Railways considering proposals on dynamic-pricing: Reports

The Railways has said that it is considering proposals on dynamic-pricing such as premium charges during festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja and discounts for travelling odd- hours. As per reports, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as well as the board underlined the need for flexible dynamic-pricing in order to offer competitive fares vis-a-vis airlines.

Commenting on the issue, a Rail

Manipur able to meet only 40% of potable water needs: Chief Minister

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday asked his Ministers to work for public welfare, pointing out that the state was able to meet less than 40 per cent of the drinking water needs of the people.

He was speaking at the Bharatiya Janata Party office here to celebrate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which is celebrated as Good Governance Day through

Steel production rises 5.1%, consumption up 4.2% in April-November

India's production of finished steel from April to November rose by 5.1 per cent to 69.604 million tonnes while consumption grew by 4.2 per cent to 56.788 million tonnes during the period, a Steel Ministry report said.

"Production of finished steel at 69.604 million tonnes registered a growth of 5.1 per cent during April-November 2017 over the same period last year. India'

Delhi Metro`s Magenta Line open to public from 5 p.m.

The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Magenta Line, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day, was thrown open to the public at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The stretch will help connect Noida with Faridabad in Haryana through the Violet line (Escorts Mujesar-Kashmere Gate), which will intersect at Kalkaji Mandir station.

Once fully operational by Marc

Noida is not jinxed, says Modi, praises Adityanath for `rising above superstition`

The satellite town of Noida is not jinxed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, rubbishing the "superstition" that Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers have lost their seat whenever they visited the urban hub close to Delhi and praised Yogi Adityanath for "rising above" it.

Modi after inaugurating the Noida-Kalkaji Metro line along with Chief Minister Adityanath addressed a

Train-20: Aluminium-bodied trainsets to run on Rajdhani routes

In a first, the Railways will soon roll out 15 aluminium-bodied trainsets – called Train-20 -- on its prestigious Rajdhani routes that will run faster and boast of improved passenger comforts.

The aluminium trainsets – or trains like the Metro or EMUs that do not have locomotives hauling them -- will not only be lightweight and energy-efficient, they will run

Modi inaugurates Metro`s Magenta line section

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the new 12.64 km section of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line and along with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a ride in the train.

The section connects Botanical Garden station in Noida to south Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir station.

The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji section has nine stations. Apa

Mumbai commuters get AC local trains

 The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country's first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

The Christmas and pre-New Year bonanza saw the first AC local's maiden run for the media, officials, some political party activists and commuters between Bor

Tourism logo to promote Brand Bengaluru unveiled

Based on a crowd-sourced design, a logo was unveiled on Sunday at the 'Namma Bengaluru Habba' fest to promote 'Brand Bengaluru' on the global tourist map.

"The logo captures the spirit of the city and its 11 million people. Its design is a crowd-sourced, creative identity representing the city and its denizens," said Karnataka Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge.

India`s first AC local train service in Mumbai from Monday

 India's first air-conditioned local train services will be launched on Monday when the service gets underway on the Borivali-Churchgate section of the Mumbai suburban line under Western Railway, an official statement said on Sunday.

According to a Railway Ministry statement here, commencing at 10.30 am on Christmas, the AC local will run initially on an experimental basis fo

Delhi Metro`s Magenta Line an example of modernising urban transport: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the newly-built Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro is an example of modernising urban transport and making travel between Delhi and Noida faster and convenient.

Modi will inaugurate a segment of the Magenta Line on Monday, which will connect Botanical Garden station in Noida to south Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir station.

"This

India, Russia discuss energy, technology cooperation

India and Russia on Saturday discussed cooperation in areas including energy and technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday following a meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) here.

"Had a productive meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogo

IndiGo becomes first Indian airline to operate 1,000 flights a day

Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Saturday said that it has become the first Indian airline to operate "1,000 plus flights in a day"

According to the airline, its flight 6E 185 from Mumbai to Kochi operated on December 22, 2017 became the 1,000th flight. 

