national highways

Heavy rains in Himachal, more in store


September 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell Tuesday due to widespread rain with Hamirpur town recording the highest amount - 164 mm - in the state, the met ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy rains continue in Maharashtra


September 4th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to lash Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra for the second day Tuesday, disrupting road and rail traffic.Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban trains, were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Six killed in Maharashtra downpour (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Mumbai received a whopping 15 cm average rainfall in 12 hours since 8 a.m. Monday, even as one person was killed and normal life disrupted, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Torrential rains in Maharashtra


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After a lull of three days, Mumbai and large parts of Maharashtra experienced incessant torrential rains since early Monday, throwing normal life out of gear, even ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Remove bottlenecks stalling infrastructure projects’


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Investor confidence in India can be boosted if bottlenecks such as lack of forward-looking project preparations and a sound land-acquisition process that stall key infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

An Indian bridge to boost neighbourhood trade


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) A bridge to be built by India over the river Feni in Tripura for gaining access to Bangladesh's Chittagong sea port would not only facilitate ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh have been in spate as the state has witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for almost a week, while two ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Congress hits out at Mamata on I-Day speech


August 15th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Independence Day speech criticising the central government and asked her to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Northeast on high alert to foil terror attacks on Aug 15


August 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 11 (IANS) The central government has alerted the northeastern states about possible militant strikes in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations Wednesday."Central intelligence wings and the union home ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Day after blasts, Pune police still in dark


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Even as investigators from different security agencies Thursday probed the four low-intensity serial blasts in a single area in Pune Wednesday night, police remained clueless about ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Premature to call Pune blasts a terror attack, says Patil


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Minister R.R. Patil said it was "premature" to term the apparently-coordinated low-intensity explosions in Pune as an act of terror. "Investigations are still under way ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Patil reviews Maharashtra security


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded in Maharashtra and Home Minister R.R. Patil at a meeting here Wednesday reviewed the security in the state in the wake of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Drunken driving top road killer: Report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

States responsible for checking highway blockades, SC told (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was the state governments' responsibility to maintain law and order and ensure free and uninterrupted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fatalities on Delhi’s top killer roads down by 60 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Seventeen "killer roads" in the capital have seen a 60 percent decline in fatalities in the first half of the year, a top officer said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

In Mulayam’s deal, more central funds for Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) For all those who wondered on the reasons behind Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's sudden U-turn in supporting Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rising Kosi floods dozens of Bihar villages


July 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar's Saharsa and Supaul districts were forced to abandon their homes as dozens of villages were flooded after heavy discharge into the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Day 3: 2,500 train passengers still stranded in Assam


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, June 28 (IANS) Over 2,500 passengers in four trains continued to be stranded for the third day Thursday as heavy landslides following heavy rains blocked tracks and cut ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kanwar Yatra not to go beyond Haridwar


June 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, June 19 (IANS) In a major move to decongest traffic during the month-long yatra by Shiva devotees, the Uttarakhand government Tuesday announced that Kanwariyas will not be allowed to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Security forces on alert as Maoists protest


June 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 1 (IANS) In view of a Maoists protest week from Friday, security forces in Chhattisgarh went on high alert fearing violence by the guerrillas.The operation of passenger and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chhattisgarh’s government hospitals to transport dead bodies home for free


May 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 30 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Health Department will transport home the dead bodies of poor patients who die in government hospitals for free, with Chief Minister Raman Singh ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Strike hits normal life in parts of Bihar


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Normal life was hit in Bihar's Magadh region Tuesday by a day-long strike called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to protest the killing of a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown brings normal life to standstill in Meghalaya


May 14th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill in the eastern part of Meghalaya Monday during a 12-hour shutdown called by three organisations over the alleged enrolment of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CPI-ML strike hits Bihar (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike the CPI-ML called to protest the killing of a village head and the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Strike disrupts normal life in Bihar


May 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to protest the killing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shutdown called in Meghalaya over dubious voters


May 10th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Continuing to mount pressure on the Meghalaya government over the enrolment of dubious voters, three powerful organisations Wednesday announced a 12-hour shutdown May 14 in four ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Life in Assam hit by shutdowns, blockade


May 7th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across Assam Monday due to separate shutdowns called by two community-based groups in support of their demands and blockade of the national ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.Forty-five groups representing tribal and non-tribal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

BSF stage march in Shillong


April 25th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 25 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel Wednesday staged a march in this mountainous capital of Meghalaya in the wake of a two-day road blockade in four districts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Meghalaya deputy speaker’s vehicle set afire


April 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) An official vehicle of Meghalaya Assembly Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai was set on fire by arsonists Tuesday, even as the government stepped up security arrangements ahead ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Violent clashes, arson mark shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked the indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars evokes mixed response


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked an indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe