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  • Two new joint directors in CBI; tenure of six others extended 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Two senior IPS officers were on Wednesday inducted as Joint Directors in CBI while the government extended the tenure of six others working at the same level in the agency. AK Sharma and Amrit Mohan Prasad, IPS officers of the Gujarat and Odisha cadre, respectively, have been appointed as...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Watch: 603 kmph! The fastest passenger train in the world breaks its own record 5 days ago

    Tokyo: A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 603 kilometres per hour (375 miles per hour) in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph (581 kph) set in...
  • IRCTC to offer baggage insurance for train passengers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing passengers more facilities for booking tickets online, IRCTC is planning to offer a new service of 'baggage insurance' for them. Under this, a customer will be offered additional services like insurance coverage for baggage while booking e-tickets on the IRCTC website. As per the offer,...
  • Soon, Delhi Metro to have trains that run without drivers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The sight of driverless Delhi Metro trains whizzing past stations, crowded and deserted, is all set to become a reality as upgraded new-generation coaches are being introduced on two upcoming lines as part of its Phase-III of expansion. Apart from "unattended" trains, the 58-km-long Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor and...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • CBI likely to register case in IAS officer DK Ravi death case: Sources April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is likely to register a case in IAS officer DK Ravi death case, sources said. Department of Personnel & Training(DoPT) on Thursday issued a notification to CBI. The Karnataka government on April 6 had sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case...
  • Passenger train coach gutted in Andhra Pradesh; no casualties reported April 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: A coach of the Chennai-Gudur passenger train was gutted at Sullurpet railway station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday evening but nobody was injured in the accident, Government Railway Police (GRP) sources said. As the train was approaching platform number one at 7.20 pm, its second coach near...
  • French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project. This 266-km stretch is covered in three hours and 25 minutes at present by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train on this route with...
  • IAS officer's death: CBI says no time limit can be fixed for probe April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI has turned down the request of Karnataka Government seeking a time-bound probe in the alleged suicide of IAS officer DK Ravi, saying there is no provision in law to complete investigations in a given period. CBI sources said in New Delhi on Monday that a communication has been...
  • Centre tells UPSC to go ahead with civil service results based on court order on Jat reservation April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to go ahead with the 2014 Civil Services results based on the Supreme Court order on Jat reservation, sources said on Monday. After the Supreme Court struck down Jat reservations, the UPSC had delayed the...
  • Rajasthan's Palace On Wheels registers highest occupancy April 2, 2015

    Jaipur: Palace On Wheels, Rajasthan's famous luxury heritage train, has registered the highest occupancy of 111 tourists for the first time this season, an official of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation said on Thursday. There are 111 tourists on board the Palace Of Wheels (POW) which will complete its season trips later...
  • Centre to seek explanation from LBSNAA Deputy Director Saurabh Jain in IAS impostor case April 2, 2015

    Mussoorie: After a woman was allegedly found to have used a fake identity card to enter the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), the Centre has decided to seek an explanation from the academy's Deputy Director Saurabh Jain. The impostor, Ruby Choudhary from Uttar Pradesh, accused Jain...
  • Impostor Ruby blames IAS training academy Deputy Director Saurabh Jain, says he issued her a fake ID April 2, 2015

    Mussoorie: Ruby Choudhary, accused of using a fake identity card to gain entry into the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where Indian Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers undergo training, has blamed the academy's Deputy Director Saurabh Jain for the incident, claiming that he facilitated her stay...
  • Woman uses fake ID to join IAS training at LBSNAA, flees after FIR is filed April 1, 2015

    Mussoorie: In a major security lapse and embarrassment for the government, a woman posing as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationer joined the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie and underwent training for seven months before the truth came out. The woman from Muzaffarnagar in...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Is PM's train delay rap the 1st step to accountability? March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether...
  • PMO pulls up Railway Ministry over failure in ensuring punctuality of trains March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Sources say that complaints received by the PMO were...
  • 34 dead, 150 injured as three coaches of Janta Express train derail in Raebareli March 20, 2015

    Raebareli: Thirty four people are feared dead while 150 others have been injured when three coaches of the Janta Express train 1422 derailed in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The incident took place near Bachhrawan in Raebareli. The 150 injured people have been transferred to nearby hospitals. Several relief vans are...
  • Robbery in Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express 1st AC coach, MP Finance Minister looted March 19, 2015

    Kosi Kalan: Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya and his wife Sudha Malaiya along with several other passengers were robbed when a gang of robbers entered the First AC compartment of the Delhi bound Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Express on Thursday near Kosi Kalan in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Confirming the incident, the...
  • Uma Bharti supporters did not delay any train: officials March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid reports that some supporters of Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti allegedly delayed a train at Jhansi station, the Minister's office on Wednesday rejected any such occurrence saying the train in question was already running late. In a statement, her office slammed these reports as a conspiracy to malign...
  • Blatant misuse of power, Uma Bharti supporters allegedly stop train for her at Jhansi station March 11, 2015

    Jhansi: In a blatant misuse of power, supporters of Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti allegedly stopped a train as she was running late. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The alleged incident occurred on the intervening night of March 8 and March 9 at around...
  • New Bluetooth-based app helps visually impaired commute independently on London underground trains March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: A new technology that allows visually impaired individuals to travel independently on the London underground train network is under testing. The app makes use of Bluetooth technology and is currently being tested by Transport for London. The guiding app uses the Bluetooth beacons to transmit signals which can...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech February 26, 2015

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • How 'crash energy management' train safety-technology can save lives in case of accidents February 26, 2015

    Los Angeles: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit cars designed to blunt the tremendous...
  • Suresh Prabhu to unveil plans for raising resources in his maiden Rail Budget February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will unveil his first Budget on Thursday and a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's Office have been incorporated in the budget, said sources. Prabhu's Budget will focus on attracting investment, modernisation of trains, expansion of Wifi service and transparency in railway systems....
  • Delhi: Train tickets sold in thrice the actual price at railway stations February 25, 2015

    Exposing rampant corruption in railways, tickets can be bought illegally at the last moment for double or triple the fare by bribing ticket collectors and attendants. ...
  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • Less than 100 trains likely to get green signal in Rail Budget February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With Railways reeling under a financial crunch, the number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget is unlikely to be more than 100, much less than what is the normal practice every year. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, who is considered to be pro-reform, is unlikely...