KATRA

  • Clean Up India: 108 toilets built in Badaun but villagers unwilling to use them October 2, 2014

    Badaun: As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO...
  • J&K: Train services to Vaishno Devi base camp resume September 10, 2014

    Jammu: Train services have been resumed to the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine, where the old holy cave has been reopened for 'darhsan'. "Train services to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, have been resumed. All the trains are now running smoothly," Divisional Traffic Manager...
  • J&K: Six trains to Katra cancelled dur to heavy flooding September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Train services to Katra are likely to remain closed till Wednesday noon while rail movement on BanihalBaramulla could remain out of operation till next Sunday due to unprecedented heavy rains and floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The Northern Railway on Sunday cancelled six trains on the Jammu TawiShri Mata...
  • J&K: Train services to Katra cancelled due to flood September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway on Saturday cancelled train services to Katra due to heavy floods and breaches on tracks between Jammu and Katra section. Besides the gushing of flood waters, heavy boulders had fallen on tracks at certain places in the JammuUdhampurMata Vaishno Devi Katra rail section, a senior Northern...
  • Badaun gangrape: Graves of victims under 7 feet of water August 5, 2014

    With the Ganga flowing in spate and the water level likely to increase further, the CBI's plan to exhume the bodies of two Badaun rape and murder victims for a second autopsy may prove difficult to carry out. "The graves are under about seven feet of water and the red flag...
  • Train to Katra stuck in tunnel for nearly 2 hours due to engine failure July 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The newly introduced train to Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning due to an engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The incident took place about five kms before the...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • J&K: Daily DelhiKatra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • Congress welcomes rail link to Katra July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday welcomed the rail link to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but reminded that the project was completed during the UPA regime. The party said the railway track from Udhampur to Katra could not be inaugurated as the elections were going...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of JammuBaramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the UdhampurKatra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the UdhampurKatra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the UdhampurKatra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Live: PM Modi inaugurates the UdhampurKatra rail link July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. ...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel July 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • Train to Vaishno Devi set for launch before Rail Budget June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, Indian Railways has finally got the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) to commission the muchawaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, before the Rail Budget 201415. The 25km long UdhampurKatra rail section in Jammu...
  • Badaun gangrape: Commissioner faces women's ire in Katra village June 4, 2014

    Demanding justice for the Badaun victims, a group of women on Wednesday protested in front of the Bareilly divisional commissioner in Katra Sadatganj village where the two teenaged girls were gangraped and later hanged from a tree, sparking a nationwide outrage. "Commissioner Bareilly K Ravindranayak along with other officers visited the...
  • UP: Raped, murdered girls reveal horrific risks for India's poor June 1, 2014

    Katra Shahadatganj: The nightly trek into the fields behind their homes under the cover of darkness leave the women of Katra Shahadatganj in northern India feeling scared and vulnerable at the best of times. But the abduction, gangrape and lynching of two teenage girls as they went to relieve themselves last...
  • Sulabh International to build toilets in all the houses of Baduan village June 1, 2014

    Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Baduan, where two sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields. "Any woman defecating in the open is vulnerable and the central government must acknowledge the issue. Resources will...
  • UP: Policeman, 3 others arrested for rape of 2 girls found hanging May 29, 2014

    Badaun: In a shameful incident in Uttar Pradesh, two teenage dalit sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a tree in Katra village. Police have arrested four people including a constable, who has been suspended. A case has been registered and an inquiry is underway....
  • Two sisters gangraped, hanged from a tree in Katra village May 28, 2014

    In a gruesome case, two teenage sisters were allegedly gangraped and later hanged from a tree in Katra village in Badaun, police said on Wednesday. The two cousins had gone missing from their house on Tuesday night, following which their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village...
  • PM to inaugurate Udhampur Katra rail link in Jammu today February 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday will inaugurate the 25km long UdhampurKatra rail link in Jammu. Railways will open the 25kmlong link after the Prime Minister flags off the first train from the Katra station. The train service to Katra, is the base camp for pilgrims going to Vaishnodevi...
  • 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. ...
  • 5 pilgrims dead as truck hits van on way to Vaishno Devi February 5, 2013

    Jammu: Five pilgrims died on Tuesday and seven were injured when a truck collided with a van that was on its way to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir. All pilgrims hailed from Patiala, Punjab. Earlier in January, two pilgrims to were killed and about 20 others...
  • Vaishno Devi on high alert after LeT threat November 27, 2012

    Jammu: The hindu shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir is on a high alert after an email that allegedly threatened revenge for the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab. The email has been traced to Bangalore and was allegedly sent by the LashkareToiba to a hotelier in Katra....
  • Kashmir rail link project in a mess? February 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Is the prestigious Kashmir Rail Link project doomed to fail? CNNIBN has accessed official audiorecordings of a key meeting between senior railway officials, which reveal critical construction failures, and a possible cover up, as India's and the Railway's prestige was at stake. During the meeting, former member of...
  • Lalu makes Bihar happy, JK feels neglected February 14, 2009

    Srinagar: It is a dream turned sour for the railway ministry the ambitious project of taking the train to Kashmir, cutting across the Pir Panjal range, seems to be falling apart. The railways had suspended work on the 125km Katra Qazigund link for the last six months, arguing that the...