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  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. "Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • Railway to ink Maharashtra-specific pact on network expansion April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Railway Ministry will soon be entering into a tie-up with the Maharashtra Government to develop and deepen rail network in underdeveloped pockets in the hinterland. A new company will be created to execute the project, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said. "In the next few days, we will create a...
  • Indian Railways completes 162 years in service of the nation April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country and perhaps its most preferred mode of transport, on Thursday completed 162 years in the service of the nation. It was on this day in 1853, that the country's first passenger train operated between Bombay and Thane, marking the birth of the...
  • Border rail network deal to be signed in two weeks: Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the Defence and Railway ministries will sign an MoU in the next two weeks for expansion of rail network in border areas. "(Railway Minister) Suresh Prabhu and I have already discussed the issue. I have received a call from Prabhu's office that the...
  • Railway Design Centre at National Institute of Design campus to improve ambience April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Decor of Railway carriages and station premises are set to get an image makeover with the ministry joining hands with National Institute of Design to redesign coaches, toilets and other facilities. The Railways on Friday signed an MoU with the Commerce and Industry Ministry for setting up Railway Design...
  • Railway plans to develop satellite terminals to decongest stations April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways is planning to build satellite terminals near some of the busiest junctions, aiming at reducing pressure on such stations and the city traffic around it. "We are planning to develop some satellite terminals. Most of the urban areas are saturated now. It is impossible to reach to...
  • Indian Railways will be linked to e-pantry, says Suresh Prabhu April 6, 2015

    Haridwar: Disclosing plans to link the Railways to e-pantry with an aim to provide quality food to passengers, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday said passengers will soon be able to get the meal of their choice while travelling in trains. The meals ordered will be shipped to them...
  • Suresh Prabhu cracks the whip, promises transparency in Railways April 3, 2015

    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. ...
  • Suresh Prabhu bats for transparency in Railway operations April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. "We have already put in place a system for it and over a period of time, we will...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Is PM's train delay rap the 1st step to accountability? March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether...
  • PMO pulls up Railway Ministry over failure in ensuring punctuality of trains March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Sources say that complaints received by the PMO were...
  • Government is in talks with World Bank to raise capital: Suresh Prabhu March 28, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government is in talks with World Bank and other institutions to raise capital. ...
  • Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service on Tuesday. The service was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with the Union Bank of India...
  • Ratan Tata to head railway's Kaya Kalp council March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Noted industrialist Ratan Tata will head a new innovative council of Indian Railways, called 'Kaya Kalp', formed to turn around the ailing state-run rail network. Apart from Tata Group's Chairman Emeritus, the Kaya Kalp council will also have two railway union leaders Shiv Gopal Mishra and M Raghuvaiah. (Ratan) Tata...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • Lok Sabha passes Rail Budget, Centre pitches for a massive hike in investment March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rail Budget for 2015-16 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu making a strong pitch for a massive hike in investment for the Railways. Announcing several schemes to make the Railways stronger technologically, financially and commercially, he...
  • Former Delhi Metro Chief Sreedharan submits final report on railway tendering to Railway Minister March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who is heading a one-man committee for delegation of commercial powers for railway projects to lower levels of bureaucracy, on Wednesday submitted the final report on the matter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Sreedharan had submitted an interim report to Prabhu on November...
  • Blatant misuse of power, Uma Bharti supporters allegedly stop train for her at Jhansi station March 11, 2015

    Jhansi: In a blatant misuse of power, supporters of Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti allegedly stopped a train as she was running late. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The alleged incident occurred on the intervening night of March 8 and March 9 at around...
  • Green signal for two big-ticket FDI proposals in Railways March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has finally given green signal to the two much awaited big-ticket FDI proposals for setting up diesel and electric locomotive plants in Bihar at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore. Ending the suspense over...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways March 4, 2015

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways March 2, 2015

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu February 28, 2015

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • 'Kaaki Sattai' review: The film nervously trembles between unfunny comedy and the hero-worshipping clog in Indian cinema February 27, 2015

    Film: 'Kaaki Sattai' Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Sri Divya, Prabhu, Vijay Raaz, Imman Annachi, Yog Japee Director: RS Durai Senthilkumar Rating: 2 out of 5. Bangalore: A 6-year-old who has just lost his mother wouldn't have the state of mind to determine whether to cry or to play with the flowers strewn around the dead...
  • Indian Railways heading for a debt trap, says Dinesh Trivedi February 27, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said that the Railway Budget failed to meet the expectations....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? February 26, 2015

    The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. ...