Indian rail in creating and shaping the modern India in all its developmental avatars and great scores of progress.
Before India publishes its financial budget Railway Budget takes the latest news headlines every year and its considerable importance in the country's finance as well as socio-economic factors assigns greatest type of importance among various endeavors and departments of government. As it is now well acclaimed that British Raj has presented to India one of the most dashing and revolutionizing gifts, that is Indian railways, we can now understand the role of Indian rail in creating and shaping the modern India in all its developmental avatars and great scores of progress. India is one of the few handpicked big countries in the world that encircled by so vast a railway network across the geographical boundary of the country. There is not a single state in the whole map of India which is not penetrated and invaded by the great network of Indian rail. Only except a few regions in the upper Himalayas or in the distinct and discreet north east there is hardly any district in India that is not covered by the Indian rail. Indian rail has many feats among the great railway tracks in the world. Some of the biggest, greatest and highest categories where Indian rail has posed some of its great feats include highest railway station in the world, biggest railway station in the world and the longest railway platform in the world. With the inclusion of the metro rail for fast passenger service in some metropolitan cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Indian Rail has broadened its service to touch the heart of millions of busy city commuters and proved its excellence across a wide range of passenger as well as goods traffic. Latest news reveals that Indian rail is going to expand in multiple ways and going to introduce some of the latest technologies in the Indian railway.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 25 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday participated in the golden jubilee celebrations of the African Union at Addis Ababa that is being attended by around 75 heads of state, including of 54 African countries.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The union government will soon bring stand-alone legislation to deal with malpractices in sports, Law Minister Kapil Sibal said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Dave Franco, who is playing the role of a sleight of hand magician in 'Now You See Me', got into a serious magic learning mode on the sets.
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Women who are at the peak of their monthly menstrual cycle may be more vulnerable to experience psychological side-effects resulting from stress, a new study including an Indian-origin researcher has found.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian software industry is poised for a strong revenue growth driven by social media, mobility, analytics and cloud, said a report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Indian steelmaker Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL) Saturday said it was all set to double the annual capacity of its steel plant in Odisha to six million tonne by the end of this year.
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Over-the-top comic sequences have become a staple in TV shows and films. Actor Rohitashv Gour explains that this is so because the Indian audience enjoys them the most.
Sydney, May 25 (ANI): Former Australian Football League (AFL) chief executive Adrian Anderson has said that Cricket Australia (CA) and state cricket associations needed a robust national approach to anti-corruption.
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has hailed Indian-American Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan's Senate confirmation as a top US judge as yet another proof of the Indian community's "sterling contributions to the US society and India-US relations".
Karachi, May 24 (ANI): Pakistan released 45 Indian fishermen from a prison here on Friday.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Having pulled out its franchise Pune Warriors from the Indian Premier League (IPL), Sahara chief Subrata Roy fired another salvo saying he would immediately stop sponsoring the Indian team if N. Srinivasan continues to be the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Jet Airways Friday said its shareholders have approved the company's plans to offload 24 percent stake to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways for around $379 million (Rs.2,058 crore).
Kabul, May 24 (IANS) Suicide bombers and gunmen launched attacks on several targets, including a police station, in Afghanistan capital Kabul Friday evening, leaving casualties, a police source said. The serial bombings were not near the Indian embassy.
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) The border problem between India and China is a colonial heritage and Russia is glad that both countries could diplomatically resolve it, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin said Saturday.
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday expressed concern over repeated disruptions in parliament and state legislatures.
New York, May 24 (ANI): Australian actress Isla Fisher, who will be seen in Louis Leterrier's Now You See Me, recently revealed her near to death experience on the sets.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actors Arjun Rampal and Irrfan, who play RAW agents in Nikhil Advani's forthcoming thriller "D-Day", trained with Hollywood stunt director Tom Struthers for real action sequences in the film. Arjun calls him the "backbone" of the movie.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, an avid football fan, wishes that the Indian football team qualifies for the FIFA finals slated for 2014.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Australian model-actress Kristina Akheeva, to be seen as a British girl in the forthcoming comedy "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (YPD2), hopes she is not trapped in the image of a "foreign girl".
