Railway Board

  • No FDI in train operations: Railway Board Chairman July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Scouting for resources to meet its fund crunch, Railways is open to the idea of even 100 per cent FDI in its infrastructure development but would keep train operations out of its ambit. "We have given our suggestion to the Cabinet and they have to take a call on...
  • Government decides to separate 'overlapping' roles of Railway Board July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move aimed at improving efficiency of the Railways, the government on Tuesday announced the decision to separate the "unwieldy" Railway Board's functions of policy formulation and implementation. Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday while presenting the Railway Budget 201415 in the Lok Sabha said that this...
  • Bihar: Goods train gets derailed at Motihari, Railway board suspects sabotage by Naxals June 25, 2014

    Motihari: A goods train has been derailed at Motihari in Bihar. The incident took place just 60 kilometers away from Chapra where 12 coaches of a train got derailed resulting in the death of four people and injuring eight others. The Railways is suspecting foul play behind the derailment...
  • Mumbai Metro finally set to roll; gets Railway Board's permission June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The muchawaited VersovaAndheriGhatkopar phase of the Mumbai metro rail has cleared the last hurdle, with the Railway Board giving the permission to start commercial operations to the operator, Anil Ambaniled Mumbai Metro One. The 11.4km metro operations are likely to start in the next one week, as the company had...
  • Radia tapes not restricted to 2G spectrum alone, says SC October 4, 2013

    Scrutiny of the tapped conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with influential people has revealed that they were not restricted to 2G spectrum alone and "throw light on different" spheres including, recruitment of members in Railway Board, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The apex court, which perused the confidential...
  • People were on the tracks when Rajya Rani Express came: Railway Board August 19, 2013

    Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said the Rajya Rani Express train was running as per its scheduled route and some people were walking on the tracks at the time of the accident. "It's a threetrack station. Two trains were already standing at the station and the crowd was moving on...
  • Umashankar Gupta writes to Railway Board seeking better rail facilities August 5, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta has written a letter to Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar asking to provide proper railway facilities to people of Bhopal. In view of problems of citizens, the Home Minister has urged the railway board, in a letter issued on Sunday, to introduce a weekly train...
  • Railway bribery: Prime accused judicial custody ends today July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla's judicial custody ends on Friday. Suspended Railway Board Member Mahesh Kumar, Singla and eight others were charged in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case. The CBI in its chargesheet filed against 10 accused, has alleged Singla had demanded...
  • Railway bribery case: Court reserves order on Singla's bail plea July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to one of the alleged middlemen in the Rs 10 crore Railway bribery case while reserving its order on the bail plea of Vijay Singla, nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal. Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma granted bail to...
  • No evidence against Bansal in Railway Board bribery case: CBI July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal was given a clean chit in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which on Thursday said that there was no evidence to prove that the former Railways Minister was involved in any illegal deal. The investigative...
  • Railway Board bribery: CBI names Bansal as prosecution witness July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In a breather for former railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, the Central Bureau of Investigation has named him prosecution witness in the Railway Board bribery case. This means he will not be named as an accused in the case. Earlier in the day, a Delhi court on Thursday...
  • Process to form Rail Tariff Authority gathers pace June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to delink its financial health from politics, Railways has expedited the process for setting up a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) and sought the views of other ministries before submitting the proposal to the Cabinet for approval. According to sources, Railways has finalised the contour of the RTA and...
  • Railway bribery: CBI probing role of Bansal's secretary June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost two months after the Railway Board bribery scandal came to the limelight, more details have emerged about the alleged involvement of former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's secretary Rahul Bhandari. CNNIBN has accessed the latest CBI inquiry report in the case. CBI sources told CNNIBN that its...
  • Railway bribery: CBI examines Bansal's role in other appointments June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Sources in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said that former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was being examined about his role in various postings and appointments apart from that of suspended Railway Board official Mahesh Kumar. The sources said the questioning was going on at...
  • Railway bribery: CBI to question Bansal, say sources June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will be summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning in the Railways bribery case, probe agency sources told CNNIBN on Monday. Sources further revealed that Bansal, who resigned following the scandal, will be questioned on inhouse postings in the Railway...
  • Railway bribery: BJP protests against CBI DIG May 20, 2013

