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Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’
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Baby with Covid dies after being ‘abandoned’ by parents who ‘feared catching virus’

A baby with Covid died after being abandoned by its parents because they feared they would catch the virus, it has been reported.   The two-month-old child tested positive before dying on Sunday evening in the Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital in the Jammu region of India. Medical Superintendent Dr Dara Singh said the baby was admitted at around 7am but died hours later. “The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8pm,” he said, reports India Today “Soon after cardiac arrest, [an] RAT test was done which came [back] positive, after which we asked his parents to undergo Covid test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.” The parents have continually failed to respond to calls from ...
India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 
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India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 

India's coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday April 28, with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in just 24 hours, as the World Health Organization warned that a variant of Covid-19 to be contributing to a surge in cases in India has been found in 17 countries. A total of 201,187 people have now died, 3,293 of them in the past day, according to health ministry data, although experts suspect that the true toll is higher. India has now reported 18 million infections, an increase of 360,000 in 24 hours, which is a new world record. This month alone the country has added almost six million new cases. The rapid rises in cases have been blamed on a new virus variant as well as mass political and religious events, which has overwhelmed hospitals with dire shortages of be...
Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records
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Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records

India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections worldwide for the sixth day running on Tuesday as the country and its overstretched health systems started receiving vital medical supplies to deal with the pandemic. A total of 323,144 new cases and 2,771 deaths were registered, Health Ministry data showed, taking the national caseload to 17.6 million cases and the death tally to 197,894. India has been logging over 300,000 cases since Thursday, when it surpassed the previous highest one-day spike of around 300,300 cases in the United States in January. The country has also been seeing its highest daily number of deaths over the past week. Doctors in the capital New Delhi, the epicentre of the latest wave of infections, have described how critical patients were dying on the stre...
52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19
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52 Passengers On A Flight From India To Hong Kong Test Positive For COVID-19

Fifty-two passengers on one flight from Delhi to Hong Kong test positive for coronavirus after landing - despite ALL presenting a negative test while boarding At least 52 people from a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive for Covid-19, despite all passengers presenting a negative coronavirus test before boarding. All of the passengers who tested positive flew into Hong Kong on a flight from India's capital, run by Indian airline Vistara on April 4. Hong Kong as a whole has been recording fewer daily new infections than the total number detected on the flight, since it brought a fourth wave of infections under control in January. Meanwhile in India, the country's healthcare system is collapsing under a devastating second wave of coronavirus that is kill...
COVID-19: India’s Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets
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COVID-19: India’s Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets

India's richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections in another daily global record. India's uber-rich are fleeing the country on private jets as new travel bans come into place. The country is currently battling a catastrophic second coronavirus wave. Local media reports say many people chose to fly to Dubai, which is close by. India's ultra-rich are paying tens and thousands of dollars to escape the country as it set a new global record for daily coronavirus infections — for the fourth day in a row. In the last week, India has become the new epicenter of the virus, which has completely overwhelmed the country's healthcare system and crematoriums and has led to a dire shortage of oxygen. On Sunday, public health offici...
Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge
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Nonstop mass cremations going on in India amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge

People losing their loved ones to COVID-19 disease are now turning to makeshift facilities that are undertaking mass burials and cremations amid a record-breaking Coronavirus surge in India. India added a record of 3,32,730 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the country's infection tally to 1,62,63,695. In drone footage and photos shared online, countless bodies are seen burning at a ground that has been converted into a crematorium for mass cremation of coronavirus victims. Jitender Singh Shunty who runs a non-profit medical service, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, said as of Thursday afternoon 60 bodies had been cremated at the makeshift facility in the parking lot . "No-one in Delhi would have ever witnessed such a scene," said Mr Shunty with tears in...
Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Caught With Cocaine In India
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Nigerian Man, Omotola Hassan Caught With Cocaine In India

