Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Railways

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.

Protesting farmer unions announce 4-hour nationwide ‘rail roko’ on 18 February

Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the protest, also announced that toll collection will not be allowed in Rajasthan from 12 February.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.