    Chandigarh: A group of BJP activists on Monday held a demonstration outside the Central Bureau of Investigation office in Chandigarh protesting against alleged involvement of CBI DIG Mahesh Agarwal in deliberately delaying the raid at Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla's residence. Balbir Singh, a CBI inspector had filed a complaint...
  • CBI scanning property docs of Railway Board member May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI is analysing property documents of arrested Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar, who is facing allegations of paying bribe to nephew of then Railway Minister PK Bansal to get posting of choice, to find out if he has amassed wealth beyond known sources of income. Sources said the...
  • RPF Association asked to vacate illegallyoccupied properties May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Railway Board chairman on Wednesday asked the RPF association to vacate Railway properties with immediate effect. The RPF Association has been illegally occupying four properties including one in Delhi. CNNIBN had reported that the CBI was looking at the role and clout of the RPF Association in Railway...
  • Railway scam: CBI aiming to file chargesheet by July 3, say sources May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is aiming to file its chargesheet in the Railway scam on July 3, sources said on Tuesday. The taped conversations between accused in the scam have been sent for forensic tests and the reports are expected soon, sources said. The CBI sources also...
  • CBI may initiate inquiry in RPF appointments May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. Sources said files related to appointments of senior officers in Railway Protection Force have been sought by CBI in this...
  • Cashforjobs scam: CBI to probe former Railway Board chief's role May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI probe on the railway recruitment scam, that toppled Pawan Bansal as the Railways Minister, has widened to reach the doorstep of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sources say that the CBI will now probe the role of former Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahai. Sources said that...
  • Cashforjobs scam: Railways hand over transfer files to CBI May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways handed over files on transfers within the ministry spanning last four years to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday. The CBI had sought files from the Railways on transfers from tenures of Mamata Banerjee to Pawan Kumar Bansal. CBI had sought the details to understand how...
  • After railway bribery scam, more troubles await Pawan Bansal May 11, 2013

    More troubles await former railway minister PK Bansal. It's not just the cashforjobs scam probe that could be a big headache for him, but illegal land dealings and his links with an association that the MHA had recommended a ban against could also a problem him in the near future. ...
  • Pawan Bansal sacked: Is it too little, too late? May 10, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday evening resigned as Railway Minister following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides. Sources say that Bansal was forced to resign after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to force the Railway Minister to put in...
  • Action against Pawan Bansal too little too late: Venkaiah Naidu May 10, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday resigned as Railway Minister. ...
  • Ashwani Kumar cannot be saved: Kiran Bedi May 10, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal resigned as Railway Minister on Friday. ...
  • BJP calls for CBI probe into firms owned by Bansal's relatives May 10, 2013

    Chandigarh: Stepping up the heat on Pawan Kumar Bansal who resigned as Railway Minister on Friday following his nephew's arrest in a graft case, BJP on Friday called for a CBI probe into three firms floated by his relatives which had allegedly profited under "shelter" provided by him. "The turnover of...
  • Pawan Bansal case a very shameful incident: Ravi Shankar Prasad May 10, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who is facing allegations of being involved in the cash for posts scam in the Indian Railways, resigned on Friday. Reacting to the development, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the resignation came too late and said Law Minister Ashwani Kumar should also resign. ...
  • Coal scam: CBI shortlists 500 phone calls for scrutiny May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has identified for closer scrutiny 500 phone calls from out of the 1,000 intercepted calls mainly among the four arrested accused in the alleged Rs 10 crore Railway bribery scandal. As the scandal led to the resignation of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar...
  • Bansal resigns, will Ashwani follow the suit? May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday evening resigned as Railway Minister following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides. Sources say that Bansal resigned after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to force the Railway Minister to put in his papers. The...