Pre-monsoon activity has gained strength

Pre-monsoon activity has gained strength

Kathmandu, March 11 Pre-monsoon activity picked up in some parts of the country, mainly the hilly region and Kathmandu valley, bringing moderate rainfall today. Some areas across the country received showers which the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) said was normal before the monsoon season which begins in June. Meteorologist Raju Pradhananga said, “This is a regular phenomenon and we will... Read More
The minimum fares for Taxi have gone up, Karnataka government notified

The minimum fares for Taxi have gone up, Karnataka government notified

Commuters will have to shell out a minimum fare of Rs 44 on small cabs and Rs 80 on luxurious taxis for the first four kilometers, Karnataka government notified on Wednesday. Until now aggregator taxis plying in the city were free to charge however low they wanted to, but the fixing of a minimum fare by the state government could... Read More
Tamil Nadu government quietly trims bus fleet by 10 percent to cut costs

Tamil Nadu government quietly trims bus fleet by 10 percent to cut costs

Public transport corporations across the state have quietly removed over 10 percent of buses from their fleet in the last few weeks, which could mean that around 5,000 daily bus services were withdrawn. It is learnt from reliable inside sources that the move was to control the spiraling maintenance costs of buses since around a whopping 60 percent of public... Read More
Increased number of road accidents with wild animals

Increased number of road accidents with wild animals

Hours before sunrise on a cool February night this year, a four-year-old male leopard waited behind a bush along the National Highway 8 that cuts through the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra. As vehicles zipped passed along the high-speed motorway, it waited for a break in traffic to make it to the other side. But traffic never ceases on the... Read More
100 thousand Indians booked ticket for Mars

100 thousand Indians booked ticket for Mars

Around 138,899 people from India are Mars-bound. They have ‘booked’ a flight to the Red Planet via Nasa’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission slated for launch on May 5, 2018. Nasa states that those who submitted their names were provided online ‘boarding passes’ for the mission. The names are being etched on a silicon... Read More
Now, Tatkal tickets avaliable to buy online in 50 seconds

Now, Tatkal tickets avaliable to buy online in 50 seconds

The new app Rail Connect was launched on January 7. Tatkal in Hindi stands for immediate. If you can do an operation just in 50 seconds, it would qualify for immediate, wouldn’t it? That’s how fast you can book a Tatkal railway ticket if you have the Rail Connect app on your phone, the Paytm eWallet and high-speed Internet. The... Read More
All SIM cards not linked to Aadhaar will be deactivated after February 2018

All SIM cards not linked to Aadhaar will be deactivated after February 2018

The government is moving ahead with mobile SIM cards and all unlinked phones will be deactivated after February 2018. Aadhaar* mobile linkage is being done as per the orders of Supreme Court passed in February this year in Lokniti foundation case. All SIM cards have to be verified with Aadhaar so criminals, fraudsters and terrorists cannot use the issued SIMs. They... Read More