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Railway services in northeast partially restored


July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, July 25 (IANS) The railway services between southern Assam and other states in the region were partially restored, connecting Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram with rest of the country ... Read more...

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Bridge on Simen River in Arunachal opened


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A strategically important 480-metre bridge built on River Simen in Arunachal Pradesh by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), an agency of the defence ministry, has ... Read more...

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‘Another month to restore train services to northeast’


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 2 (IANS) Owing to enormous track damage, it would take at least a month more to restore train services between some northeastern states and the rest of India, ... Read more...

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Train passengers stranded by Assam floods being rescued


June 28th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said Thursday that all passengers stranded by landslides at three places in Assam's Dima Hasao district will be evacuated soon.Another 20 ... Read more...

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‘Northeast’s connectivity issue to be dealt with’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) High-powered committees formed recently by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for finding possible, early solutions to deal with the northeastern region's connectivity problems and subsequent economic ... Read more...

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Rail projects in Bengal suffered from 2001 to 2008: Mamata


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hoogly, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that indifferent attitude of the railway ministry was responsible for "zero progress" in projects related to the ... Read more...

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Indian Army fast-tracks air defence guns’ purchase


April 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Exactly a month after army chief Gen. V.K. Singh highlighted gaps in the country's defence preparedness in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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Dhumal seeks work on pending rail projects


February 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday asked the railways to start the construction of a rail line in the state that the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Indian Railway tableau to showcase its history at R-Day parade (With images)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian Railways will bring together its past and present through a tableau that will be showcased at the Republic Day Parade, a Central Railways official said ... Read more...

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Punjab Mail to show Railways’ past, present on R-Day


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways' tableau is all set to depict its past and present by showcasing the Punjab Mail - its first train service to complete ... Read more...

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Two civilians killed, abducted manager untraced in Meghalaya


January 18th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Two bullet-riddled bodies were recovered in insurgency-ravaged district of East Garo Hills in Meghalaya Tuesday, even as police are still clueless about the whereabouts of the ... Read more...

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Manager abducted in Meghalaya


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Suspected Rabha tribal rebels Monday abducted the manager of a firm working on a railway project in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, bordering Assam, police said.Ganeshyam ... Read more...

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Metro to introduce eight coach trains by June


January 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing crowds on its commuter trains, the Delhi Metro will introduce 68 eight-coach trains on the broad gauge line alone before June, a ... Read more...

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IVRCL bags Rs.972 crore-worth orders


October 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Infrastructure firm IVRCL Ltd Monday said its transport and mining divisions have bagged orders worth Rs.972 crore which include building a strategic rail tunnel through the ... Read more...

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Mamata announces projects for north Bengal


July 19th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday launched a host of projects for north Bengal and slammed the main opposition Left Front for trying to ... Read more...

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Blinkered vision harms trade, Indian aid in Nepal


July 8th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Indian assistance worth over Rs.3,000 crore, meant to boost Nepal's trade, economy and public welfare, faces obstruction in the Himalayan republic due to vested interests and ... Read more...

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Ruckus over union minister’s visit to Himachal


July 6th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amb (Himachal Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) Union Minister K.H. Muniyappa's trip to inaugurate a railway line in this town led to a ruckus Wednesday with the state's ruling Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Railway signs $16.45mn contract with Indian firm


July 4th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Bangladesh Railway Monday inked a $16.45 million contract with an Indian company to supply wagons.The contract was signed with the Indian company Texmaco Limited as part ... Read more...

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On history track: Punjab Mail chugs into 100th year (With Images)


June 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Once the preferred service for British officials disembarking at Mumbai and travelling up-country, the Punjab Mail entered its 100th year this month. It is the ... Read more...

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Northeast ignored in rail budget: Tripura minister


February 27th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ignored the northeast in the rail Budget and focussed only on her home state West Bengal, a minister in Tripura's Left Front government ... Read more...

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Heli Taxi services launched in Himachal


January 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Jan 30 (ANI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has launched the much-awaited Heli Ttaxi services to cater to high-end tourists.Talking to the media, Dhumal said: " Heli Taxi Service ... Read more...

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Imphal-Jiribam Railway Line spearheading infrastructure development in Manipur


January 21st, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal (Manipur), Jan.21 (ANI) Infrastructure development tops the central government's agenda in the northeast and in this context, the ongoing construction of the 84-kilometer-long Imphal-Jiribam Railway Line in Manipur, assumes significance.Construction began ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists halt India-aided railway survey in Nepal


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Keeping its sights trained on India-aided projects in Nepal, the opposition Maoist party has now obstructed the survey on a railway project in southern Nepal that ... Read more...

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Trying to save young ones, seven elephants mowed down by train


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Sep 23 (IANS) When two baby elephants got trapped on a rail track here, more pachyderms rushed in to help - but little did they know that a speeding ... Read more...

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Emotional farewell for metre gauge train in Kerala


September 19th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Punalur (Kerala), Sep 19 (IANS) It was all over for the last metre gauge train in Kerala when the Punalur-Chencotta passenger train to Tamil Nadu pulled out of this city Sunday evening. Since ... Read more...

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Three greenfield airports in northeastern India


July 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has approved setting up of three greenfield airports in the northeastern states to improve air connectivity. An official statement said Saturday that of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to implement 14 projects with Indian loan (Lead)


July 21st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have finalised 14 infrastructure projects, including those that will enhance connectivity between the two countries, which will be implemented with an Indian loan of ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Delhi finalise 14 projects worth $1 bn


July 21st, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi have finalised 14 development projects to be implemented with an Indian loan of $1 billion. Both the countries will be directly benefited as some ... Read more...

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BEML net dips 17 percent in fiscal 2010


June 21st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) State-run BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Ltd) posted net profit of Rs.223 crore for fiscal 2009-10 as against Rs.269 crore in 2008-09, registering 17 percent decline year-on-year (YoY), the ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to open Inderlok-Mundka line in March


February 21st, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will open the over-15 km long Inderlok-Mundka line on schedule next month, an official said Sunday. This line will be opened with 13 trains ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to take sharpest turn in Gurgaon


February 7th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's much awaited extension into neighbouring Gurgaon will have the track's sharpest turn. Construction of this stretch of the track has taken metro engineers twice ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks Mamata for more railway projects


January 28th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) With the railway budget to be presented next month in parliament, AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has written to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for more projects ... Read more...

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India, B’Desh agree to address all outstanding land boundary issue


January 12th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): India and Bangladesh have agreed to comprehensively address all outstanding land boundary issues keeping in view the spirit of the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement and also to ... Read more...

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5,000 postcards to press for Tripura railway upgrade


November 12th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 12 (IANS) The railway authorities are about to be bombarded with 5,000 postcards urging better train services in Tripura, courtesy the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). "Over 5,000 young ... Read more...

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Ansari lays foundation for Sikkim rail link


October 30th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rangpo (Sikkim), Oct 30 (IANS) Initiating the process of bringing Sikkim onto the country's railway map, Vice-President Hamid Ansari Friday laid the foundation stone of the Rs.1,400 crore project for a ... Read more...

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