Karachi, May 24 (ANI): Pakistan has freed 45 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds as a goodwill gesture, officials have said.
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday expressed concern over repeated disruptions in parliament and state legislatures.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton wore Indian designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock's creation at the amFar (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes.
Shimla, May 24 (ANI): Asserting that disruption has no role in a parliamentary democracy, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed sadness and anxiety over repeated disruptions in the functioning of Parliament and state legislatures without transaction of any business.
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The hoopla over Indian celebrities and films at Cannes overshadows the harsh reality that it has been 19 years since any Indian film has made it to the Palme d'Or or the Golden Palm section of the prestigious film fest.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Director Ritesh Batra's debut film "Dabba" (Lunchbox) has won the critics week viewers choice award at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan Friday freed 45 India fishermen as a goodwill gesture, officials said.
Sydney, May 24 (ANI): Australian bowler Ryan Harris has singled out his pace counterpart Mitchell Starc as the team's potentially ' chief weapon' for the Ashes series in England.
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): The Cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres.
Sydney, May 24 (ANI): Australian Test batsman David Warner has said that the Indian players caught in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal should be banned from cricket.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax department, at a cost of Rs.449.71 crore, to help it collect increased revenue and provide better services to tax payers, an official statement said.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) As many as 56,700 Indians face deportation from Saudi Arabia in the next one-and-half months and ten officials have been despatched to the kingdom to help the Indian mission prepare emergency certificates for their exit, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Young Indian paddler Manika Batra beat higher-ranked Yui Hamamoto of Japan to enter the girls' singles semifinals at the IITF Polish Junior Open in Wladyslawowo, Poland Thursday.
Dubai, May 23 (IANS) A company in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has said it will hire 5,000 Indian workers affected by that country's new labour policy.
Amsterdam, May 23 (IANS) Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet is raring to go at the Deloitte Ladies Open after her recent success at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open at Antalya, where she finished tied 17th.
Sydney, May 23 (ANI): Australian paceman Ryan Harris has said that cricketers found to be indulging in spot fixing should be banned for life and wiped from record books for turning the game into a 'joke'.
Sydney, May 23 (ANI): Australian Test cricketer David Warner has copped a 5750-dollar fine from Cricket Australia for his Twitter rant controversy.
London, May 23 (ANI): Upcoming England batsman Joe Root has been warned to expect a fiery attack by the New Zealand side in the middle as they look to ruin his first homecoming at Headingley.
Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress Heather Graham says she is in no hurry to walk the aisle because she wants to take her time to make the right choice about her life partner.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 132/7 in their Indian Premier League eliminator being played here at the Ferozeshah Kotla Wednesday. Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 33.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Former Ranji cricket player Baburao Yadav, arrested in the IPL spot fixing scandal, had planned to play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with the help of one of the arrested bookies, police said Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sherlyn Chopra grabbed the paparazzi's attention by grooving at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival wearing a white and gold Indian lehenga choli. She is there to promote her movie "Kamasutra 3D" with the team.
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Australian opener David Warner is expected to plead guilty before a Cricket Australia (CA) hearing via teleconference from India with regard to a series of hostile tweets that he directed at News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Addis Ababa, May 22 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari will visit Ethiopia to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU) on May 25.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Addressing media persons in New Delhi, visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said Kabul has given a wish list to India, but did not specify what the list contains.
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland has said Australian Test batsman David Warner will not be scratched as a future captaincy candidate despite his social media outburst at journalists.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets was trading 0.29 percent up in the pre-afternoon trade Wednesday.
Stockholm, May 22 (IANS) More than 40 Indian families in densely populated Stockholm suburbs are worried over explosive protests in the past week, which one Indian immigrant described as "unusually fearome".
