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India is hopeful to wholly operationalize the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran soon, and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Mr.  Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif visited him, stated the …

Air India on Friday announced the launch of new flights to Allahabad from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to support the movement of passengers during the Kumbh Mela. The new flights will work from January 13 to March 30, an official statement said. Air India said the new flight on Delhi-Allahabad route will operate on five …

The Centre on Wednesday confirmed it has declared the passports of 23 Indians as “lost” after learning that the documents were misplaced by the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. “The Ministry of External Affairs has received information that a total of 23 passports have been misplaced by the High Commission of Pakistan in New …

The Madras High Court has adviced that the Centre bring in appropriate amendments in the Passport Rules so that banks and financial institutions can demand the surrender of passports from loan defaulters and prevent them from fleeing the country. Justice S Vaidyanathan made the suggestion while dismissing a plea moved by S Mangalam, a suspended …

A trial run of a freight train on the newly-accomplished 306-km-long section, from Madar in Rajasthan to KishangarhBalawas in Haryana, of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), was carried out at the New Sakhun railway station on Sunday, a statement from the DFCCIL said. This formed part of the first phase (Phase I) of the …

If the Indian Railways were to tries a tagline for its achievements over this year, it would probably be “2018, a year of many firsts”. For the railways, this year saw the national transporter manufacturing India’s fastest train, rolling out its first air-conditioned local train, commissioning its largest bridge and converting a diesel locomotive into …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s biggest rail-road bridge in Assam as part of efforts to boost defense along the border with China. PM Modi drove in a cavalcade along the 4.9-kilometer longBogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to inaugurate the project which has taken nearly twenty years and $800 million or Rs. 5,600 …

A Delhi court today gave interim bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav till January 19 in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by investigating agencies CBI and Enforcement Directorate. Special Judge Arun Bharadwaj granted interim bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav after he was produced before the court via …

In an effort to evaluate its own ‘Rapid Airlift Capability’ and to improvise crew currency in the role, Western Air Command of the IAF airlifted a record 463 tonnes of the load from its airbase at Chandigarh to airfields and drop zones in the Ladakh region, in a single wave. The effort was completed with …

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in big numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an official has said. These trains would be an add-on to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR). PRO NCR Amit Malviya said, “Six special …

Boeing Co opened its first 737 accomplishment plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world’s top travel markets that have been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war. The world’s biggest planemaker was also poised to deliver the first of its top-selling …

After two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft’s robotic arm, the US space agency has said. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to seeing the deep interior of the Red Planet. On December 6, …