Formalities in process to repatriate bodies of 12 Indians killed in bus

first_imgDubai: The Indian Consulate in Dubai is in the process of completing formalities related to forensics and other documentation required to repatriate the bodies of the 12 Indians who were among the 17 killed in a horrific road accident here when a bus coming from Oman entered a restricted lane and rammed into a low-clearance sign. Nine persons were also seriously injured when the driver of the bus, carrying mostly Eid vacationers and coming from Oman’s capital Muscat to Dubai, wrongly entered a road not designated for buses towards Al Rashidiya metro station here on Thursday evening. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’ Eleven clearance certificates have been issued by forensics, while one forensic report is pending from the authorities, Vipul, India’s Consul General in Dubai, tweeted late Friday. “After this, with full documentation mortal remains will be sent for embalming and then to India,” he said. “We hope that all mortal remains will be repatriated to India tomorrow (Saturday) and day after. Air India is providing all help. We would like to sincerely thank Dubai Police and all hospital authorities for their assistance,” he said in another tweet. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China He said that the Consulate formalities for the deceased Indians were done on the spot and the their team worked with local authorities and community volunteers whole day. The bus, belonging to the Omani bus transport company Mwasalat, carrying 31 passengers, crashed into a height barrier that cut the left side of the bus and killed passengers sitting on that side. Dubai Police blamed the Omani driver, who was moderately injured, for the accident, saying “at times a small mistake or negligence can lead to adverse consequences”. The names of the Indians who passed away are: Vikram Jawahar Thakur, Vimal Kumar Karthikeyan Kesavapilaikar, Kiran Johny Johny Vallithottathil Paily, Firoz Khan Aziz Pathan, Reshma Feroz Khan Pathan, Jamaludeen Arakkaveettil, Vasudev Vishandas, Rajan Puthiyapurayil Gopalan, Prabula Madhavan Deepa Kumar, Roshni Moolchandani, Ummer Chonokatavath Mammad Puthen, Nabil Ummer Chonokatavath.last_img read more

Security Council extends UN force for two months as talks with Chad

The two-month technical roll-over of the mission (MINURCAT), set up in 2007 to ensure the security of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Darfur, other displaced persons and humanitarian workers, comes after recent discussions between the world body and Chadian authorities.The Government of Chad had called for the withdrawal of the military component of MINURCAT, stating that it had served its purpose and that it was better for Chadian forces to take over security responsibilities. Last week UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy told reporters that a two-month extension, which was agreed with the Chadian Government, would “give some time to try to find agreement with the Chadian authorities on the future of MINURCAT in Chad.” Mr. Le Roy, who was recently in Chad to discuss the issue with the country’s leaders, added that many Council members have stressed the importance of keeping the mission on the ground.The 15-member body adopted today’s resolution unanimously. 12 March 2010The Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic and Chad until 15 May, as discussions continue on the future of the operation. read more

Health officials accused of failing to carry out basic checks before data

first_imgTonight Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy told the Daily Telegraph: “I know many patients will be concerned about why this data was released so I have sought an urgent explanation from Public Health England. Ministers are demanding urgent explanations over the release of medical data to a US firm working for one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. MPs are tomorrow expected to grill Public Health England (PHE) on how the decision was taken to hand over the anonymised information, extracted from the records of 180,000 patients diagnosed with lung cancer.center_img “If this information was gained inappropriately, I will raise this with the Information Commissioner as a matter of urgency,” he said,…last_img