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Powerful Typhoon in Japan jeopardizes Formula One and Rugby World Cup

Overnight, Typhoon Hagibis was downgraded slightly from its “super typhoon” status, but was still forecast to be packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour) when it makes landfall late Saturday.
Surging waves hit against the breakwater while Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie.(AP)
Surging waves hit against the breakwater while Typhoon Hagibis approaches at a port in town of Kiho, Mie.(AP)
Published on Oct 11, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAgence France-Presse

Bullet train passengers may be charged for extra baggage

The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.
Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage. (Getty images)
Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage. (Getty images)
Updated on Jul 14, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Air quality picks up after a month

Air quality of the city over the last week was the best in at least a month, as per data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Following a spate of ‘very poor’ quality of air between May 10 and 13, the air quality improved to ‘moderate’ for four days, to ‘satisfactory’ for one day and again, ‘very poor’ for one day between May 14 and 19.
A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A view of Gurugram city, in India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. After entering the ‘very poor’ quality on May 13, rains and high velocity winds have brought city’s air into its most favorable spate in at least two months with moderate and good air quality days, and just one ‘poor’ day, since then(Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Alexander Zverev shocks Roger Federer to reach final of ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev leading the charge of the new generation against the old guard, is now just one win away from the biggest title of his career but Roger Federer must wait for a tilt at his 100th tournament victory.
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his semi final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(Action Images via Reuters)
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his semi final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Smart cameras to identify toll tax defaulters in Delhi

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to strengthen its ongoing radio frequency identification device (RFID) project by using high-definition cameras that can spot fleeing vehicles.
Traffic jam at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, August 07, 2013.(HT File Photo)
Traffic jam at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, August 07, 2013.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 03:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVibha Sharma, New Delhi

Favourable conditions for advance of southwest monsoon to south Maharashtra in 24 hrs

IMD has also issued a warning of wind speeds from 40-50 kilometres per hour (kmph) to 60 kmph likely along and off Konkan and Goa coasts from June 8 to June 12.
Heavy rain at Upper Indiranagar on Wednesday led to waterlogged roads, leaving residents wading knee-deep through water.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Heavy rain at Upper Indiranagar on Wednesday led to waterlogged roads, leaving residents wading knee-deep through water.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar, Pune

Pune-Mumbai expressway toll to continue till 2045, increase in rate every three years

MSRDC officials said that the bids for the project were opened last week and it was found that Afcons Infrastructure and Navyuga Engineering emerged as the lowest bidders for viaducts and tunnels respectively. The estimated cost of the project is 4,797.57 crore.
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A senior official of the MSRDC confirmed the development on Tuesday and said that the toll collection will continue till 2045 as the utility needs money to fund the proposed 13.3 kilometre bypass stretch of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway between Khopoli and Kusgaon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent
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