Repair

  • SCCI observes fast demanding repair of NH33 near Pardih Kali Mandir October 20, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and several other industrial and trade organisations on Sunday observed a daylong fast and staged dharna near Pardih Kali Mandir, on National Highway 33 in support of their demand for immediate action to improve the pitiable condition of the NH33. Led by the...
  • Uttarakhand govt seeks Rs 15 crore from Centre for disasterhit schools October 11, 2013

    The Uttarakhand government has asked the Centre to sanction Rs 15 crore for the repair and reconstruction of 139 middle schools destroyed in the mid June calamity in the hill state. The demand was raised by Uttarakhand Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani at the 62nd meeting of Central Education Advisory Board...
  • IAF to build its own trainer aircraft, says Air Marshal Kanakaraj October 7, 2013

    The Indian Air Force is all set to independently manufacture its first aircraft and the task has been entrusted to 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Head Quarters Maintenance Command (MC) in Nashik, a top IAF official said. "It will be a trainer aircraft. Though manufacturing of the aircraft is...
  • Maharashtra: CAG slams MHADA for shoddy repair, reconstruction of buildings September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has slammed the Maharashtra Housing and Areas Development Authority (MHADA) for shoddy state of buildings in the city. While the Mumbra collapse highlighted the issue of substandard construction posing a danger to lives, the recent CAG report has come down heavily on...
  • Uttarakhand: Repair roads as early as possible, Antony tells BRO June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday reviewed the damage caused to roads, including the strategic ones being built along the border with China, in the flash floods in Uttarakhand and asked the BRO to carry out their repairs within the earliest possible timeframe. The recent flashfloods in Uttarakhand...
  • Mumbai: CAG slams state govt for shoddy repairs of buildings June 6, 2013

    Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the Maharashtra Housing Development Authority (MHDA) for shoddy repairs of buildings. The reprimand flagging off a red signal for a city that's getting ready to face the arrival of monsoons. While the Mumbra collapse highlighted the issue of substandard construction posing...
  • Russia: Activists plant potatoes in potholes in protest June 3, 2013

    Moscow: A group of activists in the central Russian city of Yaroslavl have planted potatoes in street potholes across the city "to see if these potatoes will grow sooner than the city authorities repair the roads". Road construction and repair in Russia is notoriously inefficient, with funds allocated for road maintenance...
  • HTC One scores 1 out of 10 for repairability after teardown March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: If you are planning to buy an HTC One, then you better handle it with kid gloves. Smartphones can be extremely painful to repair, but thankfully, there are handy guides all over the place for someone wanting to take the DIY route. One such guide, and perhaps the...
  • Heart repair breakthroughs replace surgeon's knife March 25, 2013

    San Franciso: Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels. Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and...
  • Apple iPhone 5 easier to repair, say gadget gurus September 24, 2012

    Washington: iFixit, the company that publishes free online repair guides for consumer electronics, gives the new iPhone 5 a 7 out of 10 in terms of repairability. Apple's reputation for building hardtofix devices didn't dissuade people from ordering the iPhone 5, and it turns out that's a good thing, the Christian...
  • 'No deadline set for reopening Delhi airport metro' September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Rectification work on the Delhi Airport Metro Express corridor has begun and no deadline has been fixed for its completion, the Urban Development Ministry said on Friday nearly two months after the Line was closed down temporarily. The Ministry took stock of the repair work at a...
  • China spruces highway to Aksai, India moves troops July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The threat from China looms large on India in the wake of improved roads and a proposed railway line through the disputed region of Aksai Chin. In a few weeks from now, China's ability to transport troops and equipment from bases in its North West and East to...
  • Delhi's airport Metro may restart late August July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Airport Express, which will suspend operations Saturday night after major construction defects were detected, is likely to restart only in late August, much to the discomfort of commuters. The Airport Metro, which ferries over 15,000 people daily on the 23km network, covers the distance between the...
  • 'Airport Metro stopped due to repair, not losses' July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The services of the Airport Express Metro line will be suspended from Sunday onwards. Interestingly, both the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Reliance Infra have cited repair work as the prime reason for stopping the service, and not financial losses. In fact, representatives of both the DMRC...
  • Mumbai: Rs 100 crore to repair Mantralaya June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Last weeks fire burnt three whole floors of the secretariat building, but the expenses incurred in damage control is burning a hole in the taxpayers pocket, with the government deciding to claim Rs 100 crore of public funds to restore the building. The government is also spending quite a...
  • 'Stem cells may help damaged heart mend itself' December 26, 2011

