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  • Police arrest man with 1.75 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore 3 days ago

    A man has been arrested in Bhopal with 1.75 kilograms of brown sugar worth about Rs two crore, police said. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch sleuths intercepted a person near a bike showroom on Berasia road under Gautam Nagar police station area on Monday. While checking his bag, 1.75 kg of...
  • Bihar sets 2019 as target to free the state from open defecation July 17, 2014

    The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a road map was being prepared to make the state free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 2013-14, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state,...
  • 23 injured as bus falls into 50-feet gorge July 14, 2014

    Twenty-three persons were injured, three of them seriously, when a state-owned bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Almora district in the wee hours. The mishap occurred at 4.15 am when the bus going from Delhi to Gairsain in Chamoli district fell into a 50 ft deep gorge,...
  • Two killed by lightning as rains lash eastern UP July 13, 2014

    Two persons were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since July 12. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y...
  • Doctor couple killed in a road accident in Gaya July 12, 2014

    A doctor couple was killed, while their son and daughter-in-law got seriously injured when the car they were traveling in, collided head-on with a truck in Gaya district on Saturday. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the incident happened near Sahdev Khap village under Magadh University police...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000 crore....
  • Government to clear highways sector from maze of clearances: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday unveiled steps including Rs 38,000 crore investment for fast-tracking highways to augment the nation's arterial network. "The sector had taken shape from 1998-2004 under NDA-I. The sector again needs huge amount of investment along with de-bottlenecking from maze of clearances," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Woman killed, four others injured as jeep overturns July 9, 2014

    A woman was killed and four others injured as a jeep carrying them overturned on Areraj-Motihari road in Motihari district on Wednesday, police said. The mishap took place as the jeep with half a dozen occupants overturned after ramming to a railing of a culvert due to negligence of the driver,...
  • Two children killed, two others injured when truck collides with motorcycle July 9, 2014

    Two children were killed and two others injured when a truck collided with a motorcycle in Bharthana area of Etawah district, police said on Wednesday. Shanu (6) and his sister Airaan (2) were killed when the motorcycle on which they were riding was hit by the truck on Bharthana-Usrahar road last...
  • Three youths killed in a road accident as truck rams motorcycle July 8, 2014

    Three youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck near Akbarabad area in Kanpur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, when the three youths were on their way back home and a speeding truck knocked them down, they said. The youths, identified...
  • Bike-jeep collision: Two persons killed in road accident in Ghazipur July 8, 2014

    Two persons, including a Provincial Armed Constabulary jawan, were killed when the motorcycle they were travelling in collided with a jeep in Kasimabad area in Ghazipur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place near Baburi village on Monday, they said, adding that the deceased have been identified as PAC Jawan...
  • Smuggler with 12 kg heroin held in Punjab July 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: A smuggler with 12 kg of heroin worth Rs.60 crore in the international market was arrested in Punjab, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road late on Saturday. The police also recovered two Chinese made pistols and ammunition from the smuggler. "The heroin consignment was...
  • Delhi's GB Road sex workers to finally get new address July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: This surely is an instance of better late than never - in this case, all of 48 years. The infamous "GB Road" address on the voter identity cards of Delhi's sex workers had stripped away their dignity and made them a subject of humiliation and ignominy. This will...
  • Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire; no casualties reported July 4, 2014

    Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in the city in separate incidents, police said. No one was reported hurt in the two mishaps, they said. The blaze erupted at the pharmacy shop near a temple on Nasiya road in the wee hours today, Superintendent of Police (Fire),...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • Senior UP Government officer killed in road accident July 2, 2014

    A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck here this morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck, killing Khurja (Bulandshahr)...
  • Government officer, driver killed as jeep rams into a truck July 2, 2014

    A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in Fatehpur on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck, killing...
  • Six persons killed, two others seriously injured after car collides with truck July 1, 2014

    Six persons, including two children, were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided head-on with a truck in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Semalia Ghata when the victims were on their way to Ajmer from Banswara, police said. A man, three women and two...
  • 'Check your nerves on my curves': 14 oddly clever road signs from Leh that make road trips unforgettable July 2, 2014

    Some find them witty, and many think they are weird. But there is no denying the fact that road signs and hoardings that dot Leh-Pangong route put across the right driving message in an impressive way. While majority of the signs indicate an area where one should apply lower speed...
  • Two killed as car collides with truck June 30, 2014

    Two persons were killed and another injured when their car collided with a truck near Sindhawli village on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway in the district, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday when the victims were returning to Delhi from Haridwar. The deceased have been identified as 35-year-old Deep...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • STF jawan killed, 23 personnel injured after bus rams into van June 29, 2014

    An STF jawan was killed and 23 other personnel were injured when their bus rammed into a stationary van in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district. The accident took place near Raiput village on NH-63 when the Special Task Force (STF) personnel were heading towards south Bastar for an anti-Naxal operation late Saturday night,...
  • Biker killed in accident, mob sets ablaze offending truck June 28, 2014

    A furniture showroom owner was killed when his motorbike was hit by a lorry on Railway Road in Dadri area in Greater Noida, following which an irate mob torched the offending vehicle, police said on Saturday. The incident took place last evening when furniture showroom owner Yogesh Sharma was riding a...
  • Three killed in road collision between two-wheeler and bus June 28, 2014

    Three persons were killed when their two-wheeler was hit by a speeding bus on Indore-Dhar road, police said on Saturday. The accident took place late Friday night when a Dhar bound bus hit the riders killing all of them on the spot, a sub-inspector (SI) from Chandan Nagar police station said....
  • Seven killed after jeep collides with truck June 27, 2014

    Seven persons were killed and as many injured when a jeep in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck on Friday, police said. The incident occurred near Kita phanta area when the victims, all labourers, were returning home to Shergarh town, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ashok Meena said. The...
  • Two bikers crushed to death by bus in Jaipur June 26, 2014

    Two motorcyclists on Thursday were crushed to death by a roadways bus near Ghatgate in Jaipur, police said. The deceased were identified as Hansraj (35) and Sunny S Kumar (18). Hansran and Kumar, who work as driver and conductor of a mini bus respectively, took their week-off and were returning home on...
  • Two killed after car collides with tractor trolley June 25, 2014

    Two persons were killed when their car collided with a tractor trolley on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway in the district, police said on Wednesday. The two Delhi residents identified as Rajender Singh Chouhan and Kishanlal were going to Uttarkashi from the national capital when the mishap occurred on Tuesday. ...
  • Two killed, four injured as jeep rams into truck June 24, 2014

    Two persons were killed and four others injured when a jeep rammed into a stationary truck in Nizamabad area in Azamgarh, police said. Syed (55) and Mehfooz (37) were killed when the jeep in which they were travelling rammed into the truck near Nikamuddinpur village on Monday evening, SHO Nizamabad said. The...
  • Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B June 23, 2014

    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 following...
  • Delhi tops list for fatal road accidents June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi tops the list among cities in the country in terms of fatal road accidents with five people - four of whom are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders -- losing their lives every day, a report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed on Monday. The report pointed...