Friday, Oct 24, 2014

AVISHEK G DASTIDAR

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Government gives go-ahead to 4 strategic rail lines along China border
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Rly Ministry told to begin detailed survey.

Railway Board reforms panel may push for decentralisation
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

The Railway Board is staring at a season high-level vacancies and a bit of crisis in its high-level promotions process.

Centre to specify standards for products
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

DIPP to identify commodities in which India has competitive advantage over China.

New govt body to have power to initiate product recalls
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

If there is complaint about a newly launched car, chances are a large number of cars will have the same problem.

Railways fits in Gujarat in model stations plan
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Surat, Gandhinagar stations to have airport-like facilities; Dahod loco workshop to be modernised.

Gowda cuts short Railways award list
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Over the years, the awards system had faced allegations of favouritism, at the cost of excluding the truly deserving.

Punished for not supplying toilet paper to Rly chief’s home: Official
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

Railway Board chairman Kumar replies: ‘We don’t use toilet rolls at home’

PM plans social media challenge to clean India
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Modi will kick off a nationwide challenge by cleaning a portion of a road and then “tagging” some prominent persons to do the same.

Counting losses, Railways may stop paying for counting cash
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Old rule allows cashiers to earn extra money, sometimes more than salaries.

Rail project to raise coal output set to miss deadline
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh yet to hand over land.

Sweep stations on Gandhi Jayanti, rail ministry tells its officials
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Instructions come after PM said he wanted to see cleaner stations, trains.

By November, a Rajdhani to Arunachal
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

State agrees to relax the rigid norm of inner-line permit for passengers with reserved tickets.

To make trains run faster, Rlys to get help from China
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Of the eight semi-high speed corridors one will be handed over to China to conduct technical studies, sources said.

Can wind from moving train generate power? PMO’s curious query to Railways
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Rail Bhawan officials said that the idea was not workable and they would communicate this to the PMO.

Railways extends ‘experimental’ stops of trains
Sat, Sep 13, 2014

Will first write to Members of Parliament explaining why the stops have to be done away with

Railways to review policy on Group D staff as domestic help
Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The PMO is now keen to grant an allowance instead of letting officers retain the staff as domestic help.

Rly Ministry turns to China model for novel university
Mon, Sep 08, 2014

China has been teaching railway-specific courses for the past 100 years and currently has multiple universities in the discipline.

Govt may import onion from Afghanistan, Pak
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The prices NAFED fixes for the import would have to be viable to states which would do the actual import.

Falling off a train: Claims rising, Railways Ministry smells a rat
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

The compensation amount for such claims ranges from Rs 32,000 to a maximum of Rs 4 lakh per victim.

Once face of rly catering, IRCTC struggles to find its feet outside
Wed, Aug 06, 2014

IRCTC had fared no better than private vendors which, too, had been fined for poor food found during a surprise check.

Zonal railway asked for Rs 10 crore, rail budget gave it Rs 25 cr
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

The budget sanctions Rs 25 crore for the purchase of 10 mini, portable biodiesel plants.

Warning devices: Railways seeks legal opinion
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

In case of accidents, Railways is usually not liable to pay compensation.

Sena wisdom: As in Godhra, no one talks of ‘real reason’
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Sena MPs said they were provoked by the inadequate accommodation facilities and food arrangements.

Railways tweaks PPP model to make it lucrative for investors
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

The PPP business target for the Railways in 12th Five-Year Plan is Rs 1 lakh crore.

9-month food stock for N-E trains to wi-fi on all: Railways get 24 PMO ideas
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The railway board has segregated the action points according to the directorates concerned.

Rlys sanctions recruitment of 2,500 TTEs
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

This is the largest induction drive for TTEs in one go in recent years.

Trains now won’t stop at ‘MP stops’
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Trains linking Bihar and Kerala are among those which have the highest number of such stoppages.

Rail kitchens may cook midday meals
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Mega-kitchens may be free for some time during the day, PMO asks Rlys for a plan.

Fare review move makes tariff authority redundant
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

As per the existing Act, only railway ministry can set fares and freight for the country’s operations.

New focus on hygiene, 40% more to keep trains, stations clean
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Gowda said CCTVs will be used to monitor the cleanliness drive.

Rail budget: Finances derailed, Gowda invites FDI, makes few tall claims
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Increasing the speed of trains to 160 to 200 km per hour on nine select sectors was one of the highlights.

Gowda to let go of ‘past baggage’; for first time Rail Budget will be tweeted live
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Live-tweeting is one of the many firsts about Gowda’s maiden Rail Budget.

Ahead of budget, Railways seek policy tweak to bring in FDI
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Railways wants doors to open for investments in projects like proposed bullet train corridors.

Delhi-Agra trial run a ‘success’, Rlys works on 90-min target
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The train is expected to be popular with tourists to the Taj Mahal from Delhi.

In House, Paul hardly spoke, said ‘girls lured into flesh trade a big social problem’
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

During 15th Lok Sabha, Paul mentioned atrocities on women in his constituency Krishnanagar.

‘Frugal’ budget to focus on bullet train corridor, agri produce services
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Railway Minister Sada-nanda Gowda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to apprise him about the upcoming opening of the Udhampur-Katra line and to discuss the budget.