SAFETY

  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • Telangana government to set up 24-hour helpline for women's safety November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Setting up a 24-hour helpline, enhancing policing and effective implementation of IT Act are among measures being proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for women's safety. The helpline should have the toll free number '181', he suggested during a review meeting on women's safety, as per a release...
  • Mystery revolves around Virgin Galactic's space plane crash November 5, 2014

    The probe of Virgin Galactic's space plane crash in California hinges on a central mystery: Why a seasoned test pilot would prematurely unlock the craft's moveable tail section, setting off a chain of events that led to destruction of the ship and his death. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected...
  • Bengaluru rape case: Girl's parents fight for greater accountability of school November 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: In the rape case of a 6-year-old girl, Bengaluru Police have decided to file cases against the school for violating safety rules amidst criticism that the government hasn't reacted effectively enough. The parents of the rape victim are also fighting for greater accountability of school. The minor girl's father...
  • Robbers targeting Indian-Americans in New Jersey November 2, 2014

    New York: Several Indian-American families living in the New Jersey area have been robbed following the festival of Diwali, triggering fear among the community for their safety. Rajesh Singh said in a report in PIX 11 that after Diwali robbers came into their house, "tied" his family up and took...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • When will suggestions on women safety be implemented: HC asks Maharashtra government October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government as to when would it implement all the recommendations of the Justice (retd) CS Dharmadhikari committee on measures to ensure safety of women. The High Court was informed that 109 recommendations of the...
  • Bangalore: Need a charter for safety of children in schools, says BPAC CEO October 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bangalore International School Association head said that there is a need for schools to look into not just curriculum, but also safety. "Need to work on a charter for safety of children in schools," said CEO of BPAC. ...
  • Watch: Alia Bhatt's viral short film on women's safety shows it isn't impossible for women to be dropped home safely at night. Or is it? October 21, 2014

    Vikas Bahl, the director of the superhit Bollywood film 'Queen' has created a short film titled 'Going Home' starring Alia Bhatt, in association with fashion magazine 'Vogue'. The video talks about women's safety and questions if we can give women the perfect world they believe exists.Alia Bhatt is shown driving...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • Facebook's new 'Safety Check' tool lets you notify friends, family that you are safe during natural disasters October 16, 2014

    New York: Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones...
  • DTC buses cause 239 accidents in 5 years due to rash driving October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation buses have been involved in 239 accidents in the national capital in the past five years due to rash and negligent driving. A total of 44 accidents involving DTC buses were reported due to rash and negligent driving by DTC drivers during 2009-10, while 43 accidents...
  • Satyamev Jayate 3: Aamir Khan takes up the issue of road safety October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when road accidents have become a regular feature on Indian roads, the latest episode of 'Satyamev Jayat' highlighted the importance of road safety in India. From overloading, to bad roads, to lack of road education- several factors which lead to accidents, were highlighted on the show...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • The Citizen Journalist show September 29, 2014

    We bring you stories that citizens' send us from around the country. ...
  • Mount Ontake erupts in central Japan; eight hikers reported injured September 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left eight hikers injured and forced 150 people to shelter in cabins near the summit. The eruption of the 3,067-meter (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake happened around midday, the meteorological agency said. Television footage showed huge...
  • Crimes against women: Was PM Modi right in saying family values can prevent rape? September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there should be no compromise in the dignity of women, it's our collective responsibility. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, the Prime Minister said, "The main thing is the girl child education....
  • CISF begins 'Operation Kali' to protect women in Delhi Metro September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: For safety of women commuters in Delhi Metro, paramilitary CISF has launched "Operation Kali" under which it will deploy a special squad of undercover female commandos who can neutralise a threat with innocuous objects like pen or hairpin. The security force has decided to launch this operation after it...
  • Police stations in Telengana to have 'women help desks' September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: A help desk will be set up in each of the police station in Telangana to assist women in distress. Director General of Police Anurag Sharma on Thursday announced setting up of 'Woman Help Desks' in police stations across the State. The DGP made the announcement after a meeting of...
  • Smriti Irani calls for safe atmosphere for women September 16, 2014

    Amritsar: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. "There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society," she said, adding it would be possible only...
  • 'Akharas' now part of community policing initiative in Delhi September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another community policing initiative, Delhi Police has tied up with 'akharas', traditional training centres for wrestlers, to reach out to youths and to prevent them from drifting toward criminal activities. Under the "YUVA scheme", North Delhi Police is positively utilising the potential of the youths associated with...
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued September 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • JNUSU polls result likely to be announced today September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The result for students' union polls of Jawaharlal Nehru University are expected to be announced on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While seven candidates from major...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7year jail for child death September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, government on Saturday proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • Children's safety should be priority in Jammu and Kashmir: NGO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Children's safety should be the top priority for the Jammu and Kashmir government during the flood rescue operations, an NGO said on Sunday. "Following reports that the children's hospital in Srinagar being affected by flood, the NGO is concerned about the plight of children in the Kashmir Valley and...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics for...
  • 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...