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  • 10 tips you need to follow if you are hitting the gym for the first time 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Bihar: 15 men loot four compartments of Tata-Chhapra Express in Jamui January 5, 2015

    Jamui: Four sleeper compartments of the Tata-Chhapra Express in Bihar's Jamui district was robbed by fifteen armed men around Sunday midnight. The robbers took away cash, jewellery and other valuables from the passengers. Passengers alleged that the guards on duty inside the train chose to hide instead of apprehending the...
  • 22 arrested for Mumbai train mayhem January 3, 2015

    Thane: Police have arrested 22 people for violence and arson during an agitation that caused a major disruption of suburban train services on Central Railway on Friday and left lakhs of commuters stranded at multiple places. Mumbai came to a halt for over six hours when angry commuters staged a protest...
  • 24 passengers fall ill after consuming railway food, protest at Mughalsarai station January 3, 2015

    Mughalsarai: Twenty four passengers travelling on the Purvanchal Express from New Delhi to Howrah has fallen ill after they ate food from the railways pantry. The condition of five passengers is believed to be critical. Irritated passengers got off the train in Mughal Sarai station in Uttar Pradesh to protest....
  • Mumbai: Delay in local trains led to massive disruption by angry passengers January 2, 2015

    Hours after massive disruption in the Central Railway line, local train services have resumed in Mumbai. The chaos started when a suburban train was stuck on the tracks between Dombivili and Diva for half an hour which led to agitated passengers coming out of the train and protesting on the...
  • Dense fog in Delhi delays 89 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Dense fog enveloped Delhi on Tuesday, delaying as many as 89 trains. Six trains were cancelled, officials said. The Met Office said the visibility slumped to below 50 meters in the morning. According to the Northern Railway, 79 trains were running late due to fog, while 10 trains were rescheduled...
  • Deep freeze in North India, fog affects 80 flights, 53 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: North India continues to grapple with the cold wave with the entire region blanketed under dense fog. Temperatures in many places in Jammu and Kashmir went below the freezing point, while cities like Amritsar and Karnal in the plains proved colder than hilly Shimla. Road traffic, flights and train...
  • Maharashtra CM travels by Mumbai's lifeline; interacts with commuters December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday travelled by a suburban train and interacted with commuters. He boarded the 6:29 PM Kalyan fast local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after attending a function at Colaba in South Mumbai. Officials travelling with Fadnavis said he decided to take the common Mumbaikar's mode...
  • Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train December 28, 2014

    A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck. "I don't think we had time to get nervous or get scared," Sergeant Daniel Caban said...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees, fog hits 60 trains December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi shivered at 2.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the season's coldest day, as thick fog brought visibility to less than 50 meters seriously affecting train and road traffic. The temperature was five notches below the normal average. But the Met office forecast a clear day ahead. "There was dense fog...
  • Bihar: Ajmer-Sealdah Express train runs over 5 men in Rohtas December 27, 2014

    Bihar: Five persons died after being run over by Ajmer-Sealdah Express train in Bihar's Sasaram district on Saturday. The incident took place near Kamahu railway station, where 4 railway contractors and one engineer lost their lives while doing repairing work on the railway tracks. Police has rushed to the spot. ...
  • Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 37 trains delayed December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a chilly Saturday with the accompanying dense fog leading to the delay of over 37 trains. The minimum temperature was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The met department, however, forecast a clear day ahead. Visibility at 8.30 am was 700 metres. An...
  • Modi launches new teachers' training new scheme, aims to to export top-class faculty across the world December 25, 2014

    Varanasi: Aiming to to export top-class teachers across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday mooted introducing a five-year training course after schooling for those aspiring to pursue a career in teaching. The Prime Minister said, "India has a tremendous responsibility towards the world in the 21st century, which...
  • Dense fog delays 115 trains in Delhi December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Dense fog cover over the national capital delayed 115 trains Thursday, an official said. An official of the Northern Railway said the arrival of 91 trains to the city was delayed, while 24 trains leaving the capital city were rescheduled due to dense fog. The Met Office said the visibility...
  • Suresh Prabhu seeks new ideas to take Railways ahead December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Accepting challenges before the national transporter, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday sought innovative ideas and futuristic vision to make Railways turnaround. "There are challenges. Railways should rise to the occasion. People have expectations from us," Prabhu said at a function at the renovated National Rail Museum...
  • Foggy Sunday in Delhi, 48 trains delayed December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It was chilly and foggy morning in Delhi on Sunday. Poor visibility led to 48 trains being delayed. The Meteorological Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with thick fog. The minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. "Trains such as North-east Express, Taj Express...
  • Bengaluru techies demand local trains to overcome traffic woes December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Techies in Bengaluru have launched a campaign demanding commuter rails in order to save time and also for a safer and faster mode of transport. At present, Bengaluru's metro covers barely 20 km and techies say it simply is not sufficient. With Bengaluru commuters getting stranded in the city's nightmarish...
  • New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah, no injury December 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Twelve coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express on Sunday derailed soon after departing from Howrah station. However, no one was injured, a railway official said. "The train had just started to pick up speed when it derailed (at Liluah). A major tragedy was averted because of the slow speed,"...
  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported December 12, 2014

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • World's longest train journey concludes in Madrid December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Madrid was the final destination on Tuesday for a train which has set the record for the longest train journey in history; 13,052 kms between the Chinese city of Yiwu and the Spanish capital. The train which arrived in Madrid at 11 am, departed from Yiwu on November 18 with...
  • UP: 5 dead, 25 injured after school bus collides with a train in Mau December 4, 2014

    Mau: Five school children were killed and 25 were injured when their school bus collided with a train in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district on Thursday. The incident took place at around 8 AM when the van carrying school children was hit by Tamsa passenger train going to Varanasi from Azamgarh at...
  • Maneka Gandhi pitches for 33 pc women police force at all stations December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday pitched for 33 per cent of police force at every station to be women, saying it would help in sensitising the personnel to handle gender crimes. Addressing a conference on 'Gender Violence and Access to Justice: Assessment, Analysis and Policy', the Women &...
  • Chris Hemsworth to shoot 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London November 29, 2014

    London: Actor Chris Hemsworth will join fellow co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hiddleston here in January to film new scenes for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Hemsworth (who plays Thor), Downey Jr (Iron Man), Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner...