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By-polls exposes hypocrisy of PTI: Saad Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:14:22 -0700
LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Friday that by-elections of Multan had exposed hypocritic politics of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which supported Dogar who was a symbol of status quo.

100,000 passengers to benefit from Eid trains: Saad Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:37:09 -0700
LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Saturday said some 100,000 passengers would benefit from 14 special trains being run by Pakistan Railways on the occasion of Eidul Azha.

Indian hacker hacks Pak railways website, says keep dreaming about Kashmir Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:34:16 -0700
The hacker calling himself Zukr@in, posted a message mocking Pakistan People’s Party's Bilawal Bhutto for his recent comments on Kashmir.

Indo-Pak tension flares on cyberspace: Press Club of India’s website hacked Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:07:27 -0700
With the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) heating up because of allegations and counter-allegations of ceasefire violations with India and Pakistan at the loggerheads, it is the time of the netizens to bombard each others with tweets, hacks and messages.

Sri Lanka

SLR makes progress, cuts delays Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:30:41 -0700
Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) has increased revenue, the number of passengers, trains, improved rail tracks and reduced the delay time, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

Cyber crimes, a colossal loss to business Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:06:42 -0700
Business establishments and social organisations are facing colossal losses from cyber crimes which are on the rise due to poor mechanisms to combat it, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team Cordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT CC), Chief Executive Officer Lal Dias told a seminar on ‘Cyber Crimes a New Threat to Corporate Environment’ last week.

Budget - 2015: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:04:14 -0700
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister presented his 10th consecutive budget and 69th budget since Independence yesterday.

Sri Lanka's charmingly decrepit railway Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:39:02 -0700
A journey on one of the most charmingly decrepit railway systems in the world reinforces the maxim that all great travel involves a modicum of discomfort.

There is no doubt that much of the talk in urban centres and among the chattering classes, on the one hand is about the so far scheduled visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka in January next year, and how a snap Presidential Election may affect this visit; on the other, it is about the legal points being made by former justices, eminent lawyers, politicians of diverse hues and editorialists about ...

Sri Lanka’s charmingly colonial era railway Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:39:32 -0700
A journey on one of the most charming railway systems in the world reinforces the maxim that all great travel involves a modicum of discomfort.

Sri Lanka by train: A journey on a charmingly decrepit railway Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:21:53 -0700
Anthony Dennis  takes a 10-day trip on one of the most charmingly decrepit railway systems in the world.


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BRIEF-China Railway Group's 9-mth net profit 7.1 bln yuan Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:26:45 -0700
Oct 30 (Reuters) - China Railway Group Ltd * says 9-month net profit 7.1 billion yuan (1.16billion US dollar) Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: (1 US dollar = 6.1140 Chinese yuan) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)

CSR, CNR Lead China Railway Stocks Higher After New Deals Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:38:49 -0700
High-speed trainmaker CSR Corp. (1766) led a rally among China’s railway-related stocks after the country’s top economic planner announced approvals for new projects totaling 70.1 billion yuan ($11.4 billion).

Chinese trainmakers set to go head to head for California deal Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:41:58 -0700
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's CSR Corp Ltd is keen to supply high-speed trains to California, a company official said, in a move that will pit the trainmaker against domestic rival China CNR Corp Ltd. China has made no secret of its desire to export its high-speed technology abroad, having built over 12,000 kilometers of track at home in less than a decade. CNR and CSR are China's top locomotive ...

70% of Makkah Mashaer Metro staff are Saudi Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:45:55 -0700
 The Makkah Mashaer Metro (MMM), developed by the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), recently disclosed to Arab News that 70 percent of its locally recruited staff are Saudi.

Asia Markets: Asia shares mixed, Shanghai hits 20-month high Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:32:40 -0700
Shanghai shares close at their highest in almost 20 months, though the rest of the Asia region performed lackluster in the wake of the Fed meeting.

BRIEF-China Railway Construction's units sign two contracts for about 4.1 bln yuan Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:11:29 -0700
Oct 8 (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp Ltd * Says units sign two construction contracts for a combinedabout 4.1 billion yuan (667.92 million US dollar) Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: (1 US dollar = 6.1385 Chinese yuan) (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)

BRIEF-China Railway Construction's Kunming unit plans to list in Hong Kong Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:12:06 -0700
Oct 10 (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp Ltd * Says board approves Kunming unit to list in Hong Kong * Says shares to resume trading on October 13 Source text in Chinese:; Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)

China Railway expects 68M holiday passengers Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:05:34 -0700 reported, citing the China Railway Corporation, that it is expected to record 10.30...

Asia stocks mixed after end of QE; earnings in focus Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:05:00 -0700
Asian equities ended mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to the end of quantitative easing in the U.S. and the region's latest earnings.

Pattaya Mail Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:48:10 -0700
BEIJING, Oct 8 The China Railway Corporation (CRC) mobilized more trains to carry about 10.3 million passengers during the busiest day of the week-long National Day holiday that ends on Tuesday.


Turkmenistan embarks on massive transport projects Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:00:13 -0700
 Turkmenistan Ambassador Nazarguly Shagulyev spoke about his country's massive development in the transport sector as one of the main factors in the development of the world economy.

Next train to Iran: British firm launches 'new Orient Express' Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:03:36 -0700
"Jewels of Persia" express leaves Budapest for Tehran, taking 70 passengers on fortnight journey emulating the Orient Express


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