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Maoists’ shutdown call hits life in Chhattisgarh


July 30th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 30 (IANS) Roads looked deserted and shops remained closed in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region Monday, the third day of the Maoists' 'martyrdom week', police said. Two rebel supporters were ... Read more...

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Shutdown call evokes partial response in Tamil Nadu


May 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties Thursday to protest the recent hike in petrol prices evoked a partial ... Read more...

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BJP protesters clash with police in Jaipur


April 7th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Supporters of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator, arrested by the CBI for a staged shootout, clashed with police at three places here and damaged ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll Sunday


March 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The stage is set for Sunday's by-poll in the Sankarankoil assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray ... 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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Bhopal bags excellence award in urban transport


November 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 26 (IANS) The public-private partnership (PPP) model used in running Bhopal Municipal Corporation's low-floor buses has been adjudged the best partnership model of urban transport in the country, ... Read more...

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Goa wears deserted look due to anti-English bandh


June 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Goa wore a deserted look Monday as a bandh called by anti-English protestors paralysed life in the state, police said.Four public transport buses were stoned ... Read more...

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Rohtang Pass reopens after five months


May 25th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, May 25 (IANS) Rohtang Pass, the crucial road link between this tourist resort town in Kullu district and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, re-opened for ... Read more...

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Jaitapur protester’s family refuses to claim body


April 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) The family members of Tabrez Pehekar, who was killed in police firing a day earlier while protesting the Jaitapur nuclear power project, have refused to ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Ratnagiri to protest killing, some violence


April 19th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence were reported Tuesday from Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district where the Shiv Sena called a shutdown to protest the police firing in which one ... Read more...

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Court tips on traffic scenario after Blueline buses exit


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered the complete phaseout of privately-owned Blueline buses, blamed for accidents in the capital, by June 2012. It also gave ... Read more...

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Curbs imposed on tobacco items’ ads on Gujarat public transport buses


January 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 1 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has imposed curbs on advertisements of tobacco products on public transport buses in the state.The bench of Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice Akil ... Read more...

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Delhi women to get free bus ride on Bhai Duj


November 6th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Women in the national capital will be allowed to travel free in state-run public transport buses Sunday on the occasion of Bhai Duj, the Delhi government ... Read more...

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Delhi traffic restrictions ease as Games close


October 15th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Delhi residents heaved a sigh of relief as traffic restrictions placed for the Commonwealth Games were eased in most parts of the city, a day after ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gains from traffic jams, fewer buses


September 28th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 15 lakh people used the Delhi Metro in a day to escape the huge traffic snarls on key roads with some fast lanes dedicated to the ... Read more...

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Harried commuters turn to Metro to escape traffic snarls


September 27th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Footfalls on the Delhi Metro went up Monday as harried commuters opted for it to escape the huge traffic snarls on key roads and the fewer and ... Read more...

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Delhiites grapple with traffic jams, crowded buses


September 27th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Key roads in the national capital saw long traffic snarls and overcrowding of buses Monday as authorities enforced dedicated lanes for Commonwealth Games-related vehicles and forced ... Read more...

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Mixed response to strike in Maharashtra


September 7th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Mumbai commuters suffered as autorickshaw drivers' unions joined a nationwide strike Tuesday even as the rest of Maharashtra was relatively unaffected by the agitation called by eight ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly session from Aug 17


July 27th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The week-long monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly will start here Aug 17, an official statement said here Tuesday. "Governor Urmila Singh has recommended convening of ... Read more...

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80 percent women fear for safety in Delhi: Survey


July 8th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent of Delhi women fear for their safety in the city, a new survey says. The Delhi government's women and child development department, NGO Jagori ... Read more...

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Increased bus fares irk Delhi commuters (Lead)


November 4th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Delhi's public transport buses Wednesday began charging their new steeply hiked fares, affecting millions of mostly poor and lower income group commuters. After announcing earlier that the revised ... Read more...

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Punjab planning direct bus service to Delhi airport


August 13th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 13 (IANS) The Punjab Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) is holding talks with Delhi transport authorities to start a direct bus service from various cities in the state to the Indira ... Read more...

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Over dozen arrested as opposition tries to enforce Kerala shutdown


May 7th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Over a dozen members of the state's opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) led by the Congress were arrested Thursday as the statewide shutdown to demand the prosecution of ... Read more...

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Buses in Chandigarh to don new look


April 21st, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Pictures of popular destinations like Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden will be displayed on public transport buses here to promote tourism, an official said Tuesday. "Chandigarh is famous all ... Read more...

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Public transport declared essential service in Madhya Pradesh


August 28th, 2008 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government late Wednesday brought private bus operators under the provisions of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) after they resorted to an indefinite strike which ... Read more...

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No effect of trade union shutdown in Mumbai


August 20th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Life was normal in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra Wednesday as people ignored the all-India shutdown called by Left-backed trade unions.City and state police said that there ... Read more...

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Dubai starts pilot testing of hybrid taxis


June 5th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 5 (IANS) Dubai has started experimental operation of environment-friendly hybrid taxis, WAM news agency reported Thursday. The pilot testing project was inaugurated Wednesday by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid ... Read more...

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‘Carbon dioxide emission from new vehicles alarming’


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) New cars, especially those which hit the Indian roads after 2005, are emitting more carbon dioxide, a green house gas responsible for global warming, Centre for Science ... Read more...

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31 killed as Gujjar agitation spreads (Second Lead)


May 24th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in police firing on agitating Gujjars in Rajasthan Saturday, taking the toll since Friday to 31, as the community continued with its ... Read more...

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Agitating Gujjars damage buses, property in Rajasthan (Lead)


May 24th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) A day after 13 people were killed in clashes and police firing in Rajasthan, Gujjars in the state continued with their violent agitation for the Scheduled Tribe status ... Read more...

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Ahmedabad cancels BRTS tenders


May 4th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 4 (IANS) Ahmedabad has decided against going ahead with a Delhi-like bus rapid transit system (BRTS) - not because the city fears the traffic mess the experimental project has created ... Read more...

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Trinamul shutdown brings West Bengal to a halt (Lead)


April 21st, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Train services in West Bengal were hit and schools and colleges were closed Monday during a daylong strike over rising food prices. With security in mind, Rahul Gandhi, ... Read more...

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