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  • SC paves way to protect good samaritans, who help road accident victims, from legal hassles, harassment 2 days ago

    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? 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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....
  • Delhi: Ajit Singh's supporters tries to enter his bungalow, 150 detained September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Around 150 people, including some former Rashtriya Lok Dal MPs have been detained forcibly outside Tughlak Road in the national capital as they tried to enter party chief Ajit Singh's bungalow on Tuesday. Singh's supporters including RLD leader Rakesh Tikait and other jat leaders were expected to hold a...
  • 'Xi's visit to India shows China's neighbourhood diplomacy' September 21, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India and three other countries highlighted China's sincerity and determination in advancing its neighbourhood diplomacy, official media said on Sunday. India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan which Xi visited are emerging countries struggling for prosperity, a commentary by staterun Xinhua news agency said....
  • File affidavit by September 20 on condition of Kochi roads: Kerala HC to PWD September 16, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Public Works Department to file an affidavit by September 20 detailing the action taken to repair roads in Kochi after interim orders were issued prior to court closing for the Onam vacation. The order in this regard was...
  • Road sector set for a turnaround in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a slew of steps, including making projects of Rs 50,000 crore ready for award, clearing Rs 1.5 lakh crore projects and setting a target to build 30 km of roads a day, for turning around the sector, Minister Nitin Gadkari...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7year jail for child death September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, government on Saturday proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • Power, water supply snapped at Ajit Singh's residence as he refused to vacate government residence September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for former union minister Ajit Singh, power and water supply has been snapped at his residence in the national capital on Saturday. The development took place after Singh refused to vacate the governmentallotted residence following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Singh is presently residing...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • Poonch: Army constructs makeshift bridges to restore road links September 9, 2014

    The floods have destroyed all road and rail links in Kashmir valley. The Indian Army deployed in the rescue operations have constructed makeshift bridges to restore road links in the areas of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • J&K: Damage to become clear after roads are fixed September 9, 2014

    Srinagar: With no telecom or road connectivity between the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley, the extend of damage due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir will be known only after the communication lines are restored. Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley are stranded at various...
  • Road, telecom network to be restored in J&K in 35 days: Centre September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Restoration of road and telecommunication network in the Kashmir Valley, ravaged by floods, will take three to five days. The Centre has directed free flow of transport via Manali and Leh to Srinagar, the only available surface network, a top central government official said on Monday. The Home Ministry is...