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Tag: Suresh Prabhu

First Cabinet Reshuffle Of Modi 2.0: Prabhu May Be Back

New Delhi: After coming back to power with a thumping majority this May, the Modi government is all set to go for it’s first Cabinet reshuffle very soon. Sources say, the reshuffle can take place as early as in the next 15 days. Informed sources told IANS that a major inclusion in the new Cabinet […]

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Train Ticket Subsidy: Indian Railways' New Initiative For Passengers

New Delhi: Determined to increase its earnings, the Indian Railways is mulling implementing a “give it up” scheme asking passengers to sacrifice the subsidy on train tickets. A senior Railway Ministry official aware of the development told IANS: “The railways has submitted a 100-day plan to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to increase the earnings.” […]

Prabhu asks review of Jet Airways-linked issues

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed his Ministry officials to review issues related to high airfares, passenger rights and safety as the finically challenged Jet Airways struggles to stay afloat. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc. Asked him (Pradeep Singh Kharola) to […]

Prabhu asks Aviation Secretary to review Jet issue

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said he has directed the Secretary for Civil Aviation to review issues concerning Jet Airways and take required steps to minimise passenger inconvenience. The statement comes after the debt-ridden airline on Thursday suspended long-haul west-bound flight departures for one night. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues […]

Suresh Prabhu urges start-ups to boost India's agricultural yield

Panaji: India’s predominantly small agricultural holdings present a unique opportunity for budding start-ups to explore ways and means to increase crop yield from small parcels of farmland using technology, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said on Friday. Speaking at the Start-up India Global Venture Capital Summit here, Prabhu said, “India has a […]

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New Facility For Air Travellers! Civil Aviation Ministry Brings Solution To Flight Problems

New Delhi: In a major development, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need […]

Restore flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru: CM writes to Civil Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to restore Air India’s flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport  to Bangkok and Bengaluru. The flight service provider, on July 17 had suddenly announced suspension of the flights from the Bhubaneswar Airport from July 16 till October 3 without citing any […]

Prabhu asks Airbus to "Make in India"

Mumbai: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked aerospace major Airbus to manufacture aircraft in India. According to the minister, who also holds the charge of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, a “roadmap” for the same will be worked out. “Visited the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. Growing Indian aviation sector, stress on regional […]

Pradhan seeks expeditious construction of new airport in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan in a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has requested to expedite and hasten the process of construction and development of a new airport in Bhubaneswar. Pradhan in his letter stated, “As the construction and development of the airport takes considerable time, this process needs to be […]

Pradhan writes to Civil Aviation Ministry to set up airport at Paradip

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday shot a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to set up an Airport in the major seaport town Paradip. While the Paradip Port Trust has already requested the Airport Authority of India to set up an airport in Paradip, Pradhan sought the personal attention […]

India not being blamed for collapse of WTO talks: Prabhu

Buenos Aires: It is the first time that India is not being blamed for the collapse of talks at the just concluded 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference here, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said. The talks at the 11th ministerial conference (MC11) broke down earlier this week as the United States reneged on […]

Utkal Express derailment: Five-member team from Odisha to visit spot today

Bhubaneswar: A five member team from Odisha will visit Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district today to take stock of the situation at the spot where Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday evening. The team led by State Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahoo has been constituted by Odisha Government to oversee measures to be undertaken […]

Utkal Express Derailment: Rescue operations completed, compensation announced

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: At least 23 people were killed while over 40 got injured after 14 coaches of high-speed Kalinga Utkal Express went off the tracks at around 5:46 pm in Khatauli, about 100 kilometres from New Delhi near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday evening. Rescue operations were completed on a war footing by NDRF personnel, local police […]

Railway Minister flags off extension of Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express to Sambalpur

Sambalpur/New Delhi: The wait for commuters finally got over as Rourkela-Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express’ extension to Sambalpur was flagged off today through video conferencing. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched the service through video conferencing from New Delhi. However, the regular train service in the extended portion will start from August 13. 18109 Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Link Express […]

Railway Minister to flag off extension of Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express to Sambalpur tomorrow

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The wait for residents is finally going to get over as Rourkela-Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express’ extension to Sambalpur will be flagged off tomorrow. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the much-awaited extension through video conferencing from New Delhi tomorrow. Official sources said free WiFi services will also be inaugurated at Palasa station. […]

CM Naveen writes to Suresh Prabhu for restoration of train services in flood-hit Rayagada

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday demanded urgent restoration of train services on Rayagada-Singapur route in Sambalpur division. In a letter to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik cited that the services on the particular route were affected after a rail bridge got washed away in the flash floods on July 16. As […]

Railway Minister arranges medical help on train for Conjoined Twins

Bhubaneswar: The Kandhamal conjoined twins travelling to New Delhi AIIMS by Rajdhani Express have received prayers and wishes from across the State for a successful operation. Meanwhile, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has arranged for special medical help for the twins on train and after reaching AIIMS. After watching the plight of the two children […]

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Suresh Prabhu flags off Bhubaneswar-Krishnarajpuram Humsafar Express

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Humsafar Express on the Bhubaneswar-Krishnarajpuram (Bengaluru) route was flagged off today at Bhubaneswar Station by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through video conference at 2.30 pm from New Delhi. The flagging off was witnessed by Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of […]

CM Naveen writes to Rail Min for more trains to Nayagarh

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting for more trains via Nayagarh. The CM also reminded the Union Minister about pending railway projects and a daily Bhubaneswar-Khurda-Mumbai train named after legendary Odia warrior Buxi Jagabandhu. CM Naveen first thanked Railway Minister Prabhu for the new rail connectivity to Nayagarh […]

