Dinesh Trivedi

  • Trinamool used railway ministry to mislead people: Congress 04-03-2014 07:36 PM

    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...
  • RTI Amendment Bill is unethical and immoral: Dinesh Trivedi 05-09-2013 07:30 PM

    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 19-08-2013 11:49 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Bihar train horror: Could the accident have been avoided? 19-08-2013 10:12 PM

    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 04-07-2013 04:59 PM

    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...
  • Railway bribery case: Accused remanded in custody 20-05-2013 05:39 PM

    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 18-05-2013 06:10 PM

    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 09-05-2013 03:38 PM

    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...
  • One more arrested in Railway Board bribery case 05-05-2013 01:40 AM

    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 04-05-2013 07:59 PM

    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 04-05-2013 05:36 PM

    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 04-05-2013 04:25 PM

    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 04-05-2013 09:59 AM

    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 04-05-2013 09:14 AM

    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 20-04-2013 10:34 PM

    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 13-04-2013 09:35 AM

    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 05-04-2013 08:34 AM

    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....
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister 29-10-2012 01:35 PM

    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...
  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • Comment: when ministerial whim passes off as policy

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Mukul Roy, the new railway minister, is a very quick learner. Within a day of taking over, he has decided that the Railways do not...

  • FTN: New Railway Minister sworn in: will Railways go the Air India way?

    Mukul Roy sworn in as the new Railway Minister after a row over the Railway Budget presented by Dinesh Trivedi. What lies ahead for the...
  • Railways suspends official as MPs don't get berth 08-12-2011 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Railways have suspended a senior railway officer of Danapur division under East Central Railway after some MPs from Bihar could not get AC first class coupe in Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express on Tuesday. Senior divisional operating manager (DOM) Adhar Raj was suspended "for dereliction of duty" after Railway Minister...
  • MPs denied first class AC seats, create ruckus 07-12-2011 06:14 PM

    Chandauli(UP)/Delhi: Upset over not getting seats in AC first class coach, over 20 MPs from Bihar, who travelled to capital on Patna Rajdhani, lodged a protest with the Railway Minister, who on Wednesday ordered "strong action" against concerned official. The MPs had to travel in AC second class from Patna...
  • Three train mishaps in 24 hours, over 20 injured 23-11-2011 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: The country has seen three train accidents in less than 24 hours in which atleast seven people have been killed and over 22 others injured. While the first tragedy took place on Tuesday in which seven people were killed in a fire on the Howrah-Dehradun Express in Jharkhand,...
  • Sabotage not ruled out in Howrah-Doon Exp fire 22-11-2011 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said nothing can be ruled out including the 'involvement of miscreants' in the train fire mishap in Howrah-Dehradun Express. "Let us wait for the inquiry report. Involvement of miscreants cannot be ruled out at this stage. But I am not speculating anything....
  • We're not threatening anyone: Trinamool Congress 08-11-2011 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Trinamool Congress MPs' meet with the Prime Minister on the petrol price rise issue, the party has said that they are not threatening the Centre or anyone. Railway Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said, "No government in the world works on threats. Democracies don't...
  • Kishanganj: students end 15-hour rail blockade 13-10-2011 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: After 15 hours of blockade, students from Aligarh Muslim University finally ended their agitation. The students, who were demanding land for the Aligarh Muslim University proposed study centre, called off their protest late on Wednesday night. Islampur MLA Abdul Karim Chaudhry told PTI that the standoff ended after...