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

Expectations from Railway Budget ride high across India

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Mumbai/ Bihar, Feb 26 (ANI): Ahead of the presentation of Central government’s railway budget 2015-16, expectations mounted high for people across India who stressed to focus on improving facilities in trains and allied services. People across country have pinned their hopes on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who would table full-fledged rail budget on Thursday (February 26). Passengers highlighted their expectations from Narendra Modi government’s first Railway Budget. Meanwhile, copies of the Railway Budget have reached the Parliament amid tight security. 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. Feb 26, 2015

Opposition parties say there is no hope from Railway Budget

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Leaders of the Opposition parties said on Thursday that there are no hopes from the Narendra Modi government’s Railway Budget which will be presented in the Parliament today. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is a new minister and it is difficult to say whether he will be able to fulfill people’s expectations or not. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Railway Minister, if wants, can give a lot of gifts to the common public but the government will work only for the benefit of the corporate. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that there is no hope from the government’s budget now as it will be a ‘corporate beneficiary’ budget. Feb 26, 2015

Kejriwal attends cremation of Chhattisgarh Naxal attack martyr

Najafgarh, Feb 26 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attended the cremation ceremony of a martyr of Chhattisgarh Naxal attack. Kejriwal said that the CRPF offers job to the deceased family member adding that if the job is not preferred by the person Delhi government can also offer a job. He also announced compensation money apart from children’s education and health care. Feb 26, 2015