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief James Sutherland has said the governing body might need to consider implementing a social media policy after Australian Test batsman David Warner's recent Twitter controversy.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) "Dabangg" fame actress Sonakshi Sinha is the new face of Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil. She says oiling her hair with the product helps her battle the styling aids and chemicals she has to use on her tresses as part of her profession.
Washington, May 22 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to work together institutionally to ensure the best possible outcomes within the laws of the two countries on issues relating to law enforcement, counter terrorism and judicial processes.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Sahara India Pariwar pulled out its franchise Pune Warriors India from the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) Tuesday besides announcing that the group will not sponsor the Indian cricket team after the present contract expires in December 2013.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Maharashtra is willing to set up a special investment zone for Chinese companies in the state, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told the visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Some of the star Indian footballers, including former skipper Bhaichung Bhutia, are likely to feature in All India Football Federation's (AIFF) franchise-based tournament planned by its marketing partner IMG-Reliance in the 2013-14 season.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Pune Warriors India, owned by Sahara India Pariwar, pulled out of the already scandal-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) Tuesday and announced that they will not renew their sponsorship of the Indian cricket team after the present contract expires in December 2013.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A planned initial public offering of Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit is unlikely this year, says the unit's Chief Executive Marten Pieters in New Delhi.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Afghan president Hamid Karzai Tuesday called for Indian investment in critical sectors such as healthcare, telecom, agri-business and capacity building.
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah is using diplomatic channels to make passport authorities in Saudi Arabia accept newly-designed Indian passports, which they are refusing saying they were not officially informed about the change.
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) US-based IT services company iGate Corp. Tuesday said it has sacked Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy on the charges of sexual harassment by a woman employee.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday.
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) iGate Corporation sacked its chief executive officer Phaneesh Murthy on the charges of sexual abuse by a woman employee, the US-based IT major said Tuesday.
Sydney, May 21 (ANI): Australian Test batsman David Warner is expected to plead guilty during Cricket Australia hearing over his recent Twitter rant with two prominent journalists.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A Cairo International Film Festival representative has invited India as a partner country for the movie extravaganza, to be held in November.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said the government was discussing enactment of a national law to check match-fixing and spot-fixing in sports and he would consult the attorney general on the issue.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Sacked iGate CEO and president Phaneesh Murthy has denied the charges of sexual harassment against him and claimed that it was a case of extortion. In an audio conference, and said that the all the charges against him were "completely false".
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang offered New Delhi a "handshake across the Himalayas" and said the world's two most populous nations could become a new engine for the global economy if they could avoid friction on the militarised border.
Chennai, May 21 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated that Katchatheevu, the fishing islet has to be retrieved back by India in an endeavour to provide a permanent solution to the problem of Indian fishermen.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): An 18-year-old Indian-American girl has created a device that can help recharge the dead battery of a cellphone in just 30 seconds.
Strong policy research is the cornerstone of policy formulation and a necessary condition for sustained good governance. However, it is widely acknowledged that the quality of policy research in India has been found wanting, both within and outside the government. Indicatively, not a single Indian think tank featured in the top 50 in 2012 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings, and only six of them made it to the top 150.
Washington, May 20 (IANS) An 18-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US has developed a potentially revolutionary device that can charge a mobile phone in just 20 seconds, a media report said.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Saddened by the current situation in the country, actress-businesswoman Preity Zinta is "thiking" about joining "politics" as she wants to be part of a movement to bring positive changes in India.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Scarf is an accessory that never goes out of style irrespective of season. Wear this wardrobe staple in various colours and fabrics around your neck in different ways and also on other body parts.
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Monday left on a two-day visit to India, the president's office said in a statement.
Singapore, May 20 (IANS) A 24-year-old Indian man has been jailed by a court in Singapore for managing a prostitution ring.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China do have "difficult issues left over from history" but are destined to exist together, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a published article Monday.
