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'Fractured rail caused Howrah-Kalka Mail accident'
A fracture in the rail line was responsible for the Howrah-Kalka Mail accident that claimed 70 lives last month, the preliminary report submitted to Railway Ministry, claimed. "The chief......
Rahul meets Kalka mishap victims, slams officials
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who on Tuesday met those injured in the Kalka Mail accident at a hospital in Kanpur, pulled up railway officials after the victims complained that they had not......
UP train mishap not due to emergency brakes: Rlys
The Railways on Tuesday said the derailment of the Kalka Mail in Fatehpur two days ago, which claimed 68 lives, did not take place either due to emergency brakes being applied or because of a......
Train mishap: 69 dead, 23 still unidentified
As many as 69 dead bodies were extricated from the wreckage of the ill-fated Delhi-bound Howrah-Kalka Mail during the 24-hour long rescue operation that concluded under the leadership of Indian......
Why PM postponed the Cabinet reshuffle
The much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle due on Monday has been postponed, ostensibly after the Kalka Mail and Guwahati-Puri Express derailed on the same day, claiming more than 30 lives. The Congress is......
Will the railways change to safer LHB coaches?
Two high-level railway safety commissions came down heavily on ICF coaches, recommending their replacement by LHBs, says Bibek Debroy. ICF stands for the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai......
Mystery of the missing train
When trains and stations become desirable again, we might have a murder mystery with the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train as a setting, says Bibek Debroy. Image: The origin of railways in India is......
Link public support to Railways with reforms: Eco Survey
Suffering for a long time from underinvestment, Indian Railways need greater public investments but the support should be clearly linked to reform of the structure of the organisation. Public......
China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia
President Xi Jinping. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than......
Non-existing trains running on IR web site
If one goes by the 'Train Running Information' on the official website of the Indian Railways, the number of trains coming to and from Chandigarh is much more than the actual 14 pairs of Mail,......
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