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  • Bihar: Ajmer-Sealdah Express train runs over 5 men in Rohtas 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Abhishek Kaushik's fifty keeps Railways alive against Karnataka 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Opener Abhishek Kaushik struck a gritty half century to lead Railways' fight against defending champions Karnataka on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy Group A match on Monday. Kaushik's 59 runs off 90 balls on a two-paced surface helped Railways reach 106 for four at stumps, trailing Karnataka by...
  • Rail passengers unlikely to benefit from diesel price cut 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Reduction in diesel price is unlikely to be passed on to rail passengers as the cross-subsidisation burden on passenger service is still hovering around Rs 26,000 crore. "It is true that diesel prices have come down two-three times in the last few months but it has not happened beyond...
  • India to have New York's Grand Central like top railway stations 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India by 2017 will have five or six top-class railway stations on the pattern of monumental Grand Central Terminal, New York, or famed Gare d'Austerlitz terminus in Paris, a top Railway Board official has said. "We should be seeing something great coming up at...
  • Parliament panel seeks blueprint for advanced Railway e-ticketing system 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee has asked the Railways to submit a blueprint for its plan to implement the new generation advanced e-ticketing system under which seven lakh tickets could be booked per day. The public transporter has envisaged a better system which would work seamlessly even during high traffic when...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 6 days ago

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories over Tamil...
  • Have sought Vinod Rai's help to make Indian railways more transparent: Suresh Prabhu 1 week ago

    Panaji: Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations. "I have asked our former CAG Vinod Rai, whose integrity is well respected by all. I have requested him to come...
  • Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home Ranji Trophy cricket tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Sunday. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories over Tamil Nadu and Bengal...
  • Two Delhi stations to be developed as world-class infrastructure: DDA 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Redevelopment of Anand Vihar and Bijwasan railway stations as world-class infrastructure and integration of 34 metro stations into a multi-modal transportion system were among the decisions approved by the DDA's planning body UTTIPEC on Friday. The urban body, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung took the decision...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets December 17, 2014

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 3 December 16, 2014

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after ending...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai players do groundsmen's job at Railways ground December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The second day of the Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Railways had visiting team players, led by their skipper Suryakumar Yadav, doing the duty of groundsmen as the cricketers tried to clear the waterlogged areas of the Karnail Singh Stadium. With their giant 'supersopper' not working, it became...
  • Railway fares likely to go up early next year December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The next Rail Budget to be presented early next year could contain a proposal for raising fares to pass on the burden of rising power cost to passengers. The fuel adjustment component-linked tariff revision due in December will be effected in the Rail Budget in February and there...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai hoping for turnaround after shock defeat December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic heavyweights Mumbai will like to get over their defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round as they face tricky opponents in Railways in the second group league match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, on Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir in their first meeting against Mumbai convincingly...
  • Railways have no funds, need big investment: Suresh Prabhu December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing the financial health of Indian Railways as being "too close for comfort", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said there was need for massive investment in the sector. "Railways require big investment. There is no fund for investment. There is requirement of Rs 6 lakh crore to Rs...
  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • Indian Railways to soon launch Safety App for women passengers on trains December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid growing concern over crime incidents involving women travellers, Railways is planning to launch an app for the safety of lady passengers in trains. The Safety App, which is being developed by CRIS, the technolgy arm of Railways, will have to be downloaded on mobile phones and can be...
  • Timeline of 1975 Lalit Narayan Mishra murder case December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Timeline of the 1975 murder case of then railway minister Lalit Narayan Mishra: June 2, 1975: Mishra goes to Samastipur to declare open the Samastipur-Muzaffarpur broad gauge railway line. A bomb explosion on the dais seriously injures him. June 3, 1975: Mishra dies at the railway hospital in Danapur. June 9,...
  • Wi-fi service launched at New Delhi railway station December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to five lakh passengers travelling via the New Delhi railway station, the busiest in the country, will now be able to connect to the internet through the wi-fi service, which was launched at the station on Monday. Terming internet as a "new necessity", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Mumbai falter against Jammu; Bengal capitalise on Sudeep ton on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Khajuria scores ton; Mumbai falter again Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the fcirst innings on day two of their four-day Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. J&K could take just 18-run...
  • Delhi court convicts 4 people in 40-year-old ex-railway minister LN Mishra murder case December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday convicted four people in a case relating to the murder of former railway minister LN Mishra at a function in Bihar nearly 40 years ago. The court has fixed December 15 for hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment. The case relates to the bomb...
  • Free WiFi service at New Delhi Railway Station launched December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Passengers at New Delhi railway station will be able to access WiFi internet within its premises as the public transporter is kicking off a scheme for providing more connectivity at stations. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the WiFi facility at the busiest station in the country here with...
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu calls for fast tracking pending projects November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu advised Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRC) authorities to resolve the hurdles and accelerate the progress of their pending projects. "All pending projects need to be expedited to prevent further escalation of project costs," Prabhu said after reviewing various project works in...
  • On his northeast visit, PM Modi flags off first train to Meghalaya November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Almost after six decades os independence, northeastern state Meghalaya found a spot on the country's rail map with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train to the state on Saturday. "Railway facilities are the same as they were 100 years back ... Prisatize the railway stations and modernise...