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  • Budget focuses on road network on borders with China, Pakistan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: NDA government has in its infrastructure development initiatives focused on connecting with all weather roads along borders with nearly 100 per cent increase in allocation for construction of roads along Sino-India and Indo-Pak boundaries. Keeping in mind the facilitation of troops along the 4,056-km Sino-India border stretching from 'Karakoram...
  • Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "Some National Highway projects under various phases of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) have been delayed mainly due to land acquisition, poor performance of contractors and...
  • Road mishap in Bengaluru, water tanker mows down 2 people 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Two people have been killed in Bengaluru when a water tanker ploughed through a group of pedestrians. The incident occurred when the brakes of the water tanker failed. Visuals showed the tanker speeding menacingly as the pedestrians were crossing the road at a zebra crossing, knocking down a man pushing...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' film set for Christmas release February 21, 2015

    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's big-screen dramatization of U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's mass surveillance revelations will be released on Dec. 25, distributor Open Road Films said on Friday. "Snowden" will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. and British surveillance and electronic...
  • Centre serves eviction notice to Congress to vacate its headquarter at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP-led central government on Thursday served an eviction notice to Indian National Congress to vacate its national headquarter in New Delhi. The Congress party has held the iconic 24, Akbar Road as its national headquarter for decades. As per a source within the party, a notice was served...
  • Election Commission to display Delhi assembly poll results on giant screen February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will display the trends and results of counting of votes of the Delhi Assembly election using a large screen outside its headquarters at Ashoka Road on Tuesday. The results and trends will also be available at http://www.eciresults.nic.in, an EC statement said. Scenario at...
  • Kolkata: Fire on the 5th floor of Himalaya House in Chowringhee February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A fire on Thursday broke out at the fifth floor of a multi-storey office building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in south Kolkata. Fire brigade and police officers said that ten fire tenders have already rushed to the spot to fight the blaze. There was no news of any person being trapped...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in IGL pipe line, traffic affected on Ring road January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A fire broke out on Friday morning at 9:30 am in an Indraprast Gas Limited pipeline supplying cooking gas located near Venkateshwara college in south Delhi area. At least three cars parked near the pipeline caught fire. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to stop the fire that...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Delhi Demands: Better roads, more parking January 14, 2015

    In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, a CNN-IBN initiative, 'Delhi Demand' focuses on the national capital and the promises by the political parties to the residents of Delhi. In this episode, Transport Analyst, SP Singh and Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), President Rohit Baluja answer all parking...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Crude bomb found in coach S8 of Jabalpur-Delhi Gondwana Express January 12, 2015

    Bhopal: A bomb was found in coach S8 of Gondwana Express train on Sunday that runs between Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi, officials said. After the train left Jabalpur around 3 PM, a passenger noticed an unclaimed bag and informed the train ticket examiner. The train was...
  • Farhan Akhtar plans a birthday lunch for father Javed Akhtar January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family. "We're calling all of my father's friends and colleagues for lunch at the farmhouse in Lonavala," said Farhan. The...
  • Nitin Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Char dham yatra routes January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Char dham yatra. The announcement was made by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking as Chief Guest at the national wrestling and kabaddi competition held...
  • Women's safety remains key issue for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 5, 2015

    After almost a year of President's rule, Delhi is gearing up for another round of elections. Unsafe roads, pollution, powerless homes, rising prices are some of the issues Delhiites want to be addressed by their leaders. But women's safety tops every list. Delhi Police statistics say that rape happens...
  • Car crash test mandatory, says government January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: For a country that loses one life every 4 minutes due to a road accident, there couldn't have been a better new year gift. The governmnet has made car crash tests mandatory for all new cars in India from October 2017. Road safety experts say this move will...
  • All new national highways to be made of concrete: Nitin Gadkari January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said all new road projects of the Centre will use concrete. "All the new roads which we will be constructing will be of concrete," Gadkari told reporters. Against the prevalent rate of Rs 350 per bag of cement, Gadkari said the Ministry had found a...
  • 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents in Kerala December 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Wednesday announced a new programme 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents by strictly implementing traffic rules in the wake of increase in the of number of human casualties in road mishaps. Giving details of the programme to be implemented from...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha December 21, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the big fat Indian weddings and the conversion row in Agra. He also takes a dig at the Mumbai roads. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes a dig at the Mumbai roads December 20, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the dugged roads of Mumbai and how it has made travelling a huge pain for residents. ...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road December 19, 2014

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • Pregnant woman slips and falls on broken footpath, turns Citizen Journalist December 19, 2014

    Having survived a fatal accident, Jayanti Bhattacharya, a mother-to-be, turned a Citizen Journalist to highlight the problem of broken pavements on Old Airport Road in Bengaluru....
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford December 14, 2014

    London: Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who had two spells as club chairman and is now life president, addressed fans...
  • World's longest train journey concludes in Madrid December 10, 2014

    Madrid: Madrid was the final destination on Tuesday for a train which has set the record for the longest train journey in history; 13,052 kms between the Chinese city of Yiwu and the Spanish capital. The train which arrived in Madrid at 11 am, departed from Yiwu on November 18 with...
  • Hyderabad: Sliding doors in buses to segregate men, women to stop harassment in public transport December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Harassment of women in public transport is a growing menace. The tragic rape and murder of the Delhi braveheart in a moving bus was an incident that shook the nation. In an effort to stop such incidents and to ensure safety of women, the city buses in Hyderabad...
  • Railway minister Suresh Prabhu calls for fast tracking pending projects November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu advised Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRC) authorities to resolve the hurdles and accelerate the progress of their pending projects. "All pending projects need to be expedited to prevent further escalation of project costs," Prabhu said after reviewing various project works in...
  • Will build 30 kms of road per day in two years time: Nitin Gadkari November 30, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the plans of his ministry and said 30 kms of road will be built every day in two years time. He added that project worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore are cleared and work would start at the earliest. ...
  • AITA announces qualifying events for Road to Wimbledon November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: AITA will conduct four qualifying events to select two boys and two girls from India for the prestigious Road to Wimbledon, England's national grass court tournament. Earlier this year the Wimbledon Foundation had joined hands with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to bring The Road to Wimbledon (RTW)...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Police arrest 6 men for harassing 5 women in Bengaluru's MG Road November 25, 2014

    Six men has been arrested for allegedly harassing a group of five women at MG road in Bengaluru. Three of them are from Tamil Nadu and other three are from Bengaluru itself. The men were caught on camera allegedly harassing the women on late Saturday night. ...