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Avishek G Dastidar


How each uses party prism to look at Babasaheb
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

The Congress objected, saying Ambedkar wanted it but did not include it considering the “prevailing situation in the country” at that time.

Railways: No proposal by panel to upgrade zonal GMs
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Pushing the demand, the railways had said that a general manager manages territories extending to multiple states, commanding a workforce of nearly 80,000 to one lakh personnel.

Rahul Gandhi dares PM Narendra Modi, BJP says he is rattled and running away
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Breaking his silence on BJP leader Subrmanian Swamy's allegations about his British nationality, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he is not scared of the government and is ready to go to jail if found guilty.

Railways wants to analyse call records, loco pilots warn of strike
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The ministry has ordered all its loco pilots and assistant loco pilots to furnish details of phones and numbers given to them by the organisation as part of its Closed User Group plan.

High-speed railway network: Panel under NITI takes over appraisal process
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

The high-power committee also has secretaries of Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

LJP blames comments by BJP, RSS for defeat in Bihar election
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Having bargained hard to bag 40 seats to contest as part of the NDA, the LJP managed to win only two.

Locomotive Factories in Bihar: In cold storage for years, two Railway projects to start soon
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Sources said the Railways is giving finishing touches to the formalities and awaiting the conclusion of the Bihar Assembly elections to make the announcement for locomotive-factory projects at Madhepura and Marhowra.

DoPT scanner on Railways over creation of top posts for projects
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The DoPT has also asked the Railways how many “work charged posts” have been phased out after completion of the projects.

As CJI, I told PMs of way to insulate judges from lure of post-retirement jobs: Lodha
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Only those who opt for full salary would be empanelled for selection for posts that require retired Supreme Court or high court judges.

Different leadership, same story: Railways still behind on fund utilisation
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Railways has already fallen short of its targets for earnings, its capital expenditure figures show that it is hopelessly lagging behind in spending money even when the funds are assured.

Temple towns in mind, train toilets to be discharge-free
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Toilets in trains across India are being modified so that not a drop of toilet waste falls in the stations at such “holy” places.

Indian Railways to get fresh design upgrade this Diwali
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The proposed colour scheme of the trains is supposed to liberate the designers and break the monotony.

Ministry report may put brakes on PM Modi’s Railway varsities plan
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is yet to take a call on the matter.

Railway growth story yet to pick up steam
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

While earnings from freight continuously suffered, those from carrying passengers — an area where the railway has a monopoly in most segments — was almost Rs 1,900 crore lower than what it should have been to meet the targets.

‘Displeased’ PMO tells Ministries: give details of MoUs
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

In a letter to ministries, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha has asked them to henceforth furnish details of all MoUs to the Cabinet Secretariat within a month of the signing of MoUs.

Inspector Raj must end: Harsimrat Kaur cheers
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Harsimrat Kaur Badal had maintained that the action on Maggi noodles had created an environment of fear in the industry.

No case against Rajiv, hard to believe Sushma didn’t know: Chidambaram
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Regarding Anderson’s case, Chidambaram said the BJP and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not tell Parliament the whole story.

The story of how Sushma Swaraj gave it back to RSP MP NK Premachandran
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Sushma intervened to tell the House Premchandran himself had written to her for help to the aged mother of an Indian convict in Oman, serving a life sentence for planned robbery and murder.

Parliament logjam: SP chief Mulayam Singh says ‘let us talk, not stall’
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

As Mulayam Singh spoke in the House, Congress president Sonia Gandhi tried to stop him and Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said the SP chief was giving only his opinion.

To fence or not to fence for cattle? Semi-bullet train halts in its tracks
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Railway engineers argue that even if the entire track were to be fenced, nothing would stop cattle — or even humans— from coming on way of the train at level crossings.

Back after suspension, noisy as ever, their placards smaller but flashier
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The placards, though, were scaled down in size, with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan having decried the use of large placards that had blocked her chair and the treasury benches from TV cameras last week.

MP Tathagata Satpathy’s pitch: Make cannabis legal, why ban porn
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The government is in the process of repealing 1,863 obsolete and redundant laws and statutes as they have either outlived their utility or are irrelevant now.

Madhya Pradesh twin train derailment: ‘It’s the freakiest of freak accidents’
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Railway Board member, who inspected the accident site, says the tragedy could have been worse.

Kamayani Express derailed: 12 bodies found half a km away from accident site
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State Manoj Sinha have rushed to the accident site in Madhya Pradesh where two trains derailed killing at least 25 people late Tuesday.

Placards, Lights, Camera Blocked, Action
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Ravneet and Satav blocked Speaker and minister from TV, Ranjeet Ranjan banged Speaker’s table while Hooda rolled his placard into a loudspeaker.

Suresh Prabhu seeks higher pay for Railway Board Chairman, GMs
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Wants chairman to be brought on par with Cabinet secretary.

Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury bangs placard in front of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, she sends him out
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Adhir was apparently protesting against the government for initiating legislative business despite the agitation by the Opposition.

Rail unions reject Debroy panel report
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The letter, sent on June 26 to the minister, opposes the creation of an independent rail regulator, considered the heart and soul of the panel’s recommended reform moves.

Veiled Attack on US-External factors helping Dalai Lama’s Tibet agenda: China
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Apart from their timing, the comments assume significance as SCIO is the the administrative office under the State Council, the chief administrative body of the People’s Republic of China.

5-Nation Tour: In PM Narendra Modi ’s gift basket for Central Asian countries, ancient coins and book on Akbar
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Modi is scheduled to visit Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the second week of July.

Indian Railways to lend a step up to upper berth
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

New ladder designs being tried out in trains, National Institute of Design roped in.

In run-up to UP elections, it’s Ram and Krishna all the way
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

An official from the Tourism Ministry told that while several religion-based tourism circuits were announced earlier this year, including the Jain Circuit, Muslim Circuit and Sufi Circuit, the Ramayana and Krishna circuits are being given precedence, for now.

LIC seeks upward revision of interest rate in loan deal with Railways
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Much of the success of the Rail Budget depends on funding from outside agencies.

Bibek Debroy panel report: Get regulator in 5 years, then scrap Rail Budget
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

In the new report, the committee has left the job of figuring out how to do that to the Minister of Railways under supervision of the PMO and aided by a dedicated group of officers.

‘RVNL inefficient, but still awarded bulk of projects’
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Railways’ Civil Engineering branch sends confidential note to Debroy panel.

Gandhi Smriti to get new director
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The NDA government is learnt to have big plans to commemorate 100 years of Satyagraha in 2017.