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BJP slams Dinesh Trivedi for not paying heed to needs of 'aam aadmi'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi and the central government for not paying any heed to the needs of 'aam aadmi' (common man) while presenting the Rail Budget for fiscal 2012-13. ANI

Trivedi defends himself for hike in rail fare
Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday defended himself after his party launched a scathing attack on him over his proposal to hike the passenger fare in the railway budget. ANI

Tamil Nadu MPs Lobbied by pro LTTE groups: Sri Lankan Envoy
Colombo has expressed displeasure over Tamil Nadu MP's demand of backing US led resolution on war crimes. ANI

Confederation of Industries calls the railway budget as balanced
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on Wednesday called the Rail Budget presented by Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi as balanced. ANI

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet will be a mix of youth and experience, says Akhilesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said his cabinet would include youth as well as experienced people. ANI

PM describes Trivedi's Railway Budget as forward looking
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday, described Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden budget for fiscal 2012-13 as a forward looking one. ANI

Congress looks to Sonia Gandhi to resolve Uttarakhand crisis
Congress leader Pradeep Tamta on Wednesday said he was hopeful that party president Sonia Gandhi would find a solution to the political turmoil in Uttarakhand, after senior Congress leader Harish Rawat resigned as a Union Minister for not being chosen as the new chief minister of the state. ANI

Not afraid to resign, fare hike done with clear conscience and in national interest: Trivedi
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said his budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 were announced with a clear conscience and in the national interest. ANI

PDP challenges privilege motion by Jammu and Kashmir government
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) headed by Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday challenged the ruling National Conference (NC) party's proposal to move a privilege motion against a few leaders of her party for allegedly misleading the state legislature on the issue of cricket scam. ANI

Disappointed Lalu asks whether Trivedi consulted Mamata on Railway Budget
Former Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the Railway Budget presented by Dinesh Trivedi, and wanted to know whether theTrinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee was consulted before the presentation of the budget. ANI

Trinamool Congress opposes fare increase in Trivedi's Railway Budget
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the unexpected increase in fares proposed in the Railway Budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in the Lok Sabha today. ANI

Government yet to take stand on UN resolution on Sri Lanka: Krishna
Union External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday informed Parliament that India is yet take a stand on the US-initiated draft resolution on 'Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka' at the ongoing 19th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. ANI

Manmohan Singh finds rail budget forward-looking
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has presented a forward-looking budget with emphasis on safety and modernisation of the Indian Railways. ANI

Rail Ministry initiatives for differently-abled persons
The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday taken a initiative to start manufacturing specially designed coaches having earmarked compartments and toilets adopted to the needs of wheel chair borne/differently-abled persons. ANI

New rail link to connect Agartala with Bangladesh
To have cordial and improved relations with neighbouring countries, the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday proposed to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh. ANI

Nitish finds Railway Budget 'hopeless', an 'empty box'
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday called the Railway Budget 2012-13 presented by Dinesh Trivedi an empty box. ANI

Trivedi announces 75 new express trains
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who presented the Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday proposed introduction of 75 new express trains and 21 passenger trains ANI

Railways signalling systems to be modernized with advanced technological features: Trivedi
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who presented the Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, said the signalling system on the railways will be modernized with the provisioning of advanced technological features. ANI

Rail Budget 2012-13: Rs. 4410 crore allocated for capacity augmentation works
The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday proposed to allocate about Rs. 4,410 crore to capacity augmentation works. ANI

Train fares marginally increased across all classes
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who presented the Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, announced a minor increase in fares so as to cause minimal impact on the common man. ANI

BJP finds no resonance in Dinesh Trivedi's Railway Budget poetry
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday made fun of the poetry used by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi during the presentation of the Railway Budget for 2012-2013. ANI

State authorities ensure connectivity in Maoist-infested region of Orissa
Authorities in the Maoist-infested area of Orissa's Rayagada District have constructed a 151-metres long suspension bridge. ANI

Modi congratulates newly-elected Punjab CM Badal
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal after he was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time. ANI

Time to think about a National Railway policy: Trivedi
Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who presented the Railway Budget proposals for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, said the time is right to think about a National Railway policy. ANI

Bahuguna's appointment as U' khand CM sparks row, Congress says 'all is well'
Congress Party on Wednesday defended its decision to select Vijay Bahuguna as Uttarakhand Chief Minister instead of senior leader Harish Rawat, saying there is no difference within the party and the matter will be solved after due consultations. ANI

