Sealdah

  • WB: Angry passengers block railway tracks at Sonarpur, demand more local trains September 6, 2013

    Angry passengers on Friday blocked the railway tracks at Sonarpur station of Eastern Railway demanding more local trains to Sealdah station in Kolkata. The police said hundreds of passengers sat on the rails after local trains reached at a very long gap causing overcrowding and many people failed to entrain or...
  • Kolkata: Massive fire leaves 20 dead; Mamata assures action February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: A massive fire in a Kolkata market left 20 people dead and many more injured on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out in the tightly packed Surya Sen market near Sealdah. Around 20 fire engines battled the blaze but the cause of the fire is still unknown. The injured...
  • Live: 19 killed in Kolkata fire, Cong seeks probe February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: 13:57 pm: Union Minister Deepadas Munshi demands probe in the incident. "There should be a judicial inquiry into the the fire incident," says Munshi. 13:54 pm: Mamata Banerjee personally monitoring the process of autopsy at the hospital. 13:49 pm: Death toll rises to 19 in the Kolkata market fire. Autopsy has...
  • 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 live-in partner, has rejoined her duty at the Sealdah Railway Station after the Eastern Railway revoked her suspension. The former middle-distance runner, who had got a relay gold at the Doha 2006 Asiad, on...
  • Kolkata: 1 dead, 6 injured in train collision January 7, 2012

    Kolkata: One person was killed while six others were injured on Saturday night when a local train hit a stationary train at a platform in West Bengal's Nadia district, railway officials said. The head-on collision took place when the Shantipur-Sealdah local which was coming from the opposite direction hit the stationary...
  • Bombs recovered on Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Three crude bombs were recovered on Monday night inside a compartment of the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express after the train reached Dhanbad station, police said. After getting information about the bombs, a police team searched the train thoroughly and recovered the crude bombs hidden under a berth in the...
  • Let Mamata choose either Bengal or Rlys: Oppn October 2, 2010

    New Delhi/Kolkata: Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed "her deep grief and anguish" over the train tragedy in West Bengal and wished speedy recovery to the injured. A statement from All India Congress Committee (AICC) said, "While conveying her deep condolences to the bereaved families, she also wished speedy recovery for...
  • Mamata suspicious about cause of accident October 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was "suspicious" about the cause of the accident involving Sealdah-bound Uttarbanga Express and Vananchal Express at Sainthia station in Birbhum district early Monday. "I am suspicious about the cause of the accident," Banerjee told reporters here when asked about the circumstances that led to the mishap. "We...
  • First Duranto train between Sealdah and New Delhi on Sep 13 September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The first non-stop train called Duranto will start its journey from Sealdah railway station Kolkata for New Delhi on September 13. According to official sources, the train is expected to take around 17 hours to cover this distance and will run at a speed of around 120 Kilometers per...
  • National wipes: News on Saturday June 19, 2007

    Mohammad Shahabuddin has been found guilty of murder and kidnapping, angry commuters at Sealdah station went berserk leading to police lathicharge and Two persons were confirmed dead and more than 41 injured, after a boiler burst at Gokak. Shahabuddin found guilty RJD MP from Siwan, Mohammad Shahabuddin has been found guilty of...