Helpline

  • Black money in polls: I-T starts helpline for Delhi 15-03-2014 10:21 AM

    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 12-03-2014 05:13 PM

    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...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal 04-03-2014 03:52 PM

    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....
  • Punjab: Women Helpline receives 1.17 lakh calls in 5 months 23-01-2014 06:34 PM

    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...
  • AAP's anti-corruption helpline: Two Delhi Police constables caught taking bribe 11-01-2014 08:36 PM

    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 11-01-2014 07:01 PM

    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...
  • Anti-graft helpline a huge hit, first bribe taker arrested: Kejriwal 10-01-2014 07:41 PM

    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...
  • AAP helpline: Will citizens doing sting operation on government officials end corruption? 09-01-2014 11:45 PM

    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 09-01-2014 10:48 PM

    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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to meet Delhi citizens on the road during 'Janata Darbar' 09-01-2014 06:37 PM

    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 09-01-2014 03:34 PM

    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 08-01-2014 06:10 PM

    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...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia 08-01-2014 09:37 AM

    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...
  • Women's helpline received a total of 14,962 complaints 02-01-2014 06:43 PM

    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...
  • Congress to do utmost to stand up to cyclone-hit states, assures Sonia 13-10-2013 12:00 AM

    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...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness 12-10-2013 11:10 PM

    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....
  • Odisha: Glass, wood, asbestos sheets fly in Gopalpur after cyclone Phailin hits coast 12-10-2013 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Phailin impact: Rain, wind lash Srikakulam district of Andhra 12-10-2013 10:45 PM

    Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed most parts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts tonight as cyclone Phailin reached the neighbouring Odisha coast. According to a senior official, wind with a velocity of 200 kmph is blowing in the region, and power supply in affected areas has been shut down...
  • Cyclone Phailin to maintain intensity till 3am, says IMD 12-10-2013 10:39 PM

    Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall with a windspeed of 200 kmph near Gopalpur town in Odisha on Saturday night, is likely to maintain the intensity of a very severe cyclonic storm for six hours, the IMD said. Gopalpur in Ganjam district was experiencing heavy rains and the cyclone is likely...
  • Cyclone 'Phailin': SCR sets up emergency control rooms 12-10-2013 10:04 PM

    The South Central Railway (SCR) has activated emergency control rooms at its headquarters in Vijayawada, besides patrolling of railway tracks, among other measures, to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm 'Phailin'. The emergency cells are being manned 24X7 by senior officials from various departments to closely...
  • Government asks states to handle damage to highways from cyclone 'Phailin' 12-10-2013 09:14 PM

    Government, on Saturday, directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put the NHAI officials in these states on alert. Regional Officers and Project Directors of National Highways...
  • Govt ready with choppers, aircraft, ships for cyclone rescue, says Shinde 12-10-2013 08:32 PM

    Eighteen helicopters, 12 aircraft and two war ships have been kept ready by the government for rescue and relief operations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh which are facing the brunt of cyclone 'Phailin'. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the Indian Air Force choppers and aircraft and the two navy...
  • Andhra power utilities gear up to tackle cyclone 'Phailin' 12-10-2013 08:23 PM

    Power utilities in Andhra Pradesh under the Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd have geared up to meet any emergency arising out of cyclone 'Phailin' hitting the coastal districts of Srikakulam, West Godavari, East Godavari, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. M Sahoo, Special Chief Secretary in the energy department of Andhra Pradesh government,...
  • Odisha's Gopalpur, a scenic beach spot under spectre of death 12-10-2013 06:01 PM

    On a bright autumn day, this famous beach in Odisha is a tourists' paradise as the lips feel the salt in the cool breeze from Bay of Bengal and its gentle waves splash at the feet. But on Saturday, as the sky over this village gets darker, the howling wind...
  • Centre readies foodgrain supples for 'Phailin' cyclone victims 12-10-2013 05:23 PM

    The Centre, on Saturday, said 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains is kept ready for distribution to victims of high intensity cyclone Phailin, which is due to hit the east coast in the next few hours. "We are ready with 5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for distribution to cyclone-affected people in...
  • Assam CM directs to setup helpline for women 26-08-2013 06:56 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday directed state Chief Secretary PP Varma to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress. The Chief Minister in an order to the Chief Secretary asked him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise...
  • Park Street rape survivor helps other women suffering from injustice 17-06-2013 12:26 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata's Park Street rape survivor is not just picking up the pieces of her own life, but she is also giving a new meaning to the lives of many women suffering from injustice. She has now found her new calling at a women's support helpline. The 38-year-old is helping...
  • Jammu and Kashmir officials asked to ensure power supply 15-06-2013 01:23 AM

    Jammu: With the chorus against inadequate water supply and power outage in the city growing louder by the day, Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Planning and Development Ajay Kumar Sadhotra on Friday asked the engineers to ensure "best possible service" to the people. "Ensure best possible service within given resources...
  • Helpline set up to curb growing incidents of suicide 09-06-2013 02:41 AM

    Ahmedabad: Concerned over the rise in the number of suicides, Gandhinagar police have launched a helpline to offer counselling to people and dissuade them from taking the extreme step, a senior police official said in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The helpline named 'Jindagi' was launched by the state capital police on...