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2 days ago
Massive protest by AAP in Delhi, CPI-M extends support

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday took out a massive protest amid its standoff with the Lt Governor and IAS officers, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal completed a week of his sit-in at LG office. Waving national and party flags and shouting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's autocratic behaviour, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, along with Communist P...

3 days ago
Bengaluru to get potholes fixed through e-complaint

Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked people to report about potholes in Bengaluru via Whatsapp message, call or e-complain on the civic body's website to get them repaired at the earliest. Report a pothole, get it fixed immediately, tweeted Parameshwara, who is in-charge of Bengaluru Development as additional post along wi...

10 days ago
Monsoon hits Mumbai with a bang; flights, trains, road traffic hit

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) The monsoon officially arrived here on Saturday and hit the city and other parts of Maharashtra with full fury, disrupting flights, the suburban train system and road traffic, besides claiming two lives, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains with thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next 48 hours, with isolated extr...

10 days ago
Rains bring respite but disrupt airport operations

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Black clouds covered the Delhi skies, plunging the city and its suburbs into darkness around 5.30 p.m. - almost two hours before the light usually fades - as moderate to heavy rains hit the capital on Saturday bringing some respite from weeks of sweltering heat. Severe dust storm and strong winds also brought in some inconvenience as 27 incoming flights were dive...

11 days ago
Heavy rains lash Lucknow, brings down mercury

Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) People in Uttar Pradesh got some respite from the heat and humidity after skies opened up over the state capital and neighbouring areas on Friday. As heavy rains lashed the city for more than two hours, youngsters took to streets and drenched themselves in the first rains of the season. The Regional Met office said these were pre-monsoonal showers and the w...

15 days ago
Pre-monsoon rains lash Mumbai again, flights hit

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) For the second time in two days, heavy pre-monsoon rains, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Mumbai on Monday night, hitting flight operations and disrupting local trains, officials said. Rains poured over south Mumbai, eastern and western suburbs and in many areas of adjoining Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri and Palghar districts. Waterlogging was report...

21 days ago
Bravehearts in the line of fire: The forgotten story of India's firefighters

Five minutes. This thin, precious, slice of time is all the window one gets to escape a fire accident. For a firefighter, the countdown that begins with the distress call turns into agonising moments of helplessness as his fire truck navigates traffic snarls and narrow roads to reach the accident spot. Once there, his humble uniform and gear are no match for the fury of the flames - ther...

1 month ago
Dust storm kills 2, hits air traffic, Metro service

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 18 others injured as a severe dust storm hit Delhi on Sunday evening, while air traffic and Metro service too was disrupted due to strong winds and accompanying rain, officials said. Power supply was affected in many areas in Delhi and Gurugram in Haryana. In Sarita Vihar area in southeast Delhi, a tin sheet blown off ...

1 month ago
Dust storm lashes Delhi and NCR, air traffic and Metro hit

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A powerful dust storm accompanied by rains on Sunday evening brought down the temperature in the national capital and adjoining areas, seriously disrupting air traffic and Metro services, officials said. As the storm blew at a highest speed of 70 km per hour, the mercury crashed from 39 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. to 25 degrees half hour later, the India Meteorolog...

1 month ago
Dust storm lashes Delhi and NCR, traffic hit

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A powerful dust storm accompanied by rains on Sunday evening brought down the temperature in the national capital and adjoining areas, seriously disrupting air traffic and Metro services, officials said. As the storm blew at a highest speed of 70 kmph, mercury fell from 39 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. to 25 degrees half hour later, the Indian Meteorological Departme...

2 months ago
French train strikes enter 6th day

Paris, April 13 (IANS) The nationwide railway strike in France entered its sixth consecutive day on Friday despite President Emmanuel Macron vowing to not back down on labour reforms that provoked the industrial action. Macron has pledged to make the country's state rail company SNCF more competitive by, among other things, simplifying the hiring and firing process, an initiative unions ...

2 months ago
Millions affected as France rail strike enters second day

Paris, April 4 (IANS) Millions of commuters faced inconvenience on Wednesday as France entered the second day of a railway strike against government-proposed reforms. The state-run railway SNCF said that rail traffic will remain disrupted on Wednesday, although the number of high-speed TGV trains will go up from one in eight to one in seven, Efe news reported. The rest of the sch...

2 months ago
Widespread protests rock Agra

Agra, April 2 (IANS) Hundreds of Dalits took to the streets here on Monday against the dilution of the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, putting scores of domestic as well as foreign tourists to inconvenience. The protesters blocked traffic on the national highway to Delhi, witnesses and police officials said. Miscreants pelted stones and tried torching a hotel belonging to a local...

3 months ago
Rain lashes Bengaluru, hits normal life

Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Bengaluru was lashed by rain on Friday, leading to traffic snarls and flooding of low-lying areas in the state capital, a weather official said. The city received an average rainfall of 30mm as of 8.30 p.m., the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS here. The 40-minute downpour exposed the city's infrastructure woes, flooding several ...

3 months ago
Diversion trials on Gurugram-Delhi expressway to continue

Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) The traffic diversions put in place on the Gurugram-Delhi expressway at the erstwhile Sirhol toll by traffic police on Sunday will continue for a few more days, an official said on Tuesday. Police have also requested commercial and non-commercial vehicles to use only commercial and non-commercial lanes, respectively. The trials will go on for a few more da...

3 months ago
Schools closed, traffic chaos as Rome witnesses heavy snowfall

Rome, Feb 26 (IANS) Rome has been covered in several centimetres of snow since early Monday morning after an icy blast from Siberia triggered heavy snowfall, leading to traffic chaos and the closure of schools. The freezing Siberian wind, called Buran, reached Italy on Sunday and caused heavy snowfall in the north and generated an intense cold wave with temperatures hitting 20 degrees Ce...

4 months ago
Karnataka legislator's son surrenders in assault case

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator N.A. Haris' son and expelled state Youth Congress leader Mohammed Nalapad surrendered a day after he was booked on Sunday in an assault case, police said on Monday. Nalapad surrendered to us at the Cubbon Park police station where a case was booked against him for allegedly assaulting and severely injuring a youth in a cab on Saturda...

4 months ago
Man escapes from burning car on Yamuna Expressway

Noida, Feb 10 (IANS) A man escaped from his burning car early on Saturday after it caught fire on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The Indigo car was coming from Noida and was headed to Agra when it suddenly burst into flames near Naujheel in Mathura district. The driver, Yashpal, broke the window pane to escape the inferno he was trapped in. The vehicle was c...

4 months ago
10 Bengaluru youth detained for 'pakoda' protest against Modi

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) As many as 10 youths were detained by police here on Sunday for holding protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling 'pakodas' to condemn his recent remark that 'pakoda' selling was also employment. Donning graduation caps and robes, the youths were selling the fritters on the roads, just few metres away from the Palace Grounds, where Modi was addressi...

4 months ago
10 Bengaluru youth detained for 'pakoda' protest against Modi

Bengaluru, Feb 4 (IANS) As many as 10 youths were detained by police here on Sunday for holding protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling 'pakodas' to condemn his recent remark that 'pakoda' selling was also employment. Donning graduation caps and robes, the youths were selling the fritters on the roads, just few metres away from the Palace Grounds, where Modi was addressi...

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