Traffic

  • Holy cities of Varanasi, Gaya used for smuggling rare tortoises, turtles 30-03-2014 11:41 AM

    The holy cities of Varanasi and Gaya are being increasingly used for smuggling of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network, TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC officials said the final destination for these turtles, smuggled via Bangkok, is Hong Kong. The officials pointed out at the recent arrest...
  • Delhi Traffic Police posts cheery Facebook status asking people to 'Puhhlleease' carry pollution certificates, gets hilarious feedback 29-03-2014 01:57 PM

    The cops have not been spared the pressure that takes a toll on most young people these days - appearing cool on social media. An early morning post on the Delhi Traffic Police's Facebook page surprised many users and has now stirred up a debate on the appropriate tone that...
  • Delhi: Traffic hit, Metro shuts two stations due to protest 11-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Thousands of motorists were on Monday caught in a traffic jam while two Delhi Metro stations were closed for three hours following a religious gathering and protest on a disputed land in the heart of the city. Hundreds of people, including children and women, from a community gathered at the...
  • Unseasonal rains in Delhi, still more to come, says Met 11-03-2014 10:33 AM

    In the past two days, Delhi has seen continuous unexpected rains, leading to heavy traffic jams, bumper to bumper traffic at various roads. ...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status 02-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog 18-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had...
  • Pennsylvania: 100 vehicles pile up in road mishap, 30 injured 15-02-2014 09:00 AM

    Philadelphia: Two major pileups and smaller fender-benders involving tractor-trailers and scores of cars blocked one side of an ice-coated Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia on Friday, injuring at least 30 people and tying up traffic for hours. The eastbound crashes were reported just before 8:30 am, in the middle of rush...
  • Manoj Bajpayee to act in the remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic' 06-02-2014 04:35 PM

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved his acting mettle in movies like 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but dubbing is something which is still 'tedious' for the actor. The 44-year-old took to Twitter to announce that he was dubbing for his upcoming film which is a remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic'....
  • Delhi Police issues traffic advisory for Republic Day 24-01-2014 10:33 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Republic Day, Delhi Police on Friday issued a traffic advisory asking people to avoid roads leading to Rajpath in the morning hours on January 26 as it would remain closed for vehicles. The parade will start around 9.50 am from Vijay Chowk and end at the...
  • Traffic restrictions for R-Day Parade rehearsal tomorrow 22-01-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: In wake of the full dress rehearsal of Republic Day Parade on Thursday, Delhi Police on Wednesday issued a traffic advisory asking people to avoid roads leading to Rajpath in the morning hours as it would remain close for vehicles. The parade will start around 9.50 am from...
  • 'Aam aadmi' faces inconvenience due to Delhi CM Kejriwal's dharna 21-01-2014 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's agitation has led to shutting down of four metro stations and blocking of major roads in the heart of the city. Many commuters have been facing problems and have come out against Kejriwal's dharna. "We are facing difficulties trying to reach work on...
  • Delhi law minister Bharti must go: Ex-IPS officer 19-01-2014 11:19 PM

    Condemning the recent incident involving Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti and his alleged manhandling of some African nationals in a midnight raid in the capital, former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amod Kanth on Sunday demanded the minister's resignation, calling him "unruly". "These criminal cases are required to be registered...
  • Jammu-Srinagar highway open only to light motor vehicles 05-01-2014 01:30 PM

    Only light motor vehicles would be allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday because a portion of it caved in, traffic authorities said. A portion of the road in Chenani area of Jammu region caved in Saturday. The damaged area has been restored for light vehicular traffic, a...
  • UP top babu's wife stuck in traffic, 4 policemen suspended 30-12-2013 10:43 PM

    Four policemen have been suspended for stopping traffic to clear the way for the vehicles a former UP police chief and his family that apparently left many commuters stranded including the wife of a top bureaucrat in the state. Former Director General of Police Prakash Singh and his family were...
  • Four policemen suspended as UP bureaucrat's wife stuck in traffic 30-12-2013 05:58 PM

    Four policemen have been suspended for stopping traffic to clear the way for the vehicles of a former UP police chief and his family that apparently left many commuters stranded including the wife of a top bureaucrat in the state. Former Director General of Police Prakash Singh and his family...
  • Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan's separation: I knew it. Nothing good can come of a traffic light transaction

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    The first car mobile charger I bought at a traffic signal in 2010 came apart in three days. I was quite appalled because it had...