Congress committed to pass Lokpal in Rajya Sabha: Alvi
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioning the UPA Government's commitment on the passing of an effective Lokpal Bill, the Congress Party on Wednesday said the Ombudsman Bill will be listed in Rajya Sabha, and added that all efforts will be made to pass it in the first part of this budget session. ANI

Dinesh Trivedi stresses on safety in Railway Budget 2012-13
Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday presented his maiden Railway Budget for 2012-13 in Lok Sabha and stressed on improving safety measures of the railways. ANI

Jaitley questions Govt. intention, demands discussion on Lokpal
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday questioned the UPA Government's intention on the passing of an effective Lokpal Bill, and demanded that the debate on the anti-graft bill be resumed in parliament. ANI

Parkash Singh Badal takes oath as Punjab CM
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) stalwart Parkash Singh Badal was sworn-in as the chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time on Wednesday. ANI

Union Cabinet to review Railway Budget before presentation in parliament
The Union Cabinet will meet here this morning to review the proposals for the Railway Budget for fiscal 2012-13. ANI

Rail Budget is going to be very good: Dinesh Trivedi
Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, who left for Parliament to present his maiden Rail Budget today, confidently said the budget for 2012-13 is going to be very good. ANI

Parkash Singh Badal to take oath as Punjab CM for fifth time
Parkash Singh Badal, who led the SAD-BJP combine to a thumping win in the Punjab Assembly poll, will take oath as chief minister for a record fifth time at the historic Chapar Chiri Banda Bahadur Memorial in Fatehgarh Sahab District today. ANI

Italian marines to be tried under Indian laws, says Antony
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said the Italian marines, who were involved in the killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala, will be tried under Indian laws. ANI

Preparations in full swing for swearing-in ceremony of Akhilesh as UP CM
Preparations are in full swing for the swearing-in ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow. ANI

Dinesh Trivedi to present his maiden Rail Budget today
Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden Rail Budget for 2012-13 in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. ANI

FDI a Major Growth Factor for Indian Economy: An Article by CustoLogix
The effect of FDI in Indian retail sector is creating a lot of havoc all around the country. Indian Prime Minister believes that entry of FDI would bring modern technology into Indian retail sector with fewer resources wasted and farmers will get a better rate for their produce. 51% on multi-brand retailing and 100% on single brand retailing has been announced Business Wire India

Polaris Wins Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized India ISV of the Year
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd. (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology company, was recognized as the FY12 Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized India ISV of the Year, in the Oracle Fusion Middleware segment at Oracle’s annual Executive Partner Forum 2012 Business Wire India

Smiths Detection Wins $20M Indian Customs Contract
Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has won a $20 million contract to supply the Indian customs authorities with high-energy, X-ray screening systems to inspect trucks and containers at four major ports. Business Wire India

Prevent fail-to-danger with the new KSD+ Power Isolator
Castell, a provider of industrial safety components for over 90 years, has redesigned the electrical isolator to prevent component failure leading to malfunction. The KSD+ is a new trapped key interlock power isolator, suitable for 3-phase currents from 32 amps to 250 amps, which dramatically increases safety protection over conventional designs, preventing fail-to-danger Business Wire India

New Fully-Featured Portable Water Quality Monitoring System from Palintest
Palintest Ltd, the leader in water analysis technology, is launching the new Macro 900 Water Quality System for multiparameter water quality monitoring. Designed to combine portable hi-tech functionality with excellent ergonomics in an easy-to-use package, the Macro 900 WQS is particularly well-suited for environmental surveys, aquaculture applications and wastewater and surface water monitoring Business Wire India

TL Jones India Opens New Factory and Office in Thane
In response to increasing demand within the Indian elevator industry, protection and information system specialist TL Jones (www.tljones.com) has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thane, Maharashtra. The factory has a production capacity of 70,000 light curtains a year and is located in TL Jones India’s head office, along with a service centre and engineering department Business Wire India

New Industry Reports Reveal Blazing Growth and Share Leadership for Ruckus Wireless in Both Enterprise and Carrier Markets
Ruckus Wireless™ (Ruckus) today announced that it has again been recognized as the fastest growing Wi-Fi supplier within the worldwide market for enterprise wireless according to a new Gartner report. In addition, the company has garnered the top market share spot in the carrier Wi-Fi space, according to a new industry study from Dell’Oro Business Wire India

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