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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Probe report


September 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, ... Read more...

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Railways start probe into train fire


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The railways Thursday began a probe into Monday's fire aboard Chennai-bound Tamil Nadu Express that killed 28 passengers in Andhra Pradesh.Dinesh Kumar Singh, the commissioner of ... 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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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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Rs.5 lakh compensation for victims of Tamil Nadu train fire


July 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government Monday announced a compensation of Rs.5 lakh each for the families of the dead in the Tamil Nadu Express blaze, in which some ... Read more...

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One killed in Maharashtra train accident, probe ordered


July 20th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman has been killed, while 14 others have been injured after the speeding Vidarbha Express rammed into 11 derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban ... Read more...

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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system


July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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Roy visits train accident site


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Tuesday visited the scene of the train disaster in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district.He reviewed the rescue and relief operations at Penukonda, where ... Read more...

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Trivedi’s rail fare hike rationale absurd: Trinamool MP


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) On the day when newly sworn-in Railway Minister Mukul Roy announced a roll back in the rail passenger fare hike in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool ... Read more...

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Rail budget lacks fund-generation ideas: Left


March 14th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Terming the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi as populist, West Bengal's opposition Left Front Wednesday said that he failed suggest ways to generate ... Read more...

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Indian Railways to borrow $3.3 bn from market in 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways plans to borrow Rs.15,000 crore (about $3.33 billion) from the market, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, presenting the railway budget for 2012-13 ... Read more...

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Death on rail tracks can’t be tolerated: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Making as many as 41 references to safety in his budget speech, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said he would endeavour to eliminate deaths on ... Read more...

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Safety with modernisation is Trivedi’s mantra for railways (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With a spate of fatal accidents in the past few years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said safety would be the prime focus of ... 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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Railway budget highlights 4


March 14th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
* Focus during next five years on five areas: tracks, bridges, signalling, rolling stock and stations.* Signalling to be improved over 19,000 km.* Investment of Rs.1.70 lakh crore on rolling stock ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 3


March 14th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
* Outlay of Rs.60,100 crore during 2012-13, the highest ever.* Railways will require Rs.14 lakh crore in the next 10 years for modernisation.* Aim to bring down operating ratio from 90 ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 2


March 14th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
* Railways to invest Rs.7.35 lakh crore during 12th Five Year Plan period (2012-17), a quantum jump from the Rs.1.92 lakh crore invested in previous plan period.* Railways must attract 10 ... 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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Railway budget highlights


March 14th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The following are the highlights of the railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi:* Stress on strengthening safety. Has ... Read more...

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Resources required to meet objectives: Railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday underlined that enormous resources would be required to meet the objectives of safety, development and modernisation of the Indian Railways."The Indian ... Read more...

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Eliminating level crossings big challenge for railways


February 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will have to dig deep into his pocket for eliminating the thousands of unmanned level crossings across the country that ... Read more...

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Railway safety panel recommendations


February 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Following are the recommendations of a high-level safety panel headed by former atomic energy commission chairman Anil Kakodkar.- Set up an independent rail safety ... Read more...

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Panel suggests independent rail safety authority


February 17th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A high-level railway safety panel headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar Friday suggested setting up of an independent rail safety authority and ... Read more...

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Three killed, 50 injured in Assam train accident (Third Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 50 injured when a Guwahati-bound train hit a road construction vehicle at an unmanned crossing near here Friday ... Read more...

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Railway safety, modernisation reports delayed


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Reports of two high powered committees on railway safety and modernisation, headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar and National Innovation Council head ... Read more...

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Five killed in Jharkhand train collision, six suspended (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 11 (IANS) Five people were killed and 14 injured when the New Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail hit a stationary goods train at Karanpurato station of Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand train accident: Six railway staff suspended


January 11th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The railways Wednesday suspended six staff for dereliction of duty after five people were killed and 14 injured when the New Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail hit ... Read more...

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Railway safety is top priority: Minister


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Thursday asked general managers to accord top priority to strengthening safety and said there would be "zero tolerance" to those erring ... 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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Kakodkar to head railway safety panel


September 16th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Aiming for "zero tolerance" safety standards akin to nuclear power plants and space technology institutions, the Indian Railways Friday set up a high-level committee, headed ... Read more...

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Indian Railways working on system to check collisions


September 14th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian Railways are working on a system to prevent train accidents like the one near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu Tuesday night, which killed 10 and injured ... Read more...

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Inquiry team set up on Tamil Nadu accident


September 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Southern Railway has announced setting up of an inquiry team to probe the Tuesday night's Tamil Nadu train accident which has claimed 10 lives.The Chennai ... Read more...

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Bangalore Metro selling travel cards before service’s start


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) In a classic case of putting cart before the horse, the state-run Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) Friday began selling pre-paid travel cards for ... Read more...

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