Minor fire doused at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: More than 200 patients were shifted to safety after a minor fire broke out at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here early on Saturday, according to a statement. The Delhi Fire Services received information about the blaze at around 4.19 am, following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot and it was doused by 5.15 am, officials said. Also Read – Custody of Ratul Puri extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us In a statement, the Union Health Ministry said the fire was doused immediately by the hospital staff and there was no casualty. “As a precautionary measure, more than 200 patients were immediately shifted to the trauma centre and other places safely,” it said. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and other senior officers visited the Centre-run hospital and took stock of the situation. Vardhan also interacted with the attendants and the patients who were shifted. Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us The situation is fully under control and all the services, including emergency services, are functioning smoothly, the statement said. “Electric supply that was temporarily suspended as a preventive measure has now been restored.” The intensive care unit (ICU) services are also back to the normal. The emergency services that were shifted to the trauma centre have been shifted back to the ground floor, it added.last_img read more

Uber faces harassment in South Africa from local cabdrivers

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Taxi drivers in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, met on Tuesday to discuss how to compete with Uber, after rivalry led to drivers of the international ride-hailing service being harassed and intimidated.The drivers decided Uber should not be allowed to work without an affiliation to a local taxi association or a running meter, said taxi driver Daniel Sejamoholo.“These people are absolutely out of order,” said Sejamoholo, who has owned a small cab service with his wife Julia since 1996, but has seen profits decrease as Uber’s popularity has grown. The meeting followed a march to Uber’s Johannesburg office last week. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Cabdrivers have intimidated Uber drivers, accusing the internet-based service of undercutting their profits, South African media reported. The incidents were isolated but Uber sent security to risky routes, they said in a statement. The San-Francisco-based company said it was trying to work with local drivers.With Uber, a 30 kilometer (just over 18 miles) trip from Soweto, to Johannesburg’s city center would cost 200 rand, or $16 — a journey that would cost between 300 and 350 rand, about $24 to $28, with metered cabs.This saving has made Uber popular with passengers, and the company says it has increased its rides from 1 million in 2014, to 2 million in the first half of this year alone.In Cape Town, more than 20,000 people signed Uber’s online petition and tweeted their preference for the service with the hashtag CTNeedsUber after city authorities impounded over 200 Uber taxis for operating without a permit. Officials in both cities said they were working on policies to regulate Uber.Uber has faced opposition from cabdrivers in other cities including Paris, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, with conflict between cabbies and Uber drivers sometimes turning violent.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more