SAFETY

  • Facebook launches Safety Check to help find Nepal earthquake survivors Yesterday

    New Delhi: A massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on Saturday causing damage to lives and properties. To help in the rescue process, tech giants have introduced Internet tools to help people affected by the natural calamity. After Google, Facebook has launched a feature to help...
  • Take a Nap Campaign 3 days ago

    In the demand for a true democracy, issues of women's safety and reclamation of public spaces have driven huge outcries. Citizen Journalist Jasmeen Patheja shows how taking a nap can be a reason for mounting queries and head-scratching. Shylaja Varma reports ...
  • Hardline separatist Masarat Alam booked under Public Safety Act 4 days ago

    Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday booked hardline separatist Masarat Alam under the Public safety Act (PSA) and shifted him to a jail outside the Valley. "Yes, PSA warrants were issued against Masarat Alam on Wednesday and the warrants were executed on Thursday. He is being shifted for detention...
  • New Delhi Municipal Council to impart self-defence training to women employees 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of rising incidents of crime against women, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to impart self-defence training to its female employees. "The civic body's security department and the workers union is organising a 10-day self-defence training programme for women employees," a senior NDMC official said. "The...
  • China's nuclear radiation level normal: official April 18, 2015

    Beijing: As China embarked on constructing 27 new power plants, a nuclear safety official has said that radiation from existing nuclear facilities is at a "normal level". "All China's nuclear reactors under construction are well managed," Tang Bo, an official with the National Nuclear Safety Administration, said in an interview earlier...
  • Citizen Journalist Road Safety Special April 13, 2015

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  • Delhi governmenmt to reply on plea against ban of chewable tobacco April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner of the Delhi government while restraining it from taking any...
  • When even the Gods care about road safety, why can't we? April 8, 2015

    They are our protectors. They are our saviors. They are the almighty. But even they care about road safety. This exquisite road safety campaign video by the 'Indian Head Injury Foundation' shows us that even the Gods wear their 'mukuts' before riding their respective 'vahanas'. If they, the immortals, can...
  • Man bribes cops after getting caught riding without a helmet; cops take him completely by surprise April 7, 2015

    Road safety is important and just because you feel you don't need a helmet while riding a bike, doesn't make it right. The laws exist for our well-being.This man gets caught while riding a bike without a helmet. He tried to bribe the policemen. But what the policemen do after...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Penal provisions in Road Safety Bill diluted: Do our laws need to be stricter? March 31, 2015

    India is home to highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths were reported in 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday said, "Drivers feel they are the 'Emperors of all they survey'. The pedestrians think of uncertainty and civilized persons drive in constant fear....
  • Uber deploys response teams to address safety concerns worldwide March 26, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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...