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Additional chief secretary, Delhi, Satya Gopal (centre) during the launch of the helpline number | Twitter | @DRNITINSHAKYA

Senior citizens in New Delhi can now get medical help, counselling via 24-hour helpline

The Hasgulla Helpline and a van will reach senior citizens to offer technical assistance and help them remain motivated amid the pandemic.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Yogi govt says will pay salary dues to ‘women helpline’ staffers soon, service to continue

Women employees of the helpline had threatened to launch hungerstrike if their demands were not met. '181' will now be merged with ‘112’ police helpline.
Representational image for suicidal thoughts | ThePrint

Most suicide helplines are of little help as they don’t work when people need them

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put the spotlight on mental health helplines, but attempts to contact a dozen of them over two days mostly went unanswered.
Representational image of an ambulance. Photo | ANI

Delhi govt announces four dedicated helplines for ambulance services

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted details about the numbers, which were set up to ease the pressure on the ambulance helpline.
NRI brides

Inter-caste couples can now avail 24-hour helpline number in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu govt's initiative aims to create awareness programmes and prevent honour killings.

On Camera

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.