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Hold your horses, Bengal minister tells taxi, bus owners (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) As bus, minibus and taxi operators in West Bengal threatened an indefinite strike if fares were not immediately raised in the wake of the abrupt ... Read more...

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Millions stranded in Karnataka as bus strike continues


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Millions of people across Karnataka were stranded Friday, as state-run bus services remained crippled for the second day owing to indefinite strike by about 110,000 employees ... Read more...

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Southampton City Council ordered to stop recording taxi conversations


July 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Southampton, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has said that the city council should not record taxi conversations. He also added that the Southampton City Council should respect the privacy ... 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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Can anyone make Goa’s cabbies charge by meter? (Letter from Goa)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) When was the last time you alighted from a flight or train to Goa and paid cab fare by the meter to your hotel? Thanks to ... Read more...

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Taxis on 24-hour strike in Kolkata Thursday


April 18th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In a bid to pressurize the government to revise taxi fares, a large section of West Bengal Taxi operators have decided to go on a 24-hour ... Read more...

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Cabs, private buses remain off road in Himachal


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Private taxis and buses remained off the road in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as public transport operators observed a day's strike to protest a recent hike in ... Read more...

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Shiva’s mace procession begins in Himachal


August 29th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 29 (IANS) The procession of the holy mace of Lord Shiva during the Manimahesh pilgrimage started from here Monday amidst beating of drums and playing of ... Read more...

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GPS, electronic meters to make cabs tourist friendly in Goa


July 13th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) In a move to effectively book Goa's erring cabbies and to make sure tourists have a trouble-free time, the state tourism department is planning to equip ... Read more...

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Karnataka against Bangalore airport road toll


April 28th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) Karnataka Wednesday said it would not allow a private builder to collect toll on a stretch of road leading to the airport as work on upgrading ... Read more...

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Three held for attacking 9 Ukrainian tourists


March 10th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 10 (IANS) Three taxi drivers have been arrested in Goa for assaulting nine Ukrainian tourists, including battering two women with sticks and stones, police said Thursday.According to eyewitnesses, ... Read more...

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Don’t drive drunk, take a cab: NGOs tell New Year revellers


December 30th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when people in Delhi are in high spirits and set to party into the wee hours to usher in ... Read more...

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Himachal ties up with three helicopter taxi operators


December 6th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Monday that the government has signed an agreement with three operators of helicopter taxis and identified routes and fixed air ... Read more...

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Heli-taxis to take wings in Himachal


November 6th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) Heli-taxis will be started in Himachal Pradesh next month to attract high-end tourists to the state, an official said here Saturday."From next month, the heli-taxis will start operations ... Read more...

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Poor response in Bangalore to strike call


September 7th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) Public sector banks were shut but life was near normal as Bangalore saw little response to the nationwide strike called by trade unions Tuesday against price rise and ... Read more...

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Shiva’s mace procession in Himachal begins Wednesday


September 6th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 6 (IANS) The procession of the holy mace of Lord Shiva during the Manimahesh pilgrimage in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh would start Wednesday, an official said Monday. "All arrangements have ... Read more...

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Chopper service for Himachal’s Manimahesh pilgrims


September 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has allowed private heli-taxi operators to ferry pilgrims during the sacred Hindu pilgrimage Manimahesh in the remote areas of Chamba district, an official said here Wednesday. "Two ... Read more...

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Bengal taxi operators threaten indefinite strike


August 19th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal's taxi operators Wednesday threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Sep 1 unless the state government raises the taxi fares. "We will go on an indefinite ... Read more...

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Bengal transporters defer three-day strike till Aug 22


August 8th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) West Bengal's bus, minibus and taxi operators Sunday announced they would defer the three-day transport strike starting Tuesday till Aug 22 and wait for the government's decision to ... Read more...

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Bengal minister asks transporters to defer strike


August 7th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) West Bengal Transport Minister Ranjit Kundu has asked transport operators to defer by 10 days their proposed strike seeking higher sops to offset the fuel price hike but ... Read more...

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Bengal public transport operators call three-day strike


July 29th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal's bus, minibus and taxi operators Thursday announced a three-day strike from August 10 to protest against the state government's decision not to increase fares ... Read more...

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West Bengal rules out fare hike


July 18th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Saturday ruled out any hike in public transport fares but said a meeting of state finance ministers July 21 in New Delhi will ... Read more...

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Taxi strike from Wednesday midnight in West Bengal


July 14th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) The largest taxi operators' union in West Bengal will go on a 24-hour strike from Wednesday midnight demanding a hike in fares to cope with the recent increase ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s bus, taxi operators demand fare hike (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) West Bengal's bus and taxi operators Sunday demanded a hike in fares to cope with the recent increase in fuel prices. "We will place our demand to increase the ... Read more...

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Commuting by CNG driven autos, taxis to cost dearly in Mumbai


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 22 (ANI): Commuting by taxis and autorickshaws is going to be a costly affair in Mumbai, as a decision to hike fares of Compressed Natural Gas driven vehicles was taken ... Read more...

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Meru Cabs halt services in Mumbai


May 4th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Services of Meru Cabs, one of the largest private taxi operators in the city, were halted Tuesday as drivers who had been dismissed harassed drivers on duty and ... Read more...

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Rough weather keeps Chandigarh airport closed for fourth day


January 6th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) No flight has either landed or taken off from the airport here for the past four days. Overcast conditions, foggy weather and a defunct Instrument Landing System (ILS) are ... Read more...

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Modernisation work of Kolkata airport satisfactory: minister


January 5th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) The modernisation work of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport was progressing satisfactorily, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy Monday said of the ... Read more...

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VHP launching helpline for Hindu pilgrims


December 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is to start a toll-free helpline service in India for Hindu pilgrims and tourists to help them in booking low-cost accomodation, hiring vehicles ... Read more...

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Gunmen target Johannesburg’s BRT service


September 2nd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 2 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in this South African city after two vehicles of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service were attacked, BuaNews reported Wednesday. The BRT services were ... Read more...

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Dry lakes spell doom for Udaipur’s tourism industry


July 9th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Vinod MolpariyaUdaipur (Rajasthan), July 9 (ANI): Tourist arrival in India's 'City of Lakes'-Udaipur-have declined following reports of lakes drying up.The city's five lakes -- Udai Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, ... Read more...

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Bengal government offers sops to transporters owning old vehicles


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday offered financial sops to bus and taxi operators to persuade them to stop using vehicles more than 15 years old by March 31as ... Read more...

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And now, meltdown takes a toll on pilgrimages


December 16th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 16 (IANS) Even the gods have been impacted by the global financial crisis and its effect on the Indian economy.Government and private buses from Bangalore to the Tirupati shrine in ... Read more...

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Goa taxi drivers stoned tourist vehicles, operators allege


November 28th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Taxi drivers in Goa, fearing competition, threw stones on travel operator-run tourist vehicles carrying domestic and foreign tourists Friday, a travel body said.Dozens of Russians, British and Indian ... Read more...

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Japan to introduce $107 bn recovery package


August 29th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 29 (DPA) The Japanese government Friday unveiled an economic stimulus package totalling 11.7 trillion yen ($107.03 billion) to lift the financial burden caused by rising oil prices and shore ... Read more...

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