Dinesh Trivedi

  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi July 8, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Trinamool used railway ministry to mislead people: Congress March 4, 2014

    Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday accused the Trinamool Congress of using the railways portfolio to announce projects without proper sanctioned funds with a aim to mislead the people of West Bengal. Chowdhury, also the state Congress president, said Mamata Banerjee during her tenure as the railways...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi September 5, 2013

    Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday called the RTI Amendment Bill unethical and immoral. The Bill is aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 20, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Bihar train horror: Could the accident have been avoided? August 19, 2013

    In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi said if we won't mordenise the Railways, then there will be more frequent accidents. ...
  • Congress urges Oppn not to politicise Food Security Bill issue July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Urging political parties not to politicise the Food Security Bill issue, Minister of State Home RPN Singh said the Opposition should also support the bill as it will help the poor people in India and grains which are rotting will be utilised. Meanwhile, backing the Food Security ordinance which...
  • Railway bribery case: Accused remanded in custody May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday allowed CBI to interrogate for two days Sushil Daga, one of the accused in the Rs 10-crore railway bribery case in which the then Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew is among those arrested. Daga, who was arrested on Sunday, was produced before...
  • Railway bribery: Court rejects bail plea of accused May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of an accused in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case in which ex-Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew was among those arrested. Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma rejected the bail plea of Dharmender Kumar after CBI contended...
  • Railway bribery: All accused sent to judicial custody May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Five accused including Railway Minister PK Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla were sent to judicial custody till May 20 by a Delhi court on Thursday. Vijay Singla, Ajay Garg, Manjunath, Sandeep Goyal were produced in CBI court. Meanwhile, the CBI questioned Bansal's Private Secretary in connection with the alleged Rs...
  • One more arrested in Railway Board bribery case May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday arrested one more accused in the Railway bribery scandal involving nephew of Railway Minister PK Bansal and a Board member, taking the total number of arrests by the agency to seven. Rahul Yadav, one of the middlemen, named in the FIR, was arrested by...
  • Railway bribery: No decision on Bansal's resignation May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress core group which met on Saturday evening to discuss Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's resignation in connection with a bribery scandal has not made any decision yet. Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla is accused of taking money from Mahesh Kumar to make him member of the Railway...
  • Railway bribery: Bansal's nephew, 3 others sent to 4-day CBI custody May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got a four-day custody of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and three others in connection with a bribery scandal. The investigative agency on Saturday told the court that they need to find out the source of Rs 90...
  • Railway bribery case: PM must step in, says Dinesh Trivedi May 4, 2013

    TMC leader and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi has said that there has to be a lot of transparency while running the Railway Minitry. He said the only job of a Railway Minister is to lay down the policies. In an interview with the CNN-IBN, Trivedi said that PM must...
  • Railway bribery: Bansal must resign on moral grounds, says BJP leader May 4, 2013

    BJP leader Ram Asrey Kushwaha said the PM and Sonia Gandhi should remove corrupt ministers from the government and Bansal must resign on moral grounds. ...
  • Railway Board bribery case: Sad day for railways, says Dinesh Trivedi May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Sources said on Saturday that the government might ask Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to explain his role in the bribery case, in which his nephew Vijay Singla was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday. Bansal, however, has claimed that he had no knowledge...
  • Jet-Etihad deal will spell disaster for Air India: Trivedi April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Warning that the proposed deal between Jet Airways and Gulf carrier Etihad to increase number of flights will lead to a "certain demise" of the national carrier Air India, former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday demanded that a fresh look be taken on it. Seeking "re-examination" of...
  • Blame the rotten system for railways' filthy catering: Dinesh Trivedi April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has said the whole system including Parliament is to be blamed for filthy catering services in the Indian Railways. "If you ask me you have to hold the entire Parliament guilty. This is absolutely pathetic. I must compliment Marya Shakil and CNN-IBN to...
  • Medical seats for sale: Dinesh Trivedi says more than $30 billion involved April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former MoS health minister Dinesh Trivedi has said that every year more than $30 billion is involved in the medical seats' scam. He also claimed that politicians were controlling 100-odd colleges which were putting their PG medical seats on sale. Trivedi was speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai....
  • UPA-II breaks policy paralysis, hikes railway fares February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways hiked passenger fares across the board in all classes on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years. The decision came barely a month before the Budget Session of Parliament. With this the railways is expected to earn an extra revenue of Rs 6,600 crore. The...
  • Govt may bite the bullet with first railway fare hike in 10 yrs January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is likely to announce a hike in railway fares and sources said that the government won't wait for the Budget Session to announce it. This will be the first fare hike by Indian Railways in the last 10 years. Sources said that Planning Commission...
  • Railway pitches for fare hike of 5-10 paise per km December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with mounting deficit of over Rs 20,000 crore in the passenger segment, Railways is keen on raising passenger fares between 5-10 paise per km in the coming months to generate the revenue of about Rs 4,000 crore. The hike could come close on the heels of Railways...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In the first major hint of a change, new Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that a hike in fares was a possibility. "Passenger fares can be hiked if needed. Primary concern is safety," Bansal said at a press conference. Bansal, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, was made the...
  • Trinamool Congress exit revives railways hopes September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Friday expressed hope that it would now be able to attend to the ailing railway ministry, freed of the Trinamool Congress' hold with the party quitting the Congress-led UPA. "Railways is a key infrastructure ministry vital for economic development of the country. There is a need...
  • Dinesh Trivedi won't meet President with TMC team September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi raised several eyebrows on Friday when he said that he will not be a part of the party delegation that will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the evening to hand over their letters of withdrawal of support from the UPA government. "I will not...
  • India set to get its third Railway Minister in 1 year September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: With Mamata Banerjee's men leaving the Manmohan Singh team on Friday, six key positions will fall vacant. The most important among these is the Cabinet rank of Railway Minister. Sources say the Congress is likely to keep Railway after Mukul Roy quits. This means the Railway will soon...
  • Trinamool's Trivedi compares himself to Tharoor August 12, 2012

    Kolkata: In a jibe at party leader Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi on Saturday equated himself with ousted minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor, saying that in spite of working well, both of them were removed without any concrete reasons. "You know both...
  • Railways in a mess, buck stops with PM: Dinesh Trivedi July 30, 2012

    A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning, killing 32 and injuring 25. ...
  • Political parties have become feudal: TMC MP June 28, 2012

    Washington: Removed unceremoniously as Railway Minister at the behest of Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, party MP Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday said that most of the political parties in India, particularly the regional ones, have become "feudal" where decisions are taken at the whims and fancies of their leaders. "Sycophancy or 'chamchagiri'...
  • Mamata must go by UPA's choice: Dinesh Trivedi June 15, 2012

    Dinesh Trivedi, the Trinamool Congress MP who was forced to quit Railway Ministry by Mamata Banerjee, now blames her for crossing coalition limits and not going by the UPA's choice of the Presidential nominee. ...
  • Mukul Roy to take forward Mamata's 'Vision 2020' April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A month after replacing Dinesh Trivedi as Railway Minister, Mukul Roy on Thursday told Parliament that he would take forward 'Vision 2020' outlined by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to take the railways to high growth and broaden the agenda of inclusive growth. "I salute...