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Train accident averted in Bengal


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) A major train accident was averted in West Bengal when the driver of an express train stopped the engine after it got detached from the passenger ... Read more...

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Northeast may get rail links with Myanmar, Bangladesh


July 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) India's landlocked northeast may soon have rail connectivity with the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh courtesy an initiative to boost bilateral trade, usher development ... Read more...

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Work with us for Siliguri’s development: Mamata to Railways


February 11th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday urged Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to look into the possibilities of working together with the state government for ... Read more...

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Train derailment: Railways open several helplines


August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The Indian Railways have opened several helpline numbers to assist the relatives of the passengers of the derailed Bangalore-bound Guwahati-Bangalore Express in West Bengal's Malda district.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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Five-six years needed to complete world-class station project: Minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Mar 3 (IANS) Days after Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee apologised in parliament for the delay in developing 60 stations into world-class ones as proposed in her previous ... Read more...

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Mamata apologises for not achieving world-class station target


February 25th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday apologised for the delay in developing 60 railway stations into world-class stations as proposed in her last rail budgets."I must say sorry, ... Read more...

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Compare CPI-M, Trinamool’s development record: Mamata


January 30th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Cooch Behar/Siliguri, (West Bengal) Jan 29 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday said West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) should compare what they had done ... Read more...

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CPI-M has done nothing for north Bengal: Mamata


January 29th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cooch Behar/Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 29 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the CPI-M should compare what they had done for implementation of railway projects in ... Read more...

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No night trains in Assam till Jan 30


January 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Night-time movements along the Guwahati-Lumding section of North East Frontier Railway in Assam have been suspended till Jan 30 to prevent any possible subversive activity in view of ... Read more...

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Railways sign deal for axle unit in Bengal


January 10th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The railway ministry and state-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) Monday signed an agreement for setting up a new rail axle manufacturing factory at New Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Express to reach Delhi Wednesday


September 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth Express, showcasing the glorious history and salient features of the upcoming Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, is returning to Delhi Wednesday after enthralling ... 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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Mamata to visit Darjeeling soon, appeals for peace


September 14th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 13 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would be visiting the trouble-torn Darjeeling Hills very soon and asserted that peace could be restored ... Read more...

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Mamata announces promotion, cash award for Sushil Kumar


September 13th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 13 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced out-of-turn promotion and a cash award of Rs.10 lakh for Sushil Kumar, who Sunday became the first Indian wrestler ... Read more...

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Helpline numbers for West Bengal accident (Lead)


July 19th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Following is a list of helpline numbers started by the railway authorities for information on Monday's train accident at Sainthia in West Bengal. At least 60 people were killed ... Read more...

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Remains of Indian soldier killed in 1962 war recovered


July 9th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) The Indian Army has recovered the remains of a soldier who died during the 1962 Indo-China war from Arunchal Pradesh close to the China border, an official said ... 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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Special trains for Ajmer Sharif pilgrims


June 13th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Railways will run special trains to Ajmer from various parts of the country for devotees travelling to the the Rajasthan city for the 798th Urs ... Read more...

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Maoist Sanyal commits suicide


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Naxalbari (West Bengal), Mar 23 (ANI): Maoist leader Kanu Sanyal reportedly committed suicide at his home in Naxalbari on Tuesday.Sources said the dead body of Sanyal, who was not keeping well for ... Read more...

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Frequency of 12 trains increased; 21 trains extended


February 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee announced that frequency of 12 trains are proposed to be increased and 21 trains would be given extension from their current route.Increase ... Read more...

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40 tertiary-level multi-specialty Hospitals to be set up


February 24th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced setting up of 40 Tertiary-level Multi-specialty Hospitals during the Railway Budget for the year 2010-11.The hospitals will ... Read more...

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Railways to focus on increasing coach manufacturing capacity


February 24th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced a slew of new projects, some in partnership with the private sector, to bolster the country's coach manufacturing capacity and ... Read more...

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Slew of special trains, a gift from Mamata


February 24th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A host of special trains for women, tourists, armed forces and the common man will be introduced in the next fiscal, said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Railways to welcome private investment in infrastructure development


February 24th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Indian Railways is ready for public private partnership which would help to develop railway infrastructure as well as promoting ... Read more...

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Railway recruitment exams to be held in regional languages


February 24th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that the railway recruitment examinations would be conducted in regional languages.Presenting the Railway Budget in the parliament here, ... Read more...

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MiG-27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot killed (Lead)


February 16th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal Tuesday, defence ministry officials said. The pilot was killed in the accident. The fighter ... Read more...

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MiG-27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot killed


February 16th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal Tuesday, defence ministry officials said. The pilot was killed in the accident. The fighter ... Read more...

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Mamata lays foundation for perishable cargo centre in Singur


November 29th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Nov 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday laid the foundation stone for the railway's first perishable cargo centre to benefit farmers in this West Bengal's Hooghly district ... Read more...

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MiG 27 fighter jet crash near Jalpaiguri, pilot safe


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri, Oct 23 (ANI): An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG 27 aircraft crashed near New Jalpaiguri about 16 kilometers West of the Hashimara Air Force Base on Friday.According to a Defence Ministry ... Read more...

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Siliguri to have new railway recruitment centre


October 6th, 2009 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Oct 5 (IANS) The northern West Bengal town of Siliguri will have a new railway recruitment centre, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here Monday. Flagging off the weekly New Jalpaiguri-Digha Paharia ... Read more...

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West Bengal gets new hills-to-coast train


October 4th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct 4 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday announced a new train service between this northern West Bengal town and the coastal tourist destination of Digha in East ... Read more...

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Siliguri railway bridge collapses due to heavy rains


August 20th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, (West Bengal) Aug 20 (ANI): Railway services in the Siliguri-New Jalpaiguri region were affected following the collapse of a rail bridge in Siliguri on Thursday morning.Heavy rains and strong river currents ... Read more...

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Mamata rains sops on West Bengal in her Railway budget


July 3rd, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee rolled out her "please all" budget Friday, making a large number of proposals ahead of the 2011 assembly elections in West ... Read more...

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Apart from non-stop services, Mamata introduces 57 new trains


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Apart from 12 non-stop train services between major cities, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has introduced as many as 57 new trains in her rail budget for ... Read more...

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