UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the Rs. 1,685-crore rail coach factory in Rae Bareli on Wednesday. Flagging off the first set of coaches in Lalganj, Gandhi said, “I want to mention those who spread rumours against the project...But it has been completed in such a time”.
Gandhi handed over appointment letters to 14 youths from the families whose lands had been acquired for the project.
Later in the day, Gandhi laid the foundation of the Rae Bareli campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
Gandhi also gave ‘lessons’ to the 38 fashion design students at the convocation. “I have noticed a trend to overdo — a single garment has beads, patchwork - such garments are very uncomfortable to wear and lack elegance.”
She also recalled late PM Indira Gandhi's “innate sense of fashion" and said her simplicity was admired the world over.
One Junior Commanding Officer was killed and another jawan injured after a major infiltration bid by a group of six terrorists was foiled by the Army along LoC in Machil in Kupwara district of North Kashmir.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spent his first night after returning to prison reading spiritual books.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his Cabinet with the induction of 28 Ministers.
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, who is also the Chief Investigating Officer probing the coal block allocation scam, was caught taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh on Friday.
Farmers in Coimbatore region on Friday threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if government went ahead with its plan to increase power tariff.
DMK leader MK Stalin on Friday surrendered his illegally-imported Hummer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai.
A month after an explosion took place opposite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Malleshwaram in Bangalore, police are yet to zero in on the person who had planted the bomb.