Tag Archive for India

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…

Human-like depictions in Indian cave art? Nope, aliens.

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I need a shortcut name for these ridiculous evidence-devoid stories that make you scratch your head as to WHY it would be printed in any media outlet except as a joke. In this story, the depictions must be aliens because… because… it makes for a snappy headline. Who needs evidence? 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens…

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…

India to declare victory over polio

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And now for some good news. In a cautiously optimistic declaration of victory,  and despite the best efforts of anti-immunization groups, it appears that the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare India free of polio. India Manages to Free Itself of Polio (WSJ.com): The World Health Organization plans to announce on Monday that India…

Another anti-superstition bill proposed in Indian state

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Another state in India proposed an anti-superstition bill. We’ve covered the dangerous superstitious practices rampant in India in modern times. Is the tide turning against these historical behaviors? Karnataka anti-superstitious bill: 13 rituals considered evil practices – The Times of India. Thirteen superstitious rituals have classified as evil practices and amount to severe punishment according…

Young girl is elephant pied-piper in India

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An unlikely elephant wrangler is a local hero. BBC News – India’s elephant girl takes on the herds. In June, panic gripped the industrial city of Rourkela one night when a herd of wild elephants entered residential areas from dense forests nearby. Nirmala, forest department officials say, acted as a real-life “pied-piper” when she managed…