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Mexican firm inks floating hotels deal in Spain


September 20th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos signed a 300-million-euro ($392 million) deal Wednesday for the construction of two floating hotels, or flotels, at ... Read more...

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Delhi gets first woman e-rickshaw driver (With Image)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A single mother of two Thursday become the national capital's first woman electric rickshaw driver."I couldn't have been happier," 33-year-old Kohinoor said after receiving the ... Read more...

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China exports 120 trains to Sri Lanka


July 19th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China Thursday exported 120 trains to Sri Lanka.The trains were shipped from the port city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, the China Daily reported.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani varsity students design solar car


June 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Students of physics at a university in Pakistan have designed a solar car and want to introduce the energy-friendly and pollution-free vehicle at the commercial level.Raja ... Read more...

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China launches oil spill response vessel


April 14th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) In a move to strengthen emergency response capabilities in case of oil spill accidents, China has put the country's first oil spill response vessels (OSRV) into ... 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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Malaysia launches Chinese-made trains


March 8th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 8 (IANS) Malaysia Thursday launched four Chinese-made electric trains for urban public transport.These are first of the 38 six-coach trains bought by Malaysia for 1.89 billion ringgit ... Read more...

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Delhi i1 Series franchise named after Gypsies and Billionaires


December 6th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Delhi franchise of the i1 Super Series racing league has been named Delhi Gypsies and Billionaires.Management expert Arindham Chaudhuri, the owner of the ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Sean could soon become a hurricane


November 10th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US storm watchers say Tropical Storm Sean is gaining speed and could become a hurricane in the next 24 hours. The storm was located between the US ... Read more...

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India signs Rs.300-cr deal for interceptor boats


October 17th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to plug gaps in its coastal security, India has signed a Rs.300 crore deal for importing 80 fast interceptor craft (FIC) for ... Read more...

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South Korea to offer tax incentives for electric cars


October 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) South Korea plans to offer tax incentives for electric car buyers from next year in a bid to help promote sales of energy-saving vehicles, a government ... Read more...

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F1 driver Ricciardo enthralls fans in the capital


October 1st, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo Saturday gave motorsports fans in the capital a taste of some serious speed and thrill by scorching down the majestic ... Read more...

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Iran unveils surface-to-air missile


September 5th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 5 (IANS) Iran Sunday unveiled a new domestically manufactured surface-to-air missile, the Mehr news agency reported.Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the Shalamche missile, with a maximum speed of ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Jose spotted in Bermuda


August 29th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 10th US storm in the current year formed near Bermuda on Sunday. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season is not yet over but the count of the ... Read more...

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Couple dial 999 to save their five year old cat


August 19th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A couple got the emergency services speeding to their address only to realize that the distress call was to save their 5-year-old cat. The couple called the ... Read more...

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Couple calls ambulance to save cat


August 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A couple in Britain called for emergency medical help to save their "five-year-old" and did not reveal to paramedics that it was actually a cat, a ... Read more...

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80 interceptor boats for Indian Navy


June 30th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 30 (IANS) In a bid to boost its coastal security, India is importing 80 fast interceptor boats at a cost of Rs.300 crore for its navy to ... Read more...

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Haryana makes speed governors compulsory


June 11th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The Haryana government Saturday announced that it has decided to fix speed governors in all public transport vehicles as per rules.A transport department spokesman said here ... Read more...

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China launches high-speed train in Brazil


June 10th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) A China-made high-speed train has been launched for the first time in Brazil, and would be fully operational during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the ... Read more...

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Spain blocks illegal sale of choppers to Iran


May 27th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANs/EFE) Spain has thwarted the illegal sale of nine combat helicopters to Iran, arresting five Spanish businessmen and three Iranians, authorities said Thursday.There was also planned to illegally ... Read more...

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China launches new unmanned helicopter


May 8th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) An unmanned helicopter, the largest of its kind in China, has successfully completed its first flight, Xinhua reported.The unmanned helicopter, with a maximum take-off weight of ... Read more...

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9,000 people travel on Airport Metro daily


May 4th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The high-speed Airport Express Line (AEL) has recorded a daily ridership of 9,000 commuters, many of whom are non-fliers, the Delhi Metro said Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Delhi school students to get Airport Metro experience


May 1st, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) students from leading schools in the city will get a chance to ride the high-speed Airport Metro Express as part of an educational-cum-excursion trip, an official ... Read more...

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China to remove luxury seats from bullet trains


April 21st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): Luxury seats will be removed from many of China's bullet trains traveling between Beijing and Shanghai, giving passengers more space and making the ride cheaper, said country's railway ... Read more...

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Iranian students design solar-powered car


April 8th, 2011 - 2:58 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 8 (IANS) Students from an Iranian university have designed a car that runs entirely on solar energy, state-run Press TV reported.The students from the vehicular research department at ... Read more...

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Sreedharan finds plenty of faults with airport metro


March 29th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan Tuesday took a surprise inspection of the Airport Express line and found plenty of faults -- from frequency and passenger ... Read more...

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Using fake rain could make dull races more exciting: F1 chief


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Formula One supreme Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that using artificial rain could make dull races a more exciting spectacle and increase overtaking opportunities."Look at the races we have ... Read more...

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‘Indigenous jet trainer to get initial clearance by July’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India's indigenous intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is all set to obtain its initial clearance for air force pilots to start operational flying on the aircraft by July this ... Read more...

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Salient features of Indian Navy’s new fleet tanker


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The following are the salient features of INS Deepak, the new fleet tanker inducted Friday at the Naval Dockyard here.Length - 175 m Breadth - 25 m Full load displacement ... Read more...

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2,600 motorcyclists booked in Abu Dhabi in 2010


January 7th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) Over 2,600 motorbike riders were booked by traffic police for violating traffic rules in Abu Dhabi in 2010, official statistics show.Of the 2,681 offences, 1,186 were for ... Read more...

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Tibet to start its first expressway by May next year


December 14th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa, Dec 14 (ANI): Tibet is in the final phase of completing its first expressway, a four-lane road linking Lhasa's city and Gongkar Airport, and is expected to resume its services in ... Read more...

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Russia-Finland launch Allegro speed train


December 13th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec 13 (ANI): Russia has launched an Allegro speed train, along with Finland, linking Helsinki and St Petersburg.According to Xinhua, the train carrying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Finnish President ... Read more...

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Commercial vehicles in Haryana to have speed governors


November 25th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 25 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced that all commercial vehicles in the state will be installed with speed governors to curb the menace of rash driving."The permit-granting authority in ... Read more...

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Railways not responsible for elephant deaths: Mamata


November 16th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said her department was not responsible for the increasing incidents of elephant deaths after being hit by trains ... Read more...

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China reveals train that clocks record 262 mph speed


October 26th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): A new high-speed rail line has been opened in China amid boasts from officials over the use of domestic technology to set world records.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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