RAILWAY STATION

  • UP Governor summons Akhilesh over stampede February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: 5.55 pm: Taking a serious note of the stampede at Allahabad railway station, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi summoned Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take stock of the situation. The governor, who was attending a meeting in Delhi, rushed back to Lucknow in the afternoon and summoned the Chief...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: Blame game begins February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: Bodies strewn across the platform at Allahabad railway station, the injured crying for help, the biggest 'Shahi Snan' at the Maha Kumbh Mela couldn't have ended in a bigger tragedy. The death toll has risen to 36 and over 30 are said to be injured. However, what triggered the...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: death toll rises to 36 February 11, 2013

    Allahabad: In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, at least 36 pilgrims were killed and many were injured in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. Authorities fear the death toll could rise further. Eyewitnesses say a police lathicharge triggered the chaos....
  • Allahabad stampede: UP govt orders inquiry February 10, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday ordered an inquiry into the stampede at Allahabad Railway Station and asked the Railways to make proper arrangement to clear the rush of pilgrims who have gathered for MahaKumbh from all over the country. At least 10 persons were killed and scores of...
  • Can't confirm the death toll but at least 10 dead in the stampede: PK Bansal February 10, 2013

    The Railways Minister also said that 12 to 13 people have been injured in the tragic incident. He said that all the injured and those who lost their loved ones in the incident will get compensation from PM's fund. ...
  • At least 16 dead, many injured in Allahabad railway station stampede February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: At least 16 people were killed dead and many others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The stampede was caused after railing of an over bridge at the railway station collapsed. Officials, however, were yet to confirm the death toll. Following the stampede,...
  • PM condoles loss of lives in Allahabad stampede February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday night condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at Allahabad Railway Station and assured financial assistance to the families of those killed and to the injured. Over 10 people were feared killed and scores of others injured in the stampede. Vice President...
  • Over 10 people killed in stampede at Allahabad railway station February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: More than 10 people were feared dead and many others injured in a stampede at Allahabad railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The stampede was caused after railing of an over bridge at the railway station collapsed. Officials, however, are yet to confirm the death toll. Following the stampede,...
  • Delhi's Airport Metro gets safety clearance January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Airport Metro Express Line (AMEL) in the capital is expected to resume operations shortly, nearly six months after it was shut down on safety concerns, a Delhi Metro official said on Friday. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) has given a clearance certificate to the swanky...
  • Pakistan: Three killed, 12 injured in Karachi blast December 29, 2012

    Karachi: At least three people were killed and 12 others injured when a powerful blast ripped through a bus outside a railway station in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Saturday. The explosion targeted a bus that was at a terminal near the Cantonment Railway Station, witnesses and officials...
  • 10 girls from Karnataka rescued at Tirupur station November 12, 2012

    Coimbatore: Ten teenage girls from Karnataka were rescued from agents, when they alighted at Tirupur Railway Station early on Monday and handed over to the police. Based on a tipoff from an NGO, police had kept a vigil at the railway station since last night. When the girls, aged around 14...
  • Diwali rush: No sale of platform tickets in Delhi from Monday November 11, 2012

    New Delhi: In order to control extra rush of passengers on the occasion of Diwali and Chhat, Northern Railway has decided to temporarily stop sale of platform tickets at four busy stations here. "There will be no sale of platform tickets at New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Nizamuddin...
  • K'taka: Railways order probe into Gulbarga train fire October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Railways have ordered an inquiry into the Gulbarga train fire incident on Tuesday which claimed two lives and announced an exgratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the dead. Two passengers were charred to death and about nine suffered severe burns when a...
  • K'taka: Fire on HyderabadSolapur Falaknuma Exp, 2 dead October 16, 2012

    Bangalore: The HyderabadSolapur Falaknuma passenger express caught fire in Karnataka on Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and seven others injured. The train caught fire at the Gulbarga railway station in North Karnataka. Two coaches of the train were gutted in the fire. The fire was brought under control as...
  • Jammu: Army jawans allegedly beat up cops, booked September 11, 2012

    Jammu: Army jawans allegedly ransacked a railway police station and beat up cops on duty, injuring six of them, in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Cases were registered against the Army troopers for allegedly beating up and injuring the cops on Monday night, police officials said in Jammu on...
  • Meghalaya set to be in country's railway map soon September 6, 2012

