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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

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?