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National 999 hotline faces pranks and irrelevant calls

Sitting at his desk with headphones on, (999) helpline operator Anik Sen heard a baby’s cry just after pressing the receive button to answer a distress call. “Someone could be in danger,” he thought immediately, but his concern faded when he heard a woman on the other side asking the baby to stop crying and […]

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A “curious” businessman from Narayanganj calls the 333 national hotline for food. Now he has to feed 100 poor families as punishment

Sadar Upazila UNO Arifza Zohra discovered the case after arriving at Deobhog in Kashipur to provide food for the man, identified as Farid Ahmed, on Thursday afternoon. A mobile court later ordered Farid to provide 100 low-income people with food as punishment. Farid will now have to distribute more than 1,500 kg of food to […]

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Dial M for Meditation: the artist sets up a national hotline of soothing sounds to soothe stress

Amid a global pandemic and all the stress that comes with it, an artist and musician based in Victoria, British Columbia, is creating an oasis of calm in the form of an old-fashioned phone line. By July 2021, anyone across Canada can call the toll-free number 1-877-2BE-CALM, and tune in to a wide variety of […]

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Camp staff can call the national hotline in case of emergency

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail AfricaStudio/Shutterstock . Camps and other youth programs are fun, dynamic and fast-paced places, which is part of why young people thrive in these settings. But these and other characteristics of typical camps can also to be a recipe for disaster, despite our best risk management efforts. the […]

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Calls to the National Hotline in South Dakota

Suicide deaths in South Dakota hit an all-time high last year, and it coincides with an increase in calls for help. Prevention calls handled by the Sioux Falls helpline have nearly doubled in recent years, including calls from those at risk and calls from friends and family concerned about a to be expensive. While South […]