Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicVande Bharat

Topic: Vande Bharat

Artillery, Russia’s ‘god of war’, couldn’t crush Ukrainians — here’s why & what it means for India

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

Vande Bharat Express is changing Indian Railways. Now Indians need to do their bit

The preconceived notions about Indian Railways – stinking train, dirty compartments, unusable toilets – are challenged by Vande Bharat Express.

Gandhinagar-bound Vande Bharat train rams into cattle in Gujarat, third incident this month

Railway sources said the incident left the train's front panel damaged and dented the underbelly equipment of its first coach.

How ‘ek’ arrow broke Uddhav’s bow & moove over zebras, it’s time for buffalo crossings

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Unfenced tracks, stray cattle — why nose cone covers were designed to shield Vande Bharat trains

Nose cone-shaped covers of Vande Bharat trains are designed to absorb impact of collision with stray cattle. Over 26,000 cases of 'cow run over' by train were recorded in 2021-22.

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.

PM Modi announces 75 Vande Bharat trains to connect different parts of India

In his Independence Day speech, PM Modi talked about boosting rail connectivity in the northeast region, adding that work to link Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya is underway.

Vande Bharat train to resume Delhi-Katra service for Vaishno Devi pilgrims from 15 October

Union minister Jitendra Singh took to Twitter to announce the resumption of the train to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Navratri festival.

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.

I had to sue Modi govt and Air India to be ‘rescued’ by Vande Bharat Mission

The harassment I went through as a stranded Indian in Germany during the coronavirus crisis, I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. And there was no heroic Vande Bharat rescue.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.