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PhoneParLoan ties up with Bajaj Auto Finance to offer bike loans to delivery jobseekers

PhoneParLoan ties up with Bajaj Auto Finance to offer bike loans to delivery jobseekers

Finance
NEW DELHI: PhoneParLoan today said that it has launched a program to disburse bike loans to candidates looking for a job as a delivery person. The company has tied up with Finance to give out these loans and has already given out nearly a thousand such loans so far. PhoneParLoan has tied up with companies like DTDC and Bisleri, where if a candidate gets selected as a delivery personnel and gets an offer letter, but does not have a bike, they are offered a loan via the PhoneParLoan platform. Chief executive of the company Ashwin Bhambri said that the loans were given out even to those without any money in their bank accounts, as it was based on their future earning potential. He said that the company was "passionate about giving out secured credit", and wanted to reach out to people in...
‘I was a stage manager and now I’m a bike mechanic’

‘I was a stage manager and now I’m a bike mechanic’

Business
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Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

Entertainment
Banksy appears to have confirmed being behind a new artwork that has appeared on a wall in Nottingham, depicting a young girl using a bike tyre as a hula-hoop.Residents in the area of Lenton had been speculating about the design, which appeared on the side of the AVI hair and beauty salon there earlier this week. An actual bike, minus one wheel, is locked to a post in front of the graffiti. On Saturday, the mysterious street artist posted two pictures of the mural on the official Banksy Instagram account. A photograph also appeared on the Banksy website.Crowds have reportedly been gathering at the site in recent days, according to the Nottingham Post.Responding to the photographs, which have been left uncaptioned, on Instagram, one user said: "Well that Beauty Salon just went up a few mill...
Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Entertainment
Simon Cowell has thanked medics following surgery on his broken back after he fell while testing a new electric bike.The entertainment mogul was taken to hospital where he had an operation on Saturday night, which involved a number of procedures including having a metal rod put in his back. Cowell is understood to have been with his six-year-old son Eric at the time of the fall at his house in Malibu. Image: Cowell's partner, Lauren Silverman, accompanied him to the hospital In a post to his 11.3 million Twitter followers following his surgery, Cowell wrote: "Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time."I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind m...
‘Fix your bike’ vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS

‘Fix your bike’ vouchers launch, as doctors to prescribe bikes on NHS

Business
A government scheme offering £50 bike repair vouchers will launch in England on Tuesday as part of plans to boost cycling and walking.An initial 50,000 vouchers will be made available online later in the day on a first-come, first-served basis.The prime minister also announced that bikes will be made available on the NHS as part of the strategy.But Labour said many of the government's proposals were taking too long to come into effect.It comes after the government launched its obesity strategy on Monday.GPs in areas of England with poor health will be encouraged to prescribe cycling, with patients able to access bikes through their local surgery.Recent Public Health England research found that being overweight or obese puts people at greater risk of serio...