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Indian Railways to introduce ‘zero-based’ timetable soon: All you need to know

The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new timetable to rationalise passenger and freight trains in its network. Here is all you need to know about the new 'zero-based' timetable.

RITES expects double-digit growth next fiscal

RITES, transport consulting firm, expects to see double-digit growth next financial year supported by renewed push in National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) despite the challenges thrown up by the pan

RRB NTPC Exam From December 28

RRB NTPC exams will be held from December 28. The exam will be held till the end of March, 2021.

IRCTC share climbs 16% amid rising hopes over COVID-19 vaccine

IRCTC share gained nearly 16% in trade today as Sensex and Nifty hit record highs on progress over Covid vaccine and hopes of additional economic stimulus in the US. The stock touched an intraday high of Rs 1,596, rising 15.93% against previous close of R

How to disable WhatsApp message preview on lock screen

While iOS users have the option in the WhatsApp app to disable the preview option, Android users need to turn it off from phone's settings section.

DP World records highest-ever monthly volumes in ICTT Kochi

Volumes touch 66,000 TEUs in November, registering a 43% growth

Xiaomi Mi 11 tipped to launch by end of December: Here’s what leaks say

While Xiaomi is yet to confirm official launch date and features, several leaks have suggested the possible specifications of the Mi 11 series.

दिल्ली-बिहार के बीच चलने वाली इन ट्रेनों की बदलेगी टाइमिंग

बिहार के जयनगर और सहरसा से दिल्ली के लिए चलने वाली दो बड़ी ट्रेनों के समय में 7 दिसंबर से बदलाव किया जाएगा. रेलवे (Indian Railways) के मुताबिक जयनगर से नई दिल्ली के लिए चलने वाली गाड़ी नंबर 02561 स्वतंत्रता सेनानी एक्सप्रेस 7 दिसंबर से दिन के 2 बजे चलने के बज…

Mamata showers pre-poll sops: Tablets for students, 3% DA hike & cheaper Covid test

The decision assumes significance as the state heads to Assembly elections in April-May next year.

LIVE: India issues demarche to Canada over PM Trudeau`s comments on farmers` protest - Zee News

  1. LIVE: India issues demarche to Canada over PM Trudeau`s comments on farmers` protest  Zee News
  2. Farmers’ protest Explained: Barring MSP, Centre open to rolling back 3 key provisions of farm law  The Indian Express
  3. Farmers Protest LI…

Indian Farmers Continue Historic Protests After 250 Million People Rise Up Against Modi's Neoliberal Policies

Brett Wilkins, staff writer "The government side [was] not ready to listen to any of our demands and they have left us with no choice but to protest on the streets," said one farmer-organizer.

Does India’s neighbourhood policy need reworking?

India should have a plan for continuous engagement at various levels

Farmers protest: Centre calls for another meeting on Saturday as talks remain inconclusive

Even as the farmers' representatives stuck to their demand for the repeal of the new farm laws, the government assured them all their "valid concerns" would be addressed.

Letters to the editor dated December 3, 2020

Prioritising Covid vaccinationThere is now a debate on who should get priority for Covid vaccination. There are proposals to first vaccinate healthcare workers, followed by security personnel and the

Bengal CM inaugurates Majherhat bridge, blames railways for delay in project completion

Portions of the Majherhat bridge, connecting Behala with south Kolkata, had collapsed in 2018, killing three people. The government has set up a cable-stayed bridge in place of the old one.

‘Concor will evacuate transshipment boxes from Chennai’

To get around congestion in Colombo, lines can look at alternatives

India trains to reintroduce traditional clay tea cups in bid to reduce plastic waste

Railway stations will switch to the clay cups in a move aimed at cutting down plastic waste and to boost the income of potters

Indian Railways bans recruitment of ‘Bungalow Peons’

Facility withdrawn amidst stiff resistance from Officers’ Associations

These Heroes Of 2020 Made The World A Better Place During COVID Pandemic

It is said there is not a bigger joy than helping others in distressed times. Whether the times are good or bad, there is someone out there trying to help those in need. And, even during such testing times, stories emerged where some were hailed as heroes, wa…

Travel Time In Long Distance Trains Will Reduce By 6 Hours! How Will This Happen?

The Indian Railways is working on a new timetable, which will be called a “zero-based timetable”.  Apparently, this new timetable will cut down the travel time by as much as 30 minutes.  Read on to find out more about this new timetable by the Indian Railways…

IRCTC PNR status: How to check Indian Railways IRCTC PNR status on WhatsApp

IRCTC PNR Status Online, Indian Railway Train PNR Status Online: Here we will be taking a look at how you can check Indian Railways PNR status and real-time train journey information via WhatsApp.

Mamata threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not withdrawn

On Thursday West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the "anti-farmer" new farm laws were not withdrawn.