Sydney, May 20 (ANI): Australian Test batsman David Warner was reportedly enraged by a picture linking him to spot-fixing suspect S.Sreesanth in an article by journalist Robert Craddock into corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which led him to insult Craddock and his co-scribe Malcolm Conn on Twitter.
London, May 20 (ANI): Eva Longoria was left exposed at Cannes' red carpet when she lifted her dress off the wet ground to reveal that she wasn't wearing any underwear.
Sydney, May 20 (ANI): Australian opening batsman David Warner is facing a Cricket Australia (CA) disciplinary hearing for his vitriolic social media outburst at respected News Limited sportswriters Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn.
Sydney, May 20 (ANI): An Australian sports commentator has sparked outrage on Twitter for an Indian impersonation during a news broadcast.
Whangarei (New Zealand), May 19 (IANS) Team MRF achieved a 1-2 finish here Sunday with Esapekka Lappi and Gaurav Gill finishing in that order in the International Rally of Whangarei that also doubled up as the first round of the 2013 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match here Sunday evening.
Melbourne, May 19 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Sunday said David Warner has been reported for breaching their Code of Behaviour.
Pune, May 19 (IANS) Pune Warriors scored 172 for five against Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match here Sunday.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Update your wardrobe with the silhouettes inspired by floral to tribal prints as well as folklore-inspired clothing to get that soft feminine and glamorous look.
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that the Australian Twenty20 tournament, the Big Bash League (BBL) needs to carefully vet their overseas contracted players in order to avoid importing corruption.
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): Australian Test batsman David Warner may reportedly lose his place in the squad for the prestigious Ashes tour following his Twitter outburst.
Sydney, May 19 (ANI): Australian Test batsmen David Warner is likely to be charged with detrimental public comment for his Twitter outburst under Cricket Australia's (CA) code of conduct, delivering a setback to his leadership aspirations.
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actress Nimrat Kaur, who features in Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox", says she is not surprised to see that the film has been selected for the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Melbourne, May 18 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is investigating a Twitter rant by cricketer David Warner, who launched a scathing attack on reputed Australian cricket writers Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) So what if you're on vacation? Pack your loungewear well to keep your fashion quotient high, say designer duo Shivan & Narresh.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was Saturday elected to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Executive Council by a record number of votes in the quadrennial elections at Kuala Lumpur.
Singapore, May 18 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian politician of the Democratic Action party (DAP) has asked the party's Chinese-origin secretary-general to apologise to the Indian members of the party.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): A team of students from India became the winner of the 60,000-dollar-grand-prize at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC 2013) for its project Solar Conduction Dryer.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The recent data theft by hackers from two Indian companies processing prepaid cards for several overseas banks, which led to a global fraud of 45 million dollars, has made India's 100 billion dollar IT industry a primary target of spam, phishing and viruses. The security breach has reopened the debate on IT security norms followed by Indian firms and the role played by 'ethical' hackers.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): Australian spin great Shane Warne has said that the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal felt like a kick in the teeth for the game of cricket.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has expressed his disappointment at the spot-fixing scandal of the Indian Premier League and has demanded life bans for the cricketers involved in the crime if they are found guilty.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): Australian Test batsmen David Warner has come under investigation after he posted expletive-laden tirade on the social media against the journalists of a reputed Australian media company.
Port of Spain, May 17 (IANS) Police in Guyana have detained three people in connection with the double-murder of an Indian-origin businessman and his wife in the South American nation.
New York, May 17 (IANS) A day after NBA owners rejected Sacramento Kings' move to Seattle, the Maloof brothers, owners of the franchise, have agreed to sell the basketball side to a Sacramento-based group headed by Indian Vivek Ranadive.
Rome, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 2 Maria Sharapova admitted Friday that the upcoming French Open played a part in her decision to pull out of the Rome Masters.