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Monday 3 November 2014

How to Get an International Driving Licence in Pondicherry

If you are planning to drive your trip from one place to another, especially which involves borders it is mandatory to hold an International Driving Permit.

What is International Driving Licence?

The International Driving Licence, also known as International Driver's Permit (IDP)  is a document officially translated into 10 different languages holding information like your full name, relevant driver information and photo granting  access to drive your motor vehicle legally while abroad. It has been recognized by most countries as an official document allowing you to drive.

It is important to note that International Driving Permit (IDP) is different from government-issued driver’s licence. Hence while driving it is important to carry both IDP, passport and your driving licence when abroad. Also, to travel abroad you should obtain your IDP in the same country that has issued your driver’s licence. For example, Pondicherry driving license holders who are gone to other countries on work permit or short stay should get their IDP issued from Puducherry Government for travelling abroad. The validity of this permit is for one year.

International Driving License

Why do you need an International Driver's Licence?

It is necessary to get an international driving permit to drive within the borders of certain countries. Getting your IDP means you are legally covered to drive in many overseas countries as many trips you want within a period of one year. Also, it helps in communication issues as the IDP is been translated into 10 different languages.

How to get an International Driver's Licence?

For to get an international driving licence in Puducherry, Pondicherry city, you should get a permit to drive a motor vehicle in other countries by visiting the Puducherry Police Department or its website.

Visit the Police Department Website - []

In there, you will find the application [ Download the Form 4a here - print and fill it]  and the necessary details like name, address, DOB, qualification, identification marks, etc to be filled for applying international driving licence.

You will need,

  • to enclose four copies of your recent passport size photograph.
  • to enclose the copy of driving licence number along with date of issue and validity.
  • to enclose a medical certificate as given in Form 1A - Download the medical form here  (print and fill it)
  • to enclose an attested photocopy copy of the following - Indian Passport , Driving Licence, Visa, Air Ticket, Ration Card, Voters ID Card, Medical Certificate and Licence Rules of the country proposed to visit.
  • Non Conviction Certificate if necessary ( for persons who stayed more than 15 days aboard).
  • and pay a fees of Rs. 500/-  along with the recent driving test scores (or it is a must to have a re-test if the Driving Licence issued is within three months.)

Where to submit your International Driving Licence Application?

The filled in application should be submitted to the office of the Secretary to IGP,

Address of communication
The Inspector General of Police
(Licensing Authority),
Police Headquarters,
No.4 Dumas Street ,
Puducherry 605 001.

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Emergency and Useful Numbers - Legitimate Informations

Social Networking can be great asset to the needy when used for purposes like the below. Few weeks back, I came across this Whatsapp message saying it came from Narendra Modi. Whether the fact is true or not, what requires attention is the message in it. Though the same message has been circulated among peoples through other social networks, many are still doubting the legitimacy of such messages since it is not new get many such forwarded messages everyday. 

We at took a step forward to see whether that the messages are legitimate along with our findings to the original destination as per the importance of the messages. Kindly share and help someone in need.
genuine informations
1. Supreme Court gas announced that any person who meets with a road accident can be taken to the nearby hospital immediately. Hospital must not ask for police report to admit him or her and it is the the Doctor's duty to do first aid. Police can be informed later.

Our findings - True! We came across such an existence of law through the International Road Federation Website. According to the reports, 

Every doctor whether at a Government hospital or otherwise has the professional obligation to extend his services with due expertise for protecting life. No law or State action can intervene to avoid / delay the discharge of the paramount obligation cast upon members of the medical profession. The obligation being total, absolute and paramount, laws of procedure whether in statutes or otherwise which would interfere with the discharge of this obligation cannot be sustained and must, therefore, give way.

The treatment of the patient should not wait for the arrival of the police or completion of legal formalities. All hospitals and doctors are required to provide immediate medical aid to all the cases,whether medico-legal or not.

Also, under Section 134 of the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, 1988, the driver and / or the owner of the motor vehicle responsible for a road accident is required to take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention for the injured person by conveying him to the nearest medical practitioner or hospital, unless it is not practicable to do so on account of mob fury or any other reason beyond his control.

