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Productivity linked bonus for railway employees
New Delhi, Oct 18 : The government Saturday said that it has approved payment of productivity linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for 2013-14 to all eligible railway employees.
Notice to Railway Board chairman on contempt plea
New Delhi, Oct 15 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued show cause notice to the Railway Board chairman on a plea seeking contempt proceedings against him for not complying with court's order on setting up a panel to review the 125-km-long Katra-Banihal section of the rail link to Kashmir.
Hockey: Haryana, MP Academy in final
Bangalore, Oct 15 : Expectedly, Haryana and MP Academy entered the women's final defeating Western Railway 3-1 and Karnataka XI 2-0, respectively, in the Hockey Karnataka's All-India tournament here Wednesday.
Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize
London, Oct 15 : The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love and war that tells the harrowing stories of prisoners and captors on the infamous Burma railway.
Modi makes railways an attractive investment destination
By Ranjana Narayan, New Delhi, Oct 12 : Indian Railways has become an attractive investment destination, especially with the Narendra Modi government pitching for modernisation and upgradation of one of the largest railway networks in the world with high-speed trains and modern stations with ...
Cyclone hits train movement in Andhra, Odisha
Hyderabad, Oct 12 : Railways cancelled or diverted many trains in north coastal Andhra and adjoining Odisha in view of severe cyclone Hudhud which hit the coast near Visakhapatnam.
Over 70 trains cancelled in view of cyclone
Hyderabad, Oct 11 : East Coast Railway and South Central Railway have cancelled over 70 trains while short terminating or diverting many others in view of cyclonic storm Hudhud, which is set to cross Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.
Cyclone Hudhud's threat halts train services in AP, Odisha
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Oct. 11 : The Railways cancelled trains in the eastern coast on Saturday as Cyclone Hudhud approaches with the threat of widespread damage.
Over 40 trains cancelled in view of cyclone
Hyderabad, Oct 10 : With severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' heading to hit eastern coast, Indian Railways have cancelled over 40 trains and diverted many others.
No FDI in railway's core areas: Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore, Oct 10 : Reassuring the workforce that foreign capital will not be allowed in main business areas of the railways, union minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Friday that there are no plans to privatise its core activities.
Baggage thief caught at Ghaziabad station
Ghaziabad, Oct 10 : The Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a baggage thief from Ghaziabad station.
Indian Railways total income up 12.02 percent
New Delhi, Oct 8 : Indian Railways Wednesday reported an increase of 12.02 percent in its total income during the first six months of the current fiscal which stood at Rs.73,403.67 crore from Rs.65,525.85 crore in the same period last year.
Bottle crusher machine installed at Ahmedabad railway station
Ahmedabad, Oct.8 : As part of the recently launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', railway authorities in Gujarat have introduced hi-tech plastic bottle crushers at the Ahmedabad Railway Station in a bid to keep it clean.
India needs holistic infrastructure development (Column: Active Voice)
By Amit Kapoor & Sankalp Sharma : India is an infrastructure-starved country - be it roads, ports, railways, airports, power generation or distribution facilities, irrigation facilities, access to telecom infrastructure or even the very basic housing and sanitation infrastructure. Some ...
Hockey returns India to days of yore
By Veturi Srivatsa : It is back to the golden days when everything was forgotten if India's hockey team did well at major multi-discipline events. The majority of the present generation were not born when 48 years ago India beat Pakistan last. It was when Railwayman Balbir Singh Jr became a ...
Ravi Shankar Prasad wields broom to clean Patna railway station
Patna, Oct.2 : Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday participated in the 'Swacch Bharat' campaign by wielding the broom to clean the Patna railway station.
Gorakhpur train collision: Prima facie it is negligence of loco ...
Gorakhpur, Oct. 1 : Union Railway Minister Sadananada Gowda said that prima facie the reason behind collision between the Lucknow Barauni Express and the Krishak Express that killed at least 12 and injured 45 others on Wednesday is because of negligence of loco pilot who jumped over the signal.
Gorakhpur accident: Railway minister announces compensation; loco ...
New Delhi, Oct. 1 : Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said here on Wednesday that the loco pilot and driver of the Krishak express have been suspended after 12 people died and 40 were left injured as the former hit the Lucknow-Barauni Express near Gorakhpur late on Tuesday night.
Gorakhpur train accident: 12 dead, 45 seriously injured
Gorakhpur, Oct. 1 : At 12 least people have died and 45 have been left seriously injured, according to North-Eastern Railway General Manager Madhuresh Kumar, after the Krishak Express hit the Lucknow-Barauni Express near Gorakhpur late on Tuesday night.
Uttar Pradesh train collision victims to get ex-gratia
New Delhi, Oct 1 : Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda Wednesday announced ex-gratia relief for the families of those killed and injured when two trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city late Tuesday.
Train services resume in Kashmir, passengers relieved
Baramulla (J-K), Sept. 30 : Bringing much relief to the passengers, train services on the Baramulla-Banihal railway track resumed after remaining closed for many days due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
China agrees in principle to extend Qinghai-Tibet Railway line to ...
Kathmandu, Sept.29 : China has reportedly agreed to Nepal's demand to extend the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line to the Nepal border.
Bangladesh railway minister offers to restore abandoned railway lines ...
Agartala (Tripura), Sept. 26 : Bangladesh Railway Minister Mohammad Mazibul Hoque has offered to restore the abandoned railway links with India that existed before the partition to boost trade and people-to-people contact.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to participate in railway cleaning ...
New Delhi, Sept. 26 : Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said that a special cleanliness drive will be carried out at all railway stations across the country on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
SABIC resin to be used in Mumbai suburbans' seats
Jeddah, Sep 26 : Saudi Arabia-based Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has agreed to provide Indian Railway's Integral Coach Factory (ICF) with 'Lexan' resin for manufacturer of new seating material for the Mumbai suburban rail system.
Railways starts trial run of e-catering service
New Delhi, Sep 25 : Indian Railways Thursday started trials of its e-catering service in select trains through which passengers will be able to place meal orders through phone calls or messaging service.
Railways to launch nation wide cleanliness campaign
New Delhi, Sep 25 : Indian Railways Thursday said it will be launching a massive special cleanliness campaign on Oct 2, coinciding with 'Gandhi Jayanti'.
Pipavav Railway's traffic revenue up 30 percent
New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Pipavav Railway Corporation, Indian Railways joint venture company with Gujarat Pipavav Port, Thursday reported a 30 percent rise in its total traffic revenue for 2013-14.
Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India
Agartala, Sep 25 : Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here Thursday.
Railway cooperation on table during Modi's US visit
New Delhi, Sep 24 : After Japan and China, India would seek to link up with the US in the railways sector, especially in manufacture of locomotives, during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to America.