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  • Delhi: Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets 3 days ago

    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...
  • Bangalore traffic police allegedly assault office-goers for not wearing helmet October 14, 2014

    Bangalore: On Saturday morning, a person who had gone to drop his sister to office was allegedly caught by the Indira Nagar traffic police in Bangalore for not wearing helmet. The boy was asked to pay the penalty. But by then his sister is believed to have seen two people...
  • Bombay HC rules in favour of Vodafone, says no taxable income liable October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, maintaining that it was not eligible to pay 3,200 crore in tax over the transfer of shares from an Indian subsidiary of the company to the parent company. The HC ruled that there is no taxable income arising out...
  • Eyes on Kim Jong Un as North Korea gets ready for 69th anniversary of ruling party October 9, 2014

    Tokyo: As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim's absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media...
  • Pranab Mukherjee clears imposition of President's Rule in Maharashtra: sources September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Two days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday cleared the imposition of the President's Rule in the poll-bound state. The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and recommended President Rule for Maharashtra. Chavan resigned from his chief minister's post...
  • Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Maharashtra after CM Chavan quits September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A special meeting of the Union Cabinet to discuss the political situation of Maharashtra on Saturday recommended President Rule for Maharashtra. The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, just a day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned from his post following...
  • Maharashtra Governor considering President's Rule after Congress-NCP split, say sources September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor CV Rao is exploring the option of imposition of President's rule in the state after NCP withdrew its support to the Congress government, sources have informed. The BJP also approached the Governor seeking the imposition of President's rule in the state. Even though the elections have been notified...
  • BJP meets Governor, requests President Rule in Maharashtra September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday met Maharashtra Governor CV Rao and requested him to impose President Rule in the state after the ruling coalition government of Congress-Nationalist Congress Party split. Sources told CNN-IBN that Rao was exploring options to impose President Rule in the state which goes to polls...
  • Hyderabad, watch out! Traffic policemen will now have wearable cameras, iPads, tablets September 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: If you are one of those who refrains from paying challans or tries to bribe a traffic policeman, then watch out. As part of new-age policing in Hyderabad, traffic police will be geared up with special body wearable cameras. These cameras record the conversation and visuals between a traffic...
  • Those under preventive detention have right to vote: Election Commission September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "no ground" for any grievance due to noncompliance of the directive. Against the backdrop of allegations that political activists and...
  • Status check: Many women still unaware of the new helmet rule in Delhi September 10, 2014

    Starting Wednesday, it has become mandatory for women riders in Delhi to wear helmets. CNNIBN did a status check to see if the rule was being followed. ...
  • Helmet rule for women in Delhi to be in force, Sikhs exempted September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The helmet rule for women in the national capital will be enforced from Wednesday. All women twowheeler riders and pillions will be prosecuted if they don't wear helmets. This order came after an amendment in the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules recently. Only Sikh women have been exempted from...
  • TMC captures Haldibari civic board September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: With five Congress councillors and one CPI(M) councillor joining the Trinamool Congress, the ruling party captured the board of Haldibari Municipality in Cooch Behar district on Sunday, a senior TMC leader said. Earlier, the Congress had six councillors followed by TMC's three, and CPI(M) and Forward Bloc had one...
  • Punjab government to sell sand, gravel to consumers September 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Facing criticism over "spiraling" prices of sand and gravel, SADBJP led Punjab government on Tuesday decided to excavate and sell minor minerals through the stateowned departments by eliminating the role of private mining contractors in a bid to check rising prices. In a cabinet meeting held here under the...
  • Helmets for women riders: Exemption of Sikh women gets thumbs down from experts August 29, 2014

    The Delhi government's decision to make helmets mandatory for women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi, leaving out Sikh women, has received criticism from experts as they ask how the traffic policemen would identify a Sikh women. ...
  • Delhi under President's Rule till February, no decision on holding elections: Sources August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is undecided on holding elections in Delhi and President's Rule is likely to stay valid in the capital city till February 2015, sources said on Monday. The sources said that the AttorneyGeneral has been briefed about this and he is likely to submit this in the Supreme...
  • Centre amends All India Services rules to promote impartiality, transparency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to revamp bureaucracy and promote efficiency and transparency, the Narendra Modi government on Friday amended the All India Services rules on the conduct of bureaucrats. The amendments stated that every member of the services will maintain high ethical standards, integrity and honesty. The Government of India has...
  • Doubts surface about Modi in global trade community after deal is scuppered August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a businessfriendly leader ready to open up one of the world's biggest markets and sweep away the remnants of the country's socialist past. Now potential investors, some of them foreign firms hoping to exploit new opportunities in India's...
  • India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears July 25, 2014

    Geneva: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva, diplomats from the 160 WTO member countries were supposed to rubber stamp a deal on "trade...
  • BJP promises probe into alleged scams during Sheila Dikshit rule July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid stepped up political activity in the city, newlyappointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said all major cases of alleged corruption and financial bunglings during Congress rule, including in Commonwealth Games projects, will be thoroughly probed if his party comes to power in the national capital. Asserting...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Himachal: FIR against PK Dhumal, 2 others for violating service rules June 19, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vigilance and AntiCorruption Bureau has registered an FIR against former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Additional Chief Secretary PC Kapoor and retired IPS officer AN Sharma for alleged violation of service rules. According to vigilance sources, an FIR against Sharma, Dhumal, who was also the then Home...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report based...
  • What is net neutrality? Things you should know about open Internet rules June 16, 2014

    The US Federal Communications Commission is collecting public comments until September 10 on new "net neutrality" or "open Internet rules" that may let service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. Below are some details about the concept of "net neutrality" and the...
  • Kerala rear seat belts row: Transport Commissioner unhappy with decision being scrapped, extends his leave June 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two weeks after Union Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a road accident, no lessons seem to have been learnt. In Kerala, Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh issued a circular making seat belts mandatory for all passengers in a fourwheeler. But the move has not gone well with the...
  • J&K government appoints 115 Vigilance Officers to tackle graft June 15, 2014

    Jammu: In a bid to give more teeth to the State Vigilance Commission to fight graft in administrative setup, Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed 115 Vigilance Officers. These officers have been appointed in a newlyformed anticorruption wing of SVC in the state administration after consultation with the State Vigilance...
  • Maruti Driving Institute's Training director on importance of seatbelt June 7, 2014

    Training director of the Maruti Driving Institute Mahesh Rajoria talks about the importance of the seatbelt and basic rules that need to be followed. He said, "In theory we teach a lot of things about traffic rules. A simple thing like wearing seatbelts is very important. Driver's own safety is...
  • Watch: Some of the worst road accidents caught on camera June 7, 2014

    India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths according to the World Health Organisation's latest global road safety report. Almost 15 road accident deaths in India are reported every hour. ...