India political activist arrested for selling cow urine to combat virus

first_imgLast week, dozens of Hindu activists held a cow urine party in the capital New Delhi where they staged fire rituals and drank urine from earthen cups in order to fight the COVID-19.Critics have rejected the urine claims as quackery.A milk trader in the same state was arrested Tuesday for selling cow urine and dung and claiming they “would keep the novel coronavirus at bay”, senior police officer from Hooghly district Humayan Kabir told AFP.Kabir said the trader, Sheikh Masud, was selling cow urine at 500 Indian rupees (US$6.69) a liter and cow dung at 400 rupees a kilogram Masud, who hung a poster at his shop with the words “Drink cow urine to ward off coronavirus” told police he was inspired to sell the excrement after hearing about the Delhi party.AFP has sought comment from the Ministry of Health on whether cow dung and cow urine are effective in curing COVID-19.The World Health Organization in India has also been contacted for comment over the urine and dung claims.The government said Wednesday there have been 151 positive cases and three deaths from the virus in India, the world’s second-most populous country with 1.3 billion people.Most schools, entertainment facilities including cinemas, and even the iconic Taj Mahal have already been closed in India to try and stop the spread of the outbreak. An activist with India’s ruling party has been arrested after a volunteer fell ill from drinking cow urine at a party to combat the novel coronavirus, police said Wednesday, as interest grows in home remedies amid the pandemic.Narayan Chatterjee, a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, was arrested by West Bengal state police late Tuesday for “organizing the cow urine consumption event and compelling a civic volunteer to drink cow urine”, Kolkata police chief Anuj Sharma told AFP.”The civic volunteer fell sick on Tuesday and lodged a complaint with the police. The BJP activist was arrested on Tuesday night.” The president of BJP’s West Bengal branch told AFP Chatterjee’s arrest was “unfortunate”.”India is a democratic country. Everyone has the right to express his opinion,” Dilip Ghosh said.”It’s unfortunate that Chatterjee was arrested for expressing his opinion organizing the event. We don’t know if the civic volunteer was forced to drink cow urine.”Many in the Hindu-majority nation of 1.3 billion consider cows sacred and believe drinking cow urine is a panacea for all manner of ailments, from arthritis and asthma to cancer and diabetes.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Construction of Business Park in Berks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Construction of Business Park in Berks County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to construct a 170-acre business park in Berks County off the I-78 interchange at Exit 10, an economic development project that is anticipated to create 1,300 permanent jobs and 1,700 construction jobs.“A selection of pad-ready sites to choose from is an important component for businesses when they’re considering moving or expanding into another state,” said Governor Wolf. “This creation of this business park will help Berks County in attracting new businesses to the region.”Vesper at Berks, LLC, was approved for a $1 million grant to construct the West Run Business Park, a shovel-ready business park with nearly 1.8 million square feet of site pads. The $50 million project will include extending public roadways, widening and repaving township-owned roads, upgrading public water and sewer systems and electrical service, installing sidewalks and curbing, developing rain gardens and marsh plantings to enhance wetlands areas, and constructing a public bus transportation facility. The sites will be suitable for manufacturing and distribution facilities, and the location is expected to draw workers from Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Schuylkill, and Dauphin counties.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img August 27, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Ok, ok, get over it will ya. You…we… they can’t win them all. (yea I know, but we should have won that one) (Steelers vs. Denver…pay attention please!!!) Now here’s your New Years 2 for 1. Your always asked for Top 10 List combined with why the Steelers lost to Tee-Bow and The Boys. No. 10. Well first of all because of Tee-Bow. They under estimated him. But I told you didn’t I?No. 9. Ike Taylor had the worst game of his life. It happens!No. 8. We still have the worst offensive coordinator in the NFL.No. 7. Mike Wallace…all speed no fight.No. 6. James Harrison…a name not called the entire game.No. 5. Big Ben sacked 5 times and it had nothing to do with his ankle and everything to do with his O-Line.No. 4. Speaking of which, injuries were high and it does matter, even though it’s part of the game.No. 3. Further speaking of that, no Pouncey and no Mendenhall is a recipe for disaster.No. 2. Still no killer instinct. No desire to wipe out the opponent early. Where were the killer linebackers?No. 1. And the No. 1 reason they lost…the ghost of Hines Ward came back to haunt them. They did him wrong and it cost them in the end. Boo-Ya!!!:09 Do you know you can get a meal at Wendy’s for $3.00—burger .99 fries .99 drink .99, and it’s good. $3.00…I’m just saying! (my bad, back to sports, sometimes I get distracted):08 Speaking of distractions, and I was. For you ol school boys, did anybody ever notice that none of Ben Cartwright’s boys on Bonanza looked alike? Little Joe, Hoss and what’s his name. Who’s these baby’s mama’s. C’mon man!:07 Everybody’s always talking about Chuck Sanders. Chuck Sanders this, Chuck Sanders that. Well never mind Chuck Sanders, what about Garry White, the main man at the Savoy and his staff. They are second to none in the city. Get your butt down there and quit talking about it.:06 Kobe…Kobe…Kobe…four games in a row with 40 plus points. I told you his wrist was ok. When will you people listen to me?:05 The New England Pat’s will beat the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will upset the New York Giants. Take it to the bank, cash it, get your money and go!!!:04 All that I said about the Bow is good. But hey Timmy you played the master Tom Brady and you got jacked up!!!:03 Now and forever more the late great Lester Cain is now in “The Locker Room.” One of our all time great community leaders was always, always a nice guy, good person and a great friend to me and Champion Enterprises. Lester, now that I am reminded, we love ya man! Gone but not to be forgotten.:02 Hi…Hello…Hello…yea is this the correct number for Paula Patton! Oh yea, can you tell her Bill Neal’s on the phone? No, but who’s this? Ok, ok whatever, Robin can you tell her I need to speak with her right now? Hello…Hello…Hello…Hello.:01 I am telling everybody right here, right now that if you missed the Flow Band at the Champions New First Fridays do not miss the next show. Ladiesssss and Gentellllmen we are proud to present one of the greatest R & B groups in the United States…National Recording Artist—“Artistree”—Friday, Feb. 3 at The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville in the new J.T.’s Restaurant. $10 at the door, first come first seated, limited 200 seats, cash bar, cash kitchen, free parking 50/50 and prizes, photos on the spot and yes Chuck Sanders and The Fabulous Diamond Models will be there. Call for information 412-628-4846.~ Game Is Over ~last_img read more