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Delhi Airport Metro repair to cost Rs.12 crore


August 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The cost of repairing the Delhi Airport Metro link would be about Rs.12 crore, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.The Delhi Metro "has informed that ... Read more...

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27 bodies found after Tanzania ferry capsizes


July 19th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), July 19 (IANS) Twenty-seven bodies were retrieved from the Indian Ocean off Tanzania after a ferry with over 280 people on board capsized Wednesday.An official said ... Read more...

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DMRC, R-Infra passing the Express buck: Dikshit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Reliance Infrastructure are indulging in "passing the buck" over the suspension ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets kin of ferry disaster victims


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday cut short his Amethi visit to fly to Dhubri in Assam and express solidarity with the relatives of the ... Read more...

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Modernize ferries in Assam: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two days after a boat disaster in Assam killed an estimated 270 people, Rajya Sabha member Birendra Prasad Baishya Wednesday sought New Delhi's assistance to ... Read more...

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It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in ... Read more...

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Assam boat tragedy victims’ kin to get Rs.1.5 lakh each


May 1st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs.1.5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the boat tragedy in ... Read more...

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Goa cop arrested for molesting woman


March 29th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) A Goa police constable is under arrest for allegedly molesting a woman in a drunken state, police said.Azad Ahmed, who applied for bail Thursday in Vasco, ... Read more...

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Factsheet on Indian Railways, third largest globally


March 14th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways not just runs the world's third largest railroad network but is also among the largest employers. Here's a fact sheet:* Operates the third ... Read more...

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Railway budget disappointing: Nitish Kumar


March 14th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The railway budget for 2012-13 presented in parliament Wednesday does not adequately address safety issues and is disappointing, Bihar Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said."The ... Read more...

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Death on rail tracks can’t be tolerated: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Making as many as 41 references to safety in his budget speech, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said he would endeavour to eliminate deaths on ... Read more...

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Railways to set up firm to develop, maintain stations


March 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations across the country will be entrusted to a new company under the public private partnership ... Read more...

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Gaga’s former assistant sues her tour company


December 27th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Lady Gaga's former assistant Jennifer O'Neill is suing the pop star's touring company over allegations of unpaid dues.O'Neill was employed as Gaga's aide for 13 months ... Read more...

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Railway minister hints at fare hike


November 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Hinting at a possible revision of passenger fares, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday said his ministry is considering hiking the "fuel component" in the ticket ... Read more...

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Railways mulling passenger fare hike


September 4th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) People, already reeling under spiralling prices of essential commodities, should brace for another hole in their pockets with the Indian railways considering an 8-12 percent ... Read more...

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Extra metro trips on Raksha Bandhan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will run 200 extra trips on Saturday to avoid overcrowding on Raksha Bandhan - the festival which celebrates the bond between brothers ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to induct eight coach trains in two years


August 8th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to induct eight-coach trains to tackle heavy rush on the network by end of 2013, the Delhi ... Read more...

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First aid, ambulances at Metro stations


July 29th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Three major Delhi Metro stations will now provide first aid service while two will also supply ambulances - all for free.This is meant to provide ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to set up amusement park


July 26th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a bid to widen its resource base, Delhi Metro will build an amusement park, an official said Tuesday."Delhi Metro will set up a 15 ... Read more...

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Snag hits Delhi Metro’s Noida-Dwarka service


July 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Hundreds of Delhi Metro commuters were affected Monday morning as the train services on the Noida to Dwarka line were running around half-an-hour behind schedule ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro services to Ghaziabad begin


July 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The much awaited Delhi Metro services from Anand Vihar in east Delhi to Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district started Thursday morning, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Metro services to Ghaziabad start Thursday


July 12th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The much awaited Delhi Metro services to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh will start from Thursday, an official said."The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) today ... Read more...

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Joyride in Metro for young cancer patients


July 12th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A group of 100 child cancer patients and their family members Tuesday had a joyride on the Delhi Metro, an official said."Aged between five and ... Read more...

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Snag hits many Delhi Metro trains (Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A technical snag slowed down Delhi Metro trains Saturday in one of its lines, causing hardship to passengers.The problem affected the Violet line, which links ... Read more...

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Rudd urges Australians to leave Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.26 (ANI): Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has urged Australians residing in Libya to get out of the country as soon as possible, as it effectively is in a state of ... Read more...

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New security plan for visitors to New York’s Statue of Liberty delayed


February 17th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 17(ANI): Changes in screening procedures for New York's 'Statue of Liberty' visitors have been put off after police objected, officials have said.U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar hoped to ... Read more...

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Dubai islands falling into the sea, say experts


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Experts have warned that the luxury islands in Dubai shaped like countries of the world are sinking into the sea. They told a tribunal that the man-made project off ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro begins safety awareness week


January 1st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The Delhi Metro began 2011 with a safety awareness week Saturday."We will observe a 'safety awareness week' for elevators and escalators Jan 1-7, when commuters will be ... Read more...

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Obama uses chopper for short Mumbai flight


November 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Marine One helicopter, used by Barack Obama for a short flight after landing here Saturday, ferries the American president to avoid traffic snarls in cities he goes ... Read more...

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Karnataka set to launch card for cashless travel in buses


October 28th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) India's tech hub Bangalore is racing with Pune in neighbouring Maharashtra to launch the country's first ever Common Mobility Card for cashless travel in city buses.Karnataka plans to ... Read more...

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US Air Force ferries security tonnage ahead of Obama visit


October 28th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Hectic last-minute preparations have started in Mumbai with two US Air Force aircraft bringing in tonnes of security equipment for US President Barack Obama's visit, beginning here ... Read more...

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No mercy for Bluelines, they will go, says Dikshit


October 26th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit made it clear Tuesday that her government was determined to banish Blueline buses from December and blamed the private fleet for its ... Read more...

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Hundreds believed dead in Congo boat accidents


September 6th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Kinshasa, Sep 6 (DPA) Hundreds of people are feared dead after two weekend boat accidents in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports said Sunday. The United Nations-backed Radio Okapi reported that a boat ... Read more...

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China’s Three Gorges dam withstands peak flood test


July 20th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, China's main reservoir built on Yangtze river last year, Tuesday passed its biggest flood control test by sustaining a massive water flow, greater than ... Read more...

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Indian Railways - a factfile (with accident story)


July 19th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
A factfile on Indian Railways which runs the world's second largest railroad network under a single management: -The network comprises 64,015 route km with 6,906 railway stations-It runs 18,518 trains, of which over ... Read more...

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