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PM Modi flags off the first Vande Bharat Express train in this February 2019 file photo | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

ICF withdraws from tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after months of delay and controversy

The ICF’s decision follows differences with the Indian Railways over the deadline for rolling out 44 new Vande Bharat Express trains.
At the plane crash site in Kozhikode, Kerala | ANI

Job loss, marriage, health problems — why many of those on flight IX 1344 were coming home

Kerala govt says 18 passengers have died so far. Of the 184 passengers, 54 were stranded tourists, 26 were returning due to loss of jobs, 28 had to return as their visa expired.
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Rail Board chief counters ICF on Vande Bharat deadline, says 44 trains will roll out in 2-3 yrs

Chairman V.K. Yadav said Integral Coach Factory, Rail Coach Factory and Modern Coach Factory will together manufacture the Vande Bharat trains, which will cut down time.
A file photo of Vande Bharat Express. | Photo: Twitter/@RailMinIndia

44 Vande Bharat trains could be ready only by 2027, much later than planned 2022 deadline

According to coach manufacturer ICF’s estimates, the whole process to roll out these 44 Vande Bharat train sets could take up to 78 months to complete.
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Railways could drop Chinese company bid for 44 Vande Bharat trains under Rs 1,500-cr project

The CRRC, which emerged the lone contender for the bid, could get dropped in light of the diplomatic tensions between India and China.
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Delay, ‘sabotage’, additional costs — why Vande Bharat train plans risk going off track

Railways has put out new tenders for equipment to manufacture 44 Vande Bharat train-sets, but this is set to delay launch. A senior official has alleged ‘sabotage’ in tweaked tenders.
Amit Shah flagging off Vande Bharat Express

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express a big gift for Jammu and Kashmir, says Amit Shah

Flagging off the train from New Delhi, Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday said Article 370 was the biggest roadblock in Jammu and Kashmir's development.
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Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express to run from 5 Oct, only veg food likely on the menu

Railways informed that booking of tickets for the Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express was open on the IRCTC website.
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Vande Bharat Express taking Vaishno Devi pilgrims to Katra won’t serve non-veg food

The proposed Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express is likely to be rolled out as soon as normalcy is restored in J&K.
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‘Vande Bharat like Chandrayaan & BrahMos, vigilance probe will kill spirit of innovation’

In letter to Railway Board, senior officer Shubhranshu, one of the brains behind the Train-18 project, has said allegations of undue favour 'far from truth'.

On Camera

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
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?