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Train ticket bookings to resume at 1.7 lakh centres from Friday

New Delhi: In a major relief to passengers across the country, Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that bookings of tickets will resume at 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday. The announcement comes a day after the Indian Railways, which suspended the passenger, mail and express train services from March […]

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Railways to start 200 non-AC train services from June 1, online bookings to start soon: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced that Indian Railways will resume the services of 200 special non-airconditioned trains and bookings for them will start soon. The announcement came a week after the national transporter started running the 15 pairs of special air conditioned trains. In a series of tweets, Goyal said: “In a […]

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‘7th pay panel recommendations affected Railways’ health’

New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said Indian Railways has been spending an additional Rs 22,000 crore on salaries and pensions of its employees following implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which has hit its financial health. The Minister’s statement came amid criticism over the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report saying […]

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It’s a sign that you’re hiding real data: Raghuram Rajan on Piyush Goyal faux pas

New Delhi: Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal’s “gravity” gaffe refuses to die down. Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday launched a scathing attack on Goyal dissecting every word of his remark and saying that he fails to understand the “gravity” of economic slowdown. “When you don’t understand the #GRAVITY of the economic slowdown, the words […]