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Security sought to run trains in Assam (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central and Assam governments were Tuesday urged to provide security so that trains halted due to communal clashes in the state could run ... 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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Airport Metro starts cloak-room service


February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The swanky high-speed Airport Metro Express Line (AMEL), led by Reliance Infrastructure, is going another step forward in customer comfort by providing cloak-room service at ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers end agitation; road, rail blockade ends


December 11th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Road and railway traffic limped back to normal across Punjab Sunday as agitating farmers, demanding waiving of power bills among other things, lifted their blockade of ... Read more...

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Farmers block rail, road traffic in Punjab


December 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Road and railway traffic was affected in various parts of Punjab Thursday as hundreds of farmers blocked railway tracks and highways to press their demands, ... 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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Government ignoring railway ministry, says opposition (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The opposition parties were Monday scathing in their criticism of the government over the "political vacuum" in the railway ministry which they blamed for ... Read more...

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365 mn expected to ride Chinese trains this summer


June 20th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) About 365 million passengers are anticipated to travel by trains during summer travel peak season in China this year, Xinhua reported Monday.The number of rail passenger ... Read more...

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Heavy showers disrupt Konkan rail traffic (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Thousands of inter-state railway passengers were affected Friday as train services linking Maharashtra to Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala were cancelled and diverted owing to incessant rain ... Read more...

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Heavy showers disrupt traffic on Konkan rail route (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Thousands of inter-state railway passengers were inconvenienced Friday as train services linking Maharashtra to Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala were cancelled and diverted owing to incessant rainfall ... Read more...

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Court tells railways to pay Rs.5 lakh relief to Arunima


April 20th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Wednesday directed the Indian Railways to pay a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to national level volleyball player Arunima Sinha whose left leg ... Read more...

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Mixed response to railway budget from Mumbaikars


February 25th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Mumbaikars Friday gave a mixed response to the Railway Budget that has proposed more trains and longer coaches for suburban passengers of the city. While some appreciated the ... Read more...

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Complete shutdown in Telangana for second day


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) The Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh remained shut for the second day Wednesday over the demand for a bill in parliament for the formation of a separate ... Read more...

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Mercury falls in Britian, travel woes continue in Europe


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Britain is expected to remain wrapped up in freeze and fog until the weekend, weather official forecast Friday, as temperatures dropped further, halting air and rail transport across ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams Congress-led UPA for price rise


November 21st, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the centre for being unable to control the prices of essential commodities."The ... Read more...

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16 injured as boulder hits train


November 9th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 16 railway passengers were injured after a boulder crashed onto a compartment of the Matsyagandha Express near Karwar station in Karnataka Monday night, police here said. ... Read more...

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Railway Protection Force to get women’s battalion


October 28th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The government Thursday said it will enact a law giving the Railway Protection Force (RPF) the power to probe offences committed against railway property and passengers and ... Read more...

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Mamata hits back at Buddhadeb


September 1st, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 1 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee accused Mamata Banerjee of telling "blatant lies", the Trinamool Congress chief Wednesday hit back, saying she would never ... Read more...

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Lawmakers’ panel livid at lack of security in railways


August 29th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has voiced serious concern over the abysmal lack of safety and security for train passengers and asked the Indian Railways to introspect as it ... Read more...

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Train robbers strike again in Andhra Pradesh


July 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 11 (IANS) Train robberies are continuing unabated in Andhra Pradesh with robbers targeting passengers of another train late Saturday night and snatching gold ornaments, with the railway police failing to ... Read more...

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Plan being drawn up for railway tracks’ security


June 12th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) An action plan will be prepared to ensure safety of the passengers and to secure the railway tracks along the 150-km stretch of the South Eastern Railway passing ... Read more...

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Blast caused accident, probe ordered: Mamata Banerjee


May 28th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jhargram (West Bengal), May 28 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ordered a probe into the train accident in West Bengal that claimed 65 lives and said a bomb blast triggered ... Read more...

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Maoist-hit states alerted over train attacks


March 23rd, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With railway property increasingly being targetted by Maoists, the government Tuesday sounded a warning to insurgency-hit states on possible similar strikes, hours after guerrillas targetted railway tracks ... Read more...

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Railways is your own service, don’t target it: Mamata


February 24th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday appealed to the people of India not to make the railways a "soft target" and to treat it as "your own ... Read more...

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Railway land to house hospitals, healthcare facilities (Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) In a major move to provide quality healthcare to millions of people, the railway ministry Friday said it will give over 1275 acres of unused land ... Read more...

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Health, Railways Ministries to develop healthcare facilities along railway network


February 5th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): In a new initiative in the field of providing access to good health care facilities to common people across the country, Health and Family Welfare Ministry and Railways ... Read more...

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480 health facilities to be set up on railway lands


February 5th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) To provide healthcare to millions of rail passengers and people living in areas adjacent to railway tracks, the health ministry Friday joined hands with the railway ... Read more...

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Train tickets from mobile vans in Kolkata


January 8th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) Railway tickets can now be bought from mobile vans in Kolkata. Christened 'Mushkil Aasaan', the pilot project provides for positioning mobile ticketing vans near shopping malls and busy ... Read more...

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Fog hits Railway services in north India


January 6th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The railway services were disrupted on Wednesday morning here as a thick blanket of fog covered the region.The visibility recorded was 100 meters in the morning ... Read more...

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Banerjee condemns Jhargram saboteurs without naming Maoists (Lead)


December 30th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) Without naming the Maoists, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday condemned subversive activities targeting train passengers and described the saboteurs as "cowards". Banerjee's comments came hours after suspected Maoist ... Read more...

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Telangana protesters block trains


December 7th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) The movement of trains in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh was hit Monday as hundreds of protesters demanding separate statehood to the region stopped several trains by ... Read more...

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Maoists call for shutdown in poll bound Jharkhand


November 29th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Nov. 28 (ANI): Maoists in Jharkhand State have given a call for a 48-hour shutdown, as part of their poll boycott, ahead of the second phase of State Assembly polls ... Read more...

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Protesters block train traffic in Punjab (Lead)


November 6th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Nov 6 (IANS) Rail traffic on the busy Amritsar-New Delhi section was severely affected Friday morning as protesters, who are seeking justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, stopped ... Read more...

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Mamata’s rail budget disappoints Mumbaikars


July 3rd, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Many Mumbaikars Wednesday said they felt let down by Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee's 2009-10 budget as she made no mention of this financial capital's lifeline - the ... Read more...

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