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Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv Mela Ujjain 2016. is scheduled in 2016, between 22 April and 21 May. Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv Mela is celebrated by largest human gathering on Earth in every 12 years. Below are pictures of some Sadhus, Yogis getting ready for that at Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India.
In a strange yet different attempt to spread the message of protecting cows, a group in Bhavnagar Kotiya village in Gujarat conducted a lavish wedding for 'Poonam' the cow and 'Arjun' the bull.
More than 300 guests, including the 'relatives' of Poonam, were seen heading for the groom Arjun's house.
Gold jewellery, a red saree and a netted shawl was arranged for the bride and a festive white cloth was bought for Arjun.
Brahmin priests were brought in from Bhavnagar to officiate the wedding and the entire wedding cost Poonam and Arjun's owners around Rs. 18 lakh.
In a one of its kind event, the Parasana Charitable Trust prepared a wedding invitation for the couple.
Apparently, the owners were conducting such a lavish ceremony to show that the value of cows in the society is immeasurable.
"I have been living with cows for the last 30 years and hence, know the amount of love this animal is capable of. I don't mind having a modest wedding for my children, but I will get my daughter Poonam married in the most lavish manner possible," Vijaybhai, trustee of Parsana Charitable Trust and Poonam's owner, told ANI.
The guests were treated to a sumptuous feast, including Gujarati dal, Phulwadi, Ladva and Undhiyu.
The guests, accompanied by a three-member wedding orchestra, began a procession from the groom's village and the bride travelled in a palanquin that was erected on a truck.
The bovine couple were married according to proper Hindu rituals and a special havan was also planned to pray for an early offspring.
In a weird incident, Chhattisgarh police arrested a goat on Tuesday for trespassing on the property of a judge in Korea district of the state. The goat was released later on, but the police have charged a case against the owner of it.
Every day the goat allegedly entered the premises of the bungalow of Judicial Magistrate (first class) H. Ratre and ate plants and vegetables in the garden.
Amid the continuous warnings given by the judge to Abdul Hasan, 40, the owner of the ‘intruder’, the goat continued to trespass.
The judge, on Monday, called up senior police officers and complained about the goat. Acting quickly on the complaint, the police immediately took the goat and its owner into custody.
“The judge’s bungalow has an iron gate and the goat used to jump over it and enter,” said Assistant Sub-Inspector R P Srivastava.
“The peon who maintains the garden had warned the owner of the goat many times. So today he filed a complaint and we arrested the goat and its owner,” he added.
Hasan was charged under sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 427 (mischief causing damage) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“My goat scaled the boundary wall again and ate flowers and vegetables from the garden. It was taken to the police station and then the police also brought me in,” Hasan was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.
He was sent to a two-day remand by a court.
The incident, however, has sparked a political controversy with the opposition Congress party coming down heavily on the police.
“The ‘arrest’ of a goat is ridiculous. Chhattisgarh police have made fun of themselves by doing so,” Congress leader Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said, and he added, “Those accused in rape cases are moving freely.
“The most painful and disappointing aspect is the entry made by an ASI of Chhatisgarh police in diary that the goat used to graze despite several warnings. Chhattisgarh police is communicating with even goats, this is one aspect of the incident,” he said.
In 2015, in a similar incident, Maharashtra police had taken a parrot into custody for making indecent remarks.
IN ALMOST ALL OUR HINDU TEMPLES WE USE COCONUT AS OFFERING.
IN SARANGPUR HANUMANJI TEMPLE IN GUJARAT IF WE PUT OUR COCONUT IN THE MOUTH OF HANUMANJI THE MACHINE INSIDE BREAKS IT AND THE PART OF COCONUT AS PRASAD GIVEN BACK THROUGH THE HAND OF HANUMANJI.
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An Ahmedabad-based retired banker after completing ninty years of his life, is now looking for a partner.
The 90-year-old Gujarati man, who lost his wife 25 years after retirement, is the father of two sons and two daughters, reported the Times of India (TOI).
Living in one of his daughter’s house, he pays a rent of Rs17,000 (RM1,120) to her every month, and Rs 6,000 (RM400) to his son for food.
“Since my children are only interested in my money, I am now looking for a better half with whom I can spend the last days of my life,” he said.
According to the TOI report, the former banker has contacted a charitable organisation to find him a wife “of any age” in order to get care and company to live peacefully.
“He has contacted us to find a better half for him since his children are not taking care of him,” told Natubhai Patel of the Vinamulye Amulya Seva Organisation.
M S Dhoni, who is not known to display his emotions on the field and off it, is seen in a new TV commercial, making dance moves in a 'Dhoti' with Tamil film actor and India's well-known dancer Prabhu Deva. See below Video
Can You imagine that someone can chop off and donate his finger for the sake of his political idols? The saga of sycophancy in Indian political history reached a new height when a Karnataka man donated one of his fingers at Tirupati.
The offering was made at the famous Hindu temple after Congress leaders, Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, got bail in the National Herald case.
