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CISF jawans learning to use ‘gulels’ to tackle monkey menace at Taj Mahal

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The CISF personnel deployed at the Taj Mahal here are now training to use a novel weapon, catapults, to tackle the monkey menace there.

Central Industrial Security Force Commandant Braj Bhushan Singh told PTI that the constables are being trained to use ‘gulels’ (catapults) to ward off monkeys from attacking and biting tourists.

“The monkeys have been posing a huge problem here. Many tourists have been injured in monkey attacks. Our jawans are being trained to use catapults to shoo them away,” he said.

A local wildlife activist, armed with the provisions of the Wildlife Act, 1972, however, has come to simians’ defence.

As per the Act, monkeys are protected species and no physical harm can be inflicted on them, said activist Shravan Kumar Singh.

Ved Gautam, a tourist guide, however, said, “We have seen some CISF jawans with catapults, but they have neither harmed monkeys nor used stones to target them.” Agra has been in news due to the simian menace over the last six months.

“The hospitals here almost daily receive at least one serious case of monkey attack. The municipal corporation has failed to find a solution to this menace,” said Mukesh Jain, a functionary of the Satyamev Jayate Trust, that had financially supported several programmes to sterilise monkeys and transfer them to forests.

On November 12 last year, a monkey snatched a 12-day-old infant from the arms of his mother and killed the baby on the outskirts of Agra.

Just days later, monkeys were blamed for the death of a 58-year-old woman.

On November 22, an Italian tourist was attacked by a monkey near the western gate of Taj Mahal

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Fart disrupts proceedings at a regional assembly in Kenya

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In a weird incident, a fart disrupted the proceedings in a Kenyan regional assembly.

The speaker had to adjourn the proceedings. The speaker adjourned the session when a pungent smell had spread in the house.

Juma Awuor, a member of the County Assembly (MCA) was on the floor discussing when the speaker interrupted. Nairobi Wire reported the following about the presiding speaker Edwin Kakach, “Kakach’s attention had reportedly been drawn to a group of male MCAs who were pointing fingers at each other over the suffocating fart.” Julius Gaya, an MCA addressed the speaker, “Honourable Speaker, one of us has polluted the air and I know who it is.”

“I am not the one. I cannot do such a thing in front of my colleagues.” This was retorted by the member accused of farting by Julius Gaya. BBC Africa quoted the speaker, “We cannot continue sitting in an environment that smells bad.” To clean the air the speaker had announced a ten-minute break and had requested the members to step outside the chamber.

“Get whatever flavour you will find in any office, whether it’s vanilla or strawberry.” the speaker was quoted by BBC Africa. The speaker had reportedly summoned the staff to get air fresheners to clean up the air.

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Congress misused Rajesh Khanna till the end says his soul brother

