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Asia’s richest man: China will be ‘increasingly isolated’ from world; India will be poverty-free by 2050

  • Gautam Adani, Asia’s richest person and the world’s second-richest billionaire, believes that China, which he said was the “foremost champion of globalization,” “will feel increasingly isolated” and find it difficult to bounce back.
  • Adani, the founder and chairperson of the Adani Group, made the comment during his keynote speech at the 20th Forbes Global CEO conference in Singapore on Tuesday.
  • Adani listed some factors he believed would impact China, including “Increasing nationalism, supply chain risk mitigation, and technology restrictions." The country’s Belt and Road initiative, a “demonstration of its global ambition,” might also face challenges as resistance continues.
  • “While I expect all these economies will readjust over time — and bounce back — the friction of the bounce-back looks far harder this time,” he said.

Indian billionaire and Asia’s richest person Gautam Adani expressed pessimism regarding China, saying the country “will feel increasingly isolated” as he remained optimistic about India’s future economy.

In his keynote speech at the 20th Forbes Global CEO conference in Singapore on Tuesday, Adani said he believes several factors would impact China’s economy, such as “Increasing nationalism, supply chain risk mitigation, and technology restrictions.”

Viral video of 15-year-old girl walking home naked after alleged sexual assault in India sparks outrage

  • A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by five men who took her to a forest in Moradabad, India, on Sept. 1.
  • The girl walked home naked for more than a mile on a busy road, where she was reportedly filmed by passers-by and pelted with stones. Surveillance footage of the girl has since been circulating online.
  • The incident has sparked outrage on social media, with the Moradabad police receiving backlash for their inactivity and “laid back” investigation of the case.
  • The teen’s parents claimed that their daughter has had mental disabilities since her childhood, and have since denied her allegations.
  • According to the police, rape was not confirmed in the medical examination of the girl.

A video circulating online of a 15-year-old girl in India walking home naked after being allegedly gang-raped has sparked online outrage towards the police’s “laid back” investigation.

The teen was reportedly returning home at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 1 after having gone to a fair with a friend when five men on bikes allegedly kidnapped her and took her to a forest in Saidpur Khadar, Moradabad. 

Viral video shows safari driver keeping his cool in the face of a charging elephant

angry elephant
  • A video of a disgruntled elephant charging a safari jeep has gone viral.
  • The incident allegedly occurred at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • In the video, the driver quickly puts the vehicle in reverse and drives backwards.
  • The elephant eventually walks away towards the forest.
  • The video, shared to Twitter on Thursday, has garnered over 291,900 views and 9,773 likes since being uploaded.

A video of an angry elephant charging a safari jeep full of tourists has gone viral.

The video, shared to Twitter by Indian Administrative Services officer Supriya Sahu, shows a male elephant trumpeting loudly as he charges towards a Mandira safari jeep. The driver puts the vehicle in reverse and quickly drives backwards to escape. 

Viral video of pet dog biting a boy in India as its owner does nothing sparks outrage

  • A video of a pet dog biting a young boy as its owner appears to do nothing in a residential building’s elevator in India has gone viral and sparked outrage.
  • The incident reportedly occurred at around 6 p.m. local time on Monday.
  • The boy’s father filed a complaint at the Nandgram police station, and the woman was handed a fine of 5,000 INR (approximately $62.79) by the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation.
  • An investigation is currently underway.

A video of a pet dog biting a young boy in India went viral and sparked outrage as the dog owner did nothing to help the child. 

In the viral CCTV footage, the dog can be seen jumping and biting the boy’s right leg inside of an elevator at the Rajnagar Extension Charms County Society in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. As the boy clutches his leg and hops on one foot in pain, the woman accompanying the dog stays still and does not bother to check on the child.

