Railways

  • Security tightened at railway stations following threats of terror attack 19-04-2014 07:39 AM

    Security has been beefed up at seven railway stations, including Jaipur and Ajmer, after a letterpurportedly by a terror outfit threatened to carry out an explosion on April 21, three days before second phase of Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in Rajasthan. North West Railways (NWR) have...
  • Moving work by Colin Firth anchors 'Railway Man' 10-04-2014 11:09 AM

    There are, of course, different ways to make war movies. Some are sweeping, some more intimate. Some are visceral and raw, and some take a more understated approach. There are moments that "The Railway Man," starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, feels like a period...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case 07-04-2014 05:56 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed...
  • 'Alert' railway staff helps avert major mishap on Ahmedabad-bound Rajdhani train 07-04-2014 08:08 AM

    An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach. A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the...
  • Smoke noticed from New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, major mishap averted 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

    An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach. A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the...
  • Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches 31-03-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said. Decision to remove curtains was taken on recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety...
  • Indian wins $272,000 payout in Dubai 31-03-2014 11:04 PM

    A court in Dubai has awarded one million dirhams (or $272,257) to an Indian expatriate as compensation after a car accident left him paralysed, a daily reported on Monday. Identified as A.K., the man was travelling in a car from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 2012 when he met with...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes 28-03-2014 09:21 PM

    Tired of nearly three-hour train journey to Agra? Now you can look forward to reaching the city of the Taj Mahal in just 90 minutes as the railways is set to increase the speed of the Shatabdi Express. Train journey between Delhi and Agra will be cut short to 90...
  • Police stop Sarnath Express, conduct search for Maoists 22-03-2014 11:20 PM

    Police on Saturday conducted an intensive search in the Sarnath Express on a tip off that some suspected armed criminals, who might be Maoists, were travelling in the train, an official said here. Chetganj area Circle Officer Rakesh Kumar Singh said a tip off was received from an informer that...
  • Over 6,000 RPF personnel, 1,000 coaches ready for LS elections 19-03-2014 01:15 PM

    Gearing up for Lok Sabha polls, the Railways has kept 75 companies of RPF ready for deployment in various parts of the country during the election time. One RPF company consists of about 90 personnel. Railway has also provided about 1,000 coaches for the movement of polling staff and security...
  • Police recover three unidentified bodies lying on railway tracks 18-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Three bodies were recovered on Tuesday from railway tracks near Kamarpur halt in Buxar district of Bihar, the police said. Acting on information by local people, the police recovered the bodies of three unidentified men lying near the railway line, the police said. A probe was on to find out...
  • PK Bansal hits out at detractors, says he has nothing to hide 16-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Chandigarh: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday hit out at his detractors, who questioned his renomination from Chandigarh over the cash-for-post scam issue, claiming he was a victim of a conspiracy and had suffered despite there being no evidence against him. "It was a conspiracy against me, a...
  • Karnataka completes hat-trick, wins Vijay Hazare Trophy 16-03-2014 04:52 PM

    Kolkata: Karnataka completed a historic treble at domestic level by emerging champions in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a four-wicket win over Railways in yet another low-scoring affair at Eden Gardens here on Sunday. Chasing 158, the Ranji and Irani Trophy champions had a jittery start after they lost five...
  • Karnataka eye hat-trick of titles in Vijay Hazare final 15-03-2014 08:01 PM

    Kolkata: Heavyweights Karnataka will aim to continue their dream run and claim an unprecedented hat-trick of titles in the season, when they square off against underdogs Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Karnataka have not looked back after their Ranji triumph as they went...
  • EC to mount a vigil for cash, liquor at railway stations 14-03-2014 11:58 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Friday said a strict vigil will be maintained at railway stations in Bihar to watch movement of cash, liquor, gold and any other undesirable items in the run up to the elections. This is being done with an intention to monitor poll-related expenditure during the...
  • Bansal thanks Congress High Command for reposing faith in him 14-03-2014 12:04 AM

    Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Thursday thanked Congress High Command for renominating him for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Chandigarh and said the charges made against him was part of a conspiracy. He expressed hope that he would emerge victorious from the seat. "People of Chandigarh have...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Commerce Ministry seeks EC approval for railway FDI proposal 13-03-2014 07:08 PM

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has sought approval of the Election Commission of India to move ahead with its proposal to liberalise the overseas investment policy in railways. The Cabinet can take a decision on the matter only after the Election Commission's approval. "As the model of conduct is...
  • Mumbai: Kejriwal blames media for ruckus at Churchgate railway station 13-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has blamed the media for the chaos at Mumbai's Churchgate railway station on Wednesday. ...
  • 4 policemen put behind bars after convict in Revati Singh murder case escapes 13-03-2014 02:08 PM

    Four policemen were arrested and send to jail after a convict, serving life term for the murder of a BJP leader's wife, escaped while being taken from jail to a court in Muzaffarnagar for hearing in a case. The policemen-- sub-inspector Jhandu Mal and constables Deepak Kumar, Ompal Singh and...
  • Railways thrash Punjab to set semi-final clash with Bengal 12-03-2014 08:59 PM

    Kolkata: Unheralded Railways routed a star-studded Punjab team comprising of superstars like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh by a massive 137-run margin to enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Railways will meet hosts Bengal in the semi-final which promises to be an...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-03-2014 10:33 PM

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  • News 360: Naxals strike Chattisgarh again, 16 jawans killed 11-03-2014 08:34 PM

    Twenty security personnel lost their lives in a fierce encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. There were 44 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Chhattisgarh Police in the road opening party when it was attacked by over 200 heavily armed Naxals. ...
  • Mizoram thrash Railways 3-0 to win Santosh Trophy 09-03-2014 09:54 PM

    Siliguri: Mizoram on Sunday blanked Railways 3-0 in a one-sided final of the 68th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy. Zico Zoremsanga scored on either side of half-time and a second half injury time strike from F Lalrinpuia helped the north eastern state to romp home in style. Railways...
  • 6 persons returning from Pakistan to Muzaffarnagar arrested; 11 pistols seized 07-03-2014 08:44 AM

    Six persons including two women were arrested and eleven pistols seized from their possession on their return from Pakistan on the Samjhauta Express at the Attari Railway station in Attari on Thursday. During customs checking at the Attari station, eleven pistols were found concealed in the meat cutter machine along...
  • Government to review proposal to allow foreign investment in rail 04-03-2014 05:31 PM

    Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday he hoped the government would soon consider a proposal to allow foreign direct investment in India's railways. The proposal, first aired in January, would seek to unblock infrastructure bottlenecks on the world's fourth-largest railway network, which is state run, that have contributed to...
  • Government to soon take view on FDI policy in railways: Anand Sharma 04-03-2014 05:27 PM

    Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday exuded confidence that the Cabinet will soon take a view on liberalising FDI policy in railways sector. "All the concerned stakeholders including the Railways Ministry are on board. I hope this will happen soon," Sharma told reporters in New Delhi. The Department...
  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched 03-03-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: Now you will no longer have to dial 139 or visit the rail website to check the status of your waitlisted ticket as the railways will now send booking status messages to passengers on mobile phones, if the tickets get confirmed before the journey. "For the last 10...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status 02-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out...
  • 27 dead in knife attack at southwestern China train station 01-03-2014 10:49 PM

    Beijing: China's official Xinhua News Agency says at least 27 people are dead and 109 injured after a group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China. Xinhua did not provide more details about the Saturday evening attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, and the...