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India tops the list of fatalities caused by selfies

Out of 49 deaths, India accounted almost 40% of the total deaths across the world.

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Ramandeep Singh Source: Youtube

Take a Selfie, don’t take your life. The undying “selfie fever” has resulted in tragic deaths every year across the globe and number of deaths caused by it is rapidly increasing.

Take the latest example of a tragic death due to selfie.

Punjab: A teenage boy himself became the cause of his death. A 15 year-old, Ramandeep Singh accidentally shot himself in head while taking selfie with is father’s .32 caliber pistol according to Police, Deputy Superintendent of Pathankot. He also said that safety catch was not on. This incident took place on 29th April,2016.

Later, the teen was rushed to the nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. After two days, he died due to his injuries.

According to the Statistics:

  • India tops the list of fatalities caused by selfies.
  • Out of 49 deaths, India accounted almost 40% of the total deaths across the world.

Related: Mumbai school boy dies while taking selfie

Also read: is now classified as an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Some recent fatalities that have occurred in India:

  • In January last year, three youngsters were killed by speeding train while posing selfie on railway tracks of Mathura.
  • Seven youth drowned in Mangrul Lake near Kuhi.
  • A Japanese fell down a staircase and died while taking selfie at the Taj Mahal, Agra.
  • In Tamil Nadu, an engineering student died while taking selfie on Kolli Hills when the rock cracked on which he was standing.
  • While taking selfie two engineering students drowned in Narmada Canal, Gujrat.
  • A college student drowned after falling off of the Waldevi Dam, Nashik.

Earlier, Authorities in Mumbai imposed restriction by collecting fine on taking selfie in certain areas – “no selfie zones”. Government in India, has ordered the police to take immediate action if they find someone clicking selfies in risky areas or any area popular among youngsters for carrying selfie sticks.

A woman using selfie stick on steps of Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan. Wikimedia Commons
A woman carrying selfie stick. Wikimedia commons

Other countries like Russia are also taking protective measures by creating awareness. A brochure has been released there with the text written on it “selfie with weapon can kill you”.

(With inputs from IANS and CNN)

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Dalai Lama says that India and China have great potential

The spiritual leader feels that both the countries are doing compassionate works

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai says that India and China can work together. VOA

New Delhi, Nov 19

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have “great potential” and they could work together at a “practical level”.

“I think, a great potential… India and China combined are doing more compassionate work… At a practical level also. Imagine two billion people working together,” he told reporters here after inaugurating Smile Foundation’s initiative, The World of Children.

The spiritual leader, who has lived in India in self-imposed exile since 1959, said neither country had the “ability to destroy the other”.

“Whether you like it or not, you have to live side by side,” he said.

Underlining the ancient spiritual connection between the two countries, he said Chinese Buddhist Hsuan Tsang visited Nalanda (now in Bihar) and brought Nalanda Buddhist traditions to China.

“All thinkers of Nalanda are Indian. So Nalanda’s tradition is India’s tradition,” he said.

The Nalanda traditions had turned Tibetans, who were warriors, into more compassionate, peaceful and non-violent nation, he said.

“So sometimes in Delhi, teasing my Indian friend, (I say) if Tibet still remained in the previous way of life, like Mongols, Chinese invasion may not have taken place,” the Dalai Lama said in a lighter vein.

He said nobody in the world wanted violence but it was happening “because our minds are dominated by destructive emotions due to short-sightedness”.

“Nobody wants problems. Yet, many problems are our own creation.”

The Dalai Lama said the existing modern education was oriented to material values. India can take lead in improving the education system by combining modern education with ancient knowledge, he said. (IANS)

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Manushi Chhillar from India Wins the Miss World 2017 Title

India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

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Manushi Chhillar has been crowned as Miss World 2017. Instagram #ManushiChhillar

China, November 19: India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here.

Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner.

Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.

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Anti Ageing was the official skin care expert for Manushi Chhillar at the Miss World 2017 pageant. Instagram #ManushiChhillar

India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant.

Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

Her entire family including brother and sister were present and they looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spot.

As many as 108 beauty queens from different parts of the world participated in the prestigious pageant. (IANS)

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Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized by BSF in Punjab

22kg heroine was recovered during a combat between Pakistani smugglers and BSF troopers

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BSF recovers heroine worth Rs. 100 crores from Pakistani smugglers. Wikimedia Commons.

In a joint operation, Border Security Forces (BSF) troopers and the Punjab Police have recovered 22kg of heroin in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector following exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near the international border, a BSF officer said on Saturday.

The encounter took place late on Friday following a tip-off that smugglers were trying to send heroin consignment into India.

At least one Pakistani smuggler was injured in the exchange of fire as blood stains were found during search of the area on Saturday, BSF officer D.S. Rajpurohit said.

The BSF recovered a pistol and one Pakistani Sim card.

The BSF also arrested three Indian smugglers who were waiting close to the border fence to collect the heroin consignment.

The smugglers were trying to smuggle the heroin consignment using a plastic pipe across the border fence.

The heroin is worth nearly Rs 110 crore in the international market.

The Ferozepur border is around 275 km from here.

Punjab shares a 553-km-long barbed-wire fenced international border with Pakistan. (IANS)