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Over 1 crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

22 Sep 2020

Over 1 crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

Months after grim images of migrant workers walking on foot for days shook the nation, the government revealed that over one crore laborers had returned to their home states between March and June.

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

09 Feb 2020

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

01 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

05 Jun 2019

India's pothole problem could soon be solved, thanks to IIM-B

Almost as long as India has had pucca roads, we have dealt with the pothole problem and the package deal it comes with- road accidents, water-logging, traffic jams, etc.

All highway projects will be completed in 3yrs: Nitin Gadkari

01 Jun 2019

All highway projects will be completed in 3yrs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday said that all highway projects in the country will be completed within three years by his department.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

19 Apr 2019

How to upload Aadhaar, PAN, and other documents on DigiLocker

We know how important it is to safeguard documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving license etc. But don't worry, DigiLocker can assist you with that.

90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

12 Jan 2019

90% Indians don't secure their children with seat belts

In what may not come as a shock to many, nine out of 10 Indians don't secure their children with seat belts while traveling in four-wheelers thus putting them at risk, according to a study.

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

08 Dec 2018

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

We all know the importance of government-issued documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving License etc.

Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari faints on stage during public event

07 Dec 2018

Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari faints on stage during public event

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, fainted during a public event in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, today.

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

14 Oct 2018

India is getting new driving licenses: All details here

India's driving licenses (DLs) and vehicle registration certificates (RCs) are getting an overhaul, including a new, uniform look, and modern security features, starting July next year.

Delhi: RTOs overwhelmed by people wanting to scrap old vehicles

12 Oct 2018

Delhi: RTOs overwhelmed by people wanting to scrap old vehicles

With the transport department actively involved in the de-registration and scrapping of 15-year-old diesel vehicles, Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) are getting overwhelmed by inquiries by residents regarding the scrapping procedure.

Tata Motors expects to clock 20% CV growth in FY2018-19

02 Oct 2018

Tata Motors expects to clock 20% CV growth in FY2018-19

Auto major Tata Motors Ltd expects to clock 20% growth in its commercial vehicles segment in fiscal 2018-19, riding on an overall uptrend in the economy.

Petrol prices reach record high: Rs. 86.25/liter in Mumbai

03 Sep 2018

Petrol prices reach record high: Rs. 86.25/liter in Mumbai

Over the past few months, petrol and diesel prices have consistently soared and, on Monday, prices touched a new high.

Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway to be extended till Delhi

20 Aug 2018

Gurugram-Mumbai Expressway to be extended till Delhi

Having already initiated the land-acquisition process for the mega Gurugram-Mumbai Greenfield Expressway project, the government is now planning to expand the road to Delhi.

How to apply for your driving license online

18 Aug 2018

How to apply for your driving license online

The Indian law requires all citizens, aged 18 or above, to hold a driver's license issued in their name, to be able to drive anywhere in India.

Driving license, pollution-certificates can now be carried in digital form

18 Jul 2018

Driving license, pollution-certificates can now be carried in digital form

On Tuesday, the government announced that driving licenses and pollution control certificates can now be carried in digital forms.

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

01 Jul 2018

Bureaucratic rejig at Center: Alka Tiwari appointed new CVC Secretary

IAS officer Alka Tiwari has been named the Secretary of anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as part of a major senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

14 Jun 2018

Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

Indian government approves Quadricycles, a new vehicle category

07 Jun 2018

Indian government approves Quadricycles, a new vehicle category

After a long legal battle, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finally approved Quadricycles as a new category of small vehicles.

Now, you can apply for driver's license and turn organ-donor

07 May 2018

Now, you can apply for driver's license and turn organ-donor

If victims of fatal accidents pledged to donate their organs, India would have toppled Spain from being the world leader in organ donation by now.

Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos

19 Apr 2018

Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos

Commercial driving licenses will not be required henceforth for driving taxis, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws, and two wheelers (for food delivery, transport services etc.), the government has announced.

