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Railway Board To Probe All Aspects Of Bikaner-Guwahati Express Accident, Chairman Informs

Jan 15, 2022 PTI

The Bikaner-Guwahati Express train had derailed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, leaving 36 injured and 9 killed. Railway Board Chairman VK Tripathi inspected the site and informed that all the aspects of the train accident will be investigated by the board.

Problem With Locomotive's Equipment: Railway Min After Inspecting Bikaner-Guwahati Train Accident Site

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Vaishnaw said that the actual reason behind the accident could be ascertained only after dismantling the engine's equipment. He also met injured passengers at the hospital.

Railway Minister Inspects Bikaner-Guwahati Train Accident Site

He conducted an inspection of the tracks and the locomotive involved in the accident, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said here. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained and a committee has been formed to investigate it, she said.

Outrage mounts over 'Bulli Bai'' app, NCW seeks expedited action, IT minister says working with police

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The NCW has written to the Delhi Police to expedite its action in the case against the 'Bulli Bai' app, floated for trolling and harassing the victims, to ensure that such crimes do not recur.

Aswini Vaishnaw Asserted That Indian Railways Aims To Improve Passenger's Experience Through World-Class Stations

Speaking at an event of the Confederation of Indian Industries, he maintained that spending on new railway lines, doubling of tracks and electrification among others is on track.

03 December, 2021

Govt Has Rs100cr Budget For Chip Design Related Activities This Fiscal: Vaishnaw

Outlook Web Desk

The government on Friday said it is cognizant of the importance of semiconductor design and has a budgetary allocation of Rs 100 crore for chip design related programmes the ongoing financial year.

29 November, 2021

Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit To Be Held On January 9

Outlook Web Desk

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been invited as the chief guest, said Anju Sharma, principal secretary of the state's Labour and Employment Department.

07 October, 2021

BJP Releases New National Executive List, Maneka And Varun Gandhi Dropped Among Others

Outlook Web Desk

The BJP leaders and MPs who have been vocal against the agri laws have been dropped from the national executive list.

16 August, 2021

Petitions Over Pegasus Snooping Based On Speculations: Govt tells SC

Outlook Web Desk

The government told Supreme Court that the petitions seeking independent probe into the Pegasus snooping row are based on ‘conjectures, surmises and unsubstantiated’ media reports.

20 July, 2021

One Question: Did We Buy Or Not Buy Pegasus?

Ruben Banerjee

Simple government denials will not be sufficient in laying this scandal to rest.

19 July, 2021

Attempt To Malign Democracy And Institutions: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw On ‘Pegasus Project’

Outlook Web Bureau

Speaking in parliament Ashwini Vaishnaw said, 'There is no factual basis to suggest use of Pegasus amounts to surveillance'

08 July, 2021

Bureaucrats To Ministers: Former IAS Officers Inducted In Modi Cabinet

Outlook Web Desk

The much-hyped Cabinet expansion also included two ex-IAS officers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh who have been inducted into the Union Cabinet

07 July, 2021

Modi Cabinet 2.0: The Importance Of Being Ashwini Vaishnaw

Sandeep Sahu

The fact that Vaishnaw was straightaway made a cabinet minister even though he has no previous ministerial experience and is only two years old as a lawmaker in the Rajya Sabha may have surprised many.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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