Govt broke the back of high inflation: Goyal

New Delhi : Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said the government has been able to contain double digit inflation and has restrained the “back-breaking” inflation to an average 4.6 per cent. Presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20, Goyal said during the previous UPA government (2009-14), inflation averaged as high as 10.1 per cent. “This was primarily […]

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Govt broke the back of high inflation: Goyal

New Delhi :Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said the government has been able to contain double digit inflation and has restrained the “back-breaking” inflation to an average 4.6 per cent. Presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20, Goyal said during the previous UPA government (2009-14), inflation averaged as high as 10.1 per cent. “This was primarily because […]

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Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said : ‘ Poor have the first right over nation’s resources ‘

New Delhi :Pitching for bridging urban-rural divide, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said the country’s poor have the first right over nation’s resources. Presenting the budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said, “We plan to provide urban facilities in rural areas while preserving ‘soul of village’.” He further said the government has worked […]

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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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Railways to replace face towels with napkins in AC coaches

NEW DELHI: Instead of face towels, passengers travelling in air-conditioned coaches will soon be provided disposable, cotton-rich takeaway napkins, according to an order issued by the Railway Board. These napkins would be cheaper and smaller, and two of them would be provided per bedroll during long journeys, if required. While the cost of the face […]

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Railways to replace bio-toilets with ‘upgraded’ vaccum bio-toilets, says Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said, After installing bio-toilets in almost all the train coaches, the Indian Railways is now mulling to replace them with “upgraded” vacuum bio-toilets. The minister said that to compete with the airlines, replacing the bio-toilets with the latest version was one of the plans the national transporter had […]

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Indian Railways to stream live-footage of the Railway-Kitchen Service

New Delhi:  The Indian railways have decided to live-stream video footage of his ‘base kitchens’ in a move to keep a check on cooks, and to monitor the quality of food being served.  Piyush Goyal, rail minister told that passengers could go to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)’s official website and watch the live-streaming of the video of  IRCTC’s base kitchens. […]

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PM Narendra Modi rejigs Union Cabinet; Piyush Goyal to be Finance Minister

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday changed portfolios of top Union Ministers after Arun Jaitley underwent a renal transplant surgery earlier in the day. According to the official release, issued by Press Secretay to the President Ram Nath Kovind, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will temporarily have an additional charge of Ministry of Finance […]

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