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Assam announces third special to Bangalore on Sep 20


September 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to run a third special train to Bangalore Sep 20 to facilitate the return of those who had fled Bangalore and ... Read more...

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Special Guwahati-Bangalore train to run Sep 1


August 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) A special train from Guwahati to Bangalore will run Sep 1 to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work in ... Read more...

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Railways starts train movement in violence hit Assam


July 25th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The railways Wednesday started the movement of freight trains and expected soon to resume passenger train services, suspended for more than 48 hours due to the ... Read more...

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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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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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Assam’s stranded train passengers evacuated


June 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 29 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Friday said that all passengers stranded at three locations on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been evacuated.The NFR ran a special ... 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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Assam floods toll 18 dead, 2,500 train passengers still stranded (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam has killed at least 18 people till Thursday, even as over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the ... Read more...

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Day 3: 2,500 train passengers still stranded in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day Thursday as heavy landslides following heavy rains blocked tracks and cut ... 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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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Blasts on railway track in Asam, no casualties


April 20th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) A few hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scheduled visit to Assam Friday, suspected cadres of anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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Two killed in Assam train accident (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 3 (IANS) Two people were killed and 16 seriously injured when a Guwahati-bound train hit a road construction vehicle at an unmanned crossing near here Friday morning, a ... Read more...

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Parts of northeast cut-off as train services suspended


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, Oct 10 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam were cut-off from the rest of the country Monday after the railways suspended all train ... Read more...

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Northeast steps up security for I-Day


August 14th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 100,000 police, army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the country's northeastern region to foil attempts by separatists to disrupt Independence Day celebrations ... Read more...

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India to improve rail-road links to Bangladesh: Officials


December 6th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) India will extend and improve its road and rail connectivity with Bangladesh to enhance trade and also to get access transit through that country to bridge distances ... Read more...

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Passenger train derails in Assam, militant hand suspected (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 27 (IANS) Four coaches of passenger train Barak Valley Express were derailed Wednesday after suspected militants triggered a blast on a railway track in southern Assam, officials said. No ... 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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India-Bangladesh finalize railway links


September 9th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Sep. 9 (ANI): Railway officials of India and Bangladesh have finalized railway link alignment to improve connectivity between the two countries in Agartala.It will reduce the distance to ... Read more...

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Sixteen dead, 50,000 displaced as rains lash northeast (Roundup)


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Itanagar/Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Incessant rains caused havoc in the northeastern states of Asssam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura, claiming at least 16 lives and displacing over 50,000 people, officials said Thursday. At ... Read more...

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Night train services resume in terror-hit section of northeast


October 21st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), Oct 21 (IANS) Night train services on the militancy-hit Lumding-Badarpur rail section that connects southern Assam as well as Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur to the rest of the country have ... Read more...

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People hail new train service between Agartala-Dharmanagar in Tripura


September 25th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Sep.25 (ANI): With peace gradually returning to Tripura, the pace of development has picked up and it promises a bright future for the people of the State.Following the ... Read more...

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Night trains suspended in parts of northeast


August 14th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) Fearing terrorist attacks ahead of Independence Day Aug 15, the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has suspended night trains in southern Assam, Nagaland and Tripura till Sunday, an official ... Read more...

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Passenger trains to run again through restive southern Assam


June 23rd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar (Assam), June 23 (IANS) Passenger train services of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) would resume Wednesday - after nearly two and a half months - on the militancy-hit Lumding-Badarpur rail section which ... Read more...

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Bullet proof locomotives, jackets for train drivers in Northeast


January 15th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) Bullet proof locomotives and protective jackets for crew members are among the security measures being undertaken for train services in the militancy-hit hill section of southern Assam that ... Read more...

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Northeast on alert ahead of I-Day, trains cancelled


August 11th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) A high security alert has been sounded across the militancy-hit northeast region apprehending terrorist violence ahead of Independence Day, officials said here Monday. "For security reasons, Northeast Frontier ... Read more...

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Heavy security as train services resume in Assam hills


August 1st, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Bullet proof coaches and protective jackets for crewmembers are among the heavy security measures undertaken for train services which have resumed in the militancy-hit hill section of southern ... Read more...

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Agartala in Tripura comes up on Indian railway map


June 29th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, Sunday came up as the newest point on the map of the Indian Railways in the country's northeast. A locomotive of the ... Read more...

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Agartala to be on Indian railway map soon


June 9th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Later this month, the capital of Tripura will become the second state capital in the northeast after Guwahati to find a place on the country's railway map. "The ... Read more...

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Agartala to get its first train service by June


March 29th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, March 29 (IANS) Tripura's capital Agartala will become the second state capital in the northeast after Guwahati to come on the country's railway map by June, an official said here Saturday. ... Read more...

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