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  • Maharashtra Sadan incident is ideology of BJP, RSS: Rahul Gandhi 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Amethi: Reacting to the Maharashtra Sadan incident, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the actions by Shiv Sena MPs a reflection of the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In a shocking video a group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs is seen to have...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? Yesterday

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Shiv Sena MP forces caterer to break his Ramzan fast 2 days ago

    Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare was on Wednesday caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Hooliganism by MPs, one force feeds man, other abuses in House 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena...
  • Shiv Sena MP force feeds caterer: Are our politicians drunk on power? 2 days ago

    CNN-IBN gets you reactions from across the country on Shiv Sena MP abusing catering staff and forcing him to consume food during Ramzan fast. ...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav Thackeray says intention was not to hurt 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Reacting to a Maharashtra Sadan staff forced to eat and break his Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs, the party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that they have no intention to hurt anyone. Uddhav said, "We are Hindutvawadi, but we do not hate others. This is an attempt to suppress the...
  • Caught on camera: Shiv Sena MPs force Muslim staff to eat during Ramzan fast 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A video has now surfaced showing Shiv Sena Thane MP Rajan Vichare forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. CNN-IBN has accessed footage which shows Vichare force feeding the staffer. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena MPs abused the employee...
  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC March 13, 2014

    The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking. This is the second major probe by the fair trade watchdog against a central government enterprise, after Coal India. The...
  • IRCTC's e-wallet scheme for hassle-free ticket booking November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has launched e-wallet, a user-friendly scheme aimed at making purchase of e-tickets easier. The e-wallet is a rolling deposit scheme wherein the customers will have an account with the IRCTC and deposit money to be used in future for booking e-tickets from its...
  • IRCTC to soon be able to book 7,200 tickets per minute September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Tearing your hair out while trying to book e-tickets on IRCTC's website might soon be a thing of the past. The Minister of State for Railways, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy has confirmed yet again that the website will soon allow the booking of 7,200 tickers per minute sometime...
  • Airtel ties up with IRCTC for railway bookings August 14, 2013

    Chandigarh: Bharti Airtel has tied up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer railway bookings through Airtel Money in Upper North comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. "Our integration with IRCTC for reserved ticketing is a step to empower our customers specifically beyond the...
  • Airtel ties up with IRCTC for railway bookings August 13, 2013

    Bharti Airtel has tied up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer railway bookings through airtel Money in Upper North comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu ~~amp;amp; Kashmir. "Our integration with IRCTC for reserved ticketing is a step to empower our customers specifically beyond the urban footprint...
  • Record booking of e-tickets on IRCTC website August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The e-ticketing website of the IRCTC booked more than five lakh tickets on August 12, the highest-ever tickets booked in a single day. "There has been a record booking of 5.04 lakh e-tickets yesterday," said a senior IRCTC official. IRCTC, a subsidiary of railways, has invested about Rs...
  • Here is how you can book a rail ticket through SMS June 29, 2013

    IRCTC's ambitious SMS-based ticketing system is a reality now. Railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge launched this new system yesterday and said that the service aims to "empower the common man who does not have access to internet and cannot afford to buy smartphones." The SMS-based ticketing system, a pilot project by IRCTC,...
  • Send an SMS to book a train ticket; IRCTC to launch service in July June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Come July and you can book your train ticket by sending an SMS. Keeping an eye on the growing mobile phone market in India, IRCTC will launch SMS-based ticketing from July 1 and a dedicated number will be announced soon for this. Describing the step as environment-friendly as no...
  • IRCTC website to book 7,200 tickets per minute May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With the aim of bridging the gap between demand and supply in e-ticketing category, IRCTC on Monday spelt out its grand plan to book 7200 e-tickets per minute in the current fiscal. Currently, the ticketing site of the IRCTC is able to handle about 1.2 lakh concurrent connections on...
  • New advance rail ticket booking period from Wednesday April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The advance booking period for train tickets will be reduced from existing four months to two months from Wednesday as part of the Railways' efforts to prevent touts to corner bulk tickets. "The reduction of advance reservation period to 60 days will be a deterrent for touts who...
  • Advance booking period for train tickets reduced to 60 days April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways has reduced advance booking period from four months to two months from May 1 as part of its efforts to prevent touts from cornering bulk of tickets. The advance reservation period (ARP) for booking reserved train tickets will be reduced from existing 120 days to 60 days...
  • Bugs in food: Railways admits lapses in catering April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about the pathetic condition of catering services in Indian Railways, CNN-IBN has accessed a railways report that exposes how food is prepared in filthy conditions. The report says that the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. This stands...
  • Railways to launch 24x7 security helpline for passengers April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: With a view to strengthen safety of passengers and check crimes against women in trains and stations, Railways will soon launch a 24x7 helpline which will be tracked on real-time basis across the country. The proposed pan India toll-free helpline, first-of-its-kind in Railways, is going to be launched...
  • IRCTC fined Rs 10 lakh for selling soft drinks above MRP February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been slapped with a fine of Rs 10 lakh by a consumer forum here for selling soft drinks above the maximum retail price (MRP) to two customers. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum imposed "punitive compensation" of Rs...
  • Rail Budget: 67 express trains, 26 passenger trains introduced February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains are being introduced this year, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced on Tuesday. Presenting the 2013-14 Railway Budget, Bansal also said that five Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs) are being introduced this year besides eight DEMUs. ...
  • Rail Budget practical, implementable: Chidambaram February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming the Railway Budget for 2012-13 as "practical and implementable", Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that his cabinet colleague Pawan Kumar Bansal has presented the finances of the railways in a very candid manner. "The Railway Minister has presented a very responsible, practical and implementable budget,"...
  • Rail Budget: No hike in passenger fares, but travel will be costlier February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal did not hike passenger fares but he announced a marginal increase in freight charges, supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge. The hike supplementary charge, superfast charge, reservation charge, cancellation charge and Tatkal charge means that even...
  • Full text: Pawan Bansal's Railway Budget 2013-14 speech February 27, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal diagnosed the problems correctly but failed to come up with solutions and stuck to a script which has been the hallmark of the last several railway budgets. Below is the full text of his speech: Madam Speaker, I rise to present before this august House the Revised Estimates for...
  • Highlights of Railway Budget 2013-2014 February 27, 2013

    Rail Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday presented his maiden Rail Budget. There has been no hike in passenger fares, but marginal hike in freight charges, reservation fee, cancellation fee, tatkal charges and supplementary charges. Following are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-2014: Thrust 1. Safety; 2. Consolidation; 3. Passenger Amenities;...
  • Watch: Pawan Kumar Bansal turns poet in Parliament while presenting Rail Budget February 26, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented what is the first Railway Budget by a Congress minister in 17 years on Tuesday. Claiming that the losses of the Railways were mounting, Bansal said that the gigantic network must be financially sustainable for the benefit of the passengers. ...