Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicRoad accidents

Topic: Road accidents

SOS number, state contest — inside Modi govt’s $1 bn push for safer roads with World Bank, ADB

Programme to be implemented in 14 states across India that account for 85% of total road accidents and fatalities in India. India has among the worst road safety records in the world.

Jaipur to Dhaka–South Asia is dealing with ‘khooni sadak’. Families have a message for UN

Unless this criminal negligence is addressed and driving licenses tightened, the roads of South Asia will continue devouring precious lives.

Indian drivers are experiencing a ‘myopia epidemic’ — large numbers just can’t see properly

Poor eyesight is a major problem among Indian drivers. Forty per cent need corrective glasses, while another 5 per cent need urgent treatment for cataract.

11 killed as vehicle carrying wedding guests falls into gorge in Uttarakhand’s Champawat

Two people including the driver have sustained serious injuries and have been admitted to the hospital. The deceased belonged to Danda & Kathoti villages of Kakanai in Uttarakhand.

Under govt’s new rules for driving training schools, you may soon get licence without a test

The rules will allow only those private driving training schools to function which have been granted accreditation either by the state transport authority or central government.

‘Drunk’ DRDO official caused accident that killed journalist Renu Agal, rickshaw puller

The DRDO official, identified as Gaurav Batra, allegedly injured a pedestrian before ramming his vehicle into a cycle rickshaw on which Agal was heading home.

Why a road builder’s resolution professional was blamed for accident on Yamuna Expressway

UP Police filed FIR against Anuj Jain, Jaypee Infratech's interim resolution professional, for failing to implement safety suggestions to prevent accidents on Yamuna Expressway.

Airbags now a must for front passenger seats in cars manufactured on & after 1 April

For existing car models, which are already under production, the deadline for fitting airbags for front-seat passengers is 31 August 2021, according to a highways ministry notification.

Road crashes hit poor harder in India, 42% left in debt after accidents — World Bank report

Conducted in partnership with Save Life Foundation, the study was released virtually by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday.

Union minister Shripad Naik injured in car accident in Karnataka, wife dies in hospital

The vehicle the Naiks were travelling in met with an accident near Ankola in Uttar Kannada district, while they were returning to their native Goa.

On Camera

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Al-Zawahiri dispatch from heaven: I am reunited with Osama. This is the new Muslim Brotherhood

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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