Indian Railways http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31726/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ 36 dead in India Kumbh Mela stampede http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/urgent-36-dead-india-kumbh-mela-stampede <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 36 people have died in a deadly stampede at a railway station near India's giant Kumbh Mela festival, reports said on Monday.</p> <p>The chief medical officer of Allahabad district said the toll rose to 36 after 14 more people died during treatment, Press Trust of India and NDTV news channel said.</p> <p>abh/ac</p> Indian Railways States and territories of India Tourism in Uttar Pradesh AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:30:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752278 at http://www.globalpost.com Travel Picks: Top 10 Overlooked Stunning Buildings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/travel-picks-top-10-overlooked-stunning-buildings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed worth seeing. With jaw-dropping structures in mind, the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist have put together a list of the "Top 10 Overlooked Stunning Buildings." Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Military History Museum - Dresden, Germany</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/travel-picks-top-10-overlooked-stunning-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architectural history Architecture Human Interest Indian Railways Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757024 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan premier to make first visit to India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/pakistan-premier-make-first-visit-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will visit India for the first time this week for a day-long pilgrimage to an Islamic shrine, a senior government official said in New Delhi on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Pakistan's prime minister will be in India on Saturday. This is a private visit and he will be accompanied by his family and other officials," the official said on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"He is not expected to meet any Indian political leaders. This is clearly a religious and spiritual trip," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/pakistan-premier-make-first-visit-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Pakistani people Rail transport in India AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 05:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773519 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/indian-malnutrition-fund-used-fix-buses-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday.</p> <p>The "Child Nutrition Surcharge" was set up 16 years ago to collect a small percentage of each bus ticket fare in major cities in Maharashtra state, where thousands of children die from malnutrition each year.</p> <p>But public transport officials say that millions raised have yet to be transferred to the state treasury because they allegedly need the funds to maintain buses and keep them on the road, the NDTV news channel reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/indian-malnutrition-fund-used-fix-buses-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Poverty Rail transport in India Technology AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776939 at http://www.globalpost.com World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin -- along with a slew of other landmarks around the world -- went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change.</p> <p>In a symbolic show of support for the planet, people across the continents switched off their lights for 60 minutes -- all at 8:30 pm local time.</p> <p>In bustling New York, that's exactly what happened when the Empire State Building pulled the plug on its nighttime brilliance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/world-landmarks-go-dark-earth-hour-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Hour Indian Railways Rail transport in India AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 02:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792231 at http://www.globalpost.com One dead as family of five set themselves on fire in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/one-dead-family-five-set-themselves-fire-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five people set themselves on fire in western India, leaving one man dead as they protested official plans to raze their home in a drive to remove illegal structures, police said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The five people, including three women, belonged to the same family and turned up at a city government office in the western state of Gujarat carrying kerosene-filled containers around noon on Wednesday, local police said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/one-dead-family-five-set-themselves-fire-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Rail transport in India Rajkot AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800436 at http://www.globalpost.com Death sentence for rogue Indian bus driver who killed 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/death-sentence-rogue-indian-bus-driver-who-killed-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A rogue Indian bus driver who killed nine people in a rampage through the crowded streets of the southern city of Pune last year was sentenced to death on Monday, a report said.</p> <p>Thirty-year-old Santosh Mane took the bus from a depot last January and then sped through the city, crashing into motorists, pedestrians and foodstalls during a terrifying 30-minute wrecking spree in the morning rush-hour.</p> <p>During the trial, the driver's lawyer and family pleaded that he was "mentally unstable", but the judge dismissed their arguments and found the crime justified the death penalty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/death-sentence-rogue-indian-bus-driver-who-killed-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Indian Railways Penology Rail transport in India Social Issues AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805430 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South African Parnell in Indian court over drugs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/cricket-south-african-parnell-indian-court-over-drugs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, who faces drug charges over a late-night party last year following an Indian Premier League (IPL) game, surrendered to a Mumbai court on Monday, reports said.</p> <p>Parnell, who is in India as part of the Pune Warriors squad for the ongoing 2013 IPL season, was later granted bail on a bond of 10,000 rupees ($185), the Press Trust of India news agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/cricket-south-african-parnell-indian-court-over-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Indian Railways Sport in India Wayne Parnell AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:17:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805527 at http://www.globalpost.com Ferozpur Road’s time up? