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The observation lounge at the end of Vistadome coach with a large window. (Photo: @PiyushGoyal)

‘Will make train journeys more memorable’: PM Modi on new Vistadome tourist coaches

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:53 PM IST
The new Vistadome coaches are a combination of comfort and cutting-edge technology, PM Modi tweeted.
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Demonstrators gathered at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) to protest against new farm laws in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators gathered at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) to protest against new farm laws in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Centre, farmers to hold sixth round of talks today: Here’s all you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:46 AM IST
The farmers have stuck to their demand that talks must be oriented towards a repeal of the laws
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Tents set up on a blocked section of National Highway-9 at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) where farmers are camped in protest against new farm laws, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Tents set up on a blocked section of National Highway-9 at Ghazipur Border (Delhi-UP) where farmers are camped in protest against new farm laws, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protests: Sixth round of talks today; unions want repeal of laws, higher MSP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:06 PM IST
The farm ministry letter said officials would discuss issues related to farmers, signalling the government’s broad strategy to find a solution by addressing points in the legislation that farmers may have objections to
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Mostly run on India’s tourist and scenic rail routes, the Vistadome coaches are made with see-through glass rooftops and wide windows that offer a panoramic view especially built for the indulgent sightseeing experience.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)
Mostly run on India’s tourist and scenic rail routes, the Vistadome coaches are made with see-through glass rooftops and wide windows that offer a panoramic view especially built for the indulgent sightseeing experience.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)

Indian Railways completes speed trial of Vistadome coach

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Indian Railways has 13 Vistadome coaches that are currently operational in select routes in India, namely, Dadar and Madgaon, Araku Valley, Kashmir Valley, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Kalka Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, Matheran Hill Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal, via video link, in New Delhi.(PIB photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the 100th Kisan Rail from Sangola in Maharashtra to Shalimar in West Bengal, via video link, in New Delhi.(PIB photo)

PM Modi flags off 100th run of ‘Kisan Rail’ trains

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:02 AM IST
Speaking on the occasion, the PM said the service will bring a major change in the farm sector and increase the strength of the country’s cold supply chain.
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Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers during an ongoing protest against the new farm laws, at the Singhu border in New Delhi.(ANI)

Farm laws stir: Govt, farmers to resume talks on Wednesday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:30 AM IST
Agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal sent out a letter to farm leaders on Monday, proposing the sixth round of negotiations on Wednesday, in response to an e-mail by the unions on December 26 in which they had agreed to restart negotiations and suggested a resumption of talks on Tuesday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)

PM Modi to inaugurate New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of eastern freight corridor on Dec 29

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Piyush Goyal will also be present on the occasion.
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Farmers were to meet on December 9 with the three ministers for the sixth time but they called off the meeting, saying the talks were going nowhere since the government was not agreeing to their core demands.(HT photo)
Farmers were to meet on December 9 with the three ministers for the sixth time but they called off the meeting, saying the talks were going nowhere since the government was not agreeing to their core demands.(HT photo)

Farm unions agree to talk to govt on Dec 29

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Farm unions, who have hunkered down at the capital’s borders, on Saturday sent a letter to a senior bureaucrat of the agriculture ministry in which they agreed to hold delegation-level talks with the central government on December 29 at 11am.
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Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Railways to enhance IRCTC’s e-ticketing website

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The Indian Railways is working to enhance user personalisation and facilitation of their e-ticketing website, along with enhanced features and simple design, the official press release said.
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Sustainable development will further enhance the scale and speed of growth in the years to come, the commerce and industry minister said.(PTI)
Sustainable development will further enhance the scale and speed of growth in the years to come, the commerce and industry minister said.(PTI)

Sustainability an important decision-making factor in govt, corporate world: Piyush Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Goyal further said the present situation provides a unique opportunity to redesign, reinvent and realign various practices and processes.
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Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during a press briefing.(PTI File Photo)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during a press briefing.(PTI File Photo)

