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  • IRCTC starts e-catering service on 76 trains Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 3: Abhishek Kaushik's fifty keeps Railways alive against Karnataka December 22, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    (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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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...