CORONAVIRUS: INDIAN ENGINEERS RACE TO BUILD LOW COST VENTILATORS

In an 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) facility in the western Indian city of Pune, a bunch of young engineers are racing against time to develop a low-cost ventilator that could save thousands of lives if the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the country’s hospitals. They are being tested on artificial lungs, a prosthetic device that…

Nigerian Man Arrested in India With Fake Currency

  A Nigerian named Patrick and Malian, Ibrahim Ruman, have been arrested by the police in India for possession of fake currencies. The duo were nabbed in a hotel on Sunday as part of the city's police investigation into possible international fake Indian currency note racket. City police commissioner, Deepak Kumar said, “The duo were…

Mosque bombing in southwest Pakistan kills four

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least four worshippers and wounding 20. Abdul Ali, a local police chief, says the bomb was apparently planted inside the mosque and was remotely detonated. He says the casualties have…

Floods in India Kill 33, Displace Thousands

Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 33 people and forced the evacuation of 180,000 from their homes, officials said on Thursday. Seasonal monsoon rains from June to September cause deaths and mass displacement across South Asia every year, but they deliver…

Nigeria, India to expand $12bn bilateral trade

The Federal Government and the Government of India are working on ways to enhance the $12bn annual bilateral trade between both countries in a way that will focus on investment.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said the partnership had become imperative as a result of the economic potential of both countries.

Toxic Alcohol kills 130 Indian Tea Workers

At least 130 people have died and more than 200 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials said.
Some 35 people were reported dead in the state of Assam on Sunday, days after about 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Ten people have been arrested over the bootleg drink, a police official said.

Police raids homes to stop Valentine’s Day celebration in Indonesia

Valentine’s Day wasn’t getting much love in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation Thursday as Indonesian authorities urged amorous couples to call it quits and carried out raids to quash any wayward gift-giving.
About 100 students in the second-biggest city, Surabaya, demonstrated against the chocolates-and-flowers celebration, saying it promoted Western decadence and casual sex.

72 Die In India After Consuming Poisonous Liquor

The number of people who died after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in northern India rose to 72 Saturday as authorities began a crackdown and suspended police and officials.
At least 64 people had died in Saharanpur and Haridwar, adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states, after drinking the poisonous liquor.

Indian man to die by hanging for destroying 4 year old girl’s intestine via rape

A teacher has been sentenced to death by hanging for raping a four-year-old student so badly that she had to have her intestines realigned. Mahendra Singh Gond is due to be hanged next month after he raped the child on June 30 last year in India's Madhya Pradesh district. He raped the girl so badly that he rearranged her insides, then he dumped her body in a jungle area, assuming she was dead.