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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, …

Online ride-hailing platform Uber today published to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber focus is to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, …

Across The Aisle

Mr. Narendra Modi has come to a long path since 2013-14. Candidate Modi was all about Vikas (development). The bulk of the 31 percent of the electorate that voted for the BJP in May 2014 was swayed by the slogan SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas (Together with All, Development for All). There was another catchy slogan: Achhe Din …

US proposes changes to H1B visa

The Trump administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the focus of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. Under a new proposed merit-based rule, a notice for which was published on Friday, companies employing foreign workers on the H-1B visa – under the Congressional …

Jalandhar MC alerts Canadian Embassy

A case of illegal immigration to Canada has come into focus after the Canadian Embassy sent the documents of a Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC) Engineer to JMC officials for verification. The prescribed engineer had attached the salary slip of JMC, his I-card and a recommendation letter from a Joint Corporation. The engineer had mentioned his …

PM takes dig at AkbaruddinOwaisi over ‘CM has to bow before us’ comment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sought to appeal to Telangana pride when he said about AIMIM leader AkbaruddinOwaisi’scurrent remark that whoever became the chief minister of Telangana or undivided Andhra Pradesh had to bow before his party. Labeling a poll rally at Mahbubnagar, Modi asked the people whether they would vote for someone who bows …