India making efforts to deregulate economy to attract greater investments: Piyush Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Piyush Goyal said, “India is looking forward for working with friends and neighbours, and having a global footprint. India is working to turn the COVID crisis into an opportunity, and is confident of reaching the target of $5 trillion economy by 2025, and $10 trillion in another 7-10 years.”
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The minister observed that by being ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant), India was not closing its engagement with the world, but on the contrary, expanding its participation globally.(PTI)
The minister observed that by being ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant), India was not closing its engagement with the world, but on the contrary, expanding its participation globally.(PTI)

Industry, government have to partner for India to become USD 5 trillion economy by 2025: Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The commerce and industry minister also expressed confidence in the capabilities of the business community as well as startups which can make India the top economy globally in the next 25-30 years. 
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The minister said that 100% FDI is allowed through automatic route in almost all sectors.(PTI)
The minister said that 100% FDI is allowed through automatic route in almost all sectors.(PTI)

FDI into India continuously growing due to attractive policies: Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Under the government approval route, foreign investors have to take prior approval of the respective ministry/department. Through the automatic approval route, the investor just has to inform the RBI after the investment is made.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to farmers from Uttarakhand on the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar speaks to farmers from Uttarakhand on the Centre's farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Engaging with farmers to decide on next date of talks’: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:13 PM IST
Tomar is leading the negotiations with 40 farmer unions, along with Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Som Parkash.
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The railways targeted this particular bug and to correct it, they modified the seating by bringing in an innovative design for the lower berth seats for the comfort of passengers in sleeper class.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ Hindustan Times)
The railways targeted this particular bug and to correct it, they modified the seating by bringing in an innovative design for the lower berth seats for the comfort of passengers in sleeper class.(Dheeraj Dhawan/ Hindustan Times)

Railways innovates, makes side berths comfortable

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Passengers alloted the side lower berth seats in trains found it uncomfortable to sleep or rest since the two seats on either side have to be joined to make it into a sleeping berth.
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S Rly allows women passengers to travel sans time restrictions on all days of the week(Twitter/anbuselvan_tnie)
S Rly allows women passengers to travel sans time restrictions on all days of the week(Twitter/anbuselvan_tnie)

Southern Railway extends travel relaxation for women passengers in Chennai suburban trains

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:12 AM IST
As part of extending the Covid-19 travel relaxation, Southern Railway in a press release said all women passengers can travel in Chennai suburban trains without any time restrictions on all days of the week with effect from December 14.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Climate Ambition Summit via video conferencing to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Climate Ambition Summit via video conferencing to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, in New Delhi.(PTI)

New laws meant to make farmers prosperous: Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 04:24 AM IST
Modi said the farm sector reforms enacted in September were part of government efforts to remove roadblocks impeding agriculture, pledging his commitment to protecting the interest and welfare of farmers.
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Union minister Piyush Goyal said people know Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to double the income of farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Union minister Piyush Goyal said people know Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to double the income of farmers.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Farmers will get over the influence of ‘Maoists and Naxalites’: Piyush Goyal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal, who was part of the meetings between Centre and the agitating farmers to break the impasse, said the December 8 Bharat Bandh wasn’t successful even as 18 opposition parties backed it.
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Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the ecosystem of startups in the country is encouraging innovation, promoting and strengthening new young entrepreneurs(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the ecosystem of startups in the country is encouraging innovation, promoting and strengthening new young entrepreneurs(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: Piyush Goyal hails startups as the backbone of new India and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Farmers sitting at Singhu Border during a protest against the newly passed farm law, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Farmer agitation no longer remains farmers’ movement; infiltrated by Leftist, Maoist elements: Piyush Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Piyush Goyal, however, did not say if the government had or is planning to take any action against any person belonging to banned outfits seen at the protests.
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Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal addressing the FICCI’s annual convention on Saturday.(@PiyushGoyal/Twitter screengrab)
Union minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal addressing the FICCI’s annual convention on Saturday.(@PiyushGoyal/Twitter screengrab)

