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  • Cyclone Hudhud makes landfall at Visakhapatnam coast, 2 dead in rain-related incidents October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: The very severe cyclonic storm, Hudhud, made landfall at Visakhapatnam on Sunday at 11:30 am taking the wind speeds to as high as 170 km per hour. Incessant rainfall was also reported, claiming two lives in Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam. The Indian Navy said that the situation on the ground was...
  • Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system. To be flagged off from New Delhi station next month, the train's name...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Wind speeds touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Large scale evacuations have been carried out in Odisha beacuse of cyclone Hudhud. "Wind speeds expected to touch 200 km/hour post landfall. Wind speeds to touch 50 km/hour in Gopalpur, Odisha," predicts MeT department. ...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand, says Javadekar September 11, 2014

    Asserting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in the last hundred days, Minister of Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar said that growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand. Javadekar enumerated the numerous projects that have been rapidly cleared by his office in the last hundred days, emphasizing...
  • PM Modi promises to bring high speed bullet trains to India August 30, 2014

    One of the dreams that Narendra Modi has been showing to the nation is of bringing bullet trains to India. It's incredible because these trains move at a speed of close to 265 to 270 km per hour. But, it might not be very feasible in India where rail safety...
  • Watch: 2 boys miraculously saved in a high speed boat crash in US August 27, 2014

    Two boys miraculously survive a high speed boat crash in US. The boat was moving at a speed of 180 miles per hour when the two lost control and the boat flipped twice in the air and crashed. ...
  • Three youths killed in a road accident as truck rams motorcycle July 8, 2014

    Three youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck near Akbarabad area in Kanpur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, when the three youths were on their way back home and a speeding truck knocked them down, they said. The youths, identified...
  • Indian Railways conducts trial run of India's fastest train between Delhi and Agra July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to make travel between Delhi and Agra faster, the Indian Railways conducted a trial run of a semi highspeed train between the two destinations on Thursday. The train will run at a speed of 160 kmph on the DelhiAgra route. It is expected to reduce...
  • 3 persons killed as speeding truck collides with pickup van, 11 injured May 24, 2014

    Three persons were killed and seven others including four children were injured, when a speeding truck collided with the pickup van they were travelling in, police said on Saturday. Rakesh Verma, a resident of Bhognipur, was travelling to Bharathana with his relatives for the wedding rituals of his daughter. During an...
  • GDA to help in development of highspeed rail project in Ghaziabad May 2, 2014

    After Metro, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is all set to play an important role in the development of highspeed rail project between Delhi and Pallavpuram in Meerut. The authority is in the process of making a report on the project, and has expressed its willingness to make available land for...
  • 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' tops North American box office March 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: DreamWorks Animation's 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' has become a box office victory in its second week of release, while the highly expected car racing film 'Need For Speed' trailed in third. The 3-D animated 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' a comedy about a hyper-intelligent, time-traveling dog and his adopted boy,...
  • Llyod, Gray and Speed demand withdrawal of ICC revamp plan January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition to the revamp plan of the ICC piloted by India, Australia and England grew stronger on Sunday with former West Indies captain Clive Llyod and exICC top officials Malcolm Gray and Malcolm Speed joining hands in demanding withdrawal of the controversial proposal. The trio, along with former...
  • New York train was speeding before derailment: probe December 3, 2013

    New York: A New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday morning, killing four people, was traveling nearly three times faster than the speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed, officials said on Monday. The sevencar MetroNorth train's brakes were working properly but were applied just seconds...
  • Is your PC slow? 10 tips to speed up your computer October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Most of us often discover that our old PC has started lurching and has stopped performing the way it would work when it was young. Consequently, we either call up an engineer or start planning for a new machine. In both cases, we end up spending money which...
  • 'India's average Internet speed likely to jump to 1.8Mbps in a year' July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The average Internet speed in India is likely to jump by over 40 per cent to 1.8 Mbps in the next 12 months on the back of investments in highspeed fibre network and affordable data plans, cloud computing firm Akamai Technologies said in a report. In the first...
  • Spain train crash: Probe of deadly derailment focuses on train speed July 26, 2013

    Santiago de Compostela: By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled. The derailment sent pieces...
  • Giant leap in connectivity: Villages to get highspeed data cables June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs 20,000crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with highspeed data cables to take egovernance to the grassroots and facilitate eservices in fields ranging from education to entertainment...
  • Ambani bets on 4G broadband in India, but risks abound June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multibillion dollar bet on cheap highspeed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic Internet...
  • Pakistan accuses Indian aircraft of violating its airspace June 12, 2013

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of violation of its airspace but the Indian Air Force said it appeared to be a "technical violation" as its aircraft on a routine training sortie seemed to have flown close to the border. A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said in Islamabad that...
  • Parents look for prospective brides, grooms at China speeddating expo May 31, 2013

    The matchmaking business in China has always been big business like in India. But unlike India, parents are flocking to major exhibitions to find the matches for their children. ...
  • Delhi: Traffic police constable run over by speeding truck May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A 40yearold Delhi Traffic Police constable was killed by a speeding truck In Delhi on Tuesday morning, police said. The errant truck driver was arrested. Mahesh Anand, who was on his way to Delhi's Todapur traffic lines on his bike, was knocked down and crushed by the truck near...
  • Overdrive: The controversial SUV tax May 4, 2013

    Mahindra & Mahindra tries to redefine its product portfolio to beat the SUV classification. ...
  • Ahmed Jamal Pakistan's new fast bowling hope April 29, 2013

    Karachi: Littleknown bowler Ahmed Jamal has vowed to make a name for himself after winning a nationwide "King of Speed" competition launched by cricket chiefs to unearth a new Pakistani quick. Pakistan boast a proud history of pacemen including the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar and Jamal...
  • Overdrive: Bajaj Auto's Kawasaki Ninja 300 April 19, 2013

    Also on the show is a review of Bentley Motors' new Continental GT Speed Convertible. ...
  • Watch: Woman miraculously saved from a speeding train in Brazil April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In a miraculous escape, a woman was saved from a speeding train within a splitsecond in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The woman had allegedly leapt onto the tracks after her cellphone fell. The narrow escape was captured by a bystander on a camera phone. As the train entered the station...
  • The Last Word: Should the Indian govt have found a better way to inform Afzal Guru's family of execution? February 13, 2013

    Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts whether the government was right to rely on Speed Post, in this day and age of modern communication, or should it have chosen a more efficient method. ...