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Railway TTEs will now have to check cleanliness in toilets of general, sleeper coaches

Railway TTEs will also have to keep a tab on cleaning schedule in the coaches, and water availability. Order to be issued this month.

Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’ on a ‘bigger stage’ and Railways’ massage services

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Navratna PSU sells investments, takes loan to ‘bail out’ railways with Rs 3,000 cr payment

Container Corporation made advance freight payment of Rs 3,000 cr to Indian Railways at the fag end of FY19, helping improve its operating ratio.

India’s had 45 railways ministers in 72 yrs — why Rail Bhavan can’t hold on to its bosses

The railways ministry, which oversees a lifeline millions of Indians rely on daily, has changed hands at a dizzying pace since 1947.

Samjhauta Express will continue to run between Delhi and Attari

Pakistan has suspended the biweekly train's operations between Wagah to Lahore on its side.

Historic Kalka-Shimla toy train to get speed boost, zero stops

Plan is to increase speed of Kalka-Shimla toy train to 30-35 kmph from current 22-25 kmph. This will mean passengers won't be able to alight from train during transit.
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Modi govt gives Railways Rs 1.58 lakh crore in interim budget, the highest ever

Finance minister Piyush Goyal said 2018-2019 has been the safest for the Indian Railways and all unmanned level crossings on the broad gauge network were eliminated.
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Tea in kulhad cups will return to railway stations after 15 years

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed caterers at Varanasi and Rae Bareli stations to use terracotta-made 'kulhads', glasses and plates.

By March 2019, each rail division to get Rs 20 crore to make one model station

The divisions have been asked to focus on developing the infrastructure of stations based on footfall and revenue.
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Railways will soon show status of reserved & vacant seats just like airlines

Railway minister Piyush Goyal has instructed officials to make the reservation charts public with the help of the Centre for Railway Information Systems.

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Art 370, CAA, triple talaq, Ram Mandir are just one cycle of Modi’s ‘permanent revolution’

If the opposition is waiting for BJP's cultural nationalism to subside of its own and material issues to become salient again, it will have to wait for a long time.
A storage tank containing liquid gas stands at the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) facility in Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield in the Rub' Al-Khali desert. | Photographer: Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco remains interested in investing $15 billion in Reliance Industries

A deal with Reliance would help Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest crude exporter, join the ranks of the top oil refiners and chemical makers.


The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.