Helpline

  • Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months 3 days ago

    Kolkata: SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months. The app, launched by Save India Family Foundation NGO, has received 25,000 calls in the last four-five months. It was launched to help men at...
  • Delhi: DJB launches 24x7 call centre 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Giving teeth to its public grievance redressal system, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday launched a centralised 24/7 call centre to deal with consumers' complaints. This facility would be available in English and Hindi and handle customers' queries related to water supply, sewer issues, request for tankers, water contamination...
  • J&K floods: Helpline numbers for assistance September 8, 2014

    In the wake of heavy rainfall that flooded Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have set up helpline numbers. Here is the list of how you can provide help to the ones struck by this tragedy. Helpline numbers: Flood Control Room No : New Delhi J&K House: (011)-24611210 and 24611108 Srinagar: 0194-2452138 Jammu: 0191-2560401 Home Ministry...
  • Delhi Police launches WhatsApp helpline to curb corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphones and the popular chat messenger - WhatsApp - in it has now turned into an effective weapon against errant policemen with Delhi Police launching a new anti-corruption helpline where one can send audio or video clips if any cop seeks bribe or harasses a person. The new helpline...
  • Government sets up control room, helpline for Ebola virus surveillance August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday set up a control room and launched helpline numbers to maintain an intensive surveillance to prevent the spread of dreaded Ebola virus in the country and provide information about it to the common people. "The helpline numbers 23063205, 23061469 and 23061302 were made operational this...
  • Raman government to set up helpline for women in Chhattisgarh June 20, 2014

    In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh. A 24X7 women's helpline, number-181, will soon be opened in the state which aims to provide aid for post-violence trauma as also protection to women from any form of...
  • Save Indian Family NGO starts helpline for men in distress in Ahmedabad June 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: For men facing legal trouble due to domestic and other problems, a helpline has been launched to provide them guidance and counselling. In an endeavour to provide 'protection' to men facing law-related problems, Save Indian Family (SIF) - a group of 50 NGOs - has launched its Gujarat chapter and...
  • Badaun gang-rape: District administration launches 3 toll free numbers for women June 5, 2014

    The district administration on Thursday launched three toll-free helpline numbers for women and girls in distress, with an aim to instill confidence in them after the gang rape and murder of two teenagers in Badaun. The administration also decided to launch an awareness drive with the help of social groups and...
  • Badaun gangrape: Akhilesh govt to set up women's helpline in all 75 districts June 3, 2014

    Rattled by the national outcry after the rape and killing of two minors in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday ordered the setting up of women helplines in all 75 districts of the state. A statement issued by the chief minister's office said senior superintendents of police/superintendents of...
  • Badaun gangrape: Under fire, Akhilesh talks tough, orders helplines June 3, 2014

    Lucknow: Under fire over the rising lawlessness in his state and protests against the Badaun gangrape and murders, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has removed Principal Secretary AK Gupta. The Chief Minister has also ordered authorities to set up a helpline to deal with complaints regarding harassment of women...
  • Ration helpline gets plenty of queries May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ration helpline number of the Delhi government till now has received 90,753 calls related to queries and complaints. "The complaints received so far mostly pertain to non opening of FPS, quality of foodgrains, issue of foodgrains less than the entitlement, service deficiency at the FPS and misbehavior...
  • Country needs 'Bharat model' of development: Pravin Togadia May 12, 2014

    Thane: VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Monday said the country needs "Bharat model" of development. "We want a Bharat model that will give us prosperity, security and health," Togadia said while replying to a query on whether India needs a Gujarat model or any other model of development. He...
  • Black money in polls: I-T starts helpline for Delhi March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has floated a toll-free helpline number for general public to alert it about any suspicious movement of large sums of cash in the national capital during polls. The investigation wing of the department has created a control room and complaint monitoring cell at its...
  • District administration sets up control room, helpline for Lok Sabha polls March 12, 2014