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Bhupesh Raseen said: When I remember various episodes, then I feel that the Congress Party has not rightly valued the contribution of my brother, “First Super Star, Phenomena & Padma Bhushan”-Rajesh Khanna”.
Bhupesh claims to be the soul brother of the superstar of the millennium. He claims close proximity with Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka. He claims this proximity for more than two decades, till Rajesh breathed his last in his ill-fated Aashirwad bungalow.
It must be remembered that the late superstar of Bollywood turned politician Rajesh Khanna was MP from New Delhi constituency. This is where the president, prime minister, MPs, and top bureaucrats live. Rajesh represented this constituency after defeating BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha.
He represented the constituency from 1992 to 1996 during prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s tenure. According to Raseen, Rajesh was thereafter promised the Rajya Sabha seat by the senior party leaders. Congress leaders failed to fulfill their promise. He was outrightly betrayed.
However, despite this open betrayal, Rajesh remained a loyal and committed soldier of Congress party. He had immense reverence and adoration for late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who brought him into active politics. Rajesh continuously campaigned for the party vigorously from 1991 till his death (2012) in almost all states elections. He managed to get lots of crowds & votes. Wherever Rajesh campaigned the Congress won, whether it was in Bengal, North East, MP, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi or Uttar Pradesh.
Raseen claimed that he accompanied Khanna during the election campaigns for the Congress Party in all the said elections. Raseen further added that just before his death on July 2012, he extensively campaigned in Punjab Legislative Assembly election during January 2012. This was despite not being well. Rajesh knew that he was not going to survive. Raseen said like all other times, they were together campaigning for the party. Accusing the Congress leadership Bhupesh Raseen said: in spite of the time to time promises by Congress president & high command, they did not induct him as an MP from Rajya Sabha.
Raseen disclosed that in late 2011, Rajesh knew that he was not going to survive due to illness. Therefore he wished that Raseen should continue his political legacy. According to him, Rajesh wanted Raseen to contest Lok Sabha election from Amritsar. This was to continue his political legacy. He claimed that Rajesh also told him to work hard for the people of Amritsar as both Rajesh and his soul brother Raseen belonged to Amritsar. Raseen complained that in spite of support from various top Congress high command leaders, at the last moment he was denied a ticket from Amritsar in the 2014 General Elections. Raseen while expressing his grudge against the Congress high command said: I can openly say that Congress has not used “Rajesh Khanna”; but they have definitely misused Rajesh while he was alive.
Revealing a secret not known to many Raseen said that in between other major parties had tried to attract Rajesh and offered for his induction as MP. They also offered him a berth in the cabinet. But Rajesh politely declined the lucrative offers stating that he won’t ditch the Congress party as he is a loyal soldier and would continue to be a Congressman till his death. We both decided to be in Congress in spite of all odds being “TRUE CONGRESSMEN”. Raseen further said that despite all these deceits by the Congress party and despite being denied party ticket from Amritsar, he will remain in Congress party and follow the footsteps of his soul brother, Rajesh Khanna.
Hope one day the much-maligned Congress high command will wake up and support their loyal soldiers. But this seems far-fetched as long as a single-family rule continues in the Congress party..
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Emily Ratajkowski poses with armpit hair

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Emily wrote while sharing her picture on Instagram. “I wrote an essay for @harpersbazaarus about the importance of women’s right to choose (how she dresses, what she posts, if she decides to shave or not) no matter what influences have shaped the way she presents herself,””I wrote an essay for @harpersbazaarus about the importance of women’s right to choose (how she dresses, what she posts, if she decides to shave or not) no matter what influences have shaped the way she presents herself.”

People are appreciating and applauding her statement through this picture. One person wrote, “You are a true inspiration.” Another person wrote, “You are doing a huge thing: using your privilege to fight for individual freedom and destroying beauty dogmas. Thanks for that.”

The picture has generated more than 2 million likes and thousands of comments lauding her decision to pose with armpit hair. The picture was a part of an article she wrote on feminism for Harper’s Bazaar.

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Now you can also stay in a lighthouse

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Years ago lighthouses were used to guide ships away from dangerous coastlines.

However, today only a few lighthouses are used for their original purpose. Now, most of these lighthouses are decommissioned and are used for lodging and boarding.

One can now book a stay in these lighthouses through the website BookaLighthouse.com. Even Airbnb has also started offering similar services. Price starts from $38 per night and goes up to $450 dollar per night.

All amenities like breakfast, bedsheets, towels, etc are provided for in this budget. The maximum number of people that can stay at the same time in a lighthouse varies from a lighthouse to lighthouse. Like 13 guests can stay at a time in the lighthouse on Lake Superior.  The above-mentioned websites are a great resource if you want to enjoy a nautical getaway.