A Nigerian national has been arrested by the Pune police on Wednesday, in possession of cocaine worth ₹4 lakh, in Kondhwa. The man, identified as Shamsuddin Omotola Hasan (48), is a resident of Sankla Exclusive Vista Society in Pisoli. The man is a native of Lagos in Nigeria, according to police. The man intended to sell the drugs, a statement by the police claimed. The drugs in his possession were found to be worth ₹4,16,000. Along with the drugs, the police found five mobile phones worth ₹15,000; one Yamaha motorcycle worth ₹50,000; cash of ₹20,000; and a weighing scale worth ₹1,000. The total seizure was estimated to be worth ₹5,02,000. The 48-year-old was found at the gate of Brookefield Society when the crime branch officials were patrolling the Kondhwa area at 2:50 am on...
Nigerian Man Blasts Indians Over Maltreatment Of Blacks
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Nigerian Man Blasts Indians Over Maltreatment Of Blacks

A Nigerian who recently returned from India has vented his anger concerning the was black people are maltreated in india, he also expressed how lots of innocent black people are in Indian jails just because of their skin colour. He told the Indians "we will start treating you the way you treat us, anywhere we find you " Watch the video below. https://youtu.be/WfOXknU1XgE
India Bans Cryptocurrencies, Gives Investors 6 Months To Liquidate Their Assets
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India Bans Cryptocurrencies, Gives Investors 6 Months To Liquidate Their Assets

India has become the second country to outrightly ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is coming after the Central Bank of Nigeria instructed all financial institutions in the country to block the accounts of all individuals and entities linked to cryptocurrency transactions. There has been a lot of drama surrounding India’s cryptocurrency stance. In 2018, the Reserve Bank of India issued a ban on all cryptocurrency transactions. The ban was lifted by the country’s Supreme Court in March 2020. In December 2020, government officials hinted that they were considering taxing Bitcoin transactions by up to 18%. Barely a month later and there were rumours that the country was mulling over banning all private cryptocurrencies. Apparently, officials were serious about banning ...
Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India
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Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India

There is palpable panic in the Igbo community in New Delhi, India after five healthy men died mysteriously within one week. A broadcaster, Okwuluora, said he was sent photos and videos from the incidents but will not be posting them. "5 Igbo boys dead in New Delhi, India within 1 week. I was sent the videos and pictures but I will not post them. So sad to behold. May their souls find peace. These are HARD TIMES" he wrote. Confirming the incidents on Saturday, Igbos who live in New Delhi said they are scared over the mysterious deaths. One Ekene Ubah said: "It happened here in New Delhi, India. Their death still remain a mystery to us. We are in pain." Marvelous Allen said one slumped and died while climbing the staircase on Saturday. "We are losing our brothers her in...
Nigerian Man, Two Ugandan Women Arrested For Drug Trafficking In India
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Nigerian Man, Two Ugandan Women Arrested For Drug Trafficking In India

A Nigerian man, identified as Kingsley, and two women from Uganda have been arrested with nine kilograms of narcotics in India. The country's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted the smuggling network, according to a report by Outlook. The women, Jascent Nakalungi and Sharifah Namaganda said to be cousins, were intercepted by the Delhi unit of the central probe agency on January 28 after they landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in India. According to the NCB, the two women had a medical visa for the treatment of Namaganda. The duo was apprehended based on the agency's inputs following a drugs case detected in December wherein over five kg of heroin was seized and two Indians were arrested. NCB deputy director (operations) K P S Malhotra said, "A total of 8kg ...
Nigerian Man Arrested In India For Duping Women As Fake Doctor On Facebook
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Nigerian Man Arrested In India For Duping Women As Fake Doctor On Facebook

Chhattisgarh Police have arrested a 35-year-old Nigerian man on charges of cheating women by posing as a doctor through a fake profile on Facebook. The accused, Ignatius Chukwujekwu Naruka, who lives in Delhi, was arrested on Monday, February 1, 2021 and brought to Raipur. Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav said that the accused has admitted to duping hundreds of women across India. Yadav said the latest victim, who was duped of Rs 5 lakh (N2,605,859.66) lodged a complaint with the New Rajendra Nagar police station in Raipur that in December last year she became a friend with the accused on Facebook. The Nigerian told the woman that he is a doctor and started interacting via mobile and WhatsApp calls. The accused told the gullible victim he had sent a p...
Three Nigerians Deported From India For Illegal Stay
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Three Nigerians Deported From India For Illegal Stay