‘We brought our own food,’ say farmer leaders, refuse food or tea offered by government at Vigyan Bhawan... - Hindustan Times

  1. ‘We brought our own food,’ say farmer leaders, refuse food or tea offered by government at Vigyan Bhawan...  Hindustan Times
  2. "We Brought Our Own Food": Farmers Refuse Lunch At Meet With Government  NDTV
  3. Watch: Farmers refuse to eat…

Mamata Banerjee Threatens Country-wide Stir if New Farm Laws Not Withdrawn - News18

  1. Mamata Banerjee Threatens Country-wide Stir if New Farm Laws Not Withdrawn  News18
  2. Trinamool Angry As Oxford Union Postpones Mamata Banerjee's Event  NDTV
  3. Mamata warns of nationwide protest against farm bills, attacks Centre’s disi…

RLDA to redevelop Panipat railway station; float RFPs in six months

The RFQ/RFP for the project is expected to be floated in next six months in which all the parameters for the redevelopment will be made available to the developers

Ministers, farmer representatives hold talks for fourth time

Both the parties have been unrelenting, so far

Mamata warns of nationwide protest against farm bills, attacks Centre’s disinvestment policy - Hindustan Times

  1. Mamata warns of nationwide protest against farm bills, attacks Centre’s disinvestment policy  Hindustan Times
  2. Mamata’s address to Oxford Union cancelled, Trinamool alleges pressure  The Indian Express
  3. Mamata Banerjee Threatens Coun…

RRB to Conduct Various Exams for 1.40 Lakh Vacancies; Declares Date for NTPC 2020 Exam

The RRB exams 2020 for various posts of ministerial and isolated categories will start from December 15, 2020 and go on till December 23,2020.

Farmers firm on demands, second round of talks with Union ministers on - The Tribune India

  1. Farmers firm on demands, second round of talks with Union ministers on  The Tribune India
  2. "Nation's Security": Amarinder Singh Urges Amit Shah To Resolve Farmer Row  NDTV
  3. Farmers’ protest: Transporters call for nation-wide strike i…

Dilli Chalo protest: Centre, farmers begin fresh talks; MSP assurance on the table - Hindustan Times

  1. Dilli Chalo protest: Centre, farmers begin fresh talks; MSP assurance on the table  Hindustan Times
  2. Ahead of Shah-Amarinder meeting, govt contemplating new offer to farmers?  The Tribune India
  3. Farmers’ protest: Transporters call fo…

RRB NTPC, Group D, Other Exams Admit Card: Important Points

Railway exams will begin on December 15. The exams will be conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). So far, the railway ministry has also announced the date from which the exam will begin.

Siemens Gamesa sacked India executive over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings

The unit's former chief operating officer and chief financial officer, R. Venkatesh, disregarded corporate governance processes when dealing with UAP Advisors LLP, according to a June 28 filing in a case where he is challenging his dismissal

Punjab CM meets home minister Amit Shah over farmers’ stir, govt hopeful of positive outcome in today’s... - Hindustan Times

  1. Punjab CM meets home minister Amit Shah over farmers’ stir, govt hopeful of positive outcome in today’s...  Hindustan Times
  2. Don’t kill 2nd green revolution: Rolling back farm reforms would privilege a small but vociferous group over  The Tim…

Taking a train to Maharashtra? Indian Railways has a message for you

As per new SoP, all passengers to Maharashtra need to carry RT-PCR negative test report before entering the state. Also, the test report must be done within the last 96 hours. RT-PCR test must

Willing and able

On December 3 — International Day of Persons with Disabilities — a look at how companies are hiring people with autism not just to make offices more inclusive, but to also tap the valued qualities that the employees bring into the workplace

Siemens Gamesa fired India exec over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings

"Significant sums of money were paid to UAP without any diligence whatsoever and without even ascertaining proof of performance," Siemens Gamesa said in the filing, describing UAP as having strong links with "politically exposed" persons.

Siemens Gamesa fired India executive over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings

The unit#39;s former chief operating officer and chief financial officer, R. Venkatesh, disregarded corporate governance processes when dealing with UAP Advisors LLP, according to a June 28 filing in a case where Venkatesh is challenging his dismissal.

Siemens Gamesa fired India executive over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings - documents - Reuters

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's India unit fired a top executive after an internal investigation found he failed to conduct appropriate due diligence when engaging a consultancy with political connections, court filings seen by Reuters showed.

Siemens Gamesa fired India executive over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings - documents

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's India unit fired a top executive after an internal investigation found he failed to conduct appropriate due diligence when ...

Siemens Gamesa fires top India exec over lack of due diligence in dealings

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's India unit fired a top executive after an investigation found he failed to conduct appropriate due diligence when engaging a consultancy with political connections

Siemens Gamesa fired India exec over lack of due diligence in consultancy dealings -documents - Reuters UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's India unit fired a top executive after an internal investigation found he failed to conduct appropriate due diligence when engaging a consultancy with political connections, court filings seen by Reuters showed.

No Fresh Appointments In Railways For 'Khalasi'; To Be Filled With Regular Employees: Order

The Railways has decided to bar any new appointments to the post of 'khalasis' or 'bungalow peons' who work at the residences of senior officials, according to an order.

Mumbai: Study finds 1.3% disabled people in M East ward

The NGO, Apnalaya, surveyed 9,972 people in 2,137 households in the ward between July 2019 and January 2020. The NGO, which closely works with slum residents in M-East, had filed an RTI application to get numbers on disabled residents in 2016.

Mumbai: As lifts, escalators in stations stay shut, commute a harrowing task for disabled

Physically disabled persons have complained that several services have been rendered inaccessible to them in order to ensure distancing norms are followed.

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