Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

  • FIR filed against Congress' Bengal chief in murder case 10-04-2014 07:23 PM

    A first information report (FIR) has been filed against West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress supporter in the state's Murshidabad district, police said on Thursday. "The FIR was filed late Wednesday night in connection with the murder of Badal Sheikh....
  • Trinamool used railway ministry to mislead people: Congress 04-03-2014 07:36 PM

    Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday accused the Trinamool Congress of using the railways portfolio to announce projects without proper sanctioned funds with a aim to mislead the people of West Bengal. Chowdhury, also the state Congress president, said Mamata Banerjee during her tenure as the...
  • 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi reshuffles party leadership in states ahead of LS polls 10-02-2014 01:19 PM

    As a part of the preparations for Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has reshuffled party leadership in several states. Gandhi has approved the appointment of new Congress party chiefs in three states, namely Haryana, Kerala and West Bengal. VM Sudheeran has been appointed as the new Kerala Pradesh...
  • Hike in freight tariff from October, says MoS Railways 27-08-2013 02:39 PM

    Railways is likely to take a decision on further hike in freight tariff in October when it will review the fuel adjustment component (FAC) in the wake of rising energy cost but passenger fares will not be touched. "Tariff has already been increased. As per the proposal of the budget,...
  • Bihar train tragedy: MoS Railways admits to lack of co-ordination 20-08-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday admitted to lack of co-ordination between the railway authorities and the state administration that led to the death of 28 people in Bihar. twenty eight people dies and 9 others were injured, most of them were pilgrims, when...
  • MoS railways blames Nitish govt for Dhamara Ghat tragedy 20-08-2013 01:53 PM

    The Railways on Tuesday blamed the Bihar government for the train disaster at Dhamara Ghat in Khagaria district and said that actually 28 persons died in the accident, instead of 37 put by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and nine others were injured. "Probably he (Nitish Kumar) mixed up the figures...
  • Manmohan's new team comes under scrutiny 29-10-2012 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: The new Manmohan Singh team, which is expected to pull the UPA out of troubled waters following allegations of massive corruption, ineffective governance and policy paralysis, is already facing tough questions over its credibility. While Salman Khurshid, who has been facing allegations of siphoning off funds for the...
  • Will quit if charges are proven against me: MoS Railways 29-10-2012 01:27 PM

    Kolkata: Controversy has already come calling for one of the three ministers sworn in from West Bengal during the big Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was sworn in as the Minister of State for Railways, has now said that he will resign if criminal charges are proven...