Bicycles

  • Saffron bicycles trigger discussion in Gujarat assembly July 3, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Distribution of saffron coloured bicycles to backward caste girl students by the Gujarat government was criticised by the Congress as "political propaganda", while the ruling BJP called it a "safety measure" for better reflection at night. Instead of the standard black colour, the BJP-led Gujarat government distributed orange (saffron) coloured...
  • Bicycle: A new metaphor of freedom for Afghan women June 27, 2014

    Trundling down dun-coloured mountain slopes, they ignore hard stares and vulgarities from passing men, revelling in an activity that seemed unthinkable for previous generations of Afghan women -- riding a bicycle. The sight of a woman on a bicycle may not be unusual in most parts of the world, but it...
  • Now, Ghaziabad policemen to patrol on bicycles January 30, 2014

    Don't be surprised if you see Ghaziabad police personnel patrolling on bicycles. "In the next ten days, cops will begin patrolling the area on bicycles," Ghaziabad SSP Dharmendra Singh said, noting that it would strengthen the beat constable system, and make cops with "fat tummy" fit. "The bicycles will be fit...
  • One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: Police December 29, 2013

    Jalpaiguri (WB): One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Amit P Javalgi said one person Chandan Roy has been arrested in connection with the blast from Moynaguri area of...
  • Copenhagen Wheel: A new device that transforms a bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle December 19, 2013

    Cambridge: A US startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel and is packed with a proprietary computer, batteries and...
  • Asif Ali croons for Malayalam film 'Bicycle Thieves' November 29, 2013

    Taking a cue from his contemporaries like Dulqar Salman and Prithiviraj who are into playback singing, Asif Ali has also crooned 'Aayiram Kannumayi' song for his upcoming film 'Bicycle Thieves'. The actor, who is known for his films like 'Honey Bee' and 'Salt and Pepper', has just sung four lines...
  • Meerut: shocking case of vigilant mob justice July 28, 2013

    Meerut: 2 youths were beaten up by local residents in Meerut after they were thwarted from stealing bicycles. Reports say that one of the youth fired at the crowd which confronted them. They were beaten up by the crowds after the firing. The police arrived at spot during the incident...
  • 70-year old man injured in country bomb attack by nephews June 19, 2013

    Tuticorin: A 70-year old was injured when a country bomb was hurled at him allegedly by six persons, including four of his nephews, over a property dispute at Sathankulam in this district on Tuesday, police said. Victim Chellappa was owning 15 acres of land. His sister's son Ponpandi...
  • A battery-powered bicycle that can fly June 13, 2013

    Prague: Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight. Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 95...
  • Three Delhi Police officials thrashed in two incidents April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Three Delhi Police personnel, including a constable and two head constables, were beaten up by two drunk men and five men dressed as advocates in two separate incidents in New Delhi, police said on Friday. In the first incident, a 58-year-old head constable was thrashed by five unidentified...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police releases sketches of bicycle used in twin blasts March 11, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh police has released sketches of a bicycle used in the twin bomb blasts in Dilsukhnagar in February which killed 17 and had injured more than 100 people. Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao released the sketches of a damaged bicycle on Sunday night. Since the rear portion...
  • Bicycle prices set to go up by 4-5 pc, say manufacturers February 28, 2013

    Chandigarh: Disappointed at not getting incentives like relief on excise duty front in Budget, bicycle manufacturers here today said they have no option but to raise prices by 4-5 per cent within next fortnight due to spiralling input cost. Bicycle manufacturers had delayed the price hike as they were expecting...
  • Moti Nandi's Bicycle Kick to be made into a film December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Legendery sports journalist Moti Nandi's novel 'Bicycle Kick', based on famous football star Shyam Thapa's exploits, will be turned into a film soon. 'Bicycle Kick' will be the third sports film based on Nandi's writings after 'Striker' and 'Koni'. Koni had bagged a national award. Young filmmaker Debashis Sen Sharma...
  • Pune blasts: Callous cops mishandle key evidence August 3, 2012

    Pune: The four blasts that hit a kilometre-long stretch in Pune may have been of low intensity but have managed to shake up the administration and citizenry. However, even as investigators from various security agencies have started probing what has been confirmed as a planned and coordinated act, photographs indicate...
  • Centre eyes Bihar CM Nitish's free bicycle scheme May 21, 2012

