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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits trains and road traffic in Bihar


September 20th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) The bandh called by the opposition to protest hike in diesel price, cap on subsidised LPG cylinders and FDI in retail hit the railways and road ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples normal life in UP


September 20th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Normal life was crippled across the state Thursday in response to the shutdown call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Rains throw life out of gear in Lucknow


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter the state capital for the second consecutive day Saturday. The weather department has predicted wet days till next week.Rains began ... Read more...

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Rains batter Andhra Pradesh


September 4th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter Andhra Pradesh and throwing road and rail traffic out of gear, officials said.Several rivulets, tanks and other water bodies were ... Read more...

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Exodus reversed: Special train to Bangalore leaves Guwahati


September 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) A special train to Bangalore left a railway station here Saturday afternoon to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work ... Read more...

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Three dead as blast derails train in Pakistan


August 29th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 20 injured when militants blew up a rail track in Pakistan's Jacobabad city early Wednesday, causing derailment of ... Read more...

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Explosive substances near rail track diffused


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Aug 23 (IANS) Experts Thursday diffused explosive substances including a detonator found in a tiffin box near a railway track about 30 km from here in Kerala, police said.Kottayam ... Read more...

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Train bombing attempt foiled in Pakistan


August 20th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of lives were saved when an attempt to blow up a passenger train in Pakistan was foiled after the train engineer spotted some suspicious material ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa assures safety to people from northeast (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday assured safety to the people from the northeast living and working here.In a statement, Jayalalithaa said: "Tamil Nadu has ... Read more...

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Railways monitoring surge of northeastern people


August 17th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Southern Railway authorities here are monitoring a sudden surge of people from northeastern states like Assam and Manipur, among others, at railway stations to go ... Read more...

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Panic subsides in Karnataka, people flee Maharashtra (Intro-Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) A mass flight triggered by rumours of imminent attacks on people from the northeast in Karnataka ebbed Thursday, but many from the region began fleeing ... Read more...

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Panic subsides in Karnataka, people flee Maharashtra (Roundup)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) A mass flight triggered by rumours of imminent attacks on people from the northeast in Karnataka ebbed Thursday, but many from the region began fleeing ... Read more...

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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

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19 train disaster victims identified


August 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Two days after fire gutted a coach of the New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express, 19 of the 32 bodies had been identified by Wednesday as forensic ... Read more...

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Grid failure stalls life in Punjab, Haryana


July 31st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Trains were stranded at various places across Punjab and Haryana as another power grid failure hit parts of the country Tuesday.Electricity supply to all cities and ... Read more...

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UP comes to a grinding halt due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday as the Northen Grid tripped again around 1:30 p.m.,leading to a power blackout in most towns and ... Read more...

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18 train fire victims remain unidentified


July 31st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Eighteen of the 32 people who died in the Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh Monday are yet to be unidentified even as a forensic ... Read more...

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Two killed in train-truck collision, major accident averted


July 30th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), July 30 (IANS) A major accident involving a train was averted Monday even as a collision between the train and a truck in this Haryana district left two ... 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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Railways to probe if TN express fire was accident or sabotage


July 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Was it an accident or sabotage? The fire in the Tamil Nadu Express which killed 35 people in Andhra Pradesh early Monday was initially believed to ... 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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Power trip hits seven states, millions suffer (Afternoon Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Seven states in north India woke up to a powerless Monday with supply cut at 2.32 a.m. due to a major breakdown in the grid ... Read more...

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Ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express reaches Chennai (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The ill-fated New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early Monday morning, officials ... Read more...

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Train fire: Majority of victims from Chennai


July 30th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Most of the victims of the train fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh early Monday were from Chennai, according to railway officials.Out of 72 passengers travelling ... Read more...

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35 killed as Tamil Nadu Express catches fire (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) At least 35 passengers were killed and 25 injured when a coach of the Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh early ... Read more...

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Assam violence: Tension continues, army stages flag march


July 25th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The army Wednesday staged a flag march in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) as there was no let-up in tensions with three more bodies ... Read more...

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Violence rages in Assam, death toll 25 (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Security forces Tuesday shot dead four miscreants in Assam, taking the death toll in communal violence raging in two districts to 25, authorities said.An indefinite curfew ... Read more...

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Assam ministers in Kokrajhar, 19 dead (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Two Assam ministers Tuesday reached restive Kokrajhar district after communal violence in the region killed 19 people and forced thousands to flee their homes.The deaths have ... Read more...

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Assam ministers rush to violence-hit Kokrajhar


July 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Two senior ministers of Assam Saturday rushed to restive Kokrajhar to assess the situation as communal violence continued unabated there and Chirang district in the Bodoland ... Read more...

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Mumbai local train motormen call off strike (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) After four hours of a flash strike, motormen (drivers) of Mumbai suburban trains called off their agitation here Friday evening after railway officials assured them that ... Read more...

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Mumbai local train motormen go on flash strike


July 20th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Suburban services on Mumbai's Western Railway line took a hit Friday as over 100 motormen - as drivers of these trains are called - went ... Read more...

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Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh


July 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the ... 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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Six wagons of coal-laden goods train derail in UP


June 20th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Six wagons of a coal-laden goods train were derailed Wednesday near Hardoi railway station in Uttar Pradesh, railway officials said. No one was injured in the ... Read more...

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