The "painful sacrifice" of Induvalu Suresh, a 35-year-old businessman from Ramanagaram, near Bengaluru made national headlines. A bloody affair After the news broke out, Suresh was hailed as the Congress Ekalavya. It was Ekalavya in the epic Mahabharata who sacrificed his right thumb for his Guru Dronacharya. The only difference between the famous archer and Suresh is the choice of their fingers-Ekalavya's thumb was replaced by Suresh's little finger.
When all of us were celebrating Christmas on December 25, Suresh went to Tirupati, chopped off his little finger and dropped it in the hundi (donation box) as a token of gratitude. However, the news of his 'supreme' sacrifice broke out only a few days ago. "The entire Congress party was worried when Sonia and Rahul were summoned by the court. I took a vow that if my leaders are granted bail I will offer my finger to God," Suresh told TOI. "I wrapped the finger in a Rs 1,000 note with a letter thanking God for granting bail to Sonia and Rahul and dropped it in the hundi. I did not feel any pain when I cut my finger. Later, I went to the hospital adjacent to the temple and told the doctor that I lost my finger while repairing the AC compressor of my car," Suresh added.
Like many of us, Karnataka housing minister and popular actor MH Ambareesh was also appalled by the bizarre act. "You are Kalyug's Ekalavya. But we don't want sycophancy of pain," Ambareesh told Suresh. When politicians turn gods A popular method adopted by followers to express their admiration for their favourite politicians is to build temples in the name of their leaders. Thus, we have temples with lookalike idols dedicated to MG Ramachandran (MGR), Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and others.
Rāvaṇa is the primary villain in the Hindu epic Ramayana, where he is depicted as the king of Lanka. Rāvaṇa is depicted and described as having ten heads. He is described as a follower of Shiva, a great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of the veena, but someone who wished to overpower the devas. His ten heads represent his knowledge of the six shastras and the four Vedas. In the Ramayana, Rāvaṇa is the antagonist, kidnapping Rama's wife Sita to exact vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister Surpanakha.
Come Navratri and Dusshera, everyone around will begin celebrating the days of good over evil and burn effigies of Ravana. But then, was Ravana truly as evil as he is made out to be? There are a lot of people who worship Ravana as a deity and Shiva followers truly believe in the 10-headed king. If he really was so good and noble, then why does majority of the population believe him to be evil?
Here below are some Ravana temples you just cannot afford to miss!
1. Bisrakh, Uttar Pradesh
This is one of the most famous and well-known Ravana temples. Ravana is worshipped as God in this region and Dusshera is not celebrated here by burning Ravana effigies. Bisrakh is special as it is Ravana’s birthplace and many elders still visit the place to mourn the once-great king. Navratri is the festival mourning in this township. There are many havans held during Navratri to pay respects and homage to Ravana.
2. Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Though not very well-known, the Ravana temple in Kakinada region of Andhra Pradesh is built on a site believed to have been chosen by Ravana himself. Ravana chose the spot to create a temple of Lord Shiva, whom Ravana believed in. It is believed that Ravana built the temple around the statue of Shiva. The temple is located close to the beach and is quite a picturesque temple. It is magnificent and beautiful! Kakuinada is the only place in Andhra where Ravana is worshipped.
3. Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
This temple of Ravana is opened just once a year on Dussehra Day and rituals are carried out. The temple was constructed by Shiv Shankar, a devotee of Lord Shiva and the believer in the power of Ravana. Ravana is worshipped as a God in the temple and not like a demon that he is believed to be. The temple celebrates his knowledge, his brilliance and his benevolence as a king – attributes of Ravana’s that lie forgotten in today’s world.
4. Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
Vidisha is one of the most famous Ravana temples. There is even a village in Vidisha named Ravangram after king Ravana! During any auspicious function or on any important day, it is the Indian tradition to visit temples and seek blessings. The people of Vidisha visit Ravana’s temples on wedding days and other important occasions. It is only recently that Ravana worship commenced on Dussehra in a big way – otherwise, the temple was treated just like any other temple. Ravana’s wife Mandodari is believed to be from Vidisha.
5. Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh
Another of Ravana’s temples in Madhya Pradesh, this one is said to be important as Ravana and Mandodari are said to have wed here. The temple is an elaborate structure. Along with Ravana, there are also other female deities who are present inside the temple and are worshipped. Texts in the script from Harappan civilisation is found next to the deities indicating that the temple is extremely old.
6. Mandor, Rajasthan
Well, not exactly a temple temple but the Dave brahmins of Mandor are believed to be direct descendants of Ravana. As descendants of Ravana, they do not celebrate Dussehra as on that day Rama killed and vanquished Ravana. Instead, they perform shraddh and offer pind daan on Dueeshra. They perform all the rituals of shraddh that a son performs for his father/ancestors and pray for the liberation of his soul. A Ravana temple has been set up in Jodhpur India where daily, the king is prayed and worshipped.
In India, there seems to be no end to the bizarre superstitious practices, despite so many debates. The latest case of superstition has been reported from the Taj City Agra, where a 14-year-old girl, Neeru Singh is considered as a 'goddess' by locals.
According to a report published in TOI, Neeru has decided to take 'samadhi (to give up her life) and she has been put under house arrest.
The shocking incident has been reported from Pinahat, a town 55 kms away from Agra.
