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Bansal junks Mamata way, eyes
ICU exit

Pawan Kumar Bansal treaded a different track today as he tried to undo what some of his predecessors in the last few years had done when he rose to present the railway budget for 2013-14 with the objective of improving its finances. ...   | Read..
 

Last word lost in Trinamul din

Trinamul MPs today forced Pawan Kumar Bansal, looking to turn the page on the railways’ wobbly finances, to skip a few pages of his budget speech....   | Read..
 

One of the best budgets ever: Cong

Congress leaders today lauded the railway budget as “one of the bestů ever tabled in Parliament”. ...   | Read..
 

Pawar protests Mumbai ‘neglect’

Sharad Pawar today expressed grave disappointment over the railway budget at a UPA coordination committee meeting, complaining that Mumbai has been neglected and this is R...   | Read..
 

Adhir squeezes in last-minute project

Junior railway minister Adhir Chowdhury pushed through a Rs 68-crore tower van repairing project for Murshidabad at the last minute so that supporters in his constituency...   | Read..
 
The status of a passenger, boarding a train from the tracks on Tuesday, mirrors the state of affairs of railways after years of populism by several predecessors of Pawan Bansal. (AFP picture)
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Sonia panel warms up to Aadhaar

The Sonia Gandhi-headed National Advisory Council (NAC) appears to be coming around to backing ...   | Read..

Block-Chuck bid sucks in India

With the clock ticking on former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for US defen...   | Read..
 

Free Wi-Fi on some trains

Step in but no need to plug in....   | Read..

CPM sees same track

The Bengal CPM today said this ...   | Read..

Kids crushed, rail official burnt alive

Two kids in a hurry to meet their grandparents ran into the path of an oncoming express as their mother watched helpless...   | Read..

Caste bias query for India Gate

A Congress member of Parliament today accused the urban middle class of dividing sexual assault “on caste lines...   | Read..

Muslim torment heat on govt

The Centre stood cornered in the Lok Sabha today as rivals and allies alike slammed it over the long incarceration of Mu...   | Read..

Workplace harassment bill gets
House nod

Parliament today passed a bill under which cases of sexual harassment at workplace will have to be disposed of by in-hou...   | Read..

Blasts shut parks without cameras

The blasts that tore through the Andhra Pradesh capital last week and killed 17 people have also locked out hundreds....   | Read..

Booze business not a right

The Supreme Court has held that a citizen has no fundamental right to trade in liquor as the power to grant such permiss...   | Read..

Diesel bulk-rich divide

When it comes to diesel, the poor man’s fuel, private-car owners pay Rs 11.50 less per litre than those who travel...   | Read..

Chopper unit on Maoist vigil

The chopper division of a unified command for anti-Maoist operations covering four states has started functioning in And...   | Read..

Gandhigiri gift of Rs 11 for CM

Flowers from Munnabhai, money orders from Madhukarbhai....   | Read..

Petition lawyer case at SC door

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the advocates-on-record (AoR) ...   | Read..

Spinach shield against PMS

Beans, spinach or raisins may help protect women from pre-menstrual syndrome, according to a new study described as the ...   | Read..