National toll free helpline launched to help alcoholic and drug dependent persons

New Delhi, Jan.7 (ANI): Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot today launched a National Toll Free Helpline (1800-11-0031) to assist alcoholic and drug dependent persons.

Speaking after the launch, Gehlot said that in order to mitigate the problems of drug and alcohol abuse and create public awareness, his department is undertaking various measures from time to time.

He also called up the toll free helpline and inquired about the rehabilitation of drug addiction in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry is the nodal ministry for drug demand reduction and rehabilitation of victims of alcoholism and drug abuse.

This helpline has been made with technical support from M/s TCIL, a Government of India undertaking.

Presently, this helpline will operate from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.

It will be upgraded to 24×7, based on the number of calls and the response it attracts. (ANI)

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PM Modi condemns Paris attacks

New Delhi, Jan. 7 (ANI):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the attacks in Paris, also extending his condolences to the people of France.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to express his views on the matter.

“Condemnable and despicable attack in Paris . Our solidarity with people of France. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives,” he wrote.

Earlier in the day, gunmen entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. According to reports, 12 people, including two police officers were killed in the attack, with five others seriously wounded.

Charlie Hebdo has reportedly been facing threats after it published a series of cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad. (ANI)


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Delhi Lt. Governor to send govt. formation report to President

New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): After meeting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday morning and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harshvardhan on Thursday night, and finding that neither of them is interested in forming the government given the split electoral vote, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has decided to forward his report on these two meetings to President Pranab Mukherjee.    

Venkaiah Naidu calls for municipal commissioners to effectively manage urban challenges

Hyderabad, Jan. 6 (ANI): Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing M Venkaiah Naidu called for municipal commissioners to effectively …read more

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