Three more Nigerian nationals have been deported from India for illegal stay, Delhi Police said on Monday, January 25, 2021. According to DCP, Dwarka Police, Santosh Kumr Meena, the Nigerians, who were found living in the country without valid papers, were picked up by the staff of PS Mohan Garden during patrolling duty. It will be recalled that ten Nigerian nationals were arrested by the police in Dwarka district on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, for not having valid visas and overstaying illegally in India. Six of them have so far been deported.
Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago
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Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago

A 40-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by police in Trinidad and Tobago for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into Thailand and India. Trinidad and Tobago Police Service wrote on Facebook: "January 14th, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Nigerian National – Cocaine in Fishing Reels A Nigerian national is today in Police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. On January 13th, 2021, at around 2.15 pm officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian National, of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas. The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thaila...
Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam
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Nigerian Arrested In Delhi Over $217K Scam

A 48-year-old Nigerian identified as Joseph Olajide Akeredolu has been arrested in India for duping a diamond broker from south Mumbai of Rs 1.16 crore or $217,000. The police said Akeredolu is part of a gang that creates fake accounts on social media, approaches people through these accounts and then dupes them under the pretext of sending gifts. According to the Indian Express, the gang approached the diamond broker, a resident of Girgaon who has an office at Bharat Diamond Bourse in BKC, on Instagram on October 10, last year. The profile was created under the name of a woman, Alex Zendra, said police, adding that the accused claimed to be a captain at a ship in the United Kingdom. “We started chatting on WhatsApp and after a few days, Zendra told me that she loves me and...
India Enters First Recession In 73 Years
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India Enters First Recession In 73 Years

India’s economy contracted 7.5 percent between July and September, performing the poorest among major advanced and emerging economies and entering a technical recession for the first time since independence, official data showed Friday. Although the figures were an improvement on the record 23.9-percent contraction recorded last quarter, they indicate that Asia’s third-largest economy is in for a tough fight as it attempts to revive demand and create jobs even as coronavirus infections climb. The two successive quarters of contraction mean that the country has now entered a “technical recession” for the first time since 1947. The International Monetary Fund has meanwhile predicted that India’s economy would contract by 10.3 percent this year, the biggest slump for any major emer...
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90 year old Widow allegedly gang-raped by two men after they stormed her house at night

A 90-year-old widow in India was allegedly gang-raped by two men who stormed into her house at night, a new report by the Times of India has revealed.   According to the report, two men came into her house at night on October 24 and sexually attacked the yet to be named woman.   The elderly woman said they left her "almost half-dead" after the attack.   After she regained her senses the next morning she told her neighbour.   She went to hospital and had medical tests after the attack in the Kanchanpur area in the country's North Tripura district.     The family of the 90-year-old woman took her to a police station and lodged a report against Anjan Nama, 35, and another unidentified man.   Speaking to reporters, t...
Nigerian and Kenyan nationals arrested in India for ATM card-cloning fraud
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Nigerian and Kenyan nationals arrested in India for ATM card-cloning fraud

A Nigerian and a Kenyan national have been arrested in India for allegedly duping people of million of rupees by cloning their ATM cards.     The accused identified as Omon Benson from Nigeria and Jonson Usaro from Kenya were arrested by police in Noida on Wednesday, October 28.   The Noida Police said it also unearthed their links with hawala traders operating  in the National Capital Region (NCR).     According to officials, Benson and Usaro have been active in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad for the last 10 years during which they cloned several cards and illegally withdrew money from ATMs.   "The duo was held by the Cyber Cell, which recovered 96 ATM cards, two card-cloning modules, two l...
Nigerian Arrested In India For Selling Drugs To Bollywood Actor, Kishore Aman
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Nigerian Arrested In India For Selling Drugs To Bollywood Actor, Kishore Aman

