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IRCTC’s public offering marks best debut for a local company in 2 years

Investor demand exceeded IRCTS's shares on offer by 112 times, the best IPO of the four companies from the Indian Railways stable that have gone public.
The dining car on the Majestic Rajasthan Tourist train

Railways cancels ‘Karwa Chauth special’ as only 4 couples sign up for 78 seats

The Majestic Rajasthan Deluxe was to run from 14 to 18 October, starting from Delhi, and going on to Agra, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Tejas Express has style of airline but first passengers compare it to Shatabdi speed, price

ThePrint took a ride on the Tejas Express, India's first private train, to see if the experience was worth the hype. 
File image of crew members on the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express, India's first privately-operated train | Photo: PTI

Why Tejas is ‘1st private train’ — Railways owns it, outside vendors provide food & clean it

The Tejas Express between Lucknow and New Delhi is Indian Railways' first experiment with privatisation. Here's what it entails.
RAILWAYS

Train tickets to get costlier as IRCTC restores service charge on e-tickets

After service charges were discontinued, IRCTC saw a 26 per cent drop in Internet ticketing revenue in financial year 2016-17, said officials.
PM Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express

‘Stale food’ served to passengers including union minister on India’s fastest train

A five star hotel in Kanpur is under the scanner for serving stale food to passengers on board Vande Bharat Express.
Rajdhani express (representative image)

20 passengers on Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani taken ill after eating meals

A doctor boarded the train at Bokaro to attend to the passengers.

Modi’s poll slogan reaches Railways, tea served on Shatabdi in ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ cups

The IRCTC said it immediately withdrew the cups and also imposed Rs 1 lakh fine on the private contractor.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Delhi Court has summoned Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi  and son Tejashwi in IRCTC scam

Court summoned Lalu's family 2 months after charge sheet filed in the case, CBI says there is enough evidence.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.