  • J&K: 80-year-old dies after traffic police stops ambulance 11-12-2013 03:09 PM

    Srinagar: An 80-year-old man Abdul Rahim Dar reportedly died on Wednesday after traffic police halted the ambulance in which he was being ferried for about 35 minutes. "They stopped us needlessly for 35 minutes and by the time we reached Srinagar hospital he had collpased,'' said Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, driver...
  • Smartphones to account for more than 60 per cent of cellphones by 2019: Report 12-11-2013 10:57 AM

    Stockholm: The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 per cent of cellphones. Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six...
  • Manna Dey's songs played at Kolkata traffic signals 26-10-2013 12:18 PM

    Kolkata: Manna Dey's songs played at the city's traffic signals, while a large number of his fans paid floral tributes to the legendary singer before his photographs at the Rabindra Sadan here Friday. Dey's nephew Sudeb Dey, some Manipuri students and several renowned singers were among those who paid homage...
  • Yahoo again beats Google in US Web visitors in September 22-10-2013 04:02 PM

    New York: For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore Inc.'s Internet traffic data for September. The research firm said Monday that Yahoo Inc.'s websites had 197.8 million unique US visitors last month, while Google's had 191.4 million. Yahoo was ahead...
  • No respite from potholes as rains lash Bangalore 19-09-2013 08:01 PM

    In one month's time, scientists from Bangalore will be sending up a rocket to Mars, but civic authorities in the city have failed to get the technology to asphalt the roads in the city. The roads are marked with tremendous traffic jams as water continues to pile up on the...
  • 'Traffic' actress Richa Panai heads to Bollywood 19-09-2013 04:25 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Richa Panai, known for films such as 'Yamudiki Mogudu' and 'MMS', will make her Bollywood debut in the upcoming yet untitled Hindi remake of Malayalam blockbuster 'Traffic'. "Since it's my Bollywood debut, I'm extremely happy that I'm part of this remake. It's a big team and I...
  • Now, Twitter to solve traffic woes 08-09-2013 04:23 PM

    Jerusalem: A new method may put an end to traffic woes by collecting information on transportation problems following mass events, like football matches, using tweets made by citizens on Twitter, researchers say. "The ability of social networks to produce information on heavy traffic, road hazards, quality of service of public...
  • Heavy rains lash Bangalore, traffic snarls due to waterlogging 02-09-2013 12:34 PM

    Bangalore: Heavy rain lashed the IT city on Sunday night, flooding roads and inundating many residential areas. It has also reduced the Monday morning traffic movement to a crawl in Central, Western and Eastern parts of the city. The rain, started around 8 o'clock in the night, continued till mid-night....
  • Yahoo shares climb after report of beating Google in US Web traffic 23-08-2013 12:13 PM

    New York: For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo's websites than Google's, according to comScore's Internet traffic data for July. The research firm said Wednesday that Yahoo's websites saw 196.6 million unique US visitors last month, while Google's sites had 192.3 million. The last...
  • Heavy rains, waterlogging in Delhi leave commuters stranded during wee hours 22-08-2013 11:21 AM

    It was a wet Thursday morning in the capital as parts of the city were lashed by heavy rains, reducing traffic to a crawl. Many commuters were seen stranded on their way to work. The city received a total of 3.7 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am on Wednesday to...
  • WB: Rains lash Kolkata; waterlogging, traffic jams in many areas 21-08-2013 02:55 PM

    Kolkata: Heavy rains on Wednesday disrupted normal life in Kolkata after various parts of the city have been waterlogged following incessant rains. Traffic movement and train services have also been partially hit at the Sealdah station. "Heavy to very heavy rains will occur at isolated places in Gangetic West Bengal...
  • Heavy showers lash Delhi, traffic hit 19-08-2013 01:25 PM

    Heavy showers led to considerable drop in temperatures in the national capital on Monday, leading to traffic snarls due to water logging in various parts of the city. Massive traffic jams were witnessed in several parts of the city, including major intersections such as Ashram Chowk, Moolchand underpass, Dhaula Kuan...
  • Encroachments leading to Rameswaram temple removed 17-08-2013 02:30 PM

    Encroachments on the road leading to the famous Rameswaram temple from the bus stand at Rameswaram were removed by Municipal and Highways officials,following frequent complaints of traffic congestion due to these violations. The clearing operation, supervised by top officials, began on Saturday early morning amid protests by shop owners.Hundreds of...
  • Heavy downpour in Delhi hits traffic, Met predicts rains till Saturday 16-08-2013 10:48 AM

    The national capital witnessed heavy rain on Friday morning, with the minimum temperature settling a notch below average for this time of year at 24.5 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast rain till Saturday morning. Rain started at 8 am on Friday, causing peak-hour commuters to get stranded in...