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Three tiger cubs killed by Indian train

NEW DELHI: Three eight-month-old tiger cubs have been killed by a train in western India, forest rangers said Friday. "The cubs were hit by a train early on Thursday and their mangled remains were recovered and sent for post-mortem," A.K. Mishra from Maharashtra state's forestry department told AFP. Their bodies were spotted in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, which is famous for a thriving tiger population. "The incident is extremely unusual and we have not spotted their mother yet and will cremate them soon,"…

China aerospace firm agrees to work on supersonic trains

BEIJING: Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) to jointly develop “supersonic” trains in the country. The strategic framework agreement aims to combine two technologies – magnetic levitation to eliminate ground friction, and vacuum tubes to reduce air resistance – to achieve a “hypersonic” mode of transportation, Geely said in a statement. China runs the world’s longest high-speed rail line and is looking to build its…

Pakistan Railways announces to reduce fares on specific trains

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways on Tuesday announced to reduce its fares on main Line-1. The Pakistan Railways has issued its new fare schedule on directives of Federal Minister for Railways Saad Rafique. According to the fare schedule, 50 percent reduction has been made in fares of trains starting their journey from Peshawar including Khyber Mail, Jaffar Express and Awam Express. Besides, fares have also been slashed for Tezgam and rail-cars. The new fares would be implemented from next month. Read More: Federal…

Passenger trains collide in Iran, at least 31 killed

TEHRAN: At least 31 people were killed on Friday when two passenger trains collided in Iran's north-central province of Semnan and the death toll is likely to rise, the provincial governor said. Iranian state television aired footage of four derailed carriages, with two of them on fire. A spokesman for Iran's Red Crescent, Mostafa Mortazavi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that firefighters were trying to control the blaze. The crash occurred at the Haft-Khan station in the city of Shahroud, about 400 kms (250…

Death toll rises to 22 in Karachi express trains collision

KARACHI: At least 22 people have been killed and dozens more injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in the port city during morning rush hour on Thursday, officials said. Witnesses described watching in horror as Zakaria Express sped into the city's Quaidabad Railway Station and rammed into Fareed Express, which was stationary, with the roar of the crash swiftly followed by the screams of people trapped inside. Officials said rescuers armed with metal-cutting equipment and heavy cranes…