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Remove pantry cars from trains to cut costs, top railway employees’ body tells Piyush Goyal

In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, All India Railwaymen's Federation says pantry cars can be replaced with passenger coaches to boost revenues.
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Railways studying new mechanism to regulate private train fares, Goyal now tells Lok Sabha

In August, the Indian Railways had told interested companies that the fares for private trains will not be regulated by any authority.
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No proposal to withdraw ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status of China, govt tells Parliament

Ministry of Commerce and Industry also informed that India's imports from China have declined by 27.63% between April and August this fiscal over the same period last year. 
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US-India trade deal package is near ready, can be finalised any time, says Piyush Goyal

The Commerce and Industry Minister further said that it is in the interest of India and the US to deepen their strategic partnership with the trade deal.
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PMO to take stock of railway services merger tomorrow as ministry wants process fast-tracked

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal is expected to brief the PMO Saturday on the progress of the merger of eight railway services into a unified Indian Railway Managerial Service.
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Piyush Goyal pushes to ‘fast track’ merger of railway services, seeks to convince officers

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal met officers of different railway services Wednesday to address concerns over proposed merger, find ways to bypass hurdles.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the US-India Business Council’s virtual India Ideas Summit Tuesday | Photo: ANI

India, US will complete a quick trade deal in a couple of calls, says Commerce Minister Goyal

Piyush Goyal says India and the US will go for a preferential trade agreement first on 50-100 goods and services, followed by a larger free trade agreement.
Home Minister Amit Shah addresses the Rajya Sabha Thursday

The return of Amit Shah on Republic & Aaj Tak, Amish Devgan’s ‘faultless’ China logic

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
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‘Tears’ to tweets — why Piyush Goyal’s throwing everything he’s got to fight Shramik PR mess

As Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal is overseeing the massive Shramik Express initiative, which is meant to facilitate the biggest human migration India has seen in decades.

Stray trains: Poor planning by Indian Railways or overwhelming load on some routes?

The Indian Railways reacted to the controversy over ‘stray trains’ by calling it “route rationalisation” of Shramik Specials, which are meant to ferry migrant workers back home.

On Camera

Why radical Sunnis have taken to the streets against Shias in Pakistan

In episode 579 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the historical discord between Shias and Sunnis, and why the timing of the latest Sunni protests in Pakistan is odd.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.