Rail Budget will bring smile to everyone, says Manoj Sinha

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the rail budget for 2015-16 which will be presented in the Parliament today will bring smile to everyone. Sinha said that common man’s expectations will be fulfilled and expansion and modernization of railways will be seen. He added that passengers will be benefitted from the budget. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present the Narendra Modi government’s first Railway Budget in the Parliament today. Feb 26, 2015
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India fully prepared to tackle swine flu, says health ministry

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Minister of State for health, Shripad Naik said that all measures to combat swine flu were in place amid rising cases of H1N1 virus. Health Minister JP Nadda had made a statement in both houses of parliament regarding the swine flu situation in the country. He said that teams were sent to guide and assist state governments on H1N1 virus as per need. Naik said apart from the regular medicines, his ministry was also supervising the usage of traditional medicines. Meanwhile, in bid to prevent swine flu from spreading, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting mass gatherings without prior permission, has been imposed in Ahmedabad city. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. Feb 26, 2015
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Suresh Prabhu to present Rail Budget 2015-16 in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament on Thursday. Prabhu may lay the roadmap for attracting private investment in railways in a bid to raise more funds for project completions and infrastructure expansion. This will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government's first railway budget. Modi’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiatives may also be given prime importance. The Indian Railways had earlier invited suggestions from the general public for forthcoming Railway Budget. Feb 26, 2015
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Singapore, Rajasthan sign water management pact

Jaipur, Feb 26 (ANI): Singapore and Rajasthan signed a joint water management agreement in pink city of Jaipur. Singapore Foreign Minister K Shanmugam and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje were present during the signing between the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, and the Public Health Engineering Department of the Government of Rajasthan. The agreements that were signed included water management and governance of waste water treatment, which is expected to help the desert state to achieve a sustainable water management system. Shanmugam said the joint venture would see development not only for Rajasthan but also for Singapore in the long run. Raje said she hoped the programme would help strengthen ties between the two countries. Feb 26, 2015
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Japanese innovative technology for clean energy, infrastructure and wearable device

Tokyo /Bangkok, Feb 25 (ANI): KYOCERA provided advanced solar panels for electricity generation at the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. The plant, launched in November 2013, has a power output of 70 megawatts and is constructed in an area of 1.27 million square meters. Nanatsujima is close to the active volcano Sakurajima, but the solar panels here are installed in a safe area. The plant coexists with natural conditions utilizing advanced technology. Furthermore, with consideration of safety, approximately 1,400 lightning conductors are installed. The site is close to the sea and thus faces the risk of tsunamis. Feb 26, 2015
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People across India demand improved facilities ahead of rail budget

Patna/ Moradabad/ Amritsar, Feb 26 (ANI): Passengers across India have been demanding improved facilities at higher fare as India unveils its rail budget 2015-16 in parliament on Thursday (February 26). Among their wish lists are improved facilities, passengers' safety, hygiene in railway compartments and strict adherence to train timings. The upcoming Railway Budget by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government is expected to restore the glory of railways as the sector is reeling under financial crunch. Passengers from various states complained of an array of issues and said that increase in fare to upgrade the facilities can be done. Last year's rail budget presented by the previous Congress-led UPA government left train fares and freight rates unchanged. Safety measures for citizens, especially women, are also on top of the list. Feb 26, 2015
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Water leaks into astronaut's helmet

(ROUGH CUT) NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: NASA astronaut Terry Virts was quickly pulled into the International Space Station to remove him from his space suit Wednesday (February 25) after water Feb 26, 2015