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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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed hits back at Shoaib Akhtar for making ‘personal attacks’

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has stated that former pacer Shoaib Malik is making a personal attack by criticising him following his suspension for hurling racial remarks at South African fast bowler Andile Phehlukwayo during their second ODI in Durban, last week. The 31-year-old further stated that he has accepted his mistake and is now looking forward to improving his performance. “He [Shoaib Akhtar] is attacking me personally not criticising,” Geo TV quoted Sarfraz, as saying. “I accepted my mistake and received the punishment. I want to thank PCB for handling…

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Fugitive Businessman Mehul Choksi, In Antigua, Surrenders Indian Passport

Fugitive Businessman Mehul Choksi, In Antigua, Surrenders Indian Passport

NEW DELHI: Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship and surrendered his passport to Antigua. The move is seen as an attempt to avoid extradition to India, where he is wanted by multiple agencies for loan fraud. Mehul Choksi, 59, also submitted 177 dollars with his passport (Z-3396732 ) to the Indian High Commission in Antigua. Officials say he has given his new address as Jolly Harbour Marks Antigua. The foreign ministry had said that Mehul Choksi could not have dual citizenship. Antigua is hearing India’s case…

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Indonesia to Resume Search for Crashed Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder

Indonesia to Resume Search for Crashed Lion Air Jet's Cockpit Voice Recorder

Jakarta: Indonesia will launch a renewed search effort as early as Tuesday to find the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, the head of its accident investigation agency said. “If the weather is good, the ship will start to depart today,” National Transporation Safety Commission (KNKT) Chief Soerjanto Tjahjono told Reuters on Tuesday. The crash, the world’s first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet and the deadliest of 2018, killed all 189 people on board. Investigators last week said…

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Here’s how to dejunk your digital life

1. Social media veto In his much-hyped book of this year, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier argues that the process of becoming hooked on to social media is “an elusive mirage”, and that it is an addiction. 2. Apps that help Countless options, such as Moment and Forest, help smartphone users restrict usage of their phones. Flipd, for instance, lets you set goals for “no phone” time using two options: the Light or Full Lock mode, the former allowing…

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Government school dropouts in classes 9, 10 increasing in many states

Education experts said that while lack of access in rural areas and lack of interest in learning are major factors why children in higher classes drop out of schools, the no-detention policy till class VIII, which was introduced as part of the Right to Education act, could also be a reason.

NEW DELHI: In what could be a major worry for policymakers in the field of education, the number of children who drop out of government schools in class IX and X is increasing significantly in most states of India. The latest data from the Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE), a database of information about schools, says that the situation is particularly grim in states such as Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, West Bengal, and some north-eastern states, as per 2016-17 statistics. In these…

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IndiGo’s New Bangkok to Varanasi Flight Renamed ‘Paap and Prashchit’ Route by Twitter

IndiGo Airlines has attracted the attention of Twitterati for all the wrong reasons. The popular budget airline recently announced a direct flight from Bangkok to Varanasi and Twitter could not help but notice the irony. If you are missing the point here, let us tell you that Varanasi is a city in Uttar Pradesh that is famous for its Shiva temples and the spectacular ‘Sandhya Aarati’ (evening prayer) which takes place in devotion of goddess Ganga on the banks of her namesake river. The city is often referred to as…

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Drone Delivers Vaccines to Remote Island

A baby on a small Pacific island, Vanuatu has become the first person given a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone. Unicef arranged for the drone to be flown some 40km (25 miles) across rugged mountains in Vanuatu that otherwise take hours to cross. About 20% of children in Vanuatu don’t receive important vaccinations because the supply is too difficult. The UN children’s organisation hopes that drone delivery will in future be of vital importance in remote areas. “Today’s small flight by drone is a big leap for global health,”…

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16-year Old, Three Others Killed, Five Injured After Being Hit by Car in Maharashtra

16-year Old, Three Others Killed, Five Injured After Being Hit by Car in Maharashtra

Thane (Maha): At least four persons, including a 16-year-old boy, died and five others were injured after being hit by a car at Shahapur in Thane district of Maharashtra Saturday morning, police said. The deceased and the injured were waiting for transport vehicles to go to Nashik when the accident took place around 7 am near Kihnavali bridge, police said. “After being alerted about the incident, police rushed to the spot and rushed the injured to a nearby hospital, where four of them were declared dead,” an official said. The…

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Congress Main Anchor of Anti-BJP Front, Says Chandrababu Naidu Amid Efforts to Unite Opposition

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday called the Congress the main anchor of the anti-BJP front, saying his recent meetings with various opposition leaders was aimed at forging a national coalition. “Rahul Gandhi is a leader on his own. The Congress is a national party and the main anchor against the BJP…. we are all regional parties. There can be no ‘Mahagathbandhan’ without Congress,” Naidu said after meeting DMK chief MK Stalin in Chennai. After the meet, Stalin said an “anti-national, anti-secular BJP rule needs to be…

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