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Power outage in West Bengal, many trains stranded (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There was no power in all of West Bengal, with the exception of some parts of the state capital, as the Eastern Grid collapsed suddenly ... Read more...

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Sabotage not ruled out in train fire: Roy


July 30th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday fuelled speculation of sabotage behind the Chennai bound-Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh that killed 32 people, saying a top ... Read more...

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Northeast road-rail links snapped, situation worsens


July 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, July 16 (IANS) Surface links between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram as also southern Assam and the rest of India have worsened since Sunday with massive ... Read more...

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Goods train derailed in Bihar, disrupts traffic (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) A goods train was derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, disrupting services in the busy Gaya-Mughalsarai section of the East Central Railway. Many trains ... Read more...

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Goods train derails in Bihar; no casualties


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 13 (IANS) Twenty-six wagons of a goods train derailed in Bihar's Kaimur district early Friday, damaging tracks and disrupting train services, officials said. No casualties were reported.The train ... Read more...

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Travel agent forges MP’s signature, held in Delhi


June 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A travel agent was arrested here Thursday for forging the signature of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain to get a railway ticket ... Read more...

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Where Ramayana recitation continues for 18 years (With Image)


April 28th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Achnera (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) A Hindu temple in this small, bustling town on the outskirts of Agra is making a record of sorts with the continuous recital of ... Read more...

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Rail traffic affected at Ambala after derailment


January 5th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), Jan 5 (IANS) Railway traffic was affected at the Ambala Cantt railway station after a goods train derailed Thursday, railway officials said.Four coaches of a goods train, which ... Read more...

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Bengal’s no defers resumption of night train services


December 11th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) Night train services of the East Coast Railways, halted since May last year, were to resume Sunday but have been further deferred after the West Bengal ... Read more...

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Train fire accident to be probed


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Eastern Circle, will probe the fire accident on the Howrah-Dehradun Express in Jharkhand, in which seven people were killed ... Read more...

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Bitter row over Agra’s trademark sweet


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 2 (IANS) No trip to Agra is complete without two essentials -- a glimpse of the Taj Mahal and a sampling of the famous 'Agra ka petha'. But ... Read more...

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Three RPF men suspended for torturing guard, probe ordered


October 14th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 14 (IANS) Three policemen have been suspended on charges of torturing a railway guard by driving nails through his hands and feet, making him stand in hot water ... Read more...

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Derailment toll goes up to two, services partly restored


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The toll in the Guwahati-Bangalore Express derailement in West Bengal's Malda rose to two Monday with discovery of the body of a youth from the debris ... Read more...

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Rail link partially restored, probe starts


August 1st, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The rail link between West Bengal's northern and southern parts was partially restored Monday afternoon while officials began a probe into the derailment of the Guwahati-Bangalore ... Read more...

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Goods train derails in Uttar Pradesh


July 20th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Rail traffic was disrupted on the Lucknow-Varanasi route Wednesday after 10 wagons of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, an official said. No casualty was ... Read more...

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Bhopal Shatabdi train to carry social messages (Lead, With Images)


June 30th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) From July 1, the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express train will be adorned with posters urging people to pay attention to an often neglected section of the society ... Read more...

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Bhopal Shatabdi trains carry social messages (With Images)


June 30th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Starting Friday, the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express train will be adorned with posters urging people to pay attention to an often neglected section of the society - ... Read more...

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Mumbai suburban commuters assured of better facilities (With Image)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) Suburban commuters in Mumbai will soon get facilities like foot overbridges, drinking water and washrooms at stations, Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa said Friday.Interacting ... Read more...

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Himachal’s 108-year-old heritage railway station gutted (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kandaghat (Himachal Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) A heritage railway station here made entirely of wood and built by the British in 1903 was gutted in a fire early Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Fire destroys 108-year-old railway station


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kandaghat (Himachal Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) A heritage railway station made entirely of wood and built by the British in 1903 was gutted in a fire here early Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani catches fire, all safe (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Three coaches of the Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire near Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh early Monday, officials said. A passenger sustained minor injuries.An official of ... Read more...

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Protesting Jats clear railway tracks after Allahabad HC order


March 20th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Jats protesting against the government over a demand for jobs reservation, have cleared the railway tracks near Kafoorpur in Uttar Pradesh's J P Nagar District following ... Read more...

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Three of a family run over by train


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Three members of a family were mowed down by an express train in West Bengal's East Midnapore district Wednesday, a railway official said."The victims Kanaklata Giri, ... Read more...

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Petha out of bounds at Agra stations


January 8th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 8 (IANS) The famous Agra petha has disappeared from railway stations in this Taj Mahal city.Buying a kilo or two of petha -- a sweet made out of ... Read more...

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Diesel locomotive derails after ramming into freight train in Ambala


December 24th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Paramjeet Singh VirkHaryana, Dec.24 (ANI): A diesel locomotive derailed after it rammed into a Delhi-bound freight train at Ambala in Haryana on Friday morning.Besides the locomotive, many wagons of the freight ... Read more...

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Cigarette ban up in smoke in Kolkata stations


November 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) With hundreds of passengers leisurely puffing away at their cigarettes on trains and railway platforms in suburban Kolkata, it is hard to imagine that smoking on ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers continue rail blockade


October 30th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Thousands of farmers Saturday continued blocking rail tracks at various places in the state to protest against slow procurement of paddy by central and state government agencies.The ... Read more...

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CBI raids Rajdhani Express, 3 railway officials suspended


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday swooped on the New Delhi-Mumbai August Kranti Rajdhani Express and detected irregularities which led to the suspension of three railway officials, ... Read more...

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Eight coaches of passenger train derails in Uttarakhand


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarfaraz KhanLaksar (Uttarakhand), Oct.23 (ANI): Eight coaches of a passenger train were derailed near Uttarakhand's Laksar town. No casualties were reported.The train was running from Moradabad to Saharanpur.Police and railway officials ... Read more...

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Taj city decked up for warm welcome to CWG guests


October 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 4 (IANS) Splendid glimpses of the Taj Mahal and an array of Indian crafts promise a treat for Commonwealth Games (CWG) guests who come visiting. The city is all decked ... Read more...

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Bomb scare disrupts train services in West Bengal


September 20th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Train services in the Kharagpur-Adra section in West Bengal were disrupted for over four hours Monday after a tiffin box fitted with wires was found on the railway ... Read more...

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Fire in railway office in Lucknow


August 25th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) A fire broke out in the Northern Railway divisional manager's office here Wednesday, an official said. No one was injured in the incident. "The fire broke out in the ... Read more...

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Rajdhani Express engine catches fire, passengers safe


August 4th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 4 (IANS) A fire broke out in the engine of a Rajdhani Express on the outskirts of this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday, disrupting the busy Sultanpur-Lucknow rail route, officials said. ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Express arrives in West Midnapore


July 28th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) The Commonwealth Express, an exhibition train showcasing the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi in October, arrived in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Tuesday. The exhibition train, ... Read more...

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Survivors of West Bengal train collision reach their destination


July 19th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Jul 19 (ANI): The relief train of remaining bogies of the Vananchal Express that was involved in a collision at Sainthia just after midnight in West Bengal arrived with the survivors ... Read more...

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