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'Railways is known for covering up accidents'

Rediff News - 29 min 43 sec ago
'Imagine what will happen when a train running at 128 kmph moves onto a track that is meant to have only a speed less than 30 kmph!' 'Naturally, it will derail, and the coaches will go for a tailspin.'
Categories: Current News in India

Video: Under construction bridge collapses in Bihar

Rediff News - 9 hours 38 min ago
A portion of a bridge that was built across the Burhi Gandak River in Sahebpur Kamal of Bihar's Begusarai district collapsed and fell into the river, but no casualty was reported.
Categories: Current News in India

On Oppn asking rail minister to resign, BJP says...

Rediff News - 9 hours 45 min ago
BJP IT department head Amit Malviya shared on Twitter what he said were the details of accidents under these ministers and added such 'worthies' are the ones demanding the resignation of the 'most qualified' railway minister the country has had in seven and half decades.
Categories: Current News in India

Odisha cops warn against communalising train mishap

Rediff News - 9 hours 56 min ago
The Odisha police also warned that severe legal action will be initiated against those found trying to create communal disharmony by spreading any rumor.
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Balasore accident: 123 trains cancelled, 56 diverted

Rediff News - 10 hours 17 min ago
The cancelled trains include Sealdah-Puri Duronto, Howrah-Chennai Mail, Kanyakumari-Howrah Express, Shalimar Express, Tirupati Weekly Superfast Express, SMVT-Bengaluru Superfast Express, Santraganchi AC Superfast, Purulia-Villupuram.
Categories: Current News in India

Gyanvapi: Hindu litigant withdraws citing harassment

Rediff News - 10 hours 23 min ago
One of the main litigants from the Hindu side Jitendra Singh Visen has announced that he and his family are withdrawing from all cases related to the Gynavapi issue due to alleged 'harassment'.
Categories: Current News in India

Rail tragedy: Cong alleges govt ignored CAG warning

Rediff News - 10 hours 49 min ago
The Opposition party asked whether the prime minister will take responsibility for the 'deadliest rail tragedy' of this century.
Categories: Current News in India

Odisha mishap: Railways seeks CBI probe, here's why

Rediff News - 11 hours 10 min ago
Railway officials also indicated that possible 'sabotage' and tampering with the electronic interlocking system, which detects the presence of trains, led to the Friday accident.
Categories: Current News in India

Mehbooba Mufti issued passport after 3 years

Rediff News - 12 hours 29 min ago
People's Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has been issued a passport with 10-year validity, sources said in Srinagar on Sunday.
Categories: Current News in India

Train crash: Love poems found scattered on tracks

Rediff News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The jottings on torn pages of a diary with sketches of elephants, fish and sun on the other side, were probably written during the leisure time of a passenger whose identity is not known as yet.
Categories: Current News in India

3-member panel to probe what caused Manipur violence

Rediff News - 13 hours 28 min ago
According to a notification issued by the Union home ministry, the commission will make inquiry with respect of the causes and spread of the violence and riots targeting members of different communities, which took place in Manipur on May 3 and thereafter.
Categories: Current News in India

Odisha train tragedy toll revised to 275

Rediff News - 14 hours 46 min ago
According to Chief Secretary P K Jena, some bodies were counted twice.
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Railways' explanation: How 3 trains collided in Odisha

Rediff News - 14 hours 54 min ago
They described the functioning of the interlocking system which prima facie seemed to have been part of the problem which led to the accident, in which at least 275 people were killed.
Categories: Current News in India

Train crash: Morgues struggle with unclaimed bodies

Rediff News - 15 hours 45 min ago
Odisha is facing a morgue crunch as a large number of unclaimed dead bodies from Balasore's triple train accident, have piled up at its mortuaries.
Categories: Current News in India

Railway Board shares initial findings on Odisha mishap

Rediff News - 17 hours 14 min ago
Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Jaya Varma Sinha, member of operation and business development, Railway Board said, "According to the preliminary findings, there has been some issue with the signalling. We are still waiting for the detailed report from the Commissioner of Railway Safety. Only Coromandel Express met with an accident. The train was at a speed of around 128 km/h."
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Autopsy reveals the brutality of Sakshi's murder

Rediff News - 17 hours 34 min ago
It has been revealed in the post-mortem that Sahil's attacks were so severe and brutal, that victim's internal organs including the intestine came out, police sources said.
Categories: Current News in India

Cause of Odisha train mishap identified: Rail minister

Rediff News - 18 hours 19 min ago
Talking to reporters at the accident site, he said the issue is of electric point machine, a vital device for railway signalling, and electronic interlocking.
Categories: Current News in India

Odisha train mishap: Most tracks have been cleared

Rediff News - 18 hours 30 min ago
Work on repairing tracks and overhead electric cables which had snapped is also going on, said officials. Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dharmendra Pradhan who have camped in Balasore, visited the railway accident site in the early hours of the morning.
Categories: Current News in India

Felt massive jolt: NDRF jawan onboard Coromandel Exp

Rediff News - 20 hours 33 min ago
The jawan said he used his mobile phone light to locate hurt and trapped passengers and took them to safety.
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Watch me when...: Jaishankar on Rahul's remarks abroad

Rediff News - 20 hours 40 min ago
Jaishankar said that he can talk for himself and does not do politics while travelling abroad.
Categories: Current News in India