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Drunken driving top road killer: Report

July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

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Australia to call blanket ban on all mobile phone in vehicles

February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 7 (ANI): Australian transport ministers have considered imposing new laws to ban all mobile phone use while driving.The decision emerged after a landmark report found that even hands-free devices dramatically ... Read more...

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Ash forces closure of airspace over Scotland, Northern Ireland

May 5th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (DPA) A volcanic ash cloud forced British air traffic authorities to close the airspace above Scotland and Northern Ireland as of Wednesday morning, only hours after a similar flight ... Read more...

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European no-fly zone shrinks, but remains subject to change

April 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London/Reykjavik/Copenhagen, April 20 (DPA) The no-fly zone over Europe caused by a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano was ratcheted back Tuesday, with flights able to operate over a swathe of ... Read more...

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EU ministers agree to ease air restrictions Tuesday

April 20th, 2010 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 20 (DPA) Flight restrictions in Europe are expected to ease starting at 1130 IST Tuesday, the European Union's Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said in Brussels, signalling that an end is ... Read more...

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Iceland volcano ash cloud: Governments must base decisions on fact not theory - IATA

April 19th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) criticized on Monday European governments for their "lack of leadership" in handling airspace restrictions in light of the Icelandic volcano ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash further hampers European air traffic (Lead)

April 18th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/London/Warsaw, April 18 (DPA) A cloud of volcanic ash grounded a record number of flights in northern and central Europe Sunday, as repercussions continued around the world. The unprecedented four-day shutdown of ... Read more...

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SAARC transport ministers to meet in Colombo

July 23rd, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The second meeting of the transport ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries will be held in Colombo on July 25.It is expected ... Read more...

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Transporters call off eight-day strike

January 12th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): The eight-day-old strike by transporters has been called off following a second round of discussions held between the government and representatives of the All India Motors Transport ... Read more...

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State Transport Ministers to meet today

January 12th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): A meeting of the State Transport Ministers will be held here today to solve the situation arising out of the truckers strike.A State Transport Ministers'' ... Read more...

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Minister Baalu ready to invoke ESMA to end transporters strike

January 10th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): Union Surface Transport and Shipping Mminister T R Baalu on Saturday said that he was ready to invoke the Essential Service Maintenance Act (ESMA) to force striking ... Read more...

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India opens air space for ASEAN countries

November 8th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India has opened its air space for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states under an open-sky regime, the government said Friday.With this, designated airlines from ... Read more...

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Saarc mutual legal assistance treaty may be finalised: Pranab

July 24th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A Saarc convention on mutual legal assistance in tackling crime is likely to be finalised at the forthcoming summit of the grouping in Sri Lanka, External Affairs ... Read more...

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Dramatic midnight fuel price hike in Sri Lanka

May 25th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, May 25 (IANS) With global oil prices soaring, Sri Lanka announced a dramatic hike in the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs.30 a litre and of kerosene by ... Read more...

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