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Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Truckers told to stay quiet during Olympics


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) In a bizarre order issued by the authorities, delivery truck drivers have been asked to avoid whistling or shouting while making deliveries late at night during ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Officials kill truck driver, spark violent protests


September 26th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) A truck driver in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district was Monday beaten to death by four transport department officials for refusing to give a bribe, sparking violent ... Read more...

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Truckers heckle illegal mining panel members


September 17th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) A public hearing on illegal mining in Goa Saturday saw unruly scenes, with scores of mining truck owners virtually holding the Justice M.B. Shah Commission's chairman ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

From cops to clerks, Taj city comes clean on graft


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 3 (IANS) After moving the police to take a collective oath, the Anna effect has now begun to influence other government segments in the city of Taj Mahal.Last ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Remarks were taken out of context, clarifies Azad


July 5th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A day after sparking off a controversy with his remark that men having sex with men (MSM) was a "disease" and "unnatural", Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Fuel price hike cripples transporters, economy of country’


June 25th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi Transporters Association (DTA) Saturday protested the hike in price of diesel, saying that it will have a crippling effect on the truckers and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

HIV/AIDS project reaches out to vulnerable truck drivers


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) An HIV/AIDS project by a brewery company is reaching out to tens of hundreds of truck drivers - a vulnerable section - referring 859 of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UK truckers caught drinking lager, texting on phones while driving


January 15th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Some truckers driving on Britain's busiest motorways have been caught drinking lager, texting simultaneously with a mobile phone in either hand, and watching DVDs from a laptop on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IRT: World’s Deadliest Roads Season Finale


December 6th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the show began, the preview stated that only one of the remaining three American truckers who were driving in India’s dangerous roads, would make it. Lisa’s load ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK’s angriest motorists drive BMWs


October 13th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A poll has revealed that Britain's angriest motorist drive BMWs.They are more likely to tailgate, make offensive gestures and break speed limits than any other road users, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Subordinates assault policewoman in Uttar Pradesh


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Shiv SharmaBareilly, (Uttar Pradesh) Sep 3 (ANI): Traffic constables dragged a senior female police officer for almost two kilometers after she caught them taking bribes.The three constables, Ravindra, Manoj Kumar and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

30 illegal toll gate-operators held in Meghalaya


July 16th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 16 (IANS) Thirty people who operated illegal toll gates were arrested and 18 such gates dismantled along National Highway 62 in Meghalaya, an official said Friday. "We have intensified ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Meghalaya chief minister to take legal action against truckers


July 16th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Shillong July 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said he will take legal action against a truckers' body for accusing him of abetting extortion along the national highway 62 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘62 lakh transport vehicles to be off roads July 5′


July 4th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) As many as 62 lakh trucks and other vehicles deployed in India's road transport sector will be off the roads Monday in support of the nationwide shutdown ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil tanker body suspends fuel supply to Kashmir


June 30th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Oil Tankers Association refused to ply their vehicles in the area on Wednesday (June 30), alleging that one of their drivers had been assaulted ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fuel supplies to Kashmir suspended


June 30th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 30 (IANS) Alleging that drivers of petrol tankers were assaulted in the Kashmir Valley, a traders-body Wednesday suspended fuel supplies there, an official said. "Protesters in Kashmir assaulted the drivers of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jharkhand truckers up charges by 10 percent


June 27th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 27 (IANS) Transportation charges by trucks in Jharkhand will go up by 10 percent from Monday due to the increase in diesel prices, it was announced here Sunday. "We held a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two killed in lightning, 10,000 displaced in Assam floods


May 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) A newly-married couple was killed in a lightning strike while flash floods triggered by heavy rains displaced more than 10,000 people in 25 villages in Assam Sunday, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pillai meets Manipur chief minister over economic blockade (Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, May 11 (IANS) Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Tuesday met Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and chalked out a broad strategy to get urgently supplies of essentials into the state ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Truckers put off strike on Kamal Nath’s assurance


March 31st, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Truck operators Wednesday deferred their decision to launch an indefinite strike from April 5 after Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath's assurance on introduction of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kamal Nath asks for a day to consider truckers’ demands


March 30th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath Tuesday sought a day's time to reply to the demands of truck operators who have threatened an indefinite strike ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Transporters threaten strike from April 5


March 17th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) More than 70 lakh goods-carrying vehicles are likely to be off the roads across the country as the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) - India's largest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fuel price hike: Truckers to go on indefinite strike from April 5


March 5th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): The All India Motor Transport Congress (AITMC) on Friday gave a call for an indefinite strike from April 5 demanding a rollback of the fuel price hike.With ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Railways to spend Rs.41,426 crore to modernise network, services


February 24th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The government planned to spend Rs.41,426 crore ($8.29 billion) to modernise the rail network and improve customer services, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said while presenting her ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rail budget may spare fare hikes, rationalise freight tariff


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Vision 2020 document for Indian Railways her guiding force, Mamata Banerjee will present the rail budget for the next fiscal Wednesday, which is widely ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food supply in Midnapore badly affected as truckers fear Maoists attack


February 20th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Feb.20 (ANI): The recent incident of Maoists' atrocities has created a fear factor not just among the local residents but the ordinary lorry drivers too.Transport services have ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Road link to snow-bound Lahaul Valley restored


November 25th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 25 (IANS) The road connectivity to Himachal Pradesh's snow-bound Lahaul and Spiti district has been restored after it remained cut off from the rest of country for two weeks, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chhattisgarh steps up highway patrolling


November 13th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 13 (IANS) Highway patrolling was intensified Friday in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, a day after armed Maoists set five trucks on fire on the national highway in Bijapur district. Patrolling has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Punjab bus operators protest truckers’ ferrying passengers


October 26th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) Bus operators in Punjab have come up in arms against the private truck owners in the state, accusing them of "illegally interfering" in their business by carrying passengers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Militants destroy NATO trucks in Pakistan


October 9th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (DPA) Suspected Islamist militants torched an oil tanker and six lorries carrying US and NATO supplies in Pakistan's restive north-west early Friday, police said. The pre-dawn assault took place ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Authorities in Tripura screen truckers at border for swine flu symptoms


August 12th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala (Tripura), Aug.12 (ANI): Authorities in Tripura, which shares its border with Bangladesh, have stationed medical staff at border checkpoints to screen truckers for swine flu symptoms.The state which has around 857 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

SMSing while driving raises crash risk 23-fold


July 28th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Typing an SMS while behind the wheel increases the risk of crash or near crash by 23-fold in Truck drivers, according to a study.Researchers at the Virginia Tech ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gujarat truckers raise freight charges by 20 percent


March 12th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 12 (IANS) Gujarat truck operators have hiked freight rates by up to 20 percent for trucks leaving for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra "with immediate effect", a truckers' representative here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mystery man Bailout Bill still doling out dollars to broke New Yorkers with sob stories


February 26th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Mystery man Bailout Bill, who recently started doling out cash to New Yorkers for telling tales of their financial woes on camera, is seeing more and more people ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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