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  • Electrification work of 925 km rail route to commence from April March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In an effort to fast-track completion of crucial rail infrastructure projects, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) has tied up with Sojitz- L&T for the electrification of the 925 km-long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor track between Rewari and Vadodara. Funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the largest single railway...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela as local tribals protest January 21, 2015

    Rourkela: Rail services remained completely paralyzed on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela for over 24 hours as local tribals protested on Wednesday. Several trains on the route have been cancelled because of the protests. Disrupted train services have caused a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The tribals are demanding not to...
  • New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier December 28, 2014

    Washington: A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say. Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit. Called ballistic...
  • Sailing to Agra on Yamuna will be a reality soon: Gadkari December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People will soon be able to go to Agra sailing on the Yamuna as the Centre has sought help from the Netherlands government for the ambitious project that includes building barrages and water-terminals on both sides of the river. "Soon people can go to Agra via Delhi through Yamuna...We...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Nitin Gadkari to inspect Sethu Project Route on November 4 November 3, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday. He would inspect the entire Palk Strait onboard a Coast Guard aircraft and discuss about the work so far completed on the multi-crore...
  • Many Ghaziabad routes to be closed for heavy vehicles during Diwali October 15, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Keeping in view the high rush in markets around Diwali festivities, many routes in Ghaziabad will remain closed for heavy vehicles from October 21 to 25. The traffic police has also come up with a route diversion plan for heavy vehicles during the four days, a senior official said....
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Storm hits train movement in Andhra, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Railways cancelled or diverted many trains in north coastal Andhra and adjoining Odisha in view of severe cyclone Hudhud which hit the coast near Visakhapatnam. Train movement has come to a complete halt between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar. All trains between Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also remain cancelled...
  • Medal to mark 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's journey from Africa to India October 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Commemorating the completion of 100 years of Gandhi's historic journey from South Africa to India to take part in India's freedom struggle, a numismatic dealer here has come up with a limited edition medal on him. To be made available from tomorrow on the occasion of Gandhi's birthday, the "Route...
  • Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finish at Chess Olympiad August 13, 2014

    Tromso: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.51.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad. Sasikiran's 48moves win against LiviuDieter Nisipeanu not only raised visions of a bestever Indian finish but also set...
  • AirAsia effect: Indigo slashes air fares for BangaloreGoa route May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new lowcost airline AirAsia India entering the market, Indigo airlines has also slashed air fares on the BangaloreGoa route. Indigo is offering tickets on this route for Re 1 plus taxes. The move came after the new lowcost airline AirAsia announced ticket price for its maiden BangaloreGoa flight...
  • Freight train derails in Chhattisgarh, Naxal hand suspected May 14, 2014

    Thirteen bogies and two engines of a freight train on Wednesday derailed and fell from a bridge in Maoisthit Bastar district after suspected Naxalites removed fishplates from the tracks on VishakhapattamKirandul route. The empty goods train derailed between Kaklur and Kumar Sandra restive villages while going towards Kirandul this morning, leading...
  • EC making all efforts to increase voter turnout in Jharkhand March 27, 2014

    With low turnout in 2009 Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand being a worrying factor for the Election Commission, it has taken several steps to increase the polling percentage this time. From discounts at hotels and restaurants to the voters showing the ink mark after casting their vote on polling days to...
  • Winter storm sweeps Northeast US, leaves at least 9 dead January 3, 2014

    A storm dropped a blanket of light, powdery snow across the Northeast and heralded in frigid temperatures Friday that were unusual even for cities accustomed to blasts of winter weather. The storm, which shut down major highways temporarily and grounded flights, was blamed for at least nine deaths in the...
  • CPI, CPI(M) want Naveen to take leadership of Third Front January 2, 2014

    The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that CPI and CPI(M) wanted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take leadership of the proposed Third Front. "Two Left parties, CPI and CPI(M) want that Naveen Patnaik take leadership of the proposed Third Front after the general elections in 2014," BJD VicePresident and...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Delhi crush Vidarbha; Karnataka sniff victory December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Hosts Delhi extracted maximum benefit from conducive conditions as they thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 156 runs in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter to get seven points which kept their hopes of making the knockout stages alive. Declaring on their overnight score of 448 for nine, Delhi...
  • Imran Khan's party blocks key highway to Afghanistan, NATO supply route November 23, 2013