Two more persons, including a Nigerian national, have been arrested by City Crime Branch police in connection with the drug peddling case involving dancer-choreographer Kishore Aman Shetty, police said. The Nigerian national, Frank Sunday Ibeabuchi (33) and Shamin Fernandes (28) of Kuloor here were arrested in Bengaluru, they said, but did not specify the date. Another accused in the case, Shan Nawaz (34), was earlier arrested from Mumbai for supplying drugs to Shetty and his aides through his network. Sources said Ibeabuchi had been staying in Bengaluru for the last two years. He was arrested in 2018 in a case of peddling in MDMA tablets (popularly known as ecstasy) by police in Bengaluru. With this, seven persons, besides Aman Shetty, have been arrested so far in connection ...
Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital For Under-Five Deaths
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Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital For Under-Five Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank had said in 2018 that Nigeria will take over India as the world capital for deaths of children under the age of five by 2021. According to World Bank figures, India recorded an estimated 989,000 under-five deaths in 2017, while Nigeria recorded 714,000 deaths in the same year. UNICEF, in the report titled Levels and Trends in Child Mortality, said Nigeria recorded an estimated average of 858,000 under-five deaths in 2019 as against India which ranked second with 824,000 deaths out of 5.2 million under-five deaths globa...
India records 77,226 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours to take their total number to 3.38million
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India records 77,226 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours to take their total number to 3.38million

India has seen a large spike in number of new Coronavirus cases after 77,226 infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day caseload in the world.  India now has a total of more than 3.38 million cases since the start of the pandemic with 46 percent of infections detected in August alone. The country also reported 1,057 new deaths, the Health Ministry said earlier today, taking the total to 61,529. The figures show that India has been recording more than 60,000 new daily infections since August 7, the highest single-day caseload in the world every day for three weeks.  The country's previous highest daily count was 75,760 recorded on Wednesday, August 26. India now has the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the World after the United ...
13-year-old girl is raped and strangled to death by ‘two men’ in India
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13-year-old girl is raped and strangled to death by ‘two men’ in India

A 13-year-old girl has been raped and killed in India. The horrifying incident took place in the Uttar Pradesh district of Lakhimpur Kheri, India, on Friday, August 14. According to Indian broadcaster NDTV, the girl's grieving dad alleged that she had been strangled, her eyes gouged out and her tongue cut off but police disputed his claims. The girl had gone missing on Friday afternoon. "We went looking for her everywhere. Found her in the sugarcane field. Her eyes had been gouged out. "Her tongue was cut and strangled with a dupatta (scarf)," the girl's dad said. Police confirmed that the girl's body was discovered in a sugar cane field near the Nepalese border and said a post-mortem showed signs of rape and strangulation. The superintendent of Police of Kheri Satendra ...
Singer Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, dies aged 103
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Singer Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, dies aged 103

The singer's family confirmed she died on Thursday morning, June 18, surrounded by her close relatives. "The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," a statement said. Her family said information on a memorial will be announced at a later date. Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during World War Two in countries including India and Burma. Mourning her, TV host Piers Morgan wrote: "Oh no.... what terribly sad news. Dame Vera Lynn has died, aged 103. A magnificent woman who rallied our country when we most needed it. The Forces sweetheart. The Nation's sweetheart. RIP."    
269 Stranded Nigerians Arrive From India
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269 Stranded Nigerians Arrive From India

269 Stranded Nigerians in India landed in Nigeria (103 in Lagos, 166 in Abuja) today, Saturday 13th June 2020., about 2am, after a few hours of delay. All Evacuees now on Compulsory 14 days SELF ISOLATION according to the new Protocol... By the Presidential Task Force on #Covid_19. All tested negative before boarding and are to be re-tested within 72 hours at an NCDC @NCDCgov designated testing center.
Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections
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Mumbai infections exceeds Wuhan peak as India sees close to 10,000 new daily infections

Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, India have passed 51,000, according to the Indian Express. The last 24 hours alone saw close to 10,000 new confirmed infections, with 9,985. The BBC points out that the city has more cases than Wuhan, China – where the virus first emerged – had at its peak. India, which has the fifth-highest number of cases, has 276,146 confirmed infections in total. It has reported 7,750 deaths, which is likely to be an underestimate.
Coronavirus: India Overtakes Italy In Cases Amid Easing Of Lockdown
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Coronavirus: India Overtakes Italy In Cases Amid Easing Of Lockdown

