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Petrol prices increase after election of five states are over

MUMBAI: After declining for nearly two months, petrol prices rose marginally on Thursday across three of the four metro cities in the country.BJP government at center had lowered the rates due to election in five states.

Macron to hold crisis meeting over 'yellow vest' protests

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions on Monday after a fourth weekend of the violent "gilets jaunes," or "yellow vest" nationwide protests that have challenged his grip on power.

After 43 days in Odisha prison, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra walks free

BHUBANESWAR: Forty three days after his arrest over allegedly insulting Odia sentiments and tradition in his tweets, Delhi-based defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on Thursday walked out of jail free after a court in Konark granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and an assurance that he won’t make any “distasteful remarks” in future.

Alstom India to double metro train plant capacity at Sri City in AP

CHENNAI: In a bid to meet Montreal Metro and Mumbai Metro orders for trains, Alstom India will be doubling its capacity at its plant in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, near here, said a top company official on Thursday.

Technical snag hits Delhi Metro

NEW DELHI: Services on Delhi Metro's Blue line were affected on Wednesday afternoon due to signalling faults, causing inconvenience to commuters.

Delhi's parking policy caught in government-governor tussle

NEW DELHI: The national capital's first parking policy, which will restrict free parking in residential and public spaces and will enforce strict fines and criminal proceedings against vehicle owners found in violation of its provisions, has been stuck for more than 10 months, apparently caught in a tussle between the city government and the Lt Governor.

Petrol prices lowest in FY 2018-19

NEW DELHI:  Petrol prices on Wednesday touched the lowest level in the ongoing financial year across the four metro cities -- Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

High security at key Delhi Metro stations following JeM terror attacks alert

NEW DELHI: Gear up for long queues at some Metro stations as the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has imposed multiple security checks, a practice usually adopted near Republic Day or Independence Day, following threats of terrorist attacks in the national capital.

More than 1,200 flights cancelled due to blizzard in United States

UNITED STATES: Commuters in Chicago and across the Midwest will face a blizzard packing more than a foot of snow and whiteout conditions as they head back to work on Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Kolkata a great city, hasn't lost its culture, says its barefoot chronicler

KOLKATA:  Kolkata still remains a "great city" that hasn't lost its heart of culture and among whose people there is "some kind of discipline", says P. Thankappan Nair, its 86-year-old barefoot chronicler who has left the eastern metropolis after a 63-year-long association with the city. His legacy will be the 62 books he penned on the city and the 2,000 he purchased over the years and which he has donated to the Town Hall library.

Life after a Metro: Less traffic, but more CO2

MUMBAI: The city’s first Metro line has decreased traffic congestion and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along the congested Ghatkopar-Andheri road corridor, but the electricity generation for the operation is releasing three times the carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been prevented from being released because of lower road traffic.

High alert in Delhi, cops look for 2 suspected Jaish terrorists

NEW DELHI: Two days after a grenade attack in Amritsar killed three people and injured 20 others, police on Tuesday sounded an alert in Delhi and released photographs of two alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives who could try to carry out a terror attack in the city.

ITO Skywalk impressive but it is not a substitute for ground access

NEW DELHI: For a city notorious for its shabby walking spaces, Delhi’s most eye-catching pedestrian infrastructure recently opened at ITO was expected to be an instant hit among those on the go.

India International Trade fair kicks off at Pragati Maidan, mixed response on Day one

NEW DELHI:  The 38th edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF) kicked off for the general public on Sunday. Though the space allotted to the fair at Pragati Maidan has been reduced to 22 % of its size due to the ongoing redevelopment work, the fair managed to attract more than 30,000 visitors on the first day. The fair was open only for business visitors for the first four days.

Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway in Haryana

GURUGRAM:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana.

Delhi on high alert after intel flags Jaish threat on WhatsApp

NEW DELHI: The national Capital has been put on the high alert after intelligence agencies were made aware of a message on a WhatsApp group, believed to be run by Jaish-e-Mohammed, which said that the militant outfit plans to strike sensitive locations in Delhi to avenge the killing of its commander in Jammu and Kashmir last month.

Mumbai’s Metro-3 to get new technology for tunnelling work

MUMBAI: To overcome the restrictions caused by the city’s narrow roads and congested spaces, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will adopt new technology for its tunnelling work for Metro-3 starting this January. The MMRC will use the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) to widen the tunnels underground, so as to create additional space for stations.

MJ Akbar is a ‘thorough gentleman’: Witness tells court in MeToo case

NEW DELHI: Joyeeta Basu, the editor of Sunday Guardian, said on Monday journalist Priya Ramani posted all her tweets “intentionally with a purpose to harm” former Union minister MJ Akbar’s “reputation and goodwill”.

Paytm registers 600% growth in UPI transactions in 6 months

NEW DELHI: Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Paytm on Friday said it witnessed 600 per cent growth in the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in the last six months.

50% of India's population will be urban by 2050: Minister

HYDERABAD: With India being among the top five countries in terms of green buildings, the country should aim to make its 4,500 cities and towns environmentally friendly to enable it to grow in a sustainable manner, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

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