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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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Hold your horses, Bengal minister tells taxi, bus owners (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) As bus, minibus and taxi operators in West Bengal threatened an indefinite strike if fares were not immediately raised in the wake of the abrupt ... Read more...

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Protests across Andhra over diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Protesting the hike in diesel price and the fixing of limit for subsidised cooking gas cylinders, opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh Friday took to the ... Read more...

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Bus unions demand immediate fare hike


September 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) In the wake of the abrupt Rs.5 hike in diesel prices, bus and minibus operators in West Bengal Friday threatened to go on an indefinite strike ... Read more...

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Protesting DMK leaders arrested in Tamil Nadu


July 4th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Several prominent DMK party leaders, including M.K. Stalin, T.R. Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, were arrested during their state-wide "fill the jails" ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi says he never threatened to quit UPA (Third Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull out of the UPA government over the hike in petrol prices but later did a quick U-turn.Shortly ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi says he never threatened to quit UPA (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull out of the UPA government over the hike in petrol prices but later did a quick U-turn.Shortly ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi threatens to pull out of UPA (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if it does not roll back the hike in petrol ... Read more...

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DMK threatens to pull out of UPA


May 30th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull his party out of the UPA government if it did not roll back the hike in petrol prices.Leading ... Read more...

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DMK to protest against petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), a constituent of the Congress-led UPA government at the centre, Friday announced it would hold protests across Tamil Nadu May 30, ... Read more...

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On one year of Jayalalithaa’s rule, opinions vary


May 16th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A year after she stormed to power in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa still enjoys wide support in the state. But the number of critics ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan economy registers record growth


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan economy recorded its highest post-independence growth of 8.3 percent last year beating the previous record of 8 percent in 2010, the Central Bank ... Read more...

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After local trains, Mumbai bus fares hiked


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A day after hiking local train fares, the BEST public bus service, a lifeline for over 2.50 million in Mumbai, decided Monday to increase its minimum ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu power situation to ease from June’


March 14th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday that the electricity supply situation in the state would improve from June, when 1,950 MW of capacity would ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa deputes two MPs to attend Badal’s swearing-in


March 10th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa has deputed two of her party MPs to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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13 in fray in Sankarankoil by-poll


March 4th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray in the Sankarankoil by-poll to be held March 18, the Election Commission said Saturday."Out of the ... Read more...

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All arrangements for peaceful Sankarankoil by-poll: Poll panel


February 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) All necessary steps will be taken to hold a peaceful by-poll to the Sankarankoil assembly constituency March 18, poll officials said Saturday.Speaking to reporters here, chief ... Read more...

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Police, protesters clash in Sri Lanka


February 17th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka tear-gassed an anti-government protest and used water cannons to disperse crowds here Friday as dissent continued over the highest-ever fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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Britons turn down free cash offer


February 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several Brits lost the chance to have their bus fares paid for them because they were too cynical. Thousands of Britons turned down free cash at some ... Read more...

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Delhi bus fares may be hiked


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Travellers on Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses may have to shell out more as fares for both AC and non-AC buses may be hiked by 65 ... Read more...

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Vijayakant fasts against price rise


November 24th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK chief A. Vijayakant, alongwith other party leaders, held a day long fast here Thursday to protest ... Read more...

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Vijayakant to fast Nov 24 against price hikes


November 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and DMDK chief A. Vijayakant will hold a fast between 8 a.m and 5 p.m Thursday to ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks people’s support for price rise


November 20th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Defending her decision to hike bus fares and milk prices and the proposed rise in power tariffs, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday urged people to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu hikes bus fares, milk prices


November 17th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) In a double blow to the residents of Tamil Nadu already reeling under double-digit inflation, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday announced a steep hike in bus ... Read more...

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Private bus operators in Kerala to go on strike


June 25th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) With diesel prices hiked by Rs.3 a litre, private bus operators in Kerala Saturday demanded a rise in bus fares and called for a token strike ... Read more...

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‘Control on inter-state bus fares required in Goa’


January 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Travel and tourism industry stakeholders in Goa want the state government to regulate inter-state bus fares, which invariably skyrocket during the peak tourism season. Travel and Tourism Association ... Read more...

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Steep airfares maim Goa parties


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 3 (IANS) Steep airfares severely maimed Goa's tourism related businesses in the Christmas and New Year week. Gaurish Dhond, president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), said ... Read more...

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Bolivian army to sell bread to prevent shortages


January 1st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 1 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales has ordered the armed forces to sell bread in the western highland cities of El Alto and La Paz to prevent prices from ... Read more...

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Mean gene turns people into misers


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) If you know someone who never gives a treat or who rarely pays for his share of a meal, don't blame him - blame his mean genes.Scientists have ... Read more...

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Flirting with patients to cost Oz nurses’ their jobs


October 31st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): Nurses have been banned from flirting with patients as per the new professional-ethics guidelines introduced in Australian hospitals.Also forbidden under the code are sexual innuendo, 'off-colour' jokes and ... Read more...

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Bengal taxi operators threaten indefinite strike


August 19th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal's taxi operators Wednesday threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Sep 1 unless the state government raises the taxi fares. "We will go on an indefinite ... Read more...

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Punjab’s private bus operators demand hike in fares


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) The Punjab Motor Union (PMU), an organisation of private passenger bus operators, Tuesday appealed to the state government to increase bus fares and cut down motor vehicle ... Read more...

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Bengal public transport operators call three-day strike


July 29th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal's bus, minibus and taxi operators Thursday announced a three-day strike from August 10 to protest against the state government's decision not to increase fares ... Read more...

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West Bengal: Talks fail between government, transporters


July 28th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) A meeting between the West Bengal government and transport operators on a fare hike failed Wednesday with the operators indicating that they would now go for a strike ... Read more...

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Bandh near total success in Goa: BJP


July 5th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) The shutdown against the hike in petroleum prices was a near total success in Goa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said. Addressing reporters in Panaji, state ... Read more...

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