Indian man invents shoes that shoot blank rounds for women’s safety kit

  • An Indian man has created an innovative safety kit to help women feel safer while walking around the streets in India.
  • Shyam Chaurasia from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India has been showcasing his inventions found in several everyday accessories such as earrings and handbags to help keep women safe since 2020.
  • Chaurasia’s safety kit, which is not yet ready for public release, contains a handbag and a pair of heels that can fire blank rounds to scare off any attackers and help alert bystanders.
  • The Indian innovator has also invented a pair of earrings with a GPS tracker inside that can make emergency calls to the authorities, as well as a "lipstick gun" that can be connected to its user's smartphone via Bluetooth.
  • “In case the woman is in trouble or anyone tries anything and she is not able to use a mobile phone, she can press a button on the lipstick gun, which is linked to Bluetooth and it will immediately make a call to the 112 emergency number,” he told the South China Morning Post in January 2020.
  • As of July, the National Commission for Women reportedly received more than 17,000 complaints of crime against women in India.

An Indian man has created an innovative safety kit to help women feel safer while walking around the streets in India.

Shyam Chaurasia from the state of Uttar Pradesh in India has been showcasing his inventions found in several everyday accessories such as earrings and handbags to help keep women safe since 2020.

Campaign lets Indian men experience pain of menstrual cramps for the first time 

  • Congress party lawmaker Hibi Eden and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) recently launched the “Cup of Life” campaign, which lets Indian men briefly experience period cramps through a menstruation simulator.
  • As part of the campaign, organizers of the #Feelthepain movement are conducting simulations and distributing free menstrual cups to participants at colleges and shopping malls in the Indian state of Kerala.
  • Sharan Nair, a social media influencer who participated in the campaign, said of the experience: "That was really painful. I never want to experience that ever again."
  • Lawyer Sandra Sunny, one of the event organizers, said the simulator is the "easiest way" to promote positive attitudes toward menstruation, which remains a taboo topic in many parts of India.
  • "If you ask college boys directly what they know about period cramps, they'd be reluctant to talk,” she said. “But if you ask them… have they talked about periods with anyone, what makes them reluctant to talk about it – after using the simulator, they are more forthcoming."

An initiative to educate Indian men about the pain and discomfort of menstruation had participants screaming in agony in the Indian state of Kerala, one of the country’s most progressive states.

Organizers of a campaign called “Cup of Life” set up menstruation simulators at colleges and shopping malls in the district of Ernakulam to let men briefly experience period cramps. 

Indian women protest release of Hindu men who sexually assaulted pregnant Muslim woman

  • Dozens of women protested in New Delhi, India, on Thursday after a court ordered the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman and killed seven of her family members in 2002.
  • Activists at the protest held signs that read “Protecting rapists and penalizing victims” and “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” as they directed their outrage toward the state government.
  • “How can justice for any woman end like this?” the rape victim reportedly wrote in a statement released on Wednesday. “Give me back my right to live without fear and in peace.”

Dozens of women have spoken up against the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman in India in 2002.

Activists gathered in New Delhi to protest on Thursday after a court on Monday ordered the release of the Hindu men who sexually assaulted Bilkis Bano, a then-21-year-old pregnant Muslim woman, and killed seven of her family members.

Indian mother chops off boyfriend’s penis after catching him trying to sexually assault her daughter

  • A 36-year-old mother from Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in India allegedly chopped off her boyfriend’s penis after she caught him attempting to rape her daughter in their home.
  • The woman, whose name was not revealed, had purportedly just come home from work when she caught her boyfriend red-handed on Wednesday.
  • “I was working on the farm when the incident took place. Fortunately, I returned home in the nick of time and caught him red-handed,” the woman told Times of India.
  • “He even attacked me while I was trying to save my daughter so I brought a knife from the kitchen and chopped off his private parts to teach him a lesson,” she added. “ I have no regrets for what I did."
  • The man was reportedly booked under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
  • He was later transported to the city of Lucknow where he received “higher treatment.”

An Indian mother chopped off her boyfriend’s penis after she allegedly caught him attempting to rape her 14-year-old daughter.

