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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)

August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

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Widow ‘gang-raped’ by train robbers in Bengal

February 26th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Katwa (West Bengal), Feb 26 (IANS) A middle-aged woman was allegedly raped by a gang of robbers after she tried to confront them during a robbery attempt in a ... Read more...

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39 people have died in Himachal rains

September 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Monsoon rains have claimed 39 lives in Himachal Pradesh and the damage to property is estimated at Rs.355.29 crore, a government spokesman said Saturday. The maximum loss ... 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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Trolley system to take Haji Malang devotees uphill

April 26th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), April 26 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees and tourists who throng the famous Haji Malang mausoleum in Thane district will soon have a funicular trolley to help them go ... Read more...

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Kalka-Shimla track gets holiday special toy train

December 23rd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 23 (IANS) To cater to the Christmas and New Year's eve rush, the railways Thursday started a holiday special toy train on the Kalka-Shimla track, an official said here."A special ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts supply lines between Siliguri, Darjeeling

June 16th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 16 (IANS) Supply lines between Siliguri and Darjeeling districts of West Bengal were disrupted Wednesday following a landslide on national highway 55 in the Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district, officials ... Read more...

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Forest fire disrupts Kalka-Shimla rail traffic

April 19th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Traffic on the Kalka-Shimla railway line was disrupted for more than an hour Monday due to forest fire near the track, an official said. "The traffic on the Kalka-Shimla ... Read more...

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Tourists flow to Darjeeling marred by GJM moral policing

September 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Sep 6 (ANI): Tourism in Darjeeling, is taking a hit following a moral policing by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists.The Gorkha community has been demanding a separate state called "Gorkhaland" carved ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s wish list - four new trains, five railway lines

June 24th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has written to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, listing the state's demands, including that of four new trains and five new railway lines, to ... Read more...

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