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World Bank offers India $975 mn loan for freight corridor


October 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The World Bank has offered India a $975 million loan for developing a freight corridor that will help improve the movement of raw materials and ... Read more...

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Train services to come to standstill in Telangana


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Rail services across Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh will come to a standstill from Friday night as trains scheduled for the weekend have been cancelled ... Read more...

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Wheels of Kolkata Metro turn towards massive expansion


June 19th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Twenty-seven years after it blazed a trail in India, in a city known for its dense crowds and traffic snarls, the Kolkata Metro had over ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters paralyse rail traffic for separate state (Third Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for separate statehood to Telangana, protesters in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday paralysed rail transport in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region.Massive protests on ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters disrupt train traffic (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Rail transport was paralysed in Hyderabad and nine other districts of Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as protesters demanding separate statehood to the region squatted on ... Read more...

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Infrastructure, agriculture, healthcare is 2011 focus: PHD Chamber


January 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) PHD Chamber Tuesday said infrastructure, healthcare, housing and agri-business will be among the thrust areas of its activities during 2011. "PHD Chamber will focus on infrastructure, industrial ... Read more...

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UAE transport authority approves plan for 2011-2013


December 29th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE National Transport Authority (NTA) has approved a new strategy for 2011-2013 to raise the efficiency of the country's transportation systems.The plan was approved at a ... Read more...

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Airlines in Rajasthan announces steep hike in airfares


December 29th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokender SinghJaipur, Dec.29 (ANI): Domestic airlines announced steep hike in the fares for the flights to and from Rajasthan, as the stir by the members of Gujjar community have blocked road ... Read more...

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Town planners to discuss safety in urban development


December 26th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Safety in urban development will be discussed by around 300 town planners, safety engineers and disaster management experts at a three-day convention beginning here Tuesday, a statement ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China ink 20-bn-dollar deals in various fields


December 18th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Pakistan and China have signed around 20-billion-dollar worth of deals to boost trade and investment, as Wen Jiabao became the first Chinese premier in five years to visit ... Read more...

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Seven Britons trapped in snow-covered pub for over a week


December 5th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Seven people have been trapped inside a pub in Britain for the past nine days after the building was engulfed by 16 feet of snow.Five staff and two ... Read more...

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Mercury falls in Britian, travel woes continue in Europe


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Britain is expected to remain wrapped up in freeze and fog until the weekend, weather official forecast Friday, as temperatures dropped further, halting air and rail transport across ... Read more...

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Transit to Indian goods through Bangladesh won’t be free


November 9th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 9 (IANS) Bangladesh will not give free transit for taking goods from one part of India to another, said Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith, refuting opposition leader Khaleda Zia's charge ... Read more...

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Trade is key to SAARC’s success: secretary general


September 14th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) could become a success if there was adequate stress on trade promotion and facilitation, its secretary-general Sheel Kant Sharma ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kompasu hits South Korea


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 2 (DPA) Typhoon Kompasu made landfall in northern South Korea early Thursday, leaving two dead and causing the worst disruption to power and transport networks in the capital for a ... Read more...

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Private Sector participation in Railways Freight Terminals


June 9th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways has finalized policy on Private Freight Terminal (PFT) with the participation of the private sector.The main objectives of this policy are ... Read more...

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Laila hits Andhra coast, wrecks havoc (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Laila, accompanied by heavy rains, high storm surges and winds with speed of 125 km per hour, hit southern part of Andhra Pradesh coast ... Read more...

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Cyclone crosses Andhra coast near Bapatla


May 20th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Laila crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast near Bapatla in Guntur district Thursday afternoon. Officials said huge storm surges were seen in the Bay of ... Read more...

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Heavy rains batter coastal Andhra as cyclone inches closer (Lead)


May 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Heavy rain battered Andhra Pradesh Thursday paralyzing transport and snapping power and communication links as cyclonic storm Laila showed signs of weakening before hitting the coast. The storm ... Read more...

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UAE, China discuss rail transport cooperation


March 28th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 27 (IANS) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China met here to discuss cooperation in the railway sector, WAM news agency reported Saturday. UAE Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) ... Read more...

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Three special force personnel killed in anti-Naxal operations in Orissa


March 24th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Paralakhemundi, (Orissa), Mar 24 (ANI): At least three security personnel were killed and six others injured in a fierce gun battle between Maoists and state police in Orissa's Gajapati district on Wednesday.According ... Read more...

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China, Norway train link may speed up freight to US


January 29th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Jan 29 (DPA) The northern Norwegian port of Narvik might serve as a new rail transport hub for freight en route from China and Russia to the US, a Norwegian cabinet ... Read more...

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China to double bullet trains production this year


January 29th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) In order to meet the increasing demand of bullet trains for enhancing China's high-speed rail transport system, the country's passenger train manufacturing firm Thursday said it will double ... Read more...

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CWC presents dividend cheque to Sharad Pawar


October 27th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI); The Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) presented a cheque of Rs. 11.22 crore as dividend for the year 2008-09 to Union Minister of Agriculture Sharad Pawar here today. ... Read more...

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Three Andhra towns, 200 villages still under flood waters


October 4th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) The flood situation in Andhra Pradesh continued to be grim Sunday as three towns and over 200 villages in the worst-hit districts remained under water. Though the inflows into ... Read more...

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Russia to allow US millitary passage through airspace


July 4th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (DPA) Russia has agreed to allow American troops and weapons to fly over its airspace on the way to Afghanistan, the New York Times reported Saturday. The breakthrough was ... Read more...

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In two years, Kolkata may get monorail running on LPG


January 13th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) A monorail service running on cooking gas? With an eye on the record books, that is exactly what a Kolkata-based company has planned for the city two ... Read more...

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Sical starts private container train service


August 11th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Sical Multimodal and Rail Transport Ltd has started its container train service between Melpakkam rail terminal in Tamil Nadu and a private rail siding at Patli near Gurgaon ... Read more...

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Hirco reports continuing robust sales in Chennai township


April 10th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 10 (ANI/Business Wire India): Hirco PLC, the investment vehicle for Hiranandani, India's largest developer of prestigious mixed-use townships, today announced that sales of residential units in Phase 1 of ... Read more...

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Rakia to aid industrialisation in Indonesia


February 19th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia) and its subsidiary RAK Minerals and Metals Investments (RMMI) said Tuesday that they will develop industrial and ... Read more...

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Hirco reports continued strong sales at Chennai’s Hiranandani Palace Gardens


January 15th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 15 (ANI/Business Wire India): Hirco PLC, the investment vehicle for Hiranandani, India's largest developer of prestigious mixed-use townships, today announced that sales of residential units in Phase 1 of its ... Read more...

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