“Shots” of Positivism

Woman calls off her wedding on demand for dowry. 

In Ghaziabad a 27-year-old woman called off her wedding after the groom’s family demanded Rs 15 lakh and an SUV
as dowry post the engagement. As per FIR “They said their relatives should have been given gold rings and demanded an SUV and a wedding in a five-star hotel,”.

“She is strictly against the concept of dowry. She doesn’t want to go to a family that doesn’t respect a woman or honour their word,” the woman’s father said.

Quick action by Police saves life

A woman was prevented from committing suicide. She had hung herself from the ceiling fan using her chunni but was detected by a neighbour and police broke into the house to cut her down before she died. The cops climbed up to the third-floor flat to find it locked from inside. However, they found a ventilator above the door and hurriedly asked a welder working in the neighbouring house to cut the grilles. This was accomplished within six minutes and the policemen entered the room. The woman was still alive and breathing weakly. One of the policemen grabbed her feet while another got a knife from the kitchen, cut the chunni and lowered the woman. They called some neighbourhood women and ferried the woman to AIIMS Trauma Centre in the PCR can. She is currently undergoing treatment.

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Virat’s lovely gesture

Steve Smith has appreciated Virat Kohli’s ‘lovely gesture’ after the Indian skipper asked fans to stop jeering the former Australian skipper during their World Cup encounter.

During Australia’s match with India, the Indian fans booed Smith and chanted “cheater, cheater” when the defending champions were fielding. Kohli, who was batting at the time, urged them to calm down. “It was a lovely gesture by Virat,” Smith told reporters
The two players were seen shaking hands after Virat signalled the fans to show some restraint. “I just felt for him, and I told him, ‘I’m sorry on behalf of the crowd because I have seen that happen in a few earlier games as well’. In my opinion, that’s not acceptable. Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I just didn’t want them to set a bad example, to be honest, because he didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion. He’s just playing cricket,” Kohli had said after the match. “.

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Flier gets surprised on AI flight
Journalist, Rifat Jawaid, who is observing Ramadan got a pleasant surprise during his flight from Gorakhpur to Delhi. He asked for 2 bottles of water to break his fast and mentioned that he needed to break his fast. The hostess went and came back with 2 sandwiches along with the bottles of water. Rifat used Twitter account to share the story.  He wrote, “On my way back to Delhi in Air India Alliance from Gorakhpur: Iftar time was nearing so I walked up to cabin crew member, Manjula, asked for some water. She gave me a small bottle. I asked, ‘can I pls have 1 more bottle since I’m fasting?’ Manjula replied, ‘why did you leave your seat? You pls return to your seat.’ Minutes later she arrived with two sandwiches and said, ‘please don’t hesitate to ask for more.’ Of course I didn’t need more. They were more than adequate for me. What was the most satisfying was Manjula’s heartwarming gesture. This is my India!”
81 year old finds her 103 yr old mother after a search of 61 years

b_115322An 81-year-old woman,  has found her 103-year old birth mother to be alive, after spending 61 years searching for her. Macken had appeared on Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio show last year to track her family. “I was very upset that I was still on this planet, not having even one relative,” Macken said during the radio show.

A few later, Macken managed to track her birth mother with some from help from a gynecologist.
Sikh community has offers free meals to American government employees 

Sikh community has offered free meals to fellow American government employees who are suffering due to shutdown that has left thousands without pay. The Gurdwara menuwhich includes lentils, vegetables, rice and tortillas helped the employees in San Antonio, Texas.

“Sikh Community is there to support the federal employees who did not receive their paychecks. Also, the Sikh Community appreciates their services and believes in giving gratitude to those men and women for doing a wonderful service for the nation,” Balwinder Dhillon, President of the Sikh Center of San Antonio. “The least we could do is support them with a hot meal for the next three days,” he added
The shutdown which has been in its fourth week has left roughly 8 lakh federal government workers without work in key departments.
Hairdresser’s presence of mind saves customer’s life
A hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Hairdresser Erinna Lindfield, was brushing Adam Shatford’s hair when she noticed a hard mole-sized lump under the sideburns by his left ear. On her advice Adam went to see a doctor. Days later, he was diagnosed with stage three melanoma and doctors discovered more cancerous lumps on his forehead. He was given the all clear last week after surgery to remove the lumps and lymph nodes, and has returned to the hairdressers to thank Ms Lindfield for saving his life.
1.12 lakh loan applications approved; Rs 37,412-cr loans sanctioned under ’59 minute scheme’

State-run banks have given in-principle approval to 1.12 lakh loan applications of micro, small and medium enterprises, totalling Rs 37,412 crore, under the ‘59 minutes’ loan scheme, launched by Prime Minister Modi last year

Minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla told the Lok Sabha that as of December 25, sanctions have been made in respect of 40,669 cases totalling loans of Rs 14,088.32 crore. Under the scheme, MSMEs registered under the GST are eligible for loan up to RS 1 crore in just 59 minutes through ‘psbloansin59minutes.com’ portal.

