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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) After a week's lull, heavy rains lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas again since early Tuesday, disrupting normal vehicular movement during the peak hours, officials said.The downpour, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains disrupt rail, road traffic in Mumbai


August 27th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) After a long spell of scanty rains, the country's commercial capital woke up Monday to heavy rainfall which disrupted rail and road traffic. The weather office ... Read more...

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Mumbai calm but police remain on guard


August 12th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Mumbai Sunday, a day after violence sparked by killings of Muslims in Assam and Myanmar killed two people and injured about ... Read more...

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Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.Five people died and ... Read more...

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14-hour power failure hit NCR towns


July 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 30 (IANS) The sudden failure of the Northern Grid Monday severely affected the NCR towns of Ghaziabad, Noida, Meerut and Bulandshahr, hitting common people and businesses alike. The ... Read more...

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BSP workers protest over statue vandalisation


July 26th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/Noida, July 26 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists blocked traffic movement in Ghaziabad and Noida in protest against the vandalisation of their party leader Mayawati's statue in Lucknow.The ... Read more...

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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...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, disrupt traffic (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rains, the first major showers of the delayed monsoon, lashed Mumbai Thursday. Though rail and road traffic was disrupted and hundreds of commuters were inconvenienced, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, disrupt normal life


June 28th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the city Thursday disrupting rail and road traffic and causing inconvenience to commuters, officials said. According to the weather office, more rain is ... Read more...

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BJP workers court arrest in Himachal


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers courted arrest in Himachal Pradesh Friday in response to the party's nationwide "jail bharo" call to protest against ... Read more...

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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...

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US Navy jet crashes, pilots safe


April 7th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) A US Navy jet Friday crashed into a building near Virginia Beach, causing a fire and injuring three people -- the two pilots and a man ... Read more...

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Dust storm blinds Pakistan provinces


March 20th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) A major dust storm slammed Pakistan's Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, impacting flights and road traffic.The dust storm hit parts of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber ... Read more...

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Banks, insurance companies shut in Himachal


February 28th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Banks and commercial establishments were closed in parts of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday after trade unions of central government employees joined the nationwide strike to protest violation ... Read more...

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Toxic traffic metals pollute air


February 26th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS) Particles of toxic metals, generated by cars, may not only contaminate the air but also seep under the asphalt and harm the adjacent soil and plants, ... Read more...

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Massive mock drill conducted in Delhi (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Delhi Wednesday witnessed one of India's biggest coordinated mock drills, simulating a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hitting the capital, to check the level of preparedness of ... Read more...

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Quake mock-drills in Delhi Wednesday


February 13th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Mock-drills will be conducted Wednesday to test Delhi's disaster response mechanism in the event of a high-intensity earthquake, an official said."It will be the first ... Read more...

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Government’s response sought on national traffic management policy


February 6th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) On a plea for formulating a national policy for traffic management and air pollution checks, in keeping with the 2005 WHO guidelines, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Fog disrupts flights in China


January 31st, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Dense fog Tuesday delayed 35 flights in central China, leaving some 3,000 passengers stranded, the authorities said.Thick fog blanketed the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, reducing visibility ... Read more...

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Thick fog, chilly winds leave Delhi shivering


January 20th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Thick fog enveloped the capital again and icy winds wreaked havoc on Delhiites Friday morning as the minimum temperature dropped three notches below average to ... Read more...

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Fog hits commuters, light rain likely on New Year’s Day (Second Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The capital had a foggy morning Saturday, affecting air and rail traffic, but a clear day throughout. The Met Office has forecast a ... Read more...

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Fog hits air, rail traffic in Delhi (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) It was a foggy Saturday morning in the capital as Delhiites geared up to welcome the New Year. The thick blanket of fog wreaked havoc ... Read more...

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Trains, flights disrupted as fog blinds Delhi (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Dense fog in the capital Friday led to low visibility, adversely hampering road, rail and air services. Chilly winds blew across the city with the ... Read more...

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Dense fog affects road, rail, air traffic (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Delhi woke up to dense fog Friday morning and the resultant low visibility hampered road, rail and air traffic affecting commuters adversely. Chilly winds blew ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh weather department goes high-tech


December 30th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) The meteorological office of Uttar Pradesh has gone high tech with the commissioning of its much awaited Doppler weather radar, an official said Thursday."The new radar ... Read more...

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Capital shivers, fog disrupts trains, flights (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) It was a cold start to the week for Delhiites Monday with the minimum temperature falling three notches below average at 5 degrees Celsius. A ... Read more...

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Thick fog in Delhi disrupts road, train services (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) A dense fog cover enveloped the national capital Monday morning, with low visibility level slowing down vehicular movement on roads. Train services were also disrupted ... Read more...

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Farmers block rail, road traffic in Punjab


December 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Road and railway traffic was affected in various parts of Punjab Thursday as hundreds of farmers blocked railway tracks and highways to press their demands, ... Read more...

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Spanish prostitutes to wear fluorescent vests for safety


December 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Highway prostitutes working outside a town in northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the ... Read more...

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Autorickshaw users expect smooth ride after court order


November 12th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi are hoping that the Supreme Court's nod for issuing 100,000 fresh autorickshaw permits would mean greater competition and an end to their ... Read more...

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Truck crashes into passenger bus in southern Vietnam, killing 10


November 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by BNO News
HANOI (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten people were killed on early Monday morning when a truck lost control and crashed into two passenger buses in southern Vietnam, police said. More than ... Read more...

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‘Yvonne The Runaway Cow’ now allowed to roam free


August 31st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Germany says Yvonne the runaway cow will now be allowed to roam freely in the Bavarian woods. The brown and white animal escaped from its ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Maharashtra (Lead)


August 28th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai Sunday disrupting air, rail and road traffic and stranding commuters. More rain is likely in the next two days, ... Read more...

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Heavy rains affect Mumbai’s air traffic


August 28th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here were partially affected due to rains Sunday."Visibility dropped drastically below 450 metres. Flight operations were suspended twice ... Read more...

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