TRANSITION

  • BRT a safer mode of transit, reduces chances of fatal accidents 2 days ago

    Improving our public transport system is clearly the need of the hour. Urban transport experts point out that the bus rapid transit system or BRT can help save lives. Using a BRT as a mode of travel, could increase the chances of avoiding fatal accidents. ...
  • Delhi police recovers 1 kg stolen gold from Gaya July 30, 2014

    Delhi Police on Tuesday raided a village in Gaya district of Bihar and arrested a man who had stolen 1 kg gold from a jewellery shop in New Delhi. The gold was also recovered from the arrested person. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the raid by...
  • 1,000 km of new BRT would save 27,000 lives in India: World Bank June 24, 2014

    Washington: World Bank President Jim Young Kim has said India can save more than 27,000 lives and create over 128,000 jobs if it builds 1,000 kilometres of new bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes in the next 20 years. "If India built 1,000 kilometres of new, bus rapid transit lanes, over...
  • US shuts Afghan transit base in Kyrgyzstan June 3, 2014

    Bishkek: The United States on Tuesday shut its air force base in Kyrgyzstan that had been the main transit point for military personnel and cargo headed to Afghanistan for 12 years. Washington was forced to shut the Manas Transit Center north of Bishkek after Kyrgyzstan, an exSoviet country seeking closer ties...
  • US man files lawsuit seeking $2 undecillion over dog bite May 19, 2014

    New York: A man in the US has filed a lawsuit over a dog bite, demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever USD 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the handscribbled lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking the huge amount and, in turn, likely setting a...
  • Scary footage of a train flying off the track and climbing halfway up an escalator after it failed to stop at the end line March 27, 2014

    A Chicago Transit Authority train got derailed and climbed halfway up an escalator, after it failed to stop at the end of the line, flying off the tracks. 32 people were reportedly injured. The grainy video has a frightening moment when the commuters scramble to get out of the way...
  • Operations to start from Mumbai's T2 terminal on Feb 12 February 10, 2014

    Mumbai Airport on Monday said it is all geared up to commence international flight operations from the recently inaugurated T2 (Terminal 2) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport from Wednesday. The transition of all international flights from the existing terminal to the T2 will begin with the arrival of the Air...
  • Delhi Court grants 24hour custody of Narayan Sai to Gujarat Police December 5, 2013

    Selfstyled Godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai was on Wednesday allowed by a Delhi court to be taken into 24hour custody of Gujarat Police which secured his transit remand for producing him before a court in Surat in connection with a rape case. The court also gave transit remand of two others...
  • NIA given 13day remand of 2 SIMI activists involved in Patna blasts, Bodh Gaya attacks December 4, 2013

    A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning. After being brought to Patna from Raipur, two SIMI activistsUmer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshiwere produced in the court of Special...
  • 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...
  • Court grants 3 day transit remand of IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal, Osadulla Akhtar August 29, 2013

    A court at Motihari in Bihar on Thursday granted three days  transit remand of two top IM operatives who were arrested from Raxual on Indo-Nepal border this morning. Chief Judicial Magistrate S C Mishra granted three-day transit remand of the two IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Osadulla Akhtar alias...
  • Pak, China ink MoU for cooperation in energy, mass transit June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan and China on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in energy, mass transit, industrial cities and road projects. The MoU was signed by officials of Pakistan's Water and Power Ministry and China's Norinco International in the presence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A Chinese delegation headed...
  • Promoters will get 18 months to open branches: RBI June 4, 2013

    Mumbai: The central bank on Monday said the entities getting licences to open new banks will be given 18 months to open branches against 12 months prescribed earlier, and promoters would have to transfer their holdings to the nonoperative financial holding company (NOFHC) in a stipulated period. "It has been...
  • China: Party Congress finalises list of top officials November 11, 2012

    Beijing: On the fourth day of their brain storming congress to select the new set of Chinese leaders to replace the current lot, ruling Communist Party on Sunday finalised a list of candidates for the 365member Central Committee, an administrative and policy body, that would govern the country for next...
  • Superstorm Sandy: 4 days on, US struggles to recover November 2, 2012

