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  • Mumbai Roads Not Deadly-By Indian Standards 8 hours 28 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Greater Mumbai, with a population of nearly 18 million people, witnessed more than 23,500 road accidents in 2013, the most of any Indian city. Mumbai was followed by Chennai with 9,705 and Delhi with 7,566 accidents. But Mumbai's roads are not particularly deadly; the city had fewer fatal accidents...
  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link Yesterday

    Siliguri: Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said. The body of 16-year-old girl, who had gone to Bhutan to work as a maid, was found Saturday night in...
  • Driving test to be conducted on modern tracks in Punjab Yesterday

    Chandigarh: With an aim to improve traffic system in Punjab, the state government has decided that the tests for grant of driving licences will now be done on modern tracks especially laid for the purpose. "Now onwards, the driving tests by the authorities will be conducted on tracks," an official spokesman...
  • Delhi: 2 booked for stealing emblem from Spanish embassy Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Police registered a case against two unidentified youth for allegedly stealing the Spanish national emblem from outside the embassy's front door. An FIR was registered on the complaint of the officials from the Embassy of Spain. The case was registered under Sections 379/34 of the Indian Penal...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: We expect better infrastructure in Ranchi, say IIM students 4 days ago

    Ranchi: Ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, CNN-IBN spoke to some IIM students who voiced the need for a change and talked about the problems prevalent in Ranchi. An IIM Ranchi student lamented the lack of infrastructure in the Jharkhand capital. "When I came to Ranchi, the infrastructure was not like...
  • NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade, Centre expresses displeasure November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) is set to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. Ever since the news of the National Commission for Women's...
  • Will cut bus fares if government extends tax exemption to RTCs: Karnataka minister November 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said that his department would reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road transport corporations (RTCs) and provides travel subsidy to students. "We will reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road...
  • From failed bike stunts to beaming faces when a beer truck overturned: 10 absolutely weird road accidents that can only happen in India November 10, 2014

    India doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to road safety. The motorbike enthusiasts are forever keen on learning new tricks. From wheelies to stoppies, most motorcyclists in India take it upon themselves to pass on the heritage of bike stunts down to their friends and relatives.These Indians trying...
  • Xi Jinping calls for accelerated efforts to construct Silk Road Belt November 6, 2014

    Beijing: Buoyed by the successful launch of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in which India along with 20 other countries joined, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for accelerating efforts to construct Silk Road Economic Belt, saying that the two are complementary. "China will accelerate the construction of the Silk Road Economic...
  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • SC paves way to protect good samaritans, who help road accident victims, from legal hassles, harassment October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has paved the way for a strong guideline that will protect those who help road accident victims. There will be no more harassment by policemen and no pressure to disclose your personal information. No one came forward to help a little...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • Mumbai: Major fire at a military canteen, no reports of casualties October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A major fire broke out at a military canteen adjacent to Dockyard Road railway station in South Mumbai. However, no casualty has been reported. "We got a call around 11:30 pm that a fire has broken out in a closed military canteen adjacent to Dockyard Road station in south Mumbai,...
  • All road accidents not example of rash driving: Court October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a tractor driver in a road mishap case in which a scooter rider had died, saying "all accidents are not example of rash or negligent driving" and an adverse presumption cannot be raised against the driver of bigger vehicle. The court also held...
  • Hydrogen powered cars to hit UK roads soon: Experts October 22, 2014

    London: Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will soon challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars on UK roads, experts say. According to a Loughborough University researcher, Michael Whiteley, who is three years into a four year project on hydrogen fuel cell technology, the UK government is encouraging competition with...
  • PM Modi to review progress of infra sectors on November 5 October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors including roads, railways and power in the presence of senior officials of concerned ministries on November 5. "The Prime Minister has called a meeting to review the progress of various infrastructure projects being implemented under different ministries on...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • Neel Mukherjee loses Man Booker Prize to Richard Flanagan October 15, 2014

    London: India-born British author Neel Mukherjee lost out on the 2014 Booker Prize to Australian novelist Richard Flanagan, who won the prestigious literary prize for 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' that tells the story of prisoners of war on the Burma railway. The novel, Tasmania-born Flanagan's sixth, is set...
  • DTC buses cause 239 accidents in 5 years due to rash driving October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation buses have been involved in 239 accidents in the national capital in the past five years due to rash and negligent driving. A total of 44 accidents involving DTC buses were reported due to rash and negligent driving by DTC drivers during 2009-10, while 43 accidents...
  • Satyamev Jayate 3: Aamir Khan takes up the issue of road safety October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when road accidents have become a regular feature on Indian roads, the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayat' highlighted the importance of road safety in India. From overloading, to bad roads, to lack of road education- several factors which lead to accidents, were highlighted on the show...
  • Major road projects inaugurated in Mizoram October 9, 2014

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla launched the World Bank funded Mizoram State Roads - II Regional Transport Connectivity Project costing 107 million dollars. The road project was meant to provide better connectivity to the border trade centres in Myanmar and Bangladesh borders, an official statement said. The first roads...
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • Tamil Nadu: Road roko by NLC workers; residents stage human chain protest October 6, 2014

    Cuddalore: More than 2,000 contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation and their family members today staged a road roko in support of their various demands, including regularisation of services, at Mantharakuppam near Neyveli. As the indefinite strike by the contract workers entered the 34th day today, residents of 28 villages...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • From snow-capped Ladakh to Araku valley in the Eastern ghats: 10 travel destinations in India that are best experienced on a road trip September 29, 2014

    If you need a breath of fresh air, hit the road right away. The best way to see India is by burning rubber on the highway. For those who own a motorbike, a road trip to Ladakh invariably finds it way on top of the list. In case you haven't...
  • J&K: People block arterial roads for delay in dewatering of flooded areas September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: A number of people, mostly women, blocked many arterial roads in protest against alleged lack of concern of officials in dewatering the flooded areas in the city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Dozens of residents, mostly women, hailing from Maisuma and Koker Bazaar localities near Lal Chowk...
  • The Ponte de Linhares Bridge in Goa was the longest in the world when it was built! 11 famous road bridges in India that have brought us closer September 27, 2014

    India has a road network of over 4,689,842 kilometres, making it the second largest road network in the world. A mix of highways, narrow, and unpaved roads, India has 0.66 km of roads per square kilometre of land. With criss-cross flyovers now finding their way into most of the metropolitan...
  • Indian stands trial for killing compatriot over unpaid rent September 25, 2014

    Dubai: A 31-year-old Indian in the UAE have been accused of strangulating his compatriot for not paying rent collected by him to give to their landlord. The worker, identified only as KF allegedly attacked his compatriot and strangled him in October last year, a court was told on Wednesday. Prosecutors accused...
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik asks departments to implement Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana September 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide pucca roads to all villages in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked rural development, panchayati raj and works departments to work in coordination for the timely completion of projects under Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY). Patnaik had earlier announced MMSY to ensure that...
  • 11 killed in road mishap on Delhi-Mathura road September 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Eleven people were on Tuesday killed and as many injured when a speeding truck rammed into a stationary canter in the wee hours in Mathura district. The accident occurred on Delhi-Mathura road in Kosi Kalan area, about 100 km from the national capital. Eleven people died on the spot, police said....