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Teen rescued from flesh trade by sex worker in Nashik
Report dated 24/02/2013 @ 5:01 PM
Vjay Bhika Dive, the uncle of a 14 year old girl took her to Nashik on the promise to buy her clothes and instead he tried to sell the girl to a pimp.
However, the woman he approached tipped of the police who rushed to the sport and rescued her. They called the girl's parents in a nearby town and the girl was handed over to them.
Dive was taken away by police for further investigation and action.
Thousands throng to 'Bhoot Mela' for exorcisms
Report dated 23/02/2013 @ 2:33 PM
While exorcism is an old practice in some Indian villages, the Malajpur mela in Betul district near Bhopal sees thousands of visitors from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, even Andhra Pradesh, for the month long 'bhoot pret ka mela' that will exorcise them and make their lives easier.
One priest explained that exorcism is a centuries old practice there and each evening after prayers they treat those under the spell of ghosts and evil spirits. They hold one Guru Deoji sant samadhi who was a Rajput with supernatural powers, born in around 1700 AD. He did extraordinary miracles such as turning sand to sugar and restoring sight to the blind.
Families of many believers say they have found the exorcisms effective but one clinical phsychologist says the psyche of the people assembled can be termed as hysterical and there are conventional treatments that can cure the problems of people believed to be possessed by evil spirits.
Air India rapper pilot apologises for YouTube posting !
Report dated 21/02/2013 @ 3:09 PM
Air India Dreamliner co-pilot, whose rap video went viral on YouTube has written an apology to the management for inadvertently hurting anyone, and spent hours in a meeting with his seniors trying to explain his conduct.
The pilot's lyrics rued the airline's recent questionable problems and were spattered with the f*** word, he even included sexist remarks about the ageing AI stewardesses.
One of the 28 year old pilot's colleagues said he has been a keen musician for years and can play many instruments, and this was his first video, that was not intended to offend anyone, but rather was light-hearted and meant only for circulation among his colleagues in the airline. Another colleague said the rap song only reflected the growing frustration among AI employees.
The apology letter also offered his musical talent for the airline's use and one senior AI official commented that he is so talented as a musician, he should have been in a rock band.
For its part, the airline said it will review the rapper pilot's past conduct before making a final decision on his future with the company.
Murder accused shot at in court complex in Delhi
Report dated 21/02/2013 @ 3:07 PM
Neeraj a man accused of murder was being taken to a Delhi courtroom from jail, when he was shot in the chest by two unidentified assailants. He was taken to a nearby hospital and his condition is not known.
Neeraj was on trial for allegedly murdering a girl. His advocate suspects he was shot by family members of the deceased.
Pilot’s music video on YouTube raps Air India !
Report dated 20/02/2013 @ 3:12 PM
An Air India pilot's music video criticising the airline, has been uploaded on YouTube. The aviation ministry and air line management have taken strong exception to the video 'Air India Rap', and even AI stewardesses are furious with the video's sexist lyrics.
The lyrics include lines like "How do I fly with women in their 60s ... we call them aunties..." and swear words are included in the version. In the video the pilot is seen urging everyone to wake up and fight and he blames those at the 'top' for the mess he is in.