INDIA: A 26-year-old man lost his life due to spending 'too much time' inside a public toilet. The man was the resident of a slum in a Mumbai suburb, Mahim, reports The Times of India.
The victim had an altercation with another slum dweller when he came out of the toilet as the other ma had grown frustrated standing in the queue for a long time.
The situation got worse when the man was physically assaulted. Unfortunately, one of the blows landed on the victim's sensitive part of the brain and he fell unconscious. The other man panicked and ran away from the scene of incident. Neighbours took the injured man to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Politician threatens to chop off hands of doctors
INDIA: The health minister of the Indian state of Bihar has threatened to take punitive action against junior doctors of the state if they threaten to go on strike again.
The politician's threat to the doctors about chopping their hands off if they dare to go on strike has led to a major controversy, according to a PTI report on Zeenews.com.
The minister was quoted by the PTI as saying at the launch of a health awareness campaign recently: "We also know about taking stern action ... We also know how to chop off hands ... We have to implement the system in place for welfare system. We will take stringent measures against those who pose an affront to the public welfare system."
The above satatement has been recieved with outrage and a section of doctors have even threatened to go on indefinite strike. When PTI contacted the minister, he said that he had used the words as a proverb and did not mean to chop off hands of docs literally.
Baby killer dad free after just 18 months
BRITAIN: A dad who killed his little daughter because his crying disturbed him while he played computer games is out of prison within 18 months.
The 28-year-old is out before finishing his five-year sentence because of the time spent in remand, reports The Sun.
When the daily caught up with hi,. he was enjoying a leisurely walk along the sea side.
25-day-old baby Tiffany was killed when her 24-year-old mother left her under her dad's supervision for the first time. The man slammed the tiny tot with great force on her changing mat, which led to internal injuries, bleeding and heart failure.
A man commented on child protection website thephoenixpost.com. He was quoted by the paper as saying: "The authorities started failing this child before she was born and now they're all standing well back as the justice system fails her all over again by letting the man who killed her walk free so soon."
Sari poses cancer threat to women
INDIA: A new form of cancer, called the sari cancer has emerged, according to According to an article in the November issue of the Journal of the Indian Medical Association, doctors at Grant Medical College in Mumbai.
Three women have been diagnosed with his form of cancer in their waist region, the doctors confirmed to The Times of India.
"The sari petticoat (full-length skirt worn inside the sari), if tied in the same place day after day, can cause chronic irritation along the waistline," says the report. "The constant irritation can result in scaling or pigmentation. But most sari-wearers don't notice it until it gets chronic," Dr Bakhshi was quoted by the daily.
As waist dermatose can turn malignant easily, those who wear saris on a regular basis are advised to wear them at different waist levels. Plus, women could women could replace the string with a belt to tie the petticoat.
Sari cancer is a lifestyle-related cancer that is not widely known about in India, even though a majority of Indian women drape the 5.5 metre cloth around themselves on any given day.
Prisoners taunt and threaten victims on Facebook
BRITAIN: UP to 350 inmates have been caught using social networking sites from behind the bars, using smuggled phones to stay in touch with the cyber world.
Victims groups say social network access adds 'insult to injury', reports Daily Mail.
While some use the facebook to taunt victims, other inmates who are behind bars for committing serious crimes such as murder and rape, access the online world to keep an eye on their empire and generally run it.
These are serious security failures as the prisoners are getting away with their actions despite being in jail and the authorities are even unaware of the problem.
The problem is obviously getting more serious by the day. Former Justice Secretary Jack Straw, revealed to the daily that about 30 Facebook accounts had been taken off after prisoners were found to be abusing their victims from the prison.
Straw was quoted by the daily as saying that the situation was ‘horrible, profoundly disturbing, and deeply offensive to public morality’.
Two years ago, the daily revealed, a dreaded gangster and murdered who had been put away for 35 years, was openly using Facebook to make threats. He had corresponded with 565 friends till the authorities of the high security jail caught up with him.
In one post, he wrote: ‘I will be home one day and I can’t wait to look into certain people’s eyes and see the fear of me being there."
Male teacher forces girls to dance
INDIA: In a shocking incident, a male school teacher in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh asked a 10-year-old to fetch alcohol for him froma shop which was located half a kilometre away from school. Once the liquor bottle was delivered by the boy, he asked his girl students to dance for him in a closed classroom while he worked his way to the bottom of the bottle.
The incident occurred on January 26, the country's Republic Day, reports The Times of India.
The female students were aged between seven and 11. When the girls refused to dance to his tune, the teacher beat them harshly with a cane.
The students were unable to escape the teacher's fury as the door was locked by him. However, some enterprising students managed to escape by climbing over the window and hiding in the forest till help came their way.
Parents were furious when they learnt of the incident. They crowded outside the chief administrator's office.
Further investigation into the incident revealed that the teacher had been accused of rape a few years back. It left parents wondering how a man of such dubious character was reinstated as a teacher.
7-month-old treated for kidney stones
INDIA: Seven-year-old Rahul's parents complained to the doctor that their son was always crying. It took the doctors quite some time to figure out the exacgt reason. One of the doctors that the parent consulted suggested that the baby could be suffering from abdominal pain. Further tests showed that the infant had multiple stones in kidneys, right ureter and urinary bladder, which was causing him excruciating pain, reports The Times of India.
The toddler could possibly be the youngest to be diagnosed with kidney stones.
There has been an overwhelming increase of kidney stone incidence in the paediatric age group, irrespective of genetic causes, experts told the daily.
The stones were removed through a laproscropic procedure.
The daily said till few years back, global studies had shown that children less than 12 years comprised 1% of all population with kidney stones.
A doctor told the paper that 50 per cent of such cases were related to the lifestyle and eating habits. Nowadays, children love to have sugar-filled drinks and junk food that are high in sodium, which is a known risk factor for the formation of kidney stones.