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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.

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.

UDA to launch mega projects Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:56:00 -0700
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) is launching mega projects for the benefit of the public without imposing a burden on the government. These projects have started generating revenue to the government too.

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.

Train reaches Jaffna after 24 years Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:50:31 -0700
ASM Irshad, Colombo Fort TKN Corr. After 24 years, a train from Southern part of the country reached Jaffna Railway Station. A test run was carried out from Palai to Jaffna last Monday.

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 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.


Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:30:09 -0700
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here Thursday.

Bangladesh wants more infrastructure linkages with India: Mujibal Haque Mujib Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:44:09 -0700
Bangladesh wants more infrastructure linkages with India: Mujibal Haque Mujib


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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).

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...

Makkah Metro operates under highest standard of safety Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:45:51 -0700
 Top executives of the Makkah Al-Mashaer Metro (MMM), China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), explained the smooth operation of the MMM this year and the last five years pilgrimage since its inception.

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.

China-led consortium only bidder in major Mexico rail project Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:22:22 -0700
A Chinese-led consortium is the only competitor in the bid to win a lucrative tender for a high-speed passenger train linking Mexico City and the central city of Queretaro, the Mexican Transport and Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. The group led by China Railway Construction Corp Ltd. was the only consortium to present a bid for the 210-km (130-mile) line, a spokesman for the ministry ...

CHINA RAIL CONS (01186.HK)'s subsidiary wins railway construction tender Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:22:22 -0700
CHINA RAIL CONS (01186.HK) said on its website that its subsidiary China Railway 20 Bureau Group C...

China to pitch high-speed trains to California Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:56:41 -0700
By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI (Reuters) - State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signaling China's growing export ambitions for such technology after building the world's longest network in just seven years. It marks the first concrete attempt by China to sell high-speed locomotives abroad and establish itself as a credible rival to sector ...

BRIEF-China Railway Construction's shares to halt trading pending announcement Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:24:52 -0700
Oct 9 (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp Ltd * Says shares to halt trading from Oct 10 pendingannouncement Source text in Chinese: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms)


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

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.


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