Railway Minister

  • Rail Budget 2014: A mere 14-minute show due to anti-Telangana protests 12-02-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: When Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge stood up in Lok Sabha to deliver his first Budget speech, little did he imagine that it would go down in the history as one of the shortest speeches read out in Parliament. With anti-Telangana MPs shouting slogans in the House, Kharge's...
  • Railway Minister takes steps to prevent fire incidents on trains 21-01-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of two fire mishaps on trains, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday directed audit of each passenger rake and ensuring of best quality fire retardant material as part of preventive measures. Reviewing safety measures of the railways, he asked the General Managers to take all...
  • Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal's Facebook 'likes' shoot up, approaches police 26-12-2013 05:48 PM

    A sudden surge of 'likes' on his Facebook page has astounded former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who has approached the police and sought an inquiry. Suspecting foul play, the Congress MP from Chandigarh on Wednesday lodged a complaint with IG, Police, Chandigarh stating that the number of 'likes' on...
  • Bihar train horror: Could the accident have been avoided? 19-08-2013 10:12 PM

    In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi said if we won't mordenise the Railways, then there will be more frequent accidents. ...
  • Need private sector to help skill youths: Mallikarjun Kharge 09-07-2013 12:24 PM

    Mallikarjun Kharge Age: 70 Designation: Railway minister Career: Elected to the Karnataka State Assembly 10 times since 1972. Elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from Gulbarga Interests: Reading sports books, removing superstition Q. India has set a target of skilling 50 crore young people by 2022. Do you think...
  • WB: Left Front asks Mamata to come clean on graft allegations 24-05-2013 04:26 AM

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations by a senior West Bengal IPS officer about "corrupt practices" when she was the railway minister. "Serious allegations of corruption have been levelled by a senior and respected IPS officer from the state. We don't...
  • Bansal 'threatens' scribe, press club seeks apology 13-05-2013 04:17 AM

    Chandigarh: Disgraced former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday had a brush with the media in Chandigarh, barely hours after returning from New Delhi where he quit from the union cabinet. The city press club has sought an apology from him. Bansal got furious when a media person asked...
  • PM's role must be probed in coal scam report sharing , says CPM leader 11-05-2013 06:14 PM

    CPM leader Nilotpal Basu said both Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar should have been sacked earlier. ...
  • Sibal gets Law Ministry, CP Joshi gets Railways 11-05-2013 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: A mini Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing, according to sources, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sacked Pawan Kumar Bansal as the Railway Minister and Ashwani Kumar as the Law Minister. Telecom MinisterKapil Sibal has got additional charge of Law Ministry while CP Joshi has once again got...
  • Pawan Bansal quits as Railways Minister 10-05-2013 06:08 PM

    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...
  • 'The Chandigarh club': The rise of Pawan Bansal's family empire 10-05-2013 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Questions are being raised about Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's family. In another revelation, a Chartered Accountant with links to companies owned by Pawan Bansal's wife and sons was appointed a director in the Canara Bank when Bansal was MoS Finance. Here is a look at the business...
  • Pawan Bansal: Low profile man in high-profile controversy 04-05-2013 05:20 PM

    Chandigarh: An advocate-turned-politician, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has gradually moved his way up in his political career while maintaining a clean image. However, this will be impacted by a bribery scandal in which his nephew Vijay Singla figures prominently. Bansal, 64 (born July 16, 1948), who is into his...
  • 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...
  • How dictators run the government in a democracy

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    If you think a week is a long time in politics, just forget it. In India, it can take just a few hours for a...

  • FTN: New Railway Minister sworn in: will Railways go the Air India way?

    Mukul Roy sworn in as the new Railway Minister after a row over the Railway Budget presented by Dinesh Trivedi. What lies ahead for the...
  • MPs denied first class AC seats, create ruckus 07-12-2011 06:14 PM

    Chandauli(UP)/Delhi: Upset over not getting seats in AC first class coach, over 20 MPs from Bihar, who travelled to capital on Patna Rajdhani, lodged a protest with the Railway Minister, who on Wednesday ordered "strong action" against concerned official. The MPs had to travel in AC second class from Patna...
  • Won't burden common man, says Railway Minister 16-09-2011 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst talk of possible passenger fare hike, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Friday said that nothing will be done to "increase the burden" on common man. "The easiest way is to raise fares. But that is not the idea," Trivedi said. He claimed that even railway unions are...
  • Rail mishap: Initial probe points to over-speeding 14-09-2011 11:22 AM

    Chennai: Preliminary investigation into the train accident at Sitheri has found that it took place due to over-speeding of the EMU train which rammed into a stationary train, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said. However, a comprehensive probe would be launched to ascertain if the accident occurred due to...
  • Train mishap near Chennai, 10 dead, 72 injured 14-09-2011 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: In the third major rail mishap in a span of two months, 10 persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger train rammed into a stationary train near Arakkonam, derailing five coaches on Tuesday night. Rescue operations are over and work is on to restore the...
  • Trivedi removes RailTel MD for 'non-performance' 04-08-2011 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has removed SK Vasishtha as the Managing Director of RailTel, a subsidiary of the Ministry, on the charge of "non-performance". "SK Vasishta, has been removed from the MD post and Project Director Rajiv Sinha, who is the senior most in the...
  • No room for Railway Minister in Parliament 03-08-2011 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: No room has been allotted to newly appointed Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi in the Parliament House and the room meant for the Railways Minister has been given to Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambica Soni instead. Upset over the fact that his room has been given to Ambica Soni...
  • Contractor posing as Railway Minister arrested 30-07-2011 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: A railway contractor who used to call up Inspector General of Railway Police Force's (RPF) office, claiming to be railway minister Dinesh Trivedi has been arrested by Crime Branch of Delhi police. "The accused identified as Raja Babu Ojha wanted to get an inspector of RPF transferred to...
  • New Rail Mininster Trivedi swears by Mamata 13-07-2011 10:15 AM

    After being sworn in as the new Railways Minister, Dinesh Trivedi made not one but 14 references to his party chief Mamata Banerjee while addressing the media. ...
  • Kalka Mail victims' relatives heckle Rail Min 13-07-2011 09:01 AM

    New Delhi: Immediately after being sworn in as the Union Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi went to meet the victims of the Howrah-Kalka Mail accident which took place on Sunday. While at the Fatehpur District Hospital Trivedi was heckled by the family members of those injured. The mob also chanted slogans...
  • Is Mamata still controlling the Railways? 13-07-2011 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Dinesh Trivedi left for Kanpur immediately after being sworn in as the new Railway Minister to meet the victims of the Howrah-Kalka Mail tragedy which happened on Sunday. He said that the Railways would provide employment to the next of kin of the victims of the rail accident....
  • Trivedi offers jobs to families of Kalka victims 12-07-2011 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Making rail safety his top priority, Dinesh Trivedi, who took oath as the new Railway Minister on Tuesday, announced a job each to the next of family of the deceased in the Kalka Mail mishap and headed straight for the accident site under party chief Mamata Banerjee's "directive"....
  • Train safety will be top priority: Trivedi 12-07-2011 03:11 PM

    Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dinesh Trivedi, who has been appointed as the new Railway Minister on Tuesday, spoke with Rajdeep Sardesai in an exclusive interview. Rajdeep Sardesai: Many congratulation, Mr Trivedi, you are the country's new Railway Minister. And your appointment just comes two days after these horrific rail accidents....