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Sharif whisks Pakistan forwards with high-speed train Sat, 18 May 2013 16:00:56 -0700
IN the once grand hallways of the colonial-era headquarters of Pakistan Railways in Lahore there was a renewed sense of hope this weekend.
Train through Pakistan Mon, 20 May 2013 15:23:25 -0700
Coming together of its different strands and the fight of its people against the odds
In a Journey on a Crumbling Railway, a Picture of a Nation’s Troubles Fri, 17 May 2013 18:14:49 -0700
A journey across Pakistan’s crumbling railway presents a picture of the country’s troubles: natural disasters and hardened insurgencies, abject poverty and feudal kleptocrats, and an economy near meltdown.
Pakistan’s Railroads Sum Up Nation’s Woes Fri, 17 May 2013 18:19:35 -0700
A train journey across Pakistan highlights the woes of its rail system, which are a microcosm of larger troubles: corruption, economic disparity, political unrest and neglected infrastructure.
16-member FATA squad for National Basketball Championship announced Fri, 17 May 2013 03:09:36 -0700
PESHAWAR: Secretary FATA Basketball Association Dilawar Khan Friday announced a 16-member squad for the forthcoming National Basketball Championship to be starting from May 20-26 here at PAF Sports Complex.
Billionaire Mansha Says Pakistan Needs Thatcher Plan After Poll Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:06:45 -0700
Pakistani billionaire Mian Mohammad Mansha said the government elected next month will have to apply austerity measures to secure an international bailout and sell state-run companies to rescue the economy from ruin.
India finishes phase I of Sri Lanka railway project Wed, 15 May 2013 09:08:23 -0700
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Railways have completed phase I of a 43-km rail link from Medawachchiya to Madhu Road in Sri Lanka at a cost of $81 million, an official statement said Wednesday.
Medawachchiya-Madhu rail track opens on Tuesday Sat, 11 May 2013 12:53:06 -0700
Sri Lanka Railways will open the Medawachchiya to Madhu segment of the Medawachchiya-Thalaimannar rail track in the North on Tuesday. The construction of the 106-kilometre Medawachchiya-Thalaimannar line is carried out in two phases.
Two more luxury trains on local tracks Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:45:53 -0700
Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) will shortly add two fully air-conditioned trains imported from China onto the local tracks. SLR Operations Superintendent, L. K. R. Ratnayake told the Daily News that the two air-conditioned trains recently brought down were undergoing test runs.
Private bus operations as usual Mon, 20 May 2013 12:47:38 -0700
Though some bus associations have expressed their decision to strike, there will not be any shortage of buses, as private buses are operating as usual today.
flydubai to operate MRIA flights Sat, 11 May 2013 12:46:44 -0700
flydubai, Dubai’s innovative airline, will operate flights to the new Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) from May 21. It will operate flights thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Trial train-run reaches Madhu Road Station Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:57:27 -0700
A trial run on the 43-km new railway track between Medawachchiya and Madhu Road was conducted recently. The rail track was reconstructed by Ircon International Limited, a government company under the Ministry of Railways of India.
More Calcutta News Wed, 15 May 2013 15:03:34 -0700
BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi, who was exonerated of all charges of making hate speeches before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, is now being accused of "brazenly subverting the entire judicial process to get his name cleared", a report by news magazine Tehelka said.
Medawachchiya - Madhu railway line to reopen Sun, 05 May 2013 12:47:20 -0700
The re-constructed Medawachchiya - Madhu railway line aimed at facilitating devotees travelling for the historic Madhu Church feast in August this year, will be opened this month,Transport Minister Kumara Welgama told the Daily News.
Analysts decry new ME foreign labour regulations Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:46:44 -0700
The decision of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to pass a law to regulate foreign labour in member countries will be a blow to the country's economy as foreign remittances from Middle East countries play a crucial role in balancing the external sector of the economy, analysts said.
Power pirate coughs up Rs 165,897 Sun, 28 Apr 2013 12:43:22 -0700
A suspect who pleaded guilty to the charge of power piracy was fined Rs 165,897 by Matara Chief Magistrate Udesh Ranatunga. This amount was made up of Rs 10,000 as court fine and Rs 155,897 as compensation due to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) against the loss of income.
