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Five vehicles damaged in serial accident near State Bank

Mangaluru: A 407 tempo driver lost control over his vehicle and caused a serial accident at Nellikai road near State Bank here on Saturday July 4.

As a result five vehicles which were parked near the road badly damaged. The 407 tempo rammed into a Verna car, an Omni, a Honda Activa and a bike.

After the hitting the vehicles, the tempo crashed into the board of Balaji Sanitary shop and came to a halt.

Police sources said that the accident occurred due to the brake fail. Traffic west police have registered a case.

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Vehicles stranded as landslide snaps Siliguri-Gangtok road

SILIGURI: Landslides near Rambhi, in the outskirts of Siliguri on way to the hills have disrupted the road traffic between Gangtok and the North Bengal hub.

An official of Border Road Organisation (BRO), which maintains roads in the hilly terrain of Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal, said the rain-triggered landslides at Swati Jhora spot near the hill village blocked the arterial NH 10 on June 25.

BRO personnel managed to open one side of the road for passage of small cars yesterday morning but boulders fell on that stretch soon after totally blocking the road again, the BRO official said.

The calamities caused a major traffic snarl-up as passenger and tourist vehicles lined up on both ends.

The vehicular traffic movement to Darjeeling town, however, remained unaffected as the Siliguri-Darjeeling route falls through a different stretch.

Kalimpong, being on the same route to Sikkim upto certain distance, was also cut off from the plains.
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Traffic jam: A never ending problem of B.C Road

Bantwal: The traffic jam in B.C Road has once again creating problem for the vehicle goers and the public.

On Sunday an argument broke between the drivers of a container lorry and a car. Due to which traffic was snarled in the region.

The car driver waylaid the container lorry alleging the vehicle has brushed his car. The lady homeguard police was watching the argument with helplessness.

Finally locals jumped into the matter and took task on the car driver. Locals ordered the driver to park his car off the road. On hearing this, the car driver finally stopped his argument and sped in his car. The traffic was cleared for smooth travelling.

In Panemangaluru and Melkar the situation was not different. Serpentine lines of vehicles were seen in these places too.

As it was Sunday and functions were taking place in almost all the halls traffic was more than other days said a local.


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NH66 or NH17?- National highway boards confuse vehicle goers

Surathkal: The national highway connecting Panvel in Maharashtra with Kochi in Kerala was renamed as NH66 in April 2011. Earlier the highway was called NH17. It’s been three years since the name of highway which connects major states like Maharashtra, Goa, Karnatka and Kerala has been changed. But the name board still holds the name NH17. Nobody has bothered to change the name board.

The two name boards located on both side of the road in Surathkal leaves people in confusion as in one board the road is mentioned as NH66 and in the other as NH17. This is not the only board which gives wrong information to the travelers. More than three-four boards installed from NITK to Udupi have the same mistakes.

The travelers who are new to the region get confused with the mistakes of the district administration and the highway authority. The highway work is also incomplete in many places which is a big problem for vehicle goers, adding more trouble to this is the name plates with different information.
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Mexican students torch cars after 43 feared massacred

Mexico: Furious protesters burned several vehicles and threw firebombs at a southern Mexican state's headquarters after authorities indicated that gang hitmen had slaughtered 43 missing students.

More than 300 students, many wearing masks, descended on the Guerrero government headquarters in Chilpancingo, threw rocks at its windows and burned around 10 vehicles, including trucks and a federal police vehicle.

"We are asking the same thing as usual. We want to see our comrades alive," a masked student told AFP yesterday.

The case has repulsed Mexico since gang-linked police attacked busloads of students in the Guerrero city of Iguala on September 26, in a night of violence that left six people dead and the 43 missing.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said Friday that three Guerreros Unidos gang members confessed to receiving the students from the police, killing them and incinerating their bodies.

But parents of the missing and fellow students at their teacher-training college near Chilpancingo refuse to believe the authorities until they get DNA results from independent Argentine forensic experts.


  • Published in World
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