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Railway Minister


Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 10, 2017 6:07 pm

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

‘Feasibility report on bullet train being prepared’

February 01, 2015 1:39 am

Prabhu has scouted for more private investment to improve the failing financial condition of the railways.

Minister for both,CP Joshi seeks to bridge rail-road gaps on day 1

September 24, 2012 10:25 pm

Railways will standardise the design of road overbridges across the country.

Anti-Islam film maker killing: US slams Pak minister for $100k bounty

September 24, 2012 1:17 pm

He repeated his offer while speaking on a TV news channel and did not change his position.

Eastern Railway bags top 'Izzat' position

September 04, 2012 3:41 pm

The South Eastern Railway was third among the Railway network with 15,43,030 Izzat passes.

On Cong target— Didi’s ‘errand boy’ Mukul Roy

July 31, 2012 4:30 am

The state leadership of the Congress party on Monday lashed out at senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy for “failing to do the duty as the Railway Minister of the country”.

Super AC coach remains a distant dream

June 23, 2012 3:13 am

Eighteen months after it was announced by the then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and nearly nine months after the deadline to introduce it,the Super AC coaches in the Indian trains remain a distant dream.

Didi’s ambitions travel north,Trinamool gets new address in Chandigarh

June 15, 2012 2:47 am

As Mamata Banerjee camped in Delhi pulling the strings of the presidential election show,two of her lieutenants pitched the tent in Chandigarh to base the Trinamool Congress’s ambitious charge deep into north India.

Three killed in UP train mishap,Mukul hints at sabotage

June 01, 2012 12:44 am

At least three passengers were killed and several others were injured when 11 coaches of the Howrah-bound Dehradun Express derailed after leaving Mehrawa railway station in Jaunpur district on Thursday.

Mukul tells Tripura CM to stay in his state

May 16, 2012 5:10 am

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Tuesday criticised Tripura Chief Minister and CPM Politburo member Manik Sarkar for touring West Bengal and “propagating concocted campaign against the Mamata Banerjee government”.


Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.

Copies of Rail Budget brought to Parliament

February 25, 2016 5:51 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The copies of the Rail Budget 2016 were brought to the Parliament on Thursday. The Rail Budget is expected to focus on capacity creation in the rail sector with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is expected to present the Budget at 12 noon, will face a tough challenge on whether to raise the passenger fare or not.

Passengers look for safety, amenities in Rail Budget

February 24, 2016 3:34 am

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (ANI): Passengers' safety and better facilities topped the list of demands of commuters awaiting the second Rail Budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government to be presented on Thursday. Women passengers travelling alone are worried about rising incidents of sexual assaults in trains. They demanded installation of more closed circuit television cameras and deployment of railway protection force in trains. The commuters are also fed up with lack of cleanliness in trains, especially in compartments used by poor. Last year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu did not introduce any new trains, but augmented the services of several trains.