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Railways quashes reports on mistreatment of women hockey players
New Delhi, Aug 29 : The Indian Railways on Monday dismissed media reports that said that four national women's hockey players were made to sit on the floor while travelling from Ranchi to Rourkela via Bokaro-Allepey Express train.
Indian Railways slams reports of mistreating Indian Women Hockey team
New Delhi [India], Aug 29 : Refuting reports that Indian Olympians were made to sit on the floor while they were travelling from Ranchi to Rourkela via Bokaro-Allepey Express train, the Indian Railways on Monday asserted that the travelling hockey players hold no grudge against them.
Indian women's hockey team players made to sit on train floor, probe ...
New Delhi [India], Aug.29 (ANI): Condemning the shocking incident of four Indian women hockey team players being made to sit on the floor of a train while returning home from the summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, women activists called on Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs ...
Kerala not being served well by railways: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : The railways are short-changing Kerala while earning handsome revenue from the state, resulting in incidents like Sunday's derailment, PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran said.
Train derailment causes rail congestion in Kerala
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 28 : Normal traffic was affected across Kerala following the derailment of the Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express train on Sunday, according to railway officials.
Manual scavenging a crime, government agencies dodge law (Special to ...
The Railway Ministry said "no" to a question in the Lok Sabha on May 4, 2016, when asked whether it is India's largest employer of manual scavengers -- sanitation workers who clear human excreta, a banned practice -- disguised as sweepers.
CCEA approves new railway routes on various busy sections
New Delhi, Aug 24 : To cope with local demand and smoothen rail traffic, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave approval to construction of a third line on several busiest railway routes, including Itarsi-Nagpur, Jhansi-Bina and Mathur-Jhansi sections.
Metro services halted as Kolkata, Bengal districts feel tremors
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Metro railway services were halted and an early holiday was declared at the state secretariat as tremors were felt in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal on Wednesday following a quake in Myanmar.
CBI arrests Northern Railway officer for demanding Rs. one lakh bribe
Moradabad, Aug 23 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested a senior divisional finance manager, Northern Railways (NR) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. one lakh from a complainant.
NITI Aayog: PM Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure sectors
New Delhi, Aug. 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors and in course of the presentation made by NITI Aayog, it was noted that there has been phenomenal progress in several key sectors, including renewable energy, and railways.
Free high-speed Wi-Fi for commuters at 8 railway stations
Mumbai, Aug 22 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here on Monday inaugurated a free high-speed wi-fi internet facility for railway commuters at eight stations in Mumbai and Thane.
Next budget may advance to January, co-opt railways: Sources
New Delhi, Aug 22 : Even as a proposal is being examined to do way with the annual exercise of presenting the railway finances separately before the Lok Sabha, the government is looking at advancing to January the date of tabling the national budget, official sources said.
Railways offer bedroll for sleeper, unreserved passengers
Bengaluru, Aug 22 : In a bid to make travel hassle-free and comfortable for even ordinary passengers, the South Western Railway on Monday unveiled an e-bedroll service that enables those travelling in sleeper class or unreserved coaches to buy at Rs 250 two cotton bed-sheets, a pillow and a ...
West Bengal: One cr cash, gold biscuits recovered from dead ...
Kolkata/Kharagpur, Aug 20 : The railway police on Saturday recovered as many as one crore rupees and at least three gold biscuits from the possession of a passenger onboard Mumbai to Howrah bound Geetanjali express (12859), who died during his trip at Kharagpur railway station in West Bengal's West ...
Manoj Sinha to visit Odisha today to attend BJP's Tiranga Yatra
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 20 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Railways and Communications Manoj Sinha will visit Odisha today to attend Bharatiya Janata Party's Tiranga Yatra and review the performance of the railways.
Railways sign agreement for management education of personnel
New Delhi, Aug 19 : Indian Railways on Friday said it has entered into an agreement with Maharaja Sayajirao (MS) University, based in Vadodara, for enabling its probationary officers to pursue management education.
IRCTC makes it to Fortune India Next 500 list of companies
New Delhi, Aug 18 : For the second year in a row, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made it to the prestigious Fortune India Next 500 list of Indian companies, with the Railway Ministry PSU improving its ranking to 199 from 328 in 2015.
Railways rope in states for plantation along tracks
New Delhi, Aug 17 : The Indian Railways is roping in the forest departments of Haryana and Punjab for planting trees on railway land alongside tracks. The zonal railways have also been asked to replicate the model in their regions, officials said on Wednesday.
Unique China Story: The railway that links China and Rotterdam; ...
New Delhi, Aug.17 : Since past three years, Chinese government has been investing tens of billions on improving the Eurasian rail connections and facilities.
Assam CM urges State Railways Minister for rail connectivity with ...
Guwahati, Aug 16 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain and the officials of the Railways to construct a railway bridge connecting Majuli from Dhakuakhana to expose the biggest river island in the world to tourists.
Installing fibre optic to provide internet, telephone connectivity in ...
Raipur, Aug. 15 : After connecting remote areas of Bastar district with railway and road networks of rest of the country, the Chhattisgarh Government has undertaken a project to install fibre optic network across the district to provide Internet and telephone connectivity even in far-flung areas.
Govt. releases commemorative postage stamp on tourism on 70th I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 15 : Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Monday released a commemorative postage stamp on Tourism in India on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off new train
New Delhi, Aug 14 : Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off a new train between Jammutavi and Haridwar on Sunday.
Rail-General Budget merger, Congress, transparency, detailing
New Delhi, Aug. 13 : With the government mulling to merge the Rail Budget with the General Budget, the Congress on Saturday said one wonders with this experiment of tying the budgets, if the transparencies that exist during the Railway Budget and the detailing that goes into it would also come out ...
Train services disrupted as track develops crack in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 10 : Thousands of train commuters had a harried time as the services were disrupted at East Railway's Sealdah-Bangaon section for over an hour on Wednesday following detection of crack on the track.
MPs to get unique ID to book multiple railway tickets: Prabhu
New Delhi, Aug 10 : All sitting MPs and former MPs will soon be given a "unique identity" to help them book train tickets and end any misuse in multiple bookings, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday.
Kolkata: Large Rock Python rescued from train at Sealdah station
Kolkata, Aug 10 : The Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Wednesday rescued a rare species Rock Python from an express train at Sealdah Railway Station in Kolkata, reports said.
TravelKhana expands food delivery network on three Indian railway ...
New Delhi, Aug 10 : India-wide marketplace enabling food ordering for travelers in transit TravelKhana has now expanded its network in eastern, western and northern India by marking its presence in 22 new stations.
Railways earn Rs 15 crore from ticketless travellers
Agartala, Aug 10 : The Railways collected Rs 15 crore in fines in the first four months of the current fiscal from ticketless travellers in the country's northeast.
NFR to carry fuel tankers on flat wagons to Tripura
Guwahati, Aug 10 : The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will start a Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) service to carry trucks loaded with fuel on flat-wagon goods train from Thursday to help Tripura tide over the fuel crisis.