A man not only survives an accident but also regains vision
6741308872-year-old Thane resident Praful Shah regained his vision in left eye after an accident that gave him multiple fractures, cuts and bruises.
Shah and his family, are thanking GOD  “Since childhood, my uncle was unable to see from his left eye. When he met with an accident, his right eye was injured and swollen. We got worried and started asking if he could see from his right eye. We were shocked when he said he could see from his left eye as well.”  his nephew said.
As per doctors, the trauma to right eye due to the accident activated the left eye muscles.
Sajjan Kumar Surrenders
Sajjan Kumar, who has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has surrendered in a Delhi court today. The former Congress leader was convicted in the killing of five members of a family in Raj Nagar and setting a gurdwara on fire on November 1, 1984 by the Delhi High Court.The court had cancelled an earlier court order acquitting him of charges in what the judges called “genocide”. “It is important to assure the victims that despite the challenges truth will prevail,” the court had said. 
Seven year old gets into Australian team; is co-captain too

Archie-SchillerSeven-year-old leg spinner, Archie Schiller got early Christmas gift this year. Australia have added Schiller to their squad as the 15th member of the team and he is also the co-captain. This was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Australia Foundation .

When Schiller was just three months old , it was discovered that he had faulty heart valves. Australian coach Langer said “Archie has been through tough times and has spent a lot of time on the hospital bed. The only way we could bring a smile on his face was this gift and its the very least we can do for him.

Superstar Autowalla drives woman to hospital’s first floor
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An auto-rickshaw driver drove up the ramp to the first floor of maternity ward of a government hospital after the patient was denied stretcher.

The patient was a woman who had delivered a baby at her home. The ambulance help line had not worked so the family had hired an auto. Both the mother and baby are doing well. The Block Medical officer is not amused 🙂

Women get Wealthier

There is an increase of 9% in number of female billionaires globally, in last one year. This has been confirmed in a report by Price Water Cooper House and Investment company UBS. It also said that females are much better than men in terms of saving and investment.

Kapil Sharma sets an example on his wedding day

Kapil donated all the excess food from his wedding to an NGO, Feeding India, which distributes it to the lesser-privileged people in Jalandhar, Amritsar, and the nearby cities.

Ankit Kawatra, Founder of Feeding India said  “Mr. Kapil is setting an example for others to follow by donating excess food from his big day! This will surely create a much-needed awareness for the cause and will motivate others to follow suit. The thought of Feeding India was born in a wedding, and seeing Kapil donate all extra food to people instead of letting it go to waste is heartening. I am pleased to see him that the person who makes the India country smile and laugh took this opportunity to make others in need smile too. Respect. I hope Kapil’s act wakes up the country to not waste food and donate extra from weddings.”

Free Tea, espresso for drivers on Agra-Lucknow expressway 

_9e949046-f9bd-11e7-a1cf-7dff4aec86fa (1)In an effort to reduce the number of accidents on Agra-Lucknow Expressway, especially during the foggy season, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) is all set to offer free tea and espresso coffee to drivers at night within a few days. The decision was taken after observing that majority of the accidents on the expressway took place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. as drivers fell asleep while driving.

Third female fighter pilot from Rajasthan

Priya Sharma from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan became the seventh female fighter pilot after passing out of Indian Air Force Academy, Dundigul . A native of Pilani, she happens to be the third woman from Rajasthan who has been inducted as a fighter pilot. Previously Mohana Singh and Pratibha have become fighter pilots from Rajasthan .

Her father father is also an Air Force officer

102-year-old woman becomes the world’s oldest tandem skydiver

A 102-year-old woman,Irene O’Shak, has created a new world record by completing a charity skydive in Longhorne Creek, South Australia. The grandmother has received applause for creating a new benchmark of strength and willpower, motivating numerous senior citizens to aim for greater physical pursuits.

Irene participated in the dive to raise awareness and money for Neuron Motor Disease Association of South Australia and has been involved in two previous dives as well with the same company. Her first dive with them happened in 2016.

India moves on towards Solar Power

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations with the price for solar electricity going low to levels once considered impossible.

Analysts feel that the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India would have “profound” implications on global energy markets.

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