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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.

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

15 Jun 2020

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

09 Jun 2020

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that migrant workers, stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, must be identified and sent home within 15 days.

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

06 Jun 2020

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.

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.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

28 May 2020

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Don't return, get Rs. 10,000: Nagaland's idea of staying coronavirus-free

14 May 2020

Don't return, get Rs. 10,000: Nagaland's idea of staying coronavirus-free

Nagaland which has zero cases of coronavirus plans to keep it that way and has asked for support from residents in this regard. If residents don't choose to return now, the state government will give them Rs. 10,000.

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

12 May 2020

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

Starting today, 15 special trains will run across India, almost two months after all rail services were suspended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

11 May 2020

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

08 May 2020

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

On Friday, the Health Ministry urged Indians to learn to live with the coronavirus.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices

02 Jan 2020

Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices

Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has gone where no other state went before — it is making rioters pay for damaging public property.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

06 Jun 2019

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers its users the facility to change boarding station ahead of their planned train journey.

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.

Indian Railways bookings: Key rules to know about ticket reservations

14 May 2019

Indian Railways bookings: Key rules to know about ticket reservations

Indian Railways allows passengers to book train tickets offline (through reservation counters) and online (via e-ticketing service- IRCTC's portal).

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

15 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

More often than not, Indian Railways passengers are met with sanitation, technical and other issues during train journeys. The Railways also gets plenty of complaints in this regard on a regular basis.

Indian Railways: Here's how to use free Wi-Fi at stations

31 Mar 2019

Indian Railways: Here's how to use free Wi-Fi at stations

Recently, the Indian Railways proudly announced that it has provided free Wi-Fi facility to more than 1,000 railway stations, across the country, so far.

Tailor, who lost parents in Samjhauta blast, unhappy with verdict

21 Mar 2019

Tailor, who lost parents in Samjhauta blast, unhappy with verdict

On Wednesday, an NIA court in Haryana's Panchkula acquitted all four accused, including Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast, a verdict which made a tailor in Uttar Pradesh unhappy.

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

15 Mar 2019

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.

Pujara hits maiden T20 ton, says franchises might notice him

22 Feb 2019

Pujara hits maiden T20 ton, says franchises might notice him

Over the years, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has been ignored by the IPL franchises.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Pujara slams his maiden T20 ton

21 Feb 2019

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Pujara slams his maiden T20 ton

India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara showed his aggressive side with the bat after notching a sublime T20 hundred for Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.