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  • Rail Budget: Introduction of vacuum toilets likely 18 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Water conservation initiatives such as introduction of environment-friendly vacuum toilets and changes in the design of existing lavatories in trains are some of the proposals likely to be announced in the forthcoming Rail Budget. According to a senior Railway Ministry official, a concrete plan of action for water management...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Bengal opener Arindam, spinners surrender initiative to Railways Yesterday

    Kolkata: Inability of the spin troika to dismiss the Railways' last wicket pair of Anureet Singh and Avinash Yadav cost hosts Bengal three points in a crucial group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Saturday. At stumps, Bengal were 187 for five in their second essay after Railways scored 302...
  • 1979 batch IPS officer Krishna Choudhary appointed as new DG ITBP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Krishna Choudhary has been appointed as the new chief of border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The 1979-batch Bihar cadre officer is presently working as the Director General of the Railway Protection Force under the Railway Ministry. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister...
  • Suresh Prabhu pitches for greater investments in Railways Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday pitched for greater investments in railways and said development in the sector will help the country grow. The minister was here to flag off two new trains - Ahmedabad-Chennai bi-weekly express and Ahmedabad-Darbhanga Jansadharan express. He also launched Wi-fi facility at the city...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Rawat shines as Railways inch towards 1st innings lead 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Skipper Mahesh Rawat's fluent half-century kept Railways with a bright chance of getting the first innings lead against hosts Bengal in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Friday. In reply to Bengal's first innings score of 268, Rawat's unbeaten 56 helped Railways reach 219 for six in...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: KL Rahul hits unbeaten ton as Karnataka dominate 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Lokesh Rahul's good run of form continued as the young batsman struck an unbeaten 150 to guide Karnataka to a comfortable position in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Uttar Pradesh here on Thursday. At stumps on the first day, hosts Karnataka were strongly placed at 326 for...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of three-spin attack...
  • Ranji Trophy: Angry Railways captain speaks to match referee on Eden strip 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the Eden Gardens strip, an angry Railways captain Mahesh Rawat spoke to the match referee Prakash J Bhat and expressed his displeasure about the pitch on offer for their do-or-die Ranji Trophy cricket match against Bengal starting tomorrow in Kolkata. "During the mandatory captains' meeting today, Mahesh...
  • Bengal, Railways clash in must win Ranji Trophy 4 days ago

    Kolkata: With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off on Thursday in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of three-spin attack but more than the team combination it's...
  • IRCTC starts e-catering service on 76 trains 1 week 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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group A wrap: Anureet five-for gets vital three points for Railways January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways seamer Anureet Singh's five-wicket haul kept them in quarter-final hunt as home team got three crucial points against Jammu and Kashmir by virtue of first innings lead in curtailed group league match of the Ranji Trophy. After losing the entire second day and half of third day, Railways...
  • Modi government to present its second Union Budget on February 28 January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will present its second General Budget on February 28 while the Economic Survey will be out a day earlier on February 27. The Railway Budget will be unveiled on February 26, four days after the start of Parliament's Budget Session. The session will start...
  • Railway finances in 'deep trouble': Suresh Prabhu January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway finances are in "deep trouble", according to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who observed that the government behemoth has been caught in a "vicious circle" of poor investments compromising its services. Pitching for increased investment into the Railways, he said the Pension Fund could be one of the possible...
  • Railways plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore from advertisement on its assets January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to tide over its financial crunch, Railways is mulling over a plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore as additional revenue from non-tariff sources like advertisements on all rail assets including unused land, train and stations. A policy will be formulated to promote and generate revenue from advertisements...
  • Kolkata: Low intensity blast reported at Dumdum Railway station, two children injured January 10, 2015

    Kolkata: Two children on Saturday injured after a container exploded near rail gate no 2 at the Dumdum cantonment railway station in the northern outskirts of Kolkata. The two children, ages 11 and 12, who were rack pickers were playing with the containers when it exploded. Three more similar containers also...
  • 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...
  • Dense fog delays 59 trains in Delhi January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: It was cold, windy on Saturday morning here, with the dense fog delaying 59 trains. But the day's maximum temperature is likely to hover around 17 degrees Celsius. According to the Northern Railway, 59 trains coming to the city were running late, while four trains departing from Delhi were rescheduled. "There...
  • 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....
  • Man run over by local train in Delhi's Mandavali Railway station January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A man on Friday died in an accident at Mandavali Railway station in East Delhi. Reportedly, the man slipped from the platform onto the railway track. Angry commuters blamed the police and railway authorities for inaction. Reports suggest that the body was not picked up from the track for...
  • Services on Mumbai Central rail line resume after massive disruption by angry passengers January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: 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...
  • Mumbai: Railway traffic disrupted after clash at Central line, passengers block tracks at Diva station January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: Railway traffic has been severely disrupted in Mumbai following a clash at the Central line. Passengers have blocked tracks at the Diva station in Mumbai. The police had to resort to lathicharge to control the angry passengers. The protestors even engaged in stone pelting and damaged station property. Police,...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: 78 trains late, 20 rescheduled due to dense fog, temperature drops to 2 degree celsius December 29, 2014

    Delhi: Delhi recorded the season's coldest day on Sunday with the temperature dropping down to 2 degrees making the capital colder than Shimla which is at 3.8 degrees. It was also one of the foggiest days of the season. A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital, playing spoilsport for...
  • 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...
  • West Bengal: Two cops hurt while trying to stop clash between anti-socials December 25, 2014

    Hooghly: Two policemen sustained injuries while trying to stop a clash between two groups of anti-socials at a railway station compound in Hooghly district on Thursday, police said. The incident started over an allegation of teasing a woman, who is the wife of an anti-social named Nani, at Rabindra Nagar...
  • Modi rules out privatisation of Indian Railways December 25, 2014

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on one-day visit to his constitutency of Varanasi on Thursday, ruled out privatisation of Railways while asking trade unions to stop worrying about foreign investments coming in the sector, saying these will be used for greater development of the national transporter. "There is a...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Karnataka decimate Railways by 136 runs; J&K secure 3 points against Baroda December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka reaffirmed their status as the giants of domestic cricket outclassing Railways by 136 runs to record their third successive outright victory in this year's Ranji Trophy Cricket Tournament. Such has been the dominance of the Ranji champions that they are now on 18 points from three games with...
  • 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...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Uthappa, Nair put Karnataka on top against Railways December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa and Karun Nair scored sublime fifties to put defending champions Karnataka in a commanding position against Railways on day three of the fog-hit Ranji Trophy Group A match on Tuesday. Railways, resuming the day at 106 for four, were all out for 171 against a high-quality Karnataka...