Vehicles

  • 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...
  • The Indian move towards MIRVs

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's pursuit of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology has been variously described as being in the design or technology development phase in recent...

  • Desi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) efforts taking flight for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The domain of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has unsurprisingly emerged as a focus area for indigenous military development and production efforts. Indeed domestic UAV programmes...

  • 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...
  • Maoists torch 3 vehicles over non-payment of money demanded by them 31-12-2013 01:15 PM

    Maoists torched three vehicles of a road construction company at Khaira in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Tuesday. About 40 armed Maoists raided the site of a road construction company and torched a machine and two road rollers on Monday late night, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ashok Kumar...
  • Copenhagen Wheel: A new device that transforms a bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle 19-12-2013 10:16 AM

    Cambridge: A US startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel and is packed with a proprietary computer, batteries...
  • SC restricts use of beacon lights by VIPs, says no to multi-tune horns 10-12-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that red non-flashing beacon lights be used only by Constitutional authorities. The court has also said that blue flashing beacon lights can be used by ambulances, police and emergency services. The apex court also directed Central and state governments to come out...
  • Assam: 4 men gangrape woman, gouge her eyes out, kill her 25-11-2013 02:36 PM

    Four men allegedly raped a woman inside a tempo, gouged out her eyes and beat her before throwing the victim out of the vehicle leading to her death in upper Assam's Lakhimpur district, sparking outrage from locals. The incident took place on Friday when the woman had boarded a shared...
  • Countdown for India's Mars Orbiter Mission begins 03-11-2013 07:12 PM

    The countdown for the India's ambitious Rs 430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) began on Sunday 6.08 am at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, a space agency official said. The countdown to the flight of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected...
  • BMW to launch i3 electric car in India in 2014 31-10-2013 02:45 PM

    BMW will launch the electric i3 in India next year. The car which is powered by a 125kw motor run by lithium-ion batteries has a range of about 150km on a single charge. The i3 is also the first car to roll out under BMW's new sub-brand BMW i. BMW...
  • Use of Indian vehicles in Nepal polls raises a row 08-10-2013 05:51 PM

    Kathmandu: The widespread use of Indian vehicles during campaigning for elections to Nepal's Constituent Assembly, particularly in southern plains areas close with Indian borders, has created a furore in the Himalayan country. Despite directions by administration and district security officials against using vehicles with Indian number plates, candidates and political...
  • J&K: Two youth open fire at security forces' vehicles, civilian injured 28-09-2013 01:10 PM

    Srinagar: Two youngsters on a scooter opened fire in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar on Saturday. A civilian injured himself after he panicked hearing gunshots. The youngsters opened fire on vehicles of the security forces between Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora bypass road, official sources said. Army, police reached the spot and carried...
  • 3 pilgrims killed, 10 injured as vehicle runs over them 12-09-2013 05:35 PM

    Three pilgrims were killed and ten others injured when a vehicle hit them in Sikar district. The pilgrims were walking towards Salasar Balaji temple when the mishap occurred near Lalana village in Nechwa area late Wednesday night, police said on Thursday. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where...
  • Red beacon swells gap between people and leaders, says Jyotiraditya Scindia 12-09-2013 01:35 PM

    Union minister Jyotraditya Scindia on Thursday said that he was against the use of red beacon atop official vehicles as it widens the gap between people and their representatives. "I do not use the red beacon light either in New Delhi or elsewhere," Scindia told reporters here. "The red beacon...