Coca grower Mariel Chura, 21, plays the viola during a break from harvesting coca leaves in her lot in Chura, Chulumani province, Bolivia. When she joined a youth orchestra aged 14, Chura did not even know what a viola was. Seven years later, she loves the instrument, which has offered her an escape from the hardships of life in Bolivia’s biggest coca-producing area.
The video of a Raebareli jail had gone viral on social media, which purportedly shows one of the inmates calling someone using a mobile phone to order liquor and another threatening a person to get money. Six jail officials have been suspended for failing... read more
A video of inmates drinking and making an extortion call inside the district jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli is being widely shared on social media, prompting authorities to suspends six prison officials. The viral video shows shooters Sohrab and Anshu Dixit partying inside their barrack along with four others and using a mobile phone to demand money from a trader. In the video, Dixit is heard asking the person over the phone to provide Rs 10,000 to the jailer at his residence and Rs 5,000 to deputy jailer. He also asks the man to deliver liquor and other things inside the jail. Few bullets are seen lying on Dixit’s bed.read more
Senior Air India pilot Arvind Kathpalia, stripped of his flying licence for three years and demoted after failing an alcohol test shortly before he was to command a flight from New Delhi to London on November 11, is set to lose his automatic access to... read more
Indians would have lived 4.3 years longer if the 2016 air quality met the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual safe air quality guideline of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, according to a report that uses satellite measured PM 2.5 concentration t... read more
The Delhi-London flight was delayed after its captain tested positive for alcohol in his breath-analyser test while the Delhi-Bangkok flight was called back, 30 minutes, after it took-off as it was found its pilot had not taken the test read more
Earlier, Air India’s director of operations Captain A K Kathpalia’s flying licence was suspended in 2017 for three months by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for allegedly skipping the breath analyser test before a flight. read more
An official of the Delhi Police said that the accused, Vijay Shukla, is addicted to alcohol and drugs and claimed during interrogation that he had migraine when he 18 vehicles on fire on Tuesday. read more