transport sector

Odisha protests diesel price hike, cap on cooking gas


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Non-Congress parties Friday staged protests in various parts of Odisha against hike in the price of diesel and restrictions on supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Remove bottlenecks stalling infrastructure projects’


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Investor confidence in India can be boosted if bottlenecks such as lack of forward-looking project preparations and a sound land-acquisition process that stall key infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese provinces mull tax reform


June 11th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China will initiate far-reaching tax reforms in nearly a dozen provinces and cities this year.The finance ministry has already approved a tax-reform application from Anhui province. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Crisil cuts India’s economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent


June 4th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Ratings agency Crisil Monday cut its India's economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 6.5 percent from its previous 7 percent due to uncertainty ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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 |

Odisha protests over petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Protests and demonstrations were organised in various parts of Odisha Thursday against the hike in petrol prices by an unprecedented over Rs.7 a litre by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian votes split between Sarkozy and Hollande


May 6th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 5 (IANS) As France prepares to vote Sunday to elect a new president, the Indian-origin community also seems to be split between the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Feature |

France’s Thales eyes big in India’s metro, rail projects


April 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and technology giant Thales sees a huge opportunity in India's public transport sector and plans to bid for upcoming metro and rail ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

France’s Thales bets big on India’s metro, rail projects


April 24th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Seeing a huge business opportunity in India's public transport sector, French technology giant Thales is planning to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Railways appeals single judge’s order on competition panel


February 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian Railways Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court against the order of a single judge that held that Competition Commission of India (CCI) is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Keep away from Feb 28 strike, Mamata tells unorganised sector


February 25th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Stepping up the offensive to foil an industrial strike called on Feb 28, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday first urged and then warned ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’


February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trinamool government pursuing undemocratic policies: CPI-M


February 11th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of pursuing "undemocratic and anti-people" policies after it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

PM says corporate criticism of government ‘disappointing’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In the backdrop of severe criticism by corporate leaders of his government's decision-making capabilities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said it was "a little ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

How much do the corrupt earn? (To go with: Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book)


December 9th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Public officials in India may be cornering as much as Rs.92,122 crore ($18.42 billion), or 1.26 percent of the GDP, through corruption, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

EU imposes new sanctions on 180 Iranian firms


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The European Union's "growing fear" regarding Iran's nuclear programme Thursday prompted the 27-member bloc to slap fresh sanctions on 180 Iranian companies."The council agreed to broaden ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government approves 15 highway projects worth Rs.15,680 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Giving a boost to the transport sector, the government Wednesday approved 15 highway projects covering a total of 1,814 km at a cost of Rs.15,680 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Release funds to railways: Zardari to government


October 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told the government to release within a week funds to the cash strapped railways that has been unable to pay ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Invest in Indian infrastructure: Kamal Nath to Europe


October 13th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 13 (IANS) Kamal Nath, India's urban development minister, Wednesday said the next decade has to be called the "decade of infrastructure" in India and stressed that they ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IVRCL bags orders worth Rs.2,228 crore


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Engineering major IVRCL Thursday said it had bagged orders worth Rs.2,228.94 crore for highways, construction, power and water projects.The company bagged a project worth Rs.1,486 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘End-use energy efficiency need of the hour’


August 28th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Observing that India might face severe energy crunch in the future, a top official has said serious steps should be taken to ensure end-use energy efficiency."We ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NALCO sees aluminium at $2,500-$2,700 per tonne range


June 10th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) Aluminium prices are likely to remain in a range of $2,500 to $2,700 a tonne for at least the next two-three months, India's state run National ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Trial begins in Delhi of first CNG-powered Volvo city bus


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The trial began Friday of automobile major Volvo's first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered low-floor city bus, which is being evaluated by the Delhi Transport Corporation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan is largest CNG user in the world


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan is the largest user of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for running automobiles in the world and is way ahead of India, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Transport strike across Kerala hits trade, passengers


May 20th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Pasengers in Kerala were hit hard as the transport sector went on a day-long strike to protest the rceent hike in petrol prices.Chief Minister Oommen ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government panel unclear on taxing diesel vehicles


May 9th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Despite Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh calling for imposing a tax on oil-guzzling diesel SUVs (sports utility vehicle), a government panel on low carbon strategies Monday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to release low carbon report May 9


May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India will Monday release an interim report on how India can grow with less carbon emissions, officials said Saturday.The report 'Low carbon strategies for inclusive ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indo-German working group on automotive sector to meet on Monday


April 15th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): The third meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group (JWG) on Automotive Sector will be held on Monday at New Delhi.The meeting will be jointly inaugurated by Union ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women at wheel: New face of Delhi’s public transport (With Image) (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Delhi Metro has around 70 women drivers. The capital's state-run bus service recruited nearly 150 women as conductors during last year's Commonwealth Games. From autorickshaws ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India keen to promote alternative fuel technology


February 12th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 12 (IANS) India was taking serious steps to promote alternative technologies that used bio-fuels and solar and wind energy, a senior official said Saturday.India also has plans to produce more ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Costly high-speed trains concern budget conscious Chinese


January 12th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): The opening of more fast train services in China has led to fewer regular trains being available for budget-conscious passengers during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday period.In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dhaka to introduce railcars using Indian credit


November 29th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) Bangladesh will introduce three-carriage trains called railcars between the national capital and its adjoining districts next year, using a part of the $1 billion Indian line of credit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to slash transport emissions


November 13th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 13 (IANS) India, the world's fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter, has launched a new United Nations-backed project to reduce emissions and develop a low-carbon transport system.New Delhi will work ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Use of SUVs in India is criminal: Jairam Ramesh


November 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday expressed concern over heavy cars such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), saying the use of heavy-sized ... Read more...

Posted in National |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe