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  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire 4 days ago

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, two injured 1 week ago

    Indore: An aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on Wednesday in which two persons were seriously injured, police said. "The aircraft on training sortie crashed near the boundary wall of the airport," Superintendent of Police (SP), East area, Abid Khan said. The two...
  • 'Modi Express' flagged off by Australian minister in Melbourne November 16, 2014

    Melbourne: "Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian minister in Melbourne. Victorian Multicultural Minister Matthew Guy flagged off the train at Southern Cross station - the major railway station...
  • Special Australian train to ferry attendees for Modi speech in Sydney November 13, 2014

    Melbourne: A special train will run from Melbourne to Sydney carrying over 200 passengers who will attend the public address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Australia, the first by an Indian premier in 28 years. For the first time in the history of Melbourne, a train service...
  • Chief Vigilance Officer of MCI HK Jethi had sought repatriation, Harsh Vardhan clarifies November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that Chief Vigilence Officer of Medical Council of India HK Jethi had written to the Health Ministry requesting repatriation to his parent cadre and that his application was only forwarded by his Ministry to the Department of Personnel...
  • 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...
  • Madhya Pradesh to have country's first school for children of labourers November 3, 2014

    Bhopal: The foundation stone of the country's first 'Shramodaya School' for the children of labourers was laid by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The school at Mugalia Chaap village near the state capital will be developed on the lines of the Navodaya Vidyalaya. The medium of instruction in...
  • Hyderabad Police to give self-defence training to girls November 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police will conduct training to impart different self-defence techniques including 'Krav Maga' (Israeli self-defence system) and Karate to college girls under their 'She Teams' initiative, a senior police official said. As part of training classes, college girls will be imparted self-defence techniques, including 'Krav Maga' and karate, Additional...
  • 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...
  • Delhi BJP demands deployment of additional forces for Chhath October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday demanded deployment of additional police force and disaster management squads at railway stations and Chhath puja ghats to manage people's rush and prevent occurrence any accident. This comes a day after one person was killed and another injured while trying to board a train...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment October 21, 2014

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service October 18, 2014

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Mathura: Santosh Anand's son, daughter-in-law commit suicide by jumping in front of a train October 16, 2014

    Lyricist Santosh Anand's son and daughter-in-law committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. Police found a suicide note which cited financial troubles as the reason for this extreme step. They were residents of south Delhi. ...
  • Mysore: Female IAS officer attacked after government official's alleged suicide October 16, 2014

    Mysore: In a shocking incident in Mysore, a female IAS officer was attacked after an employee was found dead. The attacked officer, Rashmi Mahesh, is the Director-General of the Administrative Training Institute. She was attacked by a group over the suicide of an employee. The group claimed that the employee...
  • Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system. To be flagged off from New Delhi station next month, the train's name...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: East Coast Railway cancels 35 trains, over 30 routes affected October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With cyclone Hudhud fast approaching the Indian coast, Railways has cancelled certain trains and diverted the route of several others. Cyclone Hudhud is expected to make landfall on the coasts of Odisha and Bhubaneshwar on October 12. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled as many as 35 trains...
  • Shots fired at commuter train in Chicago, says police October 9, 2014

    Chicago: Police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train in downtown Chicago, though no one was injured. Chicago Police spokesman Martin Maloney says officers arrested a suspect a short distance away after today's shooting and recovered a weapon. The shooting occurred at the LaSalle...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Tatkal ticket prices to go up in select trains within a week: sources October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bad news for the passengers, the government is mulling an increase in the fares for tatkal tickets. According to railway sources, the ministry has sent a proposal to Zonal railways to identify 5 most popular trains each. According to sources, fifty per cent of Tatkal tickets...
  • World's first bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50 October 2, 2014

    Tokyo: It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday. The Shinkansen, as it's...
  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured October 1, 2014

    Gorakhpur: At least 12 people killed and 45 others were injured when two speeding passenger trains collided near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday night, a railway official said. The Krishak Express and Lucknow Barauni Express collided at the Gorakhpur Cantt Station late Tuesday night. According to Railway authorities, the death...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys that the Indian Railway offers to travel enthusiasts September 28, 2014

    Train journeys in India aren't always about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a train? Yes, you heard that right. Luxury trains in India offer you...
  • Japan's bullet train hits half century September 24, 2014

    Omiya: Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Less than two decades after a bitter World War II defeat that...
  • Delhi metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment nonoperational revenues, an official statement said on Sunday. "To augment the nonoperational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...