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  • 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...
  • J&K: 12-year-old girl crushed to death by an Army vehicle in Handwara November 14, 2014

    Handwara: A 12-year-old girl was crushed to death on Friday evening after an Army vehicle ran over her in Handwara. The residents of Handwara town in Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest after the incident. More details are awaited. ...
  • J&K: CRPF vehicle set on fire in Srinagar, 2 dead November 8, 2014

    Srinagar: A CRPF vehicle has been set on fire after it hit a bike in Srinagar. Two people have been killed in the accident. Protests broke out on the streets of Srinagar after the accident. Police resorted to aerial firing and teargas shelling to disperse off the mob. More details are awaited....
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • A wireless charging system for electric vehicles developed October 26, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on...
  • Delhi: Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In just 35 days, close to 60,000 women two-wheeler and pillion riders in the capital have been issued traffic tickets for not wearing helmets, data from the Delhi Police has reveals. Sustained efforts by the police and general awareness have slowly brought the numbers down. An amendment to the...
  • J&K: IED blast at Nadihal in Baramullah, two Army personnel injured October 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Two Army personnel have been injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on Thursday afternoon in the Nadihal area of Baramullah in north Kashmir when suspected terrorists targeted an army convoy. The blast targeted an Army anti-sabotage vehicle. Two injured army soldiers have been rushed to a nearby Army...
  • Many Ghaziabad routes to be closed for heavy vehicles during Diwali October 15, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Keeping in view the high rush in markets around Diwali festivities, many routes in Ghaziabad will remain closed for heavy vehicles from October 21 to 25. The traffic police has also come up with a route diversion plan for heavy vehicles during the four days, a senior official said....
  • Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed October 6, 2014

    Chennai: The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said on Monday. In a posting on its Facebook page, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: "Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a...
  • Drunken driving: Delhi court disqualifies man from driving for 6 months September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has disqualified a man from holding a driving licence for six months for drunken driving, but reduced his sentence till rising of court for being a first time offender. "I am disqualifying the convict from holding any driving licence to drive any vehicle of any...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed to trace terrorists in Uttar Pradesh September 25, 2014

    Bijnore: Clueless for a fortnight about the whereabouts of six suspected terrorists allegedly involved in blast here, UP Police on Thursday pressed into service Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to trace them. UAVs hovered over 12 villages in the Kotwali Dehat area here after reports that the terrorists could be hiding...