[SOURCE - Rescue of Accident Victims]

2. Heart Surgery free of cost for children (0-10 yr) Sri Valli Baban Institute Banglore. 10. Contact : 9916737471 

Our findings 
- Partly True!  Like Chinese whispers game, the actual name of the hospital (see below) which is said to provide free heart surgery has turned into the above hospital name in years. The Sri Sathya Sai Institutes of Higher Medical Sciences ( in Whitefield, suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka) also popularly known as Super Speciality Hospitals specializes in Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Anaesthesiology , providing heart, kidney, and eye surgery to both children and adults,  all FREE OF CHARGE. 

Contact Details:
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
EPIP Area, Whitefield,
Bangalore 560 066,
Karnataka, INDIA.
Telephone: +91-80-28411500/28004600
Fax: +91-80-28411503

For Patient Queries:
For information on Academic programs:

[SOURCE - International Sai Organisation and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield]

3. You can search for any BLOOD GROUP in this web address where you will get thousands of donar address.

Our findings - True! A very appreciative website that tends to the needy. Apart from retrieving information about the blood donor for the needy, you yourself can register yourself to donate blood. You can also download their apps through Google Play for Android devices and IOS devices to stay in touch.

[SOURCE: Friends2Support]

4. If you see any begging children anywhere in India, you can contact the RED SOCIETY in India tat 9940217816. They will help the children for their studies.

Our findings - Partly True! We checked the Red Society Website for such programs or  activities they run and it seems that we are unable to find one.  But, we did came across a news report from Times of India saying that such rehabilitation project for child beggars is in place as on Feb 27, 2014. 

Also, we found that it is the National Child Labour Project in TamilNadu that which runs the project and it not only for child beggars but also child labours.

State Child Labour Rehabilitation cum Welfare Society
O/o Commissioner of Labour
DMS Complex, Teynampet
Chennai 600006
Phone : 044-24349442 Fax : 044-24341966
email :

5. If you find any important documents like Driving license, Ration card, Passport, Bank Pass Book, etc., missed by someone, simply put them into any near by Post Boxes. They will automatically reach the owner and Fine will be collected from them.

Our findings - False!  We have checked the information and we did not get any legitimate response of the same.

[SOURCE - None]

6. If anyone met with fire accident or people born with problems in their ear, nose and mouth can get free PLASTIC SURGERY done by Kodaikanal PASAM Hospital. By German Doctors. Everything is free. Contact : 045420-240668, -245732 "Helping Hands are Better than Praying Lips"

Our findings - Partly True!  As per the information we have, Pasam Trust also called as German Hospital is a Non-Profit medical center headed by Dr Mascarenhas and it had run free Plastic surgery camp in the past with the phone numbers given above for pre-registration. But, as per the current year 2014, there is no information of free surgery but it is true that Pasam Trust is a NGO and it provides free medical and basic health service to the needy conducting  medical and eye camps, vaccination programme, performing cataracts and Glaucoma operation, Plastic surgeries for fire accidents patents, providing, uniforms and bags for the school children, Dental cares.

[SOURCE - NGO Partnership System S.No. 38595 under Planning Commission of India]

7. Free Education and Free hostel for Handicapped/Physically Challenged children. Contact:- 9842062501 & 9894067506.

Our findings - Partly True!  The facts are right but the contact numbers shared is completely wrong. The fact that Free Education and Free hostel for Handicapped/Physically Challenged children is provided by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled run by a board of trustees with Mr. Mahantesh G.K., Chairman & Founder Managing Trustee. The organisation 's mission is to empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people through developmental initiatives focusing on educational, social, economic, cultural and technological aspects. You can also volunteer and work with the organisation.

