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Falls to Death From Skyscraper in Failed Stunt

A 26-year-old Chinese stuntman plunged to death performing his trademark daredevil stunt from a high-rise 62-storeyed skyscraper in Changsha. While the stuntman died on 8 November, the video was posted a month later by his girlfriend.

 

Wu Yongning lost his grip while recording a stunt at the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, one of the tallest buildings in China. He was participating in a $15,000 rooftopping challenge in November, the time of his death.

According to south china morning, Yongning took to ‘rooftopping’ to support his family after a short stint as a paid background actor in Chinese films

As per reports, a window cleaner came across his body and reported it to authorities. The incident was captured by a camera placed on another side of the building.

Yongning’s girlfriend. Jin Jin, shared the video in a social media post on 8 December, the Daily Mail reported.

Max Hospital Shalimar Bagh loses licence over negligence

The Delhi government scrapped on Friday the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh where doctors last week wrongly declared an infant dead, triggering anger among people against private healthcare providers which often charge high fees.

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain, while making the announcement, said the negligence on part of Max Hospital “was unacceptable”.

“All the patients currently admitted to the hospital will receive complete treatment, but no new admissions will be allowed,” he added.

The Delhi government scrapped on Friday the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh where doctors last week wrongly declared an infant dead, triggering anger among people against private healthcare providers which often charge high fees.

Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain, while making the announcement, said the negligence on part of Max Hospital “was unacceptable”.

“All the patients currently admitted to the hospital will receive complete treatment, but no new admissions will be allowed,” he added.

The move means the hospital will also not be allowed to run its clinic — the out-patient department — and its emergency services.

“Indoor patients admitted prior to the issue of this cancellation order shall be given a choice… to continue their indoor treatment in your hospital or be transferred/shifter to another hospital of their choice,” read the cancellation order.

The Delhi Medical Council has launched a separate investigation to determine the role of individual doctors and punishments, if necessary.

“We have already asked the hospital to submit all the documents. The DMC will conduct an independent probe into the role of the doctors,” said Dr Girish Tyagi, secretary, Delhi Medical Council, to which the case has been referred by the police.

The case relates to the delivery of twins from a woman who was admitted on November 28. The baby boy was declared dead on November 30 and handed over to the parents in a plastic bag, along with his still-born sister.

When the parents took the bodies for burial, the baby started moving and was admitted to a clinic in Pitampura, but died on wednesday.

A preliminary probe by the government found that the doctors and the staff did not monitor the vitals of the baby – including performing an ECG – before declaring death.

Also, the dead and the live twins were not kept and managed separately.

In a statement released hours after the licence was cancelled, Max Hospitals protested the order and called it “too harsh”.

Between January and November, Max Shalimar Bagh served more than 1.5 lakh patients in its OPD and 18,000 in emergency services, the hospital said.

Jain said the hospital was a “habitual offender”. According to the health minister, an inspection by the health department earlier found that the hospital made separate, discriminatory arrangements for free treatment to the poor. “EWS OPD was located in one corner of the hospital premises with a makeshift waiting area with broken chairs. The condition of the EWS OPD and its waiting area was pathetic,” the order read

The inspection also found that the hospital admitted less than half of the number of poor patients than it should have and setup more beds than it had permission for.

“Usually, during the period when dengue cases are at its peak, hospitals are given permissions to increase their bed strength by 10-20% to treat fever patients. It was found that the hospital in Shalimar Bagh had been running these beds even after the period for which the additional beds were allowed and for treating people other than fever patients,” said Nagendra Sharma, the government spokesperson.

“We will explore all options available. We stand firmly behind our patient care, clinical and service excellence to the best of our capabilities,” the hospital added in a statement.

 

Watch: How Facebook live video claims 3 lives

We all know how usage of mobile phone is banned while driving all over the world as they distract the driver which can lead to fatal road accidents and there is enough data to support this theory. Since the usage of live video sharing services such as Snapchat and Facebook Live has increased, the number of car crashes due to these services has also gone up. Recently, a similar incident was recorded in a Facebook live video where four youngsters were driving around in Maruti 800 near Tengpora, Srinagar.

In the video, it is seen that none of the passengers was wearing a seatbelt and the car was being driven at high-speed with loud music. The accident took place when the driver was distracted by the co-passenger who was using Facebook live and when the driver tried to overtake a Hyundai Creta, he lost control of the vehicle and rammed the car in the divider. The sound of the impact can be clearly heard in the video.

Three youth died on the spot while one was seriously injured from the accident. The video is a proof that how dangerous distracted driving can be. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India currently has 1 billion mobile phone subscribers. Due to the high penetration of mobile phones, their use on the road has also increased as proven by this study with 1 out of 2 respondents of this survey had used a phone while driving. Unfortunately, in India, there is no data that is being currently captured at the crash site by authorities to record the connection between mobile phone usage and crashes.

