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2 days ago
Indian Railways to preserve its metre-gauge tracks to promote heritage tourism

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Moving beyond the five hill networks that are major tourist attractions, Indian Railways is planning to also preserve its old five-metre gauge tracks built during its early days in the British era to promote heritage tourism. As part of the strategy to preserve the metre-gauge lines, Indian Railways is planning to preserve few metre-gauge lines, which have the p...

5 days ago
National Rail Museum to open till 9 p.m from May 1

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) In a bid to promote country's railway heritage and tourism, the National Rail Museum (NRM) will remain open till 9 p.m from May 1, officials said on Thursday. The Indian Railways is also planning to launch a common ticket for all museums across the National Capital Region, to allow tourists to spend at least half a day at the NRM, which is one of the best rail m...

1 month ago
Delhi Ring Railway to soon see steam-hauled service to attract tourists

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Steam locomotives will be chugging along on all hill railways across the country -- besides charting out a new course on the Delhi Ring Railway -- as the Railways pushes the idea of reviving the glory of its steam heritage. With the successful operation of a steam-hauled train on the Palanpur-Jogindernagar section of Kangra Valley Railway, all five hill railways ...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

2 months ago
Assam forester rediscovers 'extinct' medicinal plant

Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently in the Borjan area in eastern...

4 months ago
Crowd-sourcing, Google help Railways showcase its heritage

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In partnership with Google, the Railways has undertaken an elaborate crowd-sourcing exercise to create a digital repository of its rich heritage and provide passengers a free virtual tour. In a pilot project, Google Cultural Institute has deployed six video screens at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Station (CSTM) in Mumbai showcasing the national transporter's rich h...

4 months ago
Rescue, relief work on as rain batters TN's Kanyakumari, other districts

Kanyakumari, Dec 1 (IANS) Heavy rains battered Tamil Nadu's southern districts on Thursday night and early Friday morning, killing nine people in the last two days and throwing life out of gear in several places. Even as relief and rescue operations were mounted in a big way, authorities in several districts, Kanyakumari, Tirunnelveli and Thoothukudi ordered closure of schools and colleg...

4 months ago
Rescue, relief work on as rain batters TN's Kanyakumari, other districts

Kanyakumari, Dec 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's southern districts and state capital Chennai were battered by heavy rain on Thursday night and early Friday morning, throwing life out of gear in several places and necessitating rescue and relief operations by government agencies. Authorities in several districts ordered closure of schools and colleges on Friday. Life in Kanyakumari was thr...

4 months ago
Rains batter Kanyakumari, other TN districts

Kanyakumari, Dec 1 (IANS) Heavy rains battered southern districts of Tamil Nadu and state capital Chennai on Thursday night and early Friday morning, forcing the authorities to order the closure of schools and colleges. Life in Kanyakumari was thrown out of gear due to heavy rain and strong winds. Over 1,000 affected people have been put up in camps, as per reports reaching here. ...

4 months ago
'I-T raids reveal Rs 1,430 cr tax evasion by Sasikala kin, associates'

Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has unearthed tax evasion of Rs 1,430 crore during its raids/searches spread over five days at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin and their business associates, an official said on Monday. We have found tax evasion of Rs 1,430 crore, as of now. This figure is likely to go up as we have also seized incriminating docume...

4 months ago
IT raids at premises of Sasikala's kin continue

Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) The Income Tax (IT) department's search operations for unaccounted wealth at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin and their business associates continued for the fifth day on Monday, said a senior tax official. The search operations resumed on Monday after it was temporarily concluded on Sunday. The senior IT official declined to reveal ...

4 months ago
Hunt for unaccounted wealth in Sasikala kin's premises to resume Monday

Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) One of the largest and longest search operations for unaccounted wealth by the Indian tax officials, going on at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin and their business associates, entered its fourth day on Sunday before being temporarily concluded, said a senior tax official. Sasikala, currently serving her jail sentence for corruption, was a c...

4 months ago
Hunt on for unaccounted wealth at Sasikala's kin premises

Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Income Tax officials continued for the fourth day on Sunday their search for unaccounted wealth at the premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin and their business associates, officials said. Sasikala, jailed for corruption, was a confidante of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and lived with her for decades. According to a tax o...

5 months ago
IT raids on Sasikala clan, associates, businesses enters third day

Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) The massive hunt for unaccounted wealth at premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin, their business associates and their organisations by tax officials entered its third day, a senior tax official said on Saturday. Sasikala, who is undergoing her sentence after being convicted in a corruption case along with couple of her relatives, was a close confidan...

5 months ago
IT raids on Sasikala's kin, associates enter 3rd day

Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) The massive hunt for unaccounted wealth at premises of jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala's kin, their business associates and their organisations by tax officials entered third day, a senior tax official said on Saturday. For the third consecutive day on Saturday, Income Tax (IT) officials continued their raids at several premises. Sizeable volume of cash ...

5 months ago
IT raids, searches at Sasikala's kin, associates continue for second day

Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) The massive hunt for unaccounted wealth at premises of close relatives of jailed AIADMK leader V.K.Sasikala, their business associates and organisations connected to them by tax officials went on for the second successive day and is set to continue, a senior tax official on Friday. The raid may enter third day as the searches are continuing in several premises. ...

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