Rasheed said the country is coming out of the crisis, however, the opposition was busy spreading hopelessness.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is looking to capitalize on an easing in international tensions with his isolated regime to advance plans for a high-speed rail network to rival those in Europe and neighboring South Korea.
TOKYO: Resplendent in shocking pink, a sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train, complete with special carriages festooned with images of the global icon from Japan, has been unveiled before it chugs into service this week. The special shinkansen or bullet train will run for the next three months between the western cities of Osaka and Fukuoka from Saturday, the West Japan Railway firm said, hoping that one of the country’s most famous exports will boost tourism. Passengers will be in left in no doubt what train they are…
PALGHAR, India/TOKYO: India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects. Modi’s office is now monitoring the project week-to-week, as Indian officials seek to reassure Tokyo that the hurdles can be overcome through intense negotiations with sapota and mango growers in the western state of Maharashtra. Protests, backed by…
Japan bullet train driver under fire for putting feet up while driving
TOKYO: Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for the operator told AFP.