Driving

  • Google offers unlimited storage for businesses at $10 per month 27-06-2014 12:59 PM

    Bangalore: Google is offering unlimited storage, advanced audit reporting and new security controls for businesses through its new Drive service at $10 per month, the company said Thursday. "As businesses want more control, security and visibility to check how files are shared, our new version of 'Drive for Work' offers...
  • Modi regime's 1 month: Some tough decisions, many challenges remain 26-06-2014 01:08 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed its first month in office on Thursday. In the past month the government has been praised for measures like forming an SIT on black money but it has also been in the line of fire for a steep hike in railway fair announced ahead...
  • Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B 23-06-2014 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: Following concerns expressed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has advised media organisations that appropriate warnings should accompany any depiction of rash and negligent driving. The advisory comes days after senior BJP leader and Cabinet minister Gopinath Munde lost his life...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government 23-06-2014 09:02 PM

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • MHA goes for cleanliness drive; junks nearly 1.5 lakh files 23-06-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: On the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry is on a cleanliness drive and, in less than a month, has destroyed nearly 1.5 lakh files that had gathered dust for years. While going through the steel almirahs of North Block, officials also found some...
  • Countrywide tree plantation drive: Uma Bharti 16-06-2014 07:37 PM

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced a nationwide tree plantation drive would be organised to mark the first anniversary of Kedarnath deluge during the flash floods which had hit Uttarakhand last year. She told reporters that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur,...
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied 16-06-2014 03:45 PM

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed...
  • Mumbai: Two fall prey to deadly tidal waves at Marine Drive 15-06-2014 05:25 PM

    Mumbai: Two boys were swept away by huge tidal waves that lashed Mumbai's Marine Drive beach on Sunday afternoon. Of the two boys who fell prey to the big tidal waves, one was rescued while the other drowned. Despite a high alert warning issued by the Municipal Corporation of Greater...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan 07-06-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a...
  • Self-driving cars may hit roads in 2018 04-06-2014 06:50 PM

    Paris: Cars that drive themselves could be on the roads four years from now, provided red tape does not get in the way, Carlos Ghosn, head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, said on Tuesday. Silicon valley companies have long pioneered "autonomous vehicles", and Google tested one in Nevada in 2012. German...
  • The three biggest barriers facing driverless cars 01-06-2014 10:03 AM

    Google is pushing hard to bring cars driven by computers - not people - to market. To do so, the Silicon Valley giant persuaded states including California to pass laws explicitly legalising the still-emerging technology. After all, a basic premise of driving is that a person controls the vehicle. Though...
  • How Google managed to get driverless cars legalised 30-05-2014 05:00 PM

    Mountain View: About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal. And yet this week, Google...
  • Google shows off driverless car prototype with no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal 28-05-2014 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: Google is famously working on fully autonomous cars and it is showing off, bit by bit, what its future driverless cars would look like and work. The Internet giant, that is now exploring many other businesses as well, has unveiled an early prototype that gives a glimplse into...
  • Narendra Modi launches membership drive on his website 24-05-2014 03:46 PM

    Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has launched a membership drive on his official website asking people, in particular the youth, to connect with him on his Facebook and Google plus accounts. "The people of India can take this nation to greater heights and make it the leading nation of the...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 12-05-2014 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth -...
  • Tihar inmate gets Rs 35,000 per month job offer, 65 others placed 08-05-2014 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: As many as 66 Tihar inmates, who are on the verge of completing their sentences, were on Wednesday hired by private companies during a recruitment drive at the jail premises. Vedanta group and IDEIM India pvt ltd offered the highest number of placements while Taj Mahal group offered...
  • US teen posts video 'Me driving like an idiot' on YouTube showing him crashing into multiple cars, arrested 07-05-2014 04:13 PM