    London: Scientists have discovered a way to transform ordinary tissue into beating heart muscle cells, a finding they say could soon pave the way for new therapeutic approaches for making a damaged heart to repair itself. Using a zebrafish system, a team from Fudan University in China developed a small and...
  • Scientists find way to 'mend broken hearts' July 2, 2011

    London: Scientists claim to have finally found the secret to 'mending broken hearts'. A team at Liverpool John Moores University says that it has discovered how to mend broken hearts by examining ways of repairing damaged tissue after cardiovascular attacks, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported. Injecting proteins similar to insulin directly into...
  • Mumbai airport to go for revamp soon August 27, 2010

    Mumbai: The main Mumbai airport runway will go under repair soon. The renovated airport will ensure timely arrival and departure mandatory for all airlines. Once the repair works start, it would result in reduced work capacity through peak holiday season this winter. Hence, before passengers enjoy a better, upgraded airport,...
  • Mumbai airport will be closed for six hours every Tuesday October 27, 2009

    Mumbai: Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) will be closed for six hours for the next 22 Tuesdays due to repair and reconstruction work on the runways, an airport official said. The work at the intersection of the main runway and the alternative runway will be taken up between...
  • Are We Battle Ready: Submarine repair takes forever January 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Overemphasis on indigenous work is hurting India's readiness for war. As India's vital submarine arm struggles with dangerously low numbers, a topend submarine has been taken out of the fleet for a repair programme. The shocking part is that the repair schedule will last 10 years. Such upgrades have previously...
  • Robbers' thunder stolen: Repair tools in ATM cash bag May 29, 2008

    Amritsar: It was a bad day for four armed robbers, who intercepted a cash delivery van of a bank and took away the cash bag only to find it contained tools to repair an ATM machine. The incident occurred Thursday morning when the cash van of ICICI bank was intercepted by...
  • Desperate Asian women fake virginity in Britain March 4, 2008

    London: Some Asian women in Britain are going to great lengths to fake their virginity, driven to desperation by concepts of 'honour' in a community where myths about their first sexual experience is still widely held, an Asian radio station reported. If found to have sex before marriage, the lives of...
  • Pune airport shut for repairs, business houses stranded February 6, 2008

    Pune: Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Rahul Bajaj's is upset. While other business heads like Mukesh Ambani and Ratan Tata will soon play host to a powerful 55member delegation from Washington DC, Bajaj Auto Ltd will have to wait for their next trip. The reason the Pune airport will stay...
  • Repaired 7/11 coaches to get back on track this July July 9, 2007

    Mumbai: Hectic work is on at the Mahalaxmi Railway Workshop of the Western Railways and all attention is being showered on five coaches. They were a mangled wreck, caused by the 7/11 terror attacks, but the railways is leaving no effort to ensure that these coaches get back on track. A...
  • Mumbai back on track after 55 hours May 28, 2007

    Mumbai: Life in Mumbai's Northwestern suburbs crawled back to normal after 55 hours of being virtually cut off from the suburban train network following a railway block for repair work. More than 50 per cent of local train traffic in the BorivaliViral stretch was suspended for repairs as part of the...
  • Mumbai heads for more water cuts December 28, 2006

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars can heave a sigh of relief. The 24hour water supply cut is now behind them and normal water supply has resumed. But that's not where it ends. There will be more cuts till midJanuary 2007. Queuing up to store water may well become a thing of the past....
  • No water woes for Mumbai tomorrow December 27, 2006

    Mumbai: The engineers in Mumbai entered the 146yearold water supply pipeline in Yewai near Thane on Wednesday to replace a 25yearoldbutterfly valve in the pipeline to increase water supply to the city. Bombay will get more water, says Sub Engineer, BMC, Sudhakar Hande. The work on the 2351 mm wide pipes...
  • NASA to proceed with Hubble repair November 1, 2006

    Greenbelt (Maryland): NASA said on Tuesday it would undertake a potentially risky shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope until at least 2013. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, speaking to cheering scientists who had feared Hubble's earlier demise, said a space shuttle would make one final maintenance trip,...
  • NASA to repair Hubble telescope October 28, 2006

    Washington: Signs are promising for a repair of the aging but popular Hubble Space Telescope, once thought doomed because of worries over astronaut safety. NASA set plans for a big announcement Tuesday after top officials met for three hours Friday to consider the value and risks of sending astronauts to repair the...
  • A shop that's open 24x7 since 1947 October 28, 2006

    Indore: A vehicle going out of order can be a nightmare for anyone. But in Indore there is a repair shop that has remained open 24x7 since 1947. Located near the Sarwate Bus Stand, the small workshop, is believed to be the oldest repair shop in Indore and can be...