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Indian man forgets condom, seals his private parts with adhesive; dies of multi-organ failure

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While attempting to protect your sexual partner against unplanned pregnancy is laudable, applying adhesive to seal one's 'private parts' is stupid. This is exactly what a man in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat is alleged to have done with fatal consequences.  A man in Ahmedabad died of multi-organ failure after using adhesive to seal his private parts during intercourse.  In a bizarre case, a 25-year-old man in Ahmedabad in Gujarat's is reported to have died after using an epoxy adhesive instead of a condom prior to intercourse. The deceased, identified as Salman, checked into a hotel with his former fiancée on June 22. He was later found unconscious in shrubs near the hotel and was taken to a hospital where he died. Local police investigators say 25-year-old Salman Mirza used the epoxy adhesive on his genitals due to not having a condom and wanting to avoid impregnating his former fiancée. The two had reportedly gone to the hotel with another woman. “We checke

Need an incentive to get Vaccinated against COVID-19? How about ₹ 5,000 from Government of India?

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A campaign launched by the Government of India is asking Indians to " Share Vaccination Photos of Anyone in your Family including yourself along with a Tagline to Get Rewarded "  According to the campaign posted on  mygov.in ,  With the vaccination of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st March 2021, millions of eligible citizens have been energized and have come forward to register for vaccination. If you/a family member have also got vaccinated, share a picture of the vaccination with us along with a good tagline on the importance of getting vaccinated & inspire the world! 10 best entries will be awarded with Rs. 5000 every month. Note: A. Share a picture of vaccination along with a good tagline B. While vaccination, COVID appropriate protocol of wearing a mask should be followed Details of the campaign were also tweeted recently from @mygovindia· Recently took the #COVIDVaccine ? Here's your chance to inspire millions to get #vaccinated too! Share y

U.S Customs tells Indians : Stop carrying Bullshit. Cow dung from India is prohibited in luggage

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Cows are no strangers to praise and controversy in India. Hindus consider the animal sacred and many consider cow urine (Gomutra) and poop (cow dung) sacred and containing medicinal properties.   This may sound funny to some, but Indians seem to be carrying cow dung (dried cake) in their baggage while traveling to the US, prompting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to issue a press release ( Dulles CBP Agriculture Specialists Find Cake Surprise in Leftover Baggage ). According to the release U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists discovered cow dung cakes while examining leftover baggage recently at Washington Dulles International Airport.  That is not a typo. CBP agriculture specialists found two cow dung cakes in a suitcase that was left behind after passengers from an Air India flight cleared CBP’s inspection station on April 4.  cbp.gov According to US CBP,  "Cow dung is reported to be a vital energy and cooking source in some parts of the world. Cow d

COVID-19 in India: fact-check, and looking beyond headlines

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Here is a look beyond a topics making headlines and a few facts.  Headline : "India is struggling to vaccinate its people against COVID-19"  India is indeed struggling to vaccinating a nation of 1.3 billion... but think of the scale and success thus far As of mid-May 2021, India has already vaccinated 16 crore (160 million) people till date. Let this number sink in for a moment.. That's entire population of Russia and half the population of USA,  2.5 times of UK.  7 times Australia and 34 times New Zealand. Headline :  Bodies are seen floating in Ganga, Yamuna Ganga and Yamuna have historically been among the most polluted rivers in the world. Manmade pollution includes bodies and human remains from scores of burning ghats along the river banks.   As per this article  "Old Photos of Dead Bodies Floating in Ganga Passed Off as Recent" The most polluted river Yamuna | My India 2014 A River about to Die - Yamuna River Project - 2014 Unnao dead bodies row 2015 - Wik

Checklist: What to do after death of a Parent or loved one?

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With a death in the family, survivors may have to come to grips with the stark reality: how to move forward after the death. While the grieving process can take time, one also must address several documentation, paperwork and other formalities. Here are a few things that you will have to follow up on: To Do Immediately After Someone Dies Inform loved ones, family and friends Arrange for a funeral - depending on your custom and current regulations and wishes of the deceased, you will have to plan for the final rites Plan for after death ceremonies - this will depend on your customs (e.g  After death ceremonies – Brahmin Iyer ) Apply for a  death certificate . This is the most important legal step and may be a two-step process The hospital, crematorium or burial ground officials may issue a letter/document with the name of deceased and cause of death.  The letter/document needs to be submitted to the local municipal/corporation office that will ‘record’ the death and issue an ‘official’

India surpasses US to report world's largest single-day tally of covid cases

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This is one tally that Indians are surely not proud of, especially not being in the top of THE list - India is now on top of the global tally, surpassing rest of the world to end up with the most number of COVID-19 cases with nearly 22,91,428 active cases,   By the numbers According to WHO , there have been 142,557,268 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, including 3,037,398 deaths.  Globally, a total of 889,827,023 vaccine doses have been administered.  India now has 2,291,428 active cases with the total number cases recorded at over 15.93 million. In past 24 hours, more than 2.2 million vaccines were administered in India, taking the overall doses to 132 million  For the past few weeks, the number of cases India have been skyrocketing, setting new records almost every day. The Indian health ministry said on Thursday that India recorded 312,731 new infections in a 24-hour period, marking a new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic.  It is the highest daily case count in a single c

How to enforce social distancing at an event with three-hundred thousand visitors a day? AI-equipped cameras to zoom in on those without masks at Kumbh Mela

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The Kumbh Mela at Haridwar is a mela (religious festival) held every 12 years at Haridwar, India. The Kumbh mela sees a daily average of over three hundred thousand devotees at the various ghats (river banks) in Haridwar, but that number is expected to swell during the shahi snans on April 12, 14 and 27. This year, officials are especially concerned about the impact of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They are exploring hi-tech options to monitor the teeming masses including Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled cameras.     Officials said over 350 CCTV cameras have been installed at different locations in the mela area, with about 100 of these equipped with sensors that generate an alert when the camera captures the image of a person without a mask. These AI-equipped cameras also generate an alert when sites identified as vulnerable for stampede at Har-ki-Pauri, Subhash ghat, Brahmakund, Malviya Dweep and other areas that see a higher crowd density. The cameras are also being used to keep a