Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Trains

Indian Railways transporting FMCG is good. But it has on-ground challenges to address

Indian Railways needs a flexible policy framework to move away from the traditional rigid structure so that it can grow its ‘smalls’ traffic.

QR code-based passes to be issued to fully vaccinated people in 65 train stations in Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that fully vaccinated citizens can travel in local trains from 15 August, but a gap of 14 days from second dose of vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

Woman, 5 daughters commit suicide by jumping in front of moving train in Chhattisgarh

According to the police, the woman had a quarrel with her husband. After the tiff, the mother along with her daughters, all between 10 and 18 years, took the extreme step.

Over 17,000 FIRs filed in 2020 for crime on trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says

The minister, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Wednesday, said 54,552 FIRs were registered in 2019, and 55,780 in 2018.

Mumbai local is back on track. But how did the Maximum City even survive without it?

The picture of a man worshiping a Mumbai local is viral. The local is the vehicle of the mortal, much like Hindu gods who have from lions to tigers to peacocks.

Punjab farmers say won’t let passenger trains to run, ask Centre to allow goods trains first

Protesting farmers say the 'stubborn attitude' of the central government in not allowing good strains to run in Punjab is unfortunate.

Punjab’s protesting farmers playing into Modi govt’s hands, says state Congress chief

The Modi government has invited protesting farmers for talks on 13 November in a bid to end the impasse. But Sunil Jakhar says Centre’s intentions are suspect.

Railways spent Rs 2,142 cr on Shramik Specials, earned Rs 429 cr revenue, RTI reply shows

The official data showed that Railways spent Rs 3,400 per passenger on the special trains, with the total adding to Rs 2,142 crore for around 63 lakh migrant workers.

Modi govt makes first move to privatise Railways, invites private players to run 151 trains

The Railways Wednesday invited Request for Qualifications for private companies to operate 151 passenger trains on 109 Origin Destination pairs of routes.

Lucknow-Mumbai express not just a special train but lifeline for migrants heading back to work

The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.