Indian politician and civil servant (born 1970)
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Ashwini Vaishnaw is an Indian politician and former IAS officer who is currently serving as the 39th Minister of Railways, 55th Communications Minister and 2nd Electronics & Information Technology Minister in Government of India since 2021 and a member of the Rajya Sabha representing Odisha since 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Earlier in 1994, Vaishnaw joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the Odisha cadre, and has worked in Odisha.
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Congress’s Manish Tewari claims Data Protection Bill classified as money bill, IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw refutesCongress Lok Sabha MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari on Thursday claimed that the Digital Data Protection Bill has been classified as a money bill and that the Rajya Sabha will hardly have a role in..
Stone pelted at Vande Bharat train in UP's Agra; Railways lost Rs 55 lakh due to stone pelting casesAshwini Vaishnaw informed Parliament on Wednesday that the Railways have lost more than 55 lakh due to damage brought on by stone-pelting on Vande Bharat trains.
13 cases of signalling failure in 5 years, but none due to defects in interlocking signal system: Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Lapses in signalling-circuit-alteration caused Odisha train accident: Union railway ministerLapses in the ‘signalling-circuit-alteration’ led to wrong signals and caused the tragic triple train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district on June 2 that claimed 295 lives, railway minister..
Inspired by tricolour: Railway Minister says new Vande Bharat Express will be saffron in colourRailways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday inspected the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, reviewed safety measures in Southern Railways.
Indian Railways to launch 'Heritage Special' train based on steam engine theme: Ashwini VaishnawHe made the announcement after inspecting a train modified as a steam loco train at the MGR Central Railway Station in Chennai.
Odisha train tragedy probe: Did CBI seal house of 'missing' junior engineer? PIB fact checksRailway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said people should wait for the CBI's primary investigation to be complete to know the reason for the triple train accident in Odisha's Balasore.
Plan to revise rail signal engineering manual: Vaishnaw
Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to visit Balasore, Bahanaga to offer gratitude to good samaritans, health staff & authoritiesSources said while the minister will take part in the International Yoga Day event at Balasore, he will hold meetings with the authorities concerned who played the key role after the train tragedy...
Why do we need unelected 'so-called experts' to run crucial ministries: Chidambaram's dig at Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks officers to make rail network ‘tamper proof’Soon after returning from the accident spot in Odisha, railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw instructed Railway Board officers to draw up plans to make the rail network “tamper proof” from external..
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'CBI is meant to investigate crimes, not railway accidents': Kharge writes to PM Modi over probe in Odisha train tragedyKharge also said "all the empty safety claims" of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw have now been "exposed" and the government must bring to light the real reasons that caused this grave accident,..
Why were grave red flags ignored: Kharge to PM Modi on Odisha rail tragedyCongress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Odisha railway tragedy, saying "all the empty safety claims" of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw have now..
BJP defends railway minister, rules out resignationAmid opposition parties demanding the resignation of railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, official sources shared data claiming the number of accidents and human casualties during the terms of Mamata..
Around 50 hours after Odisha train accident, trial runs over; most trains set to resume on MondayBarely 51 hours after the tragic railway accident in Balasore’s Bahanaga, trial runs were completed late Sunday night on the Down line of the affected stretch (Chennai-Howrah). The Up line was..
Railways recommends CBI probe into Balasore accidentThe Railway Board has recommended a CBI probe into the Balasore train accident that has so far claimed 275 lives. “We have recommended a CBI probe into the triple train accident that claimed 275..
Odisha rail tragedy: Cong demands Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw's resignation; slams PM Modi
Explained: What is 'electronic interlocking'? Cause behind Balasore train accidentRailway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said that the tragic train accident in Odisha's Balasore occurred due to a "change in electronic interlocking".
