Heavy fines for traffic rule violators have come into effect from today (September 1, 2019) across the country under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by the Parliament last month. Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari said that the new law aims to instill fear in the minds of traffic rule violators.
Here’s how much you penalty you will have to pay from today if you break traffic rules!
? No Seatbelt
Fine: Rs 1,000
? No Helmet
Fine: Rs 1,000 and up to 3 months Driving License disqualification
? Blocking way of emergency vehicles
Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 6 months jail or both
? Driving without license
Fine: Rs 5,000/up to 3 months jail or both
Rs 10,000/up to 1 year jail or both for subsequent offence
? Driving despite disqualification
Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 3 months jail or both
Fine: Rs 5,000/up to 3 months jail for first offence
Rs 10,000/up to 1 year jail or both
? Drunk Driving
Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 6 months in jail or both for first offence
Rs 15,000/up to 2 year jail or both for subsequent offence
? Jumping traffic lights / Dangerous Driving
Fine: Rs 1,000 – Rs 5,000/6-12 months jail or both
Rs 10,000/ 2 years jail or both for subsequent offence
? Use of horn and lord exhaust
Fine: Rs 1,000 for first offence
Rs 2,000 for subsequent offence
? Uninsured vehicle
Fine: Up to Rs 2,000/3 months in jail or both for first offence
Up to Rs 4,000/3 months in jail or both
? Using mobile phone while driving/Wrong Overtaking/Driving Against Traffic Flow
Fine: Rs 1,000 ? Rs 5,000/6-12 months in jail or both
Rs 10,000/2 years in jail or both for subsequent offence
? Offences by Juveniles
Fine: Guardian/vehicle owner to be deemed guilty;
Rs 25,000 with three years jail;
Cancellation of vehicle registration for 1 year, no license to accused juvenile till he attains age of 25 years
12-yr-old Nagpur boy dies after trying to imitate a deadly YouTube video
A 12-year-old boy named Agranya Barapatre in Nagpur breathed his last after trying to imitate a video on YouTube at his neighbour’s place. The woman, in the video, is seen demonstrating how she escaped with her hands tied behind, gagged and face covered with scarves. He was found hanging from a wooden ladder’s stick on the neighbour’s terrace but there was no knot on the scarf.
Upon inspection, it was learnt that Agranya had downloaded a video titled ‘Full face cover challenge’ in his phone. Cops said that there was no reason for the teenager to commit suicide but the possibility of an accident could not be ruled out.
Arangya’s mother said the couple had no clue where the scarf came from; he only carried a chakri and a kite. She also revealed that her son usually played on their neighbour’s terrace
Reportedly, Agranya was undergoing a psychiatric treatment as he was a hyperactive kid who wasn’t attentive in studies. He was good with using phones and application so his family tried to keep the phone away from him. However, he would somehow always locate the phone.
Agranya, the only child to his parents, was supposed to be felicitated at his school on Thursday during Republic Day for securing second position at a double-lathi event at the third National Traditional Lathi Sports Championship in Indore.
Post the incident, he was rushed to Government Medical College but was declared dead. Sakkardara Police registered a case of accident death.
President’s Cup 2.0 kickstarts at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur
The second edition of the President’s Cup for Tennis Ball and Cricket was held in the sprawling campus of Delhi Public School (DPS MIHAN) on Friday, January 27. Gurudas Raut, a differently-abled international cricket player, captain of T20 World Cup 2019 and a recipient of many awards instituted by BCCI, ICC and VCA graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the event. Janak Shahu, Secretary, Physically Challenged Cricket Association was also present on this occasion.
Nidhi Yadav Principal at DPS MIHAN welcomed the guests by presenting saplings, which is the tradition of the school. In her welcome address, she highlighted the vision of President and Pro Vice Chairperson Tulika Kedia who ensures the best of sporting facilities are provided to the students for holistic education and for psycho- socio development.
She also thanked the Director Savita Jaiswal for her constant guidance and support. She expressed her gratitude for the benign presence of Raut to motivate the young players befitting to the occasion. She emphasized that he is a perfect role model for the budding cricketers.
Raut in his speech, appreciated the sporting facilities and encouragement given by the school for the development of sporting culture amongst the students. He emphasized that one should explore opportunities and believe in oneself to achieve one’s goal. He mentioned that with will power he could pursue cricket and achieve laurels at national and international level inspite of his limitations.
In this edition, six teams are competing for the coveted President’s Cup. The finals will be held on Monday 30th January 2023.
Naatu Naatu composer MM Keeravani is a great musician; just that he’s underrated: AR Rahman
SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has been making news for the past few weeks. Be it winning Golden Globe for the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ or being nominated for Oscars 2023, composer MM Keeravani is a national name now. The Oscar-Golden Globe-Grammy awards winner, AR Rahman said, spoke about MM Keeravani in a recent interview.
Expressing that Keeravani is ‘underrated’, he said, “You know what? MM Keeravani is a great composer, it’s just that he’s underrated. And I’m not sure if it’s true, Keeravani wanted to quit music in 2015 and retire. In fact, that’s when his career had actually started. And everyone noticed it. I believe when someone thinks their life is over, that’s when your life starts. You just need to live. I even tell my kids the same, ‘that gentleman (Keeravani), who’s been in the industry for 35 years, wanted to quit so early when his career actually started at that point.”
This video of Rahman’s interview about Keeravani has been appreciated on social media. And many users have also praised him for his positive and inspirational statements. Moreover, Keeravani will be conferred with Padma Shri this year, who once thought of quitting and wanted to retire in 2015.