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Call it populism or commercial sense — Nitish makes peace with customer
WITH a clear eye on the forthcoming polls in major States, the `reformist' Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, has been virtually forced to `do a Mamata' by maintaining status quo with regard to both passenger and freight tariffs. In fact, the ... More

`Basic thrust is to lure more traffic'
THE 2003-04 Railway Budget appears to be populist, with no increase in fare and freight rates. But, the Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, says the exercise this year was to entice more passenger and freight traffic to the Indian Railways with ... More

Sensex unimpressed; cement shares up
EXCEPT cement shares, the stock market did not cheer the Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar's Budget with many of the major shares losing ground in today's trading. The market sentiment remained poor even though there was no hike in freight ... More

Grasim values L&T cement biz at Rs 130 per share
GRASIM Industries has put the value of Larsen & Toubro at Rs 292.5 per share in its alternative proposal for the cement division of L&T. Details of this proposal, which was made to the L&T board on January 27, were disclosed in a notice to the ... More

Bumpy ride for commercial vehicles
EQUITY analysts tracking the commercial vehicles (CV) sector estimate the 2003-2004 Railway budget to have some impact on road freight rates, thereby influencing sales trends in select categories of CVs. Top industry officials felt the budget's ... More

Nitish baits air travellers
ALMOST a year after the domestic aviation industry began wooing rail travellers with reduction in domestic fares varying from 12 to 64 per cent, the Indian Railways is seeking to strike back. The Railway Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, today ... More


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