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By March 2019, each rail division to get Rs 20 crore to make one model station

The divisions have been asked to focus on developing the infrastructure of stations based on footfall and revenue.
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Railways will soon show status of reserved & vacant seats just like airlines

Railway minister Piyush Goyal has instructed officials to make the reservation charts public with the help of the Centre for Railway Information Systems.
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BJP leader takes a train from Amritsar to Ayodhya, says no ‘achhe din’ in railways

BJP’s Laxmi Kanta Chawla, travelling on Saryu-Yamuna Express, has a message for Modi & Piyush Goyal — stop thinking of bullet trains, Indian Railways.
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Punjab panel blames railway staff & Dussehra event organisers for Amritsar train tragedy

As many as 61 people were killed in the Amritsar train tragedy this October, when they were mowed down while watching Ravan dahan on Dussehra.
Relatives of victims of train accident block the accident site in protest | PTI

Two weeks after the tragedy, Indian Railways decides to probe Amritsar train accident

The railways said that even though it was not mandatory for it to probe this case, the Amritsar tragedy had 'become a matter of great public discourse'.
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Good news for rail passengers: Flexi-fare scrapped in 15 top trains, reduced in 101

The Indian railways has decided to scrap flexi-fare in 15 premium trains while the scheme will be discontinued in 32 other trains during lean season.
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Special ‘unity’ train with 1k people left Varanasi for unveiling of Patel statue

Railways run a special train with 1,000 passengers for the unveiling of Sardar Patel statue
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India moved on so quickly from Amritsar rail tragedy that it forgot to ask key questions

Amritsar tragedy is a wake-up call for govt to stop doling out ex gratia.
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No action against driver of Amritsar train that killed 59 at Dussehra event: Minister

Railways not at fault in Amritsar and no action will be taken against its driver, says minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha | PTI

Railways electrification will save Rs 13,000 crore in fuel bill: MoS Manoj Sinha

The minister said that energy procurement initiatives have so far saved Rs 7,504 crore. 

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.