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/ferozpur-road-s-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Different parts of newly constructed Ferozpur Road are cracking and deforming just after a couple of weeks perhaps because of substandard material used in the project by the construction company.</p><P>Sources in the Communication and Works (C&amp;W) informed this scribe that the contractors started patchwork at affected areas of the road in order to hide faulty or defective construction of the road as well as for covering their incapability and performance.</p><P>“They have to start patchwork at the road because cracks were appearing at different portions of the road which not only were s</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/ferozpur-road-s-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Indian Railways Rail transport in India Technology Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:46:59 +0000 Asianet 5809472 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian court convicts man over 2010 Pune city blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/indian-court-convicts-man-over-2010-pune-city-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indian court on Monday convicted a man over a blast which killed 17 people and wounded dozens more at a busy restaurant in the city of Pune three years ago, the prosecutor said.</p> <p>A lower court in Pune in western India found Mirza Himayat Baig guilty of criminal conspiracy and murder for the attack on the packed German Bakery, where five foreigners were among those killed.</p> <p>"Baig has been found guilty of all the key charges. He was a co-conspirator," special public prosecutor Raja Thakare told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/indian-court-convicts-man-over-2010-pune-city-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Rail transport in India States and territories of India War AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815774 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian court convicts cyber cafe worker in 2010 Pune blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/indian-court-convicts-cyber-cafe-worker-2010-pune-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Indian court convicted a cyber cafe worker of murder on Monday over a bomb blast which ripped through a packed restaurant in the western city of Pune three years ago, killing 17 people.</p> <p>A lower court in Pune found Mirza Himayat Baig guilty of criminal conspiracy and murder for the attack on the popular German Bakery restaurant where five foreigners were among those killed by a bomb in a rucksack left under a table.</p> <p>"Baig has been found guilty of all the key charges. He was a co-conspirator," special public prosecutor Raja Thakare told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/indian-court-convicts-cyber-cafe-worker-2010-pune-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Rail transport in India States and territories of India War AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815849 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Callous' India faces shame over ignored crash victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/callous-india-faces-shame-over-ignored-crash-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India embarked on a bout of soul-searching Tuesday over a shocking video showing passersby ignoring the pleas of a desperate father after his wife and daughter were killed in a road accident.</p> <p>The CCTV footage surfaced late Monday showing the man cradling his injured son next to his overturned motorbike and calling for help from other motorists as his wife and eight-month-old daughter lay bloodied on the road.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/callous-india-faces-shame-over-ignored-crash-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Jaipur Rail transport in India AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817109 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian woman ditches corporate world for dirt-poor village http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/indian-woman-ditches-corporate-world-dirt-poor-village <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chhavi Rajawat, an MBA graduate and one-woman whirlwind, is seeking to drag her impoverished ancestral village in the desert state of Rajasthan into the 21st Century.</p> <p>Rajawat, who spent her family holidays in sun-scorched Soda, became its sarpanch or elected village head three years ago after villagers implored her to take charge with dozens turning up at her home in state capital Jaipur to persuade her.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/indian-woman-ditches-corporate-world-dirt-poor-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chhavi Rajawat Chhavi Rajawat Human Interest Indian Railways Rail transport in India Technology AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 04:01:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818961 at http://www.globalpost.com India police arrest suspect over rape of 5-year-old girl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/india-police-arrest-suspect-over-rape-5-year-old-girl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian police said they had Saturday arrested the suspected rapist of a five-year-old girl who is battling for her life in hospital after a horrific attack in New Delhi.</p> <p>The 25-year-old suspect, identified as Manoj Kumar, was held in the eastern Indian state of Bihar after he took shelter in his father-in-law's home in a village 70 kilometres (43 miles) from local capital Patna, an official said.</p> <p>Police say Kumar allegedly attacked his victim inside a locked room over a 48-hour period after abducting her Monday in a lower-middle class area of Indian capital New Delhi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130420/india-police-arrest-suspect-over-rape-5-year-old-girl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Rail transport in India Social Issues States and territories of India AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 05:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820810 at http://www.globalpost.com Businessman held in India over rape of US charity worker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/businessman-held-india-over-rape-us-charity-worker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in eastern India have arrested a local businessman for allegedly raping a US charity worker, an official said on Friday, as anger grows over the high incidence of sexual crime in the country.</p> <p>"Dinesh Burman, 40, was arrested on Thursday after an American woman lodged a complaint with police," said Kaliappan Jayaraman, the police commissioner of Siliguri town, in West Bengal state, where the crime allegedly occurred.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/businessman-held-india-over-rape-us-charity-worker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indian Railways Rail transport in India Siliguri Social Issues AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825740 at http://www.globalpost.com