India has recorded close to 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Italy. The country now has the sixth-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, 236,657. There have been 6,649 deaths. The health system in Mumbai is on the verge of collapse while hospitals in the capital, Delhi, are reportedly running out of space. Meanwhile, shopping centres, places of worship, restaurants and offices will be allowed to reopen from Monday. For weeks, India's relatively low Covid-19 numbers had baffled experts. Despite the dense population, disease and underfunded public hospitals, there was no deluge of infections or fatalities. Although India has the sixth highest number of cases, it is 12th in fatalities, according to statistics from Jo...
Blood Samples Of Coronavirus Patients Snatched By Monkeys In India
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Blood Samples Of Coronavirus Patients Snatched By Monkeys In India

A troop of monkeys snatched the blood samples of suspected coronavirus patients at a government hospital in the Meerut district of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident happened on Thursday when a lab assistant working with the Covid-19 facility of the hospital was carrying blood samples due for testing, Dr Dheeraj Baliyan, medical superintendent of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College and Hospital, told CNN. The monkeys attacked the lab assistant and stole the sample box with three samples, added Baliyan. S.K. Garg, head of the hospital, told a local newswire that the samples were blood samples, and not the swabs usually taken to test for Covid-19. Garg said that the samples belonged to people who had tested positive for Covid-19, but were taken as part of r...
Indian Doctors Successfully Removes The Huge Tumour On Young Nigerian, Odinaka Nweke’s Stomach (Photos)
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Indian Doctors Successfully Removes The Huge Tumour On Young Nigerian, Odinaka Nweke’s Stomach (Photos)

A young Nigerian man identified as Odinaka Nweke Emmanuel has undergone successful gastric cancer surgery at Batra Hospital in New Delhi, India. This was announced by the Igbos Love Themselves Charity Foundation in a post via its official Facebook account on Saturday. Foundation joyfully announced on Facebook. Findings shows that the Foundation had initially came to aid of the indigene of lkwo in Ebonyi state, and took him to India for surgery following his cry for help to help save his life. Please if you love what we are doing, If you love and proud of been an Igbo If you love the God almighty And want me to continue this work pls I want you to post this good news direct to your facebook account or page, that God have used Igbos love themselves charity foundation to sav...
5 Dead As Cyclone Amphan Tears Into India, Bangladesh (Graphic Photos)
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5 Dead As Cyclone Amphan Tears Into India, Bangladesh (Graphic Photos)

A powerful cyclone killed at least five people as it swept through eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, accompanied by a storm surge that swamped embankments and destroyed hundreds of homes in low-lying coastal areas, officials said. Authorities had moved around 3 million people to safety in both countries this week, as Cyclone Amphan brewed in the Bay of Bengal to become one of the strongest storms to hit the region in years. The operation was complicated by efforts to avoid a surge in coronavirus cases. With gusting winds of up to 185 km per hour (115 mph)triggering a storm surge of around five metres, the cyclone moved inland through India’s populous West Bengal state before hitting Bangladesh, weather officials said. At least three people, including a 13-year-old girl,...
‘I can’t believe something 3mm big hurt so much’ – Del Piero hospitalised with kidney stones
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‘I can’t believe something 3mm big hurt so much’ – Del Piero hospitalised with kidney stones

The LA-based former Juve ace required treatment on the affliction but is now making a full, albeit painful, recovery Juventus and Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero is on the mend after being taken to hospital to remove a kidney stone. Del Piero, 45, hung up his boots in 2014 following a spell in India with Delhi Dynamos, having lifted the 2006 World Cup with Italy and 14 major titles in Juve colours during his glittering career. He later relocated to Los Angeles, where he owns amateur football club LA10FC through his Edge Americas company.
Two Headed Snake Found In India, Baffles Wildlife Experts (Photos)
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Two Headed Snake Found In India, Baffles Wildlife Experts (Photos)

Startling footage shows a rare two-headed snake which has baffled wildlife experts. Incredibly each of the heads compete against each other for food - meaning such serpents do not usually live long. The distinctive reptile was found in the Dhenkikot forest range of Keonjhar wildlife sanctuary in Odisha, eastern India. The newborn was discovered by Rakesh Mohalick, and was identified as a Wolf Snake - which is a non-venomous species. Photographer Rakesh said: "One among the two heads is slightly more developed and both are known to fight over food." The snake is 14cm long and has two fully formed heads, meaning it has four working eyes and two flickering tongues. Both its heads work independently and this becomes a challenge for such creatures to survive in the wild, acc...
India To Produce Coronavirus Vaccine That Works On Monkeys
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India To Produce Coronavirus Vaccine That Works On Monkeys