    The district administration has set up a control room with a helpline here in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls. The control room and the helpline '1077' was set couple of days ago, however citizens have complained that the number could not be connected through mobile phones. Meanwhile, the administration has...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's safety helpline set up by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit following the brutal gangrape of a young medical student in December 2012, is now being disconnected. Dikshit said she was disappointed to see the way this helpline was being handled. "I'm extremely pained and disappointed. This...
  • Punjab: Women Helpline receives 1.17 lakh calls in 5 months January 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: The '181 Helpline', started to help women in distress, has received 1.17 lakh calls within five months of its launch in Punjab. Giving details about the helpline, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP-Security) Dinkar Gupta, said that out of the total 1.17 lakh calls about 38,000 calls were related to...
  • AAP's anti-corruption helpline: Two Delhi Police constables caught taking bribe January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Two constables of the Delhi Police were caught taking bribe on Saturday following a complaint at the anti-corruption helpline number. Delhi Principal Secretary in CM office Rajendra Kumar said that constables Ishwar Singh and Sandeep Kumar of Janakpuri police station were caught taking bribe of Rs 3000 from...
  • BJP Govt does an AAP in MP; launches complaints helpline January 11, 2014

    Apparently taking a cue from AAP administration in Delhi, the BJP Government in Madhya Pradesh has set up a helpline to lodge complaints about bribe demand and pending works in offices. Aggrieved citizens can dial 9009133322 for lodging complaints about bribe demand by Government servants and delay in getting their work...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • Anti-graft helpline a huge hit, first bribe taker arrested: Kejriwal January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Within 36 hours of introducing an anti-corruption helpline number, Delhi government has arrested a government official while he was allegedly taking bribe. The official is a staff at the Assistant Registrar office. However, the Assistant Registrar managed to flee the clutches of Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths and is still absconding....
  • AAP helpline: Will citizens doing sting operation on government officials end corruption? January 10, 2014

    A day after announcing an anti-graft helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his initiative has been a big success. The AAP leader said that as many as 3,200 calls were received in just three hours after the helpline number was announced. The helpline even promises to assist citizens...
  • AAP claims Delhi anti-graft helpline a big hit, experts not satisfied January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after announcing an anti-graft helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his initiative has been a big success. The AAP leader said that as many as 3,200 calls were received in just three hours after the helpline number was announced. The helpline even promises to assist...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet Delhi citizens on the road during 'Janata Darbar' January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day after taking a significant step by introducing an anti-corruption helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday came up with yet another populist measure under which the Delhi ministers would now be available on streets to address grievances of the general public. Kejriwal announced that...
  • AAP's anti-corruption helpline gets thousands of calls on first day January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The anti-corruption helpline launched by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi seems to be getting thousands of calls on the first day itself. Till 3 pm on Thursday, the cell had received 3,000 calls of which 700 have been attended to. AAP is planning to double the...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal government releases anti-corruption helpline number January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched an anti-corruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes. The anti corruption helpline number - 011-27357169 will be operational from 8am to 10pm daily. Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident...
  • Women's helpline received a total of 14,962 complaints January 2, 2014

    A total of 14,962 complaints were received from women throughout Madhya Pradesh last year on women's helpline number 1090, official sources said. Officials said that a maximum number of 5,511 complaints were received from Bhopal, followed by women from Indore who made 1,771 complaints. The number of complaints from Bhopal was more...
  • Congress to do utmost to stand up to cyclone-hit states, assures Sonia October 13, 2013

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday night, said the government and her party will do everything possible to stand up to any eventuality and every emergent situation in the wake of cyclone Phailin in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Gandhi has been in constant touch with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde,...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness October 12, 2013

    Power was switched off in a dozen towns in coastal districts of Odisha since morning in view of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Since the supply at most places was through overhead wires which were vulnerable, power distribution companies SouthCo, CESU and NorthCo disconnected power. "A direction...
  • Odisha: Glass, wood, asbestos sheets fly in Gopalpur after cyclone Phailin hits coast October 12, 2013

    Broken glass pieces, wood shreds and asbestos sheets flew like killer projectiles in these two adjoining cities, moments after the severe cyclone 'Phailin' slammed into Gopalpur beach. The roads in these twin cities were empty as strong wind howled across hitting closed doors and windows of the houses deserted by the...