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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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