Porters

  • PCA chief apologises for his comments on Moeen Ali abuse 1 week ago

    London: The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologised for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the one-off T20 International as a "compliment". In an interview on Tuesday with the Press Association, Porter said that it...
  • Delhi-NCR 'lives, loves, dances' with Sunburn 2013 October 8, 2013

    Noida: The much awaited Sunburn festival once again hit North India on Sunday. Overwhelming crowd turned up for the musical carnival at Galgotia University in Noida, dressed in their wacky self. To witness and be a part of Asia's top festival, music lovers started thronging the venue from noon itself even...
  • Two French trekkers go missing in Himachal Pradesh August 25, 2013

    Two French backpackers, both in their early 20s, went missing while trekking in the Triund area, the popular trekking route overlooking this Himachal Pradesh town, police said in Dharamsala on Saturday. Marcel Gorges and Francois Xavier Camille gone for trekking along with their friend but took a different route on the...
  • US Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf August 13, 2012

    Dubai: A US Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early on Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet (three by three meters) in the starboard...
  • Porter Prize comes to India, application process begins June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Porter Prize, the most coveted awards in the field of strategy and competitiveness, will this year be organised for the first time outside Japan. The event will be held on September 28, 2012, in New Delhi. The objective of the Porter Prize is to recognise the Indian companies at...
  • CWG: Delhi porters learn to speak in English August 28, 2010

    With a few days to go for the Commonwealth Games, government agencies are training porters on being well mannered. ...
  • Man found guilty of murdering Harry Potter actor March 5, 2009

    London: A man was found guilty on Wednesday of stabbing to death a teenage actor who played a role in the forthcoming Harry Potter film during a frenzied revenge attack. Rob Knox, 18, died after being stabbed five times outside a bar in Sidcup, southeast of London, in May...
  • Porters to aid railway cops tackle terrorists August 23, 2008

    Patna: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Patna have initiated a training program for porters and vendors of the Indian Railway Stations who could be a great help in creating an information network to tackle terrorist activities. RPF Commandant Maheshwar Prasad said," They (porters and vendors) spend their entire day in...
  • Lalu's sop not to porters liking, want old job back June 28, 2008

    Mumbai: One of the most popular moves in 2008's Railway Budget was the promotion of porters to the status of gangmen, which made them railway employees. The porters cheered Union Railways Minister Lalu Prasad’s announcement in February and they celebrated the decision to induct them as gangmen on the railway's employee...
  • Railway porters get trained to be gangmen May 8, 2008

    Patna: Railway porters are setting aside some time from their work to study. This is because Lalu's new rule says they should be able to read if they are to be selected as gangmen. “Since the time we went to school, we know how to read and write our...
  • Lalu promotes porters, generates more jobs February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Budget for the Indian Railways was presented by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday in Parliament. The Indian Railways which are the country's largest employer will now give employment to more people in the country. This popular announcement was made by Lalu Prasad as he read out the...
  • Women are coolies at this station June 19, 2007

    Bhavnagar (Gujarat): The Bhavnagar Railway station in Gujarat may look like most other railway stations in the country. But this station has something that no other station has. There are 35 women porters who have been a permanent fixture at this station for generations. "My great grandfather, my grandmother, and myself,...