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Railway budget

Pragmatic Prabhu skips populism

In his maiden Budget, Railway Minister leaves passenger fares untouched, offers no new trains, announces minor hike in freight rates and spells out plan to improve behemoth’s financial health27 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden effort today presented a fresh and an unconventional Railway Budget, consciously staying away from populism and focussing on consolidating assets and improving the financial health of the public sector behemoth.

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Rail Budget 2015-16: No increase in passenger faresRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu arrives in Parliament to present the Railway Budget in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
Poised for the big push, Prabhu walks tightrope

Poised for the big push, Prabhu walks tightrope

27 Feb 2015 | 3:23 AM

NEW DELHI: Suresh Prabhu has set a healthy precedent by perhaps being the first Railway Minister not listing barely known places where new tracks will be laid.

Thumping win for Akali-BJP combine in corporation elections

Thumping win for Akali-BJP combine in corporation elections

27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 AM

CHANDIGARH: The SAD-BJP combine won majority in four out of the six municipal corporation elections in Punjab, the counting for which was held on Thursday.

lawyers’ stand -off with judge

Punjab & Haryana HC Bar meets today

27 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: A day after a section of lawyers took strong exception to an order passed by a judge asking an advocate to explain why he rendered wrong legal advice, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association today decided to hold its general house meeting on Friday 

All issues settled, Mufti to meet PM today

All issues settled, Mufti to meet PM today

27 Feb 2015 | 3:29 AM

JAMMU: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed  left for Delhi this afternoon  ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister  Narendra Modi in the morning tomorrow.

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SAD-BJP fails to get majority

SAD-BJP fails to get majority

27 Feb 2015 | 3:29 AM

MOHALI: The SAD-BJP alliance failed to get a clear majority in the Mohali Municipal Corporation polls though it emerged as the single largest group with 22 seats in the results declared here today.

NoSupporters of a winning candidate celebrate in Hoshiarpur on Thursday. tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Modest victory in Phagwara; BSP gets two seats

27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 AM

PHAGWARA: The SAD-BJP has won 25 of the 50 wards in the Phagwara Municipal Corporation.

Post-win, SAD factions fight for Mayor’s post in Moga

27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 AM

MOGA: Bagging 24 seats in the 50-ward House, the SAD has emerged as the largest unit in the Moga Municipal Corporation.

BJP’s emphatic win in Pathankot

27 Feb 2015 | 2:22 AM

PATHANKOT: The BJP won a clear majority in the Pathankot Municipal Corporation (MC) elections.

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Leaders tear into ‘lacklustre’ budget

Leaders tear into ‘lacklustre’ budget

27 Feb 2015 | 1:12 AM

AMBALA: The BJP termed Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden budget presented on Thursday as a complete budget with the focus on improving basic facilities and services.

Railway Budget has little for state

27 Feb 2015 | 12:38 AM

DHARAMSALA: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu’s Budget had little to offer to Himachal. In the last Budget, a survey for two more railway lines, including Una-Hamirpur and Una-Amb-Indora, was announced by the Railway Minister. However, this year these railway lines had not found any mention in the Budget.

State expects more funds for Central schemes, industry

27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 AM

DEHRADUN: Despite discontinuation of the concessional industrial package in 2008, the industry sector continues to make a vital contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Uttarakhand.

Post-Christians’ abduction, air strikes hit IS

Post-Christians’ abduction, air strikes hit IS

27 Feb 2015 | 12:39 AM

BEIRUT: A US-led alliance launched air strikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported.

NoAfghanistan’s Shapoor Zadran (R) celebrates with teammate Hamid Hassan after hitting the winning runs to defeat Scotland in Dunedin on Thursday. AFP

Afghans announce their arrival

27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 AM

DUNEDIN: Samiullah Shenwari produced a brilliant rearguard action to guide Afghanistan to their first World Cup victory with a dramatic one-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash in Dunedin on Thursday.


Back home, the fans go berserk with joy

27 Feb 2015 | 2:01 AM

PERTH: The line to Kandahar is a bit unsteady, but the voice of the man at the other end of the line is steady and strong and full of emotion.


Lankan tigers gallop to victory

27 Feb 2015 | 2:11 AM

MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka veterans Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara smashed imperious centuries to punish a wasteful Bangladesh and set up an emphatic 92-run win in their World Cup clash in Melbourne on Thursday.

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