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Jaitley defends clauses of proposed land bill, asks opposition not to make Industry 'a Bad Word' 1

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
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Blast in Kashmir injures six

Shopian, Feb 26 (ANI): Six civilians sustained injuries in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Among the six, one is critical. The blast occurred while civilians were cleaning debris near their houses in Shopian district after the gun battle between security forces and militants concluded on Wednesday. Security forces in the state gunned down three militants on Wednesday in the encounter, which injured two soldiers and one officer. Feb 26, 2015
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BJP hails 'brilliant' Rail Budget 2015

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): BJP leaders hailed the rail budget 2015 presented by minister Suresh Prabhu in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The BJP said that it is the first time in history of the country that a rail budget has administrative, economic and technological reforms. Feb 26, 2015
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Rail Budget 2015-16: Swachh Railways to be the focus of Railway Ministry

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Budget Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget for fiscal year 2015-16. Prabhu also laid emphasis on cleanliness of stations and trains for convenient travel facilities to passengers. He also laid stress on PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives. He further said that integrated cleaning will be taken up as a specialized activity. Prabhu said that am mobile application to address the complaints of the passengers is also being developed. He also stated that e-catering has also been introduced on some trains on experimental basis Feb 26, 2015
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Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation Scheme to be launched Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation Scheme would be launched to help in technology upgradation. Presenting the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 in Parliament, Prabhu stressed on the need to decentralise, deregulate and delegate to make freight business simpler. No new trains were, however, announced this year in the rail budget. There was no increase in railway passenger fares either. The Railways Minister further said that mobile phone charging facilities would be provided in general class coaches and the number of charging facilities would be increased in sleeper class coaches. Feb 26, 2015
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Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation Scheme to be launched Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Foreign Rail Technology Cooperation Scheme would be launched to help in technology upgradation. Presenting the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 in Parliament, Prabhu stressed on the need to decentralise, deregulate and delegate to make freight business simpler. No new trains were, however, announced this year in the rail budget. There was no increase in railway passenger fares either. The Railways Minister further said that mobile phone charging facilities would be provided in general class coaches and the number of charging facilities would be increased in sleeper class coaches. Feb 26, 2015
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Prince William arrives in Japan

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrived in Japan on Thursday (February 26) and toured Tokyo Bay by boat before heading to his first official events. The prince was accompanied by Tokyo Governor Feb 26, 2015
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Rail Budget full of imaginary ideas: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Reacting on Rail Budget 2015, the Congress party said that Suresh Prabhu presented nothing new in the budget for Indian Railways in the Lok Sabha. Disappointed Congress said that no single announcement was made about new trains, and people were expecting reduction in rail fare. Terming it a dream budget Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Rail Budget 2015 is full of imaginary ideas and it is impossible to implement it practically. Feb 26, 2015
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Railway Minister presents Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget fro fiscal year 2015-16. Prabhu thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for infusing the citizens with a sense of pride and dream of a prosperous nation. He said that investment in Indian Railways is necessary for environment sustainability and well being of future generations. Prabhu also assured investment in railways will improve economy and create more jobs for poor. This is the first full-fledged budget of Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Feb 26, 2015
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Rail Budget 2015-16: Four goals fixed for improvement in Railways

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented the Rail Budget for fiscal year 2015-16. Prabhu highlighted four major goals for improvement in Railways- to ensure good customer experience to receive a huge boost, to make rail safer, to expand and improve infrastructure and to make railways financially self sustainable. Feb 26, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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