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"Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted

In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. 

"Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted. 

He said that the government has set a target of bringing down loss of lives due to accidents by 50 per cent within at most two years. 

Suneel Vatsayan also raised the issue to close alcohol shop on highways through his IOGT blog  
The government is also setting up a Motor Vehicle and Road Safety Regulation Authority. 

India has a dubious distinction which does not make us proud, Gadkari said, adding, vehicle safety standards shall also be improved and manufacturers' lobby shall be tackled appropriately. 

The minister said he will write to the home ministry on need for amending various Police Acts to prevent victimization of good samaritans. 

"We have begun a programme to rectify problems due to faulty …

DAV School joins Nada India campaign drug free school: Child'Right

It was heartening  to find the Principal and the teachers of the school open to ideas and their sincerity of purpose. The initial discussions between the principal  revealed that there was meeting of minds on the ground realities of the social dynamics reflected in the frictions that are evident in filial relations and the relations between the students, their parents  and the school authorities.Our deliberations with the principal focused on the problems of lifestyles which have resulted  in  tolerance if not acceptance of alcohol, alien to traditional families,  as part of the new habits, domestic discord, lack of parental control, influence of  the new media lack of proper communication at home etc.


 These maladies are further accentuated by  the negative impact of the exposure to the  influence of celebrity culture and lifestyles , peer pressure and unobstructed access to ideas and substances. The situation indeed is alarming and early intervention by the school and professionals f…

Nada India observed Mental Health Day at DAV Vasnat Kunj.

Nada India observed Mental Health Day at DAV Vasnat Kunj. Nada India conducted a workshop and trained students as peer counselors . These peer counselors will take Drug Free School campaign further.. 






I regret drunk driving: Lindsay Lohan...

Lindsay Lohan: I would never have got behind the wheel of a car after having a drink. (Source: AP) Lindsay Lohan: I would never have got behind the wheel of a car after having a drink. (Source: AP) Press Trust of India | London | Posted: October 6, 2014 3:22 pm Actress Lindsay Lohan, who was arrested twice for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2007, says she regrets her actions. Lohan, 28, who has also been in rehab nine times, vows never to drive drunk again, reported Contactmusic. “I would never have got behind the wheel of a car after having a drink. Ever,” the ‘Mean Girls’ actress said when asked what one thing about her life she would change. Lohan, who is currently starring in West End play ‘Speed-the-Plow’, says she had lost focus in the past but is determined to get her career back on track. “Acting is what I do, it’s therapeutic for me, it’s fun for me. At the end of the day that’s the most important thing. The diligence and focus you have to have, that I maybe lost s…