Railways to convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants

New Delhi: Railways may convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants, as per a senior official. In a letter to the zones, Railway Board wrote that rail museums with substantial footfall have the potential to increase their revenue by opening such restaurants. Citing the example of Shaan-e-Bhopal, a multi-cuisine rail-themed restaurant, the board said such eateries […]

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Supreme Court asks UP govt; How can you save Taj Mahal without consulting ASI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the Uttar Pradesh government for framing the draft report of the vision document to conserve the Taj Mahal without consulting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The top court said it was “surprising” that ASI, responsible for the protection of the 17th-century white marble mausoleum, was not […]

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Piyush Goyal: Bullet trains delayed for 50 yrs, then came PM

New Delhi: Claiming Indian Railways was used for “political reasons” earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said, “The bullet train technology has arrived in India after a delay of 50 years because PM Narendra Modi has come now.” Speaking of Congress, he said, “They should be happy that the bullet train project which they […]

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Google to string trans-Atlantic cable from France to Virginia

Virginia Beach: Google says it will string a undersea cable from France to Virginia. The web giant said in a statement this week that the undersea cable will land stateside in Virginia Beach. It’s expected to become operational in 2020. Google said the project will better serve customers with an expanded network. Internet traffic across the […]

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Delhi to get 1,000 low-floor, eco-friendly electric buses

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the engagement of 1,000 low-floor environment-friendly electric buses to reduce air pollution in the city. Bus depots will be constructed by the Transport Department at six locations for these 1,000 buses. The department has also been directed to explore the possibility of Hydrogen buses, as suggested by […]

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Delhi-bound flight delayed by 4 hrs due to hoax bomb threat

AHMEDABAD: A Vistara flight to Delhi from the Ahmedabad airport was delayed by around four hours today following a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, a senior aviation official said. “An unidentified person had called Vistara’s call centre in Gurgaon in the morning today and claimed that the explosives have been planted on […]

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Delhi’s AIIMS to be equipped with dedicated palliative care team; towards being a ‘pain-free’ hospital

New Delhi: As severe pain management increasingly becomes focus of hospitals in India, New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will soon be the first ‘pain-free’ hospital in the country. “Doctors measure a patient’s vital signs— body temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate, to know what is wrong. At AIIMS, we […]

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Direct train from Agartala to Deogarh; to ease journey of devotees

Agartala: A new direct train from Agartala has been flagged off that will make the journey of the devotees to the pilgrim town of Deoghar easier. The Deoghar weekly express was flagged off by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and State Railways Minister Rajen Gohain at Agartala Railway station on Friday. State Transport minister […]

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India to invest in ‘world’s emptiest airport’ in Sri Lanka

New Delhi: In what may be viewed as a diplomatic gain for New Delhi, India will be operating Sri Lanka’s loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota. Dubbed as the world’s emptiest airport, due to lack of flights, the airport will be operated by India as an India-Sri Lanka joint venture. News agency PTI reported that […]

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Lift free-falls 7 floors in Greater Noida, woman suffers 3 fractures

New Delhi: The two residents of the Gaur Saundaryam Society in Greater Noida, fell through seven floors after an elevator collapsed on Tuesday. Luckily, one of them survived the massive fall with no injuries, and the other suffered fractures on her leg. On Tuesday night, the two women boarded the elevator in the Wisteria building […]

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