According to locals, the minor has been observing maun vrat (fast of silence) from last eight years. They also said that at the age of six, Neeru kept a fast for rains and it rained!
Villagers have even built a temple after her instructions and a community festival is also celebrated in her name.
She has been surviving on liquids for a long time and has stopped taking food.
Thousands of villagers have gathered outside her house to offer prayers since Monday morning, the first day of Pitru Paksha Shradh.
Just like controversial godwoman Radhe Maa, the girl was also dressed in a red dress and had adorned heavy jewellery.
Meanwhile, to ensure her saftey, heavy police personnel has been deployed outside her house and her father, Hari Singh has been asked to take care of her safety.
A police official also said that an FIR will be filed against her father for promoting superstition.
Police is investigating whether her father used Neeru for earning money, in the name of calling her goddess.
I know you were under great pressure from Industry & Government to reduce Interest rates & you gave a surprise today to one & all by reducing 50 basis point Repo rate cut. Though it is good to think of Indian Industry but remember that still 80% of Indian people are those who put their savings in Banks & Post offices to earn something from their savings. All those 80% people of India don’t like your generosity to reduce Repo rate so blatantly. You must know that now most of the poor, middle class people & retired people of India shall earn 0.5% less on their savings.
It’s good to think about Indian industry but it is equally important to think about 80% Indian population who earn some good interest from their savings. Stock market shall always feel great that Interest rates come to near Zero level, like it was for 7 years in America. Mr. Rajan, do you know that American people are frustrated with the interest that they get on their savings. They hardly get 0.25 – 0.3 % on their savings. Do you want to make India another America where people hardly earn anything from their savings. So Mr. Rajan, I have no ill will towards you, you are doing a great job, but don’t come under pressure of Indian Industry & Indian Government to reduce rates so blatantly.
Dear Mr. Rajan, you have reduced Repo rates by 125 basis points in one year, which means, Indian people who save. shall earn that much less interest on their savings. So hope you shall be Very Cautious Next Time & think of 80% of Indian population who earn some what interest from their savings & live their lives in a happy manner. Don’t make their lives worse.
In Indian Haryana state, after Five months of their marriage, Praveen and Poonam began their family planning. It was an arranged marriage. Their family members were happy to know that Poonam was pregnant. However, all their celebrations came to an end when Praveen and Poonam were asked to live as brother and sister. All their dreams were shattered and they were forced to run away from their hometown.
This is a real incident happened in Haryana. The shocking diktat came from infamous Khap Panchayat, which is known for its harsh and shocking decisions and diktats. The Khap Panchayat declared that Praveen and Poonam cannot live as husband and wife as they belong to Kaushik Phetwadia gotra and Kaushik Patwalia gotra.
According to rules, people from these two gotras are considered to be under bhaichara (brotherhood) in which marriage is forbidden. The Khap Panchayat said that the duo could not marry each other as they shared a bhaichara.
In Indian state of Kerala’s Kasaragod district, Police registered a criminal case against an NRI and an employee of an IT-based services delivery centre after the duo got an Aadhaar card registration done for a cat. Police said they acted upon a complaint from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), after officials at its regional centre in Bengaluru noticed that the photo of a cat had been uploaded in an Aadhaar application form.
The officials told police they had noticed the photo of the NRI’s pet cat in the application form while processing it for issuing the card. Police said the case was registered against Azeez Abdulla, an NRI from Kasaragode, and a female staffer at Akshaya Centre, an IT-enabled services delivery centre. Abdulla, who is employed in the Gulf, wanted to take his Persian cat with him abroad. When a travel agent told him that the cat would need some valid identification documentation for a trip overseas, he decided to apply for an Aadhaar card for his pet.
The staffer at the centre accepted the application form for the cat, which was given a fake name. She also got its photo uploaded in the form and completed other required formalities. Police sources said after the applicant got queries from UIDAI officials, Abdulla tendered an apology.
A 22-year-old convict escaped from a prison in Madhya Pradesh only to travel and reach another prison in his hometown a day later because 'he was getting bored as no one from his family came to visit him in a far off jail'.
Accused Pankaj Pahade, 22, a resident of Turki Khapa village in Chhindwara district was convicted for murder of his aunt in 2013.
Pahade was sentenced with life term imprisonment and as convicts serving life term are not kept at Chhindwara jail, he was sent to Narsingpur jail which is 130 kilometers from his hometown. On July 22, Pahade any how managed to escape from Narsingpur jail at around 4pm and reached Chhindwara jail the next day.
"He claimed that he was getting bored at Narsingpur jail as no one from his family members came to visit him. He also requested us to keep him at Chhindwara jail so that his family members can come to meet him. We made him understand that for getting shifted also there are laws he should have applied instead of escaping and breaking prison amounts to crime. Later we called police and handed him over to police," Paraste said.
In Bhind (Madhya Pradesh - India) in order to ensure removal of encroachment upon a road by a Hanuman temple, authorities here have issued notice to the temple's main deity -- Lord Hanuman!
The temple is situated in the district's Bajariya locality and a portion of it is deemed to be encroaching upon the public thoroughfare.
