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Mumbai gears up for Thursday’s shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as the BJP said it would enforce a total shutdown in Mumbai Thursday over FDI in retail, the city is likely to see only a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court dismisses petitions against GPS systems for Delhi autos


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi government's decision making it compulsory for auto-rickshaws in the city to install ... Read more...

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Tuk-tuk from Shillong to Jaisalmer for clean water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 9 (IANS) Call it an "intentionally-ridiculous race" or a "travel phenomenon" but a 3,500 km auto-rickshaw aka 'tuk-tuk' race on the 3,500-km stretch is definitely a challenge which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One killed, 15 hurt in Quetta bombing (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Aug 21 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured Tuesday in a massive bomb explosion in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Auto, taxi fare charges likely to increase in Delhi


July 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) People may have to shell out more to travel by autos and taxis as the government may allow increase in the fares in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

30-year-old auto rickshaws banned in Pakistani city


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan's northwest tribal region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has banned the entry of around 3,000 auto rickshaws made in 1985 or earlier into the provincial capital Peshawar to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi’s autos, taxis to go on strike from Aug 3


July 20th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Auto-rickshaws and taxis in Delhi will go on strike from Aug 3 to protest the rise in prices of compressed natural gas (CNG) without any ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kolkata engineer designs wonder rickshaw (With Images)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A Kolkata engineer has designed a cycle-rickshaw that uses passenger load to push the vehicle and reduces the puller's drudgery by using bumps on the road ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

80 percent turnout in Andhra by-polls (Night Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) An average of 80 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Heavy, peaceful turnout in Andhra by-polls (Third Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) About 65 to 70 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Citing pubic sentiments, Dikshit withdraws VAT on CNG (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Succumbing to popular "sentiments" and public demand, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reversed her decision of imposing five percent VAT on CNG thereby ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government withdraws VAT on CNG


June 4th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday announced a withdrawal of five percent value added tax (VAT) levied on CNG. As a result, the price of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bharat Bandh spells long working hours, loss for TV industry


May 31st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown called by opposition parties Thursday against rising prices and inflation forced the television industry here to take a day off spelling extra work ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shutdown cripples Andhra Pradesh


May 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) Road transport services in Andhra Pradesh came to a halt as the opposition-sponsored daylong shutdown to protest the steep hike in petrol prices evoked wide ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata goes all out to foil shutdown in Bengal


May 30th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The West Bengal government is making all out efforts to "foil" the NDA sponsored Bharat Bandh (shutdown) Thursday in protest against the recent hike in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Petrol to be cheaper, CNG costlier in Delhi (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government Monday slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco.The petrol price was slashed by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Petrol to be cheaper, CNG costlier in Delhi (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 28th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Eyeing next year's assembly polls, Delhi's Congress government Monday slashed petrol prices, but increased the cost of CNG and tobacco.The petrol price was slashed by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Petrol price hike angers Kashmiris


May 24th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) The unprecedented steep hike in petrol price Thursday seems to have hit people in Kashmir hard, the angry protestors saying it would cripple markets, services ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indophile, writer, collector Lance Dane passes away (With Images)


May 16th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Aesthete, collector, writer and numismatics scholar Lance Dane, a close collaborator of Mulk Raj Anand, passed away at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai Wednesday. He ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Auto-rickshaws older than 10 years banned in Ranchi


May 15th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Tuesday directed the state government to ban the plying of auto-rickshaws more than 10 years old on the roads of state capital ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Rowdy Rathore’ is the perfect comeback: Akshay Kumar


May 13th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) "Rowdy Rathore" will be Akshay Kumar's comeback film into the realm of action and he feels that this might be the perfect opportunity."I think this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

American ‘tastes’ democracy at Akhilesh Darshan


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) For this 25-something US national, the sweltering heat in the state capital Wednesday was not deterring enough to wait under a harsh sun, 'slug it out' ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

MCD poll fever peaks on last day of campaign


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election's fever reached its peak Friday, the last day of campaigning before the voting April 15."We are trying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Curfew continues in riot-hit old Hyderabad


April 10th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Curfew continued in the riot-hit areas of the old city of Hyderabad for the third consecutive day Tuesday, with the situation remaining tense but under control.People ... Read more...

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Dial-an-auto soon in Maharashtra


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to crack the whip on errant auto-rickshaws by making it compulsory for them to provide service to commuters on phone call.This assurance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Trade unions strike hits life across Karnataka


February 28th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) The one-day strike by a dozen central trade unions Tuesday affected life in cities and towns across Karnataka, including this tech hub, with shops, banks, factories, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weavers’ woes: Government packages pass them by (Feature) (with images)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ entertaining, earnest and enjoyable (IANS Movie Review)


February 24th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya": Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Om Puri, Tinnu Anand, Smita Jaykar; Director: Mandeep Kumar; Rating: ** 1/2Some love stories are just so sweet, more so, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mahindra launches hydrogen-powered three-wheeler


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M;) Monday launched the world's first hydrogen-fuel-run three-wheeler HyAlfa that will ply in Delhi soon."As part of its mobility initiatives, Mahindra has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CNG prices raised up to Rs.2 a kg in NCR (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) will go up by Rs.1.75 a kg in Delhi and by Rs.2 in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad ... Read more...

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