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Railways and a recipe for disaster

The twin-train derailments within minutes of each other that killed 25 people in Madhya Pradesh on August 5, 2015, is being blamed on flash floods. S Pushpavanam wonders if that is the only reason.......

Death on Railway track: Why rains cannot take all the blame?

At least 25 people died and 50 were injured when two trains derailed within minutes of each other while crossing a small bridge in Madhya Pradesh, shortly before midnight on Tuesday. The Kamayani......

Track washout led to twin-derailment: Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on wednesday said that track washout due to a swollen Machak river led to the derailment of Kamayani Express and Janata Express at Harda in Madhya Pradesh. Making a......

Flooding of tracks caused derailment: Railways

Railways on Wednesday said the sudden flow of water on the tracks caused the derailment of the two trains while they were crossing the swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh. "According......

Army's daring rescue ops in flood-hit Gujarat, Rajasthan

A mother and her baby are rescued from a flood-hit village. Photograph: Indian Army From restoring railway tracks to rescuing a drowning mother and her baby, and even a dog, the Indian Army and......

A brilliant plan to turn around the Indian Railways

The object in India for such a density of population should be to construct locomotive railways for trunk lines of communication, and horse railways for the short branches, says Bibek Debroy. "......

Ratan Tata seeks data on train accidents, details of preventive steps

Ratan Tata on Tuesday sought details of train accidents in the recent past and the railways' action plan to prevent such incidents at the second meeting of Kaya Kalp council in New Delhi. In the......

Ashwani Lohani is the new chief of Air India

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers  official Ashwani Lohani was on Thursday appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of national carrier Air India Ltd for three......

How long will the Railways compromise on safety?

Until longer-term capacity constraints are eased and the number of trains rationalised, compromises on safety and mishaps such as the one in Madhya Pradesh recently are inevitable, notes Bibek......

How the Indian Railways performed this quarter

In a first, the Railways has decided to declare its quarterly financial numbers for three months till June, which shows that the national transporter's capital expenditure soared a whopping......

National fencing champ dies after allegedly pushed off train

  A 27-year-old national-level fencing champion died after he was allegedly pushed off a moving train by railway police personnel at Sikandra Rao station in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district.......
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One-week ultimatum to Delhi govt.

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Hindu A deserted auto lane at the New Delhi Railway Station in view of the nationwide strike called... ...

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Bandh leaves normal life unaffected

Comment · print · T T T+· T- In protest:LIC office near railway junction wears a deserted look; (right) DYFI cadres staging a... ...

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Bandh total in Tripura, flops in Arunachal

A deserted road during the strike in Agartala on Wednesday. Picture by UB Photos Sept. 2: The nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions... ...

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PSU bandh turns violent in Bengal, 1000 arrested

08:13 am Kolkata: The countrywide shutdown called by trade unions against the central government's economic measures impacted normal life in West... ...

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Railways launches ticketing app

Commuters travelling between Delhi and Palwal in Haryana can now book unreserved tickets by just using a mobile application.Union Minister for... ...

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