Tag Archive for India

Brother catches fire in SECOND claimed spontaneous combustion (UPDATE: “Ruse”?)

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Doubtful News readers may recall the 2013 story of baby Rahul, a then three-month-old who was presented with burns experienced at home which, according to his parents, resulted from spontaneous human combustion. Now it seems his younger brother (at seven days old) is a victim of the same situation. Second Burning Baby in Villupuram Family…

White tiger dies from cobra bite in Indian zoo

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It’s unclear how this happened but the death has prompted an outcry about the animal’s housing conditions, the breeding of white tigers, and the safety and security of zoo animals. Black cobra’s bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed. On Saturday morning, the zoo officials found the two-year-old tiger, Rajan, unconscious, bleeding from…

Ancient interplanetary planes create disruption at Indian Science Congress

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What a strange topic for “science” conference. This is possibly another indication of India’s problem separating science fact from fiction. Or just rampant nationalism propaganda? ‘Ancient Indian Planes Could Travel From One Planet to Another’. Aeroplanes existed in India 7,000 years ago and they travelled from one country to another and from one planet to…

Kerala pursuing anti-superstition law

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It could be that the death of activist Dabholkar has had an effect and reason is spreading across the Indian states. Kerala plans bill to contain black magic and exorcism. The Congress led UDF government in Kerala on said it plans to bring forward a legislation to curb black magic and launch a massive awareness…

There shall be no mocking of astrology in India!

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I disagree fully. Therefore… commence mocking. Astrology is like astronomy, says BJP MP Ramesh Pokhariyal Astrology is like astronomy, claimed a BJP member in the Lok Sabha, drawing protests from some opposition members. While making references to traditional practices such as astrology and ayurveda, Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said that among others, concept of atom, was…

Exorcism suspected in India after doctor notices injuries to dead woman

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A college student was brought dead to the hospital in Kerala, India. When the doctor noticed injuries on her body consistent with an exorcism, he called police who are investigating. Kerala: 18 year old girl dies during exorcism. In the recurring exorcism killings in Kerala, a college student, Aathira, 18, lost her life in Pathanamthitta…

Indian lawyers convinced their local court house is haunted

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If it’s such a haunted place, why do we have the same low-quality evidence that is only convincing to believers? This is another example of believing is seeing. Lawyers, staff in Delhi’s Karkardooma court complex convinced that it’s haunted. The usual cacophony of lawyers, petitioners and visitors at the Karkardooma Court Complex has of late…

Suspected man-eating tiger killed in India

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Tigers and humans vying for the same space is NOT a good combination. The tigers lose. ‘Man-eating’ tiger shot dead in India’s Maharashtra. Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. The tiger, described as a “man-eater” by authorities, killed the…

Professor claims he’s victim of phantom “air pressure magneto sex therapy”

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I knew that would get you to click the link. Just what the heck is that? Honestly, it sounds suspiciously like sleep paralysis. Spooked professor cries attack from blood-sucker spirit. X-files of Madhya Pradesh [India] police are replete with complaints of blood-curdling spirits on prowl, forcing police on a blind chase of the supernatural. And…

This problem has teeth, lots of them

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Oh my gosh, this poor kid! Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager – Yahoo News. Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right…

Swami versus Guru: Sai Baba was no godman or god

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Happy Tuesday morning with religious groups talking smack about each other in India. Religious leader Swami Shree Swaroopananda Saraswati ji says guru Sai Baba is a conspiracy to create division among Hindus. Shankaracharya vs Sai Baba: Devotees seethe with anger as Sai Baba’s cult is challenged – daily.bhaskar.com. A complaint has been lodged against Swami Swaroopanand in…

Elephant attacks house; finds the crying baby interesting

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In an area where man-animal conflicts are common, a raging elephant destroyed a house in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Monday night but reacted very differently upon hearing a crying under the debris. Elephant pulls down house in Bengal, then rescues 10-month-old baby trapped under debris – The Times of India. The child’s father, Dipak…

On the usefulness of dogs

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Even stray dogs know what they are supposed to do, keep their people save from those nasty big cats. Stray dog chases away leopard from housing complex | Deccan Chronicle. Ulhas Gawde, Secretary of the New Dindoshi Hill View co-op housing society, was quoted as saying in report: “On February 26, the CCTV captured the…

Loose leopard leaps and leaves

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With another area of India already troubled by a man-eating tiger still on the loose, now a leopard has wandered into an urban area. The message is clear — the wild animals were here first. Leopard sparks panic in India by wandering into hospital and cinema. A leopard has sparked panic in a north Indian…

Indian Air Force scrambled to intercept a… weather balloon

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Another boring Identified Flying Object that sparked a moment of panic and then a “D’Oh!” moment. UFO near IB, IAF scrambles Sukhoi-30MKI. The Indian Air Force scrambled a Su-30MKI after its radars detected a slow moving unidentified flying object coming towards India from the International Border with Pakistan and in the process, it came close…