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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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New system soon to book train e-tickets


September 14th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The railways are introducing another system to book e-tickets.This will involve the Interbank Mobile Payment Service, railway sources said Friday."Even if one does not have ... Read more...

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Coal India to invest Rs.40,000 crore in 12th Plan


September 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) State miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) said Wednesday the company was committed to investing Rs.40,000 crore in the 12th Plan period (2012-17)."Capital investment plan for ... Read more...

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Now, get train tickets via smartphone in China


September 12th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's railways ministry announced Wednesday it plans to launch a new service that will allow people to purchase tickets via smartphones.Passengers will be able to book ... Read more...

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Driver arrested for sexually assaulting minor


September 7th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A school cab driver was arrested for sexually assaulting a three-year-old boy in south Delhi, police said Friday.Police said cab driver Subodh was arrested Friday ... Read more...

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BBA student’s death: Police get autopsy report


September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The autopsy report of BBA student Paras Bhasin, whose severed body was recovered on a railway track here last week, was received by police ... Read more...

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People from northeast returning to Hyderabad


September 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) People from the northeast are gradually returning to Hyderabad - after fleeing in droves last month following rumours of impending attacks on them. Their employers have ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi alleges misbehaviour by cop


August 31st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader and former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday accused a senior police officer of behaving rudely with him and lodged a complaint with ... Read more...

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Chinese newspaper penalised for false reporting


August 30th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) A Chinese daily has been warned and fined for running several inaccurate reports.The Economic Observer, a newspaper based in China's Shandong province, has been punished for ... Read more...

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Texmaco plans to ramp up wagon exports to Africa, Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Kolkata-based wagon maker Texmaco is looking to expand its footprints in the overseas markets by ramping up its volume of exports to Africa and Bangladesh, a ... Read more...

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Special Guwahati-Bangalore train to run Sep 1


August 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) A special train from Guwahati to Bangalore will run Sep 1 to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work in ... Read more...

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13 killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 13 people, mostly women, were killed and four critically injured when an express train rammed into their auto-rickshaw in Odisha's Sambalpur district Friday, police ... Read more...

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Train engine derailed at Kanpur, none hurt


August 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Rail traffic on the important Jhansi-Band sector in Uttar Pradesh was hit for over four hours Saturday after the engine of the Kanpur-bound Shram Shakti Express ... Read more...

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Brazil’s economy grows at fastest clip in 15 months


August 18th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy expanded by 0.75 percent in June relative to the previous month as tax breaks stimulated growth, the central bank said.The uptick in the bank's ... 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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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports


August 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday."The port at Sagar ... Read more...

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Brazil looks to private sector to bolster infrastructure


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 133 billion reais ($65.5 billion) plan to improve Brazil's infrastructure and spur economic growth.The plan, which will involve awarding private ... Read more...

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PM hails Sushil Kumar; railways rewards him Rs.75 lakh (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics ... Read more...

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Pinki reinstated in Railway job, joins duty


August 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik, who was accused of being a male and arrested for allegedly raping a woman, has been reinstated in her ... Read more...

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Himalayan Kalka-Shimla train on its final journey


August 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Shimla, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Kalka-Shimla train which is famously known for romantic travel is now destined for its end in the railways. Himalayan officials come to a conclusion that they ... Read more...

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PM resolves major land transfer bottleneck


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a move Thursday to ensure that infrastructure projects are not held up by procedural delays, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved relaxations in the ... 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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Mining, railways hit hard in Jharkhand due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 31 (IANS) Mining and railway services were hit hard in Jharkhand due to unprecedented tripping in the Eastern Grid Tuesday. Major mining companies - BCCL and CCL - ... Read more...

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Three of drug-and-rob gang held in Delhi


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Three robbers who drugged passengers in trains and other public transport vehicles before escaping with their valuables were arrested here, police said Monday.Shakeer, 42, Mohammad ... 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 have worsened under Trinamool: Congress MP


July 30th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) As India witnessed one of its worst train tragedies which left 35 dead, Congress MP Adhir Choudhury Monday accused Railway Minister Mukul Roy of neglecting ... 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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Centre conspiring to ruin agriculture in Punjab: Badal


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday accused the central government of conspiring to ruin agriculture in the state by neglecting storage and movement capacity for ... Read more...

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Railways starts train movement in violence hit Assam


July 25th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The railways Wednesday started the movement of freight trains and expected soon to resume passenger train services, suspended for more than 48 hours due to the ... Read more...

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Civil gallantry awardees to get free AC train travel


July 24th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Civilian winners of gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra among others will now also get the benefit of life-long freetravel by ... Read more...

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China railway passenger traffic up


July 18th, 2012 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Six million people travelled daily by trains since July 1 in China, the railways ministry said Tuesday.A daily average of 6.04 million passengers travelled by rail ... Read more...

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Two die as car falls in river in Bengal


July 17th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Two people including an executive engineer with the railways were killed and one other injured after the car they were traveling fell into a ... Read more...

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Cop on duty found dead at minister’s house


July 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A 52-year-old constable of the Nagaland Police, posted at the house of Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa, was found dead while on duty ... Read more...

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Railway stations to have coin vending machines by August


July 13th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The next time you are short of change while booking a train ticket, help could be nearby.The railways Friday said it has decided to ... Read more...

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