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.
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.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India has told Sri Lanka not to dilute the autonomous powers granted to its Tamil-majority northern province ahead of provincial elections, official sources said Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema across the globe.
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) Goa has the highest rate of diabetes in the country among people over 40 years of age, a doctor said Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed the decision taken by the Government to allow incorporation of 'call' and 'put' options in shareholders' agreement.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Indian fashion designer Sanchita Ajjampur believes she took a "risk" with an "unconventional" ensemble - a "gild web gown" for actress Freida Pinto at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival. The hard work, she says, paid off.
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has appealed to members of the Indian community to volunteer for its campaign to help those Indian expatriate workers who have been affected by the new labour policy in that country.
Sydney, May 17 (ANI): An Australian man has been sentenced to 45 years of imprisonment on grounds of raping and murdering Indian student Tosha Thakkar whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase.
Paris, May 17 (IANS) Sharath Kamal took a game off World No.5 Timo Boll before going down 1-4 in the men's singles second round at the World Table Tennis Championships here, ending the Indian challenge in the mega event.
Islamabad, May 17 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds in a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds as a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Amir Sohail has called the ICC a 'total failure', saying that it has proved its incompetence again in tackling the corruption in the game.
Sydney, May 17 (ANI): Australian cricketer Shaun Tait is reportedly considering legal action after wrongfully being dragged in to the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.
Dharamsala, May 16 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab piled up 171 for four against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Demands for gold in India surged 27 percent to 256.5 tonnes in January-March 2013 even though the global demands dropped by 13 percent, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) EPIC, a new genre-specific channel, will offer content related to Indian history, folklore and mythology only. It will have a contemporary format.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Designer Sabyassachi Mukherjee, the man behind styling Vidya Balan's look at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, says that as "India is known as a bling country" he used a "little embellishment" to bring freshness.
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Passport authorities in Saudi Arabia will start stamping the exit papers of stranded expatriate workers from May 18 to help them leave that country.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi Thursday hoped that Indian cricket board will do all that is required to root out corruption in the game and not sweep things under the carpet.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung has been nominated to the expert committee that will prepare a report on backwardness in Indian states, officials said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A creative digital agency based in the national capital has become the first from India to be conferred with a Merit at the prestigious One Show Interactive Awards-2013 in New York.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that if fast bowler S.Sreesanth and two other cricketers playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are found guilty he should be banned for life from the game.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Indian IT infrastructure market including server, storage and networking equipments is expected to increase its spend by ten percent making the market rise to 2.1 billion dollars this year.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) It was a "historic moment" for Amitabh Bachchan to be invited to open the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival with his "The Great Gatsby" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Big B made the experience more special by addressing the audience in his mother tongue Hindi.
Trivandram, May 16 (ANI): Terming the news of Sreesanth caught by Delhi police for spot fixing as extremely unhappy, Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) and Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said Indian pacer is innocent until proven guilty.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Sending shock waves all over the Indian cricketing fraternity, Indian pacer S.Sreesanth has been arrested over charges of spot-fixing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, along with two other players of the Rajasthan Royals franchise, of which he is also a part.
Sydney, May 16 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke is confident that any attempt by England to prepare spinning wickets and doctor pitches during the Ashes will be blown away by his imposing pace battery despite his team's troubled Indian tour.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here Wednesday.
Paris, May 15 (IANS) On a difficult day for India at the World Table Tennis Championships, Sharath Kamal proved to be the lone flag-bearer of the country when he defeated Spaniard Carlos Machado in men's singles first round here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Looking gorgeous in a maroon-black combination lehenga-choli and dupatta, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan wowed with her desi look at a cocktail at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival that kickstarted Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Germany-based Atlas Elektronix, a leader in naval electronics, has set up a subsidiary here to intensify its partnership with India's government-run institutions and also initiate and expand existing ventures with domestic firms.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Top Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra, part of the sports ministry delegation to Lausanne, Wednesday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was worried about the governance of Indian sports.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K.Antony today said that matters of defence were no longer top secret and added that every defence deal is conducted in a transparent manner.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) The India government has exempted Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, seeking to leave that country, from paying fees for issue of emergency certificates (ECs) for one-time travel to India, according to the Indian embassy in Riyadh.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has upheld a jail term awarded to a 37-year-old Indian man for molesting a Sri Lankan domestic maid earlier this year.
Karachi, May 15 (ANI): Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he is confident his side can defeat India in the ICC Champions Trophy that gets underway in England next month.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Praising Angelina Jolie's decision to go for double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer and having the courage to share it with the world, Indian filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says the Hollywood actress has become an inspiration for women the world over.
Gurgaon, May 14 (IANS) The 14th International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will be held in Macau from June 4 it was announced here Tuesday. This is the second time that the event will be held in the city.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The current size of the Indian food industry stands at Rs.247,680 crore per annum and is expected to grow at 11 percent to touch a staggering Rs.408,040 crore by 2018, an official said here Tuesday.
Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Renowned Indian American health expert Mukesh Hariawala will address the fourth edition of the India Leadership Conclave 2013 in Mumbai next month.
Dubai, May 14 (IANS) Responding to an appeal by Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, 400 expatriate Indians have registered as volunteers to help Indian workers in that country affected by a new labour policy.
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) On the day Fiji observed the 134th anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers Tuesday, an Indian-origin woman in that south Pacific island turned 101.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Big-budget Indian movies are setting trends in high-end fashion and costume designing, say Falguni and Shane Peacock, who have designed for the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez as well as Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu back home.
Boston, May 14 (IANS) Noted Indian American surgeon Mukesh Hariawala will discuss the business implications of President Barack Obama's second term on the Indian healthcare system at a leadership conclave in Mumbai in June.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 178 for three against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here Monday.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) "The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika", an upcoming reality series, is in search of a new host and the production house is reportedly approaching actor Ayushmann Khurrana for it.