Contact Details
For general info please contact Savaithri M: +919449864781 / 08026582570

Head Office (India)
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
#11, Villa Suchita,
1st Cross, 17th A Main,
J. P. Nagar II Phase
Bangalore - 560078, Karnataka, India.
Telephone : +91 80 25721444
Tele-Fax : +91 80 26582570
Email :
Website :

[SOURCE - Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled ]

8. Medicine for Blood Cancer!!!! 'Imitinef Mercilet' is a medicine which cures blood cancer. Its available free of cost at "Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai". Create Awareness. It might help someone. Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai  (Category: Cancer ) Address:East Canal Bank Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai -600020, Landmark: Near Michael School.Phone: 044-24910754 044-24910754 , 044-24911526 044 24911526 ,044-22350241 044-22350241

Our findings - False!  Having retrieved the right facts, we found that the Cancer Institute in Chennai has clearly mentioned that the message circulated is false.

It has been noticed that an information is being circulated through the internet as emails and as 
face book posts regarding the availability of a certain medicine called ‘Imitinef mercilet’at the 
Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. The message also often makes the statement about this drug 
curing all blood cancers and it being offered free of charge at the Cancer Institute. We want to 
make it clear that this is a misleading message being circulated. We believe that the drug name 
mentioned is a distortion of the drug called ‘imatinib mesylate’ which is a drug used to treat a 
type of blood cancer called ‘chronic myeloid leukemia’. This drug is available all over India and 
is being prescribed at all Cancer Centers and is not exclusive to the Cancer Institute, Adyar, 
Chennai. The drug support programme is also active in all major cancer centers in the country. 
Hence people who come across the misleading message via internet are requested not to 
circulate it.

9. Railway authorities have introduced a system where one can complain from a running train. The SMS about complaint will be acknowledged & attended. Give the train no, bogie no,precise nature of complaints like -no water in bath room/no lights/fan not working/security problem etc through sms.It is an effective tool. The railway complaint smsno: is 8121281212.

Our findings - True!  With the unique ID, passenger can know the status of the complaint by sending SMS,
"STATUS < SPACE > < REFERENCE ID>"  to 8121281212
(or) by logging on our website- The final reply will be sent through an SMS and will also be available on our website-

[SOURCE - SMS based Passenger Complaint]

10. Also helpful,  Emergency Numbers

emergency numbers

Kindly Share the legitimate information and help some one in need.

Thank you!
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Thursday 18 September 2014

Online Booking of Retiring Rooms through IRCTC

Railways Retiring Rooms are rooms providing lodging facility to its passengers at different railway stations across India. Available in Single, Double and Dormitory type of occupancy with AC and Non AC combination, the rooms can be booked for a duration of minimum 12 hrs to maximum 48 hrs. Currently this facility is available only for about 54 railway stations across India - List of Stations Currently available for online Reservation of Railways Retiring Rooms

Online booking of Retiring Rooms or booking of Retiring Rooms through Internet is available through IRCTC website from 12:30 AM to 11:30 PM (booking hours). It should be noted that Retiring Rooms can be booked against RAC ticket and against Confirmed ticket but NOT against Wait-listed ticket. And in any case of extending your duration of stay, extension charge will be deducted.

Details required for online booking of retiring rooms are
  • PNR (one booking per PNR, Onward/Return)
  • ID Proof (PAN card, Driving License. Bank Passbook, Passport or Student ID proof)
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Confirmed ticket (or) RAC ticket (optional)

How to Book Railway Retiring Room Online

booking of retiring rooms

For Online Booking of Retiring Rooms through IRCTC at various station, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the website -->Accommodation --> and click "Railways Retiring Rooms".
  2. Enter your PNR number and click enter to search. You will get details of your PNR (that you have entered)
  3. Depending upon where you need to book your retiring rooms, select "Book on source" for booking the retiring room at your source/originating station or select "Book on destination" for booking the retiring room at your destination station. And if your Reservation Station does not show up by selecting both options as given above, then try clicking on the "Book on Source Principal" for Book on source or "Book on Destination Principal" for Book on destination.
  4. In the form displayed, fill in necessary details like your Reservation source, Bed Type, Check in and Checkout date, etc.
  5. Then, click "Check Availability". You will get details of rooms available. 
  6. Now, select the Room no, Slot Duration and click on "Proceed" which redirects you to the IRCTC login page.

IRCTC Login Page

booking of retiring rooms

  1. Enter the page with your registered user name and password. If not, use guest login with your Email id and Mobile no.
  2. Your complete booking details will be displayed. Now, select the rooms you want and enter your type of ID proof (PAN card, Driving License. Bank Passbook, Passport or Student ID proof)
  3. Click proceed for payment. And you are done.

