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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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NASA gives three firms $1.1 bn to build new spacecraft


August 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) NASA has given three firms a total of $1.1 billion to build a new range of "space taxis" that will take astronauts to the International Space ... Read more...

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Olympic taxis to fill up in Swindon


August 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Swindon, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The taxis which are to be fuelled by hydrogen in the Olympic games venue need to travel for 130 miles to Swindon where refueling can be done. ... 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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Beijingers turn to Weibo to beat floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A group of people in Beijing have turned to Weibo, a social networking site, to help those stranded in rain-triggered floods by offering them free rides, ... Read more...

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Indian taxi drivers scared to drive in Australia


June 19th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 19 (IANS) Indian-origin taxi drivers in Melbourne, whose vehicles were attacked by a gang wielding baseball bats, say they are so scared they don't want to drive at ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Delhi commuters face tough time due to shutdown


May 31st, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown against the fuel price hike hit traffic in several parts of the city Thursday with commuters facing a tough time ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney designs Britain’s Olympic team kit


May 17th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Fashion Designer Stella McCartney has designed the players' kit for British participants at the London Olympics, and it has been inspired by the nation's Union Jack ... 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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Muslim driver dumps passengers for carrying wine bottle


April 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A Muslim taxi driver in Britain has been fired after he threw out a family carrying an unopened bottle of wine saying "it's against my ... 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...

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After court order on Kolkata cabs, ‘alternative’ arrangements planned


March 31st, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Taxis are set to become scarce in Kolkata from Sunday following a Calcutta High Court order that cabs should mandatorily have tamper-proof digital meters with printers. ... Read more...

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Dhaka to have metro with Japanese help


March 16th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 16 (IANS) Bangladesh will sign a loan agreement with Japan for a multi-million-dollar metro rail project aimed at easing traffic congestion in the capital, Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read more...

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South Africa taxi accident kills 11


March 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
UMZIMKULU, South Africa (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people were killed on Monday morning when an illegal taxi collided with a truck in the eastern region of South Africa, emergency officials said. Roads ... Read more...

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Check taxis, trucks running illegally, court tells Himachal


March 5th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) Delay in collection of road tax amounts to irregularity, the Himachal Pradesh High Court said Monday, directing the government to launch a drive against commercial vehicles ... Read more...

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Is Harry Styles dating Georgia May Jagger?


February 21st, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mick Jagger’s daughter Georgia May has become the latest star to be linked romantically with One direction star Harry Styles. The singer was previously linked with Caroline ... Read more...

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Chinese province steps up use of English


February 15th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) Civil servants in a Chinese province will learn to speak English by the year 2015 to provide better services to people.All civil servants with a ... Read more...

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Thank God! My kids were not with me, says Israeli victim (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) The wife of an Israeli diplomat who Monday survived a terror attack in New Delhi said she is fortunate her children were not in the ... Read more...

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Israeli diplomats world over use taxis after attacks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli diplomats across the world used taxis or public transport after twin attacks in India and Georgia, a media report said here.Israeli institutions have been ... Read more...

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Death for three confirmed in 2003 Mumbai blasts case


February 10th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday upheld the death sentence of the three people, including a woman, convicted for the 2003 Mumbai twin bomb blasts.A special Prevention ... Read more...

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British taxis to have spy cameras


November 16th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Taxis in the famous British university town of Oxford will now be fitted with spy cameras to record images of passengers.A total of 652 taxis licensed ... Read more...

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Oxford City Council plans to install CCTV’s in taxis


November 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oxford, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers at the Oxford City Council have proposed a new surveillance system that will virtually travel with the residents. According to the new plan, new taxis will ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s auto-richshaws to get electronic meters


October 9th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Sunday ordered the installation of electronic meters on the around 100,000 auto-rickshaws plying in Mumbai's eastern and western suburbs to prevent over-charging by ... Read more...

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Omar says ‘mass graves’ are only unmarked graves


September 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday denied the existence of "mass graves" in the state, saying these were only unmarked graves.Delivering a long speech ... Read more...

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Raipur shuts to support Anna


August 27th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) Shutters were down, schools were closed and people from all age groups in this Chhattisgarh capital took to the streets Saturday to support activist Anna ... Read more...

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Transport strike troubles people in parts of Bengal


July 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Attendance in schools dropped, university examinations were postponed and commuters had a harrowing time here and in three surrounding districts of West Bengal Thursday due ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mumbai cabbies say no to tobacco


May 31st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) More than 50,000 taxi drivers here lent their support to the 'Smoke Free Mumbai' campaign on World No Tobacco Day Tuesday and pledged to ensure that ... Read more...

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Two railway cops held for abducting tourist (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) Punjab police Monday arrested two officials of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for abducting a Chinese tourist from this Punjab city. Two accomplices are on the ... Read more...

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Will-Kat spend first night at palace


April 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Kate Middleton and Prince William spent their first night as a married couple at the palace where a party to mark their marriage came to ... Read more...

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Anti-endosulfan shutdown hits normal life in Kerala


April 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Apr 29(ANI): Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) demonstrated in Kerala's Kochi district on Friday seeking a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide by the Central ... 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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CWG scam: Kalmadi sent to eight-day police custody


April 26th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday sent to police custody for eight days.Kalmadi was on Monday arrested by CBI on charges ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to be produced in special CBI court today


April 26th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi will be produced in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Patiala House today.Kalmadi was ... Read more...

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