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Are India and Bangladesh choosing pragmatism over politics?

The compulsions of domestic politics notwithstanding, India and Bangladesh script a new story in bilateral relations, say Nayanima Basu and Aditi Phadnis This Saturday, India reached out to......

Why India must pay attention to Bangladesh

India is witnessing rising turmoil all around its borders and, therefore, a stable, moderate Bangladesh is in its long-term interests. Constructive Indo-Bangladesh ties can be a major stabilising......

NCP threatens stir over subsidised LPG cylinder issue

The Nationalist Congress Party, a partner in state's ruling coalition, on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation if the government failed to take decision within a week on providing three......

Special: Doronto ki Sawari

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India, B'desh agree to early signing of extradition treaty

India and Bangladesh on Monday agreed to conclude an extradition treaty at the earliest and vowed not to allow each other's territories to be used by domestic or foreign militants and insurgents'......

Now, a Rail Tariff Authority to advise govt on fares

Ushering in a new pricing regime through a transparent process, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Khrage today announced in the interim rail budget constitution of an independent Rail Tariff Authority......

Rail Tariff Authority gets nod

The Cabinet on Monday approved the setting up of a Rail Tariff Authority to advise the railways on passenger and freight rates. In August 2013, the Cabinet had given an in-principle nod to set up......

Rail travel to get dearer from Oct 7

Railways have decided to increase passenger fare and freight tariff by about 2 per cent from next week to offset the financial burden arising out of increased input cost. Railways is expected to......

Railways to hike freight tariff in October

Railways is likely to take a decision on further hike in freight tariff in October when it will review the fuel adjustment component in the wake of rising energy cost but passenger fares will not......

Food to cost more in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

After revising the food tariff for all trains except premier services last year, Railways have firmed up a proposal to increase the rates of food served in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. As per......

  People speak for railway tariff

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Q. AAP's Arvind Kejriwal says.....Fare hike was avoidable if BJP curbed corruption in Railways...the discom audit by the AAP govt will expose their (BJP's) irregularities and the tariff will automatically come down. The AAP party will oppose any proposal of electricity tariff hike in Delhi.... What worries more is d fact dat 6.5% hike in freight charges will further push the inflationary pressure and prices of essential commodities will further go-up. It is baffling dat the govt did not even wait for the regular Railway budget and hiked the fare...Your views
Farhaan:  A.  more

Damodar Biswal
Q. Raising fares n tariff ahead of budget amounts to '' backdoor'' maneuvering, '' diminishing the supremacy of parliament ''.This statement came from Mr.Modi in 2012,when UPA raised freight rates just before Railway budget.Now Modi headed Govt. did exactly the same. How do u react?
Damodar Biswal:  A. i endorse the views of Arvind Kejriwal. more

soumyen sarkar
Q. The Central Government gave its approval to formation of a Railway Tariff Authority which will be entrusted with job of institutionalize a regulatory mechanism at arms length for pricing of passenger and freight services. Henceforth , any hike in prices will be in the name of RTA and there would be no political sloganeering against the Government because of the scapegoat RTA.
Soumyen Sarkar:  A. yes the politicians see everyhing with coloured glasses - the same cup of water looks half empty when in opposition and half full when in ruling more

soumyen sarkar
Q. With railways left with a revenue surplus of a paltry Rs 75 lakh during 2009-10, the CAG report suggested cutting of expenditure and increase earning. "Railways needs to consider rationalization of freight and passenger tariffs through some form of pre-determined non discretionary inflation indexing," it says, arguing to cut heavy cross-subsidization from freight to passenger service which ranged between 16-26% during 2004-05 to 2008-09. Mr. Lalu was invited to address for his excellent management competency and caliber in the World's top most business schools . Why he left the Rlys high a
Soumyen Sarkar:  A. even the so called surlpus is not there CAG has not been able to reach the depth of the matter so far. they are only scratching the surface more

Q. which hotels near Nizamuddin Railway station has tariff not more than thousand indian rupees for single bed non-ac
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. There are even 300/day basis also; you go to back side of station more

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