'Balasore train tragedy has nothing to do with Kavach': Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw rebuts Mamata Banerjee's claim
'Electronic interlocking' behind Balasore train accident: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Odisha train tragedy: PM Modi calls Ashwini Vaishnaw, takes stock of restoration work
Odisha's triple train tragedy: Root cause of accident identified, will try to restore track today," Ashwini Vaishnaw
Odisha train accident: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects restoration work at Balasore
Odisha train accident: Congress says many questions to ask of PM Modi, railway minister VaishnawThe Congress on Saturday said the 'horrendous' train accident in Odisha reinforces why safety should always be the foremost priority and asserted that there are many questions to ask of Prime Minister..
Odisha train accident: Rescue ops completed, restoration work has begun, says Ashwini VaishnawRailway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday said that the rescue operation in the Odisha triple train mishap that claimed the lives of 261 people has been completed and restoration work has begun.
'Distressed': PM Modi on Coromandel Express train accidentPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief over Coromandel Express train accident in Odisha's Balasore district and assured that all possible assistance is being given to those affected...
3 versions of Vande Bharat trains by Feb-March next year: Ashwini Vaishnaw
PM Modi to inaugurate Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express virtually on May 18Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will virtually inaugurate the Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express. The train will be flagged off from Puri at around 1pm by the Prime Minister virtually and the..
Former JD(U) leader Ajay Alok joins BJPFormer JD(U) leader Ajay Alok joined the BJP on Friday in the presence of Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Joining the BJP is like coming to a family, Alok said, vowing to contribute to the 'Modi..
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Railways introduces reclining seats in Tejas trainsThe railways has introduced the first reclining seats in Tejas trains on the lines of Vande Bharat trains. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted the photo of reclining seats on Saturday which went..
World-class trains, stations, tracks soon: Ashwini VaishnawSpeaking at the ET Global Business Summit, Vaishnaw outlined modernisation programmes across Indian Railways that are aimed at not only improving the consumer experience but also creating world-class..
AICTE launches new courses in semiconductor designAnnouncing the launch, electronics and information technology minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, “These two programmes will help us create throughout the engineering ecosystem a very good semiconductor..
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Double-engine govt taking UP forward at bullet train's speed: Union minister Ashwini VaishnawUnion Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday lauded Uttar Pradesh's Global Investors Summit and said that it is being discussed worldwide while also adding that the double-engine government is..
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Times Litfest 2023: Whatever work we do, PM Modi keeps raising the bar,' Ashwini Vaishnaw saysRailways and communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who has been instrumental in modernising the railways while working on next-gen digital and telecom policies, said that Prime Minister Narendra..
1,275 railway stations to be redeveloped under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, check complete state-wise listUnder the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, Indian Railways has identified a total of 1,275 railway stations in India including the border areas for redevelopment. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, in his..
If states agree, can bring law on online gaming: VaishnawUnion electronics and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday that if states have consensus, the government would bring a central law to regulate online gaming and gambling...
All you need to know about Vande Metro, its launch date, top speed and other detailsAccording to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Vande Metro will be a regional rail and it will run between two cities which will be around 100 km apart.
Vande Metro: How will they be different from Vande Bharat trains, which cities will get? What we know so farThe Vande Metros will run between two nearby big stations, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed on Saturday.
Railways set to issue 2.5 lakh tickets online per minute, up from 25,000Booking rail tickets online and getting a response to your queries will be faster from September this year as railways will upgrade the entire backend system. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on..
24x7 'Jan Suvidha' convenience stores to come up at 2,000 railway stationsMinister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed several measures the railways is undertaking for the convenience of passengers.
Revamped Vande Bharat, hydrogen-powered passenger trains, here's how Railways plans to use Rs 2.41 lakh crore BudgetUnion Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed that the Vande Bharat trains will now also be manufactured in Haryana's Sonipat and Maharashtra's Latur apart from ICF Chennai.
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Mamata Banerjee refuses to sit on dais at Howrah stationBanerjee seemed upset by the loud sloganeering from a section of the invited crowd at the railway station. Attempts by railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and governor C V Ananda Bose to pacify her did..