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Hair Scare: How fear of going bald is leading to deaths in India
India

Hair Scare: How fear of going bald is leading to deaths in India

A rising number of prematurely balding men are opting for hair transplants as disposable incomes rise and an emphasis on personal appearance becomes stronger. But in a weakly regulated sector, the procedure — sometimes performed by amateurs self-trained on YouTube — can have deadly results

Explained: The mystery surrounding the unknown chief of the Islamic State group
World

Explained: The mystery surrounding the unknown chief of the Islamic State group

The Islamic State group's jihadis announced that their leader, whose identity had remained unknown, had been killed in battle less than nine months after taking command of the organisation. They also named a successor as well, but provided no information about him other than a nom de guerre

Why did Maharashtra Police not act on Shraddha Walkar’s 2020 complaint against Aftab Poonawala?
India

Why did Maharashtra Police not act on Shraddha Walkar’s 2020 complaint against Aftab Poonawala?

According to the Maharashtra Police, Shraddha Walkar filed a complaint at the Tulinj Police Station in Maharashtra's Palghar in 2020, alleging that Aftab Poonawala had beaten her and threatened to kill her. However, the case was closed after she gave a written statement asking to withdraw the case

Timeline | Two months of turmoil as Iran continues to see anti-hijab protests
World

Timeline | Two months of turmoil as Iran continues to see anti-hijab protests

Iran is witnessing its largest protests in years, with women and girls leading the charge against the mandatory headscarf, which also resulted in the deaths of over 300 people. Here's how the anti-hijab protests in Iran have played out

Protesters are demanding for a non-religious Iran: What does this mean for the country?
World

Protesters are demanding for a non-religious Iran: What does this mean for the country?

Since Mahsa Amini's death, Iran appears to be shifting towards secularism. Despite the majority of Iranians considering themselves religious, some evidence shows that they are less religious than before

140 killed in Halloween festivities in Seoul: How crowd surges turn deadly
World

140 killed in Halloween festivities in Seoul: How crowd surges turn deadly

The crowd surge that killed over 100 at Halloween festivities in South Korea's Seoul is the latest incident where a large number of people found themsevels squeezed into a space so small that they found it impossible to breathe

Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush: How chaos unfolded at Indonesia's soccer match
World

Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush: How chaos unfolded at Indonesia's soccer match

Panic broke out at an Indonesian soccer match when police fired tear gas to disperse supporters invading the pitch after Persebaya Surabaya defeated Arema Malang. In the chaos, 125 people died and dozens more were injured

What is nitrogen hypoxia, the untried execution method that Alabama wants to use?
World

What is nitrogen hypoxia, the untried execution method that Alabama wants to use?

In 2018 Alabama became the third state — along with Oklahoma and Mississippi — to authorise the untested use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners

Three killed, four injured in stampede outside temple in Rajasthan's Sikar; leaders condole loss of lives
India

Three killed, four injured in stampede outside temple in Rajasthan's Sikar; leaders condole loss of lives

Former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, BJP state president Satish Poonia and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje were among the other leaders who condoled the deaths

Indian National Army veteran Ishwar Lall Singh dies at 92 in Singapore
India

Indian National Army veteran Ishwar Lall Singh dies at 92 in Singapore

The defence minister met Singh during his last visit to Singapore in November 2019

Over 50 cattle die at cow shelter in UP's Amroha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath orders probe
India

Over 50 cattle die at cow shelter in UP's Amroha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath orders probe

According to the officials, the management at the cow shelter had procured fodder from a person named Tahir. FIR has been lodged and efforts are being made to arrest him

Can death be reversed? Scientists partially revive pig organs hour after demise
Explainers

Can death be reversed? Scientists partially revive pig organs hour after demise

The discovery raises hopes for a whole host of future medical uses in humans and could potentially lead to the lives of thousands being saved around the world. Experts and ethicists say the breakthrough could mean a need to update the definition of death itself

India records 19,673 new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate at 4.96%
India

India records 19,673 new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate at 4.96%

Active caseload comprise 0.33 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was at 98.48 per cent

Nishank Rathore Death: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra constitutes SIT to investigate matter
India

Nishank Rathore Death: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra constitutes SIT to investigate matter

Mishra also said that the postmortem report has been studied closely and it clearly says death due to being hit by the train. But the SIT has been formed to look into the viscera, mobile phone, messages and what could be the probable cause of suicide

Karnataka: BJP Yuva Morcha member hacked to death
India

Karnataka: BJP Yuva Morcha member hacked to death

Nettaru owned a poultry shop, and while returning home after closing his shop, attackers came on a bike and attacked him

Shinzo Abe was always passionate about strengthening India-Japan ties: PM Modi
World

Shinzo Abe was always passionate about strengthening India-Japan ties: PM Modi

Shinzo Abe was on Friday confirmed dead after he was shot at during a campaign speech in Nara City, western Japan

Police investigate deaths of 21 teenagers at a tavern in South Africa, cause still unclear
World

Police investigate deaths of 21 teenagers at a tavern in South Africa, cause still unclear

Many of the victims are thought to have been students celebrating the end of their high-school exams on Saturday night, officials said

Slap revenge: Two juveniles stab man to death at Delhi market
India

Slap revenge: Two juveniles stab man to death at Delhi market

To take revenge, the juvenile along with two other minors went to the market where Manish worked, lured him out and attacked him with knives

Uttar Pradesh: Seven killed, nine injured as tourist bus collides with truck on way to Ayodhya
India

Uttar Pradesh: Seven killed, nine injured as tourist bus collides with truck on way to Ayodhya

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the deaths and directed the officers concerned to ensure the injured get good medical treatment

Mushrooms are killing workers in Assam's tea gardens. Here's why
India

Mushrooms are killing workers in Assam's tea gardens. Here's why

Experts say it is difficult to distinguish edible mushrooms from the toxic variety and that consuming wild mushrooms can lead to harmful outcomes ranging from gastrointestinal discomfort to death