    In the US, 88 people have died due to superstorm Sandy and nine states still remain badly hit. The Metropolitan Transit Authority says nine of 23 subway lines are still not running. Much of Manhattan remains in the dark. ...
  • Centre to support Metro rail projects in 19 cities September 13, 2012

    Kochi: Noting that an efficient transport system was 'critical' for orderly growth of cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the government has decided to support preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for Metro rail in all 19 cities with a population of over two million. Laying the foundation for...
  • Soon, buy a car that turns into a plane in seconds August 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Can't afford the luxury of a private jet? Don't worry, as a US aeronautical company has developed a flying car that transforms into a plane in just 20 seconds. Funded by the US Department of Defense, the 'Transition' is a fourwheel vehicle, licensed for the road, which transforms into a...
  • Smugglers using Mumbai as transit point for drugs August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: An international plot to smuggle amphetamine tablets with Mumbai as the conduit has come to light after agencies investigating the drug haul have unearthed chilling details. Based on the evidence phone call details and text messages recovered from the South African woman, who was caught with the...
  • News 360: Ajit Singh talks tough to striking Air India pilots June 6, 2012

    As the Air India pilots remain defiant, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh warns them saying the airline is planning to fire more pilots as well as hire new pilots. ...
  • Rare transit of Venus unfolds in the morning sky June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A rare celestial spectacle, transit of Venus, the last for this century, unfolded in the morning sky all across the country on Wednesday, enthralling the astro enthusiasts. Scientists and amateur astronomers alike celebrated the arrival of the Transit of Venus, peering up to the skies to watch a dark...
  • Skygazers witness transit of Venus across India June 6, 2012

    The event occurs in pairs every century. The next such event will take place only in 2117. ...
  • Eyes turn skyward as Venus travels across the sun June 6, 2012

    Honolulu: None of us will likely see Venus pass, like a moving beauty spot, across the face of the sun again. From the US to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the...
  • Watch live: Transit of Venus June 6, 2012

    This is your last chance to catch one of the rarest cosmic spectacles Venus slowly crossing the face of the sun. The transit of Venus will be visible from much of Earth Tuesday from the Western Hemisphere and Wednesday from the Eastern Hemisphere. This sight won't come again...
  • Venus transit: How, when and where to watch it June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It's your last chance to catch one of the rarest cosmic spectacles Venus slowly crossing the face of the sun. Weather permitting, the transit of Venus will be visible from much of Earth Tuesday from the Western Hemisphere and Wednesday from the Eastern Hemisphere. This sight...
  • Skywatchers prepare for rare Venus flyby June 5, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117. Transits of Venus happen in pairs eight years apart, with more than a century between cycles. During the pass,...
  • Century's last 'Transit of Venus' on June 6 June 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: If the Moon coming between the Earth and the Sun is lunar eclipse, shouldn't Venus coming between the Earth and the Sun be also a tiny eclipse? The difference is that Venus will block only about 0.1 per cent of the Sun's light from reaching Earth. And when viewed...
  • Don't rush at time of transition: Gilchrist April 2, 2012

    Mohali: Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist on Monday praised the youngsters of the Indian team, saying one needs to be patient while the side is going through transition. After lifting the World Cup a year ago, the Indian team sunk from one low to another in the past year, losing two...
  • Donald regains No.1 spot after Florida win March 19, 2012

    Florida: Englishman Luke Donald regained the number one ranking from Rory McIlroy when he won the Transitions Championship at Palm Harbor here on Sunday. Donald clinched the tournament after he won a suddendeath playoff with South Korean Bae Sangmoon and the American pair of Robert Garrigus and Jim Furyk. "Obviously it feels...
  • Inform Atwal tied 28th at Transitions C'ship March 18, 2012

    Palm Harbour, Florida: After making his first cut of the season, Arjun Atwal played his maiden bogeyfree round of 2012 as he carded a fourunder 67 on the third day of the Transitions Championships. Atwal's total is now fiveunder 208, which helped him move up to tied 28th up from 55th...
  • Atwal makes the cut at Transitions C'ship March 17, 2012

    Palm Harbor: Arjun Atwal finally broke through the series of missed cuts this season as he found four birdies and three bogeys during a second round oneunder 70 to make the cut at the Transitions Championship on Saturday. Atwal, the only Indian to have ever won on the PGA Tour, faced...