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No fare or freight hikes, 68 new trains in populist rail budget
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Sparing the passenger and industry from fare and freight hikes yet again, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday presented the rail budget for 2011-12 with the highest investment of Rs.57,630 crore ($12.7 billion), 68 new trains and a vow to build a stronger railroad infrastructure based on the Vision 2020 document.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:11:46 PM

50 percent infrastructure projects delayed: Economic Survey
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Progress on key infrastructure projects, especially roads, power and railways, has not been satisfactory as more than half the central projects have been delayed, resulting in high costs, says the Economic Survey for fiscal 2010-11 tabled in parliament Friday.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:05:48 PM

Sehwag hit on the ribs, will be fit for England tie
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) Destructive opener Virender Sehwag was hit on the left ribcage while batting in the nets Friday, but will be fit to play against England in India's second World Cup game here Sunday.

Friday, February 25, 2011 3:01:57 PM

Roses and more at Chandigarh festival
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) If you want to be a 'rose prince' or a 'rose princess', come to the Rose Festival in Chandigarh that began Friday and which boasts of not only flowers but also music, dance and a host of competitions.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:52:13 PM

BASIC countries meet to discuss climate change
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Environment ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will meet in the capital from Saturday to assess the post-Cancun climate change policy and discuss coordination for talks in Durban conference in December 2011.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:38:43 PM

UAE is India's top trading partner
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to be India's top trading partner as demand for Indian goods rises in the Gulf countries. It is followed by China and the US, says the Economic Survey for fiscal 2010-11.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:23:03 PM

Building Bihar, one road at a time
Raghunathpur/Patna/Gaya, Feb 25 (IANS) Shahbaz Khan earlier used to take seven to eight hours to travel from Raghunathpur to the state capital, a distance of about 100 km, to market his goods. Now it takes just three, thanks to a metalled road, the most visible and talked about sign of development in a changing Bihar.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:22:26 PM

Highlights of railway budget 2011-12
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Highlights of the railway budget for 2011-12 presented in the Lok Sabha Friday by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee:

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:17:47 PM

It's common man's budget, says PM
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday praised the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee as a 'common man's budget'.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:12:49 PM

Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger ruled out of World Cup
Nagpur, Feb 25 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger will return home as he has been ruled out of the remaining World Cup matches with an ankle injury.

Friday, February 25, 2011 2:11:46 PM

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