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  • Delhi Police launches online FIR for vehicle thefts 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday began its ambitious project of registering online FIRs in motor vehicle theft cases through its website and a dedicated app with the first day seeing lodging of five such cases. The test run for online registration of motor vehicle theft app started on Thursday midnight...
  • Delhi government to monitor emission levels for diesel-run vehicles 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government has decided to conduct random inspection of diesel-run vehicles older than 10 years and 5 years, to monitor the actual status of their emission levels. According to the plan, the government will examine emissions of 100 vehicles each in the two age categories. The move comes...
  • Delhi: NGT order on ban of over 10 years old diesel vehicles stayed for 2 weeks 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Heeding to the plea of the Delhi government, the National Green Tribunal on Monday stayed for two weeks its order to impound diesel vehicles, heavy or light, plying in the capital for more than 10 years. "There shall be no impounding of vehicles for two weeks. We make it...
  • Chhattisgarh: Third Naxal attack in 48 hours, BSF soldier killed in gunbattle in Kanker district April 13, 2015

    Raipur: In the third Naxal attack in the last 48 hours, one Border Security Force soldier was killed in a gunbattle with the rebels in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on Monday. A group of Naxals opened indiscriminate firing on security personnel who were carrying out patrolling in the proximity of Chhote...
  • NGT ban on diesel vehicles will lead to price rise: CAIT April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Supply of goods, including essential commodities, could be impacted leading to price escalation in the National Capital due to implementation of NGT's ban on plying of diesel vehicles that are more than ten years old, traders body CAIT said on Saturday. "The NGT order,...
  • 100 vehicles impounded in Delhi after NGT ban on old diesel cars April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday impounded around 100 vehicles in compliance with the National Green Tribunal's order putting a ban on plying of diesel-run vehicles of more than 10 years old in the national capital. "Ninety-six vehicles were impounded in compliance with NGT order till 4 pm today. Full scale...
  • National Green Tribunal bans diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Delhi April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday held that all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old will not be permitted to ply in Delhi. Noting that diesel is prime source of air pollution in Delhi, the Tribunal...
  • National Green Tribunal halts ongoing construction in Noida April 7, 2015

    In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday halted ongoing construction in some areas of Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The Tribunal also directed crackdown on old diesel vehicles over 10 years old. ...
  • Driverless car completes first-ever 5,500km coast-to-coast trip in the US April 6, 2015

    New York: In a first, a driverless car has completed a nine-day road trip across the US, covering nearly 5,500 kilometres in its journey through 15 states. According to the British-based auto-firm Delphi, the feat marks the first and longest US coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle. The trip...
  • Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-year-old vehicles April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhi government has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma...
  • Indian government revokes ban on private vehicles over 15 years old March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: This should ring in as good news for people who own or collect old cars and motorcycles. The Government of India has announced that there will be no ban on private vehicles that are older than 15 years. However, it proposes to reduce the time gap in between fitness...
  • Electric vehicles may take 2-5 per cent of the Indian market in few years March 16, 2015

    Miami: Eco-friendly electric vehicles are a new concept but have the potential to occupy about 2 to 5 per cent of the Indian market in the next few years, a top official at auto major Mahindra has said, underlining the need for significant incentives to make them commercially viable. "We remain...
  • Rajya Sabha to sit beyond 7 PM from Monday March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha will sit for late hours in last week of the first half of the budget session from Monday to clear the pending legislative and other businesses. The Business Advisory Committee of the House that met on Thursday decided that the House will sit beyond 7 pm from...
  • Parliament nod to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday cleared a bill to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws in Delhi, months after Delhi High Court had put a ban on them. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to amend the 1988 Act was passed by Rajya...
  • Passenger vehicle sales would be seen up 6-8 per cent in fiscal 2016 March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Faster growth and improved consumer sentiment should boost sales of passenger cars and utility vehicles in India by 6 to 8 per cent in the year starting in April, the country's auto industry body said on Tuesday. The improved sales outlook for utility vehicles, cars, buses and trucks comes...
  • Delhi government to organise e-rickshaw camps again March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government will organise a 4-day special camp for registration of e-rickshaws from Tuesday, giving a final opportunity to the drivers of such vehicles. The government had also organised special camps in February for issuing licenses to drivers of e-rickshaw and registering e-rickshaws. "The 4-day special camps will be organised...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...
  • Driverless cars hit Britain's public roads for the first time February 12, 2015

    London: Driverless cars are hitting Britain's public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that's billed as safer and more efficient. Britain unveiled four prototype self-drive cars on Wednesday, launching the country's first public trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new...
  • How drones could play a key role in food supply January 26, 2015

    Washington: Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of...
  • Armored 'Beast' in city for Barack Obama's Republic Day ride January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The stunning features of the US Presidential vehicle makes it clear why the Secret Service wants to unleash the 'Beast' during President Barack Obama's Republic Day outing in Delhi. If Obama does indeed follow the protocol and arrives with President Pranab Mukherjee at Rajpath, he will possibly be the...
  • Bengaluru: More traffic violations than number of vehicles on its roads January 16, 2015

    Bengaluru's traffic woes has hit a new low with more traffic violations in the city than the number of vehicles on its roads. Data from the last one year shows the bitter reality of recklessness on the road. Police say the number of traffic violation cases far exceed the number...
  • IAF unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan; no casualties reported January 9, 2015

    Barmer: Indian Air Force unmanned air vehicle on Friday crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan. The UAV took off from Barmer's Uttarlai air force station. No causalities have been reported as of now. This is second such incident in last one year. Earlier in November 2014 a Heron...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Delhi rape: Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on cabs, says need to fix the system December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari's remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5. Gadkari said, "Train main hua to...
  • GSAT-16 rescheduled for launch on Saturday December 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched early on Saturday from Kourou in French Guiana after it was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO said on Friday. "Launch is rescheduled on early morning of Dec 06, at 02:09 hrs (IST) from French Guiana," Indian Space...
  • Over 29 lakh vehicles set to go off Delhi roads following NGT verdict November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 29 lakh vehicles will go off the national capital's roads following a National Green Tribunal order putting a ban on plying of vehicles older than 15 years, the Delhi government has said. Dismayed at the increasing level of air pollution in Delhi, the NGT had on November...
  • Delhiites give mixed response to ban on 15-year-old vehicles November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) states that Delhi is the world's most polluted city. A city where average pollution level is eight times higher than the average. The National Green Tribunal Authority (NGTA) has banned all vehicles aged above 15 years from plying on the roads in the national...
  • Delhi government puts ban on purchase of new vehicles for officials November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of an austerity measure, the Delhi government has imposed a ban on purchase of new vehicles for all officials, including those of civic bodies in the city, until the old ones complete their required life cycles. As per the new move, officials are also not supposed to...