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  • 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 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad. Sasikiran's 48-moves win against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu not only raised visions of a best-ever Indian finish but also set...
  • AirAsia effect: Indigo slashes air fares for Bangalore-Goa route May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new low-cost airline AirAsia India entering the market, Indigo airlines has also slashed air fares on the Bangalore-Goa route. Indigo is offering tickets on this route for Re 1 plus taxes. The move came after the new low-cost airline AirAsia announced ticket price for its maiden Bangalore-Goa 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 Maoist-hit Bastar district after suspected Naxalites removed fishplates from the tracks on Vishakhapattam-Kirandul 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 6, 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 Vice-President 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 cricketer-turned-politician 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 Dwarka-Noida 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 Over-head Electrification (OHE). "Due to OHE problem between Karol Bagh and...
  • Train derailment hits rail traffic on Bilaspur-Katni route August 7, 2013

    Twenty-seven bogies of a goods train derailed in Bilaspur on Wednesday leading to disruption of rail traffic on the Bilaspur-Katni 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, no-frill 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 Guangzhou-Delhi 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 top-order 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 long-haul. The new 256-seater aircraft, made out of light-weight 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 Defa-e-Pakistan 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: Cash-strapped 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 re-opening 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...
  • It's not business as usual with Pakistan: NATO July 3, 2012

    Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there has been a decline in cooperation activities and "it's not business as usual with Pakistan". "No, it's not business as usual. We have seen a decline in cooperation activities during recent months which I strongly regret," the EuAsiaNews quoted Rasmussen as saying. "I...
  • Mohit Chauhan ties the knot with Prarthna July 2, 2012

    Shimla: Well-known Bollywood playback singer Mohit Chauhan married journalist Prarthna Gehlot at a hotel here, family sources said. The marriage was a quiet and private affair. A family member told IANS that the marriage was solemnised Friday evening at a hotel in Barog, near Kasauli hills in Solan district. The guest...
  • In-flight mobile service for Delhi-London route June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Come July and you will be able to use your mobile to chat with your family or business partners at 35,000 ft when your aircraft cruises from Delhi to London. This facility would be available on premier British carrier Virgin Atlantic's brand new Airbus A-330 when it...
  • NATO hopes to reopen Pakistan supply routes soon June 13, 2012

    Canberra(Australia): NATO's chief hopes to soon reopen military supply routes through Pakistan despite new transport agreements with other Afghanistan neighbours providing alternatives. NATO this week struck agreements with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan allowing the military to evacuate hardware from Afghanistan and bypass Pakistan. Pakistan closed its southern supply routes six...
  • Panel to rationalise Air India's loss-making routes May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday constituted a four-member panel to examine Air India's route profitability, even as the strike by pilots of the national carrier continued for the 21th day, taking its losses to more than Rs 300 crore (about $55 mn). The decision came after the...
  • US not to pay $ 5,000 per truck to Pak: Panetta May 20, 2012

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $ 5,000 per truck carrying vital supplies across its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan, citing financial challenges faced by America. Panetta headed to this weekend's NATO summit prepared to confront Pakistan over what he considers "price-gouging" for transport of...
  • Bangalore: Take alternative routes near Nayandahalli Jn May 18, 2012

    BANGALORE: The city traffic police have confirmed that the ongoing work at one of the busiest junctions, the Nayandahalli Junction on Bangalore-Mysore Road, will take at least another three months for completion. With five civic agencies - KPTCL, BWSSB, BDA, BMRCL and BBMP - undertaking construction works on this stretch, the...
  • Air India: 10 international routes cancelled May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India seems to be in major trouble. As many as 10 out of 34 international routes have been cancelled due to the ongoing strike by the pilots. According to reports, the frequency of flights on eight routes has been reduced from seven to two per week. The...
  • NATO asks Pakistan to open transit routes April 20, 2012

    Brussels: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday urged Pakistan to open the transit supply routes for the coalition forces in Afghanistan. "And when it comes to our relationship with Pakistan, my main point is to stress that we need a positive engagement of Pakistan if we are to ensure...
  • Ram Sethu: SC likely to consider Govt's plea March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to consider the government's appeal for more time to present its stance in the Ram Sethu case on Tuesday. The apex court, on January 5, had directed the Centre to place before it the PM-appointed expert panel report on the feasibility of building an...