SAFETY

  • Railway Budget 2015: Prabhu declares all-India helpline numbers for train passengers 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two three-digit all-India helpline numbers for passengers have been announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the 2015-16 Railway Budget. For any travel related discomfort, medical emergency or catering complaint one can call on 138. Prabhu also announced that 182 will be the toll number for all security related...
  • How 'crash energy management' train safety-technology can save lives in case of accidents 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit cars designed to blunt the tremendous...
  • Bengaluru: CJ Priya Varadarajan fight for women's safety February 19, 2015

    With women's safety becoming an important issue, Bengaluru has taken a step to make the city safer for women. Priya Varadarajan turns Citizen Journalist tells about the government buses in the city which will be fitted with an innovative alarm system. ...
  • Delhi-Lucknow double decker train to be launched soon February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited AC double-decker train between New Delhi and Lucknow will be launched shortly as the clearnce for its operation has been obtained. "We have got the clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) for the double-decker train for Lucknow," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in New Delhi on...
  • Is women safety not a priority? February 9, 2015

    The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that every day 93 women are reported as having been raped in India, which shows that despite of countless vigil marches, "promises" to focus on women security and continuous ranting by us, women in India remain unsafe and the country...
  • 'If I were FM, I will allocate more funds for women safety' February 2, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual Union Budget in Parliament, Madhubassini, who lives away from her family in Chennai feels a lot needs to be done for women safety. "The money allocated in previous budgets to the Nirbhaya Fund has not led to safer roads and public places for...
  • Delhi elections: BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi's 25 point blueprint for women's safety January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, BJP chief ministerial candidate and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Wednesday made the 25-point programme for women safety in the city. "I look fwd2 working w/ each of u to make this 25-point program successful in keeping our women safe," Bedi tweeted. Here are...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • Women safety central issue, not full statehood for Delhi: Kiran Bedi January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after joining BJP, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Friday said that full statehood for Delhi was not the "central" issue even as she stressed on the need for ensuring women's security and cleanliness in the city. "I don't think this (full statehood) is a central issue...
  • Delhi demands: Safer streets for woman is our priority, says Delhi Police chief BS Bassi January 8, 2015

    Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections 2015, Delhi Police chief BS Bassi in an interaction with CNN-IBN discussed the law and order issues in the national capital. ...
  • Women's safety remains key issue for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 5, 2015

    After almost a year of President's rule, Delhi is gearing up for another round of elections. Unsafe roads, pollution, powerless homes, rising prices are some of the issues Delhiites want to be addressed by their leaders. But women's safety tops every list. Delhi Police statistics say that rape happens...
  • Citizen Journalist: Best photos and videos in 2014 December 29, 2014

    In 2014, Women who broke the conspiracy of silence, turned Citizen Journalists to report abuse, harassment and injustice and sent the messages of zero tolerance from across the country and continued to upload pictures through out the year. Here is a collection of the best CJ pictures and videos of...
  • Mumbai Police making women safety a priority this New Year's eve December 29, 2014

    Women safety is a big priority area this new year for policemen in Mumbai. Squads of women policemen will be deployed in crowded areas to keep a close look. Mumbai remains on high alert ahead of New Year's eve. ...
  • Taxi firm not to disclose customer information to drivers December 22, 2014

    Chennai: To enhance security and safety of women passengers, a city taxi operator on Monday said that it will not disclose their mobile numbers and other details to drivers, in the wake of alleged rape of a woman by an Uber cab driver in the national capital. Usually, when passengers...
  • A book to create awareness about traffic safety December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court advocate has suggested setting up of an institution like 'Motor Accident Mediation Authority' to reduce the huge number of pending accident cases in courts across the country. Aimed at creating awareness about traffic safety, Arun Mohan's 728-page book 'Road Accidents: Prevention, Attention and Compensation' is a...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road December 19, 2014

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • Bengaluru: With rise in rapes, mother files plea to make school safer December 18, 2014

    A worried mother Maithreyi Nadapana in Bengaluru has filed a petition on change.org to make school safer for children. "When I first came to know about a rape happening in a high end school, it shattered me. I was enraged. As a mother, I was devastated. Where are my children...
  • No security check at Mumbai school: Survey December 18, 2014

    No security check at second Mumbai school surveyed by CNN-IBN. The team spent 5 hours inside a Mumbai school only to realise that many government safety norms were being violated. ...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata December 18, 2014

    The Abhinav Bharati High school in Kolkata has no guards standing outside its main gate. But one has to sign a register before entering the school premises stating one's details. ...
  • Watch: Delhi unsafe for women, no GPS installed in buses December 17, 2014

    Two years after the horrific Delhi gangrape, nothing seems to have changed. Not a single home guard could be seen on any bus as promised by the government. The GPS systems promised by the government have not been installed in the buses yet. ...
  • Prompt action is being taken on assault cases: Bengaluru police chief December 16, 2014

    "Prompt action is being taken on assault cases. We are building awareness in the society regarding the safety of women," says Bengaluru police chief MN Reddi. ...
  • Freedom should have certain limits, feel worried mothers December 16, 2014

    Worried mothers feel that freedom should have certain limits. "Girls should not wear revealing clothes and should definitely not travel late night," feels one particular mother. ...
  • Self Defence December 16, 2014

    CJ Mrigangika gives tips for self defence to girls while in threat. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show December 16, 2014

    Watch the latest episode of the Citizen Journalist Show. ...
  • Assam Police raises special force Veerangana for women safety December 16, 2014

    Guwahati: After a video surfaced of a mob assaulting and molesting a woman on the streets of Guwahati in 2012 raising serious questions about the safety of women in North-east's biggest city, the Assam Police raised the special force of women officers. Armed with guns and ready to strike, they call...
  • Chennai safer than other cities, says a resident December 16, 2014

    A student from Chennai felt that the city was relatively safer as compared to other cities. She said, "But there are incidents of sexual abuse that may not make it to the media because Chennai is a conservative city and women may not not want to report it. But it...
  • Cyberabad Police Commissioner lists measures taken to ensure women's safety December 15, 2014

    Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Anand lists the steps taken by the department, including increase in CCTV cameras, more check posts, to ensure safety and security of women. Anand said, "Safety of women is of prime concern for which RTC buses have been introduced. There has been a check on private...
  • Watch: Jantar Mantar in Delhi remains epicentre of Delhi gangrape protests December 15, 2014

    As we approach the second anniversary of the horrific Delhi gangrape case, protests were held in Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Monday against the rising crime against women. ...
  • Uber effect: India to boost women taxi drivers December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The alleged rape of a woman passenger by an Uber taxi driver once again spotlights the risks of country's transport system, which fails to keep women safe. One solution: Taxis driven by women for women. In 2013, the southern state of Kerala launched 'She Taxis', a fleet of 40...
  • Delhi streets any safer after December 16 gangrape? December 15, 2014

    CNN-IBN correspondents discuss if the streets of the national capital have become safer for women after the December 16 gangrape. ...