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UP wants better railway platforms


September 21st, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is seeking better and improved railway platforms in the state.The state government Friday said it would ask the railway ministry to improve the condition ... Read more...

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Two Mumbai local trains collide, no casualties (Lead)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No major casualties were reported, ... Read more...

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Minor collision between two Mumbai trains, no casualties


June 17th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Two suburban local trains suddenly came opposite each other at Mumbai's Andheri station Saturday night and collided, a railway official said. No casualties were reported.The incident ... Read more...

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Where destitute, disabled find a home (Feature)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bajhera (Rajasthan), May 1 (IANS) A maggot infested wound in the head, a chopped hand, a smashed nose, a paralysed body...Life was hellish for many destitute, disabled people before they ... Read more...

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Maharashtra presents long ‘wish-list’ to railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday demanded 17 new railway lines and 17 new railway services to connect some of the most inaccessible parts of the state with ... Read more...

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Drunk rail passengers to face action in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) A drive would be launched in Kerala from Friday against people under the influence of alcohol in trains and at railway platforms, police said.The Railway Police ... Read more...

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Children of a lesser god… on Kolkata’s streets


December 28th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Sniffing on a dirty rag dipped in thinner or whitener fluid for a high, and then indulging in unprotected sex on filthy railway platforms or pavements. ... Read more...

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Mumbai blasts: Raj Thackeray points fingers at migrants


July 14th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Thursday blamed the north Indians and migrant population, including illegal Bangaladeshis, in Mumbai for Wednesday's triple blasts which left ... Read more...

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Jaipur’s mother of 66 fashioning new lives


February 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) She has not given birth to them, but she proudly calls herself the mother of 66 children. Manan Chaturvedi, 35, would probably have become a top ... Read more...

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Pak National Games participants accommodated in rail bogies in Peshawar


December 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 25 (ANI): In a case of high-class mismanagement, the Pakistan Railways squad that arrived in Peshawar to participate in the 31st National Games were made to stay in train bogies ... 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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Fog engulfs Delhi, air and rail traffic hit again (Lead)


January 24th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Heavy fog - forecast to last till the month end - again engulfed the national capital Sunday, crippling flight and rail services. Over 50 flights and as ... Read more...

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Fog engulfs Delhi, hits air and rail traffic


January 24th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A heavy blanket of fog engulfed the national capital Sunday, severely affecting flight and train schedules. At least 41 flights were delayed and as many as 100 ... Read more...

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Heavy fog in Delhi disrupts air, rail traffic; to continue till month-end (Lead)


January 23rd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Heavy fog again engulfed the national capital late Friday and continued till the early hours of Saturday, disrupting flight and train schedules. The conditions are likely to ... Read more...

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Heavy fog in Delhi snaps air, rail travel


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A heavy blanket of fog engulfed the national capital Friday night and continued into the early hours of Saturday, wreaking havoc on flight and train schedules. At ... Read more...

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Now ticket examiners, railway force can act against smokers


November 6th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Smokers beware! Ticket examiners and Railway Protection Force (RPF) assistant sub-inspectors have been authorised to take action against those found smoking in trains and on railway ... Read more...

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Stray violence as Maoist strike evokes partial response


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 25 (IANS) A two-day strike imposed by Maoists in five eastern Indian states to demand the release of two of its leaders evoked a partial response Tuesday and saw violence ... Read more...

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Abuse of children on railway platforms: Rights body takes note


July 17th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Scores of children wash up at India's railway platforms every day, lost, abandoned or fleeing from home. But they are treated with suspicion - sometimes ... Read more...

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Banerjee orders ‘high’ food prices to be cut in new train


June 14th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah (West Bengal), June 14 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday publicly disagreed with the prices fixed for food items on board a new express train and asked the officials to reduce ... Read more...

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Father Jose Akkara and his 50 kids (Feature with Images)


June 9th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Aligarh, June 9 (IANS) Five years ago when a Catholic priest from Kerala took two street urchins from the Agra Cantt station into his protective care to rid them ... Read more...

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Kamran Khan performance in IPL evokes warm response


April 28th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Nadwa Sarai (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 28 (ANI): Villagers of Nadwa Sarai in Uttar Pradesh's Mau District rejoiced the instant success of Kamran Khan, a pace bowler of Rajasthan Royals, in the ongoing ... Read more...

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Maoists call for shutdown affects life in Jharkhand


April 14th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Apr 14 (ANI): Maoists in Ranchi in Jharkhand call for shutdown, forcing normal life to come to a standstill.The shutdown was called to disrupt the ongoing election process.According to S N ... Read more...

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Maoists call for 24-hour shutdown in Ranchi


April 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Apr 12 (ANI): Maoists in Ranchi called for a day-long shutdown on Sunday forcing normal life to come to a standstill.The shutdown was called to protest the killing of two rebel ... Read more...

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Fog is back, plays havoc with Delhi flights, train services (Lead)


January 6th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Fog continued to play havoc with air traffic and rail services in the capital Tuesday. Flights were delayed, and important trains like the Rajdhani Express ... Read more...

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Lalu’s rail budget invites bouquets, brickbats in Lok Sabha


March 10th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Brickbats and bouquets poured in for Railway Minister Lalu Prasad from all sides in the Lok Sabha Monday during a discussion on the railway budget which he ... Read more...

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Shutdown by Maoists paralyses life in Jharkhand, parts of West Bengal and Bihar


November 19th, 2007 - 6:04 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi/Kolkata, Nov 19 (ANI): Forty-eight-hour long shutdown call by the Maoists against the violent take over of Nandigram by CPI (M) cadres has affected the rail and road traffic in the three ... Read more...

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