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Namami Barak festival to kick start today 18.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Namami Barak festival to kick start today
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Piyush Goel green signals Vasundhara Raje plea 18.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Railway minister Piyush Goel on Friday waived off haulage charges on all royal trains, including the Palace of Wheels. The move came during  chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s meeting with the minister in New Delhi. The decision will lower the operative cost  and the fare and directly benefit the passengers. Meanwhile, Raje also discussed  the coal crisis with Goel which was deepened in October around Diwali. The state governments, including Rajasthan, that operate luxury trains and the Indian Railways were at loggerheads over haulage charges imposed on such trains, citing high operative cost.   During the meeting, the minister said: “In future, no haulage charges will be applicable by the Indian Railways on royal trains. Also the ministry will help Rajasthan to operate new trains.” According to a statement released by the government, the CM had requested the minister to give relaxation in recovery of hauling charge for Royal Rajasthan Wheels train, operation of Palace on Wheels as a heritage train and not ...
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Mumbai: Central and Western Railway make haste to finish work on foot overbridges 17.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Sadly it took 23 people's lives at the Elphinstone Road stampede for the railways to change their method of functionality. Both Central and Western Railways are busy competing on who has completed formalities on tender process and shall finish work on foot overbridges faster. The CR will build a new FOB at Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) while WR will construct one at Bhayandar. The Central Railway is claiming to have created a record in finalising tender in 24 hours for a new FOB at Kurla LTT and that work commenced on November 16. "Finalising of contract for a new FOB has been done in a record 24 hours and work has commenced without delay. The tender for the construction of this FOB opened on November 14 and was finalised on the same day," said Sunil Udasi, Chief PRO, Central Railway.  The officials said that the acceptance letter was issued and physically handed over to the contractor immediately. This new FOB will be constructed at the CSMT end of the station near the new station building of ...
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The looming coal crisis 17.11.2017 Rediff: Business
Currently, 23 power units with a cumulative capacity of 30,000 MW have super critical coal stock situation
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Minister of Commerce and Industry in Russia to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting and bilateral discussions with Russian leadership and business leaders 17.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu is on a visit to Russia from November 15-17, to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting of the Ministers of Member States responsible for Foreign Economic and Foreign Trade.
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Cabinet approves Resolution for adoption of the recommendations of the Railway Convention Committee (2014) as contained in their Sixth Report on "Rate of Dividend payable by the Railways to the General Revenues for the year 2016-17 and other ancillary matters" 16.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved
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All eyes on Sushil at Wrestling Nationals 16.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
All eyes on Sushil at Wrestling Nationals
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Coal India Limited and Railways jointly succeed in loading 250 coal rakes on 14th November, 2017 which is an all time high achievement for the month of November. 15.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In a major achievement, the synergetic efforts of Coal India Limited (CIL) and Railways with close monitoring by the Ministries of Coal, Railways and Power have resulted in unprecedented growth in coal off-take and improved despatch of coal for power sector in particular.
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Indian Railways Striding on Low Carbon Pathway 15.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Ministry of Railways hosted a side event titled, “Indian Transport Sector: Marching towards sustainable mobility” at Conference of Parties (COP-23), Indian Pavilion at Bonn, Germany on 14th November 2017.
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Arup renders resignation from NF Railway 15.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Arup renders resignation from NF Railway
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Alwar lynching: Two arrested; cow smuggling case against murdered Umar Khan and his associates 14.11.2017 DNA: India
Two persons were arrested for allegedly killing 35-year-old Umar Khan who was found dead near railways tracks in the Ramgarh area of Alwar district, police said today. The police have also lodged a cow smuggling case against Umar Khan, and two other persons, Tahir Khan and Javed, officials said. "Bhagwan Singh Gurjar alias Kala and Ramveer Gurjar, residents of Markapur area, were arrested for killing Umar Khan. They were arrested late yesterday night," SP Alwar Rahul Prakash said. The two were being interrogated and a hunt is on for the other accused, he said. Asked whether the accused were robbers or cow vigilantes, Prakash said that there was "no term like cow vigilante" in police vocabulary. It is a murder case and we are working to arrest the accused involved in the case, he said. Umar Khan's body was found near railway tracks in Ramgarh on November 11, with his family members and activists alleging that he was shot dead by cow vigilantes when ferrying cattle in a vehicle the day before. The ...
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Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees of Indian Railways to boost productivity & efficiency. 14.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Under the direction of Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, a comprehensive plan for imparting training to all employees of Indian Railways is being prepared with a view to upgrade skill & knowledge. This comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham” will help boost productivity and efficiency.
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China's ambitious Silk Road revival hits roadblocks 12.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
 From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China's push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping's presidency. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative, unveiled by Xi in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia and Europe through a network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks. Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, has pushed the infrastructure drive which is central to his goal of extending Beijing's economic and geopolitical clout. The initiative was enshrined in the Communist Party's constitution at a key congress last month, and some estimates say more than $1 trillion has been pledged to it, with projects proposed in some 65 countries. But on the ground it has run into problems. Projects traverse insurgency-hit areas, dictatorships and chaotic democracies, and face resistance from both corrupt politicians and local villagers. "Building ...
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Bogibeel bridge to miss December 25 deadline 12.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Bogibeel bridge to miss December 25 deadline
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Good show by NE candidates in Rly recruitment tests 11.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Good show by NE candidates in Rly recruitment tests
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Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train 9.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train
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Prime Minister of India & Prime Minister of Bangladesh Jointly along with Chief Minister, West Bengal Flag off New Cross-Border Train between India & Bangladesh, “Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express” from Kolkata through Video Confencing 9.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh & the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, in an historical event today flagged off Cross Border Train between India & Bangladesh, the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express through video conference from Kolkata station. The leaders unveiled jointly an e-plaque to inaugurate the following:
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'Given the tragedy, could the army refuse to assist?' 9.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'These combat engineer units are used in war for building bridges for advancing troops.''Instead of training by building bridges over the Mula and Mutha rivers in Pune, they will practice by building bridges in Mumbai,' Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat tells Ajai Shukla.
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Mumbai: Western Railway to spend crores on cleaning garbage! 9.11.2017 DNA: India
Next time you see someone throw a sachet of pan masala, or plastic bottle on rail tracks, remember that public money is getting wasted on cleaning and removing them. Following complaints made by various passenger associations over cleanliness to the Western Railway, the latter has told that they will be spending more than Rs 2 crore only for removing these plastic materials from rail tracks. "We had raised the issue of plastic bottles and covers choking the drains and had asked the rail authorities to clean them," said Kailash Verma, member, Mumbai Rail Pravasi Sangh. Senior WR officials said that they will be spending Rs 2.02 crore on cleaning and removing plastic bottles, covers from rail tracks between Churchgate to Virar. "We have called tenders for the same," said a WR official. On an average night, 10 train coaches of rubbish and muck are carted away from the city. These sachets, bottles and covers are one of the main reasons behind water logging on tracks during monsoon as they choke the drainage ...
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Value addition in entire system can be a game changer for SAIL: Chairman SAIL 8.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Focusing predominantly on value added products, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) is looking forward to offer an array of differentiated and quality products in market while focusing on value along with volume.
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