JD(U) expels five ‘rebel’ Bihar MPs

 patna: Five Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Members of Parliament, including a very senior one, Shivanand Tiwari, were expelled for anti-party activities and indiscipline on Thursday. Tiwari, who was denied a Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar, had called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a “dictator”, and a man full of arrogance. The other expelled MPs were Jainarain Nishad, Purnmasi Ram, Sushil Kumar Singh, Mangani Lal Mandal. “Four Lok Sabha MPs and Shivanand Tiwari have been expelled for anti-party activities, and for hobnobbing with other parties,” said party spokesman K.C. Tyagi.

Shatabdi speed to go up to 160 km

New Delhi: To reduce travel time between Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Chandigarh, railways is gearing up to run Shatabdi Express at 160 km per hour speed on these routes by the year-end. “We have given the responsibility of preparing detailed project report for running semi-high speed train in Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Chandigarh route to High-Speed Rail Corporation,” Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar said. The two routes have been selected as a pilot project for running trains at a higher speed up to 160 km per hour on the existing track, locomotives and coaches.

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