Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train

Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phone-based service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers.

Saradha-IRCTC deal: Gowda shuns comment as probe is on

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda Monday declined to comment on the Saradha-IRCTC contract as CBI is already probing it.

Congress demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation

With allegations surfacing that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resign from her post till Saradha probe was over.

CBI being used as political weapon by central government: TMC

Peeved by allegations that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that CBI, which is probing the multi-crore chit fund scam, is being used as a political weapon by the Centre.

CBI probe reveals link between Saradha scam, Mamata Banerjee?
CBI probe reveals link between Saradha scam, Mamata Banerjee?

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's name has now got dragged into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL seeking disqualification of Shiv Sena MPs

The Delhi High Court, Friday, dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast last month.

Railways` fourth packaged water facility to be launched

Indian Railways` fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday.

IRCTC among nine caterers fined by Railways for `bad food`

Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains.

Force-feeding of IRCTC employee: Delhi HC to hear plea on Aug 6

The Delhi High Court will hear on August 6 a PIL seeking direction to Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a Ramzan-observing employee of IRCTC.

Force-feeding row: Govt committed to protecting religious freedom

Terming the recent incident of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim as "regrettable" and "unfortunate", the government on Friday said it is committed to safeguard religious freedom of every citizen in India.

Maharashtra govt orders probe into force-feeding incident, Shiv Sena expresses regret

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into complaints made by MPs from the state regarding quality of services being provided at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

Force-feeding row triggers national outrage; probe ordered, Shiv Sena expresses regret

Ruling BJP ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday came under attack from the opposition parties after a video showing some of its MPs - who were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food - allegedly forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati, triggered a political storm in Parliament.

CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC

The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking.

CBI probing alleged corruption in Railways` VIP quota tickets

CBI is probing corruption in sale of VIP or emergency quota tickets in Railways and sought records claiming that even signatures of MPs have been forged to confirm the tickets in some cases.

Agents arrested for illegal booking, sale of railway tickets

48 agents were arrested by Railway Protection Force (RPF) for procuring and supplying railway reservation e-tickets by creating several identities on IRCTC portal and illegally blocking train tickets.

Cyclone Phailin: Train services hit, Railways prepared to bounce back

Indian Railways has geared up to manage operations in areas affected by cyclone Phailin. It cancelled 99 trains, while 12 trains have been partially cancelled and 25 trains have been diverted so far.

Railways to pay over Rs 50K for 2yr delay in processing refund

Pulling up Indian Railways for taking over two years to process a passenger`s refund request and then "illegally" rejecting it, a consumer forum here has directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the complainant.

IRCTC gets relief from state commission on compensation

The district forum had imposed the punitive compensation on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on two separate complaints of overcharging fruit drinks.

Freedom fighters` complimentary pass valid in Duronto trains

Freedom fighters along with their companions will be able to travel in Duronto trains now as Railways has decided to relaxed rules allowing complimentary pass holders to avail premier train service.

IRCTC’s deposit scheme for faster e-ticket booking

IRCTC has decided to launch a scheme allowing passengers to reserve seats against advance money kept with the corporation.