Train your brain

August 9, 2019 08:21 am

Just like the rest of your body, your brain too needs regular “exercise” in order to function at its best. And it’s important to start now to prevent your cognitive skills from declining as you age. We bring to you some scientifically proven ways in which you can enhance your brain power.

JOLARPET, July 30:  Amid the green Yelagiri hills of southern India, the train inches along the tracks, carrying what has become precious cargo: drinking water bound for Chennai, India’s parched Motor City.

MUMBAI, July 19:  Fifteen people were killed in separate train accidents in a single day in Mumbai, police said Friday, with the sharp toll underscoring the dangers of India's overburdened rail network.

PARIS, July 15: A driver and three children in her car were killed after their car crashed into a train at a crossing in Avenay-Val-d’Or in eastern France, said local French authorities on Monday.

MULTAN, July 11: A Pakistani government official says a passenger train has rammed into freight train in the southern city of Rahim Yar Khan, killing 10 people and injuring 64 others.

MEXICO CITY, June 28:  About 100 Mexican soldiers and immigration agents raided a freight train in the southern state of Chiapas on Thursday and detained dozens of Central American migrants riding atop the cars.

How much does a train cost?

February 6, 2019 10:54 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: How much does a train set for the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway cost? The answer is tricky as the unit cost stated by officials of the Government of Nepal and the unit cost figure forwarded by the Government of India differ hugely.

INDIA, Feb 3: Six people died on Sunday after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed in Vaishali district of Bihar, railway officials said.

BEIJING, Jan 9: A special train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un departed Beijing on Wednesday after a two-day visit by the North Korean leader to the Chinese capital.

DHANUSHA, Oct 22: A train with 53 bogies carrying blast has arrived in Janakpur for the second time on Friday. The train came from Pakhaur, Jharkhand of India carrying the blast. Blast is the pebbles used in the railway track.

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Oct 21: At least 22 people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said.

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October 11, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

ISTANBUL, July 9: Ten people were killed and 73 wounded when a train came off the rails in northwest Turkey on Sunday after heavy rain and a landslide, Turkish television channels quoted a health ministry official as saying.

LONDON, June 18: British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London.

HETAUDA, June 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that while many had mocked his words of connecting Nepal with India and China via train, he said that it would materialize before the government ended its tenure.

WONSAN, May 23: A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them.

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: Container train service was used for the first time to bring Nepal's third-country consignments for eastern Nepal from Kolkata port of India.

BEIJING, April 18: Nepal is a natural area for cooperation between China and India, the Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday, as he invited India to participate in connectivity projects between the three nations.

India by train

January 26, 2018 11:42 am

The Indian Railway system is one of the longest and the busiest railway networks in the world with more than 7000 railway stations throughout the country. For most Bollywood fans no India tour will ever be complete without a train journey. It is indeed true that the best way to understand the vast Indian landscape is through its railways.

Train to Kathmandu

November 12, 2017 00:08 am

The Chinese team of experts who were in Nepal to conduct surveys on two railway lines—one stretching from Kerung on the border with Tibet to Kathmandu, and another going from Pokhara to Lumbini—have said that both the lines are feasible. But the Chinese experts also pointed that the task won’t be easy, especially the Kerung-Kathmandu link that will entail traversing the highly inclined Syaphrubesi-Kerung section.

CZECH REPUBLIC, Sept 9: Having been tested successfully on beer-loving Czechs, the beer train is heading for the United States and China. Just imagine: You order a pint of beer, or even a cool glass of orange juice, and your drink is served by a model freight train arriving at your table.

Infographics: India first bullet train becomes reality

The Oliogocal train

July 3, 2017 00:35 am

Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism

U19 cricket team to train in India

June 18, 2017 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal national U19 cricket team is set to travel to India to make preparations for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup Division -1 Asia Qualifiers to be held next month in Singapore.

Night train to Beijing

May 25, 2017 00:15 am

Rail connectivity with China, if it gets India’s approval, will boost economic growth and reduce income inequalities in the region

Train of thought

May 16, 2017 00:25 am

The train will bring cheap Chinese goods. But will we then send it back empty on its return leg?

NEW YORK, April 15: A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

DALIAN, April 2:  An affiliated company under China's top train maker CRRC Corporation has acquired a subway train order from Nagpur, India, the company said Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan, who is on a three-day official visit to Nepal, has held a meeting with his counterpart Balkrishna Khand on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Top officials at the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) have said that the NRA's failure to hold trainings for masons and produce new masons while at the same time carrying out surveys for identifying the earthquake victims has led to a serious shortage of masons in the 14 worst quake-affected districts, further delaying the overall task of reconstruction.

NEW DELHI, Jan 22: At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in Andhra Pradesh, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said the Nepal Army (NA) and Armed Police Force (APF) have agreed to deploy their technical manpower to provide masonry training for building earthquake resilient houses in the earthquake-affected districts.

MULTAN, Pakistan, Jan 6: Police say a train has crushed two motorized rickshaws on an ungated crossing, killing seven schoolchildren in central Pakistan.

China has begun its first freight train service to London from Yiwu, a famed wholesale market town in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

Nepal condoles Indian train mishap deaths

November 20, 2016 19:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal has condoled the death of passengers in a train derailment in India.

PUKHRAYAN/NEW DELHI, Nov 20: At least 107 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors in the wreckage.

The gravy train

November 18, 2016 09:02 am

Social media has been alight the last few days with outrage and indignation over the government’s decision to pay Sujata Koirala a ‘discounted’ amount of five million rupees for her cancer treatment abroad.

ESEKA, Cameroon, Oct 22: An overloaded train derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities on Friday, killing at least 53 people and injuring more than 300, the government said.

TIKAPUR, Oct 18: There is a house with corrugated roof in the middle of a forest near Tikapur Park Road. The house which looks like a morgue is in a pathetic condition.

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 7: A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger train in southwest Pakistan on Friday, killing six people and wounding 19, officials said.

HOBOKEN, N.J. , Sept 30: A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.

HOBOKEN, United States, Sept 29: A packed commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour Thursday, with three people reported killed and more than 100 injured, many of them in critical condition.

TOKYO, Sept 26: A Japanese bullet train was forced to make an emergency stop on Monday after a snake was found slithering between the seats, local media reported.

LONDON, Sept 16: A London-bound passenger train has hit a landslip triggered by heavy rain and derailed, causing no injuries but sparking major travel disruption.

MULTAN, Pakistan, Sept 15:  At least six passengers were killed and more than 100 others were hurt Thursday when a passenger train collided with a freight train near the central Pakistan city of Multan, rescuers and a railway officials said.

BANGKOK, Sept 3: Police say a bomb has exploded and hit a train in southern Thailand, killing one railroad worker and injuring another.

BERLIN, Aug 14: Swiss police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and burning liquid, killing one and wounding five others, has died of his own injuries.

MILAN, FRANCE, July 12: Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation took place in the scorching heat.

MILAN, July 12: Italian news reports say that two trains have collided head-on in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others.