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Government officials asked to deliver ‘on time’

With the pace of infrastructure development apparently not matching the “high” demand of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government is now seeking time-bound performance report from the official

Government mulls Kolkata and Khulna rail link

In a bid to further deepen bilateral ties with Bangaldesh, India is warming up to its neighbour with greater connectivity, as the former is examining a proposal to allow another rail line between Kolk

Psychological tests on loco drivers for safety

With a spate of train accidents in recent times, the railways has roped in an Austrian firm for psychological mapping of loco drivers involved in the mishaps.

Live election results: End of regionalism in Indian politics?

With the PM Narendra Modi jacking up BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana towards convincing wins, days of the dominance of regional politics appears clearly numbered.

Rail Board revamp panel to give draft report in 6 months

Tasked with an ambitious mandate to suggest ways to restructure the railways and generate resources to fund the massive number of projects pending for decades, the Bibek Debroy-headed committee on Fri

Railway officials to help keep trains clean

After made to wield broom, officials in railways will have to travel in trains at least once a month to keep the cleanliness campaign going.

Favouritism thing of the past in rail?

The winds of change are apparent as Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar nominated just a few officials for awards at annual day function this year

Railways FDI in operations too

The FDI in railways, which has been approved by the Union Cabinet, will not be confined only to greenfield projects, but will also be applicable in operation and maintenance of rail functions.

French bullet train study says public-private-partnership will not work

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s bullet train dream has got a reality check, with the much- awaited report by a French firm stating that the project nowhere in the world had been executed throug

Hefty fine for cyclists who break rules

With the government unveiling draft Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, the cyclists too could be penalised with Rs 1,500 fine if they jump the traffic signal.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.