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HT Picks: New Reads

This week’s pick of interesting reads includes a book that demystifies economic theories, an exploration of what it means to lose one’s home, and a novel about the dark power of secrets
This week’s reading list includes a book that explains a heavy subject with a light touch, and novels that deal with the trauma of losing home and with dark secrets.(HT Team)
This week’s reading list includes a book that explains a heavy subject with a light touch, and novels that deal with the trauma of losing home and with dark secrets.(HT Team)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 04:07 PM IST
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‘Yamaraj’ appears on city streets to spread road safety message

“Yes! I am Yamaraj. I am here to warn you,” said Kumar Gaurav, an artiste-cum-social activist, who in the garb of Yamaraj, has taken his NGO Yuva’s road safety campaign to the streets.
.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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Updated on Jan 10, 2020 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAmarpal Singh, Ludhiana

Role models for road safety

These stories, as told by citizens, demonstrate why it’s important to lead by example in matters of road safety.
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(iStock)
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(iStock)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 02:17 PM IST
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Becoming a responsible driver: From then to now

The surge in road accidents has been an eye-opener for many, who now hold road safety in the highest regard. We spoke to citizens to understand how and when they decided to take road safety more seriously.
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(Pexels)
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(Pexels)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 11:33 AM IST
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Road safety rules that people are most lax about

Road accidents claim more than 1.35 million lives in India each year. We spoke to citizens to find out what they think are the traffic rules most people are careless about.
Around 149,000 people lost their lives on Indian roads in 2018.(iStock)
Around 149,000 people lost their lives on Indian roads in 2018.(iStock)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Punjabi singer Karan Aujla fined for traffic violations in Mohali

Police had swung into action after a TikTok video was shared on different social media groups, showing the singer, his friends and fans driving dangerously without wearing seat belts on the Airport Road
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Published on Dec 03, 2019 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByHT Correspondent, Mohali

Driving without helmet, jumping red light common violations in Patiala district

Of 21,495 challans issued till October 31 this year, 4,435 were for riding two-wheelers without wearing a helmet and 3,378 for jumping red light; triple-riding and speeding are other common violations
MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS, FATAL THRILLS: Four youth riding a motorbike without wearing helmets on Patiala-Sangrur road on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS, FATAL THRILLS: Four youth riding a motorbike without wearing helmets on Patiala-Sangrur road on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Patiala

Driver without seat belt: UT police vehicle issued 2K challan

Sources say in such cases the erring cops are made to pay the fine from their own pocket
The picture taken at Sector 31 was shared by a passerby.(HT PHOTO)
The picture taken at Sector 31 was shared by a passerby.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 12:02 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Noida bus owner fined for driver not ‘wearing a helmet’

The bus is owned by Nirankar Singh, a resident of Sector 12, who runs a transport company that gives buses on hire to schools and various offices in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
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Updated on Sep 20, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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Noida | ByTanmayee Tyagi

Truck owner, driver fined 2 lakh for nine offences; highest in Delhi

The penalties, which transport officials said is the highest in Delhi so far, were imposed for violations including overloading and driving without a proper license.
The truck was slapped a penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000 for overloading with an additional fine of(HT image)
The truck was slapped a penalty of 20,000 for overloading with an additional fine of(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 05:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

2 Ghaziabad cops booked after man dies of heart attack during traffic check

Ghaziabad police said Tuesday they have identified two traffic cops who were deployed where the incident took place.
The family, in its complaint, alleged the officials allegedly used harsh language and stopped the car by hitting the baton on its bonnet near NH-9.(HT image)
The family, in its complaint, alleged the officials allegedly used harsh language and stopped the car by hitting the baton on its bonnet near NH-9.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:06 AM IST
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Gujarat cuts road fines as clamour for rollback rises

