KALKA MAIL

  • Three bogies of Kalka Mail derailed, no one injured October 28, 2011

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: Three coaches of HowrahDelhi Kalka Mail derailed at a railway station in Haryana early this morning but no one was hurt. The derailment took place near Rathdhana station close to Sonipat, about 60 kms from Delhi, at 0543 hours, a Northern Railway official said. The train was moving at...
  • Kalka mail: 8 unidentified bodies cremated July 24, 2011

    Kanpur: Bodies of eight victims of Kalka Mail tragedy, whose identity could not be ascertained, have been cremated after taking their DNA samples, a senior railway official said on Sunday. "Sixtynine people, including two Swedish nationals, were killed in the rail mishap on July 10 at the Fatehpur district of Uttar...
  • PMO seeks railway safety plan amid accidents July 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over increasing number of train accidents, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought a detailed safety plan from the Railways. "A detailed safety plan is being readied to be submitted to the Prime Minister's Office shortly," a source in the Railway Ministry said. ...
  • Will set up Railway Safety Board: Dinesh Trivedi July 19, 2011

    Days after the death of over 60 people in the Kalka Mail accident, the new Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi says he will set up a Railway Security and Safety Board. ...
  • Kalka mail: HC tells Rly Min to file affidavit July 18, 2011

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Monday asked the Railway Ministry to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks in connection with the Kalka Mail derailment that left nearly 70 dead this month in Uttar Pradesh. A Division Bench comprising Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Jayashree Tiwari passed the order on...
  • 'Engine failure behind Kalka Mail tragedy' July 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Railway Ministry sources tell CNNIBN that engine failure could be the cause of the Kalka Mail accident that killed over 60 people on Sunday. The engine of the Kalka Mail stopped suddenly leading to the accident according to the sources. Malfunction of the undergear of the locomotive could also...
  • Kalka Mail victims' relatives heckle Rail Min July 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Immediately after being sworn in as the Union Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi went to meet the victims of the HowrahKalka Mail accident which took place on Sunday. While at the Fatehpur District Hospital Trivedi was heckled by the family members of those injured. The mob also chanted slogans...
  • Kalka Mail: comatose man remains unidentified July 13, 2011

    Kanpur: It has been three days since the HowrahKalka Mail tragedy and still many injured passengers remain unidentified. One such victim is a man, approximately 30yearsold, who was brought to Hallet Hospital in Kanpur in an unconscious state. Soon after he was admitted, he slipped into a coma. "He has suffered...
  • Trivedi offers jobs to families of Kalka victims July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Making rail safety his top priority, Dinesh Trivedi, who took oath as the new Railway Minister on Tuesday, announced a job each to the next of family of the deceased in the Kalka Mail mishap and headed straight for the accident site under party chief Mamata Banerjee's "directive". ...
  • Kalka Mail accident: Rahul meets the injured July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Even as the political blame game continues on Sunday's Kalka Mail accident, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited the Kanpur Civil Hospital on Tuesday. He met the injured undergoing treatment at the hospital. The Prime Minister and the UPA government have come under fire for allegedly neglecting the Railways...
  • IAF deploys 8 aircraft at Kalka accident site July 11, 2011

    Allahabad: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed eight aircraft along with 180 army personnel for rescue and relief operations at the site of the derailment of the Kalka Mail in Uttar Pradesh. According to IAF spokesperson, one IL76 transport plane, two Avros, one Embraer, two MI17s and two Chetak helicopters...
  • Malwan villagers help Kalka Mail victims July 11, 2011

    In crisis it's the courage of those from villages near the Kalka Mail accident site that seems to stand out. ...
  • Kalka derailment: Searching for their loved ones July 11, 2011

    Families have been destroyed as the survivors recount the moments when the disaster struck. ...
  • Indian Railways, an engine without a driver July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after the worst train accident took place in Uttar Pradesh, as the Delhi bound Kalka Mail, killing 67 people and injuring over 200, the Opposition has severely criticised the government and the Prime Minister for neglecting the Railway Ministry. However, the question remains as to who...
  • Kalka deaths leave 2 little girls crying helplessly July 11, 2011