How to Cancel Railway Retiring Rooms Online

If Retiring Room is booked online, you can cancel your booking only through online and not through counter. To do so, enter the IRCTC login page either through registered name or guest login and scroll down to select “Booked Ticket” -->“Retiring Room Booked Ticket" option. Now select your booked ticket and click on the cancel ticket option.

Cancellation Online is allowed only before Check In and NOT after Check In. Cancellation fees of about 10% -100% deduction of amount paid is done depending upon the time of cancellation (10% before 48 hrs, 50% for less than 48 hrs and 100% on on the day of occupation).

Contact Details: 
In case of queries, email at or call at 1800110139 between 10am to 6pm (Mon-Sat).

Note: In Puducherry, this facility of booking your dormitories through Internet is currently unavailable. You got to book your dormitories of AC Double Bed or Non AC Dormitory either in person or computerized location only. Else opt for budget hotels in pondicherry near railway station.

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Friday 12 September 2014

How to Make Cardless Cash Withdrawal Service by ICICI Bank

ICICI has introduced to withdraw cash from ATM without using ATM cards. Instead, all you need is a mobile number. According to ICICI bank, "Cardless Cash Withdrawal" provides an added facility for recipient who don't have a bank account. It is simple and safe mode for ICICI Bank customers to transfer money from his account to anyone in India with a mobile number. To avail this facility, you should be registered with ICICI Mobile Banking as well as the Internet Banking. To register for Mobile Banking services, simply visit your nearest ICICI Bank branch or ATM. 

How it works?
The sender (who has a bank account) needs to register the recipient's name, mobile number and address.Once registered, the sender will get a four-digit verification code and the recipient will receive a six digit reference code over SMS. Now, the recipient can withdraw cash from any ICICI Bank ATMs within two days of the transaction by entering the mobile number, the verification code the reference code and the cash amount.
icici bank cardless withdrawal
ICICI Bank Cardless Cash Withdrawal

How to Request for Cardless Cash Withdrawal at

  • Login to with your Internet Banking user ID and password.
  • Register a beneficiary ---> go to "Manage Payee" section ---> select "Add Cardless Cash Withdrawal payee" ---> enter beneficiary mobile number, name and address ---> finally, confirm the registration by entering Unique Registration Number (URN) received on your registered mobile number.
  • Next, for to create Cardless Cash Withdrawal transaction ---> go to "Transfers" section ---> select "Cardless Cash Withdrawal" ---> select an account to make a payment and select Cardless Cash Withdrawal beneficiary from the registered beneficiary list ---> enter transaction amount ---> authenticate transaction using your debit card grid and your selected account will get debited.
  • You will receive a unique 4-digit code on your mobile from ICICI Bank which you will need to share to the beneficiary/ recipient.
  • The beneficiary/ recipient will also receive a SMS with a unique 6-digit code on their mobile phone from ICICI Bank which serves as the verification code.

How to Withdraw Cash from ICICI Bank ATM by recipient

  • The mobile number of recipient, 
  • The 4-digit code (as received by the sender)
  • The 6-digit code (as received by the beneficiary)
  • The cash amount 
According to ICICI FAQ section , the maximum amount that can be transferred through this service is INR 10,000 per transaction and cannot exceed INR 25,000 per account in a day. ICICI Bank will charge INR 25 inclusive of service tax as a fee per transaction. This will be recovered by debiting your account when you place a request. 

It is important to note that the transaction and code will be valid until midnight, next day. In case the code is not used, the transaction amount will be reversed to the sender’s account, however the transaction charges will not be refunded.

For more details of of this service by ICICI Bank, click the link "Cardless Cash Withdrawal Service" and enjoy the benefits :)

[Source : ICICI Bank ]

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Saturday 5 July 2014

Introducing the new E-Ticketing website for faster Railway Bookings

Pertaining to delay in getting tickets in the current website [ ] and information uphand, the Indian Government have introduced a new system in place [Link : ] which promises quick bookings of tickets. It is been said that using the new feature in the website, about 7 lakhs tickets can be issued just in a single day compared to the old system which did issue about 5 lakhs per day.

