Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Railways

What made this lawyer keep up a 20-year battle against the railways for just Rs 20

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Gandhi called railways ‘gigantic evil’. Second Covid wave would’ve changed his mind

In 'The Great Shutdown', Jyoti Mukul examines the repercussions of decisions during the Covid outbreaks and emotional crisis for millions of Indians.

Why Budget 2022 brings cheer to rail sector, and how Vande Bharat can aid cash-strapped Railways

FM Sitharaman announced that in next 3 years, railways will manufacture 400 Vande Bharat trains, while 100 greenfield multimodal cargo terminals will also be constructed.

India wants Nepal not to allow foreigners to use trans-border rail link, cites security

Official sources say since India and Nepal have visa-free travel, other countries' nationals would make travel cumbersome due to immigration, customs and visa-checking procedures.

Ayodhya railway station isn’t getting that plush a makeover. Viral image is from 2009 report

Ayodhya is getting a revamped railway station, which is currently under construction. However, the viral claim about its new look is false.

Not selling govt land, assets: FM Sitharaman on Rs 6 lakh crore asset monetisation pipeline

The FM launched the ambitious asset monetisation plan Monday. It is spread across assets like roads, railways, sports stadiums, airports, etc.

With facelift for 4 stations on 110-yr-old Karnataka route, railways protects piece of history

South Western Railway has signed an MoU with INTACH to restore the Doddajala, Devanahalli, Avatihalli, and Nandi Halt stations, to preserve heritage of its Bengaluru division.

This 1930 Bihar hospital could save more lives, but a ‘killer’ railway crossing won’t let it

About 60% of India-Nepal trade passes through Raxaul. The price is paid by patients who die waiting for trains to pass at railway crossing on the way to Duncan Hospital, a Covid facility.

‘Rail roko’ proof that agitation not limited to Punjab and Haryana, protesting farmers say

Besides multiple railway stations across Punjab and Haryana, the protest was also staged at different places in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, among others.

Politics is ‘a big disease’, will stay away from it, says BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

Speaking about the Rail Roko protest, Tikait said it will be peaceful, and that food and refreshments will provided to people stranded due to it.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.