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Star cast of biopic on posthumous Mahavir Chakra recipient Late Jaswant Singh Rawat felicitated in New Delhi. ” 72 Hours- Martyr who never died

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A valiant fighter who defied insurmountable odds in the Nurang war of 1962 in Arunachal Pradesh against the Chinese

The film star cast of ” 72 Hours – Martyr who never died”, today visited Garhwal Bhawan in New Delhi at the premier of the biopic of valiant soldier late Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat of 4 Garhwal Rifles. Jaswant Singh was awarded with Mahavir Chakra by President of India posthumously.

This mega budget movie has been produced by JSR productions, with a hefty budget of more than Rs. ten crores highlighting the valour of Rifleman of 4 Garhwal Rifles Jaswant Singh Rawat n other valiant fighters with immense dexterity n precision shot near Nurang post in Arunachal Pradesh n real locations where this brave soldier lived, passed his childhod, school he studied in n the vicinity where he fought the challenging war under most adverse situations ncircumstances .

It’s just a co incidence that the name of the producer of this biopic is Jaswant Singh Rawat n his son Prasheel Rawat. This biopic is a by product of repression n trauma ( Peedha).

About 95 percent of the characters in the movie are from Uttarakhand n the hero playing Jaswant Singh Rawat is actor Avinash Dhyani who did a three year deep research on the project n scripted the story as well. The reason why he was inspired to work so dedicatedly on the script was because his father too was in Garhwal Rifles n the battalion’s unparalleled contributions n sacrifices could not be brought to the fore.

The movie spans 2 hours ten minute which took almost three years to complete. It was in this war of 1962 fought at Nurang, Arunachal Pradesh when brave Jaswant Singh single handedly killed 300 Chinese soldiers finally sacrificing his precious life alongwith fellow rifleman Trilok Singh Negi.

The film crew flew from Mumbai to Delhi to connect with the film audience at Garhwal Bhawan, Panch Quinya Road, New Delhi.

Heartiest congratulations to the entire crew of the biopic 72 hours- the martyr never died.

According to the producer of JSR productions’ 72 Hours”, young Prasheel Rawat, he was inspired to make this mega budget biopic after he was approached by the hero of the movie Avinash Dhyani who had done a deep n meticulous research n scripted the true story in three years after tremendous dedication n hard work.

On hearing n reading the script of the selfless sacrifice of a mere 21 year old soldier Jaswant Singh in the Nurang post of Arunachal Pradesh Indo China war of 1962 who single handedly fought the enemy forces for three consecutive days n killed 300 PLA soldiers Rasheel was so moved passionately that he made up his mind to invest 10 crore rupees n go for the biopic on the life and sacrifice of this valiant soldier of 4 Garhwal Rifles who refused to leave the post despite the orders of the high ups to withdraw.

The hero of the movie Avinash Dhyani who played Jaswant Singh in the movie n worked hard for three consecutive years extended his gratitude towards JSR production n Prasheel Rawat for considering his request n making,” 72 Hours,” Martyr who never died,” possible.

The movie has been block bustre in the cinema Halls of North Eastern States who consider Late Jaswant Singh Rawat as their real hero saying that had he not only fought the enemy forces so courageously n with valour finally for three days incessantly under most terrifying n unforseen circumstances but also sacrificed his precious life and today it’s because of his sacrifice that Arunachal Pradesh is with India and they are safe and sound.

The Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha office bearers Mohabbat Singh Rana, President, Pawan Maithani, General Secretary, Ajay Bisht, joint secretary n Sunil Negi, President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum etc felicitated the chief guests of the event Lt. General Mr. Rawat, Dr. Kusum Nautiyal, Colonel Nautiyal, classmate of late Jaswant Singh Rawat, Colonel Maithani n Kargil war Hero Colonel Chandri Patwal and the entire crew of the biopic with bouquets and momentoes.

The hall was jampacked who enjoyed the promo n songs screening on the ocassion. Several renowned bollywood actors are also acting in this film. The movie is likely to be screened in Delhi theatres shortly, however it is being screened in several theatres in Uttarakhand and other states of the country.
Jai Hind.

Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

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Monkey Menace: 14 day old snatched from a lactating mother and brutally killed by a monkey in Agra

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The terror of monkeys all over India, particularly in the religious places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra etc in Uttar Pradesh, in Rajasthan and Uttrakhand is increasing day by day and even the hospitals and VIP areas are not free of the monkey attacks.

In Uttarakhand monkeys have entered every village and house and are incessantly damaging agricultural produce. These monkeys in various religious spots, temples and tourist places snatch the belongings and the foodstuff of the visitors and on resistence even injure them grievously. There have been hundreds of instances of monkey attacks in the above mentioned states and foreign visitors n tourists too had been their incessant victims.

In Agra today a fourteen day old infant has been snatched by a monkey from a lactating mother from inside the house and was later on found killed after having been brutally injured. The news have sent terror wave all around the Runawat village of Arga where good number of people have already been injured due to increasing monkey attacks.

There have been no remedial action whatsoever from the administration’s side who are least bothered or interested to catch these dreaded monkeys who are on an attacking spree. According to news pouring in, the family and the mother of the 14 day old infant killed are badly terrorised and grief stricken due to the tragedy and foresee more such brutal monkey attacks in the future.

The expeditious multiplication of the monkey population in all the states of the country is a matter of great concern. Even the former president of India Dr. Pranav Mukerjee was not spared by these notorious monkeys when on one of his visits as president of India his spects were also snatched by these monkeys in Mathura despite so much of security.

Uttarakhand is the worst victim of monkey attacks who are literally entering houses in the villages and suburban cities n towns and creating havoc by destroying crops and injuring residents particularly children. Uttarakhand being the jungle state dominated by 73 % of trees the monkeys caught in hordes by the department’s concerned release them here thus allowing them to create havoc in this himalayan state.

It is high time that the concerned governmental agencies should expedite efforts to catch these troubling monkeys and keep them away from public places.

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Exceptional Buffalo YUVRAJ weighing 15 quintals fetches Rs 50 lakhs annually for its owner through sperms’ sale

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The Uttarakhand government’s Agricultural and Animal fair ( Krishi avom Pashu Mela) is a star attraction of Dehradun which has been organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandary of government of Uttarakhand at Parade ground Dehradun. It was inaugurated by the state’s Agriculture and Animal Husbandary minister Subodh Uniya.

The one of the grand attractions of this show is a highly glamourised Buffalo owned by Karamveer Singh of Kurukshetra Haryana. Known as Yuvaraj, a strong and extremely well built Yuvraj as he is known can be termed as a Super potent Buffalo. Why is he being counted in the catagory of a Super Buffalo is the fact that it is unique, different and outstanding from other buffaloes of Hayana as well as those living in other states or parts of the country.

Yuvraj’s maalik, proprietor Karamveer takes’ special care of him to maintain its physical credibility and as such is fed with 20 litres of milk, 10 kilograms of fruits especially turnip, apples, five kg worth of green fodder and a similar quantity of straw fodder on daily basis. Special care is taken to ensure that Yuvraj takes a twelve kilometre walk daily to keep the digestion in order and blood circulation active.

One would be surprised and shocked to know that this Super Buffalo ‘Yuvraj’ Is Worth Rs 13 Crore And earns Rs 50 Lakh A Year for his proprietor Selling Semen! According to “Yuvraj” this 10year-old buffalo …weighs 15 quintal and is 11.5 feet long and 5.8 feet tall.

According to senior journalist Dinesh Kandwal Yuvraj was the chief attraction of the Agriculture and Animal Fair hosted by the state government at Parade ground Dehradun.

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WOMEN KILLED IN DUGADDA, PAURI GARHWAL, UTTARAKHAND BY MANEATER TIGER/ LEOPARD

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Just yesterday i.e. on 12th August a man eater tiger/ leopard/ panther has yet again killed a women in the jungles of Gram Sabha Juva near Dugadda about 15 kilometres away from Kotdwar township of district Pauri Garhwal.

