Railways to allow visually impaired aspirants for job exam

The railway ministry today told the Delhi High Court that it will allow visually impaired candidates to appear in its recruitment examinations. The ministry informed a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar that it would allow such candidates against its 90,000 vacancies. The response came on a plea by […]

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NCDRC refuses compensation to couple for stolen luggage

The apex consumer commission has set aside lower fora orders asking Railways to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to a couple for their stolen baggage, saying they failed to raise an alarm after the alleged theft. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) also said that the decision of the foras awarding the compensation […]

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Railways to compensate employee for rejecting medical claim

The Railways has been asked by the apex consumer commission to compensate an employee for rejecting his medical claim on the grounds that it was not an emergency situation when he took his wife to a private hospital. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld Punjab state consumer commission’s order which had directed the […]

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Rlys, armed forces & varsities seeks recall of BCCI judgement

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In a fresh development, Railways, armed forces and Association of Universities today moved the Supreme Court seeking recall of its judgement on implementation of Justice R M Lodha panel recommendations advocating sweeping reforms in BCCI. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for them, told a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that as a result of […]

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Direct AAP to relocate slums: Railways tells NGT

Railways has urged the National Green Tribunal to direct the Delhi government to utilise Rs 11.25 crore given to it way back in 2003-2004 to rehabilitate slum clusters along the rail tracks here. Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for Railways, told a bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar that it had given […]

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Rly blames Del govt, moves NGT for removal of slum clusters

Under attack from the National Green Tribunal for failure to keep the tracks clean, the Railways has sought to shift the blame on Delhi government for not relocating slum clusters from its land by allotting them flats despite directions of the green panel. Alleging non-cooperation by the Delhi government and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board […]

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Centre to bear 50% of cop deployment cost on rlys

The Union Government told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that it was ready to bear 50 per cent of expenses for hiring and deploying an additional 100 Government Railway Police (GRP) officials on railways in the interest of women’s safety. In an affidavit, the Railway Board said it had sanctioned a proposal for additional […]

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Court tells railways to pay Rs.5 lakh relief to Arunima

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Indian Railways to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to national level volleyball player Arunima Sinha whose left leg had to be amputated after she was pushed off a running train last week, a lawyer said. Arunima was pushed out of the general compartment of the […]

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