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  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Railway officers set to adopt stations for PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Looking to give a new impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has suggested that officers working with the public transporter could adopt one railway station each in order to ensure proper cleanliness on the premises. Noting that "in Railways, cleaning is...
  • Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Mann fifties helps Punjab enter Hazare semis 1 week ago

    Vadodara: Delightful half-centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Gurkeerat Singh Mann helped Punjab outplay Railways by 5 wickets and enter the Vijay Harzare one-day tournament semi-finals on Friday. Chasing 243 at the Motibagh Cricket Ground, the Harbhajan Singh-led rode a 75-run fourth-wicket partnership between Yuvraj (56) and Gurkeerat (56 not out) to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, Meiyappan indicted in IPL spot-fixing November 17, 2014

    Huge relief came N Srinivasan's way on Monday when findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that he and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing; however, Srinivasan was aware of corruption in the IPL and Meiyappan did place bets. ...
  • Indian Railways likely to have separate environment directorate November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Ministry is likely to have a separate directorate to promote environment-friendly activities as new minister Suresh Prabhu wants to give a boost to the use of green fuel such as solar and wind energy. Environment Management Directorate, the proposed new wing of the national transporter, is also...
  • Indian Railways initiates steps for efficiency, Sreedharan roped in November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With Suresh Prabhu taking over, the Railways has initiated a number of steps to bring about efficiency with former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan also being roped in as part of this process. The Minister is keen on expediting the implementation of various...
  • Railways earnings up by over 12 per cent during April 2014-October 2014 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have earned Rs 865,95.04 crore during April-October 2014 as compared to Rs 772,73.88 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.06 per cent. The total earnings from goods during April-October period were Rs 576,46.68 crore as against Rs 518,77.98 crore...
  • Rajasthan 35 all out! Record 2nd lowest score in Indian List A November 11, 2014

    Nagpur: Rajasthan on Tuesday suffered the ignominy of getting bowled out for a paltry score of 35 against Railways in a central zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Tuesday. Railways won the match in only 5.3 overs losing a single wicket as the match lasted a total...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: Karn Sharma, Asad Pathan shine in Railways' straight win November 10, 2014

    Nagpur: Leggie Karn Sharma celebrated his India call-up by guiding Railways to a five-wicket win over Madhya Pradesh in a Central Zone match of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament on Monday. Sharma, who has been selected for India's remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka and the tour of Australia, took three...
  • Suresh Prabhu takes charge as Union Railways Minister November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Suresh Prabhu took charge as the new Union Railways Minister replacing Sadananda Gowda. Prabhu, a qualified Chartered Accountant returned to the Union Cabinet on Sunday after having served in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during when he won kudos for imparting a new dynamism to...
  • Delhi Metro completes Shalimar Bagh-Azadpur tunnelling November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday successfully completed tunneling work between Shalimar Bagh and Azadpur underground metro stretch after a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh construction site. The Tunnel Boring Machine completed the tunneling of a 1448.40 metre long stretch from Azadpur to Shalimar...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys you must experience with the Indian Railways November 6, 2014

    If you thought train journeys in India are all about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request, you need to travel by these Indian trains soon. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a...
  • Bones in veg meal: Railway says passenger picked up non-veg lunch November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways, which had conducted an enquiry into a complaint of bones being served in vegetarian dish, on Wednesday said that the passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger. "The complainant passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger," the...
  • No plan to review railway fares: Sadananda Gowda November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways has no plans to review passenger fares in wake of recent drop in fuel prices, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said. Any decision in this regard would be taken when Railways reviews the fuel adjustment component (FAC)-linked revision scheme, Gowda told reporters to a question...
  • Branded, ready-to-eat food on trains hits pricing roadblock November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rail travelers will have to wait for a few more days to get branded, ready-to-eat meals on their journeys as Railways and packaged food manufacturers are busy sorting out pricing issues. Flooded with complaints about the quality of the food served on trains, Railways had decided to provide ready-to-eat...
  • Anticipating foggy conditions railways cancel 30 trains for January, February November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehending foggy conditions in the winter season, railways has decided to cancel 30 trains, mostly north bound, for 47 days from December 31 this year. "Schedules of total 36 trains would be affected from December 31, 2014 to February 15, 2015. While 30 trains will remain cancelled, four will...
  • China to construct new rail line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh November 1, 2014

    Beijing: China approved construction of a new strategically important high altitude railway line in Tibet costing about US $6 billion that would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. China has approved the feasibility report for the construction of the railway linking Tibet's capital Lhasa to Nyingchi, the official...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful October 31, 2014

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Bangalore City railway station becomes the first station in India to have WiFi facility October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangalore City railway station has become the first station in the country to have WiFi facility for providing high speed internet to passengers. WiFi facility will be available to the passengers on their mobile phones free of charges initially for a period of 30 minutes. For usage beyond...
  • No sudden increase in my assets: Railway Minister October 27, 2014

    Mangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has rejected charges that there has been a sudden increase in his assets by over Rs 10 crore since he joined the Union Cabinet, saying he had never misused public money as a "dedicated politician." Disclosing details of his assets, he said the reports about...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Man dies while trying to board a moving train at New Delhi railway station October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A man died at the New Delhi Railway station trying to board a moving train. There was heavy rush at the station ahead of Chhat Puja. The man was trying to board a reserved compartment but the door was locked and he could not hold onto the railing...
  • Ranji Trophy: Abhay moves to Himachal Pradesh, Harvinder to coach Railways October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Abhay Sharma, who has served Raiwlays as coach for a long time, has joined Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy side for the 2014-15 season. Sharma is also India A fielding coach. Railways will be coached by former India pacer Harvinder Singh. The Railways team will be able to play their home...
  • CBI recovers Rs 10 lakh from drain near Railway officer's residence October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has recovered Rs 10 lakh from a drain near the house of arrested Railway Board official which were allegedly flushed by his relatives at the time of raids carried out by the agency recently. The sources said when the CBI team reached the residence...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises October 23, 2014

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...