Central Railway Will Take 2-3 Days To Return To Normal Service

April 19, 2012 8:02 am by

Train Stop. Fire in two signal cabins derailed train services on the Central Railway yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, stranding several thousand people in the city. Railway officials say it will take another two to three days for service to return to normal, but will be able to run up to 85 per cent of its service today. The BEST will run additional buses along certain routes to help commuters. [The Times of India]

Water Disease. The number of people infected with waterborne diseases in the state has risen from 3.14 lakh in 2006-2007 to 21.24 lakh in 2010-2011. According to the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has failed to control water pollution, leading to 648 deaths in the past five years. The report also reveals that there are no sewage treatment facilities in 18 towns, including Ambernath, Badlapur, Latur, Nanded and Ahmednagar. [Hindustan Times]

Most Influential. Time magazine has included West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in its list of 100 most influential people in the world, placing her alongside US president Barack Obama, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, investor Warren Buffet and Pakistani Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Anjali Gopalan of NGO the Naz Foundation was the only other Indian to make it on the list. [Hindustan Times]