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Over 73,000 eunuchs held for extorting money from railway passengers in past 4 years

The railway ministry said a total of 73,837 eunuchs were arrested during 2015 and till January this year while extorting money from passengers. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been regularly conducting special drives to check such instances, officials said.

Railway ministry's 'utterly butterly' tweet to Amul's business deal delights Twitterati

Out of board rooms, making business deals over a game of golf is so passé. Now, it’s all about playing digital, and this government’s taken shop talk to a whole new social media level. Check out this amusing conversation between dairy brand Amul and the Indian Railways on Twitter. Presenting their proposal to use “refrigerated […]


Raj Thackeray's ultimatum to Railways: Clear foot overbridges of illegal hawkers in 15 days

Raj Thackeray had given a call for an “anger march” against the Elphinstone Road stampede on September 29, with a demand of upgrading the existing railway infrastructure for the suburban railways, threatening that he would not allow a single brick to be placed for the bullet train.

Why commuters’ complaints to Railways on Twitter may have been ignored

Some of the handles assigned the task of looking into complaints have been inactive for over a year. Some handles have no response and, in one, there is a “personal tweet”.

Railways to save Rs 1500 cr in high-value purchase

The railways procure HSD worth Rs 15,000 crore in a year as it is the highest single buyer of diesel in the country. The railways intends to re-evaluate and re-work the consumption and need of the fossil fuel to achieve a sustainable reduction.

Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.


'The coolie groped me while carrying me into train': This woman's story is something Suresh Prabhu can't ignore

Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.

Railways seeks $500 million loan from World Bank to undertake redevelopment projects

Around 400 Stations have been identified which will have improved passenger amenities, shopping malls, multiplexes, office complex, eateries and larger parking lots.

Sanjeev Kapoor to prepare menu for railway food

Kapoor has undertaken similar exercise with large organisations and has a clear idea of the challenges, an official said.

Premium trains to be converted into ‘fully tatkal’ specials

The minister also has plans to run these Tatkal Special trains throughout the year, especially during the vacations.

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Opinion | In Modi's Reshuffle, Bureaucrats Are In And Loyalty Pays

Giving A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday rolled out his third Cabinet reshuffle by naming Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, assigning the politically crucial Railways portfolio to Piyush Goyal and giving additional charge […]