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India: Recite Hanuman Chalisa to eradicate virus: Pragya Thakur

Bhopal, Jul 25 (PTI) BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday appealed people to recite the Hanuman Chalisa five times a day till August 5, which she believes will rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic.

`Bhoomi pujan' or the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya is to take place on August 5.

India: RSS members hail C'garh govt's plan to buy cow dung

Raipur, Jul 8 (PTI) Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have welcomed the Chhattisgarh government's decision to purchase cow dung from cattle rearers, but also demanded procurement of cow urine citing its benefits in farming.

Officer-bearers of 'Gau Gram Swavlamban Abhiyan Chhattisgarh', a drive being run mainly by the RSS workers, on Tuesday met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and handed over a memorandum while hailing 'Gaudhan Nyay Yojna' to be launched from July 21 for procuring cow dung.

India: Monkey gets life imprisonment behind zoo

KANPUR: The monkey animal spirit is a powerful symbol of good luck. Perhaps this may have been the reason to train the monkey by an astrologer who nurtured it with a regular taste of liquor. Though he had tutored the one particular monkey for earning his livelihood, the simian started biting the common people that led its incarceration in Kanpur Zoo here.

As the monkey became fond of alcohol, it remains deprived of the drink and developed aggressive behaviour following the sudden death of the occultist. 

India: Confused BJP leaders burn Kim Jong Un's Effigy for Chinese invasion of Galwan Valley

Asansol; 18 June 2020 (UMMN): BJP workers and the local leaders organised a protest march and burning of North Korea’s president Kim Jong Un's Effigy for Chinese invasion of Galwan Valley. A video showing media interview with the party leader has gone viral on social media.

UP govt asks Priyanka Gandhi to provide buses to DMs of Gzb, Noida

Lucknow, May 19 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to provide buses for carrying migrants to the district magistrates of Ghaziabad and Noida, as the war of words over the issue seemed to be subsiding.

In a letter written to Vadra's private secretary, UP's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said, "As per your letter dated May 19, you have expressed your inability to provide buses in Lucknow, and want to provide them in Ghaziabad and Noida."

Nigerian wedding guests flee coronavirus raid

CALABAR (Nigeria), May 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A pastor in Nigeria’s southern city of Calabar has been arrested for breaching lockdown rules by conducting a wedding in his church.

In a video, guests can be seen fleeing as officials entered the building.

The pastor, from the Apostolic Church, was arrested on Saturday by members of Cross River state’s Covid-19 taskforce who were on patrol. They got suspicious after seeing an unusual number of vehicles parked in front of the church.

Despite risks, Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to potentially fatal side effects.

Trump told reporters Monday he has been taking the drug, hydroxychloroquine, and a zinc supplement daily “for about a week and a half now.”

While praising Egypt, US calls on China to release political prisoners

23 April 2020; MEMO: The US embassy in Cairo has written a press statement calling on Beijing to release people detained unjustly.

The statement asks that human rights lawyer Wang Quanchang be allowed to move freely including joining his family in Beijing now that he has been released from unfair detention.

Wang was detained as part of a campaign against over 300 lawyers and human rights activists in July 2015.

India: Baraat stuck in Aligarh for three weeks due to lockdown

Aligarh, Apr12 (PTI) Savitri cannot go to her marital home despite the baraat waiting for three weeks and some baraat members have started to lose patience. But no one is able to do anything and Savitri does not say much but she must be confused. Vidhipur villagers say none of them would ever forget this marriage.

Savitri's baraat arrived on March 21 and it was to return to Dhanbad district in Jharkhand on March 23, but then the nationwide lockdown was announced and it got stuck, along with the bride and the groom.

India: Home guard in UP names son Corona

Ballia (UP), Apr 4 (PTI) As the COVID-19 fear' grips the entire country with more people falling prey to the deadly disease, a home guard posted at Bilthara Road police outpost here has named his newborn son Corona'.

Riyazuddin, whose son was born on Friday night, said he named his son after the disease to create awareness about coronavirus.

"In present times, the entire world is battling the menace of coronavirus. Naming my son Corona will send out the message to the people to protect themselves from the disease and stay alert, he told reporters on Saturday.

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