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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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