Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicSpecial train

Topic: special train

Long queues, happy faces at New Delhi station as trains leave for Assam, Chhattisgarh on Day 1

Police ensured passengers were screened before they entered platforms. Besides, separate queues were maintained to avoid crowding at the station.

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.

Returning migrants spike Bihar’s Covid numbers, state scrambles for faster testing

Bihar plans to bring back over 2 lakh migrants on 169 shramik special trains, but its current testing capacity is 1,811 tests per day.

Modi govt claims it’s paying 85% of migrants trains’ cost but has no ‘ticket’ to prove it

Railway officials say if fares are being borne by states, Centre’s claim of paying 85% is inexplicable, and there’s no official communication explaining it.

Home ministry allows special trains to take stranded workers, tourists, students home

A few hours after the first special train left Telangana’s Lingampalli for Jharkhand’s Hatia, MHA announces more such services to help stranded people.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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