Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7mn Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, especially on the road, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars, researchers said on Friday.

More school children dying in road accidents in India

India not only has the dubious distinction of having one of the worst road accident records in the world, but that these are taking more and more young lives, particularly of school children.

Over 3,600 killed in road accidents in Chhattisgarh last year

Over 3,600 people died and more than 12,000 people sustained injuries in road accidents in Chhattisgarh in the past one year, Home Minister Ramsevak Paikra told the state assembly.

10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh

At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh.

Delhi tops list for fatal road accidents

Delhi tops the list among cities in the country in terms of fatal road accidents with five people - four of whom are pedestrians and two-wheeler riders -- losing their lives every day, a report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed today.

Kerala vows to curb rising road accidents

Authorities in Kerala will get tough to curb rising fatal road accidents in the state, Transport Minister T Radhakrishnan said Tuesday.

RTO cancels licenses of 31 mini-buses` in Rajasthan, seizes 10 others

The Regional Transport Office has cancelled licenses of 31 mini-buses and 10 other buses were seized for being unfit for plying on the city roads in a bid to prevent road accidents, an official said on Sunday.

Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month: Gadkari

India`s Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said Thursday.

Road fatalities in Goa: 79 deaths in Jan-March

The number of fatalities in road accidents across Goa have been swelling each day since the beginning of this year, with 79 deaths reported in the first three months, according to official data.

20 killed in two road accidents in China

Twenty people were killed and 51 injured in two separate road accidents in southwest China, the authorities said Tuesday.

17, including 6 Indians, killed in two Nepal road accidents

At least 17 people, including six Indians, have been killed and 12 others injured in two separate road accidents in western Nepal, police said today.

Eight dead in Bengal road accident

Eight people, including a child, were killed and 11 others were injured in a road accident involving a truck and two microvans in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district Tuesday, police said.

Nine Hindu pilgrims killed in two Bihar accidents

Nine Hindu pilgrims were killed and nearly a dozen injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in Bihar`s Jamui and Saran districts.

Speeding trucks kill three in separate road accidents in Delhi

A motorcyclist was killed when a speeding truck hit him and dragged him for about three kilometres, police said on Sunday.

`More youth suffering spinal injuries from road accidents`

An increasing number of people in the 15-35 age group are suffering spinal injuries due to road accidents, doctors and officials said here Tuesday.

Seven dead in two road mishaps in Maharashtra

At least seven persons were killed and three injured in separate road accidents on the Mumbai-Agra-Ahmedabad highway, police said on Thursday.

1,786 people killed in Delhi road accidents in 2012

Delhi witnessed over 1,700 fatal road accidents in last year, a 13.26 per cent decrease from that of 2011, while strict enforcement saw maximum number of prosecution in drunken driving cases.

Now, mobile application to minimise accidents

A GPS traffic application like Waze can help minimise road accidents with better deployment of police at the most accident prone sites, shows a study.

One man killed, 18 others injured in road mishap

One person killed and 18 others injured in two road accidents in Bihar`s Banka district Wednesday, the police said.

Adhikar rally: 2 die, 20 injured on way to rally in road accidents

Two persons have died and 20 others were injured in road accidents in Bihar while coming for the JD(U)`s "Adhikar rally" here on Sunday, police said.