Rail Budget 2015-16: No increase in passenger fares

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Budget Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget for fiscal year 2015-16. Prabhu assured that there has been no increase in passenger fares in railways. He added that surveillance camera will be installed on select mainline and ladies compartments to insure safety of women. Further speaking on women's safety, Prabhu added that Nirbhaya fund would be utilized for augmenting safer travel for women. He further said that a mobile application to address complaints of people is also being developed. Feb 26, 2015

Rail Budget 2015-16: Propose to move from preventive to predictive maintenance

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Budget Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget for fiscal year 2015-16. Prabhu said that the railways propose to move from preventive to predictive maintenance. Further elaborating, Prabhu said that safety of passengers is of utmost importance for which technology intervention is required. He added that modern tracks, audio-visual warnings are few of the measures the government is contemplating to avoid train collisions. Feb 26, 2015

Former Railway Minister terms Rail Budget as 'disappointing'

Chandigarh, Feb 26 (ANI): Former Railway Minister, Pawan Bansal on Thursday termed the Rail Budget presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu as ‘disappointing’. Bansal said that he was expecting reduction in fares as fuel prices have been slashed in the past few months. He added that there was no vision to increase employment or reduce poverty through employment in railways. Further, Bansal said that there was nothing new in the budget but only a continuation of the old projects. Feb 26, 2015

France targets radical Islam in prisons

France plans to tackle the spread of jihadist ideology in the country's prisons by setting aside designated wards for inmates at risk of radicalisation. Feb 26, 2015

At least one dead in Kabul attack

At least one person is dead after a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle full of explosives into a Turkish embassy car in Kabul Thursday. Investigators on the scene explained. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) MOHAMMAD Feb 26, 2015

Footage shows people falling into sinkhole in Seoul

A South Korean man and woman suffered minor injuries when they stepped off a bus and fell into a sinkhole in Seoul. The accident on Friday (February 20) was captured by a CCTV camera. It shows the Feb 26, 2015

Govt assures good days for Railways prior to Budget presentation

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): The Government on Thursday assured good days to the people of the country prior to budget presentation in the Parliament. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the budget will be good for the people of the country. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government will take the country towards progress. Feb 26, 2015

Venkaiah apologizes for Rahul jibe, says he respects Opposition & never used unparliamentarily langu

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday apologized for his remarks on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha and said that he had not used unparliamentarily language in the House. He added that he respects the Opposition and had not intention to hurt anyone. The apology came after the Opposition threatened to disrupt proceedings in Parliament over Naidu's remarks. However, ruckus continued in the house after Naidu’s apology. Following the uproar, the House was briefly adjourned till 11:30 am. Feb 26, 2015

Haitians protest against the Dominican Republic

Thousands took to the streets of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, on Wednesday (February 25) to protest against the Dominican Republic after a Haitian man was found hanged from a tree in a suspected Feb 26, 2015

Rail Budget: No big change will be introduced by the NDA govt, says former railway ministry

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday said that there is a need to strengthen the foundation of railways. He added that no big change will be introduced in the railway budget as today an Indian railway is bankrupt. Former MoS, Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also expressed similar sentiments. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present Rail Budget for fiscal year 2015-16 in the Parliament today. This will be the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government's first full-fledged railway budget. People have high expectations from the Railway Budget and are expecting clean energy, modernization of trains, passengers' safety and rail connectivity in the north-eastern states among others this time. Feb 26, 2015