Breaking Barriers Fri, 10 May 2013 19:06:01 -0700
The telecom industry in Bangladesh is among the largest contributors to growth, accounting for roughly 6% of the country's GDP. Under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission regulations, the industry shares 5.5% of revenues collected in the form of rent and call charges as well as pays for the lease of Bangladesh Railways' fiber optic network.
Indo-Bangla Railway officers to meet on May 21 Sat, 18 May 2013 05:32:00 -0700
Agartala, May 18 (PTI) India and Bangladesh Railway officials would meet in Dhaka on May 21 to review the progress of work on the railway link between Agartala and Akhaura in Bangladesh, officials sources said today.
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Research and Markets: Analysis of China Railway Construction Corporation 2013 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:46:00 -0700
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis of China Railway Construction Corporation" company profile to their offering.
Research and Markets: Analysis of China Railway Group Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:56:00 -0700
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis of China Railway Group" company profile to their offering.
China Railway Construction to issue dollar bond Thu, 02 May 2013 07:55:18 -0700
China Railway Construction Corporation plans to issue Regulation S notes through its wholly-owned subsidiary CRCC Yuxiang Limited, China Railway said in a statement to the Hong Kong exchange on Thursday. ...
Research and Markets: China Railway Rolling Stock And Motor Train Unit Manufacturing Industry, 2013 Fri, 03 May 2013 02:44:00 -0700
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Railway Rolling Stock And Motor Train Unit Manufactu
Eastday-China Railway Corporation liabilities up in Q1 Fri, 03 May 2013 00:23:51 -0700
BEIJING, May 3 -- The China Railway Corporation, a new national railway operator that has taken over the business operations of the defunct Ministry of Railways (MOR), posted losses in the first quarter, with its debt-to-asset ratio up slightly to 62.31 percent, according to a recently issued financial report.
Cuts promised for dining budget Thu, 09 May 2013 12:41:59 -0700
China Railway Construction Corporation (1186), which enraged the public with 837 million yuan (HK$1.05 billion) entertainment expenses last year, will strive to reduce them by at least 10 percent this year.
Railway Corporation liabilities up in first quarter Thu, 02 May 2013 23:51:55 -0700
The China Railway Corporation, a new national railway operator that has taken over the business operations of the defunct Ministry of Railways (MOR), ...
Eastday-China's new railway firm reports losses Sat, 04 May 2013 19:11:45 -0700
CHINA Railway Corp, the new national railway operator that has taken over the business operations of the defunct Ministry of Railways, posted losses in the first quarter with its debt-to-asset ratio up slightly to 62.31 percent.
Miner Afferro agrees to $190 mln offer from IMIC Tue, 21 May 2013 23:46:37 -0700
LONDON (Reuters) - West Africa-focused miner Afferro has agreed to a $190 million cash-and-paper offer from investment group IMIC, it said on Wednesday. Under the terms, IMIC will, for each Afferro share, offer 80 pence in cash and a 2-year convertible loan note with a principle value of 40 pence. Afferro shares closed on Tuesday at 70.5 pence. IMIC's bid promises to resolve the infrastructure ...
Ecuador Report on Mining Reform Debate Due Next Week Tue, 21 May 2013 14:21:34 -0700
The economic committee of Ecuador's National Assembly expects to release a report next week on the first debate of a bill to reform the country's mining law.
Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan to connect railway networks Wed, 08 May 2013 08:11:02 -0700
ISFAHAN: Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will inaugurate a joint rail project soon which will connect railway networks of the three countries, Iranian Railways Company Managing Director Abdol-Ali Saheb-Mohammadi announced on Tuesday.
Myanmar looks to revive abandoned 'Death Railway' Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:13:13 -0700
THANBYUZAYAT, Myanmar (AFP) - An elegant cemetery in strife-torn southeast Myanmar has long stood as a lonely testament to the fate of thousands of prisoners of war who died building Japan's "Death Railway".
Push to revive abandoned 'Death Railway' Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:07:46 -0700
ABOUT 13,000 people died building the "Death Railway", and Myanmar's tourism board says there's huge potential to boost tourism there.
Myanmar to revive infamous 'death railway' for tourists Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:59:19 -0700
Reformist regime is considering rebuilding a stretch of the notorious World War II track to attract tourists.