Uttarakhand disaster: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers (A year after)

Uttarakhand disaster: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers (A year after)

...d by the government to ensure more safety, lesser environmental damage and prompt rescue of those trapped in the difficult terrain between the route of the Char Dham Yatra – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Locals rue

One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes

One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes

...h little thought on safety. To put this disquieting data in perspective, almost half the equivalent population of some countries like Iceland or the Maldives is wiped out on Indian roads every year. As

2013 Uttarakhand disaster: Rajnath reviews restoration

2013 Uttarakhand disaster: Rajnath reviews restoration

New Delhi, June 17 ((Cnews)) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday reviewed the progress of restoration work following the 2013 natural disaster in Uttarakhand, a home ministry statement said. He reviewed the status in respect of

Poor business: Uttarakhand tourism still reeling from flood tragedy (A year after)

Poor business: Uttarakhand tourism still reeling from flood tragedy (A year after)

...ag (Uttarakhand), June 17 ((Cnews)) A year has passed since the great floods hit the picturesque Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, but the tourism industry on which the state is so dependent has clearly failed to bounce back,

17 Uttarakhand policemen convicted of murder

17 Uttarakhand policemen convicted of murder

New Delhi, June 6 ((Cnews)) A court Friday convicted 17 out of the 18 Uttarakhand policemen accused of killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shoot-out in Dehradun in 2009 for murder or conspiracy to murder.

Tatra case: Antony admitted V.K. Singh told him about bribe

Tatra case: Antony admitted V.K. Singh told him about bribe

...uo; purchase file. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a charge sheet against retired army officer Tejinder Singh following V.K. Singh’s allegation of bribery offer over irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra

Key data on road accidents in India (To go with: One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes)

Key data on road accidents in India (To go with: One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes)

...Bureau: – Overall, 1.2 million perished on Indian roads in past decade – 381 deaths and 1,287 injuries every day due to specific road accidents – 80 deaths and 14 injuries every day due to road-rail accidents

Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription (Column: Legal Ease)

Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription (Column: Legal Ease)

...ted proposition. The minister wants juvenile offenders accused of rape, murder, kidnapping and acid attacks to be tried in regular courts and suffer the consequences of their actions. Child rights activists and judicial pronouncements have

After women, Delhi is the most unsafe for children (IANS Special)

After women, Delhi is the most unsafe for children (IANS Special)

...gainst children at 6,124, while Mumbai reported 902 cases. Ranchi and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), and Asansol (West Bengal) did not witness a single crime against a children in the entire year. Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar

Badaun rape: Victims of hollow official claims and ground realities

Badaun rape: Victims of hollow official claims and ground realities

...ivil society and locals have revealed that the claim of completion of construction of such facilities is visible only on paper, and the ground realities paint a very different picture,” Nayak told (Cnews). While some toilets