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Ten central trade unions to go on strike tomorrow; Govt expects minimal impact

Sep 01, 2015

Ten central trade unions to go on strike tomorrow; Govt expects minimal impact

Essential services like banking and public transport may be impacted on Wednesday with ten central trade unions going ahead with their one-day nationwide strike, even as the government appealed to them for calling off the agitation, which BJP-backed BMS and NFITU decided to boycott. #India #Strike #BJP #NewsTracker #Public transport #BMS #Central Trade Unions #NFITU #Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya
Mumbai black and yellow taxis go off roads again demanding ban on Uber, Ola

Sep 01, 2015

Mumbai black and yellow taxis go off roads again demanding ban on Uber, Ola

Commuters in Mumbai may have a hard time getting around the city on Tuesday as several thousand taxis are expected to be off roads in a protest, not long after a similar agitation. #NewsTracker #Mumbai #taxis #taxi strike #mumbai public transport #Swabhiman Taxi-Rickshaw Union #A L Quadros
Not just a fine: SC panel says cops should ensure jail term for drunk drivers

Aug 21, 2015

Not just a fine: SC panel says cops should ensure jail term for drunk drivers

A Supreme Court-appointed panel has directed that the police should press for imprisonment even for the first offence of drunk driving, the Indian Express reported. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Drunk driving #Road Transport and Safety Bill #K S Radhakrishnan #road transport bill
BEST buses running into losses of over Rs 2 cr every day, finds RTI

Aug 03, 2015

BEST buses running into losses of over Rs 2 cr every day, finds RTI

BEST, which runs the bus fleet in Mumbai, is facing a revenue gap of Rs 2.26 crore everyday despite over 28 lakh Mumbaikars using the services on a daily basis. #NewsTracker #BEST #RTI #MCGM #mumbai public transport
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 #Business #India #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
Video worth watching: How a difference of 8kmph can save your life

Jul 21, 2015

Video worth watching: How a difference of 8kmph can save your life

This slow-mo/rewound footage of a crash between a Yamaha R1 and a Honda sedan gives you a lot to think about #Road safety #TAC #video worth watching #transport accident commission #tac victoria #tac australia
Keeping China in mind, PM Modi seeks to expand India's footprint during Central Asia visit

Jul 04, 2015

Keeping China in mind, PM Modi seeks to expand India's footprint during Central Asia visit

Central Asian countries are resource rich countries and there is a huge potential for furthering Indias ties with the region in pursuit of energy security in oil and gas. #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #InMyOpinion #BRICs #Ministry of External Affairs #Kazakhstan #Uzbekistan #Central Asia #Nazarbayev University #North-South Transport Corridor
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
CAG raps Delhi govt for discrepancies worth Rs 905 cr; not obtaining fund proof

Jul 01, 2015

CAG raps Delhi govt for discrepancies worth Rs 905 cr; not obtaining fund proof

Government auditor CAG on Tuesday pointed out discrepancies in implementation of social welfare schemes including mid-day meal (MDM) and pulled up the Delhi government for its failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates from various institutions. #India #CAG #Delhi #NewsTracker #Mid-day Meal Scheme #Delhi government #PSU #Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation