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10 percent of buses from their fleet in the last few weeks, which could mean that around 5,000 daily bus services were withdrawn.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
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
The Indian Navy vessel Tarini is set to sail with an all women crew

The Indian Navy vessel Tarini is set to sail with an all women crew

The Indian Navy vessel (INVS) Tarini is set to sail with an all women crew on September 10. The defence forces offer a wide range of challenges; when not fighting battles in serving the country, the personnel is never left idle. In the case of six women Indian Navy officers, it meant getting ready to set a record for circumnavigating... Read More
To the Sarankot Nepal Stories 

To the Sarankot

1 July I woke up in the morning, not sure which hour. And parents told me that we are going to Sarankot. My mom was telling me that we are going immidetiely. So I had not much time. I took shower and got ready. We went taking with us small bag for raining coats and some food. We started walking,... Read More
Kolkata India Interesting places 

Kolkata

It is a big city, megacity. Also called Calcutta (the official name until 2001). It is the capital city of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River (Ganges), it is the cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port. Kolkata is third most populous metropolitan area in India.  By my experience... Read More