As per the data compiled by World Health Organisation(WHO), approximately 1.2 million people are killed in car crashes every year. Over the past decade, road rash has become the 10th leading cause of death in the world and is expected to rise to 5th position by 2030. India is the number one contributor to global road crash mortality and morbidity figures. Every hour, 16 lives are lost to road crashes in India. In the last decade alone, India lost 1.3 million people to road crashes and another 5.3 million were disabled for life.

Mumbai lawyer gets trapped in car, found dead in the morning

As rain wreaks havoc in Mumbai, a lawyer body is found in his car in Sion, the initial report suggest that the lawyer died due to suffocation in the car. This is the first of the death reported from Mumbai as flood grips the whole city Mumbai.

The lawyer found in his car who was unconscious, who was taken to Sion hospital which was meters away from the spot where the lawyer was found unconscious in the car. After taken to the hospital, he was declared brought dead.

According to the Sion police, the man, identified as Priyam Mithia, a resident of Sion, had gone to the street opposite Gandhi Market to park his car. The vehicle got locked automatically and he could not rescue himself.

“In the morning we found a Santro car parked in the middle of the road towards Shanmukhananda Hall. We found a man inside. We opened the car and rushed the man to Sion hospital. He was declared dead on arrival,” said Mrudula Lad, senior police inspector of Sion police station.

Lad said the doors of the car were jammed owing to waterlogging.

The windows of the car were also rolled up.

The police have sent the man’s body for post-mortem. “We will know the exact cause of death after post-mortem,” said Lad.

However, the people were adviced to remain indoors and not to leave their house. People were also requested by the authorities not to remain inside their cars, instead to walk from their vehicles and reach-out for the safer places even if they have to walk over water.

Government Failed Again: 21 Peacock Found Dead In The Forest Of Madhya Pradesh

Its look like the government is falling on every front to take any meaningful action against Peacock poachers. As the new case of the same comes into light in which 21 peacocks were found dead in Sumawali forest in Madhya Pradesh.

“On the prima facie, it looks like the peacock is killed for their valuable assets, the feathers.” Said the police who was present at the spot. “We will conduct the investigation and will nab down the people who all are behind this”

This is not the first case where peacocks were found dead in the country. In Kanpur, six peacocks were found dead. On July 9, 2015, around 24 peacocks found dead in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district.

The hunters have no other way but to kill the bird to obtain its feather to fetch good money. According to the wildlife protection Act, if the peacock’s feathers shed naturally is legally allowed in the country.

The national bird of India is on a target for a very long time now for their feathers. However, the laws to protect the national birds seem to have failed as the number has continuously gone up over the years. A report that was published in World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has stated that the number of peacocks in India, from the time of independence, has gone to 50 percent.

By: Rinki Chauhan

Cow Dung should be used in crematorium instead of firewood, says Haryana Gau Seva Aayog.

If Haryana Gau Seva Aayog has its way, crematoriums in Haryana would shift to use of cow dung cakes in funeral pyres, and use of firewood would be a thing of the past. The cow commission is in the process of providing dung cake making machines to a total of 437 gaushalas across the state.

Chairman of Haryana Gau Seva Aayog Bhani Ram Mangla told TOI: “We have received quotations for cow dung making machines. Each machine would cost around Rs30,000. In the next five months, we expect to deliver such machines to gaushalas.”

Mangla reasoned that the commission’s initiative would make gaushalas self-dependent by selling cow dung cakes, as a cow produces an average of 5kg dung per day. At the same time, it would also save felling of hundreds of trees for use in funeral pyres, he said.

Not only is the cow revered in Hinduism, but its dung also has a spiritual significance, he said, adding that even before placing the dead body on the floor, it was smeared with cow dung.

“We will provide cow dung making machines to gaushalas free of cost, and I am trying that private firms lend a helping hand for funding these machines,” said Mangla. Over 100kg firewood is required to burn a body. Around 1,000 cow dung cakes would be required in place of wood. The rate at which cow dung cakes would be sold by gaushalas is yet to be decided.

A total of 437 ‘gaushalas’ across the state accommodate around three lakh bovine animals, and as per Mangla, the commission is making efforts to bring around 40,000 bovines roaming the streets into gaushalas. He informed that construction work of two cow sanctuaries at Panipat and Hisar at the cost of Rs4.25 crore each has already started.

“We have also mooted a proposal to come up with ‘gaugrah’ (cowshed) in every village, with panchayat funding. It would be controlled by a committee headed by the sarpanch. There are not more than 30-40 stray animals in any village which could be kept in ‘gaugrah’,” said Mangla.

Aayog is also working to implement a number of its earlier proposed schemes, including setting up of a solar system and starting of biogas plants in gaushalas, opening of gaushalas in jail premises, and planting around 23 lakh saplings in and around gaushalas this monsoon season.