Cheeky Toddler Locks Himself In Car And Laughs As Firefighters Rescue Him

What could have been a frightening situation for a little boy turned into smiles when a 14-month-old locked himself in his mother’s car. 

Brandon Emery’s mom, Kirsty Green tells Today.com that she had to put her son in the backseat of the car while she unloaded groceries into the trunk at a supermarket near their home in Bude, England. After accidentally closing the trunk with her car keys inside, she watched as Brandon tried to push the power locks, which ultimately trapped himself in the car.

A shopper in the parking lot saw what was happening and called the non-emergency number for the police. Luckily, it was not a hot day, so Brandon was not in any imminent danger. Firefighters from Bude Community Fire Station arrived on the scene to Brandon giggling in the passenger’s seat. 

He somehow managed to climb up there and grabbed the steering wheel with a grin like he was about to go for a drive. It was absolutely hilarious! Kirsty posted a photo of Brandon on Facebook saying, “Thank you to the amazing guys who rescued my cheeky monkey after locking himself in the car today at Bude Lidl! He was clearly traumatised by the whole ordeal.”

“[The firefighters] were amazing, and I think just as much as they were keeping Brandon entertained, he was equally making them laugh,” Green told SWNS.

To get Brandon out, the firefighters tried to pop the lock of the door using a plastic tool with a hook but were unsuccessful. The moment they saw Brandon put a coin in his mouth, they broke the rear driver’s window and opened the car to rescue him and prevent a choking situation. 

“It was just brilliant how unfazed he was by the whole thing, really,” firefighter Matthew Wonnacott told SWNS. “He seemed very entertained by the fact that there was a whole group of strangers staring into his mum’s car.”

CBSE Class 11, Class 12 students to learn Ayurveda, Indian architecture as a subject

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will now teach Ayurveda, Indian architecture and philosophy as a subject to the class 11 and class 12 students.

According to a report in HT, “The subjects will be part of a new elective — Knowledge, traditions and practices of India — that will combine various disciplines such as mathematics, chemistry, fine arts, agriculture, trade and commerce, astronomy, surgery, environment, life sciences and will be offered in Hindi and English.”

Major changes introduced by CBSE this year:

On February 3, the Board had released the official notification of restoring the class 10 board exams from the academic session 2017-2018.

Read: CBSE Class 10 Board exams gets compulsory, official notification released

The Board remodeled assessment scheme of Class 10 Board examination. “The examination from academic year 2017-18 and onwards will be conducted according to the new model. Under the new scheme, students will have to study six subjects instead of the usual 5 subjects in class 10,”  the CBSE notice said.

Read: CBSE Class 10 Board Exam: Assessment scheme revised

CBSE dropped its academic electives and vocational subjects from the Class 12 syllabus. The Board had decided to take this decision due to fewer takers every year.

Read: CBSE scraps academic electives, vocational subjects from Class 12 syllabus

The Board scrapped Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for Class 9 and 11 from this academic year. Schools have given negative feedback to CBSE about OTBA system which was introduced from March 2014.

Read: CBSE discontinues open-book exams for Class 9 and Class 11

NEET 2017: Check out the exam centres here

Candidates who are appearing for the exam can check out the examination centres below.

Candidates who are appearing for the exam can check out the examination centres below:

  • Port Blair
  • Vijaywada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Itanagar
  • Dibrugarh
  • Guwahati
  • Gaya
  • Patna
  • Chandigarh
  • Raipur
  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Daman
  • Delhi (Central)
  • Delhi (East)
  • Delhi (North)
  • Delhi (South)
  • Delhi (East)
  • Panaji
  • Ahmedabad
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Hamirpur
  • Shimla
  • Jammu
  • Sringar
  • Bokaro
  • Ranchi
  • Bangalore
  • Belgaum
  • Gulbarga
  • Mangalore
  • Ernakulam
  • Kozhikode
  • Trivandrum
  • Kavaratti
  • Bhopal
  • Gwalior
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Ujjain
  • Aurangabad
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Pune
  • Thane
  • Imphal
  • Shillong
  • Aizawl
  • Dimapur
  • Kohima
  • Behrampur
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Rourkela
  • Puducherry
  • Bhatinda
  • Jalandhar
  • Ajmer
  • Jaipur
  • Kota
  • Udaipur
  • Gangtok
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Salem
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Hyderabad
  • Warangal
  • Agartala
  • Dehradun
  • Halwani
  • Bareilly
  • Ghaziabad
  • Jhansi
  • Lucknow
  • Noida
  • Varanasi
  • Durgapur
  • Kolkata
  • Siliguri

The exam will be based on one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the exam would be three hours.

NEET exam to be held on May 7 in 103 cities

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2017 Exam on Sunday, May 7, at 1,921 examination centres in 103 cities across India.