Pursuant to a directive of Gwalior High Court to remove the encroachment, the municipal authorities on Friday issued notice addressing Lord Hanuman instead of the temple's priest or the trust.
The notice to Lord Hanuman reads: "You have illegally encroached the road which causes public inconvenience, leading to possibility of accident. Despite earlier directive to remove the encroachment, you have not complied.
You were given the Gwalior High Court's order. But you didn't comply. A contempt of court case has been initiated against you."
Meanwhile, with the notice drawing wide public attention and adverse comments, the top municipal officials later said the notice was mistakenly issued and would be recalled.
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For Sakharam Bhagat, as for many others in the hamlet some 140 km (85 miles) from Mumbai, the only answer to water scarcity is to have a 'water wife'.
Bhagat, 66, now has three wives, two of whom he married solely to ensure that his household has water to drink and cook.
"I had to have someone to bring us water, and marrying again was the only option," said Bhagat, who works as a day labourer on a farm in a nearby village.
"My first wife was busy with the kids.
When my second wife fell sick and was unable to fetch water, I married a third."
Bhagat and his family are suffering the consequences of a critical shortage of safe drinking water in India's villages, as well as the fallout from the most severe drought that his state, Maharashtra, has faced in a decade.
In Maharashtra, India's third-largest state, the government estimated last year that more than 19,000 villages had no access to water.
And India is again facing the threat of a drought this year, with monsoon rains expected to be weaker than average.
In Denganmal, a cluster of about 100 thatched houses set on an expanse of barren land, most men work as farm labourers, barely earning the minimum wage. Marrying for water has been the norm here for many years, villagers said.
Bhagat's wives all live in the same house with him but have separate rooms and kitchens.
Two of them are entrusted with fetching water, while the third manages the cooking.
Polygamy is illegal in India, but, in this village, "water wives" are common.
"It is not easy to have a big family when there is no water," Namdeo, another villager who has two wives, said.
Ghost Trouble has aroused in a Power Station in Barmer-Jaisalmer. After local tantriks failed to exorcise ghosts that allegedly inhabit a Rajasthan power station and the search for a true master of tantra proved fruitless, the affected employees have approached the police. In their complaint, employees of the Sheo grid sub-station on the Barmer-Jaisalmer highway have alleged that their workplace has been haunted by a group of evil spirits over the past 10 nights and they have been forced to work in an environment of acute fear.
The evil spirits allegedly jump on rooftops, throw stones at employees and stop them from attending to electrical faults. In one case when an employee climbed atop an electricity pole to fix some wires, he felt a ghost was already there working on the problem. T
he employees have linked this paranormal presence to the death of a worker on duty at the spot some years back.
Some suspect the ghost stories could be a ploy to mask the theft of government equipment but no missing articles have been reported so far.
Barmer zone’s chief engineer Premjit Dhobi confirms “evil disturbance” at the station and says only the police might be able to help.“We have received complaints from employees and have sought police protection.
We are not aware who all could be behind these problems,” he said. One employee is said to have proceeded on indefinite leave out of fear.
Among the allegations against the ghosts is that they load cables, poles and other power equipment on to trucks.
But the employees say they only hear sounds of such activity; when they step out to check, no trucks are found.
Sheo police station SHO Dhanna Puri Goswami says police teams have visited the spot twice -- for the entire night on one occasion but nothing unusual was detected. “We haven’t been able to verify these claims, even when our men were there through the night,” he said.
An ahemdabad based gynecologist and an insurance company will have to shell out Rs 8 lakh with 9% interest for 12 years for forgetting a mop inside a patient's body after a surgical procedure.
Gynecologist Dr Vandana Amin ran a nursing home in Patan in 2002. One Mitaben Patel consulted her after the bleeding in her uterus did not stop even after a laser therapy. The gynecologist advised her to remove the uterus and a surgery was performed on the patient in October 2002.
After the surgery, patient encountered another problem. A sonography report revealed a piece of gauze was present in the body.
It was found attached with the intestine and was creating multiple problems for her. Mitaben had to undergo another surgery and the mop was removed more than a year after her first operation.
In 2003, Mitaben moved a consumer court in Surat, where she used to live. She demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation for the doctor's negligence. The court concluded that the mop had damaged the intestine and other inner parts of the body, and therefore ordered the doctor to pay Rs 8 lakh for her gross negligence. Since the hospital was insured, the insurance company also came into the picture.
However, the doctor and insurance company questioned the order at the Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.
The commission upheld the earlier decision of the consumer court. "Was is not the duty of the gynecologist to verify that every instrument, gauze, cotton and other articles used during the operation were back on operating table after completing the operation or not?" the commission said. "If anything remains in the body during the operation, it is gross negligence on the part of the operating doctor."
