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Success, not failure, could be the reason why investment demand is still sluggish

Better highways mean trucks can carry bigger loads, so demand for trucks is falling. Such improved productivity must be taken into GDP consideration, but is it?
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Modi govt has done better than UPA on infrastructure but delays, cost overruns persist

One-fourth of central infrastructure projects are delayed under Narendra Modi’s NDA govt, while the number was one-third for Manmohan Singh’s UPA.
Piyush Goyal

Railways plans to electrify more than 6,000 km of rail network in fiscal 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Huge investment in railways over the past five years had helped improve safety and complete long-delayed projects, said the railway minister.
Elephant

Electrocution, rail accidents, encroachment: Why elephants keep dying in India

Just last week, 7 elephants died of electrocution in Odisha. Experts deplore lack of research and data into changing behaviour of elephants.
Dusshera celebrations in Milerganj, Ludhiana | By special arrangement

Not just Amritsar, several Dussehra events in Punjab are held right next to rail tracks

Organisers of Dussehra events near train tracks tell ThePrint they take several precautions, besides being in touch with railway authorities for coordination.
Amritsar train accident

Railways says it had no idea about the Dussehra function near the train tracks

The railways maintains it had no information about the Dussehra function held near the tracks. 
Relatives mourn at the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Friday

Amritsar train tragedy: Congress leader behind Dussehra event hadn’t informed railways

Amritsar Congress leader who organised Dussehra celebrations tells ThePrint he had taken police permission but not informed railways.
Elphinstone Road footbridge

Year after Mumbai train station stampede killed 23, commuters say not much has changed

The new bridge is not convenient for most passengers and is mostly used by vendors to reach their market on nearby Senapati Bapat Marg, say people.
Indian railways

Where are the jobs? Crores of post-graduates and engineers apply to be railway gangmen

According to Railway Recruitment Board sources, a majority of the 1.9 crore applicants for Level 1 jobs are overqualified.
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Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal

The fifth edition of 'Off The Cuff' saw Hon. Minister of Railway and Coal for India, Piyush Goyal in conversation with ThePrint Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. He spoke on a range of issues from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance to the LED bulbs campaign and bank NPAs to the functioning of media. The event was held in Mumbai on 17 May 2016. Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal Shekhar Gupta and Piyush Goyal in a gripping discussion Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal A captivated audience, including Vijay Kalantri, Chairman and Managing Director of Balaji Infra Projects Limited (second from left), listens to an engaging conversation between Shekhar Gupta and Piyush Goyal Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal Andrew Holland, CEO, Ambit Investment Advisors with AdMan Piyush Pandey Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal Nimesh Kampani with Piyush Goyal Off The Cuff with Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal with Hemendra Kothari

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?