ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BIHAR-Territorial Fights

BSP. The BSP's climb-down on the speakership issue suggests that the party will not risk the coalition with the BJP beyond a point and Kalyan Singh as chief minister will seek to exploit this to contain the BSP even as he tries to regain lost ground for the BJP among the backward castes which are, of course, the object of allurement by Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party as well RAILWAYS Safety at Stake WITH fare and freight hikes on the anvil and accidents occurring almost everyday. Indian railways are becoming an expensive and dangerous mode of transport for the common citizen. Years of extravagant expenditure on indiscriminate expansion of railway routes at the cost of proper maintenance of existing tracks are taking their toll now. Although nearly 200 people have been killed in at least 13 train accidents during the last 10 months, the railway minister is continuing to inaugurate new routes, gauge conversions and railway zones heedless of reminders from railway officials and employees about the urgent need to repair outworn tracks and ensure proper safety measures.

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