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Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

Sep 17, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021

Railways Suffered Rs 36,000 Cr Loss During Covid-19 Pandemic: Minister

Aug 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The minister termed goods trains as the real revenue generators for the national transporter.


Lalu Packed Railways With Biharis, Took Away Jobs From Tamils: Tamil Nadu Minister K. N. Nehru

Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister K. N. Nehru also observed that Tamils were also equally to be blamed since they rarely showed any inclination or initiative in applying for jobs in the Central Government or its undertakings.

Poll Preps: After UP, PM Modi Launches Big-Ticket Projects In Gujarat

Jul 16, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The projects include the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station and a luxury 5-star hotel built atop the station.


In Pictures: India’s First '5-Star Railway Station' Set To Be Operational Soon At Gandhinagar

For the first time in India, a five-star hotel will be operating from live rail tracks.

03 July, 2021

Bangalore Railway Station's New Tunnel Aquarium Gives Glimpses of Marine Life

Ajay Sukumaran

The 'Aquatic Kingdom' as it is called, is part of the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation's initiative to enhance customer experience at stations.


18 May, 2021

Railways, Its Staff Are Stellar Performers In This Fight Against Covid-19: Suneet Sharma, Indian Railways CEO

Jyotika Sood

Indian Railways had not transported liquid medical oxygen (LMO) earlier. So, as soon as we were told to undertake the work, we were ready with the infrastructure and plan within 24 hours, Suneet Sharma said.


06 May, 2021

Railways Cancels Slew Of Premium Trains From Delhi Due To Poor Occupancy, Covid Surge

Outlook Web Bureau

The services of eight Shatabdi Express, two Rajdhani Express, two Duronto Express and one Vande Bharat Express are among around 28 trains that have been cancelled


29 April, 2021

2,990 Beds, 64 Patients... Indian Railways Deploy Covid Care Coaches

Outlook Web Bureau

The Railways has prepared 4,000 coaches with 64,000 beds as isolation wards for Covid patients, which will be provided to states on demand.


20 April, 2021

90 Train Drivers, Guards Test Covid-19 Positive; Eastern Railway Services Hit

Outlook Web Bureau

In the wake of soaring Covid-19 cases, the Indian Railways had recently announced that commuters will be fined up to Rs 500 for not wearing masks at rail premises and in trains.


20 April, 2021

Oxygen Express Begins Journey From Maharashtra's Kalamboli To Get Loaded In Vizag

Outlook Web Bureau

A ramp for the Oxygen Express was built by the Central Railway at Kalamboli overnight to facilitate loading of the roll-on-roll-off oxygen trucks on the train.


19 April, 2021

Watch: Pointsman Saves Boy Who Fell On Railway Track Seconds Before Train Approaches Spot

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident occurred at Vangani railway station near Mumbai on April 17, officials said


17 April, 2021

Ditching Masks On Railway Premises Will Attract A Fine Of Up To Rs 500

Outlook Web Bureau

The mandatory use of masks and the fine will now be listed as an offence under the Railway Act, according to an order issued on Saturday.


09 April, 2021

No Plan To Stop Train Services: Railway Board Chairman

Outlook Web Bureau

Amid reports of migrant workers rushing to their hometowns, Railway Board Chairman assured passengers that trains will be provided on demand.


02 April, 2021

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Services To Be Suspended From Today, Here’s Why

Outlook Web Bureau

Divisional Railway Manager of Western Railway's Mumbai division made this announcement through his official Twitter handle


31 March, 2021

Railways To Not Allow Charging Of Mobiles, Laptops At Night During Travel

Outlook Web Bureau

This comes after recent incidents of fire reported in some trains. According to railway officials, the decision to restrict the use of the charging ports was taken as a precautionary measure.


25 March, 2021

Less Than 10% Railway Stations Have CCTV Cameras Installed: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal

Outlook Web Bureau

Piyush Goyal said that online monitoring through CCTV cameras is done at passenger reservation centre as well as other areas of major railway stations.


18 March, 2021

Uttarakhand: Train Moves In Reverse Direction For Kilometres, Watch Video Here

Outlook Web Bureau

Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express going from Delhi to Uttarakhand's Tanakpur rolled back for 35 kilometres and finally stopped at Khatima.


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Prime Miniter Narendra Modi welcomed by Indian community in New York.

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Prime Miniter Narendra Modi welcomed by Indian community in New York.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

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A dead body hangs from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan. A witness told The Associated Press that the bodies of four men were brought to the main square and three of them were moved to...

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People gather in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, where the Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane.

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu