railway traffic

Rail track, gas pipeline blown up in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Unidentified militants blew up a rail track and a gas pipeline in Pakistan's Quetta city early Sunday, police said.An explosive device was attached to the Quetta-Sibi ... Read more...

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BJP activists stop trains in Punjab, Haryana


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Train services in parts of Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as the Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked railway ... 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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Fog disrupts train services in Delhi, flights unaffected (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A fog blanket over large parts of northern India hit railway traffic, delaying 50 trains, but air traffic was largely unaffected."There is a heavy backlog ... Read more...

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Some respite from chill, train services still fog-hit (Roundup)


December 21st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) People in parts of north India Wednesday got some relief from the bone-chilling winds of last few days but the early morning fog continued to ... 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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Chemical truck overturns, halts trains in China


September 5th, 2011 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Eighteen trains were halted in a Chinese province after a truck overturned and the chemicals it was carrying leaked out, triggering a power shutdown in the ... Read more...

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Pro-Hazare protesters picket ministers’ houses


August 16th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday picketed the private residences of three union ministers in Chandigarh to protest his arrest in Delhi.Police had to ... Read more...

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Rescue effort on at China high-speed train crash (Second Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rescuers feverishly cut through mangled remains after a high-speed train smashed into another train late Saturday in eastern China's Zhejiang province, killing 35 people, including two ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts Konkan Railway traffic again


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Barely hours after rail traffic resumed along the Konkan Railway (KR) route, a fresh landslide disrupted operations yet again Friday, an official said.This is the third ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt Konkan Railway traffic


July 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Two massive landslides within hours have completely disrupted train services on the Konkan Railway route, as heavy rains lashed Goa and nearby areas for the ... Read more...

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Punjab ruling alliance claims complete shutdown in state


July 4th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Shops, markets and other commercial establishments in most cities and towns across Punjab remained shut Monday, following a call given by the ruling Shiromani Akali ... 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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Jats continue blockages despite court orders


March 25th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Jat protestors continued blocking railway traffic in Haryana Friday despite the Punjab and Haryana High Court's orders to immediately vacate the tracks and the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Jat agitation leads to Haryana thermal plant closure


March 10th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Power generation at the recently-commissioned 1,200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant at Khedar in Hisar district of Haryana has been stopped owing to shortage of ... Read more...

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Farmers’ protest hits railway services in Punjab


October 30th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashwini MalhotraJalandhar (Punjab), Oct.30 (ANI): Punjab's railway network was badly affected by a farmers' protest on Friday.Members of various farmer and labour organisations blocked railway traffic at several places. The protest ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers stop trains, Badal warns of unrest


October 29th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 29 (IANS) Farmers blocked railway traffic at nearly half a dozen places in Punjab Friday to protest slow paddy procurement and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal warned the ... Read more...

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Fresh breach in Yamuna poses flood threat to Haryana


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Flood threat loomed large over several low-lying villages in Yamunanagar district of Haryana as a fresh breach of nearly 300 feet emerged on the embankment of the Yamuna ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biplav Kumar takes charge as Paradip Port Trust chairman


July 1st, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) Paradip Port Trust's Deputy Chairman Biplav Kumar has taken over as the port's new chairman. Kumar took charge from K. Raghuramaiah, who retired June 30, a statement issued by ... Read more...

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PM expresses grief over West Bengal railway mishap


May 28th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed his grief over the loss of lives after 13 coaches of the Mumbai bound Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super ... Read more...

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President Patil condemns West Bengal Railway attack


May 28th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 28 (ANI): Reacting to the derailment of 13 bogies of Mumbai bound Howrah-Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express, which was caused by a suspected Maoist bomb blast, President ... Read more...

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Rajdhani Express derails in Bihar


May 25th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by ANI
Katihar (Bihar), May 25 (ANI): Fourteen coaches of Rajdhani Express derailed near Katihar town of Bihar on Tuesday.The New Delhi-Guwahati train went off the tracks in Naugachia, near Katihar, at around 6.30 ... Read more...

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Jharkhand residents protest against police over civilian death


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bendi (Jharkhand), May 3 (ANI): Inhabitants of Bendi village in Jharkhand's Latehar District on Sunday blocked railway traffic on the Barwadih-Barkakana route and staged a demonstration against police over a civilian's death. ... Read more...

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Shutdown shows people’s ‘anger, discontent’, says CPI-M


April 27th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Tuesday's nationwide shutdown to denounce soaring food prices elicited "a big response", showing "the anger and discontent among the people" ... Read more...

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Maoists damage railway track in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Batkanta (Chhattisgarh), Apr 20 (ANI): Suspected Maoist rebels damaged a portion of a railway track near Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur District on Monday.This sabotage led to the to the derailment of a goods train ... Read more...

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Militants attack Kashmir rail (Second Lead)


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas disrupted railway traffic for the first time Friday after they carried out an improvised explosive device (IED) blast and destroyed eight feet of a rail ... 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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46 killed as storm sweeps across Europe (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 28 (DPA) At least 46 people have died in a violent storm that swept across parts of Europe Saturday and Sunday. France was the hardest hit, with 40 people reported killed ... Read more...

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Fog breaks 7-year record in Delhi; hits air, rail services (Second Lead)


January 21st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The national capital Thursday witnessed the densest fog since 2003, breaking a seven-year record, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Over 100 domestic and international flights and ... Read more...

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Fog breaks seven-year record in Delhi (Lead)


January 21st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The national capital Thursday witnessed the most dense fog since 2003 breaking a seven-year record, the India Meteorological Department said. Over 100 domestic and international flights and ... Read more...

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North India blacked out as grid trips, rail traffic hit (Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 2 (IANS) Many areas in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and even Chandigarh faced a power blackout early Saturday due to the northern grid 'tripping' owing to heavy ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown peaceful, evokes mixed response (Roundup)


December 7th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana passed off peacefully and evoked a mixed response in the state ... Read more...

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Mixed response to Punjab shutdown call, Ludhiana under curfew (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana evoked a mixed response in the state Monday. Shops in most cities and ... Read more...

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