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Fares, freight spared, a slew of concessions too
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. In what is seen as yet another populist budget, the Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, today left untouched the passenger fares for all classes. Nor did he touch the freight rates and parcel tariffs, and still managed to shower ...
Another Shatabdi to Bangalore, 150-kmph New Delhi service proposed
CHENNAI, FEB. 26. Introduction of six new trains on congested routes, a proposal to operate a superfast train at 150 km an hour between New Delhi and Chennai and a commitment to complete gauge conversion between major towns are some of the ...
Tighten up procedures for counting: NDA
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. The National Democratic Alliance has asked the Election Commission to "tighten up its procedures" for the counting of ballots tomorrow to prevent undue pressures being brought to bear on district authorities, especially in ...
Balaji is back
MUMBAI, FEB. 26. Sourav Ganguly, retained as captain for the full home series against Pakistan, had his say via a teleconference with the selectors before the Indian team for the first Test and the Board President's XI were announced. The BCCI ...
Advani is Asia's best
PUNE, FEB. 26. Pankaj Advani, the teen sensation from Bangalore turned on a superlative display this afternoon at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana's Convention Hall here on Saturday. And the 5-0 rout that he inflicted on a hapless Praput Chaithansukul of ...
Legal hurdles cleared for Monica Bedi's extradition
NEW DELHI, FEB. 26. Legal hurdles have been cleared for extradition of Monica Bedi, a former Bollywood starlet, from Portugal to India. She was arrested on September 18, 2002 by the police in Lisbon along with underworld don Abu Salem Ansari ...
CHANDIGARH, FEB. 26.Police today lathicharged and used water cannons to thwart attempts by the Shiromani Akali Dal president, Parkash Singh Badal, and his senior party colleagues to go towards the Raj Bhavan to stage a `dharna' against what Mr. ...
BALASORE (ORISSA), FEB. 26.The medium range surface-to-air missile, `Akash', was test-fired thrice today from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-Sea, about 15 km from here, to hit the target in the air. ...
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