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Canada wildfire rages near oil sand facilities, extending shutdowns | Reuters

May 18, 2016

Canada wildfire rages near oil sand facilities, extending shutdowns | Reuters

CALGARY, Alberta A massive wildfire raged near Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday and threatened major oil sands production facilities, forcing the evacuation of thousands of workers and prolonging a shutdown that cut Canadian oil output by 1 million barrels a day. The fire jumped a critical firebreak late Monday where plants and trees had been removed to stop its spread, moving north of Fort McMurray into oil sand camp areas #Economy #United Kingdom #transportation #article #graphics
Indonesia to strip license from Bali ferry company after five drown | Reuters

Mar 06, 2016

Indonesia to strip license from Bali ferry company after five drown | Reuters

JAKARTA Indonesia's transportation ministry will revoke the operating license of a ferry company whose vessel sunk in the Bali Strait on Friday, killing five of the 81 people on board including a mother and her infant child. Indonesia relies heavily on ferry services to connect the main islands in the archipelago, the world's largest. But accidents are common, largely due to years of under-investment in infrastructure and a tendency to overload ferries #United States #Business #science #Argentina #transportation #article
Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital | Reuters

Aug 01, 2015

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital | Reuters

NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express". Kenya's game parks and abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the globe but the government has said that must not stop the east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife #India #Business #Europe #United Kingdom #Kenya #Entertainment #transportation
Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run | Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new waterway, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will help expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, will be formally inaugurated on Aug #United States #Egypt #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #transportation #opinion
Divers search for missing after Philippine ferry sinks, 38 dead | Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

Divers search for missing after Philippine ferry sinks, 38 dead | Reuters

MANILA Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier, killing 38 people, the coast guard said. #Economy #India #science #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #transportation
Delhi Metro gets its first driver-less train from Korea

Jun 04, 2015

Delhi Metro gets its first driver-less train from Korea

Delhi Metro on Thursday received its first driver-less train, equipped with several advanced features, from a Korea-based manufacturer, which will ply on sections of Phase-III of the network, set to be operational by next year end. #India #NewsTracker #Delhi Metro #transportation #DMRC #Unattended Train Operation
 #AAPkaManifesto makes debut on Twitter: Read it all here

Jan 31, 2015

#AAPkaManifesto makes debut on Twitter: Read it all here

The Aam Aadmi Party has released a 70-point manifesto ahead of the Delhi polls on 7 February. #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #transportation #city #AAP #AAPManifesto #70 point
Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road

Dec 19, 2014

Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber against the California Public Utilities Commission. #United States #Japan #Arabic #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #transportation #opinion
Nitin Gadkari calls for change in policy to raise use of bio-diesel

Nov 06, 2014

Nitin Gadkari calls for change in policy to raise use of bio-diesel

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday called for a change in policy to promote domestic use of bio-diesel in a context where bulk of the fuel produced in the country is being exported. #India #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #transportation #Bio diesel