    Supporters of Imran Khan's party, on Saturday, blocked a key NATO supply route to Afghanistan to protest US drone strikes as the cricketerturnedpolitician claimed the attacks had sabotaged the peace process with militants. The Ring Road, the main supply route for NATO container trucks, and the Torkham crossing on the Afghan...
  • Glitch in the Apple Maps app again guides drivers to US airport runway September 28, 2013

    Anchorage: To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been disabled. Officials, though, noticed the app...
  • Woman crushed to death by truck, enraged villagers protest August 25, 2013

    A woman was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck near Patabari village in Dumka district on Sunday, triggering angry protests by villagers who set on fire 14 trucks. The villagers blocked the Dumka-Rampurhaat route before torching the trucks following the death of the villager under the wheels of...
  • Metro commuters stranded on DwarkaNoida route due to glitch August 16, 2013

    Thousands of Metro commuters had a harrowing experience on Friday morning after trains were delayed and many were left stranded at various stations on the Dwarka to Noida city centre route as services were disrupted due to a problem in Overhead Electrification (OHE). "Due to OHE problem between Karol Bagh and...
  • Train derailment hits rail traffic on BilaspurKatni route August 7, 2013

    Twentyseven bogies of a goods train derailed in Bilaspur on Wednesdayleading to disruption of rail traffic on the BilaspurKatni single line route. No one was reported hurt in the mishap. The cargo train coming towards Bilaspur from Pendra derailed near Tarbahra railway station, which is around 100 kms from Bilaspur...
  • SpiceJet set to make China debut January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Expanding its international network, nofrill carrier SpiceJet is set to make its debut in the Chinese sky with the launch of its service from Delhi to southern China's Guangzhou city from February. SpiceJet would fly on GuangzhouDelhi route four days a week and commercial flights on this route...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B, Round 8, Day 2: Vidarbha in command against Odisha December 23, 2012

    Cuttack: Vidarbha produced a brilliant bowling display as they bowled out Odisha for just 121 to place themselves in the drivers' seat in their Ranji Trophy group league match on the second day here on Sunday. Sandeep Singh bagged four wickets for 39 runs to trigger a toporder collapse for the...
  • Air India Dreamliner to fly initially on short routes September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: With the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Air India landing in New Delhi on Saturday, the airline plans to fly it on select domestic and international routes for the next two months before it flies longhaul. The new 256seater aircraft, made out of lightweight carbon composite materials, would...
  • Pune: Commuters irked over new Pragati Express route August 7, 2012

    Pune: Commuters are currently dubbing the Pragati Express a slow train after it began passing through Panvel, thereby involving a different route and two additional stops than earlier. They now say that it has lost its Superfast status as the train arrives 15 to 30 minutes late everyday, which is...
  • Pakistan suspends NATO supply route over security July 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have temporarily stopped the movement of NATO trucks to Afghanistan following an attack by militants even as the Foreign Office on Thursday said a new memorandum of understanding covering the transportation of supplies would be signed soon. The movement of NATO trucks and tankers was temporarily suspended on...
  • Pak parties stay away from Saeed's conference July 7, 2012

    Lahore: In a setback to Hafiz Saeed promoted DefaePakistan Council, no mainstream political parties on Saturday attended a conference convened by it to mobilise support for its planned long march against the reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The conference was not attended by representatives of key political parties like...
  • Pakistan expected to receive $2.5 billion from US July 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Cashstrapped Pakistan is expected to receive $2.5 billion as financial assistance from the US during the current fiscal following the end of a standoff between the two sides on NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The disbursements, especially reimbursements from the US Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan's expenses on the...
  • Pak reopening NATO supply routes as US 'apologises' July 3, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan has agreed to reopen vital supply routes into Afghanistan blocked since a deadly cross border NATO attack in November that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, as she apologised for the loss of Pakistani military lives. Clinton said her Pakistani Foreign...