Besides asking to pay Rs 8 lakh to patient with interest, the consumer commission also ordered the doctor and insurance company to pay Rs 10,000 to the patient for dragging Mitaben to court again. - See more at: http://www.newskarnataka.com/from-the-web/doctor-forgets-mop-in-patients-body-asked-to-pay-rs-8-lakh#sthash.tEXjyxao.dpuf
An Indian baraat went empty handed after the bride refused to marry the bridegroom on moral grounds when her would be father-in-law kissed her cousin. The incident took place in Farrukhabad district in Kanpur. The marriage of Ruchi, daughter of Parmeshwari Dayal from Nagla Khairband village in Farrukhabad, was fixed with Rajesh, son of Baburam from Nehru Nagar of Jaithara in Etah. On the wedding day, the baraat reached Nagla Khairband village.
All was well till the time of ‘jaimal’ ceremony when the bride’s cousin Anita (name changed), who had come from Nagla Bhamrasa village of the district, also sharing the stage with her sister, was kissed by the groom’s father Baburam even as the bride and her family looked on in deep disapproval.Piqued at his behaviour, Ruchi refused to marry and ordered the marriage party to return immediately. Sensing seriousness of the situation, Rajesh’s father apologised to the girl and her parents publicly.
But Ruchi refused to give in. Ruchi’s mother, who also rushed from Etah, tried to pacify her but she refused to budge citing moral reasons. Later, the bridegroom and his father were confined to an enclosure by the girl’s side and police were informed. While narrating the incident on phone, bride’s cousin Brijesh Kumar said that the wedding party was allowed to return to Etah only after it agreed to return the gifts and reimburse the expenses amounting to Rs 27,900 incurred by the family of the girl on marriage arrangements.
The groom’s family returned the gifts and paid the money to the bride’s family for the expenses incurred, the police said. “Though police assistance was sought, the matter was resolved mutually by both the sides,” said SHO Kotwali RP Yadav.
A Bridegroom from Ratlam, (Milind Ghatwai) who is Dalit by caste, while having his baraat was stoned by upper-caste villagers forcing him to wear a helmet to the marriage venue in Negrun village of Ratlam district in India.
Arguing that lower-caste grooms were not supposed to ride a horse and take out a procession in the village, upper caste villagers had told the family of Pawan Malviya to abide by their illegal diktat.
The groom’s father had expressed an apprehension that the procession could be stoned and sought police protection.
“The administration had called the two sides for a meeting in which the upper caste villagers agreed to keep their doors closed so that they would be spared the sight of a Dalit groom atop a horse,’’
SDOP R R Bansal told The Indian Express over phone.
Though the upper-caste villagers kept their doors closed, the procession was heavily stoned when it reached the panchayat chowk. More than half a dozen people sustained injuries.
The baraat was stopped for nearly 90 minutes at the chowk.
When it started again, the groom’s safa had been replaced by a helmet and police personnel posted on rooftops to thwart more stone pelting.
Bansal said 30 of the 72 villagers against whom an FIR was filed under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act were arrested and more arrests were likely by evening.
The police officer said no Dalit groom had taken out such a procession in the village in the past. Several police personnel were deployed at the venue where the marriage took place well past midnight.
A village head in Chhota Udaipur district of Gujarat state of India allegedly humiliated an 18-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl for eloping, a police official said.
The incident, which took place in Devaliya village of tribal-dominated Chhota Udaipur district 15 days ago, came to light on Thursday after a video of the episode surfaced.
Chhota Udaipur police inspector R.S. Bariya said. Police lodged a complaint on Friday against 12 people and arrested five, he said.
In the video, Devaliya village sarpanch Soniyabhai Rathva is seen asking the teenagers to do sit-ups holding each other’s ears in front of a large gathering, including some tribal leaders, who acted as a “panch,” Mr. Bariya said.
The sarpanch allegedly asked the boy to sit on the girl’s shoulder and “we learned that the girl was forced to act like a horse and to run carrying the boy. The sarpanch also collected a fine of Rs. 5,000 from the girl’s parents and Rs. 10,000 from the boy’s parents,” Mr. Bariya said.
A bride in India walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday.
The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out.
The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six?
His reply: 17.
The incident took place late Wednesday in Rasoolabad village near the industrial town of Kanpur in northern Uttar Pradesh state, local police officer Rakesh Kumar said Friday.
The groom’s family tried persuading the bride to return, but she refused. She said the groom had misled them about his education.
“The groom’s family kept us in the dark about his poor education,” said Mohar Singh, the bride’s father. “Even a first grader can answer this.”
Local police mediated between the families and both sides returned all the gifts and jewelry that had been exchanged before the wedding, Kumar said.
Last month, another bride in Uttar Pradesh married a wedding guest after the original groom had a seizure and collapsed at the wedding venue.
The groom’s family had not revealed that the groom was epileptic. While the groom was rushed to a hospital in Rampur town, the bride asked one of the wedding guests to step in and married him.
Fatehabad: A Local community panchayat in Haryana slapped a fine of 75 paisa on a groom for annulling his engagement nine days before the wedding.
The panchayat in Fatehabad imposed the fine after both the parties approached it for compromise.
The man was asked to pay the penalty at the local gaushala (cow shelter). Both the sides also decided not to pursue the case further.
Police said Mansi, a resident of Ratia township in Fatehabad district, was engaged to Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of a village in Punjab's Mansa district last January. The families had fixed April 22 as the wedding date.
