Police rescue bonded labourers from brick kiln in Mirzapur

Gaya, Dec 05 (ANI): Nearly 149 bonded labourers, including women and children, rescued from a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh, were brought to their home district in Bihar. Police rescued them from a brick kiln in Mirzapur district and were brought to Gaya district by the Bihar government. They would be sent to their native villages. The government assured that action would be taken against those involved in the crime. More than 12 million children below the age of 14 are working as domestic servants or other jobs such as in stone quarries, embroidery units, mining, carpet-weaving, tea stalls, restaurants and hotels, according to the government data. Dec 5, 2014

Police launch mobile application for emergencies in Vadodara

Vadodara, Dec 5 (ANI): Police in Vadodara on Thursday launched a mobile application for citizens to connect with them during emergencies. Through this application, which will be available on android and iphones, citizens can inform about their emergency situation to police with touch of a button. Vadodara Police Commissioner E Radhakrishnan said this application will send information to a control room and officials will be able to reach people police in a swift manner. Dec 5, 2014

JP Nadda seeks report over blinding of 16 people in Punjab eye camp

New Delhi/Amritsar, Dec 5 (ANI): Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Friday sought report from Punjab government over the blinding of 16 people in an eye camp. As many as 16 patients lost their eyesight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment at a free eye surgery camp, organised by a NGO in Gurdaspur district. Nadda assured Punjab government to render any help from the central government. Reacting over the incident, state Medical Education Minister Anil Joshi said that organisers had no permission to conduct an eye camp. Meanwhile, the Punjab health department has constituted a medical team to record the statement of victims in hospital in northern Amritsar city. Dec 5, 2014