    Rampur: The daily trip to high school was expensive, long and eventually, too much for Indian teenager Nahid Farzana, who decided she was going to drop out. Then, the state government gave her a bicycle. Two years later, she is about to graduate from high school and wants to be a...
  • Auto Expo: Firefox launches Rs 4.25 lakh bicycle January 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Bicycle-maker Firefox Bikes launched one of the costliest cycles in the country, priced at Rs 4.25 lakh. The cycle - TREK ELITE 9.9 SSL - which is a full carbon frame bike, weighs only 10 kg. "Elite 9.9 SSL, a boon for hi-end bikers,...
  • Mumbai cops chase hit-and-run driver on bicycles July 28, 2011

    Mumbai: A driver in a white sedan being chased by two cops on bicycles. Half-an-hour into the chase, the two cops on the cycles catch the accused in the car and good overcomes evil. While this would make for the perfect end of a high-adrenaline action movie, this was an...
  • Buddhadeb distributes bicycles to girl students February 22, 2011

    Kolkata: Is the beleaguered West Bengal Chief Minister looking to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for inspiration? As the CPIM faces the prospect of losing office this elections, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee seems to have taken a cue from his Bihari counterpart by distributing bicycles to girl students. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya said, "I hope...
  • IT capital takes to Cycling Holidays January 18, 2011

    Bangalore: Happy days are here again as a group of young bicycle enthusiasts are silently and slowly reviving the love for bicycles in the IT capital of the country and turning the simple pleasure of bicycling into an attractive and healthy holiday alternative. "The Art of Bicycle Trips" (ABT), a...
  • MP: father forced to carry child's body on cycle January 11, 2011

    Bhopal: A man was forced to carry the body of his 16 year old daughter on his bicycle for 14 kilometres, for an autopsy in Madhya Pradesh. Bakshu Singh's daughter committed suicide by consuming poison at her house in village Dudhmania. The Police refused to allow Bakshu Singh to perform the...
  • Want to keep the weight off? Get on your bike June 29, 2010

    Washington:Just five minutes of riding a bicycle each day can help a younger woman keep the pounds off, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a study offering one potentially easy way to help Americans slim down. The heaviest women benefited the most, the team at the Harvard School of Public Health...
  • Cycling to success, Bihar girl inspires film June 10, 2010

    Patna: She pedalled 10 km to and fro school every day from her village home and went on to stand second in the Bihar Class 10 board exam. Khushboo Kumari says she could never have done it without the cycle she got under a government scheme. "I simply pedalled five km...
  • Gizmos with wheels: best deals on best bicycles October 3, 2009

    This edition of Tech Toyz will inspire you to get off your car and hop on to a bicycle. India’s first ever cycling marathon or cyclothon will be held on October 11 between Bangalore and Mysore. Know how to register for the event. Also on the show where to get...
  • Armstrong rules out victory in comeback race January 13, 2009

    Sydney: Lance Armstrong has dismissed talk of a fairytale comeback to professional cycling at the Tour Down Under in Australia. The seven-time Tour de France winner insisted he had no real hope of winning the week-long race in South Australia and his only real ambition was to be competitive. "I...
  • Bihar govt cycles its way into religious controversy June 25, 2008

    Patna: For a few little girls in Patna, all the excitement about riding to school on their own bicycles has been washed away. Three months back, the Bihar government had launched the much-hyped Mukhamantri Cycle Yojna. Under the scheme girls studying till Class 9 in government schools were to be...
  • Some alternatives when the fuel price is on fire May 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Fuel prices have been on fire of late, which means most motorists will have to spend a lot more. However, CNN-IBN brings to you a few alternatives to save on fuel and your pockets. ...
  • Blast witness claims to have seen bomber May 16, 2008

    Jaipur: Rajasthan police have got fresh leads into the serial bomb blasts that shook Jaipur on Tuesday. A red Maruti Esteem car with a Delhi registration number has been seized from the railway station. The car had been lying unclaimed at the station since May 4. Meanwhile, one of the injured eyewitnesses...
  • Gift of a bike ups literacy levels in Maharashtra village April 4, 2008

    Shirur, Maharashtra: In the fight for literacy, sometimes small and unlikely things can become tools of empowerment. For Armene Modi, it was the bicycle and she is responsible for more than 450 girls getting educated all because she cared to give them a ride. For people like 17-year-old Anita, the cycle...
  • 7-yr-old boy stripped, tortured for stealing bicycle February 2, 2008

    Kolkata: A seven-year-old boy was allegedly stripped and severely beaten up by people for stealing a bicycle in Behrampore in West Bengal Saturday. The boy, Kailash Raut, was tied to a tree and tortured for more than 40 minutes until the police rushed to the spot and rescued him, said Dilip...