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Bus accident kills 14, injures 45 in southwestern Uganda


September 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KYAZANGA, UGANDA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed Tuesday when a speeding passenger bus went off a road in southwestern Uganda and overturned several times before bursting into flames, ... Read more...

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Blue chip British companies at Kerala investor’s meet


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) Renowned companies like Rolls Royce, BMT and Balfour Beatty will be part of the British delegation that will make presentations at the three-day Emerging Kerala ... Read more...

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Hundreds of tourists stranded in Himachal Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of people, including foreign tourists, have been stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti subdivision for the past two days after the closure of roads due to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra may review road toll policy


August 10th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government may carry out a review of the state's road toll policy in the next fortnight.Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray disclosed this ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens for traffic


August 6th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Aug 6 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial high altitude road link between Manali and Keylong in Himachal Pradesh, has been re-opened for traffic after remaining closed for two days ... Read more...

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Nationwide protests in Pakistan over power outages


August 1st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Protests are being staged in several cities and towns of Pakistan over unabated hours-long loadshedding, Geo News reported Wednesday.In the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya chief minister seeks assistance for road projects


July 25th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday sought assistance from the central government for road projects in his state.He also suggested that the central road transport ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray asks people to stop paying toll tax


July 24th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) MNS chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday asked people to stop paying toll tax unless the government explained where the money went, prompting MNS workers to vandalize ... Read more...

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Real-time traffic tips on China’s highways


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 17 (IANS) Motorists driving to from China's busy commercial capital will get real-time driving tips on giant information screens on highways so that they can avoid traffic congestions ... Read more...

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Assam floods leave nearly 600 animals dead in Kaziranga


July 9th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) As many as 595 animals, including 17 single-horned rhinos, in Assam's Kaziranga National Park died in the recent floods in the state, the environment ministry ... Read more...

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‘Law and order situation improving in northeast’


June 28th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The law and order situation in the northeast is improving and the government expects to help in enhancing developmental work in the region, the ... Read more...

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New roads, bridges for Maharashtra’s Maoist-hit Gadchiroli


June 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Aiming to spur progress and development in the worst Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district, the Maharashtra government has taken up construction of strategic inter-state river bridges and expanding ... Read more...

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China to issue $10 bn in loans to SCO members


June 7th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China is ready to allocate $10 billion worth of loans to members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), President Hu Jintao said Thursday at the ... Read more...

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Highways blocked in Punjab, life affected in Haryana


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Hundreds of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Thursday blocked traffic on highways across Punjab following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits train traffic in Odisha


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) The movement of trains and commercial vehicles was hit in several parts of Odisha Thursday as the shutdown against the hike in petrol prices, ... Read more...

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46 die in road accidents across 3 states (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai, May 28 (IANS) At least 46 people have been killed and 55 injured in road accidents in three states, once again highlighting the lack of safety measures on ... Read more...

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Britain to open deputy high commission in Chandigarh


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Chandigarh will have a British deputy high commission by the end of 2012, British High Commissioner James Bevan announced here Wednesday.The deputy high commission will cater ... Read more...

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Three kids dead, 15 hurt in Russia accident


May 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) At least three children were killed and another 15 injured after a school bus collided with another bus in Russia, officials said.The accident took place Sunday ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... Read more...

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NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.Federal Minister for Communications Arbab ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls NATO toll tax


April 19th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan has proposed a levy of $1,000 on each NATO truck transporting vital supplies through the country to the coalition forces ... Read more...

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‘Pedestrians, cyclists suffer most in road accidents’


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The most vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists were the most severely hit in road accidents, accounting for more than 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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Police cameras to watch ‘devils on wheel’


March 20th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Police is installing cameras at accident prone roads to rein in speeding "devils at wheels", an official said Tuesday.Joint Commissioner Satyendra Garg posted ... Read more...

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Haryana releases Jat leaders, stir yet to end


March 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 11 (IANS) Over 100 leaders of the agitating Jat community were released by the authorities in Haryana Sunday evening but the community was yet to take its ... Read more...

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Man teaches neighbours ‘parking sense’ with fake summons


March 9th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) A man in Britain, irritated with his neighbours' habit of parking their cars on the pavement meant for the general public to walk, acted as a ... Read more...

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For Jat chief minister, handling Jats becomes a problem (Haryana Newsletter)


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda may himself be a Jat but that has hardly brought good tidings. Leaders of the politically dominant community in the ... Read more...

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Travelers stranded at Yellowstone National Park due to winter storm


February 28th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several travelers were left stranded as dangerous winter storm battered the Yellowstone National Park. Rescuers also had to delay the search for a snowboarder who had ... Read more...

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Youth Congress stir against joblessness in Tripura


February 15th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Over 40,000 activists and leaders of the Youth Congress Wednesday courted arrest in Left-ruled Tripura as part of their civil disobedience agitation against the growing unemployment ... Read more...

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17 labourers killed in Himachal accident (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Seventeen labourers, most of them from Jharkhand and Bihar, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle skidded off an icy road and rolled down a 200-ft-deep gorge ... Read more...

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60 dead as cold snap grips Italy


February 12th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 12 (IANS) One of the harshest winters in decades continued to grip Italy Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 60.Transport and power services were disrupted by snowfalls ... Read more...

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Bihar blacklists 22 road construction companies


February 11th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 11 (IANS) Bihar has blacklisted 22 construction companies, including several prestigious firms engaged in road construction in the state, after they failed to complete projects on time, officials ... Read more...

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Kosi gets a bridge - after 78 years


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) A 1.8 km bridge that will be a lifeline to millions was opened over the flood-prone Kosi in Bihar Wednesday, 78 years after an earthquake destroyed ... Read more...

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China toughens driving licence norms


February 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) The Chinese government has decided to toughen the tests conducted before issuing driving licenses in a bid to curb road accidents,The new guidelines require passenger driving ... Read more...

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Another former DMK minister arrested


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Monday arrested former DMK minister M.P. Saminathan following a land grab complaint against him, officials said.Saminathan, former minister for highways in the erstwhile ... Read more...

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