Richa Sharma

Railway board rises to maintain track record

In December 2016, zonal railways were asked to prepare plans for wiping out maintenance arrears but nothing much has moved forward.

01 Oct 2017

Railway ends 36-year-old VIP protocol offered to Board members

Railway Board has withdrawn the tradition whereby it was mandatory for railway General Managers to be personally present on arrival and departure of Chairman Railway Board and other members.

30 Sep 2017

Railways ends protocol requiring General Managers to be present on arrival, departure of board members

The decision by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani is a move to end the VIP culture in railways and bring a working culture.

30 Sep 2017

PM Narendra Modi's mantra to scientists: Take research from lab to field

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the scientists to focus on indigenously developed technologies.

18 Sep 2017

PM Modi uses bullet train launch to talk about poll-bound Gujarat

Modi, who was the State’s Chief Minister four times, said the Gujarat-Maharashtra economic zone that would come up along the High-Speed Rail corridor would create ‘massive’ job opportunities.

15 Sep 2017

PM Narendra Modi uses bullet train ceremony to launch Gujarat election campaign

It was a ground breaking ceremony for the High Speed Rail Project but Prime Minister Narendra Thursday used the platform to sound poll bugle for Gujarat assembly elections scheduled later this year. 

14 Sep 2017

Jammu Rajdhani Express coach derails at New Delhi Railway Station, no casualties reported

This is the third incident of derailment since Piyush Goyal took over as the new union railways minister earlier this month.

14 Sep 2017

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu writes to centre against GM mustard

Naidu has written to the Centre against its nod to commercialise genetically modified mustard and said that concerns of states should be given due importance.

05 Sep 2017

Prime Minister Modi for long had wanted Nitin Gadkari to take charge of Ganga cleaning

During 2016 reshuffle itself, Prime Minister had wanted to give water ministry to Gadkari but he denied it and agreed to assist Bharti in handling Ganga related work, according to official sources.

03 Sep 2017

Piyush Goyal will have to walk a tight rope as railway minister

Goyal, who also holds portfolio of coal minister, will have to hit ground running in railways and focus on steps to improve freight earnings, complete pending projects and ensure passenger safety.

03 Sep 2017

PMO headhunts young minds to lead India

Modi directed to create special opportunities for scientists below the age of 45 years on a competitive basis.

03 Sep 2017

India loses one tusker every four days

Odisha with 145 dead elephants had most deaths in eight years and it was followed by Assam and Karnataka with 126 and 97 deaths respectively.

03 Sep 2017

Infrared camera system to check derailments on busiest high-speed sections

Several railways across the world use the photo diagnostic system and it will be used for the first on these two sections in Indian railways, said a senior official of railway ministry.

01 Sep 2017

No green clearance needed for army infrastructure projects along China border

The Doklam standoff in Sikkim has raised concerns about India's military infrastructure preparedness along India-China border.

01 Sep 2017

Poultry farms proliferating multi-drug resistant bacteria to environment

Centre for Science and Environment found that antibiotics were being used in these poultry farms, and that the litter was used as manure in neighbouring agricultural lands.

31 Aug 2017

Test efficacy of Bt cotton: Parliament committee to Centre

The committee noted that the incidence of white fly, mirid bugs and other such pests in Bt cotton crop has led to increased use of chemical insecticides.

28 Aug 2017

Untrained safety category staff cause of train accidents: Commissioner of Railway Safety

In a letter to R K Kulshrestha, General Manager, Northern Railway, on July 17, CRS had raised doubts whether safety category staff is hired as per required yardstick.

23 Aug 2017

Centre orders closure of 358 industries for polluting Ganga

The action has been taken by the National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) after a meeting between a Principal Secretary and the Prime Minister was held on August 4.

21 Aug 2017

Activists urge action on complaints of animal cruelty

At a time when self-proclaimed gau rakshaks are hogging the limelight, many other cases of animal cruelty are not getting due attention.

20 Aug 2017

UP government's Hi-tech smart city project rejected by green panel

Uttar Pradesh government’s religious and Hi-tech smart city project on the banks of river Ganga has hit a roadblock with the wildlife panel of the Ministry of Environment and Forests rejecting it.

17 Aug 2017

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