Saudi Arabia arrests two men for drinking disinfectant as coronavirus ‘cure’

21 Mar 2020; MEMO: Two men have been arrested by the authorities in Saudi Arabia after posting videos online showing them drinking disinfectant and sterilising liquid that is unfit for human consumption, and thus misleading others into believing that it can protect them from the coronavirus.

India: People consume cow urine in Kolkata as coronavirus cure

Kolkata, Mar 16 (PTI) A cow urine consumption programme was organised in north Kolkata on Monday out of the belief that it will protect people from the coronavirus or cure them in case they have already been infected.

A group of men organised a cow-worship programme at a cowshed at the Jorasanko area and consumed cups of cow urine.

"We believe that consuming cow urine would further strengthen our immunity and protect us from the coronavirus," one of the organisers said.

Pope Francis falls ill a day after praying for coronavirus sufferers

VATICAN CITY, Feb 28 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Pope Francis has reportedly taken ill and cancelled an event at a Rome basilica just a day after he prayed for coronavirus sufferers in Italy.

According to the UK Mirror, the pontiff prayed for coronavirus sufferers on Ash Wednesday, while masking free, and even took time to shake hands and kiss worshippers, including a child, in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

Nigeria: Five arrested by police for falsely claiming to have contracted Coronavirus

ABUJA, Feb 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — While the whole world is sitting on tenterhooks with taking stringent measures to stay safe from the dreaded Coronavirus, some people thought it was funny to fake contracting it.

Five Abuja residents – four men and a woman – have been reportedly arrested and paraded by the police in the Federal Capital Territory for invading the Wuse General Hospital with false claims of having contracted Coronavirus.

India: Arjuna's arrow had atomic power (in 3067 BC): West Bengal governor

Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) The arrows of Mahabharata's Arjuna had atomic power, claimed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, drawing sharp criticism from academicians, even as he joined a long list of politicians who have in recent years given bizarre interpretations linking mythology with science.

Speaking at the 45th Eastern India Science Fair and 19th Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday, Dhankhar also claimed that flying objects existed during the period of Ramayana.

Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

COLORADO SPRINGS (US), Dec 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby, police and local media reported.

David Wayne Oliver, 65, was arrested at a nearby Starbucks coffee shop after he held up the Academy Bank in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon, according to a police report.

Kuwait sheep sold for a record $131,600

24 Dec 2019; MEMO: A sheep in Kuwait has been sold at auction for a record 40,000 dinars ($131,600).

This is not the first time that the sheep known as Al-Naama for her white colour and rare breed has received such a high price. In a previous auction, bidders reportedly offered its owner a whopping 50,000 dinars ($164,746) to sell her, however he declined claiming she is worth more.

Livestock auctions are very common in Kuwait.

India: 20 kg onion looted from state-run store in West Bengal

Suri (WB), Dec 9 (PTI) Around 20 kg onion was allegedly looted from a state-run store in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday, an official said.

The incident happened at a Sufal Bangla store at the Bolpur bus stand area of the district, where onions at subsidised price were being sold, he said.

India: UP govt plans cow safaris

Lucknow, Dec 8 (PTI) Faced with stray cattle menace, the Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up 'cow safaris' in the state for better safety and upkeep of the animal.

The idea mooted by UP Animal and Husbandry minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary is in line with the Yogi government's aim of cow protection.

"The Yogi government is vigilant towards cow protection and it is our duty to save and secure them," Chaudhary said.

India: Man wants police to probe `theft' of his handkerchief

Mumbai, Dec 3 (PTI) Handkerchief may be a humble accessory, but not for a Nagpur resident who approached police with a complaint after losing one.

Harshawardhan Jithe, resident of Manish Nagar locality, landed at Sadar police station in Nagpur on Monday with a complaint of theft of his handerchief.

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