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  • Woman uses fake ID to join IAS training at LBSNAA, flees after FIR is filed 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    Mussoorie: In a major security lapse and embarrassment for the government, a woman posing as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationer joined the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie and underwent training for seven months before the truth came out. The woman from Muzaffarnagar in...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways Yesterday

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Is PM's train delay rap the 1st step to accountability? Yesterday

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether...
  • PMO pulls up Railway Ministry over failure in ensuring punctuality of trains Yesterday

    New Delhi: Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Sources say that complaints received by the PMO were...
  • 34 dead, 150 injured as three coaches of Janta Express train derail in Raebareli March 20, 2015

    Raebareli: Thirty four people are feared dead while 150 others have been injured when three coaches of the Janta Express train 1422 derailed in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The incident took place near Bachhrawan in Raebareli. The 150 injured people have been transferred to nearby hospitals. Several relief vans are...
  • Robbery in Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express 1st AC coach, MP Finance Minister looted March 19, 2015

    Kosi Kalan: Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and his wife Sudha Malaiya along with several other passengers were robbed when a gang of robbers entered the First AC compartment of the Delhi bound Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express on Thursday near Kosi Kalan in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Confirming the incident, the...
  • Uma Bharti supporters did not delay any train: officials March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid reports that some supporters of Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti allegedly delayed a train at Jhansi station, the Minister's office on Wednesday rejected any such occurrence saying the train in question was already running late. In a statement, her office slammed these reports as a conspiracy to malign...
  • Blatant misuse of power, Uma Bharti supporters allegedly stop train for her at Jhansi station March 11, 2015

    Jhansi: In a blatant misuse of power, supporters of Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti allegedly stopped a train as she was running late. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The alleged incident occurred on the intervening night of March 8 and March 9 at around...
  • New Bluetooth-based app helps visually impaired commute independently on London underground trains March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: A new technology that allows visually impaired individuals to travel independently on the London underground train network is under testing. The app makes use of Bluetooth technology and is currently being tested by Transport for London. The guiding app uses the Bluetooth beacons to transmit signals which can...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech February 26, 2015

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • How 'crash energy management' train safety-technology can save lives in case of accidents February 26, 2015

    Los Angeles: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit cars designed to blunt the tremendous...
  • Suresh Prabhu to unveil plans for raising resources in his maiden Rail Budget February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will unveil his first Budget on Thursday and a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's Office have been incorporated in the budget, said sources. Prabhu's Budget will focus on attracting investment, modernisation of trains, expansion of Wifi service and transparency in railway systems....
  • Delhi: Train tickets sold in thrice the actual price at railway stations February 25, 2015

    Exposing rampant corruption in railways, tickets can be bought illegally at the last moment for double or triple the fare by bribing ticket collectors and attendants. ...
  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • Less than 100 trains likely to get green signal in Rail Budget February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With Railways reeling under a financial crunch, the number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget is unlikely to be more than 100, much less than what is the normal practice every year. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, who is considered to be pro-reform, is unlikely...
  • Nalanda: 8 killed, 15 injured as Rajgir-Danapur train hits a van at an unmanned crossing February 21, 2015

    Nalanda: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Danapur-Rajgir DMU passenger train in Nalanda. Reportedly, the incident took place on Saturday when Tata magic vehicle was hit by the train at an unmanned rail crossing near Tungi Halt of Deepnagar...
  • Delhi-Lucknow double decker train to be launched soon February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited AC double-decker train between New Delhi and Lucknow will be launched shortly as the clearnce for its operation has been obtained. "We have got the clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) for the double-decker train for Lucknow," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in New Delhi on...
  • No possibility of reduction in train fares: MoS Railways February 19, 2015

    Bareilly (UP): Ahead of presentation of the Railway Budget in Parliament next week, government on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing train fares, saying they were "already low". "It (fare reduction) will not be done. Fares are already low and government is giving subsidy," Minister of State for Railways Manoj...
  • Gujarat High Court starts hearing on appeals in Godhra train carnage case February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday commenced hearing on a set of appeals filed by the convicts in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case, some of whom have been awarded death sentence by the trial court. In 2011, a special court convicted 31 people. Of them, 11 were sentenced to...
  • Rajasthan: Woman delivers in train toilet; baby falls on tracks, survives February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A woman on Monday delivered a baby in the lavatory of a stationary train and to her utter horror the newborn slipped through the toilet bowl to fall on the tracks but miraculously survived. 22-year old Mannu was travelling with her husband and mother from Suratgarh to Hanumangarh in the...
  • Karnataka: 8 dead, over 50 injured as 9 coaches of Bangalore-Ernakulam express train derails February 13, 2015

    Chennai: Eight people have been killed and over 50 have been injured when 9 coaches of an express train bound for Ernakulam in Kerala from Bengaluru derailed near Hosur. The incident took place near Anekal near Mulagondapalli and Chandrapuram in the early hours on Friday. While ambulances from Karnataka and...
  • Now, cash on delivery of train tickets February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: You can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. Initiating this "cash on delivery" (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those...
  • 10 tips you need to follow if you are hitting the gym for the first time January 30, 2015

    London: Heading to gym for the first time may be a little daunting but keeping note of a few things can make the experience easier. From setting yourself a goal to rewarding yourself when you achieve it are some of the factors that can keep you motivated and inspired. Celebrity fitness...
  • IRCTC starts e-catering service on 76 trains January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has started e-catering services for 76 trains across the country, in its bid to provide quality food to passengers. Passengers can order food at www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or call the toll-free number 1800-1034-139 or 0120-4383892-99 to avail the facility, a senior IRCTC official said. Apart from...
  • Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela as local tribals protest January 21, 2015

    Rourkela: Rail services remained completely paralyzed on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela for over 24 hours as local tribals protested on Wednesday. Several trains on the route have been cancelled because of the protests. Disrupted train services have caused a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The tribals are demanding not to...
  • Dense fog engulfs Delhi; road, air traffic disrupted January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed several parts of the national capital on Sunday resulted in the hampering of transport networks. Seven international flights and three domestic flights have been delayed while six domestic flights have been cancelled. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has dropped to zero. Major flight...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...
  • Union opposes FDI in Railways, threatens indefinite strike January 10, 2015

    Nagpur: The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has vehemently opposed the Centre's proposal for FDI in Railways and threatened to go on indefinite strike in June this year. According to NFIR General Secretary M Raghaviah, there is no need for FDI in Railways. "Government's move to slowly hand over the...
  • Delhi: Runway visibility drops to 50 metres, 10 international flights, 41 trains delayed January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Temperatures dipped across north India with several areas blanketed under heavy fog on Thursday morning. With runway visibility dropping to 50 metres at the Delhi airport, 10 international flights have been delayed. 41 trains have also been delayed while one has been rescheduled as heavy fog disrupted transport...