The ill fated woman had gone to the nearby forest with the cows for grazing and collect fodder. Wife of the local inhabitant of Surendra Singh had as usual gone woth the cows for grazing but a maneater who might be looking for human flesh pounced on her and grabbed her into the dense jungles badly mutilating her face and killing on the spot.

The local Patwari and the forest officials have already retrieved the dead body of the woman and send for postmortem.

The newsviewsnetwork have been writing on these diabolical maneater killings taking place in Uttarakhand since long and the posts of these maneater killings are also becoming viral on social media but the incumbent government seems to be least worried to counter these tragedies.

Just a few days ago there had been number of maneater killings in the Raivala area near Rishikesh and Dehradun where an incident of maneater kiling was caught on camera.

If one goes by the statistics of the forest department there have been lots of such maneater attacks and subsequent killings during the last six months though this dreaded menace is going on for several years.

In order to protect and preserve the wild life, especially the decreasing population of tigers, leopards and panters in the country and Uttarakhand forests the courts have put complete ban on killings of these predators.

It is believed that about 200 or more tigers/ leopards have been declared maneaters in Uttarakhand and the killings of human beings goes unabated to the shock of those living here.

The popular wild life parks Rajaji and Jim Corbett situated in Uttarakhand and in the global tourist maps entice lots of tourists every year to these parks for convenient viewing the these dreaded maneaters.

It is believed that these tigers/ leopards have been set free in the jungles who travel hundreds of miles every night in search of prey and not finding the animal prey go in search of human beings near the human settlements on roadsides or villages near the jungles. Once these animals taste the human blood their hunger for human prey increases manifold and this is what is happening in the hills of Uttarakhand in both Garhwal and Kumaon divisions.

Hundreds of children, women and senior citizens have so far become the prey of these maneaters. It may be recalled that in 1918 n onwards the Rudraprayag maneater killed more than 125 inhabitants of Garhwal and wss finallykilled by the then British hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who had during his stay in Nainital and Kaladhungi killed about 90 maneaters before 1947.

One Indian hunter Joy Ukeel has also killed the similar number of maneaters till now but of now avail. The maneater killings of human being is going unabated and people compelled to live indoors during evening hours apprehensive of the maneater attacks.

The former CM and present member of parliament from Haridwar has also raised his serious concern during the zero hour in Lok Sabha demanding immediate erection of electric wire fence around the jungles of Uttarakhand where maneaters are active and grant of adequate financial compensation including a government job to next of the kin of the deceased.

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A brave woman who fought the maneater should be recommended for president’s bravery award

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There is a news about a very brave woman of Srinagar Garhwal’s Gahard village namely Mamta Devi who was attacked by a maneater (leopard) while she was washing the clothes. Mamta, however, exhibited extraordinary courage and instead of being demoralised or terrorised put a brave fight with the predator and stoned him to death after repeated stoning as per the information of Vipin Pant an NGO activist.

This is undoubtedly an extraordinary act of outstanding bravery by a woman of immense courage who uncaring for her life bravely fought the maneater and stoned it to death. WOW.

She should be recommended for the President’s bravery award by the state government. The Uttarakhand Journalists Forum appeals to the chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat to take note of this incident of outstanding bravery of ahousewife and financially compensate and reward Mamta Devi of Gahard Gaon near Shrinagar Garhwal.

It’s infact disturbing to note that the dreaded incidents of leopard attacks in Garhwal and Kumaon divisions of Uttarakhand are on rapid increase with number of casualties on the rise and the government of the state literally doing nothing to ensure the safety of the human beings and initiating steps to capture these maneaters who are more than 150 in Uttarakhand, may be the number might have increased by now.

What is more disturbing is the fact that unlike in other forests these maneaters have now come nearer to human settlements in Uttarakhand and are constantly making the human’ their easy prey, ever third day. In just last one week several incidents of maneater attacks and subsequent casualties have come to our knowledge.

