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Farmers’ meeting with Amit Shah fails, scheduled meeting with Centre cancelled

When Union home minister Amit Shah invited the representatives of protesting farmers’ groups for talks, there were high hopes that the BJP’s “Chanakya” might be able to put an end to the protest and resolve the issues. However, the late-night meeting of farmers’ representatives and Amit Shah ended in a failure. The protesting farmers have...

Meeting between Centre and protesting farmers remain inconclusive, next meeting on Dec 3

The meeting between the government and the protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Tuesday. Further discussion between the protesting farmers’ unions and the government will resume on December 3. Notably, the Union government, during the meeting on Tuesday, proposed to form a committee to delve into the various issues raised by the farmers against the newly...

Piyush Goyal gets charge of Ram Vilas Paswan’s ministry

Following the death of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Piyush Goyal has been assigned additional charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Piyush Goyal currently holds the portfolio of minister of railways and minister of commerce and industry in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. “The President of India, as...

Mamata says railways spreading corona in Bengal, seeks PM’s intervention

Taking a cue from Kerala that has lashed out at the Railway Ministry for sending Shramik Special trains without informing the state government, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the railways of sending the special trains for migrants without any prior notice and disrupting the state’s measures to contain the spread of coronavirus....

Kerala minister Thomas Isaac asks railways to “stop ranting and behave responsibly”

Amid a political slugfest between the Maharashtra government and railways over special trains for migrants, Kerala minister Thomas Isaac slammed the Centre on Tuesday night for sending trains to the state without prior information. Alleging that the Railways wanted to be a super spreader of the deadly novel coronavirus in Kerala, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac...

Piyush Goyal lashes out at Maharashtra govt for not providing passengers’ info for Shramik Special trains

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal lashed out at the Maharashtra government once again on Tuesday, accusing it of not providing information about passengers, resulting in many Shramik Special trains, being used to ferry migrant workers stranded by the COVID-19 lockdown, not running. Goyal tweeted that the Railways had planned 145 trains for Tuesday but only 13...

Political slugfest over Shramik Special trains, Shiv Sena takes a dig at Piyush Goyal  

In a dig at railway minister Piyush Goyal over the diversion of the Vasai Road-Gorakhpur Sharmik Special train via Odisha, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said their only request is that train carrying migrants should reach its destination as announced. Shiv Sena’s alliance partner NCP, however, took a different stand, saying Piyush Goyal...

Railways to start more trains soon: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said more trains will be allowed soon. He said it was time to take India towards normalcy after weeks of shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. “We will announce the resumption of more trains; it is time to take India towards normalcy,” Piyush Goyal was quoted as saying...

Consent of destination state not required to operate Shramik Special trains: Centre

The Ministry of Railway on Tuesday said the consent of the destination states is not required to operate Shramik Special trains. The move comes after railway minister Piyush Goyal said West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were being laggard in approving these trains. The decision follows the Ministry of Home Affairs’ revised standard operating procedure (SOP)...

No gauge conversion of railway track passing through Gir: Centre

The Union Government has reassured that there will not be any gauge conversion of the railway track passing through Gir. The government said that Talala-Visavadar meter gauge is a part of Veraval-Talala-Visavadar gauge conversion project, which has been included in the Budget 2017-18. Presently, it has been decided to retain this section as Meter Gauge...

Modi government to seek help from Bollywood celebrities for CAA endorsement

MUMBAI: Mass protests are taking place across the country in against citizenship law. In many places the demonstrations were against violent vehicle vandalism and arson. In addition, many people were killed and many others injured in these violent protests. After that, the BJP has now launched a massive public awareness campaign to support citizenship law....