The 36-year-old mother, whose name was not revealed, said she was coming home from work in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Wednesday when she caught her 32-year-old partner attempting to rape her daughter.

Teacher in India apologizes after video of him threatening to beat student over her BTS fandom goes viral

  • A video of a teacher in India has gone viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan. 
  • Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform “Physicswallah,” ridiculed a student after she asked in the live chat if any of her peers like BTS. 
  • In the video, which was posted on Monday, Mishra can be heard saying, “If you don’t eat food, BTS would not come to your house to feed you.”
  • He also says that if the student were not a girl, he would have grabbed her collar and slapped her so that she would not be able to say BTS.
  • ARMY was quick to condemn Mishra, who later posted an apology on his Instagram saying he took his comments too far.

A video of a teacher in India went viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan.

Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform Physicswallah, grew irate after a female student asked in a live chat if her peers like BTS, prompting many other students to respond. 

India confirms Asia’s first recorded monkeypox death

  • A 22-year-old man from Kerala, India, has reportedly died of monkeypox, making this the first fatality of the current outbreak in the country, as well as the first one in Asia and the fourth outside of Africa.
  • According to local officials, the 21 people who had prior contact with the unnamed man have been isolated and did not show any symptoms.
  • Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that the country has a total of eight infected individuals, five of whom have recently traveled abroad.
  • The young man’s death comes over a week after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency on July 23.
  • Last week, Spain reported two deaths related to the viral disease, while Brazil reported its first.
  • In the U.S., the current total number of recorded monkeypox cases has reached 5,811, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The current monkeypox outbreak has claimed its first death in India, its first death in Asia and its fourth death outside of Africa.

An unnamed 22-year-old man from Kerala state died from the viral disease on Saturday, as confirmed by health authorities on Monday.

Man in India decapitates wife over infidelity suspicions, then walks miles with her severed head

  • Nakaphodi Majhi, 55, allegedly decapitated his wife and walked over seven miles to the police station with her severed head in Odisha, India, on July 15.
  • Majhi reportedly suspected his wife Sachala Majhi of infidelity and murdered her by slitting her throat with a dagger during a heated argument.
  • Joranda Police arrested Majhi and registered a case against him. Police have also recovered the blood-stained weapon Majhi had used in the crime.
  • The investigation of the murder is currently ongoing.

A man allegedly decapitated his wife and walked over seven miles to the police station with her severed head in Odisha, India.

Nakaphodi Majhi, 55, reportedly suspected his wife Sachala Majhi of infidelity and murdered her by slitting her throat with a katuri, a sharp dagger, during a heated argument at around 3:30 a.m. on July 15 in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district.

India expected to have its second-ever female president in former teacher Draupadi Murmu

  • India is likely to have its second female president before the end of July as Draupadi Murmu, a 64-year-old candidate from the Santhal tribe of the eastern state of Odisha, is expected to receive more than 60% of the vote when the counting begins on Thursday.
  • Murmu is running under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and she is also expected to receive votes from other regional parties in state assemblies.
  • The BJP has chosen to endorse Murmu as a leader who will represent tribal communities from remote villages that are typically in need of proper educational facilities and healthcare.
  • Murmu, a former teacher, was a legislator in 2000 and 2009 and later became the first female governor of the eastern state of Jharkhand, a position she held from 2015 until 2021.
  • She is currently up against 84-year-old Yashwant Sinha, a former senior leader of the BJP who quit the party in 2018.
  • The winner of the presidential election will replace Dalit community leader Ram Nath Kovind, with the oathtaking set to take place on Monday.

India is likely to have its second female president before the end of July as candidate Draupadi Murmu is expected to receive more than 60 percent of the vote.

Indian lawmakers began the voting process on Monday. Political analysts believe that Murmu, a 64-year-old candidate from the Santhal tribe of the eastern state of Odisha, is likely to receive the majority of votes when the counting begins on Thursday.