Fay celebrates Italian tailoring traditions

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: After New York and London, the spotlight turned to Italy on Wednesday (February 25) with the opening of Milan Fashion Week. Quintessential Italian brand Fay, Feb 26, 2015

Rail budget not on basis of political differences but on requirements & needs of Railways: Manoj Sin

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Talking about the Rail Budget 2015-16, Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the budget is not made on the basis of political differences or preferences. He said that the budget is directed towards the needs and requirements of the Railways. He also said that the ministry has given special emphasis to cleanliness and women safety among other things. Feb 26, 2015

Singapore appoints special envoy to Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (ANI): Singapore government appointed senior policy strategist, Gopinath Pillai, as its special envoy to Andhra Pradesh to speed up construction of new capital of the state. Presently, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana share Hyderabad as joint capital. The appointment was announced by Singapore Foreign Minister K Shanmugam and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a news conference at the secretariat in capital Hyderabad on Thursday. The Singapore government will be presenting the first-phase of draft master plan of the new capital by June. Naidu said he was happy and content with the working style of Singapore government. Shanmugam is on a four-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. Feb 26, 2015

Delhi court gives interim bail to RK Pachauri till next hearing on March 27

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Delhi court on Thursday granted interim bail to Rajendra K Pachauri, one of the world's top climate change officials, till next hearing that is to take place on March 27. The court gave the decision keeping in view Pachauri’s health condition. The lawyer in the case, Prashant Mendiratta, said that the condition for the bail as given by the court are – he would banned from approaching his Delhi-based think tank The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) and said he cannot leave the country without permission, will not try to influence the witnesses and will cooperate in the probe whenever needed. 75-year-old Dr Pachauri has been accused of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old researcher with TERI. The trial court today said he cannot directly or indirectly contact members of the organization. Feb 26, 2015

Railway Budget lays out clear roadmap for economic growth: PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 as the clear roadmap to make the railways the key driver of India's economic growth. Prime Minister Modi also took to Twitter to express his views. “#RailBudget2015 is a forward looking, futuristic and passenger centric budget, combining a clear vision and a definite plan to achieve it,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. “#RailBudget2015 is a watershed moment for Railways, marking a paradigm shift from discussing coaches and trains to comprehensive railway reform. I am particularly delighted that for the 1st time there is a concrete vision for technology upgradation and modernisation of the Railways,” he added. “Rail Budget lays out a clear roadmap to make the Railways the key driver of India's economic growth and playing a key role in India's progress. #RailBudget2015 stands out for its focus on the common man, putting speed, scale, service and safety, all on one track,” he said in a series of tweets. Feb 26, 2015

Reactions from political circle over Rail Budget 2015

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 26 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Thursday after Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden railway budget. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas said that the overall budget is very good. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that expectation was that the fares would reduce but nothing such happened. Earlier in the day, while presenting his railway budget, Suresh Prabhu said the railway has to undergo a transformation over the next five years. He said the proposed investment in railways will be rupees eight lakh fifty six thousand twenty crores by 2019. Feb 26, 2015

Kabul suicide attack on Turkish diplomatic vehicle kills two

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the NATO mission kills two people in Kabul, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for talks with the militants. Duration: 00:28 Feb 26, 2015

France's Hollande visits Philippines for climate push

President Francois Hollande arrives in the Philippines, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders in Paris in December. Duration: 00:51 Feb 26, 2015

Rail budget 2015-16 aims to better railway & not to appease other political parties: Suresh Prabhu 1

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Rail Budget 2015-2016 aims to better the railway system in the country and not to appease other political parties. He said that a strong and efficient railway can lead to growth of the nation and not vice versa. He said this while addressing mediapersons after presenting the budget in Parliament. Prabhu said that the budget has kept in mind various expectations of the common man and can be a termed as a common man budget. He also said that the NDA government being a government of farmers has special provisions for them too in the rail budget. The railway minister further said that the money for different projects mentioned in the budget will come from extra budgetary sources and that the government is talking to World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc. over the same. Feb 26, 2015

Rail budget 2015-16 aims to better railway & not to appease other political parties: Suresh Prabhu 2

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Rail Budget 2015-2016 aims to better the railway system in the country and not to appease other political parties. He said that a strong and efficient railway can lead to growth of the nation and not vice versa. He said this while addressing mediapersons after presenting the budget in Parliament. Prabhu said that the budget has kept in mind various expectations of the common man and can be a termed as a common man budget. He also said that the NDA government being a government of farmers has special provisions for them too in the rail budget. The railway minister further said that the money for different projects mentioned in the budget will come from extra budgetary sources and that the government is talking to World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc. over the same. Feb 26, 2015

Jaitley defends clauses of proposed land bill, asks opposition not to make Industry 'a Bad Word' 2

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday came out in strong defence of the government's proposed land reforms, in the Rajya Sabha. Chiding the opposition Jaitley asked them not to create an atmosphere where 'industry' and 'infrastructure' become bad words. He also added that parties like the Congress have erred greatly in hawking the government's plans as "anti-farmer". Feb 26, 2015

Vibrating bicycle senses traffic

Maurice Kwakkernaat is testing out his new bike. Instead of avoiding cars on the road, the research scientist wants to get as close as possible. It's part of a test to see if the bike he developed Feb 26, 2015