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Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Finance
NEW DELHI: Delhiites can now fill a form online to book an appointment with a mobile sahayak to avail doorstep delivery of services. Keeping in mind the huge rush on 1076 call centre number, the government has created a link on its website where an applicant can fill a form with his details and submit it. “The call centre executive will call back on the phone number given in the form and fix an appointment. It will help those who complain that they can’t connect through the call centre number,” a government spokesperson said. He, however, added that more number of people were able to connect to the call centre on Wednesday and fixed appointment with mobile sahayaks. A government statement said that by 5pm on Wednesday, 8,275 calls were answered by call centre executives, ...
Papal visit: Pope shamed by Church's abuse failures

Papal visit: Pope shamed by Church's abuse failures

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Pope Francis has said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church's failure to adequately address the "repellent crimes" of sex abuse by clergy.The Irish prime minister earlier delivered a strong warning to the Pope to take action against clergy involved in child abuse and keeping it secret.The Pope spent 90 minutes with abuse survivors, reportedly telling them he viewed clerical sex abuse as "filth".The papal visit is the first to the Irish Republic for 39 years.It coincides with the World Meeting of Families, a global Catholic gathering held every three years. The Argentine Pope's opening remarks echoed a letter he sent to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics this week, in which he condemned the "atrocities...
North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo trip

North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo trip

World
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not be travelling to North Korea in the immediate future after Donald Trump asked him to call off a planned trip. The president said in a tweet that insufficient progress was being made on denuclearising the Korean peninsula. And he suggested China was not doing enough to pressure North Korea - due to trade tensions with the US.After his summit with the North Korean leader in June, Mr Trump said the country was no longer a nuclear threat. But since then there have been several reports that it is failing to dismantle nuclear facilities. One of the most recent warnings came from unnamed US officials, who told the Washington Post that North Korea appeared to be building new intercontinental ba...
Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

World
July 9 (UPI) -- Mike Pompeo made his first visit to Afghanistan as secretary of state Monday, offering optimism about the Trump administration's approach to the 17-year war. Pompeo arrived unannounced to meet with President Ashraf Ghani over potential peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. After assessing the United States' role in the conflict there, Pompeo said he believes President Donald Trump's strategy -- a conditions-based approach over a timeline-based one -- has paid off. "The strategy sent a clear message to the Taliban, they cannot wait us out," Pompeo said. "Many of the Taliban now see that they can't win on the ground militarily, that has everything to do with President Trump's strategy." A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstru...
Weapons inspectors visit site of Douma 'chemical attack'

Weapons inspectors visit site of Douma 'chemical attack'

World
Weapons inspectors have collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where they are investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack.The inspectors, from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrived in the town a week after they first set foot in Syria.The OPCW said in a statement on Saturday that it will "evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma".It added the samples would be analysed in its designated labs.The organisation's fact-finding team was delayed for several days in its attempts to reach the town.The attack being investigated killed at least 70 people on 7 April.Images showed collapsed bodies in crowded rooms, some foaming from their noses and mouths.However, journalists who were escorted to the si...