public transport

Congress shutdown hits life in Odisha


September 10th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Public transport was hit in Odisha Monday and trains stranded as the opposition Congress called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown to protest police excesses on its workers ... Read more...

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Electric tricycles kill 17 in Shanghai


August 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 7 (IANS) Electric tricycles and mopeds, provided by the government for handicapped people here in the Chinese business hub, have led to the death of at least 17 ... Read more...

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Man tries to board train in Wimbledon with his sheep


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wimbledon, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man was on Monday forced to take the highway on twos after he tried to get into a train with his sheep. The man wanted to ... Read more...

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A million British workers pumped up with drugs


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Over a million people in Britain are pumped up with drugs, a study suggests.Statistics from a drug-testing firm have revealed that around one in 30 employees ... Read more...

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Beijing launches bicycle rental system


June 17th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Beijing has begun trialing a bicycle rental system for its residents.Currently, 2,000 bicycles are deployed at 63 locations in the city, Xinhua reported.More bicycles will be ... Read more...

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Delhiites feel their environment has deteriorated


June 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A majority of respondents to a survey on the capital's enviroment feel that its quality has worsened, while nearly half of them perceive a reduction in ... Read more...

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Two-day taxi strike in Kolkata from June 6


May 24th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Commuters in Kolkata will face a tough time on the roads with the biggest union of taxi operators calling a 48-hour strike from June 6 demanding ... Read more...

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Commoners slam petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Wednesday's petrol price hike was denounced by the middle class, with some calling it outrageous."This is shocking and outrageous and will surely break our backs," ... Read more...

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You can now destroy lost memory stick


April 17th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) If your have lost your memory stick, holding vital or sensitive information, you can easily destroy it by remote control after tracking it by GPS.The memory ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Life here and elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley was hit Saturday by a shutdown called by separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri ... Read more...

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14 gunned down in Karachi


March 31st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 14 people, including a leader of Pashtoon group Awami National Party (ANP) have been shot dead in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, officials ... Read more...

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Bus rider jams cell phones on bus with his personal jammer


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Mar 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Philadelphia resident Eric detests people who talk too loudly on their cell phones in public transport. And since he is a geek, so he couldn’t sit idle ... Read more...

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More women in Britain do make-up on public transport


March 1st, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) A rising number of women are preferring to put on their make-up while commuting for work rather than in the privacy of their own bathrooms, says ... Read more...

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Strike affects banking services in Punjab, Haryana (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Banking services across Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as employees of various nationalised banks joined the nationwide 24-hour strike call given by 11 trade unions ... Read more...

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Cops escort buses in Haryana as unions go on strike


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Police had to escort state transport buses at some places in Haryana Tuesday as roadways employees joined the nationwide 24-hour strike call given by 11 trade ... Read more...

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Thank God! My kids were not with me, says Israeli victim (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) The wife of an Israeli diplomat who Monday survived a terror attack in New Delhi said she is fortunate her children were not in the ... Read more...

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Israeli diplomats world over use taxis after attacks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli diplomats across the world used taxis or public transport after twin attacks in India and Georgia, a media report said here.Israeli institutions have been ... Read more...

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One dead, one injured in goods train accident in Goa


February 11th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 10 (IANS) One person was killed and another was injured when they leapt off a truck being ferried on a goods train near Pernem railway station in ... Read more...

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Flesh-eating bug spreads in Britain


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A flesh-eating form of pneumonia that is easily passed between healthy people on public transport is spreading across Britain, the Daily Mail reported.The deadly strain of ... Read more...

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‘Isles of Wonder’ theme of Olympic’s opening ceremony


January 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) London 2012's opening ceremony will feature the "Isles of Wonder", the ceremony's artistic director Danny Boyle revealed six months ahead of the Games.Boyle said it ... Read more...

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Manipuri girl raped


January 20th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A 20-year-old Manipuri girl, working in a spa centre, was raped in Dwarka here by a man who offered her a lift back home ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Bolivia bus collision


January 17th, 2012 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Jan 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 12 injured after a minibus and a public transport bus collided in the Bolivian city of La ... Read more...

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Larger apex court bench to decide Pakistani accused’s plea


January 11th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday referred to a larger bench a Pakistani national's petition challenging his death sentence in the 1997 Karol Bagh bomb blast here ... Read more...

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160,000 Britons lost jobs to migrants in five years


January 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 160,000 Britons have lost out on jobs to migrants in the past five years, an official report has revealed.One British worker misses out for every ... Read more...

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Shutdown call by traders affects life in Srinagar (With Image)


January 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) A complete shutdown called by traders and transporters Friday affected normal life in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and other parts of the valley.Shops ... Read more...

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CNG crisis triggers violent protests in Pakistan (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Violent protests erupted in several Pakistani cities Monday after compressed natural gas (CNG) stations were closed to protest the hike in price of the gas by ... Read more...

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Protests in Islamabad over closure of public transport


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Protesters Monday blocked the expressway here after public transport was suspended due to non-availability of compressed natural gas (CNG).CNG station owners are observing a strike over ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bus mows down woman


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A 51-year-old woman was crushed by a public transport bus in north Delhi, police said Wednesday. The driver of the privately-operated bus was arrested.Munka Devi ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kenya road accident


December 19th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 19 (IANS) At least eight people, including six women and a child, were killed Sunday in a road accident near Makindu town of eastern Kenya after a public ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four blasts at Bangladesh protest


December 17th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Four blasts took place Saturday in a Bangladesh district during a strike organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) protesting the killing of a local ... Read more...

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Happy over Kanimozhi’s bail, says DMK


November 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The DMK Monday welcomed the Delhi High Court's order granting bail to party MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation case, saying it was ... Read more...

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Separatists’ strike affects life in Kashmir


November 25th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Life in Kashmir Valley was Friday affected by a protest shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against political detentions.Many shops, businesses and schools ... Read more...

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Punjab government drivers get shield against accident claims


November 1st, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Drivers of state-owned public transport and government departments in Punjab will no longer be required to be personally liable for accident claims, an official said Monday.Punjab ... Read more...

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Excuse me, are you the PM? Indian woman asks Cameron


October 17th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) "Excuse me, are you the prime minister," an Indian woman asked when David Cameron, who was travelling in the London Underground, struck up a conversation ... Read more...

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Telangana gets buses - after a month


October 16th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) After nearly a month, buses of the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp (APSRTC) Sunday returned on the roads of Telangana, providing relief to ... Read more...

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