The Serum Institute of India said it is going to start making a still-experimental coronavirus vaccine while it is still on trial. The Serum Institute of India which produces 1.5 billion vaccine doses each year for an array of diseases said it will start production before the autumn target date of the Oxford trial. The Oxford Vaccine Group says it hopes to complete human trials on the hAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine in September. But Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India told the Times of India on Monday that he would not wait that long. He said the institute would produce five million units of the vaccine a month, for six months, to get ahead of demand. "We are not waiting for the trials to get over in September in UK, and then start production here. The decision at o...
New Species Of Green Pit Viper Discovered In India, Named After Hogwarts Founder
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New Species Of Green Pit Viper Discovered In India, Named After Hogwarts Founder

A species of green pit viper snake discovered in India has been named after the character Salazar Slytherin from JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. The green venomous snake has been named Trimeresurus salazar after the Hogwarts house founder, but will be commonly known as Salazar's pit viper. In the Harry Potter stories Salazar Slytherin was one of the four founders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - he founded the Slytherin house. Males of the Salazar pit viper species have a orange-reddish stripe running along their head and more teeth than other pit vipers. Researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Bombay Natural History Society found the snake in Arunachal Pradesh in India. Slytherin had the ability to talk to snakes - a rare skil...
Man Who Returned From India In January Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos
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Man Who Returned From India In January Dies Of Coronavirus Disease In Lagos

A 45-year-old Nigerian who returned from India has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State. Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known on his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He said, “No new case of #COVID-19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020. However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos. “One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian male who returned from India in January, 2020.” The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday said 38 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665 in Nigeria. According to the centre, three new states – Gombe, Sokoto and Abia – have joined states with reported cases of the virus, as the number of states with confir...
Man Chops Off His Tongue As Sacrifice To Stop Coronavirus
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Man Chops Off His Tongue As Sacrifice To Stop Coronavirus

A man in India has cut off his tongue in an attempt to appease a deity and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Vivek Sharma, 24, who works as a stone cutter with his brother Shivam and seven others at the Bhavani Mata temple in Suigam, became gravely worried about the deadly disease, according to the Times of India. His co-worker Brijesh Singh Saab Singh told authorities that Sharma, a devotee of Kali Mata, had kept chanting the deity’s name. On Saturday morning, Sharma said he was going to the market, but did not return to the temple, the news outlet reported. When his brother called him, a person answered and told him that Sharma had sliced off his tongue at the Nadeshwari temple in Gujarat. The young man was rushed to a hospital in Tharad where doctors worked to reattach ...
Men’s Testicles ‘Could Make Them More Vulnerable To Coronavirus’ – New Study Finds
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Men’s Testicles ‘Could Make Them More Vulnerable To Coronavirus’ – New Study Finds

A new study has shown that the presence of testicles makes men more vulnerable to Coronavirus. According to a preliminary report posted on MedRxix, researchers in India followed recovery of 68 patients in Mumbai to study the gender disparity of the virus and Dr. Aditi Shastri, an oncologist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and her mother, Dr. Jayanthi Shastri — a microbiologist at the Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai have now revealed that the virus attaches itself to a protein that occurs in high levels in the testicles. According to the study, Coronavirus could linger in men’s testicles as the virus bonds with proteins in the body that are found in the lungs, intestine, heart and also the testicles explaining why the disease is more prevalent in ...
‘Prison Break’ Actor Ranjit Chowdhry Dies At 64 In India
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‘Prison Break’ Actor Ranjit Chowdhry Dies At 64 In India

