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In photos: Why wheelchair users in Delhi find it difficult to use buses, even low-floor ones 16.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Travelling by bus is a frustrating experience for people on wheelchairs because of the lack of allied infrastructure as well as insensitivity of the bus staff.
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What Happens When You Can’t Catch a Ride to the Polls? 15.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski) Voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis on September 20, 2018, for Friday's opening of early voting in Minnesota. mobility_icon.png Getting a ride with Uber or Lyft doesn’t spring immediately to mind as an example of democracy in action, but on Election Day, the companies plan to offer discounted rides and free trips to voters facing transportation challenges in partnership with groups like #VoteTogether and DemocracyWorks (Uber) and the National Federation of the Blind, Voto Latino, and the National Urban League (Lyft). There’s more to this than good corporate citizenship, as the firms anticipate profiting from their discounted fares and from broadening their rider base, though they also are working with voting-rights groups to raise awareness of voter-registration tools and other election information. Forward-thinking transit systems in some cities and smaller locales also offer free rides on Election Day. But most people fend for themselves. Many voters do not have ...
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Remembering Dr Kalam on his 87th birth anniversary: The missile man and his last words before death 15.10.2018 Zee News : India National
Kalam died on 27 July 2015 at IIM Shillong while delivering a lecture to students.
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IIM Shillong To Screen APJ Abdul Kalam's Biopic On His Birth Anniversary 14.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
IIM-Shillong will host the screening of a National Geographic film on former president APJ Abdul Kalam tomorrow, on the occasion of his 87th birth anniversary, officials said on Sunday.
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‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ star Chow Yun-fat to donate his fortune to charity 13.10.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The 63-year-old Hong Kong cinema star says he wants to live out the rest of his life ‘in a simple and carefree manner’.
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New Jersey Transit in crisis, needs strategic plan - audit 10.10.2018 Reuters: World News
An audit of New Jersey Transit released on Tuesday found that operations at the state's passenger rail system were "inefficient" and "unsustainable," and recommended that the state urgently implement strategic planning, recruit more personnel and invest in ...
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China Launches New Remote Sensing Satellites 9.10.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Two remote sensing satellites that will be used for electromagnetic environment surveys were successfully launched on Tuesday from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
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Stakeholders seek solution to burgeoning traffic congestion in Shillong 8.10.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Recently, IIM Shillong’s Centre for Development of Northeastern Region (CeDNER) organized a brainstorming session on the “Burgeoning traffic congestion in Shillong” at IIM Shillong campus. The session was attended by key stakeholders including principals and representatives from colleges and educational institutions, retired officials, concerned citizens, representatives amongst commercial vehicle drivers, media fraternity, and the police department of Meghalaya among others.

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Sonam Kapoor Signs Off From Twitter With This Message 6.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Sonam Kapoor did not give details as to why she is taking a break from
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500 New Buses For Differently-Abled Likely To Hit Delhi Roads In 6 Months 6.10.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Delhi government Friday issued 'letters of acceptance' to vendors for procurement of 500 standard-floor CNG buses equipped with hydraulic lifts for the differently-abled, a senior official said.
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South Africa train collision injures 320 people 5.10.2018 Reuters: World News
About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling from South Africa's business hub Johannesburg to the capital Pretoria crashed into the back of a stationary train, Metrorail authorities said on Friday.
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KYMCO launches Ionex commercial 4.10.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Oct 4 (NewsVoir): Building on a successful launch of Ionex for consumers in early 2018, KYMCO unveiled Ionex Commercial, another step forward in KYMCO's mission to transform modern
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Boost to Metro Rail connectivity in Bhopal 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved implementation of Bhopal Metro Rail Project comprising two corridors of total length 27.87 Km (i) Karond Circle to AIIMS (14.99 Km) and (ii) Bhadbhada Square to RatnagiriTiraha (12.88 Km) which will connect major public nodes and city cluster areas of Bhopal.
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Boost to Metro Rail connectivity in Indore 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of  Indore Metro Rail Project comprising Ring Line of length 31.55 Km from Bengali Square - Vijay Nagar - Bhawarsala - Airport - Patasia - Bengali Square which will connect major public nodes and city cluster areas of Indore.
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Cabinet approves Metro projects in Bhopal and Indore 3.10.2018 Zee News : States
Both metro projects would be completed in four years.
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Prime Minister conferred Champions of Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership 3.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, was today conferred the Champions of the Earth Award for Policy Leadership by UN Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres at a ceremony at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, here today.
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Mazda aims for all of its vehicles to be electric hybrid, EVs by 2030 2.10.2018 Reuters: Money News
Mazda Motor Corp said on Tuesday that all of the vehicles it produces by 2030 will incorporate electrification, while 5 percent of its cars will be all-battery electric vehicles (EVs). The Japanese automaker joins a growing number of global automakers who are planning to reduce emissions by producing more gasoline-hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids and battery EVs. "By 2030, Mazda expects that internal combustion engines combined with some form of electrification will ...
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Petroleum Minister launches SATAT initiative to promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an alternative, green transport fuel 1.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today launched an innovative initiative here, with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) from potential entrepreneurs to set up Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and make available CBG in the market for use in automotive fuels.
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Senior Citizens To Travel Free In Delhi Buses On October 1 29.9.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will provide free travelling facility to the elderly in its buses on the occasion of Senior Citizens Day on October 1, a spokesperson of the public transporter...
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Petroleum Minister to launch SATAT initiative to promote Compressed Bio-Gas as an alternative, green transport fuel 28.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will kick off an innovative initiative in New Delhi on 1st October, 2018, with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs ,i.e.
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