"IndiGo also took the delivery of its 31st Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft on the same day to jo

Reliance owes all its progress to Dhirubhai Ambani: Mukesh Ambani

On its 40th anniversary (1977-2017), Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited said the company owed all its progress to its founder Dhirubhai Ambani.

"Reliance is the creation of the vision of one individual -- my father, and our founder, Dhirubhai," Ambani said during his address to employees on "Reliance family day".

"My fathe

Ex-top cop, UK NRI, Dabbawalas set up `Mumbai Roti Bank`

A former police commissioner, an NRI businessman from London and the famed Dabbawalas joined hands here on Saturday to "wage a fight against hunger" through the "Mumbai Roti Bank" platform.

While IPS officer and former city police chief and Maharashtra DGP D. Sivanandan has launched the non-profit initiative, UK-based businessman Nittin Khanapurkar has formed

Airtel Payments Bank CEO steps down in wake of Aadhaar e-KYC misuse

Shashi Arora, CEO and Managing Director, Airtel Payments Bank has stepped down following the Unique Identification Authority of India, (UIDAI) suspending Aadhaar linked e-KYC services on December 16 because of alleged misuse by the company.

"Shashi Arora has been associated with Airtel in senior leadership roles since 2006. He has been an asset for Airtel and over the years has c

Banks, `select financial institutions` lost Rs 16,789 cr in 2016-17

 Scheduled commercial banks including "select financial institutions" lost Rs 16,789 crore due to frauds in 2016-17, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla told the Lok Sabha, in a written reply, that the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) "Fraud Monitoring Reports" showed that an "amount lost on account of frau

Pragati Maidan`s IECC to diversify India`s trade: M. Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) project at Pragati Maidan here will further strengthen and diversify the country's trade and help promote it in different world markets.

Naidu, who laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of the ITPO-Pragati Maidan Complex into a world class IECC, emphasised the need f

India has potential to become largest EV exporter: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that quality products and research in new technologies can propel the country's electric vehicle (EV) industry to emerge as world's largest exporter.

According to the Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the country's EV industry can only realise its fu

2012-17 infra investment estimate revised to Rs 38 lakh cr

The projections for investment in the country's infrastructure in the last five years has been revised upwards by the government to Rs 38,22,822 crore, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that the NITI Aayog had revised the projection for investment in infrastructure in 2012-17 to Rs 38,22,822 crore, which is 1.6

Modi`s office urges use of Indian products after rails controversy

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has asked all government departments to prioritise the use of local products in state projects, after domestic companies objected to a global tender by the railways ministry seeking tonnes of steel rails.

The steel and rail ministries have been at loggerheads over the state-run network's decision to buy rails f

SEBI raids brokers as it steps up probe over prescient WhatsApp messages - source

MUMBAI- Dozens of Indian securities officials descended on the homes of brokers and others on Friday in a widespread early morning raid in Mumbai, and possibly other cities, a regulatory source said.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) raids are a sign that a probe by the regulator is gathering steam. The investigation is looking into who was responsible

2G case verdict: NCP hits back at Jaitley

Nationalist Congress Party's Rajya Sabha Member Majeed Memon on Friday hit out at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments after the verdict in the 2G spectrum case was delivered, acquitting all the accused.

Questioning Jaitley's remark that the Congress considered the verdict as "a badge of honour", Memon said: "He is such a senior lawyer and a unio

Around 375 air safety violations reported till mid-Dec: Minister

The Indian Government has said that around 375 air safety violations have been reported till December 15 this year. Commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the media, “There were 431 air safety violations reported in 2016. However, in the year 2017 (till December 15) there have been 375 air safety violations.

Therefore, the number of air s

117 cos raised Rs 62,736-cr via IPOs in Apr-Nov FY`18: Government

As many as 117 companies have garnered a staggering Rs 62,736 crore through IPOs in the first eight months of 2017-18, much higher than the cumulative amount raised in the last five fiscals, Parliament was informed today. These 117 initial public offers (IPOs) include 28 main- board public offers and the remaining for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Minister of State for Finance Pon Radhak