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PM resolves major land transfer bottleneck


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a move Thursday to ensure that infrastructure projects are not held up by procedural delays, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved relaxations in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways act against encroachment


February 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan Railways have decided to act against government departments which have encroached upon railway land in Rawalpindi.Pakistan Railways said it will approach the National Accountability Bureau ... Read more...

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Railways to set up new body to improve stations


November 11th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian Railways said Friday it will set up a separate Railway Stations Development Corporation to improve passenger facilities."A need was being felt to have a ... Read more...

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Slums to go from near railway tracks


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Hundreds of slums abutting railway tracks around the country will be removed "in a humane manner", parliament was informed Friday. Efforts would be made to prevent ... Read more...

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Supreme Court quizzes Delhi power firms on services


August 30th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked private power distribution companies (Discoms) in Delhi to furnish details of the number of connections provided by them and the ... Read more...

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Over 4,200 illegal settlements on railway land in national capital region


August 4th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Railways have over 4,200 illegal settlements on its lands in the national capital regions, hampering developmental work and endangering the lives of these encroachers, ... Read more...

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Cash returned by youths found to be fake


February 5th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Six months after being rewarded by West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for returning cash worth Rs.1.5 lakh, two youths of Birbhum district will now face police interrogation ... Read more...

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Railways to recruit around 3 lakh people: Mamata Banerjee


February 5th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Haldia (West Bengal), Feb 4 (IANS) The Indian Railways will recruit 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh people in the next six months across the country, union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said ... Read more...

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Railways sign deal for axle unit in Bengal


January 10th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The railway ministry and state-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) Monday signed an agreement for setting up a new rail axle manufacturing factory at New Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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Railways will not forcibly acquire land, says Mamata


December 21st, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday assured farmers that the railways will not forcibly acquire any land for its projects in West Bengal."We ... Read more...

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Azad invites private sector in healthcare infra


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday urged the private sector to participate in the health ministry's project of building hospitals and medical colleges on land owned ... Read more...

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Railways, NTPC sign MOU for power plant in West Bengal


October 31st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Anara (West Bengal), Oct 31 (IANS) The Indian Railways Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with power utility NTPC to set up a 1,320 MW captive plant at Adra in ... Read more...

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Banerjee assures jobs to CWG, other medal winners


October 29th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday assured jobs to several Commonwealth Games (CWG) medal winners and other sportspersons and announced that her department will set up four academies ... Read more...

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Banerjee rules out privatisation of Indian Railways


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reiterated that there would be no privatization of Indian Railways.Addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways, Banerjee ... Read more...

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No privatization of railways, says Mamata


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said there was no likelihood of privatizing Indian Railways, even as she admitted that several projects are not being implemented for ... Read more...

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Railways to give free houses to squatters: Mamata


June 14th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Union minister Mamata Banerjee said Sunday that the Indian Railways will provide free houses to squatters who are willing to vacate its land besides tracks across the ... Read more...

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Huts razed in Nizammudin to make way for flyover (Lead)


April 15th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) As many as 150 huts in a slum area were Thursday bulldozed for construction of a flyover near the Nizamuddin railway station in the capital, police said. ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee rules out railways’ privatisation


March 11th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday once again ruled out any move to privatise the country's railroad network but said the corporate sector will be roped in ... Read more...

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India Inc now looks forward to expand rail network


February 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Indian industry is largely satisfied with the rail budget proposals to keep freight rates mostly frozen and the decision to co-opt the private sector in expanding ... Read more...

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HRD, Railway Ministries sign MoU for educational infrastructure on railway land


February 16th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16(ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry and Railways Ministry on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop educational infrastructure on railway land across the country.The ... Read more...

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Railway land to house hospitals, healthcare facilities (Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) In a major move to provide quality healthcare to millions of people, the railway ministry Friday said it will give over 1275 acres of unused land ... Read more...

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Railways owns 10,65 lakh acre land, discloses E. Ahmed


December 4th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Railways E Ahmed informed the Rajya Sabha that the Indian Railways owns approximately 10.65 lakh acre of land.In a written reply ... Read more...

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Rs 14.4 billion irregularities found in Pakistan Railways’ accounts


October 21st, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 21 (ANI): The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has found massive irregularities worth 14.418 billion rupees in the account of Pakistan Railways (PR).According to its report, the total expenditure ... Read more...

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Railways to develope 64 ‘multi-function stations’: Banerjee


September 14th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Railways have identified 64 stations around the country to be developed as "multi-function" stations, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said Monday. "The expert committee on railway land ... Read more...

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Left Front can go for early elections, says Mamata


August 9th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mecheda (West Bengal), Aug 9 (IANS) Trinamool Cognress leader and Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday carried forward her twin strategy of initiating development work alongside launching sharp political assaults on her ... Read more...

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West Bengal keen to develop small industries on railway land


August 5th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday requested Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee to hand over the excess railway land to the state government for developing small and medium-scale industries. "We, ... Read more...

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Railway firm slammed for denying permission to rebuild Malay Indian Congress school


July 13th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has hit out at the railway firm Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd for denying the party permission to rebuild ... Read more...

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Banerjee dismisses corporate structure for railways


July 9th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ruled out corporatisation of the country's railroad network but said the private sector's participation can be considered for commercial use of ... Read more...

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Mamata uses rail budget to needle Left Front


July 4th, 2009 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lost no opportunity to needle West Bengal's ruling Left Front when she proposed a new rail line from ... Read more...

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Left Front criticises privatisation thrust in railway budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Terming it a "mixed' railway budget, West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Bose criticised the privatisation schemes introduced in the new budgetary plans by Railways Minister ... Read more...

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Target set by Lalu Prasad unrealistically high: Banerjee


July 3rd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Taking a dig at her predecessor Lalu Prasad, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the target set by him for the railways in the interim budget ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee announces slew of staff-friendly proposals


July 3rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Several employee-friendly initiatives including medical colleges and nursing institutions for their children figured in Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget for her ministry presented in the Lok ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee targets minorities with 2009 Rail budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
India’s Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today tabled the annual Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha and while their was something for everyone, minority groups, the disadvantaged and the poor – along ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets a fair share of new railway projects


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu figured prominently in the budgetary proposals of Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee tabled in parliament Friday. Whether it is the upgrade of railway stations, introduction of ... Read more...

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No Possible Fare Hike In Railway Budget 2009-10


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by GD
Amidst speculations concerning the betterment of the services provided in train, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee presented a "pro-people" budget in the Parliament today.The main concern of the budget regarding the hike ... Read more...

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