Another bridge collapses in West Bengal days after Kolkata Majherhat flyover horror

Days after the Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata sent shock-waves across the state, a bridge over a canal collapsed in Siliguri’s Phansidewa on Friday. The incident happened early this morning. Like the Majerhat bridge, the middle portion of the bridge collapsed. A lorry was plying on it when it collapsed. The vehicle got stuck. The […]

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Transport strike in, Karnataka on Tuesday

KARNATAKA: Nationwide transport strike called by the All India Motor Transport Organisation against certain sections of Motor Vehicles Bills 2017 and due to which Commuters and office goers in Karnataka may face difficulties on Tuesday. Mobile app-based taxi aggregators Ola and Uber have also reportedly extended support to the strike call. This is the second all-India strike […]

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IIT Delhi devises drainage masterplan; aims to prevent waterlogging

New Delhi: Delhi’s monsoon woes can be solved and the Capital can actually be saved from drowning this season. IIT Delhi professor AK Gosain, who had submitted Delhi’s drainage master plan to the city government, claims that steps can be taken to prevent the city from going under water. Gosain, a professor at the Civil […]

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Railways to convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants

New Delhi: Railways may convert old coaches into rail-themed restaurants, as per a senior official. In a letter to the zones, Railway Board wrote that rail museums with substantial footfall have the potential to increase their revenue by opening such restaurants. Citing the example of Shaan-e-Bhopal, a multi-cuisine rail-themed restaurant, the board said such eateries […]

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Supreme Court asks UP govt; How can you save Taj Mahal without consulting ASI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the Uttar Pradesh government for framing the draft report of the vision document to conserve the Taj Mahal without consulting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The top court said it was “surprising” that ASI, responsible for the protection of the 17th-century white marble mausoleum, was not […]

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Piyush Goyal: Bullet trains delayed for 50 yrs, then came PM

New Delhi: Claiming Indian Railways was used for “political reasons” earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said, “The bullet train technology has arrived in India after a delay of 50 years because PM Narendra Modi has come now.” Speaking of Congress, he said, “They should be happy that the bullet train project which they […]

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Google to string trans-Atlantic cable from France to Virginia

Virginia Beach: Google says it will string a undersea cable from France to Virginia. The web giant said in a statement this week that the undersea cable will land stateside in Virginia Beach. It’s expected to become operational in 2020. Google said the project will better serve customers with an expanded network. Internet traffic across the […]

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Delhi to get 1,000 low-floor, eco-friendly electric buses

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved the engagement of 1,000 low-floor environment-friendly electric buses to reduce air pollution in the city. Bus depots will be constructed by the Transport Department at six locations for these 1,000 buses. The department has also been directed to explore the possibility of Hydrogen buses, as suggested by […]

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Delhi-bound flight delayed by 4 hrs due to hoax bomb threat

AHMEDABAD: A Vistara flight to Delhi from the Ahmedabad airport was delayed by around four hours today following a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax, a senior aviation official said. “An unidentified person had called Vistara’s call centre in Gurgaon in the morning today and claimed that the explosives have been planted on […]

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