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Bus operators further said the state government has not given any clarity on restarting school buses.(HT FILE)

Starting school buses in Mumbai won’t be easy, say operators

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Since school buses are not plying for nine months now, operators said they would have to bear a lot of losses before restarting operations.
Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)
Doing things together, like learning a new skill, reading a book, or exploring a new cuisine, helps strengthen bonds between parents and children.(Getty Images)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: In a lockdown, set joy, creativity free in children

By HT Readers’ Take
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 02:04 AM IST
Even as the Covid-19 crisis is yet to be controlled, parents can utilise the lockdown time innovatively with their children, teaching them yoga, gardening and cooking, helping them explore art and other creative avenues and spending quality time with them to truly understand bonding within families, say Hindustan Times readers from Chandigarh
The bus of Akal Ashram Academy at Chunni village in Mohali district after the accident on Monday morning.(HT Photo)
The bus of Akal Ashram Academy at Chunni village in Mohali district after the accident on Monday morning.(HT Photo)

20 children injured as speeding school bus overturns in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Children of Akal Academy in Chunni, Fatehgarh Sahib, escaped with minor injuries after their school bus hit an electricity pole and overturned in a field in Kharar. Bus driver was arrested.

Three school buses fined for traffic violations in UT

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The State Transport Authority also impounded four auto rickshaws for violating provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act
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7 kids hurt as school bus overturns in Nakodar

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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LONGOWAL VAN TRAGEDY Sangrur admn to shift all 200 students to govt schools

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
Schoolchildren pack auto-rickshaw on their way to school at Bhadson Road in Patiala on Saturday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Safe School Vahan scheme: 197 challans issued in 2019

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:50 PM IST
SAFETY FIRST The scheme aims at ensuring safety of school children while following the norms of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988; district admn is responsible for its implementation
Four students, aged between four and six, were killed and eight others injured on Saturday after their school van caught fire in Longowal town of Punjab’s Sangrur district(HT Photo)
Four students, aged between four and six, were killed and eight others injured on Saturday after their school van caught fire in Longowal town of Punjab’s Sangrur district(HT Photo)

4 students killed as school van catches fire in Punjab’s Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 04:13 PM IST
They said a dozen students were travelling in the van belonging to Simran Public School in Longowal. The driver managed to pull out eight children, who have been admitted to a hospital in nearby Sunam.
The child studies in a private school in Baddi and lives with her maternal aunt at a village in the Pinjore block of Panchkula district on the Haryana-Himachal Pradesh border.(HT)
The child studies in a private school in Baddi and lives with her maternal aunt at a village in the Pinjore block of Panchkula district on the Haryana-Himachal Pradesh border.(HT)

Four-year-old girl raped in school bus by driver in Baddi near Panchkula

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Police team in industrial town on Himachal-Haryana border to arrest driver; victim hospitalised, initial examination confirms sexual assault
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Punjab roadways driver gets 2-yr jail for death of minor in accident

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:03 AM IST
The speeding bus rammed into a school bus killing an 11-year-old student and injuring three others in 2018
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Panchkula schools directed to designate separate entry, exit gates

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Deputy commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja held a meeting with the representatives of government and private schools of the district
Through its #BreatheFree campaign, Volvo India is actively promoting and providing innovations to bring down air pollution in the country.(Volvo)
Through its #BreatheFree campaign, Volvo India is actively promoting and providing innovations to bring down air pollution in the country.(Volvo)

Coming up: On-the-go air purifiers for school buses in your city

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Air pollution has damaging effects on the brains of infants and children, leading to loss of IQ and, in turn, poor grades at school.
The court observed that the state government’s directions were apparently not strictly followed.(Representative photo/HT)
The court observed that the state government’s directions were apparently not strictly followed.(Representative photo/HT)
WhatsApp is like flying blind. It expunges context and exaggerates tone(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
WhatsApp is like flying blind. It expunges context and exaggerates tone(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

This Indian Life by Shoba Narayan: On conquering WhatsApp addiction

Hindustan Times | By Shoba Narayan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Tips and tricks for the most common instant messaging problems
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Punjab Roadways GM, driver to pay 5.90 lakh to parents of schoolboy killed in 2018 mishap

Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Incident took place in February 2018 when the roadways bus rammed into a school bus, killing the 11-year-old on the spot
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)
Adding more public buses to its fleet and preparedness of the Delhi Metro will be key to the success of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme that is likely to be implemented in November to check the rise in pollution levels.(Hindustan Times)

Buses still not enough to handle extra odd-even rush: Experts

UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:07 PM IST
The biggest hurdle that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is likely to face in the implementation of the scheme is the limited number of public buses available in the city.
A cop trying to pacify protesters in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
A cop trying to pacify protesters in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

