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Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

27 Jul 2019

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

The incessant rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra not just threw normal life out of gear, but also spelled insurmountable troubles for the 700 passengers who were aboard the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express.

Mother's breakfast not finished, man pulls train's emergency chain, arrested

05 Jul 2019

Mother's breakfast not finished, man pulls train's emergency chain, arrested

In a bizarre incident, a 32-year-old man was arrested for pulling the emergency chain of a train to enable his mother finish her breakfast.

Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

02 Jun 2019

Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.

Woman delivers baby boy at 'One Rupee Clinic' in Thane

28 Apr 2019

Woman delivers baby boy at 'One Rupee Clinic' in Thane

On Saturday, a 20-year-old woman, Pooja Chauhan, gave birth to a baby boy in 'One Rupee Clinic' at Thane railway station.

Indian Railways plans to curb illegal ticket booking, train thefts

20 Feb 2019

Indian Railways plans to curb illegal ticket booking, train thefts

There have been countless reports of train robberies and thefts, especially on luxury trains, bound for long routes.

Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here

06 Jan 2019

Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here

The Indian Railways is planning to ramp up security at train stations, and the plan is to make them akin to airports.

UP: Mob, upset with delay, pelts stones at Shatabdi Express

24 Dec 2018

UP: Mob, upset with delay, pelts stones at Shatabdi Express

On Sunday, passengers aboard the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express experienced an untoward incident after stones were pelted at the train near Rura Railway halt in Kanpur dehat.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

23 Nov 2018

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

The negligence of people led to the train tragedy in Amritsar on Dusshera that killed 61, an inquiry by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) SK Pathak has concluded.

Railways to use AI for crowd control during Kumbh-Mela 2019

22 Nov 2018

Railways to use AI for crowd control during Kumbh-Mela 2019

Apart from deploying 800 special trains for pilgrims, the Indian Railways is planning to use future-forward technology, including AI, for crowd management in next year's Kumbh Mela.

#TerrorAlert: JeM terror plans intercepted, Delhi on high alert

17 Nov 2018

#TerrorAlert: JeM terror plans intercepted, Delhi on high alert

On Saturday, the national capital was put on high alert after intelligence agencies came across messages detailing attack plans in a WhatsApp group believed to be run by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

09 Nov 2018

Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.

Mumbai: IBM techie dies while boarding a local train

10 Oct 2018

Mumbai: IBM techie dies while boarding a local train

A software engineer, working with IBM, was crushed under a Mumbai local train after he lost his balance while boarding it.

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

30 Sep 2018

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued more than 30 children per day between January 2017 and August 2018, compared to less than 20 a day in three immediate years before 2017.

RPF proposes 3-year jail term for eve-teasing aboard trains

23 Sep 2018

RPF proposes 3-year jail term for eve-teasing aboard trains

Eve-teasing and harassing a woman on board a train could soon lead to a jail term of three years for the offender, according to a set of new provisions proposed by RPF for inclusion in Railway Act.

Nashik: Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train, 3 held

09 Sep 2018

Nashik: Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train, 3 held

Gold worth over Rs. 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik in Maharashtra on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection.

How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

09 Aug 2018

How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

With quick thinking and some help from Google, a Mumbai woman managed to nab the man who had stolen her phone.

Mumbai: Man's suicide attempt on rail-track averted by commuters, jawan

31 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Man's suicide attempt on rail-track averted by commuters, jawan

A man, apparently troubled by some family problems, lied down on a railway track in Mumbai, allegedly to commit suicide, but his attempt was foiled by the alert commuters and a security force jawan.

Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

26 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.

70,000 candidates to get second chance for Railways recruitment exam

19 Jul 2018

70,000 candidates to get second chance for Railways recruitment exam

Railways has decided to give a second chance to 70,000 candidates, whose job applications were rejected due to faulty upload of photos.

Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

14 Jun 2018

Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

Maharashtra Board has dedicated a chapter to one 'Rekha Mishra.' Wondering why?

Theft cases across Northern-Railway zone decrease by 50% in 2018

02 Jun 2018

Theft cases across Northern-Railway zone decrease by 50% in 2018

The number of theft cases across the Northern Railway zone reduced to 105 in 2018 (up to April) as compared to 211 cases in the corresponding period in 2017, according to the Railways.

People stealing blankets, ceiling-fans, showers, even train tracks from Railways!

24 May 2018

People stealing blankets, ceiling-fans, showers, even train tracks from Railways!

Indians have this annoying tendency to nick stuff from public places. Last year, some journalists embarrassed the country by stealing silverware from a London hotel during an official trip!

SC/ST dilution: Delhi's train services disrupted, protesters squat on tracks

02 Apr 2018

SC/ST dilution: Delhi's train services disrupted, protesters squat on tracks

Protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, to enforce an all India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said on Monday.

Mumbai: 11 cops injured in stone-pelting by students; 2 arrested

20 Mar 2018

Mumbai: 11 cops injured in stone-pelting by students; 2 arrested

As many as 11 personnel of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) suffered injuries in stone pelting today by the agitating students demanding jobs in railways.

Man gets Rs. 1.65L compensation for belongings stolen in train

20 Mar 2018

Man gets Rs. 1.65L compensation for belongings stolen in train

A Thane Consumer Court has ordered the Konkan Railway Corporation to pay a compensation of Rs. 1.65 lakh to a passenger for theft of his belongings during a train journey.

Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains

24 Jan 2018

Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains

The government is expected to set aside Rs. 3,000 crore in Budget 2018 for the Indian Railways for purchasing 12 lakh CCTV cameras to improve passenger security and provide a more secure travel experience.

Kolkata: Men harass mother-daughter on train; force them to jump-off

13 Nov 2017

Kolkata: Men harass mother-daughter on train; force them to jump-off

A 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were forced to jump off a running train late on Saturday night to prevent the minor from getting gang-raped.

Her presence of mind saved Bhopal gang-rape victim. Here's how

06 Nov 2017

Her presence of mind saved Bhopal gang-rape victim. Here's how

Debating whether to kill her or hold her captive for ransom, her rapists finally asked her about her parents. Despite both of them in the police, she said her mother was a tailor and father a daily wager. Thinking she was poor, they left.

Bombay HC refuses to regularize height limit for Dahi Handi

08 Aug 2017

Bombay HC refuses to regularize height limit for Dahi Handi

Bombay HC overruled SC's order and removed 20-feet height cap for human pyramids as well as reduced age limit of participants from 18 to 14 years for Dahi Handi celebrations.

Sourav Ganguly fights over train berth

19 Jul 2017

Sourav Ganguly fights over train berth

Former Indian captain and a member of BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, Sourav Ganguly found himself in trouble as he boarded a train for the first time since 2001.

TV anchor complained about SpiceJet, alleges being threatened

06 Mar 2017

TV anchor complained about SpiceJet, alleges being threatened

TV-anchor Karan Ambardar alleged that he and his wife were "forcefully" made to wait on the Mumbai's airport aerobridge for more than an hour, after he complained about the quality of food in the flight.

300 "prying" CCTV cameras in IIT-B classrooms, hostel common rooms

21 Feb 2017

300 "prying" CCTV cameras in IIT-B classrooms, hostel common rooms

300 security cameras across the IIT-Bombay campus have baffled faculty, many of whom perceive it as "prying".

Work on Metro-III draws ire over tree felling, noise pollution

16 Feb 2017

Work on Metro-III draws ire over tree felling, noise pollution

Work on Metro-III has come under fire, with residents of Cuffe Parade registering protest against the felling of trees and MMRDA's proposal of continuing work 24x7.