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10 percent of buses from their fleet in the last few weeks, which could mean that around 5,000 daily bus services were withdrawn.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
Pakistan had relesed Indian fishermen from Gujarat

Pakistan had relesed Indian fishermen from Gujarat

A batch of 144 Indian fishermen, most of them from Gujarat, who were released by Pakistan last Thursday, arrived here today before proceeding to Veraval town from where they will go to their hometowns in various districts. While most of the fishermen hailed from coastal and other districts of the state, some of them belonged to Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.... 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
Hinduism’s nine most holy days, Navratri festival

Hinduism’s nine most holy days, Navratri festival

This year it started September 21 and will end on September 29 Navratri–or the nine sacred days–mark the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar according to Hinduism. Celebrated with fervour and festivity all over India, and every Hindu community the world over, these nine days are dedicated solely to Maa Durga (goddess Durga) and her nine avatars. The prominent story... 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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe from Japan had agreed to act against terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe from Japan had agreed to act against terrorism

Strongly promoting the “zero tolerance” approach to terrorism, India and Japan had agreed to strengthen cooperation against terror groups like Al-Qaida and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have asked Islamabad to investigate the perpetrators of terrorist strikes, including those involved in Mumbai (2008) and Pathankot (2016) attacks, following a... Read More