Those who have already registered with the old system are been directed to the new system through SMSes.  

e ticket indian railways
E-ticketing Indian Railways
Here is a zoom of what has been written in the Alerts and Updates

Fare has been revised by Indian Railways w.e.f. 25-06-2014, difference of fare will be collected by TTE on train.Difference of fare may also be deposited in advance on any PRS counters during working hours.
Time Table of several trains are updated from 1st Sep 2014, Please check exact train starting time from boarding station before embarking on your journey.
For e-Ticket, booking can be done upto chart Preparation approximately 4 to 6 hours before departure of train.For morning trains with departure time upto 12.00 hrs charts are prepared on the previous night.
Opening day booking (60th day in advance, excluding the date of journey) will be available only after 8 AM, along with the counters.
Train No.03059/03060 Howrah-New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Premium Special train scheduled to leave Howrah and Jalpaiguri respectively on 21.06.2014 has been cancelled. You may cancel your ticket online at your end to get full refund. Regret for inconvenience caused.

Also, just below you can see more other services as seen in the image below,
e ticket indian railways

e ticket indian railways

Now, with more added features( as seen in the above image) you can book your railway tickets faster and easier with Mobile bookings.

For the status of PNR
Under enquiries, click on the PNR Enquiry which when clicked directs to the PNR status website where you are asked to enter the PNR of your booking,

pnr status

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Sunday 17 November 2013

Indian Shopping Sites Accepting Paypal

Online shopping has bloomed all over the Indian market in the past 3 years. Almost all sites accept payments through Netbanking, Credit/Debit, Visa and COD. Paypal being the world's most popular gateway and so called e-wallet is not yet seen in many of these online shopping website. The reason being due to the legal restrictions in law that was exerted years ago and Paypal backing off a little.

But Paypal is the only source of payment with people working across different countries and independent ( freelance) workers. And most Paypal users tend to shop through websites which accepts Paypal money. So, I have gathered some Indian shopping sites accepting paypal in the below post for your guidance.

Lists of Indian sites accepting Paypal

Infibeam: Infibeam is lifestyle related shopping website and has a wide range of electronics products , toys, jewellery and household products. This one is the best online Indian store that you can use for shopping through Paypal because of its quick delivery. Another interesting thing about Infibeam is that they offer Magic box every day for different items with almost 70 to 85 % discount. It is a hot deal to grab (click the below image to test your luck)!

Pepperfry: A new retailer who has wide range of furniture products designed by style who have a flair for fashion and style. It also hosts lots of household gadgets, Kitchen appliances and those related to the needs of your pets.

Urban Decor: It works by Design by Demand. All the product featured here suits modern homes with home furniture, contemporary lightings, picture clocks and other personal accessories. Also, you can request a product which you saw elsewhere with its details so that you can get its quote and availability from them. 

All India Flowers: It is a gift related website that can be used to send flowers to all over India using Paypal

PicSquare: Another gift related website that accepts Paypal in India. You can upload photos, personlize , share and print them. I also has other gifts items like personlised mugs, key-chains,pillow covers, photo frames, photo books, magnets, mouse pad, puzzles and T-shirt.

TajOnline: It is a gift portal to India to celebrate different occasions. From flowers, sweets, cakes, chocolates, electronics to gift hampers, can be brought through Paypal. This is were our intelligence seems to work. Badhai is a website already serving thousands of customers using the gift voucher codes offered by various Indian online websites. It has ties with almost all trusted partners like Flipkart, Lifestyle, Mothercare, Titan, Fastrack, Homecenter, Croma, Tanishq, Pizza hut, Pantaloons and more. Moreover, accepts paypal payments accordings to their T&C People abroad can pay for the Badhai Gift using PayPal. This means you can use Paypal to shop on almost all trusted online stores from abroad (not India as per the RBI regulations with Paypal) using Badhai's gift voucher system.

All the above Indian Stores that accept Paypal have been created by personal experience. Hope you have a hassle free Paypal shopping in all Indian Online Shopping Websites.

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