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Strike by bus operators hits passengers in Orissa


October 2nd, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) Private buses in Orissa kept off the roads for the second day Friday to protest a hike in toll fee, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. Bus services were ... Read more...

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Killing of a bus driver evokes protest, causes outrage in public of Manipur


September 16th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
\Imphal, Sep.16 (ANI): Life was paralysed after bus drivers stopped work in protest against the killing of a driver in Manipur. The killing was condemned by several organizations in the state.Unidentified ... Read more...

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‘Polluting’ vehicles to go off Kolkata roads Saturday (Lead)


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Kolkata commuters are likely to face a harrowing time with all commercial vehicles older than 15 years going off the roads from Saturday following the West Bengal ... Read more...

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Transporters not to run old vehicles in Kolkata from Saturday


July 31st, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) With the Supreme Court refusing to stay a Calcutta High Court order banning commercial vehicles over 15 years old from Kolkata, transport operators Friday decided to keep all ... Read more...

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West Bengal commercial vehicle operators plan indefinite strike


July 19th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) At least 17 associations of commercial vehicle operators Sunday called for an indefinite strike from July 24 to protest the state government's decision to ban all commercial ... Read more...

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Trouble brewing in Kolkata over ban on old vehicles


July 9th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) To ban or not to ban? This question is uppermost in the minds of West Bengal's officials and transport operators, who appear to be heading for a ... Read more...

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Violence in Kerala as CPI-M observes black day


June 8th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Violence was reported from some parts of Kerala Monday as the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) observed a black day to protest the governor's nod to the ... Read more...

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Transporters, farmers to protest failure to cut fuel prices


January 28th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) Transporters' and farmer's unions will protest in front of parliament in New Delhi next month against the failure of the government to reduce petrol and diesel prices. ... Read more...

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Taliban threat forces NWFP bus drivers to remove music systems


January 26th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan. 26 (ANI): Following a Talibani threat, transporters in the NWFP have ordered the bus drivers to remove all audio and visual equipment from their vehicles by a fixed deadline. ... Read more...

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Bengal government offers sops to transporters owning old vehicles


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday offered financial sops to bus and taxi operators to persuade them to stop using vehicles more than 15 years old by March 31as ... Read more...

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Maoists set bus on fire, loot passengers in Chhattisgarh


January 16th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 16 (IANS) About 100 Maoist guerrillas set ablaze a private bus on a national highway in the restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh and also looted some of the passengers, police ... Read more...

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Public transport declared essential service in Madhya Pradesh


August 28th, 2008 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government late Wednesday brought private bus operators under the provisions of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) after they resorted to an indefinite strike which ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bus operators’ strike evokes little response


August 27th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 27 (IANS) The indefinite strike bus owners here called from Wednesday evoked little response as there was division among various associations involved over taking thier vehicles off the roads. ... Read more...

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Blueline owners oppose court’s move on compensation


August 26th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday suggested adopting a new scheme to disburse money to the victims from penalty collected from the owners of Blueline buses, but the ... Read more...

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Court pulls up Delhi’s Blueline bus owners


July 29th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A city court Tuesday pulled up owners of Blueline buses even as it awarded a compensation of Rs.155,000 to a victim's family. The court asked insurance companies ... Read more...

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Kin of Blueline victims seek government accountability


July 24th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) An association of family members of Blueline bus victims Thursday decided to appeal to the Delhi High Court for making the state government accountable for the bus ... Read more...

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West Bengal bus operators withdarw strike call


July 8th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The bus owners associations of West Bengal Tuesday decided to withdraw their call for a strike Thursday after Transport Minister Subhas Chakraborty assured them the fare rates would ... Read more...

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Bus owners in Kolkata to go on strike


July 7th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The bus owners' associations of West Bengal have decided to go on a strike July 10 to protest the rate of increase in bus fares. "If we are ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bus strike called off


July 1st, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 1 (IANS) Transporters in Madhya Pradesh Tuesday called off their two-day-old strike following Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's assurance that the government would look into their demands sympathetically. "The strike ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh bus operators call off proposed strike (Lead)


June 30th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) Private bus operators in Chhattisgarh, have called off their proposed indefinite strike from Monday midnight, after the government permitted them to hike fares. The Bus Owners Association called ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh bus strike enters second day


June 30th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Thousands in Madhya Pradesh had a harrowing time Monday as an indefinite strike by private bus operators entered the second day in support of a 50 percent hike ... Read more...

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Private buses off the roads in Chhattisgarh from midnight


June 30th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 30 (IANS) Private bus operators in Chhattisgarh will launch an indefinite strike from Monday midnight after the state government rejected their proposal to hike fares by 50 percent following the ... Read more...

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Orissa hikes bus fares


June 24th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Orissa Tuesday hiked the bus fares following the increase in fuel prices as well as a strike call by a bus owners' association in the state from Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Kathmandu valley paralysed as transporters go on warpath


June 15th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's tottering government faced a new crisis Sunday as transporters called an indefinite strike to protest the state's refusal to let ... Read more...

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Orissa chief minister slams fuel hike


June 12th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday lashed out against the central government for the fuel price hike, saying it would affect the people of his state. "The fuel ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan train fare hiked by 90 percent


June 1st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, June 1 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has announced a mammoth 90 percent hike in train fares, media reports here said Sunday. The hike comes a week after increase ... Read more...

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Dramatic midnight fuel price hike in Sri Lanka


May 25th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, May 25 (IANS) With global oil prices soaring, Sri Lanka announced a dramatic hike in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.30 a litre and of kerosene by ... Read more...

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After two deaths, Orissa cracks down on bus operators


May 17th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) Three days after a man and his little daughter died after being thrown out of a moving bus for paying less fare, the Orissa government has decided to ... Read more...

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98 Delhi policemen suspended for graft


April 5th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Delhi Police Saturday suspended 98 policemen for taking bribes from Blueline bus operators to let off their buses for flouting traffic rules. "The 98 policemen were ... Read more...

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‘DTC too should pay compensation to accident victims’


March 27th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the government why the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) should not be asked to pay compensation to accident victims. A division bench ... Read more...

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