The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006 to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district. read more
A court in Delhi on Friday granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam case. A special court, that had asked the accused to appear before it on August 31, granted them bail, reported PTI. The Central Bureau of Investigation had in April filed the chargesheet in the IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case against 12 people and two companies. The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts of two IRCTC hotels in Ranchi and Odisha’s Puri in 2006 to a private firm involving a bribe in the form of a three-acre commercial plot at a prime location in Patna district. Besides Lalu Prasad and his family members, Prasad’s party colleague PC Gupta, his wife Sarla Gupta, and firm Lara Projects are among the accused. (HT Correspondent )read more
Indian men’s team have lost 0-2 in the squash semifinal, settling for bronze. India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham/Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event, Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 and Varun Thakkar Ashok/Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda bagging bronze in the 49er men’s event at the Asian Games 2018 on Friday.
Mini-houses on wheels, saloon coaches are often used by railway officers for inspection but earlier this year, IRCTC decided to give a luxury makeover to these coaches and open them to the public. read more
The IRCTC had earlier launched an artificial intelligence tool that uses CCTV footage to detect anomalies in hygiene level and communicates it to individuals concerned to initiate regulatory action, a statement by the IRCTC said. read more