- Odd-Even scheme: SC had supported it earlier(14:04)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The odd-even vehicle rotation scheme of Delhi government, which is set to return to the national capital, was implemented twice earlier and the matter had reached even the Supreme Court due to a controversy.
- Oppn slams Kejriwal for return of odd-even scheme(09:52)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The announcement of the relaunch of the odd-even scheme in Delhi evoked criticism for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with the opposition calling it "election stunt" and drama.
- Delhi needs comprehensive plan to fight pollution: Experts(09:42)
By Pragya Singh
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Without a comprehensive plan to address air pollution in the national capital, the odd-even scheme that is set to make a comeback in November will only provide limited gains, environment experts say.
- Delhi EV policy awaits notification as odd-even returns(09:38)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Even as the Delhi government has announced odd-even scheme to be enforced in November to reduce air pollution, it is yet to notify its Electric Vehicle Policy prepared almost a year back to curb vehicular pollution.
- Pollution dipped in last 3 years, still Delhi to have odd-even scheme(09:36)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) In the last three years, pollution in Delhi decreased by 25 per cent. This is what Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on September 6 but just seven days later, he announced 'Odd-Even' scheme for private vehicles from November 4 to 15 to reduce pollution.
- More than 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA(13:42)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India said on Sunday that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, amid reports that Pakistan was moving additional forces to the border with India.
- Pak steps up infiltration bids, FATF watching(10:26)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As Pakistan scales up its efforts to push terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) into Jammu and Kashmir, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog on terror activities, is watching.
- Security beefed up along the LoC over Pak's aggressive stance(09:56)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian Army has intensified its presence along the Line of Control (LoC) in view of Pakistan's increased aggressive posture along with direct and indirect threats of war ever since Parliament ended special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6.
- Govt focusing on development of J&K, terrorists creating hurdles(09:42)
By Rajnish Singh
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) After ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has been focusing on implementing various developmental schemes but terror groups are creating hurdles by threatening people and stopping them from carrying out normal day-to-day activities.
- One-third of Pak's criminal cases are of domestic violence(13:10)
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) In the case of Pakistan, which ranks sixth on the list of the most dangerous countries for women, it is not possible to change gendered social norms regarding domestic violence by only focusing on legal reform, according to a recent report published in the Journal of International Womens Studies.
- Is liberal democracy under threat? (Column: Active Voice)(09:48)
By Amit Kapoor
Every century has its own defining moment. For the nineteenth century, it was the juxtaposition of imperialism with the industrial revolution while for the twentieth century it was the World Wars and the advent of technology. The world in the twenty-first century seems to be at a similar crossroads. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, liberal democracies seemed to be the best form of societal organisation. The trust on the political order was so high that Francis Fukuyama claimed that it is the end of mankind's ideological evolution and the future belongs to liberal democracies.
- Mamata govt's red light to new Motor Vehicles Act(09:30)
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Railing against "very harsh" penalties for traffic violations and raising the question of federalism, West Bengals Mamata Banerjee government has announced the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 2019, passed by Parliament, will not be implemented in the state.
- Karnataka set to slash hefty fines on traffic offenders(09:26)
By Fakir Balaji
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) Bowing to public pressure and the partys state unit cadres demand, the BJP-ruled Karnataka government looks set to reduce the hefty fines imposed on traffic offenders under the recently-amended Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 2019.
- New MVA - A double whammy for Gadkari(09:20)
By Quaid Najmi
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari might never have expected so many speed breakers to the implementation of his pet project - the amended Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) which has stipulated stringent penalties, both fines and punishments - for traffic rules violators.
- Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules(09:20)
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, has decided to focus on educating them rather than imposing penalties till Sunday, while its neighbouring Congress-ruled Punjab and BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh have deferred the new traffic rules for the time being.
- New traffic violation penalties trigger row(09:18)
By Rajnish Singh
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Unveiling of the new Motor Vehicle Act, which prescribes steep hike in the fine for traffic violations, has triggered a big controversy and an increasing number of states have decided not to implement it, arguing that it puts disproportionate burden on the people.