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Indian railways to get $137bn boost

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

India's government has announced plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) in its ageing railway network over the next five years. Unveiling the annual railway budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the cash boost will help modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. Prabhu left the heavily subsidised passenger fares unchanged. The state-run railways operate more than 12,000...

Sabotage attempt on Dhaka-Kolkata train

Sabotage attempt on Dhaka-Kolkata train

Miscreants hurled at least three firebombs targeting India-Bangladesh train Maitree Express in Pabna’s Iswardi this afternoon. However, no major damage was done. Miscreants blasted the petrol-bombs at the engine of the train near Iswardi Railway Station, on its way back to Dhaka from Kolkata, around 2:55pm, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told...

7 die as New York train hits car

7 die as New York train hits car

A commuter train has hit a vehicle at a level crossing north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials say. The train, with about 800 passengers on board, hit the Jeep Cheroke near Valhalla - about 20 miles (32km) from New York - on Tuesday evening. The vehicle's female...

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

A train derailed in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila today after saboteurs removed sections of railway track during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade and hartal. Dhaka’s rail link with Chittagong and Sylhet snapped after six bogies of the Sylhet-bound Joyantika Express derailed in Pagachong area around 2:10pm, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told The Daily...

3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

Three people died under the wheels of separate trains in Dhaka’s Kuril Biswaroad area and Tongi today on the last day of the Biswa Ijtema. Only one of the deceased could be primarily identified as Harun, 40. He was on his way to attend the Akheri Munazat of Ijtema, police said. Two persons were crushed...

Man killed in Dhaka train crash

Man killed in Dhaka train crash

An unidentified man age around 50 years was crashed under the wheels of a train in Khilkhet area of Dhaka this afternoon. Quoting witnesses, Rafiqul Islam, sub-inspector of Kamalapur Railway Police, said a Dhaka-bound train from Sirajganj hit the man while he was walking along the railway tracks, leaving him dead on the spot...

4 die falling from freight train in Joypurhat

4 die falling from freight train in Joypurhat

Police said one of them died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries at Joypurhat Sadar Hospital. The identities of the deceased were not available immediately. The accident took place around 4:45pm in Shimultoli area, Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station, told The Daily Star Online. He said two fuel-laden...

Train ploughs into Ctg railway platform

Train ploughs into Ctg railway platform

A Dhaka-bound train ploughed through the platform when it entered Chittagong Railway Station to pick up passengers this morning. None was hurt during the incident as the train, Mohanagar Provati Express, was totally empty, our Chittagong correspondent reports quoting Abdul Kalam Azad, stationmaster of Chittagong railway. The railway authorities later suspended Loco master of the...

2 hurt as train rams car in Dhaka

2 hurt as train rams car in Dhaka

At least two people were “critically” injured when a commuter train rammed a private car on the Khilgaon rail crossing in Dhaka this morning. The incident took place after the car broke through the gates on the crossing around 10:30am, said Abdul Kuddus, assistant sub-inspector of Dhaka Government Railway Police (GRP). “The gates were closed...

3 killed as train hit human hauler in Natore

3 killed as train hit human hauler in Natore

Three women of a family were killed and 10 others injured as a train hit a human hauler on a level crossing in Natore Sadar Upazila today. The dead are Sundari Beyoa, 55, Julekha Begum, 45, and Sajeda Begum, residents of Paikordal area of the upazila, reports our Natore correspondent. The accident took place around...

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