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Kacheguda-B’luru Express Train service to be extended to Mysuru
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Kacheguda-B’luru Express Train service to be extended to Mysuru

New Delhi: The Kacheguda-Bengaluru Express daily train (12785/86) will be extended to Mysuru soon. This assurance was given to MP Pratap Simha by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Simha met Goyal in New Delhi yesterday and presented a memorandum urging him to extend the Kacheguda-Bengaluru Express train service up to Mysuru in the interest of tourists…

No tax for income up to Rs. 5 lakh
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No tax for income up to Rs. 5 lakh

Budget gives big relief for tax-payers New Delhi: In a clear move to woo middle class voters in the run up to the General Elections, Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal this morning enhanced the limit of individual Income Tax from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. Goyal started his maiden Budget speech…

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in city
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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in city

Mysuru: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal arrived in city this morning on a private visit accompanied by his wife and daughter. The Minister landed at Mandakalli Airport by a special flight from Ballari. He was received by DC Abhiram G. Sankar, MP Pratap Simha, Divisional Railway Manager Aparna Garg, MUDA Commissioner P.S. Kantharaj, MLA S.A….

When the best among us falter
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When the best among us falter

By T.J.S. George Arun Jaitley and Piyush Goyal are the two most qualified — shall we say civilised — men in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Both have distinguished educational background and are recognised as well-informed intellectuals. Their public careers have been impeccable. They fit naturally into refined social circles and are respected for that. Under…

Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project: It’s official: Centre has shelved controversial project, says Union Minister
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Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project: It’s official: Centre has shelved controversial project, says Union Minister

Bengaluru:  It’s official. The Centre has shelved the vexatious Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project via South Kodagu which has run into opposition from environmentalists and people of Kodagu district. The Railway Ministry has said that the issue has to be resolved between Karnataka and Kerala. “As such the Railway Ministry is not pursuing the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway…

Mysuru Road blocked by Railways: When will Mysuru MP and MLAs go to Delhi and meet the Railway Minister?
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Mysuru Road blocked by Railways: When will Mysuru MP and MLAs go to Delhi and meet the Railway Minister?

Yesterday I was out of Mysuru leaving the city early morning and returning late night. As is my wont, I picked up Star of Mysore before hitting the sack. What a good news! ‘Train via Kodagu scrapped’. The sub-title said that the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal would make an official announcement in Parliament today…

Pro-people organisations can achieve what elected representatives cannot
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Pro-people organisations can achieve what elected representatives cannot

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief The Railway Department’s refusal to clear the blockage of the crucial two-furlong road in Bannimantap connecting Hazrath Gumnam Shahwali Dargah Road and Ring Road in city citing safety issues and its argument that trespassers cannot be permitted near the Railway track on that stretch is totally unacceptable. The Railway’s attitude regarding…

Train via Kodagu Scrapped
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Train via Kodagu Scrapped

New Delhi/Mysuru: The controversial Railway Line between Thalassery in Kerala to Mysuru via South Kodagu has been scrapped. An official announcement in this regard will be made in the Parliament tomorrow by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The Union Government will not take up any project that is harmful to the environment and the Thalassery-Mysuru project…

Naganahalli Satellite Terminal Railway Station to be a reality soon
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Naganahalli Satellite Terminal Railway Station to be a reality soon

Mysuru: The highly-essential Satellite Terminal Railway Station for Mysuru at Naganahalli will soon be a reality as the Union government has approved the project in its recently presented Budget 2018-19. The estimated project cost is Rs.789.29 crore. The proposal was mooted by Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, who submitted it to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. After…

Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line – Centre has not approved project: Pratap Simha
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Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line – Centre has not approved project: Pratap Simha

New Delhi: Even as people of Kodagu are vehemently opposing the two Railway lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru), Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, speaking to Star of Mysore this morning said that he had met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding the Railway line and the Minister informed him that the Centre has not…

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