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Tag: Traffic Norms

Mishap During Traffic Check
VIRAL VIDEO: 3 Persons Fall Off Bike While Policemen Rush With Sticks To Stop Them

These images are from Goshani Nuagaon in Ganjam district, Odisha where 3 persons on a motorcycle are trying to avoid the police during a traffic check. The trio, who are in violation of traffic rules, managed to escape the first policeman, but the rider lost control after being poked with a stick by the second policeman.

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  • Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Column: The Limits of Media Freedom

For those unfamiliar with the incident, here is a brief outline. A young lady is fined by traffic police for helmet-less driving. In next to no time, hordes of TV camera crews, quick to sense an opportunity for a juicy story, converge on the scene and demand a byte. The girl does her best not […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
MLA Ananta Jena Fined For Violating New Traffic Rules

Bhubaneswar: Amid brewing public discontent over alleged traffic police leniency towards government officials, former Bhubaneswar Mayor and sitting MLA Ananta Narayan Jena was fined by cops today for violating rules under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 which came into effect from September 1. Jena, who is an MLA from Bhubaneswar-Central constituency was fined […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
No Need To Panic Over New Motor Vehicles Act: Transport Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Amid brewing public dissatisfaction over police crackdown and collection of hefty fines from motorists violating revised traffic rules enforced under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act from September 1, the State government today urged people to get their necessary documents ready without fearing the tightened norms. “People don’t need to panic over the new […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Op-Ed: State Govt’s Credo: Act First, Think Later

Act first, think later. That has long been the way the state government has gone about its business of running Odisha. Let us take only two recent examples. Having first tom-tommed the KALIA scheme for faremers as a ‘game changer’ and ‘a model for the rest of the country’ and having reaped its benefits in […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
A reality check on 'No Helmet, No Petrol' rule in Odisha

Cuttack/Balasore/Rourkela: With an aim to reduce fatalities in road accidents ‘No Helmet, No Petrol’ rule for two-wheeler riders was introduced in Cuttack district in July 2016. It was then said that this rule will be implemented strictly to prevent fatalities in case of road accidents, however the public response and adherence seem to have faded […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Restrictions on wedding processions on 5 major routes in capital

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Tuesday banned marriage processions on five major arterial routes of the city in order to ease traffic movement, ensure smooth passage to essential services  and reduce inconvenience to commuters during the processions. Police sources said from February 1, major arterial routes – New Airport Crossing-Acharya Vihar via AG Square, Raj Bhawan Square-KIIT Square, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021

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