Sunday, October 4, 2015

SCRA: Railways favour scrapping of special classes apprentice exam

NEW DELHI: Railways has decided to close down the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA).

Started in 1927, the SCRA, one of the oldest programme in India involved selection of about 30 candidates by the UPSC to the undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jamalpur.

Friday, October 2, 2015

High speed rail project signals new phase of Sino-US ties

China’s ties with the United States are quietly moving to the next level, signaled by a high-speed rail contract and a string of hi-end investments that could help Beijing's transition towards an innovation based economy.

Mysuru-Bengaluru track doubling to be completed by March

Shifting of Tipu’s armoury may take time

2 railway cops caught while taking bribe from tea-vendor

Nagpur, Oct 1: The anti-corruption wing of CBI has arrested two officers of Railway Protection Force for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5,000 from a tea vendor.

Strike on 23rd November postponed.

National Joint Council of Action in the meeting on 30.09.15 at New Delhi decided to defer the Indefinite Strike from 23rd November 2015 to FEB 2016. Since 7th CPC is likely to submit their report by December and Govt may not take any decision due to Bihar election.

Loco pilot, deputy exchange blows inside the engine

An altercation between a Loco Pilot and an Assistant Loco Pilot on board a diesel locomotive at Tiruchi Junction led to a fisticuff between them with both of them sustaining injuries.

50 cm rail track missing near Lucknow, train mishap averted near Mohanlalganj

LUCKNOW: A major train mishap was today averted near Mohanlalganj, on the outskirts of the state capital, due to alertness of Prayag-Lucknow passenger train driver when he noticed 50 cm rail track missing.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is Cheque Bouncing a Crime?

Can one pin-point an evil mind in all cases of cheque bouncing?

There are two types of cases that come before our courts of justice. There are civil litigation cases and those that involve crimes. The trial courts are different for these two types of cases. Civil courts are presided over by judges. Criminal courts have magistrates deciding over crime matters. Of course, in smaller towns, the distinction gets blurred.

European Trade Union Confederation Urges Revamp of Asylum Rules

European Trade Union Confederation Urges Revamp of Asylum Rules

Do not ignore constructive role of trade unions'

'Do not ignore constructive role of trade unions'
by Elamaram Kareem (State general secretary, CITU)

Conservatives plan trade union movement of their own to win over “moderate” workers

Deputy chairman Rob Halfon argues that militant unionists alienate many members who have sympathy with Tory party policies

China approves $17.2 billion worth railway projects

BEIJING: China has approved construction plans for three railway projects worth a total of 109.3 billion yuan ($17.2 billion), the country's top economic planner said in statements on its website on Monday.

Railway growth story yet to pick up steam

While earnings from freight continuously suffered, those from carrying passengers — an area where the railway has a monopoly in most segments

Spanish, French, Chinese firms to study PM Modi’s Diamond Quadrilateral Bullet Train plan

New Delhi: The railway ministry has decided on the firms and consortia that will study the technical feasibility of three bullet train corridors- High Speed Rail in India- that comprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Diamond Quadrilateral.

Rail to be next Reverse Innovation from India: Jeffrey Immelt, GE’s Chairman & CEO

Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, by his own admission believes the $148-billion conglomerate with a diverse portfolio ranging from light bulbs and power equipment to healthcare and locomotives is witnessing its biggest transformation in history.

High-speed trains longer a distant dream

BAREILLY: A sleek design with aluminium coaches powered by double engines — one each on the front and rear—and each coach with individual backup power, besides cruising speeds of up to 250 kmph will be among the highlights of high-speed trains to be introduced in the country shortly.

Trains delayed after locomotive breaks down in Chennai

CHENNAI: Four express trains and six suburban trains on Chennai-Gummidipoondi-Gudur route were delayed by an hour after the locomotive of Madurai-Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express broke down near Ennore railway station here at 10am.

Train driver, guard save man who was knocked down on tracks

KOLKATA: The motorman and guard of a Howrah local train on Tuesday rescued a man who was knocked down while crossing the tracks and helped him get hospitalised within 45 minutes.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Railways ropes in Deloitte to right-size 'top heavy' organisation

NEW DELHI: Railways has kicked off a restructuring exercise with the intent of pruning additional officers in the 'top-heavy' organization by appointing a private firm Deloitte which will suggest ways to right size its manpower of gazetted officers.

Why trade unions are declining

The Economist explains, Why trade unions are declining  Sep 28th 2015,


By Sridhar Vivan, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Sep 29, 2015,

It is common for us to wait for trains to arrive at the station. However, on Monday, the train was at the platform, with its engine switched on and passengers on board, but the train didn't move an inch as the entire railway staff at Kolar railway station were waiting for one man — the loco pilot!

200 disgruntled passengers stop Bristol train and walk along tracks

Police seek identity of rail users who pulled emergency cord, left train and walked back along tracks after discovering it would miss next station

Railway Board to identify vulnerable accident areas

Railway Board to identify vulnerable accident areas

Suresh Prabhu launches railway knowledge portal

NEW DELHI: In line with the 'Digital India', a knowledge portal for dissemination of detailed information on Indian Railways was launched today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Monday, September 28, 2015

NIT Mumbai 28.09.15

On 28 Sept 2015 at NIT Mumbai:

After the retirement of Sri. K Shankar( witness from Railways, to be cross examined), Railway did not post a new person as witness. On 28.09.2015 Com DS Koparkar attended NIT Sitting at Mumbai on behalf of Secretary General. Court adjourned for cross examination of Railway witness on 27 November