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Matheran Hill Railway to get modern coaches (Feature, With Images)


November 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Thousands of tourists flocking to Matheran, the small hill station close to Mumbai, will soon travel by swanky new coaches of the toy train -- with ... Read more...

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Sixth train on Kalka-Shimla track


April 25th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) To cater to the tourist rush to this Himachal Pradesh town, Northern Railway has decided to run another toy train on the Kalka-Shimla track, making it ... Read more...

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Kalka-Shimla track gets holiday special toy train


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 23 (IANS) To cater to the Christmas and New Year's eve rush, the railways Thursday started a holiday special toy train on the Kalka-Shimla track, an official said here."A special ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee talks of special package for Darjeeling


September 28th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Sep 28 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee emphasised that she would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit the hills in West Bengal and offer special ... Read more...

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Mamata announces slew of projects in Darjeeling


September 27th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Sep 27 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday promised a job to one family member of each of the eight martyrs of the Kargil war ... Read more...

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Mamata begins Darjeeling tour, meets political parties


September 26th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Sep 26 (IANS) Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who arrived here on a two-day visit Sunday, met leaders of all the political parties in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Mamata to visit Darjeeling soon, appeals for peace


September 14th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 13 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would be visiting the trouble-torn Darjeeling Hills very soon and asserted that peace could be restored ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts toy train services in Darjeeling


August 7th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI
Gayabari (West Bengal), Aug 7 (ANI): Landslide in West Bengal's Darjeeling district caused the roads to cave in, which in turn severely damaged the narrow gauge track on which the famous Toy ... Read more...

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Heritage walk to spread awareness about Kalka-Shimla railway line


July 5th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, July 5 (ANI): A group of officers and employees of Indian Railways on Sunday began a three-day walk to create public awareness about the Kalka-Shimla railway line in Himachal Pradesh, a ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts toy train services in Darjeeling, disappointing tourists


July 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 4: (ANI) The services of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also known as Toy Train, has been suspended due to a landslide in the hills, disappointing hundreds of tourists coming here ... Read more...

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Rail traffic restored on Kalka-Shimla track (Lead)


July 1st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track - a world heritage site - was restored after remaining disrupted for more than six hours Thursday in Himachal Pradesh, an official ... Read more...

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Rail engine derails in Himachal Pradesh


July 1st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -- a world heritage site -- was disrupted Thursday when the engine of a train derailed in Himachal Pradesh. However, nobody was ... Read more...

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Punjab zoo to have toy train


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) The Chhatbir zoo near here will soon have a toy train. It will be the second zoo after Patna to have such a train, its director T.K. Behera said. ... Read more...

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Landslide disrupts supply lines between Siliguri, Darjeeling


June 16th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 16 (IANS) Supply lines between Siliguri and Darjeeling districts of West Bengal were disrupted Wednesday following a landslide on national highway 55 in the Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district, officials ... Read more...

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Protests for separate Gorkhaland continue in Darjeeling


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Panchonoi (West Bengal), Jan 23 (ANI): Activists of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM), who are spearheading the movement for a separate Gorkhaland state, created communication bottlenecks in the Darjeeling region on Friday.At ... Read more...

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Unesco to assess Matheran toy train as World Heritage (Lead) (With Images)


October 23rd, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai Oct 23 (IANS) After a five-year wait, a team of Unesco experts is arriving in New Delhi Saturday to consider the Matheran Light Railway (MLR), in the Western Ghats ... Read more...

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Unesco to assess Matheran toy train as World Heritage (With Images)


October 23rd, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Oct 23 (IANS) After a long, five-year wait, a team of Unesco experts is arriving in Mumbai Saturday to consider the Matheran Light Railway (MLR), in the Western Ghats near here, ... Read more...

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Tourists flow to Darjeeling marred by GJM moral policing


September 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Sep 6 (ANI): Tourism in Darjeeling, is taking a hit following a moral policing by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists.The Gorkha community has been demanding a separate state called "Gorkhaland" carved ... Read more...

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Wedding bells for Connie soon!


August 3rd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 3 (IBNS) Sound Of Music star Connie Fisher has declared that she is engaged to the man she met on a crowded train station platform in Wales last July.She has been ... Read more...

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Holiday special trains on Kalka-Shimla track stopped


July 9th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Three holiday special trains being run daily on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla rail line in Himachal Pradesh to meet the tourist rush have been suspended, a railway official ... Read more...

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Youth killed in freak accident in Himachal


June 21st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 21 (IANS) In a freak accident, a 20-year-old man, who was travelling on the Shimla-Kalka holiday special train, was crushed between the tunnel wall and the rail bogie in Himachal ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers plan bounty for Bengal


June 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) A 14-day river cruise on the Ganges, extension of the Kolkata metro rail, several new trains, more rural jobs - a large central bounty will ... Read more...

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All revamped, International Dolls Museum set to open doors in Chandigarh


June 10th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 10 (IANS) Once again, the inhabitants of Chandigarh, especially children can enjoy a glimpse of the art and culture of various countries -- and that too without stepping ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt toy train service in West Bengal


May 28th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, May 28 (ANI): Landslides in West Bengal have disrupted the movement of the world famous toy train, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.The famous Darjeeling toy train runs ... Read more...

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Darjeeling landslide toll mounts to 24


May 27th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 27 (IANS) With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in the landslides triggered by Cyclone Aila in West Bengal's hill district of Darjeeling rose to 24 Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why babies are smart


February 24th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Researchers are trying to unravel the mysteries of a baby's intelligence, who develop the ability to learn a task and to remember how to perform it again, ... Read more...

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World famous toy train resumes run in West Bengal


February 22nd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (WB), Feb 22 (ANI): The world famous toy train in Darjeeling hills is back on track after it was suspended for 10 days following agitation for a separate Gorkha state. The ... Read more...

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Steamy toy train showing couple making love by the tracks launched in UK


February 13th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): British toy train makers have launched rather steamy models of trains, which show a couple making love by the tracks.And the male figure can even be seen ... Read more...

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Indian Railways dedicates Kalka-Shimla rail track to nation


November 9th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE --Kalka (Haryana), Nov 9 (ANI): Indian Railways dedicated the Kalka-Shimla railway line to the nation as world heritage track after being declared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and ... Read more...

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Made in Britain toy train for Ahmedabad children


August 27th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Come October, children in this largest city of Gujarat will be able to have a joy-ride on a shiny new toy train from Britain that will chug along ... Read more...

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Vintage train at Lucknow zoo


August 25th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) A heritage train of the British-era will be put on display here at the Lucknow zoo, officials said Monday. With this, the Lucknow zoo would be the first ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland unrest hits tourism in Darjeeling


June 17th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal's tourism industry has been hit badly due to the flare-up in the Darjeeling Hills over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state. More ... Read more...

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Eight tourists hurt in attack by West Bengal protesters


June 12th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) A group of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists Thursday attacked a tourist vehicle and injured eight people in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. "A tourist vehicle was attacked by ... Read more...

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Darjeeling shutdown relaxed, tourists get reprieve (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which called an indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills to press for a separate Gorkhaland state, Wednesday relaxed its blockade for 60 hours, ... Read more...

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Thousands of tourists stranded in Darjeeling shutdown (Lead)


June 10th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Thousands of tourists were stranded Tuesday in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills as the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters called an indefinite shutdown demanding a separate Gorkhaland state. An ... Read more...

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