The woman's uncle, Naresh Sharma, told TOI that after they had made all the arrangements for the wedding and distributed the invitation cards, the man's family sought a car and other items in dowry. When the woman's family refused to meet these demands, the man's family cancelled the engagement.
However, the man's family members denied these allegations.
They claimed the man and the woman had decided to call off the engagement during the past year.
After the woman filed a complaint with the Fatehabad DSP, the case was referred to the nodal cell and the man sought more time to solve the issue with the panchayat's help. Following this, a panchayat was convened at the police station and the two parties agreed to compromise.
Not just rain-hit farmers but gods and goddesses in the district too will receive compensation for the crop losses caused by recent hailstorm and unseasonal rains in the state.
The agriculture lands are recorded under names of several gods and goddesses in the revenue land records in the district, said Chandrashaker Chohan, revenue official (Tehsildar) of Hindoli block.Chohan said the names of these gods are sent to the government for compensation.
The amount has already been received under the names of these deities, he added.
Compensation for the damaged crops has been received under the names of the temple deities and it will be disbursed on submission of an affidavit by trustees or priests of the temple, said Dhanraj Sharma, revenue official (Thesildar) of Keshoraipatan block.
Large swaths of agricultural land in the district are registered in the name of gods and goddesses.
In the erstwhile days, kings and royal families would donate acres of lands to temples under the names of deities dwelling there.
Generations of priests and their families, serving in these temples, still earn their livelihood toiling on these lands.
Deities of Nolekhaji Maharaj, Sri Kalayanji Maharaj, Raktdantika, Chotmata, Charbhujaji, Devji, Narsinghji, Ragjunathji, Balaji, Chamunda and several other in temples across the district own acres of agricultural land.
Head priest of Keshoraipatan temple, Seshnarayan Sharma, said God Keshoraiji of the temple owns 2,419 bigas of agriculture land across the state.
Funds for farmers of 122 villages of Keshoraipatan block have been received and is being distributed among them, Sharma said.
Seeing Zee news.....Interesting topic discussed in Rajya Sabha in India today was “Macchar or Mosquitos” biting the MPs in Rajya Sabha. Another interesting thing told is that only “Female Mosquitos” bite humans & suck their blood. Male one’s are harmless & sensible ones.!!!!!
An Indian man has recently set the Guinness world record for typing 103 words in 47 seconds with nose.
Mohammed Khursheed Hussain trained for six hours a day for three years to set the keyboard-bashing best, the Mirror reported.
With his hands tied behind his back, the 23-year-old wrote the phrase: " Guinness World Records has challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time."
That secured Hussain a second world record, his first was for typing the English alphabet in just 3.43 seconds with his fingers.
Hussain told the International Business Times that he typed with one eye closed, as it was difficult otherwise to locate the keys.
It took Mr Hussain, from the southern city of Hyderabad, months of training to break through the 53-second barrier after reaching it at least twice.
During his attempts the hobbyist, his hands tied behind his back, was surrounded by crowds of fans with stopwatches and an extra-large monitor attached to the keyboard.
In Beed MAHARASHTRA, villagers tie children with ropes and lower them into the wells. It is the child's task to fill the pitchers with mugs of water.
The wells are mostly over 60 feet deep. The ropes are thin nylon, barely meant to carry more load than a full pitcher.
It is only providence that has so far averted a tragedy.
And for this exercise every day, young children are made to miss schools.
For 12-year-old Priyanka Murkute of Marathwada's Murkutwadi village, water has priority over education.
Every day she is lowered into a 60-feet-deep well, tied precariously with a rope. Every time she descends into the well, she fills 10 pitchers of water and sends them up.
For an onlooker, the process is unnerving. At this well, the exercise is especially dangerous, since it is rocky and deep.
But for Priyanka, this is routine. Need takes precedence over fear and practice has made her an expert. "This has been happening for three years now. This is our only source of water, and I have to skip school at times," she said.
Groundwater levels have plummeted to 300 feet in several places across Marathwada owing to wanton boring for agricultural use or consumption. And it is the children who bear the burden.
Priyanka's village is part of the constituency of Maharashtra's Rural Welfare Minister, Pankaja Munde. And the administration and the local politicians have little to offer than age-old promises of tankers. There, however, is no contingency plan in case a similar drought grips Ahmednagar, from where the water is sourced.
It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which doesn't work round the year. It comes alive when the peak pilgrimage season of the Ayyappa shrine begins on the first day of the Malayalam month in November, and the period ends towards the middle of January.
The post office is also open for 10 days during the Vishu season.
Functioning six days a week from 8 in the morning to 8 at night, the six employees, led by 23-year-old Sai G. Prakash, have a lot to do. Prakash is happy to be here, and says he was a devotee of Lord Ayyappa. "Our post office mostly gets invitation cards for weddings and shop openings addressed to Lord Ayyappa, obviously to seek divine blessings," Prakash told IANS. Most such mail come from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, he said. But the three letter boxes kept in the temple complex get more than post cards and envelopes.