Startups are going to be backbone of new India: Piyush Goyal

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Piyush Goyal said that the government will identify areas where India has competitive and comparative advantages, which sectors can become global players and contribute to global trade in a bigger way.
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As agitating farmers have started capturing toll plazas, police deployed at Chhajarshi fee plaza in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Sakib Ali)
As agitating farmers have started capturing toll plazas, police deployed at Chhajarshi fee plaza in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Sakib Ali)

‘Put them behind bars’: Farmer leader on Centre’s accusation of ‘anti-social’ elements in protests

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan union leader Rakesh Tikait said Centre should catch “anti-national/Maoist elements” present, if any, in farmers’ protests as Centre has brought the allegation.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses a press conference at National Media Centre, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Govt has no ego’: Tomar appeals to farmer leaders to resume talks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Tomar, along with Union railway minister Piyush Goyal, said the government was open to further negotiations with the farm leaders to find a solution.
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Joe Biden points a finger at an election rally after news media announced that he has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7.(Reuters file)
Joe Biden points a finger at an election rally after news media announced that he has won the 2020 US presidential election, in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7.(Reuters file)

Biden names Asian-American Tai as top trade negotiator

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan TImes, Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The Taiwanese-American, who will be the first Asian-origin person to head the federal agency, currently serves as the chief lawyer on trade for the powerful Ways and Means Committee of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
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Stones were hurled on Nadda’s vehicle in West Bengal.(PTI photo)
Stones were hurled on Nadda’s vehicle in West Bengal.(PTI photo)

‘Deplorable’: Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal condemn attack on JP Nadda’s convoy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah said that the state had gone into an era of tyranny under the Trinamool Congress’ rule and democratic values were being threatened in the state.
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Thousands of protesting farmers have marched towards the capital and are camped at several entry points. They largely oppose the laws saying they will be swallowed by big corporations.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Thousands of protesting farmers have marched towards the capital and are camped at several entry points. They largely oppose the laws saying they will be swallowed by big corporations.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Ministers to explore all measures, says official

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised his key ministers that the government should explore more safeguards to protect farmers against exploitation, strengthen existing notified markets, known as Agricultural Produce Market Committees, bring stricter provisions to secure farmers engaging in contract farming, and also expand procurement of crops at state-set minimum support prices (MSP).
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Farmers arrive to join demonstrators at the Delhi- UP Gate protest site near Ghazipur while talks are held with the Centre on farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad, India on Saturday, December 05, 2020.(Photo: Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Farmers arrive to join demonstrators at the Delhi- UP Gate protest site near Ghazipur while talks are held with the Centre on farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad, India on Saturday, December 05, 2020.(Photo: Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Farm talks deadlocked, another round on December 9

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 AM IST
The fifth round of talks between protesting farmers and the Centre showed no signs of progress, dealing a blow to the government’s offer to bring a set of amendments to the three new farm laws that agriculturists say will hurt their interests.
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Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)
Farmer leaders at Vigyan Bhawan to held the fifth round of talks with the Central government on the farm laws.(ANI)

Farm leaders hopeful govt will repeal laws but will continue with Bharat Bandh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Farmer leaders are hopeful that the government will repeal the newly introduced farm laws and are firm that they do not seek any amendments.
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A view protesting farmers camping at Singhu Border against farm reform laws, in New Delhi on Friday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A view protesting farmers camping at Singhu Border against farm reform laws, in New Delhi on Friday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Centre, farmers to meet for fifth round of talks today as stir over farm laws continues | 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:36 AM IST
The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws are “anti-farmer”, and would pave the way for the dismantling of the MSP system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporations.
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A view protesting farmers camping at Singhu Border against farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view protesting farmers camping at Singhu Border against farm reform laws, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protest: Govt’s fifth round of talks with farm leaders to be held on Saturday

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State of Commerce and Industry Som Parkash, who will be present in the meeting, will deliberate on the points that farmer leaders had raised and offer possible solutions.    
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