The move comes a day after Odisha announced a moratorium on the implementation of the new fines following clashes over the weekend after an aggressive protest from people against the steep hike in traffic fines.
At least 12 more states have not implemented the new MV Act over the increased penalties, with some of them saying they are considering revising the fines in the coming days.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
At least 12 more states have not implemented the new MV Act over the increased penalties, with some of them saying they are considering revising the fines in the coming days.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 10, 2019 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Watch: Police raise awareness about seat belt in unusual way, impress Twitter

Shared on Twitter by Rahul Srivastav, the video demonstrates the difference between driving with a seat belt on versus without it.
The clip left many impressed and they praised cops for this unusual demo.(Twitter/@upcoprahul)
The clip left many impressed and they praised cops for this unusual demo.(Twitter/@upcoprahul)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

New motor vehicles bill likely to bring relief from Ludhiana traffic chaos, say experts

89,580 challans for violations were issued from January 1 to July 31 this year
On an average, the department issues 400 challans to traffic violators everyday.(HT PHOTO)
On an average, the department issues 400 challans to traffic violators everyday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 10:33 PM IST
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ByAmarpal Singh, Ludhiana

22-year-old thrown out of car after it hits barrier on Signature Bridge, dies

The student, identified as Ashish Kumar alias Monti, fell almost 40 feet down from the bridge. His head hit a concrete road and he died on the spot, the police said.
A 22-year-old B.Com final-year student was killed and his friend critically injured after their car hit a concrete roadside barrier on the Signature Bridge, causing him to come flying out through the vehicle’s window and fall off the bridge.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A 22-year-old B.Com final-year student was killed and his friend critically injured after their car hit a concrete roadside barrier on the Signature Bridge, causing him to come flying out through the vehicle’s window and fall off the bridge.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 12:57 PM IST
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Brother-sister duo among four killed as car plunges into canal in Ludhiana

According to rescuers, the victims got stuck as they failed to unlock seat belts.
All the four occupants of the car drowned in the canal, police said, adding that the bodies were later fished out.(HT Photo)
All the four occupants of the car drowned in the canal, police said, adding that the bodies were later fished out.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 10:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent

Manager, 39, dies in burning car, cops say could not unfasten seat belt

Police said Madhav Chaturvedi (39) tried to get out of the car, but apparently got stuck due to the seat belt.
Police inspect a burned car near Sambalki village, Sector 82 in Mohali on Friday.(Anil Dayal/HT PHOTO)
Police inspect a burned car near Sambalki village, Sector 82 in Mohali on Friday.(Anil Dayal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | ByShailee Dogra

Child road safety report sets off alarm bells, minister Gadkari says it’s a ‘failure’ for him

Gadkari, who launched the ‘Rear Seat-Belt Usage and Child Road Safety in India’ report, pointed that almost 90% Indians also face safety risks by not using rear seat belts.
Pune, India - December 23, 2018: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari,during Press conference at Hotel Westin, Koregaon Park in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 23, 2018.-HT photo
Pune, India - December 23, 2018: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari,during Press conference at Hotel Westin, Koregaon Park in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 23, 2018.-HT photo
Published on Jan 11, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Four engineering students killed in accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur

According to police, the speeding car in which the eight students were travelling collided with a garbage dumper of the Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC) on the other side of the road after hitting a divider in Lalapet area
Four engineering students were killed and four others injured when their car hit a dumper in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur town (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
Four engineering students were killed and four others injured when their car hit a dumper in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur town (Representative Photo)(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 31, 2018 04:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | ByGali Nagaraja

RBI a seat belt for govt, autonomy must be respected: Raghuram Rajan

Pitching for respecting the institutional autonomy of the RBI, he said the central bank has the liberty to say no if the government pushes it to be lenient.
Amid mounting tension between the Reserve Bank and the finance ministry, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday said the central bank is like a seat belt in a car, without which accidents can happen(Reuters File Photo)
Amid mounting tension between the Reserve Bank and the finance ministry, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday said the central bank is like a seat belt in a car, without which accidents can happen(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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Haryana records 14 deaths every day in road mishaps

