Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Railways

Topic: Ministry of Railways

Modi govt claims it’s paying 85% of migrants trains’ cost but has no ‘ticket’ to prove it

Railway officials say if fares are being borne by states, Centre’s claim of paying 85% is inexplicable, and there’s no official communication explaining it.

Govt could create posts in Railways to ensure merger doesn’t hurt anyone: Railway Board head

Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav says a new committee headed by cabinet secretary will look into modalities of the merger of 8 services.

Kirtan, langar on trains — PM wants Railways to focus on religious tourism to boost income

PM Narendra Modi wants Railways to use unused land to generate solar power, run special trains to holy sites & charge for WiFi and vacant space on platforms.

Should Indian Railways be privatised to prevent it from going the Air India way?

The Narendra Modi government’s audacious move to merge the eight railway services into the Indian Railways Management Service has invited criticism from many in the sector.

Modi govt brings Northeast rail infra on track, but land issues could hurt progress

Average annual expenditure on new lines, gauge conversion and doubling infrastructure in Northeast saw a 126% jump in the last 5 years.

127 railway hospitals will get chemist stores with affordable drugs under Modi govt scheme

The move is part of Modi govt's Jan Aushadhi scheme to provide generic affordable medicines. Stores are expected to open after Lok Sabha polls.

Will resign if pressured too much, says railway officer accused of criticising Piyush Goyal

Railway officer Sanjiv Kumar said he had sent minister Piyush Goyal a written apology, but was yet to receive a reply.

Ministry of Finance continues to reject the most RTI applications

Ministry of Finance rejected the most applications. However, the percentage of applications being rejected by ministries has come down.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train construction will begin in 2019: Project chief

Achal Khare, MD of new company set up to build and run bullet train, says rest of this year will go in land acquisitions and awarding contracts.

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RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.