SURESH PRABHU

  • The India-US dialogues: India could be 3rd largest economy soon, says Suresh Prabhu Yesterday

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said, "India and the US share many things, we have the same values. The US is world's largest economy; India could be 3rd largest economy soon". In the lead up to US President's...
  • Indo-US Dialogue: Mahindra, Prabhu, Javadekar ask America to treat India as an equal partner, talk about huge potentials Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delivering a Special Address at the Indo-US dialogue organized by the Network 18 & Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said that world's oldest democracy America and the world's largest democracy India have a lot in common. Emphasizing on the cherished values of freedom and...
  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu January 18, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana. The two Ministers, who were inducted in the Union Cabinet following its expansion on October 27, are not members of Parliament. They are required to be an MP within six months...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi was the most sought after leader at the G20 summit: Suresh Prabhu November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most sought after leader at the G20 summit, said the sherpa to the PM, Suresh Prabhu. At a press conference of the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday in Brisbane, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu detailed the various issues raised by the PM at...
  • Indian Railways likely to have separate environment directorate November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Ministry is likely to have a separate directorate to promote environment-friendly activities as new minister Suresh Prabhu wants to give a boost to the use of green fuel such as solar and wind energy. Environment Management Directorate, the proposed new wing of the national transporter, is also...
  • Indian Railways initiates steps for efficiency, Sreedharan roped in November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With Suresh Prabhu taking over, the Railways has initiated a number of steps to bring about efficiency with former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan also being roped in as part of this process. The Minister is keen on expediting the implementation of various...
  • Narendra Modi's clear message to his ministers: Perform or perish November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday and gave some of the newcomers important portfolios. Some of the ministers saw a change in their portfolios with a few getting charge of a relatively less important ones than what they...
  • Suresh Prabhu takes charge as Union Railways Minister November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Suresh Prabhu took charge as the new Union Railways Minister replacing Sadananda Gowda. Prabhu, a qualified Chartered Accountant returned to the Union Cabinet on Sunday after having served in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during when he won kudos for imparting a new dynamism to...
  • 21 new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet November 10, 2014

    21 new ministers have been sworn in to the Union Cabinet. The cabinet comprises of 4 cabinet ministers, 3 Ministers of State with Independent charge and 14 Ministers of State. Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Birendra Singh and JP Nadda are the new Cabinet ministers. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

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  • Shiv Sena gives more time to BJP, ready to sit in opposition if latter takes NCP's support November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena widened on Sunday with the latter giving an ultimatum to its senior partner that it will part ways with it if it accepted support from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra. A high voltage drama went on throughout...
  • We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet: Mahesh Sharma November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, new Union Minister Mahesh Sharma commented on the Shiv Sena-BJP divide. "We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet. Our overture to the Shiv Sena was generous," said Sharma. ...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena ties turn bitter, Sena may pull out from Centre, may sit in opposition in Maharashtra November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. Sena MP Anil Desai not taking oath as Union Minister on Sunday and the induction of Suresh Prabhu, who had been...
  • Suresh Prabhu quits Shiv Sena, takes oath as Cabinet Minister on BJP quota November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena rift widens as Sena leader Suresh Prabhu quits the party to join the Narendra Modi's Cabinet. Prabhu took membership of the BJP before the oath taking ceremony. Shiv Sena boycotted the swearing-in ceremony over Prabhu's appointment to the Modi cabinet. Sources said that...
  • Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu returns to Union Cabinet November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A qualified Chartered Accountant, Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu returns to the Union Cabinet after having served in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during when he won kudos for imparting a new dynamism to the functioning of the Power Ministry. That the 61-year-old banker-politician from coastal Konkan was in...