    Malwan, UP: The HowrahDelhiKalka Mail accident at Malwan in Uttar Pradesh is perhaps one of the worst rail accidents in recent times that leaves behind more than 60 people dead and hundreds injured, with the death toll still rising. For those who lost their loved ones life will never be the...
  • Who is to blame for Kalka Mail accident? July 11, 2011

    As death toll mounts in the Kalka Mail accident, angry families demand answers. ...
  • Headless Railways gropes in the dark July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Two accidents within a span of few hours in which at least 66 people have been killed and over 300 injured once again expose the widely held belief that Indian Railways is not on the right track. With no fulltime railway minister since May 2011 and several key...
  • PM asks Mukul Roy to visit Assam train crash site July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked Trinamool leader and Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy to visit the accident site of the GuwahatiPuri Express in Assam. The Prime Minister has pulled up Roy a day after the minister said he was waiting for the Prime Minister's order,...
  • Kalka Mail accident: death toll rises to 67 July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: A special train that was dispatched to carry the injured passengers from the HowrahDelhi Kalka Mail derailment site in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, reached New Delhi on Monday morning, ending the horrific ordeal. Doctors with medical supplies received over 165 passengers on the platform. The Centre has announced...
  • Two train accidents kill 35, injure over 200 July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 35 people were killed and over 200 injured on Sunday when over dozen coaches of two superfast Express trains got derailed in Uttar Pradesh and Assam, raising concerns once again about the patchy safety record of Indian Railways. Thirtyfive have been confirmed dead and over 140 injured...
  • Kalka mishap raises questions on railways safety July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Kalka Express from Kolkata to Delhi derailed on Sunday afternoon near Fatehpur Malwa railway station in Uttar Pradesh killing 35 people and leaving more than 140 inured. Special teams from the Army and National Disaster Relief Force were brought in to rescue trapped passengers. The Kalka Express travelling...
  • Sonia expresses anguish at Kalka accident July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed deep anguish over the death of at least 35 people as the Delhibound Kalka Mail met with an accident near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi urged the authorities to take immediate relief and rescue measures. ...
  • Kalka derailment: Army joins rescue operation July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Joining the rescue operations, Army on Sunday dispatched two columns, one each from Kanpur and Allahabad, with relief assistance troops, medical teams and equipment to the Kalka Mail accident site near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh. At least 35 people were killed and...
  • Kalka accident: Railways announce compensation July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy on Sunday asked the Railway Board to give compensation of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh to families of those killed and injured in the HowrahKalka Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh. "I urged the Railway Board to give compensation of Rs 5...
  • Kalka passengers' family unhappy with Helpline July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The relatives of passengers aboard the Kalka Mail which derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday said they could not obtain information about their loved ones from the helpline set up at the Howrah railway station. "I spoke to my father at 2 pm and he said he was fine. But...
  • Railways to conduct inquiry into Kalka derailment July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Railways will run two special trains for carrying relatives and friends of HowrahKalka Mail accident victims to the site of the mishap near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh. A special train will run from Howrah to Fatepur and another will start from Delhi...
  • Kalka Mail train mishap worst this year July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The train accident in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday when a speeding Delhibound Kalka Mail derailed killing at least 35 people and injuring over 100 was the worst rail mishap this year. Following is the chronology of major train...
  • Relatives anxious for missing Kalka passengers July 10, 2011

    Arrangements have been made for a special train to carry the relatives of the passengers to the accident site. ...
  • Kalka passengers' relatives to travel to Malwa July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The Eastern Railways will run a special train from Howrah to take relatives of passengers of Delhibound Kalka Mail which derailed near Malwa in Uttar Pradesh killing at least 35 people and injuring over 100 in the worst train accident this year. "Arrangements have been made for a special train...
  • PM mourns loss of lives in Kalka derailment July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in a rail accident in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Railway Ministry to deploy all available resources in the area for rescue and relief operations. Singh also spoke to the Minister of State for Railways...