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Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

25 Jun 2020

Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

The Indian Railways on Thursday decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express, passenger, and suburban trains, till August 12.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

20 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy

A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash

18 Jun 2020

Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash

Amid fresh clashes along the India-China border, the Indian Railways has decided to terminate a project contract awarded to a Chinese firm.

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.

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

01 Jun 2020

200 trains resume services today: Check full list here

From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.

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.

Bookings for limited trains start today: Guidelines for passengers

11 May 2020

Bookings for limited trains start today: Guidelines for passengers

Nearly two months after train services were suspended across India, the Railways announced on Sunday that limited trains will run from Tuesday, bookings for which will start at 4 pm today on IRCTC's website.

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.

Yediyurappa requests migrant workers to stay; Karnataka halts trains

06 May 2020

Yediyurappa requests migrant workers to stay; Karnataka halts trains

The BJP-led Karnataka government has applied brakes on trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, urging them to stay back as their exodus threatens construction industry and other economic activities.

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

04 May 2020

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.

Coronavirus lockdown: Railways, flights to remain suspended till May 3

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: Railways, flights to remain suspended till May 3

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3, Indian Railways toed the line.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

Four days after crossing the 100-mark, India's death toll due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) surged past 200 on Thursday.

Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

07 Apr 2020

Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches

The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.

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).

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.

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.

Google is ending its free 'Station' Wi-Fi program: Here's why

18 Feb 2020

Google is ending its free 'Station' Wi-Fi program: Here's why

Five years after launching a project to offer free Wi-Fi at some of the busiest railway stations, Google has decided to end the project.

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.

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

24 Jan 2020

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

11 Jan 2020

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.

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.

Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore

31 Dec 2019

Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore

Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.

In a first, Health ATM installed at Lucknow railway station

06 Nov 2019

In a first, Health ATM installed at Lucknow railway station

In a move to improve medical facilities for its passengers, the Indian Railways has installed two 'Health ATMs' at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow, on Monday.

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.

GS Lakshmi to be first woman to officiate ICC event

11 Oct 2019

GS Lakshmi to be first woman to officiate ICC event

Former Indian woman cricketer, GS Lakshmi, made headlines in May, after being appointed in the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.

Home Minister Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

03 Oct 2019

Home Minister Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off the second Vande Bharat Express, India's fastest train, in the capital. He was accompanied by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, among others.

IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

03 Oct 2019

IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

In a bid to facilitate online bookings for frequent travelers and to further push Aadhaar usage, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility to book as many as 12 tickets in a month (extended from normal limit of 6 tickets), through its website and app, if you've duly linked your account with Aadhaar.

Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train

19 Sep 2019

Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train

Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express, India's first private train, to be run by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to become operational from October 4.

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

01 Sep 2019

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

In what might come as a disappointment to passengers, e-tickets booked through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are set to get costlier, starting from today, ie. September 1.

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

26 Aug 2019

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

No more Chetan's 'Half Girlfriend' in railway stations: Here's why

22 Aug 2019

No more Chetan's 'Half Girlfriend' in railway stations: Here's why

Earlier this month, writer Chetan Bhagat was seen buying one of his own (pirated) books from a traffic-signal vendor.

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

05 Aug 2019

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.

#CareerBytes: All about Indian Engineering Services and UPSC ESE

25 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: All about Indian Engineering Services and UPSC ESE

The Indian Engineering Services (IES) is the most sought-after career option for engineering graduates in the country.

Man puts lizard in food for free meals from Railways

24 Jul 2019

Man puts lizard in food for free meals from Railways

The catering services on Indian Railways have a pretty bad reputation. And, a 70-year-old man tried to take advantage of this fact to get free meals.

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

23 Jul 2019

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

The Indian Railways offers concessions on tickets for people belonging to certain specified categories.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

14 Jul 2019

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.

Delhi to Alwar in 2 hours now: Details here

02 Jul 2019

Delhi to Alwar in 2 hours now: Details here

You will soon be able to travel from Delhi to Alwar in 2 hours flat!

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.