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Railways to run 20 pairs of clone trains from 21 September with 10-day reservation period

These trains will run in addition to the 310 special ones already in service on routes where there is a long queue of waitlisted tickets or high demand.
Residents of a slum at Sarai Rohilla | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Supreme Court order on slums removal brings focus back on Delhi’s ‘jhuggi politics’

Both AAP and BJP had used the tagline, 'Jahan Jhuggi, Wahan Makaan', while campaigning for the 2015 assembly elections and the 2017 municipal elections in Delhi.
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Install automatic doors on Mumbai locals, other suburban trains, NITI Aayog tells Railways

The Niti Aayog has asked the Railways to ensure that all suburban trains have automatic doors in an attempt to curb deaths that occur due to overcrowding.
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None of Railway Claims Tribunal’s 20 benches has a judicial member, technical post vacant in 6

The benches were set up under Railways Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 to hear cases of compensation on account of loss, damage of goods etc. as well as due to accidental deaths or injury.
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Railways to start conducting exams for 1.40 lakh posts in 3 categories from 15 December

Drawing from the NEET-JEE exams, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said that Railways too can start the process which had been stopped due to the pandemic.
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Viral video claiming Adani has taken over Indian Railways now is from 2013

The video being circulated as a recent video, accusing the Modi govt of privatising railways, is an old one from 2013. India opened railways to privatisation in 2007.
Railways' new CEO Vinod Kumar Yadav | Twitter

All-powerful CEO, end to department culture — How Railways restructure will reshape it

Vinod Kumar Yadav has been appointed Railways’ first CEO in its over 100-year history. Restructure also opens up posts of the board to all officers regardless of service they are in.
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Govt job aspirants protest delay in results, issuance of admit cards with a trending hashtag

Hashtag #speakupforSSCRaliwaystudents trends on Twitter with over 3 mn posts in support of govt job aspirants protesting delay in SSC CGL results & postponement of RRB NTPC exam.
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Delhi HC asks Railways to consider arranging travel of students with disabilities for DU exams

The court asked Railways to consider the feasibility of issuing confirmed tickets at subsidised rates at least 5 days before the second round of exams in September.
PM Modi flags off the first Vande Bharat Express train in this February 2019 file photo | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

ICF withdraws from tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after months of delay and controversy

The ICF’s decision follows differences with the Indian Railways over the deadline for rolling out 44 new Vande Bharat Express trains.

On Camera

Army chief M.M. Naravane interacts with the troops while reviewing operational situations on the ground in Eastern Ladakh on 24 June

India can’t afford a knee-jerk reaction on the LAC. That’s what China is hoping for

The weight of decision making on the govt to give a go-ahead for military actions such as Surgical Strikes or a Balakot is very heavy.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
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Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.