Every morning, the staff find scores of identity cards and wallets too in them. "We make it a point to mail these cards to the individuals concerned," Prakash said. The employees often spend their own money to do this. "Since this season began, I have posted close to 20 PAN cards to the income tax office." Police say all this is the work of pickpockets who operate in the temple town -- crowded during the pilgrimage season.
The criminals pocket the money from the wallets and dump the cards -- and wallets -- in the post boxes. Situated in the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at 914 metres above sea level, the Sabarimala temple is four kilometres uphill from Pamba in Pathanamthitta district, around 100 km from Thiruvananthapuram.
The temple is accessible only on foot from Pamba. During the last pilgrimage season, more than 4.5 million devotees visited the shrine. This season the authorities expect a 10 percent increase. A feature of the post office is the special pictorial cancellation stamp of the 18 steps that led to the Lord Ayyappa shrine. "Some devotees come and buy covers or cards and write their own address and post them here," said Prakash. "This is their souvenir." The post office helps pilgrims to post 'appom' and 'aravana' (the temple prasad).
It also sells mobile recharge coupons. Of the six employees, three walk down the hill daily carrying the outgoing mail on their heads. When they walk up, they carry bags of mail -- mostly addressed to Lord Ayyappa. "Overall we enjoy what we do here," said Prakash. "We are very happy we got this posting."
In a bizzare story from this new report, a young bride actually turned out to be a boy after the marriage. This unfortunate incident took place with 37-year-old Balak Ram, a resident of Badaun in Uttar Pradesh in India. According to reports, Balak Ram paid Rs 50, 000 to get married to Hukum Singh, a dance troupe leader, who had promised him to find a bride.
As per his promise, Hukum Singh introduced Balak Ram who is reported to be mentally unsound, to a 29-year-old Raj Kumari and within 48-hour their wedding was solemnized. The wedding function was attended by number of Balak's relatives and friends. A whole week after the wedding, Balak Ram discovered to his disappointment that his shying young bride, Raj Kumari was actually a Raj Kumar.
He was, in reality, a 15-year-old boy. Police investigation revealed that Rajkumar (the bride) was a member of Hukkam Singh's dance troupe, and had agreed to don the role of bride for Rs 10,000. During the questioning, Rajkumar told that Hukum Singh advised him to run away from the village whenever he get the chance. Though, the matter has reached at police station, but still the cops are unsure over how to proceed in the case.
Drug peddlers from Madhya Pradesh's opium belt of Neemuch and Mandsaur flock to the temple of Sanwariaji in Rajasthan — believed to be an avatar of Lord Krishna — before they dispatch their consignments.
All roads from these two biggest opium-producing districts of Madhya Pradesh lead to Bhadeshar tehsil in Rajasthan's Chhittorgarh — 65 km from Neemuch district headquarters.
The deity towers over thousands of faithful who run the multi-million contraband business and believe their god protects them from law. And in return they share their profits with their god.
The temple bags donations only second to all temples in Rajasthan. "On an average monthly donations cross Rs 2.5 crore," said Ramesh Baheria, administrator of the temple. The only temple which beats this shrine in donations is Shrinathji temple, he said.
"Those in opium trade believe god helps even those in illegal trade. Other than cash, devotees also stuff donation boxes with opium packets," Baheria told TOI.
Neemuch district president of Madhya Pradesh Opium Producers Association, Virendra Borana said, "Opium smugglers promise to pay a part of their profits to the temple. They also promise to donate generously if they have a bumper crop."
An opium farmer of Neemuch, Virendra Patidar, said, "The ritual is in vogue for several years. Peddlers are often arrested and consignments are seized but nothing can shake their faith in Sanwariaji."
As per a report: 60 households, principally dalits, have deserted their native village Bhalia beneath Mandar block in Bhilwara district as a result of their tantrik stated that the deity they worship was “sad” and she or he has unleashed her “wrath” on them. Consider it or not, the tantrik, is a medium between villagers and the deity! The panicked villagers have fled lock, inventory and barrel. They’re spending sleepless nights underneath the open sky with youngsters in tow since Saturday. Gikki Bai, a villager informed TOI, 5 individuals, principally youngsters, died of a mysterious fever since final month. “Following which, our tantrik suggested us to go away the village and never return until he purified the world. The villagers are so scared that some even fled with out locking their doorways,” added Ganpat Lal Bhil, a villager. “We’ve got additionally ferried our cattle out of the village. It’s a utterly abandoned space now,” stated Gulab Bai. When the ward panch Shobha Lal Meena got here to know concerning the incident, she introduced a staff of docs to gather blood samples of villagers to review the ailment. “We requested them to return residence, however they would not,” stated Meena. The matter was then reported to SDO Devi Lal Rawat. Even his makes an attempt to ship them residence failed evoke any response. Households dwelling underneath the sky fearing the ‘curse’ in Bhilwara. In the meantime, the district administration on Sunday night time has organised a Ramayana studying session on the periphery of the village to bolster the villagers’ braveness to return residence. Sources stated that the sufferers confirmed signs of swine flu. Nevertheless, most villagers aren’t prepared to pay heed to the native administration and consider it’s some “curse” that’s taking toll on them.
An Indian man is recovering well after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet that had been lodged in his heart for two months, a doctor said.
