Suresh Prabhu: News

29 May 2018

Sexual Harassment

Was sexually harassed for 6yrs; Air India did nothing: Air-hostess

In a letter to Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, an Air India (AI) airhostess has accused a senior executive of sexual harassment since six years.

29 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Air India air hostess accuses senior executive of sexual harassment

An air hostess of Air India has accused a senior executive of sexual harassment, prompting Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to ask the national carrier to take immediate steps to address the issue.

29 May 2018


Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.

23 May 2018


Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

In a bid to encourage commuters of Mumbai's suburban rail network to use UTS mobile ticketing app, the Railways has planned to give 5% discounts on tickets booked via their mobile app.

02 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati airports to get new terminal buildings

In a major step towards augmentation of aviation infrastructure in the country, the Center today approved a proposal to build new terminal buildings at Chennai, Lucknow, and Guwahati airports at an estimated cost of over Rs. 5,000cr.

24 Mar 2018

Manohar Parrikar

Goa-CM Parrikar responding well to treatment in US: Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said that ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to medical treatment in the US and also expressed hope that he will return home soon.

10 Mar 2018

Andhra Pradesh

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after President Kovind accepted the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

07 Mar 2018


Tech-driven entertainment business will create jobs, money: Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said entertainment is one of the fastest growing businesses, and the sector driven by technology will create jobs, money, and promote economic activities.

02 Mar 2018

South Korea

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, said Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting, in Singapore.

20 Feb 2018


Navi Mumbai to get India's first gems, jewellery park

Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to set up India's first gems and jewelry park in Navi Mumbai.

29 Jan 2018

Indian Railways

Customized bags, rods, films: Railways' approach to keep us safe

In 2016-17, the government recorded 193 deaths in train accidents, the highest in 10 years.

29 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

Sealdah Rajdhani Express gets a big makeover under Operation Swarn!

The Indian Railways has upgraded the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express under the recently launched "Operation Swarn" initiative by the Railways Ministry.

06 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

30 luxurious Rajdhanis, Shatabdis under Operation Swarn: Here's the first!

Weeks after the launch of 'Operation Swarn', the Railways will display its first 'gold standard' train today.

29 Oct 2017


Railways to invest $150 billion and create a million jobs

Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who took over in August after a cabinet reshuffle, said that the Indian Railways would invest $150 billion and create one million jobs over the next five years.

05 Sep 2017


Will the Goyal magic work on the Indian Railways?

On September 3, following the cabinet reshuffle, Piyush Goyal was appointed the new railway minister.

02 Sep 2017


Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.

02 Sep 2017

Indian Railways

World Bank suggests safety measures for Indian Railways

The World Bank, in a recent report, has proposed several recommendations for the Indian Railways.

01 Sep 2017


Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.

23 Aug 2017

Indian Railways

I take full responsibility: Suresh Prabhu after two train derailments

Following the fatal Utkal Express and Kaifiyat Express derailments in four days, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has taken "full moral responsibility".

21 Aug 2017

Indian Railways

Utkal Exp derailment: Railways takes action against eight officials

The Railways has suspended a senior divisional engineer, a senior section engineer, an assistant engineer and a junior engineer after the Utkal Express derailment that killed 23.

14 Aug 2017


Indian Railways' passengers will get video entertainment via Wi-Fi soon

The Indian Railways' bid to up its non-fare revenue is going to be a boon for passengers.

26 Jul 2017

Indian Railways

Railway passenger finds lizard in their biryani

When a passenger on the Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express on July 25 ordered biryani, they weren't expecting what came with it: a lizard.

13 Jun 2017


Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

The Indian Railways has been focusing much on improving services. This time, its eyes are on the dismal state of toilets and facilities for the differently-abled.

07 Jun 2017


Passengers can now transfer their railway tickets to others

Select passengers with confirmed tickets will now be allowed to transfer them to someone else, but only once.

01 Jun 2017


'Buy now, pay later' service now available in Indian Railways

In a soon-to-be-rolled-out feature of the Indian Railways, passengers will be able to book tickets and pay later within 14 days.

25 May 2017


Tejas' disappointing start: Smashed windows, stolen headphones, soiled toilets

Even before the launch of the semi-luxurious Tejas Express, a window had been vandalized. By the time it completed its maiden Mumbai-Goa journey, headphones had been stolen and toilets soiled.

22 May 2017


4,000 kaali-peeli Mumbai cabs didn't install speed governors, grounded

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Mumbai has grounded approximately 4,000 black and yellow cabs from operating on the grounds that the vehicles didn't have speed governors installed in them.

21 May 2017


Suresh Prabhu's dream project was inaugurated on 22nd May

Tejas Express will be flagged off tomorrow from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CST), Mumbai for Karmali in Goa for its inaugural run, by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

19 May 2017


Safety cess- Indian Railways to hike fares again?

Attempting to remedy huge losses and plagued by numerous derailments in the past few months, the Centre is currently discussing introducing a safety cess, which could marginally hike rail fares.

18 May 2017


Suresh Prabhu plans to monetize IR data without violating privacy

Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways has been increasingly pushing for digitization and using data-centric approaches to be at par with its global counterparts.

17 May 2017


WannaCry ransomware attack- Maharashtra government releases helplines

Owing to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack on government office computers, the Maharashtra government has come up with helpline numbers.

10 May 2017


Railways kick-starts projects worth Rs. 5,500cr and other major initiatives

Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways is not chugging to a halt anytime soon, as a fresh batch of initiatives and the go-ahead for projects are here to ensure that the innovation drive doesn't lose its tandem.

27 Apr 2017

Indian Railways

Indian Railways is ready to have a digital overhaul

Indian Railways continues to surprise with the leaps it is taking towards digitization.

12 Apr 2017

Indian Railways

Railways will allow firms to run private freight trains

After hitting a record high in terms of profit Indian Railways' recently devised step will disrupt its monopoly in the transportation sector.

05 Apr 2017


Indian railways is making headway in the right tracks

Demonetization is a station left far behind with Indian Railways posting its all-time high revenue of Rs 1.68 lakh crore in the just-ended fiscal year.

27 Mar 2017


Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

Two extremely crucial combat-clothing needs of the Indian Army will be satisfied by Bengaluru companies; bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) and coats for extreme cold climates (coats-ECC) for those posted in Siachen.

01 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

No sabotage in Kanpur derailment, says UP Railway Police chief

Days after PM Narendra Modi called the Kanpur train accident "a conspiracy by people sitting across the border", UP Railway Police DG Gopal Gupta told a video conference organized by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu that there was no sabotage.

25 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Cong slams PM over remarks on Kanpur train accident

Congress slammed PM Narendra Modi over his comments on the Kanpur train accident, after he said in a Gonda rally that "conspirators carried it out sitting across the border (Nepal)".

25 Jan 2017

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK extends help to family of Raees promotions' victim

During a promotional tour for Shahrukh's latest movie 'Raees', a man named Farid Khan lost his life due to the stampede and suffocation at Vadodara station.

24 Jan 2017

Shah Rukh Khan

Probe ordered in Raees's promotional event at railway station

Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, today ordered an investigation into the death of Farid Sherani.