SAFETY

  • Uber deploys response teams to address safety concerns worldwide 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ride-sharing company Uber said it has formed response teams to address safety issues across the world, amid increasing concerns about the security of its passengers and drivers. The company, whose mobile app lets users hail taxis, has been dogged by controversies surrounding its business practices and safety policies, as...
  • PIL seeks labs in Tamil Nadu for testing for viral diseases 2 days ago

    Madurai: Citing problems faced by people in testing blood for viral diseases such as H1N1 as these were done only in Pune or New Delhi, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai seeking setting up of the required laboratory in four major cities of...
  • Nissan to offer airbags in Datsun models in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Nissan Motor Co. has announced that it will start offering airbags as an option for its inexpensive Datsun models in India starting next month after facing flak for rolling out cars which are non-compliant to the safety rules. Nissan's president in India, Guillaume Sicard, said that from April, Datsun...
  • DGCA pulls up Air India for compromising with passengers' safety March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Pulling up Air India, the Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the national carrier asking it to stop operating with mimimum crew. The action comes after it was highlighted how the national carrier was compromising with flight safety norms by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable. This as...
  • US working on projects to empower women in India March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US is working on a number of projects, including basic education, in India to empower women, a senior Obama administration official has said. "We have a number of programs aimed at empowering women starting with basic education, creating an environment where women have the opportunity," Alfonso E Lenhardt,...
  • This girl reacts to someone trying to grope her and that is exactly what everyone should do March 11, 2015

    It can never be said enough that we are responsible for ourselves. If we get oppressed, it is nothing short of our duty to fight back. One can not expect others to help them out. One needs to take a stand for themselves and fight back.This video shows how a...
  • Let us put an end to domestic violence; women's safety begins at home March 10, 2015

    We talk of gender inequality and rape culture, be we rarely talk about from where it all seeps into the society. An important cause of all this is domestic violence. Nobody talks about it, but we all know it happens. It continues to exist, hidden from plain sight because we...
  • A woman does not need a man to make this world a safer place for herself; it is her own fight March 10, 2015

    One of the most relevant and important issues of our time, is women safety. It is no secret, that women safety is in need of serious repair all over the nation.But is it enough? Increasing safety through stricter laws and faster enforcement might help, but it won't change anyone's mentality....
  • Railway Budget 2015: Prabhu declares all-India helpline numbers for train passengers February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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. ...