Now Call Bike Ambulance For Medical Emergency in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal Launches Pilot Project

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched bike-ambulance services for East Delhi on a pilot basis, saying it would provide quick pre-hospital response in congested areas. Talking to reporters after flagging off 16 bike ambulances outside the Delhi Secretariat here, Kejriwal said it was a big step taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government for the people. The AAP chief said the number of bike ambulances would be increased in the coming days. The chief minister said four-wheeler ambulances had to face difficulty in entering narrow lanes. “If there’s a medical…

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Is Noida the new hill station of North?

Heavy rains and hailstorm hit several parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday evening, bringing the temperature down to around 16 degrees Celsius. Hailstorms were reported from several parts of Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad. The weather forecast department had predicted a hailstorm and heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Uttarakhand. “Is this snow in Noida?” “This is not Shimla, this is Noida.” “Noida me aaj OLA nahi OLE chal rahe the.” The excited residents of Noida soon took to social media to share their excitement. Worst…

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AR Rahman Getting Trolled for His Daughter’s Burqa-Clad Alike Photo is Nothing But Islamophobia

It is 2019 and here we are, arguing yet another Muslim woman’s right to wear a burqa. This time, the woman drawing the nation’s ire is none other than Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman. Rahman recently marked ten years of winning the Oscar for best music direction for the Danny Boyle directed Slumdog Millionnaire. The musical genius celebrated the occasion with an event in Mumbai’s Dharavi, the biggest slum in the world on Monday. And his daughter Khatija went up on stage to commemorate him. Little did…

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With a Budget of Rs 18,000 for Son’s Wedding, Andhra Pradesh IAS Officer Sets Example

In the times when marriage ceremonies are a platform to display the wealth and status symbol, a marriage of simplicity seems to be an exception. But an IAS officer in Andhra Pradesh is determined to do the exceptional. Patnala Basanth Kumar, Commissioner, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) will be spending just Rs 36,000 on his son’s marriage, which is scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam on February 10. The families of the bride and the groom will bear an expenditure of Rs 18,000 each on the marriage ceremony, including…

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While Asleep 5-year-old Girl Abducted , Raped and Murdered in Central Mumbai

Mumbai: A five-year-old girl, abducted by an unidentified person, was found dead at Mahim in Central Mumbai Thursday morning, with the police stating that she was sexually assaulted. The girl was abducted around 3.00 am from L J Road in Mahim when she was asleep along with her family members in their roadside shanty, a police official said. Her father, a labourer, noticed that she was missing when he woke up and lodged a police complaint. The girl was found dead in a deserted place on the same road around…

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Rupee Gains 11 Paise to 71.45 vs USD After RBI Rate Cut

Rupee Gains 11 Paise to 71.45 vs USD After RBI Rate Cut

Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday appreciated by 11 paise to close at 71.45 against the US dollar after the Reserve Bank of India cut the repo rate and changed its policy stance to ‘neutral’. Forex traders said the domestic currency gained strength after the Reserve Bank of India Thursday cut benchmark lending rate by 0.25 percentage point to 6.25 per cent. Moreover, easing crude prices and fresh foreign fund inflows also propped up the local unit. This is the third consecutive session of appreciation for the rupee, during which it…

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Grounded by New Rules, Amazon Changes Business Structure To Bring Big Seller Back: Report

Grounded by New Rules, Amazon Changes Business Structure To Bring Big Seller Back.

New Delhi: One of the biggest sellers on Amazon.com Inc’s India website has returned after the online retail giant changed its business structures to comply with new federal e-commerce curbs that took effect last week, two sources told Reuters. India’s modified foreign direct investment rules that kicked in on February 1, prevent companies such as Amazon from selling products from vendors where they, or their group companies, have equity holdings. Amazon was forced to remove hundreds of thousands of items sold by top vendors Cloudtail and Appario as it indirectly…

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Vicky Kaushal’s Uri makes box office history, is first ever mid-range film to cross Rs 200 cr mark

Vicky Kaushal’s Uri makes box office history, is first ever mid-range film to cross Rs 200 cr mark

Vicky Kaushal’s war drama, Uri: The Surgical Strike, has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark at the domestic box office, becoming the first ever ‘mid-range’ film to achieve this feat. The film took less than a month to make Rs 200 crore at the box office, considered a new benchmark for success after the dilution of the Rs 100 crore mark. The film has made over Rs 300 crore worldwide. Bollywood’s Rs 200 crore-plus club is dominated by films starring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, with the…

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Centre moves to strip police officers of medals for ‘joining’ Mamata dharna

Centre moves to strip police officers of medals for ‘joining’ Mamata dharna

Senior West Bengal police officers, who allegedly participated in the sit-in by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, could get in trouble. The Union home ministry which had asked West Bengal government to take action against the Kumar and other police officers this week, intends to go a step further. The home ministry is examining if it could strip these officers of their medals and ban them from working at the central government for a few years. The Union home ministry has written to the Mamata Banerjee government asking it to take…

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Congress Will Scrap Triple Talaq Law When it Comes to Power, Says Women’s Wing chief

Congress Will Scrap Triple Talaq Law When it Comes to Power, Says Women's Wing chief

New Delhi: The Congress will scrap the triple talaq law if it forms the government in 2019, the party’s women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev said on Thursday. Addressing the Congress’ Minority Department convention here, Dev alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had created an atmosphere pitting Muslim women against Muslim men through the triple talaq law. “A lot of people told us that women will be empowered if the triple talaq bill is passed. But we opposed that law because it is a weapon that Narendra Modi ji has prepared…

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