No flexi-fares in 15 trains, lean season relief for 32 more

No flexi-fares in 15 trains, lean season relief for 32 more

NEW DELHI: In a relief for passengers ahead of the Diwali and Chhat rush, railway and coal minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday paved the way for lowering fares in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duranto and Humsafar trains by tweaking the flexi-fare scheme. In the revised scheme, ‘dynamic pricing’ will be scrapped for 15 trains and suspended for the ‘lean months’ of February, March and August for 32 others. The new plan also lowers the ceiling for dynamic…

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Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi to contest from Marwahi

Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi to contest from Marwahi

By Express News Service RAIPUR: Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi ending the suspense over contesting the upcoming polls said that his party has declared him as a candidate to contest from the reserved scheduled tribe seat of Marwahi – his traditional stronghold in Bilaspur district. The Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) in its latest list of 26 candidates announced the name of Ajit Jogi from Marwahi, which is now being represented by his son Amit…

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Dantewada attack: CM Raman reviews security situation in Naxal-affected areas

Dantewada attack: CM Raman reviews security situation in Naxal-affected areas

Express News Service RAIPU: A day after the deadly Maoist attack at Aranpur in strife-torn Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh held a review meeting with top officials on the law and order situation prevailing in Naxal-affected areas that are going to the polls on November 12. On Tuesday, two policemen and a Doordarshan (DD) news cameraman Achyutanand Sahoo were killed by Maoists in an ambush in the forested terrain of Nilavaya close to…

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Beautifying B’luru: Govt mulls waste collection twice a day

Beautifying B’luru: Govt mulls waste collection twice a day

Bengaluru: Taking forward the beautification drive, the state government is contemplating making it mandatory for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to undertake door-to-door collection of household waste twice in a day. At present, household waste is collected in the city once in a day, usually in the morning. But with people illegally dumping garbage by the roadside during night by taking advantage of darkness, the government has proposed waste collection twice a day. The…

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India Protests Proposed Pak-China Bus Service Via Pak-Occupied Kashmir

India Protests Proposed Pak-China Bus Service Via Pak-Occupied Kashmir

Any such bus service through PoK will be a violation of India’s sovereignty, Raveesh Kumar said New Delhi:  India on Wednesday lodged strong protests with Pakistan and China over a bus service scheduled to be launched on Saturday between Lahore and Kashghar, a city in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China’s far west, through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). “We have lodged strong protests with China and Pakistan on the proposed bus service that will operate…

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Want Location, Identity Of Those Spreading Fake News, Centre To WhatsApp

Want Location, Identity Of Those Spreading Fake News, Centre To WhatsApp

WhatsApp has been under pressure to put in place a mechanism to curb fake messages on its platform. New Delhi:  Continuing with its firm stance on traceability, the government Wednesday stated that it has not sought decryption of WhatsApp messages but instead wants the location and identity of those misusing the platform to spread fake news that provokes violence. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who met WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels, also asserted that the…

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“Don’t Confront The State”: Pak PM Warns Blasphemy Verdict Protestors

“Don’t Confront The State”: Pak PM Warns Blasphemy Verdict Protestors

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the public to remain calm. (File) Islamabad:  Talking tough, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday told hardliners not to “confront the State” and refrain from vandalism after the Supreme Court acquitted a Christian woman sentenced to death for committing blasphemy. Prime Minister Khan addressed the nation through a video message and his address was solely focused on the Asia Bibi verdict. Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, who…

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World’s tallest, Statue of Unity, gets a grand opening

World’s tallest, Statue of Unity, gets a grand opening

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s tallest statue dedicated to India’s first home minister, Vallabhbhai Patel, on his 143rd birth anniversary at Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada district. The 182-metre steel and bronze Statue of Unity is nearly twice the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty. Modi called the statue not only a tribute to Patel but also “an expression of a new India’s new self confidence”. He recalled the role Patel…

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Bribery case: CBI’s Devender Kumar gets bail

Bribery case: CBI’s Devender Kumar gets bail

NEW DELHI: A local court granted bail to Central Bureau of Investigation official Devender Kumar, a former investigating officer in the Moin Qureshi case who was arrested in a bribery case that involves CBI special director Rakesh Asthana. The new probe team constituted by CBI interim Director M Nageswara Rao did not oppose Kumar’s application for bail and told the court that everything related to the case was documented and the agency does not apprehend…

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