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Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Railways to set up business units in each zone to double freight volume, draw road traffic

In a letter, Railway Board said multi-disciplinary business units will be set up & ads will be released to publicise that such units are available & Railways is keen to attract new traffic.
An Indian Railways goods train | Photo: ANI

Railways begins scheduled freight trains on pilot basis to match speed of passenger trains

Till now, only passenger trains in India were scheduled, while freight trains ran whenever they were loaded. 
An Indian Railways goods train | Photo: ANI

To boost revenue, Railways offers discounts if customers book ‘round-trip’ freight haulage

Ministry of Railways writes to zonal managers, stating that the railways must start competing with road transports who offer round-trip discounts on goods.
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Domestic logistics challenges drive steel mills in India to tap global market for iron ore

Transporting key raw materials from local mines has become difficult as freight and passenger trains jostle for space on the same tracks.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?