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  • Railways to provide saloon coaches for commercial purposes

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has instructed the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to make Railway Reserved Accommodation (saloon coach) available for commercial purposes. “Saloons are the trappings of a colonial mindset with no place in modern India,” said Goyal.

  • Delhi court summons Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav as accused in IRCTC money laundering case

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad, wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav as accused in IRCTC money laundering case. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Arun Bharadwaj took cognisance of the charge sheet and directed all the accused to be present before it on October 6. The court also issued production warrant against Prasad considering the fact that he is currently lodged in a Ranchi jail. The court was hearing a case

  • Piyush Goyal pushes Indian Railways to rename IRCTC, after he had difficulty in recalling it’s name

    Almost every traveller in India knows about IRCTC. This Indian Railways ticket booking company is a crucial first step for all those who prefer going online to buy tickets or check for updates. However, we think Union Minister Piyush Goyal didn’t like the name of this travelling company. The union minister recently asked Indian Railways officials to come up with a new catchy name for IRCTC because even he faces hardship in

  • IRCTC scam: Rabri, Tejashwi granted bail

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to all accused, including former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the 2006  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels tender scam.

  • Sunday Gyaan! How to book train tickets through IRCTC website and mobile app

    Following footsteps of digitisation, the Indian Railways has taken a leap towards future and now have become completely digital. Earlier, it was a big task when it used to come for booking railway tickets, but while keeping in mind India’s digitisation dream, the Indian Railways now offers bookings and cancellations from its website. The Indian Railways have also introduced an app for its various services like bookings.

  • ED files chargesheet against Lalu, Rabri, Tejashwi and 13 others in Railway tender scam

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate today filed its first charge sheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and others in connection with the IRCTC hotels allotment money laundering case, officials said.The agency has also named Prasad’s son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, his party colleague PC Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, a firm Lara Projects and 10 others in the prosecution complaint (charge sheet) filed under

  • IRCTC relaunches its website, here are the new various features 

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has relaunched its website. IRCTC is the most popular platform to book railway tickets. For the convenience of the website users, it is offering train bookings on both old and new website.

  • IRCTC launches new method for Tatkal ticket booking, click to read more

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has launched a new method for e-ticket booking including Tatkal tickets. Under this, users can book rail e-tickets including Tatkal quota tickets through its mobile android app, IRCTC Rail Connect. Earlier, for Tatkal bookings, people had to pay first via the regular online payment gateways before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket. IRCTS e-wallet will be unable users to

  • IRCTC site and app restored after being down for two hours

    In yet another bad press and news for the Indian Railways, The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation Limited (IRCTC) website irctc.co.in and mobile phone app were down on the morning of Friday, May 4 for about two hours. It was back and running around 12:45 pm after reportedly being down since 11 am.

  • IRCTC apologises for posting wrong picture of Jagannath temple

    Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) today tendered an apology for posting a picture of an ‘ISKCON temple’ as ‘Puri Jagannath Temple’ at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai.

  • Panel pulls up Rlys for free passes in luxury trains

    New Delhi : A Parliamentary Standing Committee has pulled up the Railways for giving “freeloaders” complimentary tickets to travel on luxury trains even though they have been running with an occupancy of just 30 per cent.

  • ED questions Tejashwi Yadav in IRCTC scam case

    Patna: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prashad Yadav’s son and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav in connection with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case.

  • Mumbai: Railway passengers can now register food related complaints on tablets provided by IRCTC

    Mumbai: Long distance railway passengers will now be able to register food related complaints on tablets provided by the Indian railways. These tablets will be provided by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) to the passengers travelling on premium trains like Shatabdi express, Duroto express and Rajdhani express trains.

  • CBI summons Lalu, Tejashwi in Railway hotel leasing case

    New Delhi : The CBI on Thursday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav to appear before it for questioning on September 11 and 12 regarding alleged irregularites in issuing contract for two IRCTC hotels in 2006 to a private company.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Lizard found in food served on Poorva Express

    Chandauli: In a shocking incident, a lizard was found in a meal served on the Poorva Express. A passenger who ordered a vegetarian biryani found the reptile after consuming a few bites, much to his shock and disgust. The DRM and other officials took cognizance of the issue, inquired about the health of the passenger and provided him with medicines. The passenger has filed a complaint with the Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through

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