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  • Hyderabad: Sliding doors in buses to segregate men, women to stop harassment in public transport December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Harassment of women in public transport is a growing menace. The tragic rape and murder of the Delhi braveheart in a moving bus was an incident that shook the nation. In an effort to stop such incidents and to ensure safety of women, the city buses in Hyderabad...
  • Civic bodies to bring ragpickers under formal organised system December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to integrate and offer better working conditions to kabadiwalas and ragpickers in the national capital, civic body officials are working on a scheme to bring them under a formal organised system. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation along with its East Delhi counterpart is going to start...
  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • Mumbai: BMC votes to stop builders denying flats on food preferences November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed a resolution wherein any builder denying flats on the grounds of food preferences, caste or religion of the occupant will face action which includes revocation of development-related permissions. However, BJP, which is ruling BMC in alliance with Shiv Sena, was left isolated when...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Acid thrown on woman corporator in Bareilly November 28, 2014

    Bareilly (UP): A woman corporator was seriously injured when some persons allegedly threw acid on her in Faridpur area due a money-related dispute, police said. The incident took place last night when corporator of Para, Muskan Devi (35), who used to run a shop in her house with her husband Sonu,...
  • BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah Kolkata rally November 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP on Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed on November 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah. Claiming that West Bengal Chief Minister was "afraid" of rise of the party, Bharatiya Janata...
  • Jaipur: Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up November 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class...
  • Delhi government puts ban on purchase of new vehicles for officials November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of an austerity measure, the Delhi government has imposed a ban on purchase of new vehicles for all officials, including those of civic bodies in the city, until the old ones complete their required life cycles. As per the new move, officials are also not supposed to...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service around the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his two-day visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit on November 26-27. A DTC team is already in Nepal to finalise the route, halting...
  • Maharashtra: Ban builders who deny housing on basis of eating habits, says MNS November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Known for targeting migrants from states likes Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has now begun a campaign against vegetarian population of the metropolis, especially against the builders who deny housing facility on the basis of food preferences. The party has moved a notice of motion with the...
  • Power tariff not hiked by up to 7%, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission withdraws order November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within hours of hiking the power tariff in the national capital by up to seven per cent, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has rolled back the decision. Facing severe criticism for the hike, the DERC said that it has asked the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for some...
  • Will cut bus fares if government extends tax exemption to RTCs: Karnataka minister November 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said that his department would reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road transport corporations (RTCs) and provides travel subsidy to students. "We will reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road...
  • Tripura's capital Agartala gets clean city award November 8, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura's 176-year-old capital Agartala has been awarded the clean and green city award by a New Delhi-based urban policy and development experts group, the city's mayor said on Saturday. "Agartala topped the 29 towns and cities short-listed by the Skoch Foundation for the award. The capital city has been selected...
  • DTC spent Rs 47,000 in case against conductor for loss of 5 paisa October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: DTC has spent Rs 47,795 in pursuing litigation against a former conductor for allegedly charging 5 paise less for a ticket 41 years ago, the state-run public transporter told the Delhi High Court. The submission was made before Justice Hima Kohli in response to the court's query regarding...
  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • Act on removal of religious structure encroachments: Delhi HC October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Religious Structure Committee and the city government to expeditiously take a decision on the removal of religious structure encroachments in various parks in Rohini area of the capital. The court also directed the deputy director of horticulture of Rohini area in west...
  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • Watch: India Inc on who they voted for and why October 15, 2014

    Listen in to corporate reactions on the ongoing elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. ...
  • DTC buses cause 239 accidents in 5 years due to rash driving October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation buses have been involved in 239 accidents in the national capital in the past five years due to rash and negligent driving. A total of 44 accidents involving DTC buses were reported due to rash and negligent driving by DTC drivers during 2009-10, while 43 accidents...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government seeks report on defective lights October 8, 2014

    Patna: Bihar government has sought a report from the Patna Municipal Corporation on defective high mast lights suspected to be one of the reasons behind the stampede here that claimed 33 lives on Dusshera day. "I have directed Commissioner, Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to give a report to me on...
  • Dengue cases in Delhi reach 120 October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The total number of dengue cases in the national capital this year has crossed the 100 mark, with an increase of over 20 per cent in the last week alone. A total of 120 cases had been reported in Delhi till October 4, while the figure stood at...
  • Tamil Nadu: Road roko by NLC workers; residents stage human chain protest October 6, 2014

    Cuddalore: More than 2,000 contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation and their family members today staged a road roko in support of their various demands, including regularisation of services, at Mantharakuppam near Neyveli. As the indefinite strike by the contract workers entered the 34th day today, residents of 28 villages...
  • Power generation in Gujarat unaffected due to coal shortage: Saurabh Patel October 5, 2014

    Vadodara: Power generation in Gujarat is not affected due to coal shortage and the state is meeting demand of its various consumers without imposing any restrictions, Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel said. Power generation at coal-based thermal stations located at Wanakbori (with 1,470 mw installed capacity), Gandhinagar (870 mw capacity), Ukai...
  • Container shipping service to Myanmar flagged off October 4, 2014

    Krishnapatnam: The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has launched its direct container shipping service between India and Myanmar and it plans to commence soon vessels to Thailand and Vietnam in line with the government's look east policy. The fortnightly service was flagged off at Krishnapatnam Port, one of the fastest growing...
  • Corporates adopt monuments, cities in 'Clean India' campaign October 3, 2014

    Panaji: Corporate houses have joined hands with the Union government to keep various cities and historic monuments across the country clean, Union Tourism Minister Sripad Naik said on Friday. Naik said that corporates like ONGC have come forward to adopt twelve destinations including Taj Mahal (Agra), Lal Quila (Delhi), Purana Quila...
  • Lot of conviction, confidence in Modi's communication: Yes Bank CEO October 1, 2014

    A big focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US was wooing the US business community. He had marathon meetings with top CEOs. CNBC's Managing Editor Shereen Bhan spoke to Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor on what he makes of PM Modi's business pitch. ...
  • Come soon before it's too late, PM Narendra Modi tells US businesses October 1, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that India is on the move to becoming a country with a business-friendly environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhorted top US corporates to establish and expand their base in India before it is too late. "Take the benefit of the fast paced development and changes in the...
  • Modi placing business on top of his US trip agenda was refreshing: CII October 1, 2014

    A big focus of PM Narendra Modi's visit was wooing the US business community where he held marathon meetings with top CEOs. CII President and Director General said, "One of the main messages he gave was that he and his government is business friendly. He was putting business right on...
  • India still hasn't approached many European nations to recover black money: Edmond Allen October 1, 2014

    US-based attorney C Edmond Allen who is seen as a whistle-blower of sorts for the CBI in the black money case claimed that the Indian government needs to approach European nations to recover black money. ...
  • Modi's G-All mantra left major impact on world community: MD Mahindra Group September 30, 2014

    Managing Director and Chairman of Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra is enthusiastic about investments in Indian Market. Complementing PM Modi's US visit the corporate said the G-All mantra will leave major impact. ...
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