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Medical experts seek 3-digit emergency care help line number
Ambulance services norms sought to be finalised More

Qantas charge against Emirates
Reports doing the round in the airline industry suggest that a war of words has broken out between the two major carriers Qantas and Emirates. Qantas chairperson has been quoted as saying that the state-pampered Emirates Air does not operate in ... More

Second-hand vessels selling high
An Indian shipping company, having a fleet of a few bulk carriers, is mulling the sale of one of the ships, a five-year-old Panamax vessel. The reason: The vessel is fetching a "very good" price, about $44 million, which is more than what had ... More

Keeping Vizag airport dry
The project envisages systematic channelling of the surplus waters of Meghadrigedda and Kondagedda streams, which flooded the airport. The two channels are designed to carry more than 70,000 cusecs. More

More India-China cargo services
According to a report in International Herald Tribune, global shipping lines are set to cash in on the burgeoning trade between India and China, which grew 50 per cent last year and is set to further increase by 65 per cent this year. The ... More

Kandla coping with wheat, fertiliser imports
The authorities at Kandla Port Trust are constantly monitoring the discharge, loading and evacuation of imported wheat and fertilisers as these two items have been given top priority by the Government, perhaps rightly so. Since October, there has ... More

Alliances cut capacity in slack season
Major shipping alliances are planning to cut capacity in the slack season from November to April. Thus, the members of the Grand Alliance in Trans-Pacific trade have decided to cut down capacity by about 3,000 TEUs per week. The downward ... More

Shipping sector needs simplified tax regime: Study
Apart from recommending a simpler tax regime for the Indian shipping sector, a recent KPMG study also calls for focus on the ship-building and ship-repair segment, maritime security, ports, hinterland connectivity and human resource development. More

Concor to slash tariffs in some exim segments
New rates would be in effect till March 31 More

Railways' heavy task
What course will the Dedicated Freight Corridor take? More

`Unauthorised, hazardous modes of transport'
There are no accurate statistics of unauthorised vehicles plying the nationalised routes in Rajasthan. A not-so-recent tally, however, pegs the numbers at nearly 4,000 video coaches, 800 mini-buses, and 5,000 Jeeps and Jongas. Put together, a ... More

KCCI march against bad roads
Concerned over the poor condition of roads on national highways 17 and 48 in Mangalore, the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has decided to hold a peaceful march along these roads on November 20. A release by Mr ... More

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