Prabhu flags off first Antyodaya Express between Ernakulam, Howrah

New Delhi , Feb 27

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday flagged off the first Antyodaya Express -- a long distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service -- between Kochi's Ernakulam Junction and Howrah Junction through video conferencing from Rail Bhavan here, an official statement said.

Coal India's subsidiary SECL to buy-back shares

Kolkata , Feb 27

Coal India on Monday said its wholly-owned subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) has approved buy-back of 1,50,443 fully paid equity shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,200 crore.

SC to hear plea of bar girls on March 2

New Delhi , Feb 27

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear, on March 2, a plea filed by an association of women dancers, waitresses, singers and other performers working in bars and hotels in Maharashtra challenging the constitutional validity of a 2016 state law putting conditions on dance performances.