Highlights of Railway Interim Budget 2014-15

No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains.

Here is the highlights of Interim Rail Budget 2014.
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Achievements / Initiatives

  • Major landmark achievement in National Project of Kashmir
  • State of Meghalaya and capital of Arunachal Pradesh to be on Railway Map by this fiscal.
  • Gauge Conversion of strategically important 510 km Rangiya – Murkongselek line in Assam to be completed by this fiscal.
  • XIth Five Year Plan Targets exceeded in New Lines (2,207 km) , Doubling (2,758 km) and Electrification (4,556 km), Production of Diesel (1,288) & Electrical (1,218) Locos and Acquisition of Wagons (64,875)
  • Dedicated Freight Corridors on the Eastern and Western Routes – leading to strategically critical capacity augmentation.
  • Railways met from its own means the total additional impact of Rs one lakh crore due to implementation of 6th Pay Commission
  • In 2013-14, 1532 km of New Lines, Doubling and Gauge Conversion commissioned.
  • Production commenced at the new factories – Rail Wheel Plant, Chhapra ; Rail Coach Factory, Rae Bareli ; and Diesel Component Factory, Dankuni.
  • Specially designed coaches for adverse weather condition for rail travel in Kashmir.
  • Successful development of Corrosion resistant, lighter wagons with higher pay-load and speed potential upt 100kmph.
  • Railways sportspersons dominate national events by winning titles in 23 disciplines and runners up in 9 disciplines. In various international championships a total of 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals won.
  • Unigauge Policy started in 1992 has converted 19,214 km to Broad Gauge, benefitting several States including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Tamil Nadu.
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Railway Budget 2014: List of New Trains

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has introduced 72 new trains in the Rail Budget 2014. These include 17 Premium trains, 38 Express trains, 10 Passenger trains, 4 MEMU and 3 DEMU. Three trains will be extended and frequency of same number of trains will be increased. Following is the list of new trains introduced:

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Premium Trains:
i Howrah – Pune AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Manmad
ii. Kamakhya – New Delhi AC Express (Weekly) via Chhapra, Varanasi
iii. Kamakhya – Chennai AC Express (Weekly) via Malda, Howrah
iv. Mumbai – Howrah AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Raipur
v. Mumbai – Patna AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Itarsi, Manikpur
vi. Nizamuddin – Madgaon AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Kota, Vasai Road
vii. Sealdah -Jodhpur AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Mughalsarai
viii. Yesvantpur – Jaipur AC Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Pune, Vasai Road
ix. Ahmedabad – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express (Tri-weekly) via Palanpur, Ajmer, Rewari
x. Bandra – Amritsar Express (Weekly) Via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala
xi. Bandra (T) – Katra Express (Weekly) via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala
xii. Gorakhpur – New Delhi Express (Bi-weekly) via Lucknow, Moradabad
xiii. Katra – Howrah Express (Weekly) Express via Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Saharanpur
xiv. Mumbai – Gorakhpur Express ( Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Jhansi, Kanpur
xv. Patna- Bangalore Express (Weekly) via Mughalsarai, Chheoki, Manikpur, Nagpur
xvi. Yesvantpur – Katra Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Kacheguda, Nagpur, New Delhi
xvii. Thiruvananthpuram – Bangalore (Yesvantpur) Express (Bi- weekly) via Erode, Tirupattur

Express Trains:
i. Ahmedabad – Katra Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Rewari, Hisar, Bathinda, Amritsar
ii. Ahmedabad – Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Bandikui, Mathura, Kasganj
iii. Ahmedabad – Allahabad Express (Weekly) via Jalgaon, Khandwa, Itarsi, Satna, Manikpur
iv. Amritsar – Gorakhpur Express (Weekly) via Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sitapur Cantt.
v. Aurangabad – Renigunta Express (Weekly) via Parbhani, Bidar, Vikarabad
vi. Bangalore – Chennai Express (Daily) via Bangarpet, Jolarpettai
vii. Bandra (T) – Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Kota, Mathura, Kasganj
viii. Bareilly – Bhopal Express (Weekly) via Chandausi, Aligarh, Tundla, Agra
ix. Bhavnagar – Bandra Express (Weekly) via Ahmedabad
x. Bhavnagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Link Express (Weekly)
xi. Gandhidham – Puri Express (Weekly)

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Nelson Mandela Dead: Former South African President Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary of South Africa died on 5 November 2013. He was of 95 years old. He died in his house at Johannesburg following a long illness. He was also known as Madiba in South Africa. He was receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital.

His death was announced by the South African President, Jacob Zuma. He announced that Mandela will receive a full state funeral and the flags would be flown at half-mast until the state funeral. Nelson Mandela was one of the world’s most revered statesman for preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.
Nelson Mandela

He was the first black South African to hold the office of President from 1994 to 1999, and the first elected in a fully representative multiracial election.

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About Nelson Mandela
• He was born on 1918 in Eastern Cape
• He joined the African National Congress in 1943
• In 1962, he was arrested and was convicted of incitement and leaving country without a passport. He was sentenced to five years in prison
• In 1964, he was charged with sabotage, sentenced to life
• He was freed from the prison in 1990
• In 1999, he stepped down as leader
• In 2001, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer

Awards received by Nelson Mandela
Mandela has received more than two hundred and fifty awards over four decades, some of the awards are:
• He was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
• He was the recipient of Bharat Ratna and Mahatma Gandhi peace award
• The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, as Mandela Day, for his contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle
• In 1973 a nuclear particle discovered by scientists at the University of Leeds was named Mandela nelson
• In 1979 he became the recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations New Delhi, India
• In 1981, a panel of International Judges, Vienna, Austria, chose him for the Bruno Kreisky Award for merit in the field of human rights

Nobel Prizes 2013: Full list of Nobel Prize Winners 2013

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Here’s a look at the achievements being honored by this year’s Nobel Prizes, the $1.2 million awards handed out since 1901 by committees in Stockholm and Oslo.

Nobel Peace Prize 2013
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2013
The literature prize was given to Canada’s Alice Munro, hailed by the award-giving Swedish Academy as a “master of the contemporary short story.” The 82-year-old author is often called “Canada’s Chekhov” for her astute, unflinching and compassionate depiction of seemingly unremarkable lives. She is the author of a series of story collections chronicling the lives of girls and women before and after the 1960s social revolution, including “The Moons of Jupiter,” ‘The Progress of Love” and “Runaway.” Continue reading

Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned Miss World 2013


New Miss World Megan Young, center, of the Philippines holds hands with first runner-up Marine Lorphelin of France , left, and second runner-up Carranzar Naa Okailey of Ghana after winning the crown over 126 contestants on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The pageant was held amid tight security following weeks of hard-line Muslim protests, which resulted in the event being moved from Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city.

Megan Young from Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 here Saturday. The second place went to Miss France Marine Lorphelin and third to Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter.

The 23-year-old defeated 126 contestants including Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who could only make her way to top 20, to clinch the crown.

The 63rd edition of the beauty pageant was judged by prominent faces like British television executive producer and director Ken Warwick and chairman of Miss World organisation Julia Morley. Vineet Jain, managing director of India`s media group Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., was also part of the panel.

Born in the US, Young moved to Philippines when she was 10. She is currently studying digital film making and has starred in films and TV shows.

Young said that her mother is a big influence in her life. She wants to show the world that people of Philippines are hard working and no matter what crisis they go through they are willing to help people.

She was crowned by Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu.


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