Vehicles

  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre 07-07-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles 27-06-2014 12:00 AM

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the Agra-Mumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them....
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari 19-06-2014 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet 16-06-2014 02:19 PM

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • Delhi MP's car collides with Uma Bharti's escort vehicle 11-06-2014 10:06 PM

    New Delh: Three people, including two policemen, were injured after Delhi MP Parvesh Verma's car collided head-on with union minister Uma Bharti's escort vehicle here on Wednesday, police said. Both the minister and the MP were not travelling when the incident occurred in Vijay Chowk, the square in front of...
  • China to take 6 mn vehicles off roads to ease pollution 11-06-2014 07:39 PM

    Beijing: Smog-hit China plans to remove 6 million vehicles that do not meet emission standards off the roads this year, in a bid to reduce air pollution in the world's largest auto market. More than 2.4 million vehicles will be taken off roads in the municipalities of Beijing, Tianjin and...
  • e-NV200: Nissan unveils its new electric vehicle 09-06-2014 03:50 PM

    Yokohama: Nissan on Monday unveiled its second all-electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker's latest push into the eco-friendly car sector despite disappointing sales. The company said its e-NV200, a zero-emission commercial van, can drive 190 kilometres (120 miles) on a full charge, and doubles as an onboard power source to supply...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari 05-06-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident...
  • Car stolen from outside UP minister Sahid Manzoor's house 27-05-2014 05:29 PM

    In a daring case of theft, a car was allegedly stolen from outside a state minister's house here, police said on Tuesday. The car belongs to Nushrat Ali, a resident of Sector 13 Sastri Nagar. He had gone to meet Uttar Pradesh minister Sahid Manzoor at his residence in Jali...
  • Toyota recalling 5,16,000 vehicles in 3 recalls 23-05-2014 09:17 AM

    Detroit: Toyota said it's recalling 5,16,000 vehicles worldwide, including 4,30,500 in the US, for three separate safety problems, including brakes that can activate without warning. The company said it has no reports of accidents or injuries due to the defects. In all three cases, the company will alert owners and...
  • New vehicle registration code for Telangana likely next week 22-05-2014 02:47 PM

    A notification for new vehicle registration code for Telangana state, which will formally come into existence on June 2, is likely to be released next week after new government takes over in New Delhi. The Andhra Pradesh Government has sent a proposal to the ministry to allot "TG" series for...
  • UP government to levy 'green tax' on old vehicles 21-05-2014 12:40 PM

    All motor vehicles more than 15-years old will have to pay green tax in Uttar Pradesh soon, officials said. The state cabinet has given a go ahead to the amendment in the UP Motor Vehicles Act and it has been decided that all such vehicles that have completed 15 years...
  • Former DMK minister held for 'violating' model code of conduct 04-05-2014 02:54 PM

    Ramanathapuram: Former DMK minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested on Sunday under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles, police said. Thangavelan was canvasing for party candidate Mohamed Jaleel on Arpil 20 at Kulanur for...
  • Explained: Everything you should know about vehicle recalls 01-05-2014 03:22 PM

    In just over three months this year, the global automotive industry is already getting uncomfortably close to surpassing the recall figures for all of 2013. On April 9, 2014 Toyota announced a global call back of nearly 70 lakh units, including about 50,000 Innovas in India and a few vehicles...
  • Police bust gang of vehicle-lifters, 41 motorbikes recovered 23-04-2014 09:04 PM

    As many as 41 stolen bikes were recovered following the arrest of three alleged members of a gang of motorcycle thieves in Jhalawar district, police said on Wednesday. Sheru Mohammed, Pappu and Bharat Gurjar, all hailing from Jhalawar district, were arrested on Tuesday, they said. The gang used to steal...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US 01-04-2014 11:11 AM

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more...
  • 2 lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers deployed for upcoming LS polls 30-03-2014 11:44 AM

    More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7. During the nine-phased polls, spread over nearly two months, the Home Ministry has chalked out the deployment plan for 543...
  • I see immense potential in the growth of truck racing in India: Steve Horne 22-03-2014 09:01 PM

    At a time when motorsport is struggling to gain prominence in India, two-time British truck racing champion Steve Horne strongly feels the first-ever heavy-vehicle racing event can become an annual feature and usher in a new era for the sport in the country. "I know trucks are generally seen as...
  • Police bust gang of vehicle-lifters, arrest four 03-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Police on Monday busted a gang of vehicle-lifters with the arrest of four men and recovered three cars and a motorbike in Jaipur. The accused were identified as Bhagwan Sahay (24), Ramesh (35), Sunil (21), and Subhash Meena alias Chotu (26), a senior police officer said. The accused confessed to...
  • Two vehicle robbery gangs busted, 10 arrested 01-03-2014 12:17 AM

    Uttar Pradesh police on Friday claimed to have busted two gangs of thieves and arrested 10 persons for allegedly stealing motorbikes and household items. In the first case, a crime branch team arrested five alleged autolifters last night and recovered seven stolen motorcycles from them, a senior police official said....
  • Watch: World's fastest jet-powered truck can reach speeds more than 375 mph 20-02-2014 02:36 PM

    Powered by three jet engines, Shockwave is the world's fastest jet-powered truck. The truck can hit speeds more than 375 mph (miles per hour) and is capable of generating an incredible 36,000 horse power. The truck can cover quarter of a mile in less than seven seconds only. Driver and...
  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists 16-02-2014 03:44 PM

    Drones are flying in Bihar to help combat Maoists. Security forces in Bihar's worst Maoist-hit districts are using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations, police officials on Saturday said. "The induction of UAVs will keep an eye on Maoist...
  • Kerala: NCP leader moves court against Rahul Gandhi 15-01-2014 06:45 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A local NCP leader in Kerala today approached the court after the Kerala police refused to act on his complaint against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for travelling on top of a police vehicle. Advocate Mujeeb Rahman of the NCP, which is in alliance with the Opposition Left in...
  • 'No case' against Rahul Gandhi for travelling on top of police vehicle in Kerala 14-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police today said that no case will be registered against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who travelled on top of a police vehicle today during a rally. A complaint was filed against the Congress leader by a Left Democratic Front (LDF) leader for travelling on top of...
  • Complaint against Rahul Gandhi for travelling on the roof of a vehicle 14-01-2014 03:23 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: After Rahul Gandhi's visit to Kerala and participation in Yuva Kerala Yatra (YKY) fresh controversies are brewing as he sat on the top of police vehicle while taking part in the yatra. According to reports, advocate and NCP leader Mujeeb Rahaman has filed a complaint at Nooranadu police station...
  • First driverless vehicle to be commercially available demoed at CES 2014 09-01-2014 12:55 PM

    Las Vegas: French company Induct showed off the first driverless vehicle to be commercially available in the US. The Navia shuttle isn't ready for US street traffic yet, but this standing-room-only shuttle can transport up to 10 people from point to point on university campuses or in airport parking lots...
  • 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...
  • Two vehicle thieves arrested, 13 motorcycles recovered 04-01-2014 08:41 PM

    Two teenagers, who allegedly stole vehicles, were arrested and 13 motorcycles and two cars were recovered at their behest in Jaipur, police said on Saturday. Ratan and Raju, both aged 19, who allegedly stole vehicles, were arrested on Friday, they said. Thirteen motorcycles and two cars were recovered at their...
  • Police bust gang of inter-state vehicle lifters, recover six vehicles 02-01-2014 09:18 AM

    Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters with the arrest of five persons in the district. The accused were arrested frin Lisadi police station area of the district and six vehicles were recovered from their possession late Tuesday night, police said. The vehicles included...