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) An expatriate Indian man and his three-year-old daughter in Bahrain have been forced to rough it out in the open for the last six months after a business deal went sour.
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Riyadh has received around 15,000 passports of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, facing cases of running away from their local sponsors and other violations, from that country's foreign ministry.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday thanked Saudi Arabia for considering the Indian government's requests on implementation of new labour laws there, but expressed concern about the low percentage of Keralites among the 65,000 Indians now registered with the Indian mission.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) VivaKi Exchange, a division of TLG India Pvt. Ltd., has clinched the media mandate for the Indian Badminton League (IBL) following a hard fought multi-agency pitch.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who will be sharing the screen space with Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit in "Gulab Gang", says she has given a playback in the film too.
Dijon-Prenois (France), May 13 (IANS) Indian racing driver Sailesh Bolisetti's second weekend of his 2013 Euro Race Car campaign ended on a disappointing note as he finished 18th and 17th in the two races here.
Pune, May 12 (IANS) Kerala-born central defender Anas Edathodika broke the three-year foreign player monopoly by being adjudged Pune FC Player of The Year for the 2012-13 season, it was announced Sunday.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When hundreds of cafes are striving to draw custom with their own specialties, it would be a blessing to find one stop place for any occasion - family dinner, get-together of friends, or as a hangout for couples or youth. This is where Uber Lounge scores.
Washington, May 12 (IANS) From corporate America to Indian techies to Indian-Americans with family ties to their native land - all are lobbying hard to influence changes in the proposed immigration law that has started moving through the US legislative labyrinthine.
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A permanent Russian task force in the Mediterranean will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, a military official said Sunday.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) She has been an integral part of the Indian fashion industry for over two decades and is currently busy crafting Deepika Padukone's look for "Ram Leela". Veteran designer Anju Modi feels that Indian cinema has played an integral part in promoting the Indian design industry in every era.
Sydney, May 12 (ANI): The Australian media echoed former International Cricket Council's (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat's words that instead of fearing the might of India, the ICC and its other members should focus on their own weaknesses, adding that good governance is about everybody being able to stand on their own feet.
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) More than 50 Indian companies are expected to participate in the 18th Addis Ababa International Trade Fair here August 24-September 10. Forty-four companies had participated in the last edition of the fair and India now wants an entire hall to itself for the event.
Pune, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai Indians beat Pune Warriors by five wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Saturday.
Dabolim (Goa), May 11 (IANS) Defence Minister A. K. Antony Saturday commissioned Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 303, the navy's first MiG 29K fighter squadron, at INS Hansa here, saying India has to maintain an edge over its adversaries in defence preparedness.
Panaji, May 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony commissioned fighter aircraft MiG-29 K Black Panther squadron into the Indian Navy here in Panaji.
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) Two of the five Indian fishermen who survived after being shot at by the US Navy off the coast of Dubai in July last year have said they wanted to come back to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for work again.
Singapore, May 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin man was shot dead in Alor Setar, the capital of the Malaysian state of Kedah.
Dijon-Prenois (France), May 11 (IANS) Indian Sailesh Bolisetti, a 24-year-old from Visakhapatnam, qualified in the 19th position here for the second round of the 2013 Euro Racecar season.
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) After the Friday hike in fuel prices by the central government, petrol is now cheaper than diesel in this western Indian state, known for cheap liqour.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) "Brick Lane" fame actress Tannishtha Chatterjee plans to hit the red carpet at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival in a gown with ethnic Indian touch.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Diesel price will increase by 90 paise per litre plus taxes from Friday-Saturday midnight, the country's largest oil marketing firm Indian Oil Corporation said Friday.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Diesel price will increase by 90 paise per litre plus taxes from Friday-Saturday midnight, the country's largest oil marketing firm Indian Oil Corporation said Friday.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India declined to 895.51 million at the end of December 2012 from 937.70 million at the end of September 2012, registering a negative growth of 4.50 percent over the previous quarter, The Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a report.
Phnom Penh, May 10 (IANS) India will provide 40,000 bottles of indelible ink to Cambodia to be used in the country's general election in July, the National Election Committee(NEC) said Friday.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has always depicted women as strong characters in his movies, says his life has been controlled by women.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Passenger car sales in India fell 10.43 percent in April as high interest rates and fuel costs dampened consumer sentiments, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said Friday.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): In today's day and age, an additional role that every mother should play is that of being a cyber-mother.
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid's ongoing visit to China reaffirmed the consensus of the two giant neighbours to achieve "win-win results" and properly handle disputes toward building a new relationship between major countries of the world, said Xinhua Friday.
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): Nokia has launched low-priced phones with Internet capability to help it regain lost ground in crucial emerging markets.
Karachi, May 10 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed allegations of vote fixing following the Tim May affair, saying that 'confusion' over procedures was the reason for a re-vote in a troubled election for one of its committees.
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): Australian youngster Steve Smith will be retiring early from the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament due to a lower back complaint, although he is expected to be fit for his vice-captain role for the Australia A squad in England next month.
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) Of about 60,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who applied for emergency exit papers following a new labour policy in that country, 18,000 have got their documents processed.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) When Kareena Kapoor says that acting is in her genes, the actress, who represents the fourth generation of her family, is absolutely right as the Kapoor family enjoys about an 85-year long association with arclight, greasepaint and camera.
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) Two Pakistanis have been sentenced by a Dubai court to five years in jail for viciously beating up an Indian bootlegger that eventually led to his death.
Singapore, May 9 (IANS) The leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has been asked to take responsibility for the party's dismal performance in the country's general elections held May 5.