The situation now has come to such a sorry pass that the forest department and the wild life officers including the minister concerned should seriously work on this matter as maneater casualties have gone beyond control, in the Uttarakhand hills.

Since 2000 after achieving statehood about 600 people have lost their lives in the maneater, leopard attacks and about 31 hundred injured, many of them grievously.

This spree of attacks unfortunately in still on, rather more speedily. The lives of the people whose houses are on roadside, in isolated places and near the jungles have become completely vulnerable.

Maneaters are entering house compounds and grabbing human beings, literally dragging them to the nearby jungles thereafter, thus killing them on the spot without any fear or terror of human attack.

It is incumbent of the state government to come out with a concrete policy and plan of action on these casualties so that the maneaters are tranqualised and captured in cages or if need be killed, as humans are more important than tigers, we believe, if they are killing us so rampantly. What’s your take, friends?

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Facebook and volunteers of a social organisation helped in uniting an old woman to her family! Kudos

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The social networking site Facebook and whatsapp are extremely significant if used for good and healthy purposes, but has its ugly consequences as well if the users have ill conceived notions and intentions. There are cases of ugly nature happening when people are compelled to watch immoral, obnoxious and uncivilised material and pictures posted intentionally by notorious and disgruntled elements or hackers intruding into accounts of others to derive pivotal informations clandestinely.

But there are intellectuals, social activists, journalists and people with ethics who rightfully use this important via media for exchange of healthy and intellectual views seeking and providing significant information good for one and all. There have been lots of positive incidents that have happened due to facebook like delivering a particular group of blood to the needy, financially helping poor and hapless patients, providing job opportunities to the needy and even helping people and women in distress. This pivotal via media has also helped bringing issues of burning nature to the knowledge of the authorities concerned and simultaneously getting them resolved. Important and sensitive issues such as that of Jessica Lal murder, diabolical murder of Amit Kataria, gang rape and brutal murder of Nirbhaya of Vasant Vihar and Nazafgarh and Kathua rape and horrendous murder of a girl child also acknowledged tremendous momentum nationally through this important social networking sites finally leading to capital punishment to the guilty human beasts and stringent amendments in the laws of the land to severely punish the perpetraters of gruesome crime.

Just two days ago a great job could be executed successfully through the publicity of a missing illeterate old woman of Uttarakhand in Delhi who could finally been restored back to her family. According to BM Upreti of a social organisation of Uttarakhand in Delhi, Uttarakhand Lok Manch an old women probably in her eighties, namely Bhagwati Devi of Kumaon, Uttarakhand who was living in Sagarpur, Delhi for the last two months disappeared after she left the house alongwith her grandson. Since she was illeterate and new in Delhi, was completely unaware about anything, the addressand locality. Not well versed in Hindi she could’nt explain anything about the family and the address.

However, she was left at the Sagarpur, police station by someone. But the police was unable to locate the family as the address and other details of the family was unknown. The volunteers of Uttarakhand Lok Manch Prithvi Rawat and Vijay Gosain put her picture in the Facebook with a message to help locate her family. The message and the picture became viral and finally the Lok Manch’s dedicated team was able to restore the old woman back to her son from the Old Age Home where she was given refuge with the help of police authorities and Uttarakhand Lok Manch. After the ordeal of ten hours and the best possible efforts of the police and volunteers of the Uttarakhand Lok Manch particularly Prithvi Rawat and Vijay Gosain, it was finally the facebook post with the picture of the old woman that she could be united with her son, daughter in law and her grandson who were not only badly worried having searched all the nook and corners of the city but were also apprenhesive of her being met with some accident or UNHONEE.

Thanks Facebook, police and the social organisation Lok Munch and Prithvi Rawat n Vijay Gosain for this marvellous job of reuniting the old woman with her son n family. Let’s imbibe the positive efforts of these young men and help people in distress in future.

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