Famous Bollywood actor, Ranjit Chowdhry, who appeared in two episodes of “The Office and Prison Break has died at the age of 64. According to local reports, the actor died on Wednesday at a Mumbai hospital after he traveled to his home country from the US several months ago. Local theatre personality Dolly Thakore told the Orissa Post that Chowdhry suffered a ruptured ulcer on April 14 and was taken to a local hospital, where he died during surgery. ‘He got a ruptured ulcer in the intestine which happened April 14. A physician was called who said he needs to go to the hospital and he was taken to Breach Candy hospital. They operated on him but he died at the hospital yesterday at 4 in the morning,’ Dolly said. Chowdhry first starred in Indian comedies of the late ’70s an...
India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown
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India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will be extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The move comes despite complaints from millions of poor, a vast underclass who have been left almost completely without support as jobs have vanished and incomes dried up. “From the economic angle, we have paid a big price,” Modi said. “But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable.” “From the experiences of the last few days, it is clear that the path we have chosen is correct.” India’s current three-week-old lockdown, in force since March 25, had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. Modi said there would be “limited relaxations” from April 20 for districts with no cases, and new guidelines...
Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)
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Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)

Ten foreigners were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” 500 times for breaching Coronavirus lockdown in India. Recall authorities in India imposed a nationwide lockdown with residents only permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine. On Sunday, April 12, the ten travellers from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, an ancient city where The Beatles sought spirituality in 1968. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times. More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishme...
Coronavirus: India Lifts Ban On Chloroquine Export After Trump’s Threat
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Coronavirus: India Lifts Ban On Chloroquine Export After Trump’s Threat

India lifts ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine after President Trump threatened 'retaliation' if the country failed to send potential coronavirus treatment to the US *India lifted ban on 24 drugs and ingredients, including hydroxychloroquine *Ban came into force last month as country went on lockdown over coronavirus *But foreign ministry said country has enough supplies so rules can be relaxed "Comes after President Trump, who has touted hydroxychloroquine as a virus treatment, threatened 'retaliation' if India holds up supplies The government had banned the export of 24 drugs last month as the country went into lockdown to ensure domestic supplies. Foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said Tuesday that India now has sufficient supplies for its needs, so export re...
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Police Officer Wears Coronavirus Look-like Helmet To Enforce Stay Home Policy

New scare tactics to warn people off the streets and stay indoors amidst the coronavirus pandemic has been implemented by a policeman in India. The country has reportedly been placed on a 21-day lockdown to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Nevertheless, some people have not adhered to the government’s stay home policy and such individuals still roam the streets of India. In a bid to control the movement of people outdoors and take the stay-home policy seriously. Rajesh Babu, an Indian police officer don a helmet made with spiky thorns, to look like the visual representation of coronavirus. This look-like coronavirus helmet frightens people away whenever he is seen on patrol. Speaking on the idea behind the coronavirus look-like helmet, Babu to Asian News International said : “...
Ondo Records First Case Of Coronavirus, Military Officer Who Returned From India
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Ondo Records First Case Of Coronavirus, Military Officer Who Returned From India

As revealed by Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov The infected is in very stable condition and we ask for calm from all in Ondo State. We are on top of this and ask that our citizens continue to follow all preventive measures to ensure they remain safe. Ondo State #COVIDー19 Index Case Update: The index case is a military officer who was a returnee from India. He has been in isolation since he returned and has been monitored by the medical team of the Military and our state team throughout this period. Upon ...
Couple Name Their Twins ‘Corona’ And ‘Covid’ In India
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Couple Name Their Twins ‘Corona’ And ‘Covid’ In India

The pandemic caused by a new virus has brought the world to its knees, but that has not deterred a couple in Chhattisgarh to name their newborn twins as 'Corona' and 'Covid'. The two words evoke fear and devastation in minds of others, but for the Raipur-based couple, they symbolise triumph over hardships. The twins - a boy and a girl - were born during the ongoing novel coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown. The names, they said, would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown, ahead of a successful delivery on the intervening night of March 26-27 at a government hospital in Raipur. However, the couple said they may change their decision later and rename their kids. "I was blessed with the twins - a boy and a girl - in the early hours on March...
India Locks Down 1.3 Billion People
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India Locks Down 1.3 Billion People

