Showing posts with label Mumbai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mumbai. Show all posts

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Mumbai teen jumps to death, cops suspect links to Blue Whale challenge

A 14-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of an Andheri (East) building on Saturday. The police are probing if the death is related to Blue Whale suicide challenge, an online social media group that allegedly goads vulnerable teens into killing themselves.

Senior police officials said they have not found anything in the boy’s mobile phone and his parents are unware if any such thing could be related to their child’s death. However, the boy’s friends on certain WhatsApp groups chatted about his death being linked to the suicide challenge.

The Meghwadi police have registered an accidental death report (ADR) and are probing further to find the reason behind the suicide. The police said the class 9 student lived in Sher-e-Punjab area of Andheri (East) and around 5pm, he went to his building’s terrace and jumped. A person standing near the building alerted the police.

Police will question his friends once his school reopens on Monday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 10) ND Reddy said they have recorded the statement of the eyewitness and filed an ADR.

Source:-Hindustantimes

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Wanting to go to Haj? Journey via ocean course liable to continue following 23 years

New Delhi: After a crevice of about a quarter-century, the air at the Mumbai port may by and by be loaded with the droning of 'Talbiyah', a supplication Muslims conjure before they set off for or amid the yearly Haj journey.

The act of shipping aficionados amongst Mumbai and Jeddah by conduits was halted from 1995 by virtue of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pioneers, developing old, a source in the Union Minority Affairs Ministry said.

The choice is presently being said something the light of a 2012 Supreme Court request to the administration to nullify by 2022 the appropriation offered to Haj pioneers who go via air.

Dispatching explorers through boats will help chop down travel costs by "almost half" when contrasted with airfares, in this way remunerating them for the nonattendance of appropriation, a source in the service said.

At present, lovers embrace the trip via air from 21 embarkation focuses, including Mumbai and Delhi, the nation over.

An economy class ticket for the around five-hour flight amongst Mumbai and Jeddah would generally cost anything between Rs 25,000 and Rs 52,000 (without appropriation). On the off chance that one loads up from Delhi, the ticket cost for a similar classification fluctuates from Rs 18,000 to Rs 61,000 for each head.

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