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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.
File photo of a Mumbai local train | Wikipedia

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.
Indian Railways (Representational image) | Commons

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.
File image of students queuing up for an exam | Representational image | ANI

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.
Delhi university | Commons

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.

Railways says private players running trains can decide their fares. But there’s a catch

Indian Railways has told private operators that they will have autonomy to fix fares. But it doesn't rule out creation of a price regulatory body in future.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.