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IRCTC has now changed the uniform of its staff on the Ramayana Yatra Express to yellow shirts and black pants | Twitter | @IRCTCofficial

IRCTC changes staff attire on Ramayana train after rudraksha mala & saffron kurta offend seers

Pictures and videos of support staff serving food in saffron attire on the Ramayana Yatra Express went viral after the train started operations this month. 
Indian Railways | Representational image | ANI File photo

After IRCTC share price falls, Ministry of Railways withdraws decision on convenience fee

IRCTC had said that it will share the revenue earned from convenience fees in the ratio of 50:50 from 1 November, following which shares plunged 25% in Friday's opening deals.
Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Cabinet approves 78 days’ salary as Diwali bonus to over 11 lakh railway employees

Union minister Anurag Thakur says the maximum amount payable to an eligible railway employee is Rs 17,951 and expenditure of nearly Rs 1,985 crore will be incurred on this.
JD(U) MLA Narendra Kumar Neeraj alias Gopal Mandal aboard the Patna-Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express in his underwear and vests. | Photo by special arrangement

JD(U) MLA roams around Rajdhani coach in underwear, says ‘stomach upset’ when cornered

The incident took place Thursday aboard the Patna-Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express. The MLA was seen roaming around the AC first class compartment clad only in his underwear and vests.
An Indian Railways goods train | Photo: ANI

Indian Railways net-zero emissions aim could help meet 5% of Paris Agreement goals, report says

The report says that should the railways shift to solar energy sources, 6.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be eliminated annually.
Representational image of construction work on the Indian Railways | Photo: ANI

Modi govt wants all Northeast capitals connected by rail. Here’s how many are linked now

While capitals of Assam, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh are already connected, work to extend similar connectivity in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya are underway.

Project to provide Wifi in trains dropped, railways says it’s not cost effective

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tells Lok Sabha that pilot project on Howrah Rajdhani Express train tech had recurring costs in the form of bandwidth charges & the internet available to passengers was inadequate.
Vehicles travel past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus train station during a weekend lockdown in Mumbai, on 10 April 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Adani railways, GMR Enterprises, Oberoi Realty among 9 bidders for Mumbai’s CST redevelopment

The redevelopment is part of the Railways' plans to transform stations into 'Railopolis' a mini smart city with mixed-use development, attracting huge investment opportunities.
Indian Railways logo | Flickr

Maharashtra to Tripura — Kisan Rail is helping Indian farmers deliver, even in a pandemic

Scalability is always a problem with Indian success stories. But that won’t be a problem with the Kisan Rail given the kilometres of tracks at its disposal.
The trains carrying the oxygen tankers | Representational image | Twitter/@RailMinIndia

How Indian Railways is trying to meet oxygen demand across states

The Indian Railways is looking to ferry over 360 metric tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), including to Delhi, by Tuesday.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.