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India, China to set up working groups to promote exports

India, China to set up working groups to promote exports

India's trade deficit with China narrowed marginally to USD 51.08 billion in 2016-17 from USD 52.69 billion in 2015- 16.

Working on measures to boost exports in shortest time: Suresh Prabhu

The minister said exports to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio of India has to improve substantially as the outbound shipments have a great ability to generate economic activity.

Policy soon to promote agri exports, says Suresh Prabhu

Policy soon to promote agri exports, says Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu, who took charge as Commerce and Industry Minister on Monday, said that his ministry will work on developing global supply chain for the agriculture sector.

Shift to commerce min from railways no demotion, says PrabhuShift to commerce ministry from railways no demotion, says Prabhu

Shift to commerce min from railways no demotion, says PrabhuShift to commerce ministry from railways no demotion, says Prabhu

Prabhu was moved out of the important railway ministry and was handed over the commerce and industry portfolio in the Cabinet recast.

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's the full list of PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's the full list of PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reshuffled his Cabinet in which four Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank and nine new faces inducted as Ministers of State. This was the third cabinet reshuffle since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014. 

Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

It has been said that Goyal had brought about a turnaround in power production and delivered on the government's plan to electrify villages.

Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

Passengers travelling to West Bengal could soon board a train named after a novel by Mahashweta Devi.

Railway panel mulling flexi-fares for suburban trains

Railway panel mulling flexi-fares for suburban trains

The committee is considering changes in the present practice of a pan-India tariff even for suburban and other short distance services.

Govt to appoint transaction advisers for Air India disinvestment

Govt to appoint transaction advisers for Air India disinvestment

Apart from Jaitley, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Power Minister Piyush Goyal as well as senior officials were present at the meeting.

Suresh Prabhu thanks PM Narendra Modi for appointing Ashwani Lohani as Chairman of Railway Board

Suresh Prabhu thanks PM Narendra Modi for appointing Ashwani Lohani as Chairman of Railway Board

Lohani`s appointment was announced hours after Prabhu met Modi on Wednesday and offered to quit after a second train derailed in Uttar Pradesh in four days, injuring 74 people. 

 

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the new chairman of the Railway Board.

FIR against unknown persons in Utkal Express derailment, charges include 'death due to negligence'

FIR against unknown persons in Utkal Express derailment, charges include 'death due to negligence'

Thirteen coaches of the high-speed Utkal Express on Saturday jumped the rails near Khatauli in UP. 

Utkal Express derailment: Prabhu directs CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by today

Utkal Express derailment: Prabhu directs CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by today

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening, in connection with yesterday's Utkal Express derailment, which left 23 people dead and over 100 injured. 

Utkal Express derailment: Trains on Meerut line cancelled, diverted; routes to be cleared by 7 PM

Utkal Express derailment: Trains on Meerut line cancelled, diverted; routes to be cleared by 7 PM

All the trains on Meerut line have cancelled and diverted till 6 PM on Sunday as the restoration work is underway  at the site of the deadly Utkal Express derailment, where the death toll rose to 23. 

Track maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

Track maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

A day after 23 people were killed after 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express went off the track, it has been reported that the mishap took place due to the negligence of railways staff, as the driver of the train was unaware of the maintenance being carried out at the spot where tragic incident took place. 

Utkal Express derailment: Uttar Pradesh Police issue helpline numbers

Utkal Express derailment: Uttar Pradesh Police issue helpline numbers

The Uttar Police on Saturday released helplines number in the wake of derailment of six coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express went off the tracks in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of the state. 

Railways Ministry to observe “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada” from 16th to 31st August –Details here

Railways Ministry to observe “Rail Swachhta Pakhwada” from 16th to 31st August –Details here

Detailed guidelines for the ‘Pakhwada’ have been formulated and circulated to each unit of Indian Railways and the entire network is gearing up to observe the ‘Pakhwada’ in the most effective manner.

Indian Railways launches new train services on different routes; few more to be flagged off on Sunday – Here's the complete list

Indian Railways launches new train services on different routes; few more to be flagged off on Sunday – Here's the complete list

Here are the details of new train services and extension of trains being inaugurated.

Indian Railways to launch several new train services on different routes – Here's the complete list

Indian Railways to launch several new train services on different routes – Here's the complete list

Here are the details of new train services and extension of trains being inaugurated.

333 killed in 206 train accidents in last three years

While in 2014-15 there were 135 accidents, the number was 107 in 2015-16 and 104 in 2016-17.