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Railway Board
The RAILWAY BOARD is the apex body of the Indian Railways
Indian Railways
. It reports to the Parliament of India
Parliament of India
through the Ministry of Railways headed by the Railway Minister of India
India
. CONTENTS * 1 Current members * 2 History * 2.1 British Raj * 2.2 After independence * 3 Controversies * 4 Notes CURRENT MEMBERSCURRENT RAILWAY MINISTER of India
India
: * Suresh Prabhu
Suresh Prabhu
(2014 - Present)PRESENT MEMBERS OF RAILWAY BOARD : * Chairman of Railway Board : A.K. Mital * Member (Rolling Stock): Sukhbir Singh * Member (Traffic): Mohammed Jamshed * Member (Infrastructure): A.K. Mittal * Member (Traction): Ghanshyam singh * Member (Staff): Pradeep Kumar * Finance Commissioner: Mr. K.B.Nanda ( Looking After) * Director General (RHS): Dr.Anil Kumar * Director General (RPF): Mr
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Westinghouse Air Brake Company
The WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE COMPANY (WABCO) was founded on September 28, 1869 by George Westinghouse
George Westinghouse
in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. Earlier in the year he had invented the railway air brake in New York state. After having manufactured equipment in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
for a number of years, he began to construct facilities and plants East of the city where homes for his employees were built. In 1889, the air brake manufacturing facility was moved to Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
, and the company's general office building was built there in 1890
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New York Stock Exchange
nyse.com New York Stock
Stock
Exchange U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
NYC Landmark Front Elevation of the New York Stock
Stock
Exchange. Show map of Lower Manhattan Show map of New York Show map of the US COORDINATES 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 Coordinates : 40°42′24.6″N 74°0′39.7″W / 40.706833°N 74.011028°W / 40.706833; -74.011028 BUILT 1903 ARCHITECT Trowbridge George B
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William Mitchell Acworth
SIR WILLIAM MITCHELL ACWORTH KCSI (22 November 1850 – 2 April 1925) was a British railway economist, barrister and politician. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and background * 2 Career * 3 References * 4 External links EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUNDThe third son of the Reverend William Acworth of the Hall, South Stoke , near Bath, Somerset
Bath, Somerset
, and Margaret née Dundas, he was born at Rothley , Leicestershire
Leicestershire
, where his father was vicar in 1850. He was educated at Uppingham School
Uppingham School
and Christ Church, Oxford
Christ Church, Oxford
. He graduated with a master's degree in modern history in 1875. CAREERFor eighteen months after his graduation he worked in Germany as English tutor to Prince Wilhelm and Prince Henry of Prussia, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II and his brother
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Suresh Prabhu
SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU (born 11 July 1953) is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Commerce & Industry of India, under the Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
government . He is a Chartered Accountant
Chartered Accountant
by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India . Since 1996, Prabhu has been a repeatedly elected Member of Parliament from Rajapur Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
as a member of the Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena
(SS) political party. He quit Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena
and joined BJP on 9 November 2014. He currently represents Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
in Upper House of Indian Parliament
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Lord Curzon
GEORGE NATHANIEL CURZON, 1ST MARQUESS CURZON OF KEDLESTON KG , GCSI , GCIE , PC (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), known as THE LORD CURZON OF KEDLESTON between 1898 and 1911 and as THE EARL CURZON OF KEDLESTON between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman. As Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India
, he is noted for the creation of Eastern Bengal and Assam . As Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs , he drew the Curzon Line as the proposed eastern frontier of Poland. He was passed over as Prime Minister in 1923 in favour of Stanley Baldwin . His character polarised opinion amongst his contemporaries, "sow gratitude and resentment along his path with equally lavish hands". He quarrelled endlessly and his arrogance and inflexibility made even more enemies
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Calcutta
Nickname(s): City of Joy City of Palaces Cultural Capital of India
India
Kolkata
Kolkata
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British Railways Board
The BRITISH RAILWAYS BOARD (BRB) was a nationalised industry in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that operated from 1963 to 2001. Until 1997 it was responsible for most railway services in Great Britain
Great Britain
, trading under the brand name British Railways and, from 1965, British Rail
British Rail
