Tuesday, 6 December, 2022
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Topic: Trains

Indian Railways transporting FMCG is good. But it has on-ground challenges to address

Indian Railways needs a flexible policy framework to move away from the traditional rigid structure so that it can grow its ‘smalls’ traffic.

QR code-based passes to be issued to fully vaccinated people in 65 train stations in Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that fully vaccinated citizens can travel in local trains from 15 August, but a gap of 14 days from second dose of vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

Woman, 5 daughters commit suicide by jumping in front of moving train in Chhattisgarh

According to the police, the woman had a quarrel with her husband. After the tiff, the mother along with her daughters, all between 10 and 18 years, took the extreme step.

Over 17,000 FIRs filed in 2020 for crime on trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says

The minister, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Wednesday, said 54,552 FIRs were registered in 2019, and 55,780 in 2018.

Mumbai local is back on track. But how did the Maximum City even survive without it?

The picture of a man worshiping a Mumbai local is viral. The local is the vehicle of the mortal, much like Hindu gods who have from lions to tigers to peacocks.

Punjab farmers say won’t let passenger trains to run, ask Centre to allow goods trains first

Protesting farmers say the 'stubborn attitude' of the central government in not allowing good strains to run in Punjab is unfortunate.

Punjab’s protesting farmers playing into Modi govt’s hands, says state Congress chief

The Modi government has invited protesting farmers for talks on 13 November in a bid to end the impasse. But Sunil Jakhar says Centre’s intentions are suspect.

Railways spent Rs 2,142 cr on Shramik Specials, earned Rs 429 cr revenue, RTI reply shows

The official data showed that Railways spent Rs 3,400 per passenger on the special trains, with the total adding to Rs 2,142 crore for around 63 lakh migrant workers.

Modi govt makes first move to privatise Railways, invites private players to run 151 trains

The Railways Wednesday invited Request for Qualifications for private companies to operate 151 passenger trains on 109 Origin Destination pairs of routes.

Lucknow-Mumbai express not just a special train but lifeline for migrants heading back to work

The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.

On Camera

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.