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Over 1.4bn voice and video calls made on New Years eve

Over 1.4bn voice and video calls made on New Years eve”

Hundreds of revelers desperate for a taste of New Year's Eve normalcy were busted overnight for attending illegal parties in violation of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the New York City sheriff said Friday.

Gurugram police issued 630 challans on New Year eve.

According to the data, 26 challans were issued for drunken driving on Thursday night as compared to 352 on the night of December 31 in 2019.

All the challans under drunken driving were issued after medically examining the offenders, police said.

Earlier, the Delhi Police had said the alcometers (device to measure alcohol content in a breath sample) will not be used in the city due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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The total number of challans issued are 1,336. Around 221 vehicles were towed away by the police.

Meanwhile, city police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said that injuries to people during aerial firing this year were "extremely low" as compared to past years.

With people heading to Seaview beach for New Year's Eve celebrations, Karachi police have come up with a unique plan to check illegal activities, including celebratory firing, on the shore on the occasion. We had posted messages on Facebook and Twitter and appealed the people not to drink and drive and not step outside unnecessarily.

Croatia President Zoran Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday expressed condolences to the families and friends of eight young men and women who died as a outcome of asphyxiation on New Year's Eve near Posusje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.



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