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BJP ally PMK, DMK say TN train passengers receiving ticket details in Hindi, slam ‘imposition’

Southern Railway officials say the matter does not come under their purview, but has been 'flagged' with IRCTC, the authorised e-ticketing agency.
Passengers wait outside New Delhi railway station to board trains to their home states, on 12 May 2020

Passengers have to agree to state quarantine protocols before booking tickets: IRCTC

The rule comes days after around 50 passengers who arrived in Bengaluru from Delhi on 14 May refused to be quarantined at an institutional facility & created a ruckus.
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Railways to open select counters for MPs & freedom fighters on special train routes

Ticket fare concessions can only be availed by patients, students and people with disabilities while no concessions for senior citizens are applicable, officials said.
Migrant workers opposite New Delhi Railway station on 11 May 2020

No internet or debit card, migrants gather at New Delhi station in hope of booking tickets

Some migrant workers were upset that IRCTC website wasn't working initially, while some say they were asked to pay more at cyber cafes to book tickets.
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IRCTC website down on Day 1 of passenger train bookings, to restart by 6 pm

The Indian Railways is planning to run 15 pairs of trains from Tuesday, and bookings for these were initially supposed to begin at 4 pm Monday.
The coach in the Kashi-Mahaka l Express

Lord Shiva allotted seat on Kashi-Mahakal Express’ inaugural run for blessings, says IRCTC

The train connects three Jyotirlingas in Indore, Ujjain and Varanasi and will see its first commercial run on 20 February.
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Railway Protection Force raids e-ticket racket with suspected links to terror financing

The force has arrested Ghulam Mustafa a self-taught software developer from Jharkhand who allegedly had around 563 personal IRCTC IDs, and suspicious list of 2,400 SBIs and 600 regional rural banks account.
Rajdhani express (representative image)

Railways to hike meal prices on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains

Prices of tea and meals in first class compartments will be higher by around Rs 5 - Rs 15, according to the Railways Board.
An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Newly listed Indian companies are outperforming veterans due to demand for niche stocks

S&P BSE IPO Index has risen more than three times the amount of the S&P BSE Sensex Index this year.
The newspaper advertisement by Brandavan Food Product Company | ThePrint

‘Agrawal Vaish’ applicants only — railway vendor’s job ad sparks outrage, IRCTC takes action

Brandavan Food Products issues apology to IRCTC after its community-specific ad triggers backlash on social media.

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.