Toll would be done away with in phased manner: Maha PWD minister

Maharashtra PWD minister Chandrakant Patil on Friday reviewed the toll policy in the state and said it was difficult to scrap the tax immediately.

Maharashtra Government revises toll policy

Maharashtra Government Monday night revised its toll policy, under which road projects to be completed with budgetary provisions will not attract levy, a politically sensitive issue which has attracted a lot of attention ahead of the Assembly polls.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Bulgaria flash floods kill 11

Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 11 people including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 292

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy rose to 292 as divers recovered one more body late Sunday, the disaster response centre said Monday.

South Korean ferry tragedy toll rises to 288

The toll in the April 16 South Korean ferry tragedy Wednesday rose to 288 with one more body recovered from the sunken ship earlier in the day, the disaster response centre said.

Bangladesh ferry toll rises to 27, search continues for over 100

Dhaka: Rescuers retrieved more bodies today from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 27, as search continued for the second day for over 100 others on the overcrowded vessel that capsized during a storm.

"Twenty seven bodies have been retrieved so far while searches are underway for the missing ones," a shipping department official told reporters near the scene of the accident at suburban Munshiganj at the outskirts of the capital.

Afghan authorities seek new homes for landslide refugees

Afghan officials on Monday said they were seeking to build new homes for hundreds of families displaced by a landslide that entombed a village, killing at least 300 people.

14 killed as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh storm

The death toll in the ferry capsize in the Golachipa river in Bangladesh rose to 14 today with the recovery of five more bodies, police said.

South Korean divers struggle to open blocked ferry cabins

South Korean dive teams struggled today to gain access to blocked cabins of a submerged ferry that sank nearly three weeks ago, as the confirmed death toll from the disaster rose to 242.

Toll rises to 20 in Nigeria bomb blast

The death toll in Nigeria`s Nyanya bomb blast has increased to 20 after one of the victims died in hospital, the West African country`s ministry of health said Saturday. The number of injured according to the ministry is 85.

PM offers help to landslide-hit Afghanistan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday expressed shock at a devastating landslide in Afghanistan that claimed close to 2,000 lives and offered India`s assistance in relief and rehabilitation efforts.

South Korean ferry mishap toll rises to 226

The number of confirmed deaths from the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea has risen to 226 after five more bodies were recovered from the submerged ship Friday.

Cries of anguish as S Korea ferry toll reaches 130

For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification.

Traffic eases as Gurgaon-Delhi Expressway goes toll tax-free

Commuters experienced a traffic snarl free ride on Gurgaon to Delhi expressway after the Delhi High Court ordered to discontinue `entry toll tax` on the route.

Bombay HC asks Maha to spell out policy on charging toll on bad, incomplete roads

Hearing a bunch of PILs against toll being charged on incomplete and bad roads in various parts of the state, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit explaining its policy in this regard within two weeks.

Sivakasi cracker unit explosion: Toll goes up to five

With two more persons succumbing to their injuries in the hospital, the toll in the explosion at a cracker manufacturing unit near here has gone up to five even as three persons were arrested in the case, police said today.

MNS MLA moves HC against toll collection on Pune-Mumbai route

An MNS legislator has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court against the collection of toll on the old Mumbai-Pune highway (NH4) as well as the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

DND Flyway mgmt to give details of additional tax to DM

DND Flyway management will provide details of the additional tax collected during the period when the toll was hiked to District Magistrate by December 12.

Nigeria military base bombing death toll rises to

The death toll in a twin suicide bombing at a church in a major military base in Nigeria has risen to at least 30, a hospital official said Tuesday.