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File image of Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at BJP HQ in New Delhi | PTI

Modi govt would have given befitting reply after 2006 train blasts, UPA didn’t: Piyush Goyal

The UPA government failed to give an appropriate answer after the train blasts in Mumbai 13 years ago which killed 209 people, said Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
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No proposal to privatise railways, Piyush Goyal tells Lok Sabha

Union minister Piyush Goyal submitted a written reply stating that no specific passenger train was identified to be run by private payers so far.
File photo of Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal | Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Piyush Goyal gets Railways again, safety, punctuality & food are top priorities

In his first tenure, Goyal eliminated unmanned crossings and got the Vande Bharat express running but will now have to contend with delays in his pet bullet train project.
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Tea in kulhad cups will return to railway stations after 15 years

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed caterers at Varanasi and Rae Bareli stations to use terracotta-made 'kulhads', glasses and plates.

Railways lost out due to neglect, warped policies – Suresh Prabhu

Like in China, railways can help transform India and the Modi government has doubled the pace of execution of electrification, commissioning new lines, among others, the Railways Minister said at OTC. SANYA DHINGRA

On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

Modi has key ace left on Ladakh crisis — skip SCO and BRICS summits, embarrass Xi’s China

Indian troops have disrupted the status quo and the Chinese don’t like it. And that’s what the ongoing talks in Chushul-Moldo are all about.
A coronavirus-shaped dustbin placed in Vijayawada by municipal authorities to raise awareness about the pandemic | Representational image | ANI

India’s economy set to lag rest of South Asia in race to recovery as Covid surges, report says

New cases per capita in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are far lower than in India, making it easier for these economies to recover from the drop in GDP.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

14 hours of India-China talks fail to break logjam, more rounds of negotiations ahead

Top military and diplomatic officials met Chinese officials Monday. India maintained its stand of complete disengagement during the 14-hour talks.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?