India on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown of the entire country of 1.3 billion people to halt the spread of coronavirus in the world’s second most populous country. Health researchers have warned that more than a million people in India could be infected with the coronavirus by mid-May. This prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to shut down all air and train travel, businesses and schools. On Tuesday, Modi ramped up measures by ordering the lockdown, with effect from midnight Tuesday. It was his second address to the nation in a week. He addressed the Indian nation on the risks to the country’s people from the virus that emerged in China late last year and has spread to 194 countries. India has found 482 cases of the coronavirus and nine people have d...
Coronavirus: India bans all travelers from entering country for a month
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Coronavirus: India bans all travelers from entering country for a month

In an unprecedented move, the Government of India has banned all travelers from entering the country for the next 31 days in order to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the Asian nation. The move which will be enforced from Friday, effectively bans all tourism to India until at least 15 April,  and as the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 72 on Thursday, this is surely the harshest measure employed by any country as regards the Covid-19 epidemic. Announcing the move, the Indian Ministry of Health said that “all Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad”, warning they could be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return. “Indian nationals presently abroad are advised to avoid non-essential travel,” According to ...
Why I’m Passionate About Eradicating Malaria in Africa – Prince Ned Nwoko
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Why I’m Passionate About Eradicating Malaria in Africa – Prince Ned Nwoko

A few weeks ago, Prince Ned Nwoko took his campaign to Eradicate Malaria to Antarctica 'the coldest continent in the world where the average temperature was between -25 and -65 degrees" making him the first Black African to visit the South Pole. Narrating his experience on the trip, Ned Nwoko said, 'It took two separate flights totaling 12hours using a specially converted (to land on ice) basler 1943 aircraft from Wolf fang to South Pole. There was Extreme cold, 24hrs daylight (no darkness), no airport, no immigration or custom, no land except glaciers and few rocks, no shops, no hotels, slept in body bags inside tents, Very windy, less than 5000 people and they are all research scientists from America, Uk, Germany, india, Russia, South Africa etc. only 12 countries have had their fl...
Bollywood IIFA awards called off over coronavirus
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Bollywood IIFA awards called off over coronavirus

Bollywood on Friday called off its biggest night, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, because of the spreading coronavirus. Organisers of the Indian cinema's biggest awards ceremony said they had to postpone the three-day event in Indore starting 27 March because of the "sensitivity" of the mounting health crisis. Bollywood's biggest names including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were due to attend the gala where Gully Boy, an international hit about a Mumbai rapper, was favourite for the top awards. Organisers said in a statement the decision to call off the show was taken "with due regard to growing concerns" around the spread of COVID-19, while keeping the health and safety of fans and the general community. "A fresh date and plans for hostin...
Coronavirus: Here’s How to Protect Yourself from the Deadly Disease
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Coronavirus: Here’s How to Protect Yourself from the Deadly Disease

What started as a mystery virus in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than 2,859 people and infected thousands more around the world. On Friday February 28, the first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos state. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanirem has now shared ways to prevent yourself from contracting the disease. 1. Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 2. Maintain at least 1 & half metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. 3. Persons with persistent cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in crowd. 4. Make sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a tissue o...
Nigerian Man Commits Suicide in India
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Nigerian Man Commits Suicide in India

A Nigerian man simply identified as Edward aka Piro, commited suicide in India on Thursday February 27th. Edward who is said to be an indigene of Agbor, Delta state. was found dead inside his apartment at Metro pilar 742 Nawada New Delhi India. According to his friends who reached out to LIB, they invited the police to break down the door to his apartment after several attempts to reach him via phone failed. Upon breaking his door and gaining access into the apartment, Edward's body was found dangling from the ceiling in one of the rooms. The police has since evacuated the corpse and deposited it in the morgue. Watch the video below.
Trump Says Stock Markets Will Crash If He Loses Election
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Trump Says Stock Markets Will Crash If He Loses Election

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. stock market will crash if he loses the election this year. During a trip to India, Trump told business leaders stocks will jump higher if he is re-elected, but “if I don’t win you’re going to see a crash as you’ve never seen before.” He said his administration planned to announce tax cuts for the middle class in the not too distant future. Trump also said that Monday’s steep fall in share prices was bad because of fears of the coronavirus, but the United States was in good shape in terms of tackling the problem. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping was working hard on the issue. “And I think it is going to be under control … I think it is going to work out fine. We hope so,” Trump said.

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