    Shillong: Despite opposition from several quarters fearing influx of outsiders, Meghalaya is set to be included in the country's railway map with the Centre sanctioning at least two projects for the state. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma would lay the foundation stone for the state's first railway station at Mendipathar in...
  • Constable rapes girl at New Delhi railway station September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A constable of Delhi Police was arrested here for allegedly raping a homeless woman inside New Delhi railway station on Wednesday, police said. Police sources said the incident took place within the premises of the railway station and Constable Pintu Kumar, posted with Railway Police, was arrested in the...
  • Train bombing attempt foiled in Pakistan August 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Hundreds of lives were saved when an attempt to blow up a passenger train in Pakistan was foiled after the train engineer spotted some suspicious material on the rail track, news reports said Monday. The Jaffer Express was stopped on Sunday near Kolpur railway station in Bolan district of Balochistan,...
  • Bangalore Police starts patrolling of NEpopulated areas August 17, 2012

    Even as the number of the Northeast people leaving Bangalore city for Guwahati appeared to be less on Friday, the city police started patrolling areas with thick Northeast population. ...
  • K'taka: Mysore railway station on high alert August 14, 2012

    Mysore: The railway station here, which operates 78 trains carrying around 65 thousand passengers a day, has been put on red alert following an alarm from the Home Ministry and Central Intelligence. The Railways authorities received the alert from the Railway Board and have stepped up security by deploying more...
  • K'taka: Mysore railway station on high alert August 14, 2012

    Mysore: The railway station here, which operates 78 trains carrying around 65 thousand passengers a day, has been put on red alert following an alarm from the Home Ministry and Central Intelligence. The Railways authorities received the alert from the Railway Board and have stepped up security by deploying more...
  • Exposed: Railway tickets seasonal shortage fraud August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: You would have often wondered why it's so difficult to book a ticket during the festive season. An IBN Cobrapost expose has revealed that a full fledged nexus between corrupt police officials, touts and railway clerks defrauds the system. Cobrapost's undercover reporter posing as a travel agent met railway...
  • Pinki Pramanik rejoins railways as ticket collector August 10, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of gender misrepresentation and rape by her livein partner, has rejoined her duty at the Sealdah Railway Station after the Eastern Railway revoked her suspension. The former middledistance runner, who had got a relay gold at the Doha 2006 Asiad, on...
  • Belgium to help India modernise railway stations August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Thursday signed an agreement with Belgium to modernise and make some of the country's railway stations world class, said an official statement. "Indian and Belgian railways will benefit with mutual consultation and exchange of information services on development and modernisation of railway stations," Railway Minister Mukul...
  • Chennai: Suburban stations to have CCTV surveillance July 18, 2012

    Chennai: Work is on at a frantic pace at the Beach Railway Station to implement the first phase of the Integrated Security Surveillance System (ISSS). The project is aimed at giving security and law enforcement officials eyes over every part of the station. The project would help track kidnapping, pickpocketing...
  • T'puram railway station firing: Tharoor writes to Roy July 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: MP Shashi Tharoor has taken up the need for urgently extending financial assistance to A Munaf, the Kerala University employee who was grievously injured in the accidental firing incident which occurred on Friday last at Central Railway Station here, with Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy. In a letter addressed...
  • West Bengal: Girl gangraped at railway station June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A girl was allegedly gangraped and her companion molested by three unidentified local men at the Rampurhat railway station in Birbhum district on Saturday. The men allegedly dragged one of the women out of the waiting room and raped her early Saturday morning. They also assaulted her companion....
  • Exposed: The big Railway Tatkal ticket scam June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: An IBN7 expose has revealed why genuine passengers have virtually no shot at a Railway Tatkal ticket. The expose reveals how touts corner tickets meant for emergency travel and then sell them at a huge premium. One of the touts IBN7 reporter met offered him a Tatkal ticket for...
  • Bihar: Maoists abduct 2 railway employees June 20, 2012

    Patna: A group of suspected Maoists on Wednesday attacked Ghorparan station in Bihar's MadhupurJhajha section in Eastern Railway's Asansol division and abducted two railway employees. Station Manager Vijay Kumar and railway porter Dukhan Mahato were abducted at gunpoint at around 8.30 am. Train services were hit in the section following...
  • 'Railway Station' is a love story with a message May 26, 2012

    Krishna Maya is a wellknown art director who has worked for the films of Mani Ratnam, Priyadarshan and Ram Gopal Varma in the past. He is turning a director with 'Railway Station', which he calls a love story with a subtle message interspersed into the drama. The film stars Supreeth, Banarjee,...