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Why IAS officers are no fans of minister Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal has emerged as one of the stars of the Narendra Modi govt, but the IAS officers who served under him say he is rude and shouts often.

India yet to take call on Samjhauta Express after Pakistan suspends operations on its end

India has not received any instructions from authorities about any change in the running of the Samjhauta Express, said railway minister Piyush Goyal.
File image of Dharavi slum in Mumbai | Wikimedia Commons

Railway minister Piyush Goyal allocates 45 acres for Dharavi’s redevelopment

The land will open the vistas for huge amount of redevelopment and slum rehabilitation, he said.

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.
Union minister Piyush Goyal | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

The minister with a rising stock

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India’s fastest train breaks down on inaugural run, 18 hours after launch by PM Modi

Vande Bharat Express suffered a technical snag approximately 200 km away from Delhi.
Murli Manohar Joshi (second left), PM Modi (centre) and Piyush Goyal (right) pay tribute to the CRPF jawans who were killed in Pulwama attack

PM Modi flags off India’s fastest train Vande Bharat Express

Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express is a semi-high speed train that can run up to 160 kmph.
Modi inaugurates Train 18 in New Delhi | ThePrint

With swanky interiors and facilities, Train 18 begins its New Delhi-Varanasi operations

The semi-high speed Train 18, also called the Vande Bharat Express, can travel between Delhi and Varanasi in almost 10 hours.
PM Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express

Vande Bharat Express inauguration a day after Pulwama attack a befitting reply to terrorists: Piyush Goyal

The railway minister said that flagging off Vande Bharat Express was inspired by Mumbai's resilience showed in aftermath of the 26/11 attacks.
File photo of Narendra Modi | PIB

Why Modi govt’s budget looks more like a Patanjali product designed by Ramdev

Be it women and children’s health or farmers’ crops or ex-servicemen’s OROP, Piyush Goyal’s interim budget slashed hope on every front

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Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.