The examination is being held in the offline mode and is being organized in 10 languages. NEET this year is open to NRIs, OCIs, PIOs and foreign students as well.

A total of 11,38,890 students are scheduled to appear in the examination. Among the examinees are 1,522 NRIs, 480 OCIs, 70 PIOs and 613 foreign students.

 AS many as 490 CBSE officials have been deployed to supervise the test centres in 103 cities across the country. In addition to city coordinators of CBSE schools, 3,500 additional observers have also been appointed to monitor the test centres.
 Earlier CBSE used to conduct the NEET only for 15% of the quota seats; the rest were conducted by the various States.
 This year, arrangements have been made for an integrated NEET examination. Of a total of 95,000 UG seats, 65,000 seats are set aside for MBBS and 25,000 seatsare for BDS in all government, private and deemed medical colleges and universities across the country.

Husband tied up, woman raped by 8 on UP highway

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Jalaun based couple was travelling home from Jaipur, where they work as artisans
  • After raping the woman, the men dumped the couple on the highway

JHANSI: Eight men allegedly gang-raped a woman before her husband in a vehicle on Thursday night in Jalaun district. The couple was then robbed and dumped on Auraiya-Jalaun highway. Police said the Jalaun based couple was travelling home from Jaipur, where they work as artisans. They reached Auraiya by train around Thursday midnight and were looking for a public transport, when the driver of a loader van offered them a lift.
Shortly afterwards, the vehicle halted at a liquor shop from where some other men boarded it. It was then driven to a secluded spot, where eight men took turns to rape the woman after tying up her husband. The duo was also abused and threatened against raising an alarm, cops said.

The couple was then dumped on the highway after being robbed of their belongings. They somehow reached out to Jalaun cops around 3 am on Friday, and lodged an FIR, following which the woman was sent for medical examination.

 Additional SP of Jalaun S C Shakya said, “An FIR has been lodged against eight unidentified men for gang rape and dacoity. We’ll arrest the culprits soon.” Some people have been rounded up and the probe is on, Shakya added.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar introduces major changes in school education

Union minister Prakash Javadekar has listed out the major changes to improve the education system in schools on Saturday.

Here’s a look at the changes proposed by the minister:

  • Two chances to pass the exam: A student will have two chances to clear the exam; the first exam will be held in March and the second one in June.”If he/she fails there, he/she will be detained in the same class,” the minister said
  • Class 10 compulsory: Making class 10 board exams compulsory for the students
  • Decision on detainment: “We have taken a very important decision and we will take a call on it this month. We had a meeting of education ministers from all the states, wherein those from 25 states lamented that they were finding it difficult to improve the quality of education without examinations,” said the minister. He further added, “On their demand, we unanimously decided that the right to decide on detention will be left to the states and it will be done anytime soon.”
  • To revise the NCERT books: For updating the book, the minister has asked the suggestions from teachers and parents to make changes
  • Handbooks system introduced:  Handbook system has been introduced for teachers to monitor the child’s performance.

The minister announced the changes while inaugurating the North-Eastern Region workshop on ‘Innovations and Best Practises in School Education’ organised by the HRD ministry.

Arvind Kejriwal took ₹2 crore from Satyendar Jain, alleges Kapil Mishra

Day after his sacking from the Delhi Cabinet, Mr. Mishra accuses the Delhi Chief Minister of corruption.

A day after he was sacked from the Arvind Kejriwal Cabinet, former Minister Kapil Mishra has lobbed corruption charges at the Delhi Chief Minister himsel. He said he saw Dellhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain give Mr. Kejriwal ₹2 crore. “Satyendar Jain gave ₹2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal and the transaction happened before my eyes,” Mr. Mishra told the media at Raj Ghat on Sunday. “I had thought that Kejriwal will not tolerate corruption but he needs to reveal the reason behind the transaction,” he added.

After making corruption allegations against Mr. Kejriwal, Mr. Mishra says the Delhi CM is evading appearance before the media. In a tweet in Hindi he says: “Till yesterday he was telling the whole world that (MCD) poll loss was due to EVM. Now, (he) suddenly (raises) the water issue. Why does Arvind Kejriwal evade appearance before the media?”

Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls in prisoner swap

No word from the Nigerian presidency on the number of Bok Haram prisoners exchanged.

Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped secure the 82 girls in “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said on its Twitter account.

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details.

A military source said the girls were currently in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. From there they will be flown to Abuja.

The kidnapping was one of the high-profile incidents of Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast, now in its eighth year and with little sign of ending. About 220 were abducted from their school in a night-time attack.

More than 20 girls were released last October in a deal brokered by the ICRC. Others have escaped or been rescued, but 195 were believed to be still in captivity before this release.