    A US teen has been arrested after posting a video of himself titled 'Me driving like an idiot' on YouTube that showed him crashing into multiple cars. Eighteen-year-old Robert Kelley from Florida was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries after posting the video...
  • Google's driverless cars can now comfortably navigate expressways 30-04-2014 10:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology. Despite the progress over the past year, the...
  • Google's self-driving cars: 5 things to know 29-04-2014 10:59 AM

    Los Angeles: The director of Google's self-driving car project wrote in a blog post that development of the technology has entered a new stage: trying to master driving on city streets. Many times more complex than freeways, which the cars can now reliably navigate, city streets represent a huge challenge....
  • Paris junks restrictions on odd-even numbered cars: Can India successfully implement it? 21-03-2014 08:00 PM

    As an idea, it was sound. But a day after Paris started allowing odd and even-numbered cars on its streets on alternate days on March 17, city authorities decided not to continue with it for the moment. The question is, can India implement such a system on its city streets?...
  • Leef's Bridge 3.0: An Android-compatible USB 3.0 flash drive 17-03-2014 11:04 AM

    New York: People using Android devices know it's not easy to move files from their phone or tablet to a PC. Now, a special USB drive will make the task simpler. At present, you need an Internet connection throughout to move files from Android to PC, a task that involves...
  • Noida administration to conduct special drive for voters 08-03-2014 08:52 AM

    The district administration will carry out a special drive on Sunday for voters to check their names in the electoral rolls in order to exercise their franchise. District Magistrate A V Rajamouli on Friday appealed to the public to check their names in voters' list during the drive. "One should...
  • Pregnant mother drives her minivan packed with three children into the ocean, sister says she was 'talking of demons' 07-03-2014 10:50 AM

    A pregnant mother is accused of driving herself and her children into the ocean, saved only in the nick of time by eyewitnesses and life guards in a chilling murder-suicide attempt. The woman's sister told the police that she was talking of demons just before driving off with the minivan,...
  • Drunk father forces 8-year-old son to drive home from pub 17-02-2014 01:13 PM

    A 38-year-old heavily drunk father in Poland forced his eight-year-old son to drive him home from a pub, causing an accident in which both were injured. Mikolaj Tomaszewski faces five years jail after his son, Juliusz, crashed into another vehicle in Gielniow, Poland, when they were on their way home....
  • Vasundhara Raje's anti-crime drive on, 677 arrested in last 48 hrs! 14-02-2014 09:38 AM

    Rajasthan police has arrested 677 people in last 48 hours as part of its special drive against petty crimes in different parts of the state, government officials said on Thursday. Among those apprehended, 75 people were arrested for crimes against women, 169 for smuggling and sale of liquor, 342 for...
  • AAP membership crosses 1 crore, gets 98.5 lakh members in three weeks 27-01-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) whose government in Delhi is completing one month on Tuesday claimed that its membership has crossed one crore. Addressing the media, AAP leader Gopal Rai said that the party had got 1 crore and 5 lakh members so far. "We have reached 98.46...
  • FNG road project: Noida Authority carries out demolition drive 25-01-2014 12:40 PM

    To speed up work on the much-awaited Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) Expressway, Noida Authority on Friday carried out a demolition drive and cleared encroachments from over 6000 square-metres of land. The demolition drive of the land, estimated to cost over Rs 24 crore, was carried out by a team led by project...
  • Android to Nest: Google's forays beyond the search box 15-01-2014 10:58 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc announced plans to acquire smart thermostat maker Nest Labs Inc for $3.2 billion, signalling the Internet company's intention to expand into a broader array of devices and bringing valuable hardware design expertise in-house. The Internet giant has in recent years ventured further afield from its roots...
  • Phenomenal growth of AAP makes Narendra Modi tense in Gujarat 14-01-2014 06:35 PM

    Ahmedabad: The impressive showing by the AAP in the Delhi assembly elections has had a ripple effect in Gujarat as well. A huge spurt in AAP membership, which has crossed the one lakh mark, has caused a worry for the BJP too. Sources say its PM candidate Narendra Modi has...