New passenger train to Nayagarh flagged off

Nayagarh: The first regular passenger train to Nayagarh Town on the Khurda Road-Bolangir railway line project was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through video conference today in presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi. While train on this […]

Will improve Railways infrastructure: Prabhu

Kolkata: The government is focusing on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to make it more profitable, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday. “Indian Railways was in a vicious circle. We want to change it. We have been focusing on bringing investments and improving the financial health of the Indian Railways with an […]

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CM demands express train named after Buxi Jagabandhu

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday reiterated Odisha’s demand of an express train in the name of Buxi Jagabandhu, legendary freedom fighter of the state. In a letter to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today, Patnaik urged the Centre for introduction of Humsafar type new AC express train from Khurda road to Mumbai via Sambalpur. […]

Suresh Prabhu meets 'fine actor' Akshay, Bhumi

Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu met Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar and says that he appreciates the actors effort to spread awareness about Swachh Bharat through their forthcoming film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”. Prabhu on Tuesday took to Twitter, where he shared a series of photographs of the meeting with the two actors. He also […]

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Prabhu accepts Odisha railway proposal within 3 minutes

Bhubaneswar: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has accepted a proposal for a new railway line in Odisha within three minutes of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offering on Twitter to share half of the project cost. Patnaik proposed the new line between Puri and Konark on the microblogging site at 10.05 PM last night and it was […]

Alleged molester nabbed on Railway Minister's prodding

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday won appreciation as his swift action led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man who allegedly misbehaved with a girl student while she was travelling in the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express on Thursday. Dharanidhar Pradhan, Inspector, GRP, Bhadrak said that the girl, who was travelling alone in the […]

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Prabhu lays foundation stone, flags off extension of two trains

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off extension of two trains in two different routes and laid foundation stone of various railway projects through video conferencing at the Bhubaneswar Railway station here on Monday. Prabhu along with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger train up to newly built […]

Mortal remains of Pyarimohan consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar: Mortal remains of former Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra were consigned to flames here today as his near and dear ones and admirers bid a tearful adieu to the departed leader. The last rites were performed at the Satya Nagar crematorium in the presence of a host of dignitaries as Mohapatra’s son Sambit lit […]

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Suresh Prabhu to lay foundation stones, inaugurate various projects in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu during his visit to Odisha today is scheduled to inaugurate the extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger up to Bolagarh Road. While earlier this train was passing through Khorda town, Begunia and Rajsunakhala, it will now connect to Bolagarh. On July 16, 2015, Prabhu had dedicated the 289 kilometres […]

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to visit Odisha on Monday

Bhubaneswar: To announce various infrastructure related projects and inaugurate passenger amenities works of the Indian Railways, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar on Monday. The projects include flagging off of the extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger up to Bolagarh Road and Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Rajyarani Express up to Gunupur. He will also […]

Stringent action against guilty in Hirakhand Exp mishap: Prabhu

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said “stringent action” will be taken against those found responsible for the derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express today which has killed at least 39 people. “The cause of the accident will be probed. It is an unfortunate incident. Stringent action will be taken against those found responsible,” Prabhu told […]

Thrashing of Divyang: 2 RPF jawans suspended, Suresh Prabhu tweets

New Delhi/Balasore: Hours after media flashed about the inhuman activity of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawans at Balasore station in which the security personnel kicked and beaten up a Divyang on mobile phone stealing charges, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said two RPF jawans were put under on suspension for their involvement […]

11 Odisha railways stations to be redeveloped through JV

New Delhi: To strengthen rail infrastructure in Odisha, Railways will redevelop 11 stations including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri in partnership with the state government. Besides, it will also open a workshop for periodical overhauling of electric locomotives at Kalahandi. Eleven stations in Odisha will be redeveloped through a joint venture with the state government, Railway […]

Free, high speed Wi-Fi service launched in Bhubaneswar Railway station

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday launched the much-awaited free high speed Wi-Fi service in the city railway station here, the second in the country after Mumbai

Free WI-FI service at Bhubaneswar railway station from today

Bhubaneswar: Passengers waiting for their trains at the Bhubaneswar raliway station will now have plenty to do if they have a smartphone or laptop. With free, high speed WI-FI service being available at the station from today, they can now surf the net, do social media or stream high definition videos to away time while […]

Joint panel to decide on rail wagon factories: Prabhu

Following a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Naveen Nivas here on Saturday, Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today said a joint working group would be formed to take a decision on the proposed rail wagon factory at Sitallapalli in Ganjam district and the wagon repair factory at Narla in Kalahandi district

Prabhu assures more investment for Odisha’s rail infra

Bhubaneswar: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the Centre is ready to invest more in Odisha to see it as a developed State in the coming days. “This is the first time that such a huge amount of investment has been proposed for Odisha in this year’s Railway budget I hope the State will […]

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Bhubaneswar among 75 cleanest railway stations in India

Bhubaneswar is among the 75 A1-category railway stations in the country, said the preliminary report of the survey, which was released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday

CM thanks Railway Minister for accepting major demands of Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday thanked Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for accepting major demands of our State

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Odisha gets Rs 4682 cr bonanza in railway budget 2016-17

Bhubaneswar: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Thursday made the highest ever allocation for the State in 2016-17 railway budget presented by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu in the parliament. Prabhu announced Rs 4,682 crore for Odisha, about 94% against it’s demand of Rs 5,000 crore. The demand was made by the State for construction of […]

House Committee to meet Railway minister on Jan 6

Bhubaneswar: Almost a month after a delegation of BJD MPs met Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu over budget allocation to Odisha, members of Odisha Assembly’s House Committee are scheduled to meet the minister and request him to enhance allocation to the state in the ensuing rail budget. Official sources said the Committee, led by Assembly […]