Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicIndian Railways

Topic: Indian Railways

Train set on fire in Bihar’s Gaya during protest over Railways exam

Bhabhua-Patna Inter-City Express was set on fire at the Gaya station Wednesday. The unrest was over alleged anomalies in the tests conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Indian Railways’ losses narrowed down to Rs 38 cr last fiscal from Rs 2,059 cr in FY 19-20

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said tickets are highly subsidised and the revenue generated from it is less than Railways' operating cost.

Railway ministry needs to be more ‘realistic’, says CAG on demand for supplementary grants

In a report tabled in Lok Sabha, CAG said excess expenditure against sanctioned estimates and expenditure without detailed estimates have been recorded by zonal railways administration.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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