As many as 5,120 people lost their lives in 11,258 road accidents that took place in Haryana in 2017, a slight increase from 2016 when state recorded 5,024 deaths in 11,234 accidents.
The data shows that a maximum of 1,256 casualties occurred in 2,817 hit-and-run accidents, highlighting public apathy towards the victims.(HT File)
The data shows that a maximum of 1,256 casualties occurred in 2,817 hit-and-run accidents, highlighting public apathy towards the victims.(HT File)
Published on Oct 15, 2018 09:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent

Drive against lane violation, 563 fined in three months

The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.
The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)
The Delhi Traffic Police has started a crackdown on lane violations to make commuting safer. In the last three months, the traffic department fined 563 drivers for moving across lanes, as part of a special drive.(Raj K Raj/HT file PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2018 01:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySoumya Pillai

NT Rama Rao’s son was not wearing seat belt during car crash, says police

Nalagonda SP A V Ranganath said the actor-politician was thrown out of the car after it hit the median and fell on the other side of the road as the doors of the vehicle were flung open in the impact.
Nandamuri Harikrishna was killed in a car accident on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Nandamuri Harikrishna was killed in a car accident on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 08:33 AM IST
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Hyderabad/Amravati | ByPress Trust of India

GB Nagar police tie rakhis to traffic violators

The idea of tying them rakhis was to make them realise that even though they may be ready to put their lives at risk, the police are still trying to protect them.
The police tied rakhis to anyone who was found driving on the wrong side of the road, or riding without a helmet or a seat belt.
The police tied rakhis to anyone who was found driving on the wrong side of the road, or riding without a helmet or a seat belt.
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 05:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | ByHT Correspondent

Cab driver hangs himself from tree with seat belt in Manesar

In a suicide note, purportedly written by the driver, he said his wife was responsible for his death.
Police said the victim, a native of Mahendragarh, had a dispute with his wife and she left him and went to stay with her family.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Police said the victim, a native of Mahendragarh, had a dispute with his wife and she left him and went to stay with her family.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 22, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

India Couture Week 2018: My lehengas are not for one time use—they’re forever, says Reynu Taandon

At this year’s India Couture Week presented by Hindustan Times and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance, designer Reynu Taandon is bringing forward a fresh collection for young brides.
Designer Reynu Taandon’s latest collection is designed considering modern brides who want a classic and sexy twist to the outfits.
Designer Reynu Taandon’s latest collection is designed considering modern brides who want a classic and sexy twist to the outfits.
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Kalra

Fire panic on Air India flight as cigarette stub in washroom bin flares up

Officials later learnt that one of the passengers had lit a cigarette in the washroom and dropped the burning stub into the dustbin, igniting its contents.
A cigarette stub left by a passenger on an Air India flight caught fire causing 15 minutes of panic before it was doused.(HT File (Representational Image))
A cigarette stub left by a passenger on an Air India flight caught fire causing 15 minutes of panic before it was doused.(HT File (Representational Image))
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNeha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Instagram live video captures Pune youth speeding to his death

The video shows a smiling Jadhav and the car’s speedometer displaying the vehicle speeding at above 120km per hour.
Shubham Jadhav was not wearing the seat belt, at the time of the accident.(HT PHOTO)
Shubham Jadhav was not wearing the seat belt, at the time of the accident.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 16, 2018 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

Pune police traffic department to cancel licences of people caught speaking on phones while driving

The increase in the number of violations and accidents have pushed the police department to take this decision.
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.
In a fortnight, traffic police have caught 5,075 people using mobile phones while driving.
Updated on May 07, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Noida to observe road safety week from April 23 to 29

This is the second time this year that the road safety week will be observed. It was organised earlier in January as well.
A checking drive will be organised on the third day, April 25, to check violation of seat belt and helmet rules.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A checking drive will be organised on the third day, April 25, to check violation of seat belt and helmet rules.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 09:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySnehil SInha, Noida
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