Safety

  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report August 20, 2014

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 - dubbed the...
  • Delhi: Lack of private toilets in Bawana put women at risk August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The residents of a slum in Bawana in the national capital have been forced to use community toilets as they do not have toilets within their homes. The denial of basic necessity also meant higher risk to women's safety. Women said that they do not feel safe...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women's safety August 10, 2014

    Kanpur: Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here today. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • SOS mobile app launched for women safety August 10, 2014

    Women and girls in the city will soon be able to alert police control room and their family in hours of distress, thanks to a new mobile SOS app, which was launched here on Saturday. SSP Kanpur, K S Emanuel said that the motive behind designing the app is to bring...
  • Hyderabad: Schools install CCTV, parents can access it via mobile application August 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: In the aftermath of the gangrape of a six-year-old student in a Bangalore school, some schools in Hyderabad have taken high-tech measures to ensure safety of their students. Schools have installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) system and parents have been given access through a mobile application. Krishna Chaitanya, parent of a...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop e-rickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on e-rickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • Girls disappear in UP after 6pm: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar July 25, 2014

    He meant to highlight the safety of his state, but Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has scripted a potential controversy by saying that girls "disappear" in Uttar Pradesh if they are out in the evening. "Any girl can walk without fear on Goa streets even at midnight. But in Uttar Pradesh,...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly July 24, 2014

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • Protesters call for an overhaul of school safety system after Bangalore rape case July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore school girl rape case has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence. Schools need to frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools. Juvenile Justice rules acknowledge the need to...
  • Police to enforce safety steps in Bangalore schools July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of rising crimes against women, especially sexual assaults on girls and minors in the city, police have drafted a set of guidelines for their safety and security in schools across the city, a top official said on Sunday. "Our police officers of deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner...
  • Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches. The derailment detector devices, a first for Indian Railways, will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 2014-15, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are being...
  • Status check: Railway safety, cleanliness, amenities remain huge challenges July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Ahead of the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, CNN-IBN's Priyanka Gupta did a status check of the condition of trains in the Kolkata route. The government has said that a bitter pill must be swallowed to improve the Railways' financial health. The fare hike was a substantial one,...
  • Railway's safety panel begins probe into derailment of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express June 28, 2014

    The railway's safety panel Saturday began its inquiry into Wednesday's derailment of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar's Saran district that claimed four lives and injured 22 others. "Commissioner of Railway Safety (Eastern Circle) PK Vajpayee visited the site of derailment in Saran district and began the inquiry," railway official AK...
  • Couple in prayers for safety of three daughters in Iraq June 20, 2014

    Kottayam: A couple whose three daughters are working as nurses in Iraq are in prayers here as anxiety over the fate of the Indians stranded in various cities of the trouble-torn country continues unabated. But to their relief, the three -- Dona, Sona and Veena --called their father C C...
  • Navy to discuss aging fleet, warship safety next week June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Maintenance of its aging fleet, security and safety of warships and development of major infrastructure projects such as Project Seabird in Karwar would be high on agenda of the naval commanders' conference scheduled to be held here next week. The conference, which has been delayed by over two...
  • Rajnath takes up women's safety with Delhi Police June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday discussed law and order, women's safety, anti-terror measures and community policing with Delhi Police officials and assured them help to modernise the force. "I discussed with senior police officials about how can we modernise Delhi Police to tackle the law and order problems...
  • Railways plan to install CCTV cameras in new coaches June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide a sense of security to millions of its passengers, Indian railway authorities are planning to install CCTV cameras in new coaches of nearly 1,000 trains, a senior official said here on Sunday. "We have decided to equip new coaches in some 1,000 trains with...
  • CMRS completes Jaipur metro safety audit June 12, 2014

    Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety has completed "safety audit" of coaches of Jaipur metro on its first phase which is likely to begin operation by August end, an official said on Thursday. "A physical inspection of metro coaches running on track were audited on safety measures by a team of senior...
  • Preethi Herman on petitions that Change.org has received on road safety June 11, 2014

    In the last few years we have seen 100s of petitions on road safety across the country and lakhs of people supporting it. ...
  • CJ Show: A mother demands punishment for a man who attempted to rape her three year old daughter. June 8, 2014

    CJ Nirmala, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers at Ranchi, met a mother whose three year old daughter was sexually assaulted by a 25 year old man who is known for carrying out crimes against women in the region. After repeated appeals by woman to seek justice and punishment for...
  • Watch CJ Piyush Tewari 's appeal for a stronger road safety law June 8, 2014

    CJ Piyush Tewari is the founder of Save Life Foundation, an NGO that promotes road safety and emergency care. In this report, CJ Piyush demands the implementation of a strong road safety law from the new government and explains how better safety measures can help save people injured in road...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 8, 2014

    This week, a mother demands strong punishment for a man who attempted to rape her three year old baby,a teacher picks up CJ mike to appeal the Jammu and Kashmir government for better facilities and remuneration at mobile season schools in the state, a young dancer from Bangalore wants stronger...
  • 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...
  • Killer roads: Watch CNN-IBN's road safety campaign June 7, 2014

    With India being called a home to world's largest accident deaths, CNN-IBN launches a campaign 'Drive Safe' to help prevent road accidents. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Life is precious, don't lose it on roads! Follow these preventive measures June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation's latest global road safety report has brought forth some disturbing facts including the fact that India is home to world's largest number of road deaths. The recent death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident in which he suffered no external injuries and...
  • Munde could have been alive if he was wearing the seat belt: Harsh Vardhan June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident this week, could have been alive if he was wearing a seat belt. He appealed to people to use seat belts while travelling even on the back seat. "To a very...