansika Motwani-starrer is a mash-up of overdone action, insane comedy and loud music January 16, 2015

    Film: 'Aambala' Cast: Vishal, Hansika, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Prabhu, Sathish, Ramya Krishnan, Madhuurima, Maadhavi Latha, Kiran Rathod, Aishwarya, Sriman, Pradeep Rawat, Manobala, Tulasi Director: Sundar C Rating: 2.5 Bangalore: 'Aambala' is irreverent from the word go. The film would have fallen flat on its nose if not for Santhanam and some dash...
  • Happy birthday Vikram Prabhu: The 'Arima Nambi' actor thanks his fans; posts family photo on Twitter January 15, 2015

    Vikram Prabhu, who turned 29 today, thanked his fans from his official Twitter handle today. The actor posted a cute family photo for his fans. ...
  • Railways plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore from advertisement on its assets January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to tide over its financial crunch, Railways is mulling over a plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore as additional revenue from non-tariff sources like advertisements on all rail assets including unused land, train and stations. A policy will be formulated to promote and generate revenue from advertisements...
  • Union opposes FDI in Railways, threatens indefinite strike January 10, 2015

    Nagpur: The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has vehemently opposed the Centre's proposal for FDI in Railways and threatened to go on indefinite strike in June this year. According to NFIR General Secretary M Raghaviah, there is no need for FDI in Railways. "Government's move to slowly hand over the...
  • Tamil fantasy horror film 'Ra' to have Bollywood remake January 8, 2015

    Chennai: A Hindi remake of the 2014 Tamil fantasy horror hit "Ra" is underway. Its rights have been acquired by Wild Elephants Motion Pictures, which produced Hindi comedy "Tamanchey". "The movie will be remade in Hindi with a known actor and is likely to be jointly directed by Prabhu Yuvaraj and...
  • Suresh Prabhu seeks new ideas to take Railways ahead December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Accepting challenges before the national transporter, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday sought innovative ideas and futuristic vision to make Railways turnaround. "There are challenges. Railways should rise to the occasion. People have expectations from us," Prabhu said at a function at the renovated National Rail Museum...
  • Rail passengers unlikely to benefit from diesel price cut December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Reduction in diesel price is unlikely to be passed on to rail passengers as the cross-subsidisation burden on passenger service is still hovering around Rs 26,000 crore. "It is true that diesel prices have come down two-three times in the last few months but it has not happened beyond...
  • Have sought Vinod Rai's help to make Indian railways more transparent: Suresh Prabhu December 20, 2014

    Panaji: Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations. "I have asked our former CAG Vinod Rai, whose integrity is well respected by all. I have requested him to come...
  • Railway fares likely to go up early next year December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The next Rail Budget to be presented early next year could contain a proposal for raising fares to pass on the burden of rising power cost to passengers. The fuel adjustment component-linked tariff revision due in December will be effected in the Rail Budget in February and there...
  • Railways have no funds, need big investment: Suresh Prabhu December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing the financial health of Indian Railways as being "too close for comfort", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said there was need for massive investment in the sector. "Railways require big investment. There is no fund for investment. There is requirement of Rs 6 lakh crore to Rs...
  • Congress Minister Ambareesh caught kissing a girl, may offer BJP a way out of Priyanka photo row December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: The main opposition BJP which is facing the wrath of ruling Congress over one of its MLAs, Prabhu Chavan, watching a picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his smartphone in the Assembly, seems to have found a way out. Karnataka Housing minister and film star Ambareesh has got himself embroiled...
  • Congress hits out at BJP MLA for watching Priyanka Gandhi's photos in Karnataka Assembly December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, party MLA Prabhu Chavan was caught on camera watching a zoomed in photo of Priyanka Gandhi on his mobile phone in the Karnataka Assembly. Another MLA UB Banakar can also be seen playing video games during proceedings of the Legislative Assembly....
  • Wi-fi service launched at New Delhi railway station December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to five lakh passengers travelling via the New Delhi railway station, the busiest in the country, will now be able to connect to the internet through the wi-fi service, which was launched at the station on Monday. Terming internet as a "new necessity", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said...
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prabhu Solomon to collaborate on Solomon's next? December 7, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, currently shooting for Tamil comedy 'Nanbenda', is likely to produce filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's next project. "Nothing has been finalised yet, but talks have been going on. We wanted to collaborate in the past, but it somehow didn't materialise," Solomon told IANS. In the past, Stalin had distributed the...
  • 'Action Jackson' tweet review: The film offers an interesting blend of action, romance and comedy December 5, 2014

    We watched Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha dance, romance and fight in 'Son of Sardaar' last year. And the key reason why we still remember the film is their crackling onscreen chemistry. If we enjoyed them mocking each other, we also appreciated them for their quick and witty repartees and...
  • After 'Mynaa' and 'Kumki', Prabhu Solomon's next film 'Kayal' based on Tsunami disaster December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon says his upcoming Tamil disaster drama 'Kayal', which is set against the backdrop of a tsunami, is his trilogy on romance after films such as 'Mynaa' and 'Kumki'. "People have been asking me whether 'Kayal' is a trilogy on nature, which has been a recurring backdrop in...
  • Snapshot: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Kajal Aggarwal pose for an adorable selfie December 2, 2014

    In an industry where catfights are as common as traffic jams, actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Tamannaah Bhatia and Kajal Aggarwal are making a new statement. ...
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu calls for fast tracking pending projects November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu advised Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRC) authorities to resolve the hurdles and accelerate the progress of their pending projects. "All pending projects need to be expedited to prevent further escalation of project costs," Prabhu said after reviewing various project works in...
  • Want to make a horror film; it isn't easy to scare the audience: Prabhu Deva November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Prabhu Deva, who is known for making action and comedy films, says he wants to try a horror flick in future. "I think now I want to make a horror film. It's not easy to scare the audience. Let's see in future if I get a good script,...
  • Anupam Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Vikram Prabhu: Film fraternity mourns Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes' death November 27, 2014

    25-year-old Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Wednesday after failing to recover from a blow on the head he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match three days ago. ...
  • Union Ministers Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations for Rajya Sabha seats November 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations on Tuesday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, ministers and all the BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nomination before Returning Officer Sumit...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Railway officers set to adopt stations for PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises. Noting that "in Railways, cleaning is...