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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) After a week's lull, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas again since early Tuesday, disrupting normal vehicular movement during the peak hours, officials said.The downpour, ... Read more...

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Six killed in Maharashtra downpour (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Mumbai received a whopping 15 cm average rainfall in 12 hours since 8 a.m. Monday, even as one person was killed and normal life disrupted, officials ... Read more...

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Torrential rains in Maharashtra


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After a lull of three days, Mumbai and large parts of Maharashtra experienced incessant torrential rains since early Monday, throwing normal life out of gear, even ... 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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One killed, 20 injured in Thane train collision (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) At least one woman was killed and another 20 passengers injured when the Vidarbha Express rammed into four derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban train in ... Read more...

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10 injured as Vidarbha Express rams into derailed local train


July 20th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured when the Vidarbha Express rammed into four derailed coaches of a Mumbai suburban train in Thane district, officials said here ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, disrupt traffic (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rains, the first major showers of the delayed monsoon, lashed Mumbai Thursday. Though rail and road traffic was disrupted and hundreds of commuters were inconvenienced, ... Read more...

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Shahid, Priyanka travel by Mumbai local train


June 14th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Actors Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra recently travelled by a "local" train, and both said they boarded a suburban train after a long time and ... Read more...

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Shutdown near-total in Mumbai, most of Maharashtra (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The shutdown against rising prices and inflation paralysed life in large parts of Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai with public transport off the roads and ... Read more...

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Government slammed over Mumbai commuters’ woes


April 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Even as work on the restoration of the disrupted Central Railway services continued, the state opposition Thursday castigated the Congress governments at the centre and ... Read more...

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Rs.2 lakh each for Mumbai train accident victims’ kin


April 19th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday condoled the death of two people after they fell from an overcrowded Mumbai suburban train and announced a compensation of ... Read more...

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Mumbai limps on second day after railway fire


April 19th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Mumbai continued to limp for the second day Thursday as Central Railway (CR) suburban train services remained disrupted, impacting commuters and students. Work on a fire-ravaged ... Read more...

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Central Railway fire halts Mumbai (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Millions of commuters and students in the city faced a harrowing time Wednesday as local trains were running late by around 40 minutes following a fire ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena, MNS shutdowns in Raigad, Thane


March 29th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Parts of Thane and the entire Raigad district, both adjacent to Mumbai, observed a shutdown Thursday to protest some local issues, including the theft of a ... Read more...

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Two arrested for Katwa rape


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for the alleged rape of a woman in Katwa area of West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Saturday, contradicting Chief ... Read more...

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Another rape in Bengal, victim deaf and mute


February 29th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Feb 29 (IANS) In another incident of rape in West Bengal, a physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a junior doctor in a government hospital ... Read more...

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Mamata terms another rape incident fake


February 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected reports of gangrape of a woman in Burdwan's Katwa and blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Widow ‘gang-raped’ by train robbers in Bengal


February 26th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Katwa (West Bengal), Feb 26 (IANS) A middle-aged woman was allegedly raped by a gang of robbers after she tried to confront them during a robbery attempt in a ... Read more...

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Protesters disrupt services after Mamata extends train


February 20th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced extension of a suburban train, locals and passengers at its original terminus Monday disrupted services ... Read more...

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Kolkata Metro to get automatic signalling system


January 27th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday announced that the Kolkata Metro and the suburban system will get new automatic signalling systems and all the old trains of ... Read more...

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Driver error caused train mishap, probe ordered (Roundup)


September 14th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Arakkonam, Sep 14 (IANS) Driver error has been found to be the cause of a train accident near Chennai that left 10 people dead and disrupted rail services in Tamil ... Read more...

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Train accident derails services


September 14th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) A train accident near Chennai that left 10 people dead has disrupted rail services in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, officials said. Train services to Chennai from Bangalore, ... Read more...

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Collision hits train services on Bangalore-Chennai route


September 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Train services to Chennai from Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli in Karnataka will remain disrupted till Wednesday evening as restoration work was in progress on the route ... Read more...

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Rains wreak havoc in Maharashtra (Lead)


August 29th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed across Maharashtra over the last two days due to heavy rains, which continued to lash large parts of the state ... Read more...

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Local trains hit as rains lash Mumbai


August 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Four days of heavy downpour has hit the lifeline of Mumbai -- the local trains. Tens of thousands of passengers had a harrowing time getting to ... Read more...

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Mumbai commuters hit by twin transport strike


August 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbai commuters had a harrowing time Thursday travelling to and from homes to offices in view of a twin strike by public bus service ... Read more...

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Wheels of Kolkata Metro turn towards massive expansion


June 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Twenty-seven years after it blazed a trail in India, in a city known for its dense crowds and traffic snarls, the Kolkata Metro had over ... Read more...

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‘Black Swan’ a dark perfection (IANS Movie Review)


March 5th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Black Swan"; Cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder; Director: Darren Aronofsky; Rating: ****Though weakness, fragility and ugliness are frowned upon, these are the elixir of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets new trains, integrated suburban network


February 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Introduction of new trains, beefing up of the suburban train services and setting up of integrated suburban train network are among the major announcements relating to Tamil ... Read more...

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Railways to switch to five digit numbers for trains


December 19th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) All passenger trains will move to a five-digit numbering system from Monday in place of the existing four-digit system, giving each train a unique indentifiable number, the ... Read more...

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Preeti Kumari becomes first Western Railway motorwoman


October 12th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Taking charge of a local train Tuesday, Preeti Kumari became the first motorwoman to steer a suburban train for the Western Railway here, an official said.Kumari took charge ... Read more...

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Railways to use five-digit numbering system for trains


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian Railways will switch over to a five-digit numbering system for passenger trains from the present four-digit one from December, the railway ministry said Thursday. It said ... Read more...

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Mumbai to get India’s first monorail in two weeks


September 15th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Indicating that the prestigious Mumbai monorail project is on schedule, a top official said here Wednesday that six trains will ply in the first phase from later this ... Read more...

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