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3 killed, 50 injured when trains collide near Karachi


September 17th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by BNO News
KARACHI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two passenger trains collided near Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on early Monday morning, killing two railway employees and a passenger and injuring more than 50 others, ... Read more...

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24 injured in China train accident


August 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Harbin (China), Aug 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured when two passenger trains collided at a railway station in northeast China's Heilongjiang province Thursday, local authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways on road to revival?


August 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The beleaguered Pakistan Railways may be finally on the road to revival, as the government has approved various projects at a whopping cost of Rs.287 billion ... Read more...

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Exodus to northeast from Bangalore down to trickle


August 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Exodus of northeast people from Bangalore to Guwahati reduced to a trickle -- about 100 Saturday from thousands till late Friday -- even as security has ... Read more...

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3 lakh passengers, 300 trains stranded in eight states (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Around 3 lakh passengers were Tuesday stranded in over 300 trains across eight states after the northern and eastern grids failed, crippling operations ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 19 states, 600 million people hit (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 22 states, 600 million people hit (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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3 lakh passengers, 300 trains stranded in eight states


July 31st, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Around 3 lakh passengers were Tuesday stranded in over 300 trains across eight states after the northern and eastern grids failed, crippling operations across ... Read more...

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Power failure cripples railways; 500 trains, 1.5 lakh passengers hit


July 30th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Around 1.5 lakh passengers in 300 trains suffered delays as the power grid failure crippled operations across eight divisions of the northern railway Monday, while ... 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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Downpour wreaks havoc across China


July 24th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rainstorms since the weekend have ravaged many parts of China, including the capital city of Beijing where the heaviest rain in 60 years caused 37 ... Read more...

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A Pakistani train that broke down seven times


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) The ill-health of Pakistan Railways was highlighted when a train broke down seven times and reached its destination a staggering 35 hours late.Jaafar Express, which began ... Read more...

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Russia rains: Toll rises to nearly 80 (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 78 people have died after heavy downpour triggered massive floods in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, the emergencies ministry said Saturday.In the worst-hit Gelendzhik ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, says Pakistan PM (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Late running of trains has become so endemic in Pakistan that an exasperated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for punctuality in long-distance train services.These ... Read more...

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Complete shutdown observed in Odisha (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A near-complete shutdown was observed across Odisha Thursday in response to the call by various political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), against ... Read more...

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Two trucks blown up on Myanmar border


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 22 (IANS) Armed members of an ethnic group have blown up two trucks near Myanmar's eastern border with Thailand, state media reported Tuesday.The trucks were blown up by ... Read more...

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Four dead, 30 hurt in China storm


May 10th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) At least four people have died and 30 others were injured in storms and tornadoes in a central Chinese province, officials said. Hunan province has been ... Read more...

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Pakistan prospecting for rail engines in India


April 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a move that signals the rapid progress in normalising relations, India is considering a request from Pakistan to supply rail engines to help improve ... Read more...

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130 injured in Netherlands train collision (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 22 (IANS) Around 130 people were injured when two passenger trains collided Saturday near the Netherlands' capital city Amsterdam, Xinhua reported.The accident took place around 6.30 p.m. ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets new trains; bio-diesel, windmill plants (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, March 14 (IANS) New express and passenger trains, increase in the frequency of some long-distance and suburban trains, setting up of windmills and completion of the Mass Rapid ... Read more...

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Trinamool derails fare hike, BJP, Left slam budget (Political Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's maiden railway budget sparked a political explosion Wednesday after his Trinamool Congress blasted his proposed fare hikes, throwing up a ... Read more...

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India’s rail budget raises fares, focuses on safety (Intro Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With minor-to-moderate fare hikes, 96 new passenger trains and focus on safety, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tabled his ministry's budget for 2012-13 Wednesday, promising ... Read more...

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Trivedi proposes new projects for home state, constituency


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi may have veered away from his leader West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal-centric approach to focus on mopping up ... Read more...

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96 new trains announced in railway budget


March 14th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday announced 96 new trains, including 75 express trains and 21 passenger trains in the railway budget for 2012-13.The minister said ... Read more...

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India’s rail budget raises fares, focuses on safety (Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With minor-to-moderate fare hikes, 96 new passenger trains and focus on safety, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tabled his ministry's budget for 2012-13 Wednesday, promising ... Read more...

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Driverless tube trains for London


February 29th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Driverless tube trains should be introduced in the next few years to reduce the power of union bosses, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.Johnson wants to ... Read more...

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Panel suggests Rs.800,000 crore railways modernisation plan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A high-level panel on railway modernisation, headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda, Monday suggested a total funding of over Rs.800,000 crore for revamping the Indian Railways ... Read more...

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Top panel warns against new trains without focus on safety


February 26th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of Minister Dinesh Trivedi's first Railway Budget March 14, a high-level panel has advised focus on safety issues, rather than the populist practice of ... Read more...

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Railway safety, modernisation reports delayed


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Reports of two high powered committees on railway safety and modernisation, headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar and National Innovation Council head ... Read more...

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Railway want PPP mode for high speed trains


November 4th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Stating that a high speed rail corridor can become a catalyst for India's economic growth, Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa Friday stressed ... Read more...

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World Bank offers India $975 mn loan for freight corridor


October 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The World Bank has offered India a $975 million loan for developing a freight corridor that will help improve the movement of raw materials and ... Read more...

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124 trains cancelled in Telangana due to blockade


October 14th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Railways have cancelled 124 trains in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh from Oct 15 to 17 in view of the three-day "rail blockade" called by ... Read more...

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Trains to run normally as Telangana blockade deferred


October 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 11 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Tuesday postponed till Oct 15 its three-day rail blockade scheduled to begin Wednesday following which the railways announced that ... Read more...

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300 of Pakistan’s 500 locomotives out of order


October 11th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 300 of Pakistan Railways' 500 locomotives are out of order, leading to a loss of a whopping nearly Rs.25 billion a year, authorities said.The lack ... Read more...

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Rail blockade ends in Telangana, road transport still paralysed


September 25th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) The two-day rail blockade and strike by auto rickshaws in in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh ended Sunday evening but the buses of state-owned Road ... Read more...

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