School van driver accused of rape bid on 4-year-old girl arrested in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:29 PM IST
High drama was witnessed as parents of kids studying at the private school blame authorities for inaction
The CBI produces a Class 11 student (Face Covered) in Pradyuman Thakur murder case of Ryan International School in (Juvenile Justice Board) JJB. 16 year old juvenile accused will be treated as an adult; the juvenile justice board pronounced the order, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. ( Photo by/Hindustan Times)(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
The CBI produces a Class 11 student (Face Covered) in Pradyuman Thakur murder case of Ryan International School in (Juvenile Justice Board) JJB. 16 year old juvenile accused will be treated as an adult; the juvenile justice board pronounced the order, in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. ( Photo by/Hindustan Times)(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)

One murder, three families, and a long wait for justice

Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 07:24 PM IST
The murder had left parents across the country outraged and deeply worried, and created a stir in the city regarding the security of children.
After the incident, the driver was shifted to various hospitals and died on September 1.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
After the incident, the driver was shifted to various hospitals and died on September 1.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Driver mistaken for thief near Mumbai, lynched; 4 held

Hindustan Times, Palghar | By Ram Parmar, Palghar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 02:28 AM IST
The accused belong to a rival group that also operates buses for schools and had attacked the driver believing he was trying to steal the battery of one of their buses, the police said.
While transporters have expressed resentment over the step and said they feared a loss of business, the government has formed a committee and asked all the protesting parties to submit their suggestions.(HT/Dheeraj Dhawan)
While transporters have expressed resentment over the step and said they feared a loss of business, the government has formed a committee and asked all the protesting parties to submit their suggestions.(HT/Dheeraj Dhawan)

New rules promise safe ride for UP school kids

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 06:26 PM IST
E-rickshaws, autos, tempos won’t be allowed to ferry school children; female attendant mandatory on school bus
Shehbaz Khan(HT Photo)
Shehbaz Khan(HT Photo)

16-year-old boy crushed under reversing school bus in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Shehbaz and his four friends used to go to school together. On Friday, his friends were behind him and had a narrow escape.
Ghaziabad development authority officials said the developer, on their directions, on Tuesday started putting up sand bags to plug the cave-in breach.
Ghaziabad development authority officials said the developer, on their directions, on Tuesday started putting up sand bags to plug the cave-in breach.

Road cave-in at Ghaziabad’s Ahimsa Khand II leading to chaos, GDA to lodge police complaint

Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:23 AM IST
Officials of the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) said repair work on the caved-in stretch is being carried out by the developer whose project is located next to the road. The developer has been told to expedite the work.

3,424 vehicles ferrying school kids found unfit in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:07 AM IST
As many as 46,444 vehicles are engaged in transporting school children across the state, as per the government. Initially, over 6,000 of them were found unfit and operators were asked to obtain NoC after rectifying the shortcomings.
This year, between January 1 and July 31, at least 57 schools buses were pulled up for different violations across the city.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
This year, between January 1 and July 31, at least 57 schools buses were pulled up for different violations across the city.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Unsafe commute: Since Jan, 57 Delhi school buses challaned

New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Delhi traffic police data shows that of the 57 fines issued to school bus drivers, including those of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses that get affiliated with schools, at least 18 were for speeding while 25 of these drivers were caught rash driving.
The accident spot at Sector-6A in Kamothe, where a speeding car mowed down a seven-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man on Sunday.(Hindustan Times)
The accident spot at Sector-6A in Kamothe, where a speeding car mowed down a seven-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man on Sunday.(Hindustan Times)

Kamothe accident: Locals want footpaths cleared, demand fair probe into crash

Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:28 AM IST
Residents say footpaths are encroached upon by illegal hawkers
Noida traffic police has also issued an advisory to install speed governors on buses and vans.(Sourced)
Noida traffic police has also issued an advisory to install speed governors on buses and vans.(Sourced)

427 school buses, vans fined for lacking safety measures in Noida

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:03 PM IST
Every day, the police are conducting special drives against traffic violators, drink driving, drinking in public places, illegal spa centres, etc. The action against school buses is the 11th drive under the initiative.

Man arrested for pelting stones at Kalyan school bus

Hindustan Times | By Ankita G Menon, Kalyan
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:49 PM IST
The accused, Junaid Ansari, had a scuffle with the school bus driver on Thursday and he attacked the bus to take revenge although the bus driver was not the same one
Shahid Ahmed,SHO, Sector 50 police station said, “The suspect fled the spot with the bus.” A case was registered against the suspect under sections 279 and 304A at Sector 50 police station.(HT Photo)
Shahid Ahmed,SHO, Sector 50 police station said, “The suspect fled the spot with the bus.” A case was registered against the suspect under sections 279 and 304A at Sector 50 police station.(HT Photo)

Man killed after bus hits motorbike near Vatika Chowk, Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 04:34 AM IST
Due to the impact of the collision, the driver of the motocycle was thrown off the vehicle but the victim, who was riding pillion, came under the bus.
A student and a bus conductor sustained injuries after a private school bus ferrying at least 30 students tipped over following a collision with a tractor at Pachgaon Chowk.
A student and a bus conductor sustained injuries after a private school bus ferrying at least 30 students tipped over following a collision with a tractor at Pachgaon Chowk.

Student, conductor hurt as school bus overturns

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 12:29 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place around 7.30am, when the bus was picking up school students.
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