. It did not operate railways in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, where railways were the responsibility of the Government of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. It is a statutory corporation , which when operating consisted of a chairman and nine to fifteen other members appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport . The Board, now reduced to a minimum membership of a chairman and one other member, continues to exist to hold the French law benefits and obligations of the Channel Tunnel Rail Usage Contract
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Northern Railway Zone
The NORTHERN RAILWAYS is one of the 17 Railway zones of India
India
and the northernmost zone of the Indian Railways
Indian Railways
. Its headquarter is New Delhi
Delhi
Baroda House near India
India
Gate. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Infrastructure * 3 Jurisdiction * 4 Background * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYThe railway zone was created on 14 April 1952 by merging Jodhpur Railway, Bikaner Railway, Eastern Punjab Railway and three divisions of the East Indian Railway north-west of Mughalsarai
Mughalsarai
( Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
). It includes the first passenger railway line in North India
North India
, which opened from Allahabad
Allahabad
and Kanpur
Kanpur
on 3 March 1859
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Southern Railway Zone
Coordinates : 13°04′57″N 80°16′37″E / 13.08240°N 80.27705°E / 13.08240; 80.27705 SOUTHERN RAILWAY Southern Railway-7 Southern Railway headquarters, Chennai LOCALE Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, Kerala
Kerala
, Karnataka
Karnataka
and Puducherry DATES OF OPERATION 1951; 66 years ago (1951)– PREDECESSOR South Indian Railway Company Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Mysore State Railway TRACK GAUGE Broad gauge and Metre gauge ELECTRIFICATION Yes LENGTH 5,079 kilometres (3,156 mi) route HEADQUARTERS Chennai Central
Chennai Central
WEBSITE SR official websiteThe SOUTHERN RAILWAY, headquartered at Chennai Central
Chennai Central
, is one of the 17 zones of Indian Railways
Indian Railways

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North Eastern Railway Zone
The NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY is one of the 16 railway zones in India
India
. It is headquartered at Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur
and comprises Lucknow
Lucknow
and Varanasi divisions as well as reorganized Izzatnagar division. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Re-organisation * 3 Administration * 4 Cultural importance * 5 External links * 6 See also * 7 References HISTORYThe North Eastern Railway was formed on 14 April 1952 by combining two Railway systems the Oudh and Tirhut Railway and Assam Railway and the Cawnpore-Achnera Provincial State Railway of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India
India
Railway . The Cawnpore-Barabanki Railway was transferred to the North Eastern Railway on 27 February 1953
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Dainik Bhaskar
DAINIK BHASKAR ( Hindi
Hindi
: दैनिक भास्कर) is an Indian Hindi
Hindi
-language daily newspaper that is now the largest circulated daily newspaper of India. It is owned by Dainik Bhaskar Group (D B Corp Ltd.), the largest Print Media Company of India. Started in Bhopal
Bhopal
in 1958, it expanded in 1983 with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar's Indore edition. Today, Dainik Bhaskar
Dainik Bhaskar
Group is present in 14 states with 63 editions in 4 major languages prevalent in India: Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Expansion * 3 Dainik Bhaskar
Dainik Bhaskar
Hindi
Hindi
News Apps * 4 Editions * 5 External links * 6 References HISTORY Dainik Bhaskar
Dainik Bhaskar
was launched in 1948 to fulfill the need for a Hindi language daily newspaper
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Central Bureau Of Investigation
The CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (CBI) is the domestic security agency of India
India
. The CBI is overseen by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions of the Federal government , headed by a Cabinet Minister who reports directly to the Prime Minister. According to Supreme Court of India
India
, the CBI has been criticized for being a "caged parrot speaking in its master's voice", due to its excessive political interference irrespective of which party happened to be in power at the time. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Special
Special
Police Establishment (SPE) * 1.2 CBI takes shape * 1.3 D. P
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The Times Of India
THE TIMES OF INDIA (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group . It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) . It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation, with its first edition published in 1838.It is the second oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation after the Bombay Samachar .Lord Curzon the then Viceroy of India called The Times of India
The Times of India
"the leading paper in Asia". In 1991, the BBC
BBC
ranked The Times of India among the world's six best newspapers. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family
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India
INDIA, officially the REPUBLIC OF INDIA (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia
South Asia
. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people ), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west; China
China
, Nepal
Nepal
, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
Maldives

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