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TMC lawmakers to boycott inauguration of Kolkata's second Metro line after Mamata Banerjee left off guest list
India

TMC lawmakers to boycott inauguration of Kolkata's second Metro line after Mamata Banerjee left off guest list

The inauguration of the awaited East-West corridor of the Kolkata Metro faced controversy on Thursday after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's name was left off the guest list. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been invited as the chief guest for the event.

IRCTC revises food prices at railway stations across networks, standard meals to cost Rs 70; share jumps up to 4%
Business

IRCTC revises food prices at railway stations across networks, standard meals to cost Rs 70; share jumps up to 4%

At 3.15 pm, IRCTC share was trading 3 percent higher at Rs 890.40 on the BSE, while in intraday trade, the stock price surged 4 percent to Rs 900.

Centre approves proposal to increase speeds of several trains; travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to reduce by 3.5 hours
India

Centre approves proposal to increase speeds of several trains; travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to reduce by 3.5 hours

Increasing the train speed on Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Howrah routes will ensure up to 60 percent increase in average speed of passenger trains.

The great train robbery: Passengers suspected of stealing 21 lakh towels, bed sheets and blankets from railways
India

The great train robbery: Passengers suspected of stealing 21 lakh towels, bed sheets and blankets from railways

Affluent AC passengers are the prime suspects as over 21 lakh towels, bed sheets, blankets and other items went missing from air-conditioned coaches.

Public telephone booths removed from list of essential for railway passengers
News & Analysis

Public telephone booths removed from list of essential for railway passengers

Public telephone booths at stations are no longer a 'minimum essential amenity'.

Railways rolls back need for Aadhaar card for senior citizen's concessional tickets
News & Analysis

Railways rolls back need for Aadhaar card for senior citizen's concessional tickets

The Aadhaar-based ticketing system for the railways has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

Sushma Swaraj pulls up Pune man for Twitter request for wife's transfer from Jhansi Railways
India

Sushma Swaraj pulls up Pune man for Twitter request for wife's transfer from Jhansi Railways

Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, known for her new brand of Twitter diplomacy, pulled up a man on Sunday for requesting his wife's transfer from the Jhansi railways to his hometown.

Will Arun Jaitley survive? The 3 critical tasks that’ll determine the finance minister’s future
Politics

Will Arun Jaitley survive? The 3 critical tasks that’ll determine the finance minister’s future

One only has to read the speeches of Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, to see that he is not aware of this duty

Railway Minister Prabhu acknowledges corruption exists in railways
India

Railway Minister Prabhu acknowledges corruption exists in railways

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday acknowledged existence of corruption at various levels in his ministry and said the government is determined to weed it out through stringent action and putting in place a transparent system.

Rail Budget 2015 to focus on inter-city AC rakes for daily commuters
Business

Rail Budget 2015 to focus on inter-city AC rakes for daily commuters

Introduction of AC rakes in the inter-city services to make the journey more comfortable will also be proposed in the Rail Budget 2015-16.

Fare hike will not apply to second-class suburban rates: Railways ministry
India

Fare hike will not apply to second-class suburban rates: Railways ministry

The railways announced relief in monthly season tickets and second class suburban fares.

Railways orders probe into detention, torture of boys by Odisha RPF
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Railways orders probe into detention, torture of boys by Odisha RPF

The Railway authorities here on Wednesday ordered a probe into the alleged illegal detention and torture of two boys by RPF personnel in Odisha for seven days, officials said.

Lalu Prasad's biggest failure: Not fodder scam, but governance
Politics

Lalu Prasad's biggest failure: Not fodder scam, but governance

While financial misappropriation is a crime for which he needs to do time in jail, Lalu’s bigger offence is the acute mismanagement of Bihar’s economy.

Downsize! It's time to put govt on a weight-loss programme
Economy

Downsize! It's time to put govt on a weight-loss programme

The biggest pending reform is to downsize government. Even nominally Communist China has gotten the message - and scrapped the Railways Ministry. The idea needs to be implanted in the minds of the Big Government behemoths in New Delhi.

Rail Budget 2013: Is the Railways Ministry jinxed?
Business

Rail Budget 2013: Is the Railways Ministry jinxed?

A quick look at the fortunes of the Railway Ministers for the past 25 years show that barring Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar, the political career of the others has not been all that rosy after their stint was over.

Lalu says Railways derailed since he left office
Politics

Lalu says Railways derailed since he left office

Claiming that revenue generation from the passenger fare hike would be paltry, he said, it had not gone down well with passengers.

Hike necessary to bring Railways back on track: CII
Economy

Hike necessary to bring Railways back on track: CII

Industry body CII said rail fares have not been increased for the past 10 years and the move was necessary now, keeping in view the rising losses incurred by railways.