Bharat Sharma, 32 was shot twice in July after becoming accidently caught up in a bank robbery in the country’s eastern Uttar Pradesh state, according to a report in the Times of India.
Sharma had surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his waist, but local surgeons had refused to take out the one in his heart, fearing he would die instantly, the report said.
Sharma finally travelled to the western city of Ahmedabad for the surgery on Tuesday to remove the .20 calibre bullet lodged near the apex of his heart’s left ventricle.
Cardiac surgeon Anil Jain said he and his team of two performed a “complicated” three-hour operation to remove the bullet and stitch up the heart.
“The bullet was stuck horizontally between the valves,” said Jain, from the SAL private hospital in Ahmedabad.
“Also, since the patient had lost lots of blood after the incident, we had to be very careful,” he told AFP.
“How the patient survived and reached us is pure destiny, Jain said
Every year a group of pampered elephants at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre receive elaborate spa treatments. The elephant yard is attached to the Guruvayurappan Hindu temple in Kerala, India.
The rejuvenation centre – which is attached to the famous Guruvayurappan Hindu temple – can host up to 59 elephants, and the tusked giants are happy to laze in the water while workers scrub them clean with brushes.The elephants play a key role in Kerala’s legendary temple processions and – with July considered a month of rejuvenation for humans and animals alike – these ellies are certainly not complaining.
A man-eating leopard in Uttarakhand has become infamous for his peculiar habit of killing inebriate male folks. The Didihat region in Kumaon hills is reeling under the terror of the jungle cat for the past two and half years, during which the leopard has been involved in killing a dozen villagers. Such is the fear that the locals make it a point to return home before sunset.
The jungle cat has spread its reign of terror over the past two-and-a-half years, in the Didihat region of the Kumoan hills in Himalayan India.
Repeated attempts have been made to shoot the elusive leopard after the Uttarakhand Forest Department declared it as a man-eater.
The beast began its killing spree in January 2012, attacking a 46-year-old man from the Simar village.
And the spotted killer went on to claim five more victims that year and five in 2013.
So far in 2014, two more victims have perished, the latest one a 44-year-old on August 1.
Villagers have voiced fears that the animal is preying on men stumbling home drunk after dark.
It is believed the animal is between 10 and 12-years-old and may have developed a taste for human flesh when it was unable to catch its favoured food, dogs.
Many villagers in the region now return home before sundown and carry sticks as the travel through forested areas.
Attempts to hunt down the dangerous wild cat have failed.
Lord Hanuman of epic Ramayana has now got an Aadhar card in Rajasthan. He has been assigned a 12-digit number as part of the government’s Aadhar scheme. He has got a mobile number, an address, and the father name is “Pawan-ji”. Interestingly, the card, issued in the name of “Hanuman-ji”, shows the deity wearing a crown and a string of pearls.
This is not an isolated case. The ertwhile UPA Government’s much-hyped card has come under the scanner on numerous occasions. Lakhs of Aadhar cards on fake names and addresses have been issued by the government agencies across the country. The government had also outsourced the task of issuing the cards to the various private agencies and they have been doing so without carrying out proper verification. In fact, it was Vicky Kumar, a computer operator, who hit up on the idea of submitting an Aadhar application.
He said that he had tried three or four times to get an Aadhar card, but his finger prints were not accepted. “So I applied in the name of Hanuman and I gave my address and phone number,” he said.
This clearly shows that one can easily get an Aadhar card by paying money to the touts.
The card is also available to illegal migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh. By paying as little as `500-`1000, the Bangla migrants have also got cards in Delhi and across the country.
Many agents are operating pan-India rackets to issue these cards. And they have even managed to get around the so-called unbeatable Unique Identification system.
Mr Pankaj Parakh, who belongs to Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party, has a shirt, made of pure gold, that weighs four kilos and costs 1.30 crores. He made his fortune through a garment business after quitting school in Class 8, and is a member of the municipal corporation of Yeloa, about 260 kms from Mumbai.
Mr Parakh says that today, for his 45th birthday, he will wear his shirt at a special celebration where expected attendees include Maharashtra Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and around a dozen legislators of different parties.
"Gold has always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school.
Over the years, I have become passionate about this royal metal. I have got this special shirt stitched to mark my 45th birthday this Friday," Mr Parakh said.
The shirt was designed in Nashik, 85 km away, and then created by jewelers in Mumbai, where a team of around 20 select artisans spent 3,200 hours over the past two months to 'stitch' it. Read more here
In a bizarre heist, thieves in New Delhi stole In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) materials and vials from Moolchand Hospital on Saturday damaging the laboratory and other instruments. Police have registered an FIR and suspect that this could be the handiwork of someone from withing the hospital. Police said that the thieves took off with vials containing sperms and even equipment and instruments used in the IVF technique.
The incident took place on Saturday and came to light on Sunday after the lab technician, Paritosh Kumar Sarkar noticed that the lab was ransacked and many things were missing. The police is surprised at the precision of the theft since IVF is a very specific field and the materials and instruments used in this field is not used for any ordinary purpose. Police are checking the entry and exit register and are also scanning the CCTV footage to identify the culprits.