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Friday, February 27, 2015
 

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Rail Budget 2015: No hike in passenger Fares, Privatisation ruled out
2/27/2015 2:18:18 AM
NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today spared passengers from any hike in fares but made changes in freight rates to rake in more money while ruling out privatisation. Presenting the first full-fledged Rail Budget of the Modi government for 2015-16, he made adjustments in freight rates that exempted salt but would hike rates on carriage of cement, coal and coke, iron or steel and petroleum products. The Budget also revised the commodity classification and distance slabs for carriage of commodities that can raise freight rates upto 10 per cent in some of the items. The Minister did not project any figures that will accrue out of the adjustment in freight rates to be effective from April 1 this year. "I have not increased passenger fares. We are directing our efforts to make travel on Indian railways a happy experience with a mix of various initiatives," he said as he laid out 11 major thrust areas of railways in the coming financial year. He did not announce any new trains, saying on the ground that a review was on about the capacity to add more trains which will be announced after the review is over. Against the backdrop of talk of privatisation of railways, the Minister said Railways will continue to be a precious national asset and people of India will own railways always. In the hour-long speech, Prabhu unveiled the thrust areas as the national carrier to beco...
 
Mufti to be sworn-in as J&K CM on March 1
2/27/2015 2:18:13 AM
NEW DELHI: PDP and BJP have ironed out their differences and reached a consensus on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that will form the basis of their unique coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir to be sworn-in at 11 AM on Sunday next. Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, founder-patron of PPD, flew in here this evening to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow which will be final step in his return as the state's Chief Minister at the head of the coalition that will mark the first time ever for the BJP to be in power in the sensitive state. Sayeed said on his arrival that a CMP on which there has been a consensus has been made and now he will be meeting the Prime Minister tomorrow. Refusing t...
Cong questions BJP on its stand on Art 370
2/27/2015 2:18:07 AM
NEW DELHI: Congress today questioned BJP on its stand on Article 370 in the context of it forming Government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir even as it targeted the Modi dispensation over various issues, including communal remarks made by BJP and Sangh leaders. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia referred to the issue while participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha during which he also slammed the Government over “bullet train of Ordinances” and moves to amend the Land Acquisition Act. “You are going to form Government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. I want to know what is your stand on Article 370 now,” Scindia asked BJP which is close to for...
Jammu doctor dies of Swine Flu
2/27/2015 2:17:55 AM
Jammu: A senior doctor who was in a critical condition after having tested positive for swine flu here, passed away on Thursday in a hospital in New Delhi where he had been airlifted, a health official said. "We have come to know that Dr Bupinder Singh who had tested positive for swine flu and was admitted in GMC hospital in Jammu expired in New Delhi where he was airlifted this afternoon, but so far we don't have any official confirmation of his death," Director Health services Jammu, Dr Baljeet Pathania said. Meanwhile, two more patients with symptoms similar to that of swine flu were admitted to Government Medical College hospital on Thursday, thus taking the total number of admitted pat...
MoHFW deputes experts to assess the H1N1 Influenza situation
2/27/2015 2:17:50 AM
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 26: A team of experts comprising Dr. N.S. Dharamshakti, Addl. DG Emergency Medical Relief Division, Directorate General of Health Services, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. S.K. Jain, Joint Director, National Centre for Disease Control has been deputed to the State by the Central Government to assess the H1N1 Influenza situation and provide technical support and guidance for instituting public health measures here.Following the Governor's intervention SKIMS will also get from NCDC 500 testing kits comprising reagents and chemicals for its Influenza Lab. The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra had earlier this week apprised the Union Health Minister about immediate r...
J&K HCBA Jammu suspends work in courts on Feb 27,28 due to Swine Flu
2/27/2015 2:17:45 AM
Jammu: The J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu has suspended worked on February 27 and 28, 2015 due Swine Flu scare and as a mark of protest against the lack approach of state govt. A notice of the Bar reads as follows. It is the information of all the worthy members of J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu that against the inaction and lackadaisical approach of the state govt, in addressing to situation arising because of "Swine-Flu" (H1N1) and in protest of misconduct/misbehavior by Chairman, J&K Special Tribunal, Jammu with Sh. K.S. Puri (Advocate), Senior member of the Association in particular and other member in general, the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu has decided to suspe...
India bans ISIS under UAPA
2/27/2015 2:17:39 AM
NEW DELHI : Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern for the country especially with regard to its likely impact on national security when such youth return to India, the Home Ministry said while banning the terrorist group. The Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant/ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daish and all its manifestations have been declared as outlawed in India under UAPA, a notification issued by the Mi...
 
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