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Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

18 Feb 2021

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws blocked rail tracks in several states on Thursday as part of their "rail roko" protest.

Indian Railways rolls out first AC 3-tier economy class coach

11 Feb 2021

Indian Railways rolls out first AC 3-tier economy class coach

The Indian Railways on Wednesday rolled out its first air-conditioned three-tier economy class coach.

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'The Disciple' set to premiere on Netflix

28 Jan 2021

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'The Disciple' set to premiere on Netflix

Marathi-language musical drama, The Disciple, which has been directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, will soon be made available for streaming on Netflix.

Parineeti-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic might get a digital release

27 Jan 2021

Parineeti-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic might get a digital release

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra-starrer Saina, which is a biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal, is reportedly set to have a digital release.

Netflix owns 2021 with new film releases every week

13 Jan 2021

Netflix owns 2021 with new film releases every week

Netflix has hit a massive six this time!

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

21 Nov 2020

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

Punjab's farmer bodies on Saturday decided to lift their rail blockade, which had been imposed in protest of the Centre's contentious new farm laws.

Are air-conditioned trains, cabs, flights safe? Here's what experts say

04 Jun 2020

Are air-conditioned trains, cabs, flights safe? Here's what experts say

Experts have repeatedly raised questions about the use of air-conditioning in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

29 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed

As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

29 May 2020

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

After reports emerged that several Shramik Special trains got lost midway, the Indian Railways on Friday said 71 trains had to be diverted.

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

03 May 2020

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

02 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

On Friday, India reported a total of 37,256 cases of COVID-19, including 1,221 deaths, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

19 Apr 2020

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards

With all passenger trains suspended amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways has converted a train coach into a prototype isolation ward in New Delhi for patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

22 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all passenger trains in India have been canceled till March 31, Indian Railways announced on Sunday.

'Postpone train journeys,' says Railways Ministry amid coronavirus scare

21 Mar 2020

'Postpone train journeys,' says Railways Ministry amid coronavirus scare

After twelve passengers who recently traveled by two different trains were tested positive for coronavirus, the Railways Ministry has advised people to avoid train journeys.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

19 Jan 2020

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.

Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

01 Jan 2020

Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

Starting January 1, 2020, Indian Railways will be hiking train fares across its network, barring suburban train services.

Five best train routes in the world

27 Nov 2019

Five best train routes in the world

Wending through small towns and villages, and offering mesmerizing views of rocks, mountains, and lakes/rivers, train journeys are simply special.

Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets

30 Oct 2019

Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets

In a bid to make refunds more transparent and customer-friendly for passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced a new, One Time Password (OTP)-based refund system for canceled e-tickets and for fully wait-listed dropped tickets.

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

06 Jul 2019

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

In a shocking incident, an 82-year-old man was asked to deboard the Shatabdi Express, despite possessing a reserved ticket due to his attire.

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

24 Jun 2019

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

For facilitating last-minute passenger reservations, IRCTC offers online Tatkal ticket booking service.

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

11 Jun 2019

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

In a tragic incident, four passengers died on the Kerala Express allegedly due to extreme heat. One other passenger has been hospitalized and is in critical condition.

This Bengaluru NGO is making India's railway stations blind-friendly

30 May 2019

This Bengaluru NGO is making India's railway stations blind-friendly

Over three years after making the Mysuru railway station India's first blind-friendly station, the NGO Anuprayaas continues to make public spaces more accessible to disabled people.

Google acquires India's hugely popular train tracking app: Details here

12 Dec 2018

Google acquires India's hugely popular train tracking app: Details here

In a major move, Google has acquired Sigmoid Labs, the company behind one of India's most popular train tracking app - 'Where Is My Train'.

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

15 Aug 2018

New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

Four years after the death of the legendary Khushwant Singh, a new book brings together some of his finest writings on his native land Punjab.