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed in three years

17 Apr 2018

Delhi-Mumbai Expressway to be completed in three years

The new Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will take three years and about Rs. 1 lakh crore to complete, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

04 Mar 2018

President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

The vehicles of India's top constitutional authorities - the President, Vice President, Governors and L-Gs, will soon have to display their registration numbers.

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

15 Jan 2018

Lajpat Nagar flyover opens after first phase of repair completes

Almost a fortnight after the Lajpat Nagar flyover was closed due to repair work of a massive gap that appeared on the stretch, the flyover was re-opened for commuters on Monday by the Public Works Department (PWD).

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

06 Jan 2018

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

Vehicles of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and other constitutional authorities like Governors and Lieutenant-Governors will display registration-numbers and not the State Emblem of India, said government.

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

28 Dec 2017

Maharashtra to use recycled-plastic for constructing roads

Maharashtra Government, after proposing plastic ban, is looking to create tie-ups between waste-to-energy units and municipal bodies, cement plants, and industries for disposing of plastic waste.

Bengaluru fourth deadliest city for motorists

16 Nov 2017

Bengaluru fourth deadliest city for motorists

This year, approximately 500 individuals have died so far navigating Bangalore's streets, making it the nation's fourth-deadliest city for motorists.

Come 2019, cars must have airbags, parking & speed-alert sensors

29 Oct 2017

Come 2019, cars must have airbags, parking & speed-alert sensors

From 2019 onwards, all cars will have features like "airbags, seat-belt reminders, alert systems for speed beyond 80 kph, reverse parking sensors and manual override over the central locking system for emergencies".

From 31 October, no need to stop at highway toll-booths

18 Sep 2017

From 31 October, no need to stop at highway toll-booths

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) will finally become a reality for pan-India on 31st October.

Delhi: Roads of the national capital are India's bloodiest

07 Sep 2017

Delhi: Roads of the national capital are India's bloodiest

Delhi recorded the highest number of road accident deaths in 2016, according to "Road Accidents in India 2016" report by Road Transport and Highways Ministry.

Is Uma Bharti protesting her demotion with a padyatra?

06 Sep 2017

Is Uma Bharti protesting her demotion with a padyatra?

Uma Bharti, who was shunted out of the water resources and Ganga rejuvenation portfolio, will be taking a padyatra along the Ganga next month.

Delhi: JNU's reaction to Sitharaman's appointment as Defense Minister

04 Sep 2017

Delhi: JNU's reaction to Sitharaman's appointment as Defense Minister

Ahead of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University polls on 8 September, the appointment of JNU alumna Nirmala Sitharaman as the Defense Minister has become a heated subject of discussion among the university's political parties.

Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

26 Aug 2017

Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

PM Narendra Modi has announced Rs. 500cr as relief for flood-hit Bihar after he undertook an aerial survey of the state along with CM Nitish Kumar.

Futuristic travel: India could soon have metrinos, hyperloops and more!

27 Jul 2017

Futuristic travel: India could soon have metrinos, hyperloops and more!

Public transportation in India is set for a massive overhaul. If all goes according to plan, citizens can expect to have as many as six new modes of rapid mass transport.

Himachal Pradesh: 28 killed as bus falls into gorge

20 Jul 2017

Himachal Pradesh: 28 killed as bus falls into gorge

At least 28 people were killed when a bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Rampur this morning at around 9:15am.

Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

15 Jul 2017

Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

Highways within cities exempt from liquor ban: SC clarifies

04 Jul 2017

Highways within cities exempt from liquor ban: SC clarifies

In a major relief to businesses, the SC said that bars on city roads will be exempt from the highway liquor ban.

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

22 Jun 2017

Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary

16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.

NHAI looking to launch an international subsidiary

05 Jun 2017

NHAI looking to launch an international subsidiary

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to launch a dedicated international subsidiary for construction of roads and highways abroad, especially in South Asia.