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PM, Jayalalithaa condole deaths in train fire (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, DMK president M.Karunanidhi, DMDK chief A.Vijayakant and others Monday condoled the death of 35 people, ... Read more...

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PM condoles deaths in Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of 35 people who were burnt alive in the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express and directed ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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Argentine government takes over train operator after crash


February 29th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The Argentine government announced Tuesday the "temporary and preventive" takeover of commuter rail operator Trenes de Buenos Aires amid harsh criticism by relatives of the ... Read more...

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Kashmir rail services back on track


November 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) A day after 20 people sustained minor injuries in a derailment in Jammu and Kashmir, rail services in the valley resumed Thursday as per schedule, ... Read more...

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Two train accidents injure 21


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 21 people were injured in two rail accidents Wednesday -- a train derailment in Kashmir and a collision between two trains in Odisha ... Read more...

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Harsh steps against those responsible for rail accident: Trivedi


August 1st, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Sunday said a proper inquiry will be held to fix accountability for the derailment of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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11 killed, 89 injured in China rail accident


July 23rd, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 89 others were injured when a bullet train derailed in eastern China Saturday night, Xinhua reported.The accident occurred around 8.30 p.m. ... Read more...

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No person should die in a train accident: Dinesh Trivedi


July 12th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Dinesh Trivedi, the Trinamool Congress MP who took his oath as railway minister Tuesday, said safety of railway passengers would be his foremost concern ... Read more...

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Even one person shouldn’t die in a rail accident: Trivedi (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi, who took over as railway minister Tuesday, within a week of two train accidents over a hundred people, said ... Read more...

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Opposition attacks government over railway accident


July 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A day after a rail accident claimed at least 69 lives in Uttar Pradesh, opposition parties Monday held the government responsible for it saying ... Read more...

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Three Swedes among Uttar Pradesh rail accident victims


July 11th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 11 (IANS) Among the victims of the Kalka Mail derailment, that killed at least 63 passengers and left 249 injured, were three Swedish nationals, two of whom ... Read more...

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Train derails in Madhya Pradesh, villagers save lives (Lead)


May 9th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) Timely help of local villagers saved several lives as five coaches of Mumbai-bound Udyog Nagri Express derailed in Madhya Pradesh's Vidhisha district early Monday, police said. ... Read more...

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30 hurt as train derails in Madhya Pradesh


May 9th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) At least 30 passengers were injured, seven of them critically, when five coaches of Mumbai-bound Udyog Nagri Express derailed near a station in Madhya Pradesh's Vidhisha ... Read more...

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Women over 58 yrs now eligible for railway concession


February 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the railways will give concession to women over 58 years.Presenting the Rail Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament, Banerjee ... Read more...

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Railways planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in 2011-12


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, while presenting the Rail Budget 2011-12 in the Parliament, on Friday said the railways is planning to invest Rs 57630 crore in ... Read more...

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Highlights of Railway budget 2011-12


February 25th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday presented the railway budget in the Parliament.The highlights of the Railway budget 2011-12 are as follows:First coach from the new ... Read more...

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11 dead in China rail accident


August 14th, 2010 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Eleven people were killed in a train derailment at a railway construction site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday, authorities said. The accident happened when a train ... Read more...

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Political blame game begins over West Bengal rail accident


July 19th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The railway accident at Sainthia in Birbhum district has triggered a game of political one-upmanship in West Bengal, with the ruling Left Front and the opposition Trinamool ... Read more...

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Anti-collision device could have averted latest train accident


July 19th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Shudip Talukdar New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Even as the latest rail accident claimed 60 lives and injured 150 people in West Bengal, the railway ministry is still prevaricating over installing ... Read more...

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Disaster relief personnel help rail accident victims in West Bengal


July 19th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday deployed five teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) consisting of 140 personnel to assist in the rescue and relief ... Read more...

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Congo rail accident toll rises to 76


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), June 23 (IANS) The toll in Monday's train accident in the Republic of Congo has risen to 76, a media report said Wednesday. The accident occurred between Pointe-Noire town ... Read more...

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60 die in Congo rail accident


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), June 22 (IANS) Sixty people were killed and about 450 others injured in a rail accident in the Republic of Congo, a media report said Tuesday. The accident occurred ... Read more...

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Mamata shielding train accident culprits: CPI-M


May 29th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday lashed out at Trinamool Congress leader and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee over the West Bengal train tragedy, saying she ... Read more...

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Different UPA voices on cause of rail accident


May 29th, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Ministers of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Friday spoke in different voices on the cause of the rail accident in West Midnapore district of West Bengal ... Read more...

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Sports ministry offers financial help to former athletes


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday extended financial assistance to former footballer M. Bharathan and physically challenged sportsperson Prabir Sarkar. Bharathan will get Rs.100,000 and Sarkar ... Read more...

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Nine killed in UP rail accident


March 9th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 9 (ANI): At least nine passengers were killed and around 12 others got injured in a rail accident in an unmanned railway crossing between Uttarpura and Barrajpura Railway Stations under ... Read more...

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Anxious families of injured Metro workers throng hospitals


July 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Family members of the people injured in the Metro rail accident Sunday anxiously paced the corridors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre ... Read more...

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Probe begins into Orissa rail accident


February 16th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Railways has begun its probe into the train accident in Orissa that claimed nine lives and injured about 150, an official said Monday."Balbir Singh, the commissioner of ... Read more...

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Tracks repaired at Orissa accident site, train services normal


February 15th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The tracks damaged in the rail accident Friday in Orissa's Jajpur district have been repaired and train services resumed normal operations Sunday, an official here said.Both up and ... Read more...

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Patnaik visits rail accident site, meets victims (Lead)


February 14th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 14 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday visited the site in Jajpur district where a train accident killed at least nine people and injured over 150.Patnaik also visited the ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad announces relief for Rae Bareli accident victims


January 26th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Union Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Monday announced a compensation of Rs.100,000 to the next of kin of the 12 people killed in a rail accident in Rae ... Read more...

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2 dead, 11 injured in Coimbatore rail accident


August 5th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Aug 5 (IANS) Two people were killed and 11 injured Tuesday when a lorry rammed into an express train at an unmanned railway crossing near this town. Lorry driver ... Read more...

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Two journalism students killed in rail accident


June 2nd, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Two students of journalism were killed in a train accident on the outskirts of the capital, the police said Sunday. Manish Singhla, a 19-year old from Shalimar ... Read more...

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